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Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Oregon: White couple accused of racism after mowing down black criminal

An Oregon man and his girlfriend accused of intentionally running down a black teen after an altercation in a convenience store parking lot face new hate crime charges alleging they targeted the victim because of his race.
Russell Orlando Courtier, 38, pleaded not guilty yesterday to charges of first- and second-degree intimidation in the death of Larnell Malik Bruce, court documents say.
Colleen Hunt, 35, who was in the passenger seat during the incident in Gresham, pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree intimidation.
Under Oregon law, a charge of intimidation means the defendants are accused of acting based on their perception of the victim's race, color, religion or disability.
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Larnell Malik Bruce was mowed down by a Jeep Wrangler after a fight outside a 7-Eleven in Gresham with Russel Courtier in August

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Courtier and his girlfriend, Colleen Hunt face new hate crime charges for targeting the victim because of his race, according to authorities and court records. Hunt encouraged the killing saying: 'Get him baby, get him' as Bruce was mowed down.

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