Police arrested a married couple who was seen on video attacking a vehicle with a shovel while screaming “Only white lives matter” and performing a Nazi salute during the incident.
Gregory and Rachel Howell, both 29, were charged with vandalism and hate crimes on Friday towards a Mexican woman and her black boyfriend for a road rage incident in Torrance, California.
A white couple are facing hate crime charges after they were filmed attacking a car with a shovel, screaming ‘only white lives matter’ and doing a Nazi salute in front of a Mexican woman and her black boyfriend on July 22nd.
The video shows the couple briefly returning to their truck before the man grabbed a shovel from the pickup’s bed and used it to smash the victims’ vehicle, damaging the driver’s side mirror.
A police report was filed about 10:50 a.m. the next day. The race of the victims was not immediately confirmed, Martinez said, but a Twitter user claiming to be related to the woman in the car said, and the video appears to confirm, that the man driving the vehicle that was attacked is Black.
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On my birthday JULY 22. 2020 I experience racism in a extremely traumatic way. Today on my 25th birthday I was a victim of racism and so was my boyfriend who is black. We were being harassed for miles . Until we came to a red light . When all this happened They hit the car . Cause damaged to his car . This happened on Artesia and Prairie around 10:23pm. We ended up getting away from there . We got there license plate . Please share ! This happened in the city of Torrance CA. LICENSE PLATE: 51922T2 UPDATE : NO ARREST HAS BEEN MADE . It’s been 10 days. UPDATE #2 : An ARREST was made July 31st. August 1st they were release out on bail. | | #RACISMh #Share #black lives matter #blmanhwa