Racist assault caught on camera: 'Get a noose'
Witnesses rush to aid Black man as he's attacked by a group threatening to lynch him at Indiana's Lake Monroe. (Video courtesy WTHR)
as Chair, the Monroe County Affordable Housing Commission and a member of the Monroe County Human Rights Commission. Box Booker has experienced racism before, but not like this. When you have people's hands around your neck and you hear them, you to get a news. Suddenly racism takes on a whole different meaning. He and a group of friends that hike to watch the eclipse near Lake Monroe Saturday night. I wasn't on private property, but even if I was, it would still be inexcusable for someone to attack me for five minutes, pin me down on, threatened to, uh, get a news. Wow, I was pending. It's a tree. Fortunately for Booker, many bystanders decided not to stand by. I do feel like they saved my life, but it wasn't just because they will buy standards. It's because they decided to be more than bystanders. They decided that they weren't just going toe watch me be smothered or choked to death that they were going to intervene. Some decided to take video with their cell phones, which they have granted Booker permission to use on his Facebook page. Even Mawr. We're offering their support for him on Monday to stand up like that in the face of injustice can be a a very lonely place to stand. And so for him to know that there's other people standing with him, I think it important. There's nothing that could be more reminiscent of the troubled history of America. Then on the Fourth of July, Ah, human rights commissioner being assaulted and almost lynched and blood daylight. Booker says he'd like to see the men involved in this arrested, but more importantly, he believes there needs to be a change in the system. Thes men felt that they could Kid grabbed me and potentially lynch me because we have a system that doesn't hold folks accountable for being racist. Go, please let him go.