View Full Version : Police: Assault, Robbery Investigated as Hate Crime

07-28-2013, 09:42 PM
Metropolitan Police are investigating a Saturday morning assault and robbery as a hate crime.

Police said a man, 28, from Bethesda, Md., was attacked in the 1700 block of Euclid Street, NW, in Adams Morgan. The victim said he was approached by three black males who kicked and punched him to the ground.

According the victim, one of the attackers yelled, “This is for Trayvon,” during the assault. The victim suffered lacerations to the face from the attack.

Police said the suspects took the man’s wallet and iPhone. The police report lists the incident as "robbery force violence, hate bias incident."

Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman on February, 2012, in Sanford, Florida. The verdict in the George Zimmerman trial sparked mixed reactions around the world after a jury of six women acquitted the former neighborhood watch volunteer in the shooting death of the unarmed black teenager.

Black people can't commit hate crimes, only white people can hate.

07-28-2013, 09:44 PM
Really need to follow this case. If it ends in a conviction, I think it will be a first.

07-28-2013, 10:06 PM
Really need to follow this case. If it ends in a conviction, I think it will be a first.

There's been quite a number of blacks successfully prosecuted for hate crimes.

FBI, Hate Crimes, 2011 OFFENDER STATISTICS (http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/hate-crime/2011/narratives/offenders)

The statistics for 2012 are partially there, but only partially compiled so far. Previous years, are available.

07-28-2013, 11:47 PM
now, B-W and W-B crimes of violence will be hate crimes. It's the latest fad.