A young black man is currently clinging to life after being attacked in a racist "rage" in Seattle, Washington, according to the New York Daily News.
DeShawn Horne, 26, was about to enter a Lyft car requested by a white woman whose house he stayed at the night before when he was beaten to a pulp with an aluminum baseball bat in an unprovoked attack by the woman's brother. Horne met the woman at a club, and she invited him and another person back to her home in Auburn.
The suspect, 18-year-old Julian Tuimauga, told investigators that he fell "in a rage" because he thought Horne slept with his sister, according to the Daily News report. Police and relatives said that Tuimauga used racial slurs during the assault.
"This is what happens when you bring black people around here," Tuimauga allegedly said as he cracked the victim's skull.
Horne is in the intensive-care unit at Harborview Medical Center with a traumatic brain injury. If it wasn't for the Lyft driver calling 911 and recording cellphone video of Tuimauga using the n-word during the assault who knows what would've been the outcome of this tragedy.
Tuimauga has since been charged with first-degree assault and malicious harassment, the state's hate-crime statute, according to the Seattle Times. He remains in the King County Jail on $500,000 bail.
This isn't the first time something like this has happened under President Donald Trump's administration. Hate crimes have been on the rise ever since Trump was elected into office with Jewish people fearing for their safety with the bold resurgence of neo-Nazis and white supremacists, who Trump called "very fine people." And Muslims have to be on alert, as well as African Americans.
The president is supposed to keep all of America's citizens safe, not incite violence and divisiveness. Somehow, that's too much to ask.
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