Christopher Marquez served in the Marines during the Iraq war for which he received the Bronze Star for valor. He served from 2003 to 2011 as a rifleman and sniper. Marquez knows what it is like to be targeted.
While eating at a McDonalds in Washington D.C., Marquez found himself targeted once again. According to the Daily Caller, a group of young people approached Marquez and asked him, “do you believe black lives matter?”
Marquez didn’t respond to the question and continued eating his meal. “I remember this group of teens harassing me while I was eating,” Marquez said. “They surrounded my table and kept on asking me ‘do you believe black lives matter?’ Then they started calling me a racist.”
As the veteran was leaving the restaurant he was struck on the back of the head and knocked unconscious. When he came to, his wallet with all over $400 and his identification was gone.
The mainstream media has largely been quiet on this brutal attack of a decorated veteran. The most likely reason is because of the question that the youths asked before beating and robbing Marquez. It doesn’t fit the narrative that the media has been promoting.
Marquez wants his attackers found before they commit more crimes and acts of racism. “I believe this was a hate crime,” Marquez said. “I was targeted because of my skin color.”