A college student from the Bronx has been charged with a felony hate crime upstate after smashing a plate over the head of a white man who was sitting at a diner with a black man, police said.
Justin Tavarez, 19, a sophomore at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, became incensed when the two men sat down near him at Compton's Restaurant in Saratoga Springs about 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, authorities said.
Three fellow Skidmore students - two of them from New York City - joined in the attack on the white man while his black dining companion was in the bathroom, police said.
"They were expressing their displeasure at the two of them dining together," said Lt. Gregory Veitch of the Saratoga Springs police. "They started making racially derogatory comments to both of them and that escalated into the attack."
After Tavarez bashed the man with a plate, Tavarez's three friends punched and kicked the victim as he lay on the floor, police said.
The victim's friend and diner employees managed to pull away the attackers - all of whom were black or Latino - and police nabbed the students, authorities said.
The victim received stitches for a deep cut to his head at a local hospital and was released, cops said.
Tavarez admitted the assault to police, the Albany Times Union reported. "Yeah, so I hit him with the plate ... fine, so what?" Tavarez told cops. "It's not like if he had the chance he wouldn't have hit me with a plate."
Tavarez's family claims he acted in self-defense.
"I know my son is not a racist," said Tavarez's mother, Judy Cabrera, 42. "He's trying to better himself and get a good education."
Of course no mother would say their child would do anything wrong. Kicking a man while down on the ground is self defense? I'm sure he will get off with a much lighter sentence than a white man would in this same situation. Black racism against whites is far more acceptable and justifiable by the liberals and their media puppets. After all whites have held down minorities for hundreds of years, right? NOT!!
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