Saturday, October 9, 2010

Jury in Shenandoah [PA] hate crime case hears racist music

Derrick Donchak, one of two men charged with federal hate crimes in the beating death of an illegal Mexican immigrant, often wore a "Border Patrol" T-shirt and listened to "racist music" when he drove around Shenandoah, one of his high school friends testified Friday in federal court in Scranton.

As federal prosecutors continued to lay out evidence racial hate was behind the murder of Luis Eduardo Ramirez Zavala, they played the song "The White Man Marches On," whose lyrics glorify violence against minorities. It was a song Mr. Donchak apparently knew well.

"He'd sing along with it," said Colin Walsh, 19. "He really didn't like Hispanics."

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