I received this text message tonight: "Confirmed neonazi initiation including random beatings of folks leaving queer hangouts. Spread the word and travel in packs."
A friend of mine received a similar text, adding that there have been 5 assaults in 5 days. I don't think anyone would spread false information on such a serious matter, but I need some details! I have not previously heard of the queer community being targeted, or a specific incident on any confrontations or beatings. The only information I can find is an allegation on qpdx.com.
Obviously someone is certain that this incident is linked to a neo-nazi group in Portland, but how did they make the connection? Again, I'm not questioning the legitimacy of this statement - I simply wish to understand how this conclusion was reached.