Milwaukee Assault Victim Claims Suspects Cited Trayvon Martin During Attackby Gamino Law Offices on 07/19/13
Just days after a ‘not guilty’ verdict was reached in case of the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, a 34-year-old man who was the victim of a Milwaukee assault crime is claiming it was a hate crime related to the case.
Christopher Simpson, 34, of Wauwatosa, alleges he was beaten repeatedly on Sunday by a group of assailants for absolutely no reason – aside from racial differences. The victim claims he heard one of the attackers refer to the deceased teen during the assault, leading many to wonder if the incident was provoked by Martin’s death and the subsequent acquittal of shooter George Zimmerman.
Due to the controversial verdict in the Trayvon Martin case, many are taking to the streets to protest. There is a chance this particular assault could have been organized by a group of radical Martin supporters.
Simpson was attacked at around 7:30 p.m. Sunday night - one day after Zimmerman was acquitted. According to police reports, the victim claims he was punched in the back of the head, fell to the ground, and continued to be repeatedly punched and kicked.
The suspects fled the scene, and Simpson was taken to a hospital, where he was treated for injuries and later released.
Simpson, who is white, contends his attackers were a group of black teenagers who assaulted him because of the color of his skin. He claims one of the assailants said “This is for Trayvon Martin” as the group proceeded to assault him. A witness at the scene of the Milwaukee attack confirmed one of the assailants mentioned Martin’s name during the beating.
Ironically, the attackers stopped when a bystander, who was also black, intervened.
No arrests have been made but this wouldn’t be the first time an assault charge has rocked the Milwaukee community. Aggressive assault can cost a suspect years in prison, but with the help of a Milwaukee, Wisconsin criminal attorney, the best possible outcome will ensue.
If you were charged with a crime, contact our criminal defense attorneys in Milwaukee like Attorney Carlos Gamino today to protect your rights.