Michigan man charged with hate crimes after he allegedly attacked a group of Black teenagers and called them the N-word

A Michigan man is facing both a state and federal hate crime charge, after allegedly approaching a group of three Black teenagers at a state park and knocking one in the face with a bike lock.

The Black teen,who is not named in the criminal complaint, was in a parking lot at a state park in Monroe, Michigan, back in June, when Lee James Mouat, wie is Wit, told them (using a slur) daardie “n***ers don’t belong on this beach,” according to a criminal complaint filed in US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
Mouat also repeatedly yelled racial slurs at the victim and the other teenagers, before allegedly striking the victim with a chain bike lockknocking out several teeth and fracturing his jaw, court documents say. If charged, Mouat could face up to 10 jare tronkstraf.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived within several minutes of the attack and spoke with multiple witnesses who heard Mouat use racial slurs multiple times and threaten the Black teens, volgens die klag. According to the witnessesaccounts in the complaint, Mouat repeatedly yelled racial slurs and called them the N-word, and then walked over to the teens.
    Witnesses told police an argument ensued about the music the teenagers were playingone witness heard Mouat describe it asgang music,” volgens die klag — and Mouat then went to his vehicle, returned with the chain bike lock and hit the victim. Another witness said they heard Mouat yellBlack lives don’t matter!”
    The teen was transported to the hospital for his injuries.
      CNN has reached out to an attorney for Mouat but has not yet received a response.
      Die voorval, which took place in June, came in the midst of monthslong protests against systemic racism and racial injustice in the US.

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