Update to this story
A soldier was brutally murdered in what appears to be a racially motivated hate crime in Seattle on Friday evening, the very night he was celebrating with his friends and family the end of his service to our military.
Army Spc. Tevin Geike and two other white soldiers were accosted by five black men driving by, who yelled racial slurs at them, including the epithet, “cracker,” at 2:30 am. One of the soldiers yelled back, ”So this is how we treat combat veterans now?”
The car turned around, and the five men surrounded the three soldiers while verbal insults were exchanged. The driver tried calling his friends off after realizing these were soldiers, but one appeared to “bump” into Geike as they left to get back into their car.
Immediately, Geike collapsed to the ground in began bleeding profusely.
He had been stabbed in the heart.
Update: If a bunch of white guys killed a black man after calling him a “ni**er” it would without a shadow of a doubt be prosecuted as a hate crime, and if it wasn’t the Al Sharpton/Jesse Jackson Brigade would be protesting like crazy.
LAKEWOOD, Wash. — 20-year-old soldier Tevin Geike was celebrating the end of his military service when he was killed early Saturday.
He was walking along Pacific Avenue Southwest in Lakewood with two other soldiers, Matthew Barnes and Brian Johnson.
That’s when a car passed by and they heard yelling. Johnson said, “One of the guys in the back seat yells something like white and cracker.” Barnes said he yelled back, “So this is how we treat combat veterans now?” The car came back and five black men stepped out. They demanded to know what Barnes had said and he repeated himself.
Four of the five then backed off, but the fifth attacked Tevin Geike and stabbed him. Barnes struggled to stop the bleeding. He said, “I was sitting there, holding my hand on his chest and then called 911 with my left, screaming at them and telling them exactly where we were and they need to hurry and hurry and hurry.”