From the New York Daily News:
A 32-year-old Marine was beaten by a group of men outside of a Mississippi restaurant after he was warned it wasn't safe for white people in the wake of the Michael Brown killing in Missouri, the serviceman's friend claims.The Clarion-Ledger is reporting that the FBI is assisting local authorities. It also directly quoted Knighten that his friend was told that the Waffle House was not "safe for whites."
Ralph Weems, an Iraq war veteran, was in fair condition at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, a hospital spokeswoman said Monday. But his brother-in-law said that Weems had undergone brain surgery. The hospital would not respond to The Associated Press regarding that claim.
A 22-year-old man was busted in the beating and other arrests likely are coming soon, cops say.
David Knighten, a friend of Weems, told The Associated Press that pair was followed early Saturday morning from a Waffle House in West Point, Miss., following an argument with black customers. A man outside the Waffle House told Weems that it wasn't safe for white people in the wake of the fatal shooting of Brown by a Ferguson, Mo., cop earlier this month, according to Knighten.
So far it appears that Eric Holder, Jesse Jackson, and Al Sharpton have not taken up Weems' case, as they did with the police shooting death of Michael Brown in Missouri.