Assault And Battery Cases For Hate Crimes Still Happening

In a perfect world, we'd like to believe that African-Americans, Mexicans, Asians, Caucasians and other races can get along well together  After all, the days of lynching are all over  We're past the era of harming other people just because they're of a different race  Are we, really?

White Guy Charged With Assault of Black Teenager

This has hate crime written all over it  This just shows that assault and battery cases for hate crimes still happen  Here's a 22 year old white guy, too young to witness the heydays of the KKK, picking out the only Black guy (a 16 year old teenager) out of 14 people to hit him with a coffee mug repeatedly  Donnivin Brown, the victim, said that he doesn't know Chase Lewis McClary and didn't have an idea why he assaulted him  But the witnesses may have an explanation.

While repeatedly hitting Brown, witnesses said that McClary kept on calling Brown with a racial epithet  I'm sure we all have a pretty good idea what that racial epithet was  The case is now being reviewed if it should be processed as a hate crime.

Now, Brown had two faults here  First, he's Black but he couldn't do anything about that  Second, he let his guard down  Once hit, he couldn't do anything about it as he was hit pretty solid  Be aware of your surroundings and be vigilant against threats so that you won't fall victim to hate crimes.

On that note, it's a wonder why McClary was able to do that much damage  What were the other 13 guys doing? If they knew basic hand to hand combat, they could have easily disabled McClary to prevent him from causing further damage  I guess they just have to list it as a what if  The question is, are you going to do something so that you won't fall victim to a hate crime?

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