Iowa racist man, Randy Metcalf finally pays for hate crime after assaulting Lamarr Sandridge in 2015.
After almost a year, justice has finally been served to a Black man, Lamarr Sandridge, a victim of the hate crime.
According to the Washington Post, a federal judge has ruled that Randy Metcalf should serve a 10-year jail time for what he described as a “brutal and outrageous attack.” He is also entitled to a sum of $1,874.56 as restitution.
The incident occurred in 2015 at the Dubuque bar, situated in Iowa. In January last year, Metcalf got into an argument with some women at the bar and their friend, Lamarr Sandridge over a jukebox. The angry white supremacist yelled racist slurs at the Sandridge and bragged about his association with a prison gang.
The Justice Department further revealed that Metcalf publicly declared his hatred for Black people and even displayed a tattoo of the swastika which he had on his abdomen. He shouted in Sandridge’s face, “This is what I’m about.”
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Metcalf then proceeded to attack one of the women which necessitated Sandridge’s action to move to her rescue. A friend of Metcalf then moved in and started beating Sandridge. He beat him to till he was unconscious. Metcalf then started to kick and stamp Sandridge in the face; who at that time lay on the floor, cataleptic.
Not even the intervention of the bartender prevented Metcalf from carrying out his diabolic plan. He continued to kick the unconscious Black man who was bleeding profusely on the floor.
As a result of the assault, Sandridge suffered a broken orbital bone and multiple head injuries, whereas the woman had a fractured cheek bone.
Vanita Gupta, the Deputy Assistant Attorney General said in a statement, “This vicious attack threatened the most basic standards of human decency and dignity.” The Wednesday statement of Gupta who also doubles up as the head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division mentioned that “While no sentence, including this one, can undo the harm inflicted, it does send an unequivocal message that the Justice Department will vigorously prosecute hate crimes.”
This is really how disgusting racism can be. Metcalf fully deserves the term he got, but there should be much stiffer hate crime laws. While people in such situations are sent to prison for hate-motivated attacks nobody will understand that racism is a crime even without a battery.
Source: The Root