An African-American man, who was assaulted during a Donald Trump rally, is seeking to file hate crime charges. Mercutio Southall attended Trump’s Presidential rally in Birmingham, Alabama on November 21 when he was violently escorted out after he shouted chants during the rally. Southall says that after he was violently escorted out of the rally, he suffered a concussion. In a letter to the Daily Beast, Southall criticizes the lack of investigation by Birmingham police.
Through his lawyers, Southall says that the Birmingham cops that were in attendance during the rally did nothing. Lt. Sean Edwards, a spokesperson for the Birmingham police department, says that Southall is well-known for his antics, and that they will not pursue “hate crime” charges in the investigation.
Southall and his lawyers are preparing to meet with the Birmingham Police department to discuss the charges.