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Los Angeles to Start Inquiry into Anti-semitic Activity in City

A Los Angeles City Council inquiry into the extent of anti-Semitic activity in the predominantly Jewish Fairfax neighborhood will begin here on March 22, it was announced today.

The Council’s Police, Fire and Civil Defense Committee asked for the investigation after testimony by witnesses to an egg-throwing and swastika-painting demonstration staged in the Fairfax area last November 22 by members of the Misfits of New York, a gang of Nazi-uniformed motorcyclists. The Pico Democratic Club also demanded a probe.

Four members of the “Misfits” were arrested after the near-riot and served 82-day jail terms. Former Police Chief Thad Brown has denied that the incident was part of any anti-Semitic “conspiracy.”

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