Man Assaulted On St. Louis MetroLink For Refusing To Talk About Michael Brown Case

By Desire Thompson

Police are on the lookout for two men who assaulted a passenger on a St. Louis train for refusing to speak about the Michael Brown case, the New York Daily News reports.

The incident took place last Monday evening when David Autry was riding the MetroLink train home. He was approached by a group of men who were talking about Brown, the unarmed teenager shot and killed by former officer Darren Wilson last year. The case prompted a national eruption of demonstrations and protests in Ferguson and influenced the outcry of other police killings in 2014.

When Autry declined to comment on the case, one of the men (seen on the video wearing a red shirt) punched him several times. A man in a gray coat also punched him before jumping out of the train.

Autry says he’s happy there’s footage showing the fight, but is disappointed no one tried to stop it from happening.

“I think it was disgusting that no one (helped),” he told the station. “People were sort of laughing and smiling about it. No one offered to help and no one attempted to call 911.”

Surveillance footage also caught two clear images of …read more

Source:: Black America Web

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