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Two Men Charged over Racist Attack, Attempted Lynching of Indiana Activist Vauhxx Booker

HeadlineJul 20, 2020

In Indiana, two white men who were caught on camera attacking a Black man over Fourth of July weekend were charged Friday with battery, intimidation and other crimes. The men — Sean M. Purdy and Jerry Edward Cox II — were part of a group of five white men who pinned Vauhxx Booker to a tree, beat him and threatened to lynch him. Booker was able to escape their clutches after passersby intervened. Booker revealed last week he tested positive for COVID-19. His lawyer said his attackers spat on him and yelled in his face. Click here see our interview with Vauhxx Booker, human rights commissioner for Monroe County.

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