The Trayvon Martin case has sparked violent outbursts from angry protestors on both sides of the fence. Unfortunately, the list of violent incidents continues to grow.
March 25-26: At least seven white people were attacked by mobs of black people in Grand Rapids, Michigan. / "The detective also told Jacob that he believed the media frenzy is what prompted the attacks."
April 5: A 78-year-old Ohio man said that he was the victim of a hate crime after a group of young black men attacked him while shouting, “This is for Trayvon.”
April 10: Police in Gainesville, FL investigated a “racially motivated” incident after several black men attacked a white man. The victim was punched in the face and was then struck several more times while he was on the ground. The attackers allegedly chanted, “Trayvon” before the attack.
April 25: An Alabama man was attacked by a mob of 20 black people in his home. The attackers used brass knuckles, pipes, paint cans, and other makeshift weapons to beat the victim. / "one of the assailants referenced Trayvon Martin during the attack."
April 26: A 15-year-old black male was charged with a hate crime for attacking and robbing white victims. Police say that the suspect pinned the victim, threatened him with a large tree branch, and then said, “Empty your pockets, white boy.” / "he was angry about the Trayvon Martin case."
July 14: Riots in Oakland, California turned violent when protestors threw rocks at reporters and policemen, causing an estimated $50,000 in property damage.
July 15: An eyewitness claims that a group of young black men assaulted a Hispanic man while shouting, “This is for Trayvon!” The eyewitness stated, "They were just yelling and calling him names as they ran after him, but once they were hitting him and after that they started yelling, ‘This is for Trayvon, [expletive].’”