As a decorated veteran was sitting and eating his meal, minding his own business at McDonald’s in the nation’s capitol, he was approached by a group of young black teens who asked him a question.
They approached the veteran and asked him whether he believed black lives matter. Not wanting any trouble, and recognizing the fact that he was highly outnumbered, the veteran, Chris Marquez, figured he would ignore them and continue eating, hoping they would simply go away. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case.
When Marquez did not respond to the question, the rowdy teens attacked first verbally, then physically.
Recounting what happened, WJLA reports that Marquez said, “They asked me if I believe that black lives matter.” He added, “I felt threatened and thought they were trying to intimidate me, so I figured I’m just going to keep to my food, eat my food, and hopefully they’ll leave me alone. And because I wasn’t responding back to them, they were calling me a racist.”
A decorated Marine veteran who served eight years in Iraq, Marquez doesn’t remember much about the attack after getting hit after he walked out of McDonalds. He said, “As soon as I walked out of the McDonald’s I got hit in the back of the head, or the side of the head. I just dropped to the ground, and he [the manager] says I looked unconscious.”
Marquez added that the attack brought back memories of the war.
In describing his injuries, Marquez shared, “My head really hurts. I get this sharp pain, straight down my face, and I haven’t really slept too well at all since it happened. I just want them to get caught, especially if they’re doing this to other people.”
The teens not only beat Marquez, they also stole his wallet and credit cards.
It looks like these thug teenagers were sending the message that life does not truly matter to them. What is important in their book is perpetuating the stereotype of black thuggery and thiefdom.