2 White Men Arrested in Spokane for Alleged Hate Crime Against Black Man

Police: Victim Violently Attacked for No Other Reason Other Than the Color of His Skin

by: The Associated Press
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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Two men have been arrested in Spokane, Washington, for an alleged hate crime.

Spokane police say 32-year-old Jason Edward Cooper is accused of shouting racial slurs at his neighbor, Norris Cooley, punching him in the face and pointing a gun at his head before firing rounds into Cooley’s home.

Cooper and 36-year-old Donald Lucas Prichard were arrested late Monday night. On Tuesday they were charged with first-degree assault and malicious harassment.

The 66-year-old Cooley is a Black man who police say was berated and violently attacked for no reason other than the color of his skin.

Cooper’s girlfriend told detectives her boyfriend is a “supremacist” who had “white power” tattooed on his leg.

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