Doctoral student at Oregon State University is facing felony hate crime charges over his allegedly placing racist bumper stickers on cars, including two counts of criminal mischief and two counts of intimidation.
Oswalt and another person allegedly placed stickers with a racist slur on two cars belonging to social activists parked outside the First Alternative Natural Foods Co-Op.
He has previously been connected with racist writings and ravings. Oswart reportedly expressed hostile views about minorities and women in a student newspaper article.
He has been associated with white nationalist groups and allegedly is shown in pictures giving a Nazi salute.
Last July, Oswalt and three others were stopped by officers on the University of Oregon campus, according to a UO police report. The four men were distributing fliers saying “diversity means fewer white people” or other slogans. He has been arrested on a concealed weapons charge involving a stiletto knife but found not guilty later.