3 Men Charged With Hate Crime After Beating up Interracial Couple

Attack caught on parking lot surveillance

It is unfortunate that in today’s society people are still offended by seeing interracial couples. What is even more unfortunate is when someone’s displeasure escalates into a physical reaction.

According to reports, this is what occurred to an interracial couple in California.

Three white men were prosecuted recently for beating the couple (a black woman and white man) without any provocation. The three men — Perry Sylvester Jackson, 27, Billy James Hammett, 28, and Anthony Merrell Tyler, 32, were charged with one count of conspiracy and two counts of beating the couple in 2011. The charges were backed by the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act.

Read more at The Sacramento Bee

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