From Fox News:
Police, Officials Insist Attacks on Drivers Not Related to Juneteenth Celebrations
Police and organizers of Juneteenth events in two cities are insisting that attacks against drivers — one of which left an
On Tuesday, 40-year-old
"It doesn't seem to be a hate crime. It really seems to be a spontaneous act resulting from that collision with that child," said Austin Police Department Commander Harold Piatt. "We don't know if there were any words exchanged between the driver and the men to start with that escalated this to the assault."
"You just had a group of individuals that decided that they wanted to do something entirely different," said McArthur Weddle, president of
Video from a local news chopper, however, showed dozens of people immediately moving from the event to an attack on a car that left a 33-year-old man beaten.
To decode this lengthy article, which doesn't mention the words "black" or "African-American," you need to know that "Juneteenth" is a black pride celebration of June 19th, 1865 when the victorious Union Army declared Emancipation in