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'Racist' held in threats to students
Self-proclaimed white supremacist charged after claims of harassment at Newark Memorial high
By Ben Aguirre Jr., STAFF WRITER
Inside Bay Area
FREMONT — A self-proclaimed white supremacist who has the word "racist" and an image of a swastika tattooed on his face was charged Monday with several felonies after two black Newark Memorial High School students said he threatened to kill them.
New Jersey resident Joshua Michael Steever, 26, was being held Monday at Santa Rita county jail in Dublin in lieu of $36,000 bail after prosecutors charged him earlier in the day with having a weapon on school grounds, making criminal threats and brandishing a deadly weapon, court records show.
The charges could be amended to include hate-crime enhancements as early as today, when Steever is expected back at the Fremont Hall of Justice.
Steever, who police said has been in the area since June 3 visiting a girlfriend, was at Newark Memorial on Thursday with his female companion picking up her yearbook when he was arrested after he used racial slurs toward at least two students, then threatened to kill them with a knife, Deputy District Attorney Mark Melton said.
Before that incident, Steever was involved in at least one other altercation in which he allegedly made threats toward another student, who apparently is of East Indian descent, court records show.
Steever, who was held at Fremont city jail over the weekend, appeared in court Monday afternoon with a shaved head and clad in a short-sleeved white
T-shirt. He had the word "racist" — with devil's horns stemming from the "r" — tattooed on his forehead and a swastika inked under his right eye.
He also has dozens of racially charged tattoos — including neo-Nazi symbols such as swastikas, a triskele, eagles and iron crosses — on his arms and neck. Pictures taken by police after the arrest also show Steever has an even larger swastika and eagle on his chest, plus the image of a man holding a gun emblazoned on his back with two slogans expressing his hatred toward blacks.
Authorities also reportedly recovered several business card-style propaganda items expressing white power and praising the Ku Klux Klan.