Three Indicted in Racially Motivated Beating

Three Indicted in Racially Motivated Beating

Published September 3, 2009

A grand jury has indicted a man and two teenagers arrested last month on charges of beating an elderly Black fisherman in a Baltimore park.

All three suspects are White. One, 27-year-old Calvin Lockner, is nicknamed "Hitler" and has a tattoo of the Nazi leader.

The victim, 76-year-old James Privott, was kicked, punched and beaten with a baseball bat. Authorities say his attackers yelled racial slurs and Lockner told police the beating would not have happened if the victim had been white.

Lockner, 17-year-old Zachary Watson and 16-year-old Emmanuel Miller were indicted Wednesday on charges including armed carjacking, armed robbery, first-degree assault and hate crime.

Privott lost two teeth and suffered a possible broken eye socket and spent a day in the hospital.

Written by Associated Press


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