Violent Corvallis Neo-Nazi Strikes in Washington
A white supremacist reportedly from Corvallis, Daniel Delbert Dorson, has been arrested along with seven others for a violently racist attack in Lynnwood, WA. A group of Aryan Brotherhood members, a neo-Nazi gang, entered The Rec Room Bar and Grill on Saturday night and assaulted an African American DJ. They screamed racial slurs while punching and stomping on the victim, and one was quoted saying “We will find you, and we will kill you.”
The group of white supremacists included people from Illinois, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Washington, and Oregon. They were gathered in the area to celebrate the life of Robert Jay Matthews, who organized the murder of Jewish talk show host Alan Berg, and was killed on Dec 8, 1984 in a Whidbey Island shootout with authorities. Matthews was the leader of a white supremacist gang called “The Order.”
Dorson has served prison time for committing violence in the past. In July 2013, he attacked a 70 year-old man in Portland and made headlines across the state due to the viciousness of the attack.
Portland Outdoor Store owner Larry Allen had asked a group of homeless teenagers, including Dorson, to move so he could hose off the sidewalk in front of his business. Dorson responded by striking Allen in the head with a skateboard; Allen required 15 stitches and suffered from debilitating health after the attack. Dorson was apprehended some months later in Humboldt, CA, and was extradited back to Oregon to face the court. During the proceedings, Dorson refused to apologize to his victim, and told the court that he was “defending his own.” He was 18 years old at the time of the attack.
Dorson was not known to be a neo-Nazi at the time of the initial attack, so it is possible that he was indoctrinated by the Aryan Brotherhood in prison. The Aryan Brotherhood is a notorious prison gang and crime syndicate with its members estimated at 20,000 total both incarcerated and non-incarcerated. Many members on the outside become affiliated with the gang while in prison.
This story is developing and will be updated as we receive additional information.
By Jay Sharpe