Post by Janelle Harris In the grand tradition of an eye for an eye, an 18-year-old black man is being charged with a hate crime after he allegedly attacked a white guy in a Chicago suburb, supposedly because he was angry about the Trayvon Martin case. Police say Alton Hayes III ran up on his victim, who is 19, threatened him with a tree branch, and demanded “empty your pockets, white boy” before rifling through his belongings.
The death of teenager Trayvon Martin has sparked racial violence nationwide, including in Chicago where an 18-year-old charged with a hate crime told authorities he attacked his victim because he was angry about the highly-charged F... Read Post
A white woman who knocked down a black singer onstage after he dedicated a song to slain teen Trayvon Martin has avoided a hate crime charge and has instead been charged with assault and abuse. Lester Chambers, 73, the ex-lead singe... Read Post