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Unusual Friendship Turns a Skinhead’s Life Around, by Eric Berger

26 Oct 2013|

When Barry Morrison and Frank Meeink first met in 1995, both men were anxious.

Morrison, the director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Philadelphia office, did not want Meeink to come to his office, not surprising given that Meeink, a former skinhead who had only recently been released from prison, had brutally beaten people in the past and regularly celebrated Hitler’s birthday.

But Meeink, who had served one year for kidnapping and beating a rival gang member, had been shaken by the Oklahoma City bombing and what hate could make people do and was looking to turn his life around. He told his entire story to an FBI agent, who advised him to contact the ADL.

To read the entire article go to the Jewish Exponent.