Two teens who were arrested for attacking a decorated Marine in Washington D.C. will not be facing hate crime charges – despite evoking race before beating and robbing him, said the veteran.
The male is being charged with aggravated assault, and the female with pickpocketing, said Marquez.
But the Marine hero says this doesn’t take into account his report that the teens had called him a racist, and asked him if “black lives matter.”
Surveillance footage shows the suspects knocking Marquez unconscious, before reportedly running away with his wallet.
“I believe that I should get the same type of protection as other people in this country,” the veteran told Brian Kilmeade.
“We all know that if this were the other way around, it would be considered a hate crime automatically.”