VIDEO: Man appears to try to run over Black kids on bikes while using racial slurs

Published: Jul. 27, 2022 at 1:00 PM CDT
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RIPLEY, Miss. (WHBQ) – A Mississippi man is facing charges after he was accused of trying to run over a group of Black teenagers on their bikes.

The white driver, identified as Mark Hall, posted a video of himself on social media using racial slurs while speeding toward the group of teens.

In the video, Hall can be heard saying “50 points” as he drives at them. He also can be heard calling them the N-word.

Dozens of parents and family members showed up at the Ripley Police Department to make sure that stiff charges were made against Hall.

Miriam Simelton Anderson represents the parents and says simple assault charges and more are coming.

“We are exuberant that they have included the crime of hate, because there will be another body of persons to investigate this and make sure that he comes to justice like he should be,” Simelton Anderson said.

Hall was booked into the Tippah County Jail Monday on nine counts of simple assault and attempt of physical menace to create fear. His bond was set at $45,000.

Clarence Holmes’ son was one of the kids on the bikes.

“He could have hurt those guys. He could have killed somebody or anything, but he had no regard for those Black lives that were out there,” Holmes said.

Willie Hill’s son was also among the group of teens in the video.

“We are living in a time that is supposed to be progressive. We are supposed to be progressive people, but we are still dealing with the same things that we were dealing with back when my grandparents and great grandparents were around,” Hill said.

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