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The Region : Pair Accused of Harassing Black Family

A federal grand jury accused a San Diego father and son of driving a black family from their neighborhood through racial harassment that included burning a cross on their lawn. Michael Eugene Maas, 27, and his father, Earl Matthew Maas, 51, were indicted on civil rights violations and tampering with witnesses against them in actions including the cross burning, sending hate mail and setting fire to a truck belonging to a black couple who moved into the neighborhood with their 10-year-old son.


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