Macy's worker assaulted by black man
|Macy's worker assaulted by black man|
|Location||Macy's, Genesee Valley Center, 3341 S Linden Rd, Flint, MI 48507|
|Date||June 15, 2020|
|Victim||Unknown adult white male|
|Assailant||Damire Palmer, 18-year-old black adult female|
The unnamed victim asked for leniency in charging Palmer, resulting in him being charged as a juvenile and a plea agreement that avoids a felony.
Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton said "Nobody’s looking to hang felonies on young men. I never have and I never will. This was a bad crime though, and he has to face the consequences."
Black hate crime hoax
Early allegations spread by people such as black supremacist Tariq Nasheed alleged that the Macy's worker said a racial slur, but Macy's very quickly rejected that lie, and the attacker later admitted his brother made it up.
Donald Trump tweet
On June 22, one week after the attack, President Donald Trump on Twitter quote-retweeted a video of the incident with the message "Looks what’s going on here. Where are the protesters? Was this man arrested?"
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1275256115710885889?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 23, 2020</a>