Eight whites are seized in race war plot Accused of plans to kill blacks

July 16, 1993|By Los Angeles Daily News

LOS ANGELES -- Eight people have been accused of a white supremacist plot to incite a race war by bombing a South Central Los Angeles church and killing Rodney King and other blacks.

During raids across Southern California yesterday, federal agents and police arrested six adults and two juveniles and seized machine guns, pipe bomb parts and Nazi paraphernalia, including a picture of Adolf Hitler.

Besides Mr. King, authorities say the group also plotted to assassinate other prominent blacks, among them Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, New York City activist the Rev. Al Sharpton, heads of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and Urban League and rap music stars.

Charlie Parsons, special agent in charge of the FBI's Los Angeles office, said the suspects wanted to "help start a race war. That was their motivation."

The arrests culminated "one of the most successful infiltrations of white supremacists to date," U.S. Attorney Terree A. Bowers said.

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