Police have arrested two teens who brutally attacked and robbed decorated Marine Christopher Marquez recently at a Washington, D.C. McDonald’s. However, it appears the two black teens will not be facing hate crime charges — despite the fact that race appeared to play a role in the targeting of Marquez.
Via Fox News Insider:
Two teens who were arrested for attacking a decorated Marine in Washington D.C. will not be facing hate crime charges – despite evoking race before beating and robbing him, said the veteran.
The male is being charged with aggravated assault, and the female with pickpocketing, said Marquez.
But the Marine hero says this doesn’t take into account his report that the teens had called him a racist, and asked him if “black lives matter.”
Surveillance footage shows the suspects knocking Marquez unconscious, before reportedly running away with his wallet.
“I believe that I should get the same type of protection as other people in this country,” the veteran told Brian Kilmeade.
“We all know that if this were the other way around, it would be considered a hate crime automatically.”
You may recall that Marquez served our country in the Marine Corps from 2003 to 2011 and was awarded the Bronze Star with combat distinguishing device for his actions in Fallujah, Iraq, on Nov. 12, 2004, when he refused to leave his mortally wounded team leader despite being under intense fire from an enemy machine gun, his award citation says.
Meanwhile, it appears this hero has been abandoned by the country he served.
Not only has the Obama administration been silent on this brutal attack, President Obama and Attorney General Loretta Lynch just last week welcomed Black Lives Matter representatives to the White House. They not only refuse to condemn this heinous attack done in the name of the Black Lives Matter movement, our so-called leaders have reinforced the “legitimacy” of the movement and its tactics by inviting them to the White House.
Now, we’re slapped with the hard truth that in Obama and Lynch’s America, Black Lives not only matter more than others, they apparently have an administration-endorsed license to hateful violence, with immunity from hate crime charges. Do we have any doubt that had Marquez been a black man beaten and robbed by white teens, the response from our administration would have been entirely different?
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]