January 28, 2015
A former U.S. marine and Iraq war veteran suffered traumatic brain damage after being attacked by a racist mob of Mike Brown supporters in a Huddle House restaurant parking lot. The attack occurred last August in West Point, Mississippi, and the marine is still trying to recover from the brutal beating.
Shortly after the attack, Marine Ralph Weems went into surgery and was placed into a medically induced coma. As a result of the beating, he suffered traumatic brain damage and is still on the long road to recovery from his injuries.
On the day of the attack, Weems and his friend, David Knighten, intended to have a meal at a local Waffle House. When they arrived, Knighten was informed that the restaurant wasn’t “safe for whites” after the aftermath of Michael Brown’s death had escalated. Knighten was stopped outside and warned of the situation that would be waiting inside for any white individual who arrived. He quickly attempted to locate and inform his friend of the situation, but he found Weems already amid a conflict with several restaurant patrons. The altercation came to a halt after police arrived on the scene and prompted the duo to go elsewhere.
Still looking for some food, the two veterans went to the Huddle House. Unfortunately, when they arrived, they were immediately attacked in the parking lot. As the situation escalated, Knighten said he couldn’t get to his friend to help him because he was held back by the crowd, according to Clarion Ledger. It was there, in the parking lot of the Huddle House, that Weems was beaten unconscious and later transported to the nearest hospital.
Three men, Constance Levail McFarland, Marquavious McMillian, and Courtez McMillian, who were involved in the attack, have been charged with aggravated assault.
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