Hours before George Zimmerman was acquitted for the death of Trayvon Martin, Lester Chambers, the 73-year-old soul singer, who was part of the 1960's music group The Chambers Brothers, was physically attacked. Why? According to witnesses, it was because, while singing at the Hayward Russell City Blues Festival, he made the mistake of dedicating Curtis Mayfield's Civil Rights anthem “People Get Ready,” to Trayvon Martin. So, Dinalynn Andrews Potter, a white 43-year-old woman, jumped on stage and pushed Chambers to the ground. Potter was arrested and Chambers was taken to the hospital.
See the attack at 4:20 in this video
and at 00:25 in this one.
And here is an image of Chambers' bruises posted on his Facebook page:
And another one from Gawker:
I happen to think George Zimmerman's killing of Trayvon Martin was unjustified. I believe Zimmerman should have been convicted. I can understand, however, how someone would think that Zimmerman was either innocent or not proven guilty in a court of law. What I can't understand is why someone would be upset over someone dedicating a song to Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old killed and armed with nothing but a Skittles and an iced-tea. And what I certainly cannot understand is physically attacking someone over it. What besides racism and white rage can explain this?