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The name of Trayvon Martin was invoked again during an attack in Gainesville on Wednesday night by a group that police say stomped on a white man who was scuffling with a black robbery suspect on the Bo Diddley Community Plaza. The suspect, Carl Milton Babb, 50, had been released from prison earlier in the day after serving more than two years in prison for the same crime he is accused of committing Wednesday -- snatching a purse from a woman near the downtown plaza. According to a Gainesville Police Department arrest report, Babb approached a woman eating dinner at the Lunchbox on the plaza at about 8:50 p.m. and asked her for a light. When she said she didn't have one, Babb took off with her purse, which held her $500 cell phone, according to the report. The woman's dinner companion and another person took off after Babb. When her friend caught up with him, Babb punched him in the face and grabbed his hair, but he was able to keep Babb pinned down, according to the report. The scene attracted a crowd, and a number of people on the plaza approached Babb and the Good Samaritan, who tried to explain that Babb had just stolen his friend's purse. But they either didn't hear him or didn't care, as they circled in on the pair. GPD spokeswoman Cpl. Angelina Valuri said some members of the crowd shouted “Trayvon” and at least three of them began stomping on the hands of the woman's friend to force him to let go of Babb.
Originally posted by BrittanyLea
Is this odd? There are 3 separate threads right now about three different white men being beaten by black mobs?
Originally posted by Ausar
why are some of u posters mentioning jesse al and any other civil rights activist regarding this matter; it just sullies your garments and the persons you speak of since they were not part of the crime. willful ignorance of bigotry.