Hate Crime? White California Marine Allegedly Attacked After Zimmerman Verdict

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A post in an online forum that details an incident where a white Marine was allegedly beaten, stabbed and robbed in California after the George Zimmerman verdict was announced has started to make its way across the Internet. The San Bernardino Sheriff’s Office is treating the attack as if it was gang violence, but it sounds as if one of the Marine’s parents feels like the attack was a racially motivated hate crime.

A portion of the post, from, is below - see what you think:

On the morning of the 14th (Sunday) my step son, a Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corps , was out with two other friends off base in 29 Palms CA.  One was a Marine the other a Civilian.  Steven and the other Marine are both white, and they're mutual friend is black.  The three men observed a large group (15-20) African American males walking down the street making a lot of noise, shouting, causing a scene.  Many were carrying weapons, ie...batons, and at least one tire iron.

The mob notices the three men sitting on the porch smoking and talking and proceeded to make they're way up the drive.  At this point Steven, the other Marine and their civilian friend told them to leave.  The mob attacked the other Marine first.  Steven, seeing his friend being assaulted attempted to intervene.  Stevens black friend also stepped in demanding they stop.  The mob ignored Stevens black friend and attacked Steven instead.  They struck him in the head with a tire iron, punched him repeatedly, kicked him repeatedly and then stabbed him in the right side of his chest.  Once they had him on the ground and unconscious they continued to beat him.  The other Marine was able to get away while Steven was eventually robbed while he lay helpless and unable to defend himself. 

The police did arrive along with an ambulance to transport Steven to the Desert Palms hospital where he received multiple stitches, and staples to his chest and head.  It should be noted that the mob that attacked Steven was composed entirely of black men, 15 to 20 of them.  At no time did they attack Stevens black friend.  All this took place Sunday the 14th following the George Zimmerman verdict. 

A photo of the allegedly beaten white Marine was posted with an article about the incident on Before It’s News.

The stepfather ended his post by saying, “I hope this helps.  Spread the word.  It appears that whites can not be victims of hate crimes only commit them.” Melvin Peters, 23, was reportedly arrested in connection to the crime, The Inquisitr reported.

Sources: The Inquisitr, Before It’s News