Mark Allen Bartlett Pulls A Gun On Black Teens Blocking Traffic To Protest Against Gun Violence

Miami Herald – The case of a white man yelling racial slurs after pulling a gun on black teenage protesters will be investigated as a potential hate crime, Miami’s top prosecutor said Tuesday. Mark Bartlett was arrested Monday evening for carrying a concealed weapon after wielding a gun and screaming at several young men participating in the “Bikes Up Guns Down” event in Miami’s Brickell area. The confrontation was captured on video by a member of the grass-roots activist group Dream Defenders. The jarring footage, posted to social media, began to go viral late Monday. The Hollywood resident could face upgraded charges, such as aggravated assault, that includes a “hate crime” enhancement that stiffens the sentence if convicted. Read more…

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