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Waretown Man Charged with New Year's Eve Hate Crime

Indictment notes that Waretown resident and East Windsor man drove to Sayreville specifically to assault non-Caucasian individuals.

A 31-year-old Waretown man has been arrested and charged in connection with a hate crime that occurred last New Year's Eve in Sayreville.

Federal agents arrested Christopher Ising this morning on an indictment that charges him with conspiracy to commit a hate crime, as well as the actual commission of a hate crime assault, in violation of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Prevention Act. 

Ising, a purported member of the white supremacist organization known as the “Atlantic City Skins,” is scheduled to make his initial court appearance later today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Cathy L. Waldor, in Newark federal court, according to a statement from U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman.

Michal Gunar, 27, of East Windsor, was also named in the indictment. Gunar is an alleged member of another New Jersey-based white supremacist group known as the “Aryan Terror Brigade.”

The New Year’s Eve assault involved three Middle Eastern men in Sayreville.   

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in federal court, on Dec. 31, 2011, Ising allegedly hosted a New Year’s Eve “meet and greet” white supremacist event at his former residence in East Brunswick.

According to the indictment, at 11:30 p.m., Ising and Gunar allegedly drove to an apartment complex in Sayreville, with the purpose of assaulting random, non-Caucasian individuals.

While at the complex, the defendants allegedly located and attacked three Middle Eastern men, shouting anti-Arab slurs, brandishing a knife, utilizing brass knuckles and injuring two of the victims.

A call to the Federal Public Defender's office regarding the indictment was not immediately returned. 

read bull December 18, 2012 at 07:24 PM
must be either the ones on 9 or winding woods
Randy Butternubs December 18, 2012 at 07:35 PM
why are they driving to Sayreville to find people to hassle? They should just stay in Waretown where everyone's white.
Colleen Platt December 18, 2012 at 09:42 PM
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Fedup December 18, 2012 at 11:29 PM
He probably met those people when he was in jail for 8-10 yrs for assault.
Fedup December 18, 2012 at 11:32 PM
They were looking for non-Caucasian individuals, just to beat up for fun.
barbara December 19, 2012 at 01:20 AM
horrible, sick people out there.......lock him up for the rest of his life.
rational thinker December 19, 2012 at 02:53 PM
I wish I knew Chris would turn out this way when i was in middle school . I would have made his life difficult back then .why do people think they are better then others because of their skin color or nationality . Values morals and principals people ! That's how to judge ones character . anyone who dates a white supremacist are white trash too: )
rational thinker December 19, 2012 at 03:06 PM
Any punk white boy that goes to prison scared and comes out a tough violent white supremacist is weak ! Stand on your own two feet that's saying something not neo nazi hate groups that you have to join in order to survive . Coward !
Amber December 19, 2012 at 03:29 PM
You have to remember that he has been charged and not convicted. What happened to innocent until proven guilty?
rational thinker December 19, 2012 at 03:45 PM
This isn't your world biggot your only living in it .
jerseygirl December 19, 2012 at 06:18 PM
I could have told ya he would have turned out this way in middle school,I've known him since then and he's done nothing but go with the flow. No big surprise that he went to prison and no surprise that he came out worse then when he went in. Some people will never change and never learn their lesson
exlaceyresident December 21, 2012 at 07:18 PM
You guys sure are quick to judge someone for being judgemental. Say what you want about Chris. I don't support his views either, but politics aside, he is a loyal and caring friend and father and, despite the numbers of fair-weather friends who comment on Patch, he'll be missed by many who enjoyed his unique sense of humor, spontaneity, and loving nature.
rational thinker December 21, 2012 at 11:25 PM
@ ex laceyresident / Really ? loving nature . Your a sicko also
rational thinker December 22, 2012 at 06:59 AM
@ Ex laceyresident /Loving nature ? really? maybe you didn't read the article or you just didn't retain the information . He attacked middle eastern men with brass knuckles while brandishing a knife ( pffff ) ha ha lol LOVING NATURE . You must be thinking of someone else .
exlaceyresident January 15, 2013 at 07:38 PM
I didn't stutter, and I meant every word. Unlike yourself, I haven't dumped everyone in my life who's made a mistake. If I had, I might be more inclined troll Lacey patch looking for a way to elevate my done-nothing life above everyone else. Hope you feel good about yourself because you're not the worst person on the planet, moron. Way to emphasize your many talents. So, yes, a damn good friend, and hilarious to boot. Also, he didn't have a knife, learn to read.
kill February 15, 2013 at 06:49 PM
Lets not forget the first time he went to prison for beating a girl half to death and hes not a father!
Fed up March 19, 2013 at 11:11 PM
How about when he left the girl on Lacey Rd for dead, or do you think thats hilarious also. Remember he hit her in the head with a crow bar......not so funny !!!


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