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By: Keith Klein (Photo Credit: New York Times)
The FBI is investigating the reported assault of a Black man by a group of white men at Monroe Lake. Vauhxx Booker, a member of the Monroe County Human Rights Commission, said the men pinned him against a tree, shouted racial slurs and one of them threatened to “get a noose” at the Lake over the Fourth of July weekend. The assault was captured on cell phone video by Booker’s acquaintances.
Booker’s attorney, Katherine Liell, said the FBI was questioning witnesses and that charging decisions could be made soon.
“We want this investigated as a hate crime. It was clearly racially motivated,” Liell said.[Read more…] about WGCL News — FBI Investigating Incident at Lake Monroe