‘This Is For Trayvon Martin’: Robbery Being Investigated As Hate Crime
According to the D.C. police, a robbery over the weekend in Adams Morgan, a diverse and popular area of Washington, D.C., is being investigated as a potential hate crime after one of the assailants reportedly invoked Trayvon Martin during the incident.
Authorities say three black men approached a white man on Saturday and mugged him, kicking him and stealing his iPhone. During the robbery, one of the men allegedly said, “This is for Trayvon Martin.”
The man suffered some minor injuries, but apparently did not accept medical treatment. Though no arrests have been made, authorities are investigating the matter as a potential hate crime.
The robbery comes two weeks after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, which ignited a firestorm of debate over race, and led some to believe that the verdict would be followed by riots.
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