Police arrested two teens in the brutal attack on decorated Marine Christopher Marquez outside a McDonald's in Washington D.C. What is upsetting to many following this story is that these two "Black Lives Matter" teens will not be charged with a hate crime.
Those lack of charges come despite Marquez's claims it was a racially-charged incident and despite the fact the teens evoked race before beating and robbing him.
Just after the attack Marquez told The Daily Caller News, “I believe this was a hate crime and I was targeted because of my skin color. Too many of these types of attacks have been happening against white people by members of the black community and the majority of the main stream media refuses to report on it.”
After learning his attackers would not be charged with a hate crime, Marquez told Fox News, "I believe that I should get the same type of protection as other people in this country as well," Marquez said. "And we all know if this was the other way around, it would be considered a hate crime automatically. And it was a hate crime because they did target me because of my skin color."
According to reports a male and female have been charged in the attack on the Marine veteran. A third suspect has been identified and police are looking for that suspect.
Police confirmed, a 17-year-old boy has been charged with aggravated assault and a 17-year-old girl has been charged with robbery. Neither teen, however, is facing hate crime charges.
As we reported when the story broke, when Marquez left the restaurant, several members of the group attacked him.
Surveillance video of the assault shows one individual walk up close behind Marquez and bash him in the back of the head, immediately knocking him to the sidewalk. Other members of the group appear to kick Marquez before someone tears his wallet from his pants.
“It was a hate crime,” said Marquez, who was treated for head trauma at George Washington University Hospital. “They targeted me because of my skin color.”
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