Ohio man's beating by bored teens sparks 2 rallies

3:14 PM, Aug 24, 2012   |    comments
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NORTH COLLEGE HILL, Ohio --  The brutal beating of a man by a group of young teenagers who said they did it because they were bored has shaken the Cincinnati suburb of North College Hill and drawn unwanted attention in the form of a group of self-described white separatists.

Five members of the National Alliance, considered by the Southern Poverty Law Center to be a neo-Nazi organization, held a "solidarity" rally Friday on a main thoroughfare of the small, quiet, blue-collar community.

They called on white people to speak out about the Aug. 11 beating of Pat Mahaney, a 45-year-old white man. Six black teens are charged with felonious assault and aggravated rioting in the beating.

Police do not suspect race was a motive. They say the teens reported beating Mahaney because they were bored.

 

 
AMANDA LEE MYERS
Associated Press

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