Recently an incident that has become quite popular in the news is the black man has condemned charges over the alleged and has made the race attack. Vaux Booker, the black origin man, has alleged two white men who have threatened to lynch him is charged with the assault. What is the case?
In the recent statement, Sonia Leerkamp, the special prosecutor for Monroe County, said to BBC that “Mr Booker is presumed innocent of any charges that have been filed. That being said, unlike Mr Booker, I am ethically restrained from commenting on the evidence before its presentation at trial. However, I am doing my best to apply the law to the facts and follow the principle that we are a nation of laws, not men.”
Even it is also seen that this black man told to the news conference outside the courthouse in Bloomington, Indiana that he would like to fight the allegation charges. Criticising this move, Vauhxx Booker also reported that he had been charged with his own attempted lynching. He also said that the white men had threatened to get the noose out of the scene while attacking him at the gathering held in July 2020.
You can get the partial video of this incident viral on various social media platforms, and two men were later charged with the assault. But a year after this particular event, prosecutors in Monroe County have now backed charged Mr Booker against the civil rights case with the felony assault and the misdemeanour trespassing over the same event. As Booker declared on Monday, “There’s nothing more American than charging a black man in his own attempted lynching”.
He is now ready to fight the charges that the prosecutor has put on him. However, he also added that “I don’t care if they want to drag me back to the hanging tree itself.”
The lawyer of Mr Booker, Katharine Liell, denotes these charges as unprecedented. She also told at the conference that,” I have never seen a special prosecutor open a new case and file charges a year later,”
Mr Booker said that the legal team believes that the charges will be stemmed from the refusal to get engaged with the mediation with the two white men against whom he put the charges. He told the reporters that he has refused to take the mediations, as it would have meant signing a confidential agreement and dismissing all the charges against the two white men.
Further, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People or NAACP said that the charges were racially made. Mr Boker himself is a member of the Monroe County Human Rights Commission, and he and his friends gathered to see the lunar eclipse at Lake Monroe on 4th July 2020, where they faced a man who wore a hat emblazoned with the Confederate Flag who told them that they were standing in the private property.
This incident highlighted the racial tensions in the United States after the African American Black person George Floyd in Minneapolis.