An African-American man yelled “black lives matter” before stabbing his white victim and now faces attempted 1st degree murder and hate crime charges, according to police in Aurora, Colorado.
The incident occurred on Tuesday night near East Alameda Avenue and South Sable Boulevard when 30-year-old Steve Sinclair approached 29-year-old Michael Conner and told him, “I’m going to kill you and your dog.”
Conner tried to run away and defend himself with a stick.
“An arrest affidavit says Sinclair used a knife to stab 29-year-old Michael Conner who was transported to the hospital for his injuries and a collapsed lung,” reports 9News.
“Conner, a white male, told police while at the hospital that Sinclair, a Black male, shouted “Black lives matter!” prior to stabbing him, according to the report.”
After police arrived, Sinclair continued yelling “black lives matter” while also telling officers “I stabbed him, I’m a psychopath,” before refusing to sit down and insisting that officers shoot him.
Sinclair is being held at Arapahoe County Jail and faces charges of first-degree murder and bias-motivated crime.
We have highlighted several other attacks in recent weeks that were apparently motivated by Black Lives Matter rhetoric.
Another man in Portland was kicked in the head and knocked unconscious after trying to protect a person from being robbed.
Earlier this week, a gang of three men fired shots from their vehicle at a group of Trump supporters during a political rally in Charlotte.
Last week, a former city councilman who had a Trump/Pence sign in his yard was murdered in his home, although police claimed the killing was “random.”
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