Man allegedly yelled ‘black lives don’t matter’ before attacking black teen

Man allegedly yelled ‘black lives don’t matter’ before attacking black teen


A Michigan man accused of attacking a black teen with a bike lock and yelling “black lives don’t matter” has been charged with a federal hate crime, authorities said.

Lee MouatMonroe County Sheriff’s Office

Lee Mouat, 42, of Newport, allegedly attacked Devin Freelon Jr., 18, with a bike lock on June 6 at Sterling State Park in Monroe, where he confronted the teen and two friends, telling them “n—-s don’t belong on this beach,” a criminal complaint obtained by NBC News shows.

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Witnesses said Mouat, who is white, threatened to “bash” the three teens’ heads if they didn’t turn their music down and called them “monsters” while threatening to hit them with a cooler if one of them said something to him, according to the complaint.

Freelon and his friends then started yelling back at Mouat, prompting him to walk to his car to grab a bike lock, which he then used to assault Freelon, hitting him in the

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