The decorated war veteran, Chris Marquez is fortunate the wounds from the beating he took will heal. Marquez chose to ignore a group of taunting teens who were baiting him with the questions, “Do black lives matter?”
All this Marine wanted was a meal at MacDonald’s and what he got was a trip to the hospital. Fortunately, there is surveillance footage that the DC Metropolitan Police Department has released, which may help catch the thugs who did this.
The disturbing footage shows one of the suspects following the victim out of the McDonald’s and striking him in the back of the head, seemingly knocking him unconscious.
Marquez reports, “They asked me if I believe that black lives matter.” There is an obvious agenda in this line of questioning and Marquez recognized he could be in trouble. He stated, “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 respond back to them, they were calling me a racist.”
The surveillance footage can be found on the next page.