Monday, July 21, 2014

Trial to begin in racially motivated mob attack in Louisville

Hate CrimesTrial to begin in racially motivated mob attack in Louisville

In just a matter of weeks, a man beaten and robbed in an area park will come face to face with one of the men he says attacked him.
According to police, the suspect was a juvenile at the time. But, the courts said Brejon Ford will now be tried as an adult when he goes to trial Sept. 9.
It was at Okolona Park on April 12, 2013, when he went for a walk. He said the park was empty around 5 that evening when a group of young, black men were making their way to him.
“They were yelling ‘honky’ and ‘white boy,’ ‘cracker’ and ‘white trash,’” said Rountree.
He was beaten and knocked unconscious; doctors later discovered bleeding on the brain. The group, Rountree said, took his two cellphones and the $22 he had in his pocket.
“I believe they might have thought I looked like I was an easy target because I’m white, because they were calling me racial names,” said Rountree.

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