A Michigan ex-con who managed a trailer park has been convicted of ethnic intimidation after hurling racial slurs at a teen last June, WZZM reports.
Terry Ray Brooks Jr. was found guilty on Wednesday over his racial rant directed at 14-year-old Skylar Toris and another boy as they took a short-cut through the park.
One boy ran off once Brooks arrived, but a scuffle ensued between Brooks and Toris and the teen accused the 46 year old of making racial threats while they waited for police.
“He told me he would kill me, he’s been to prison before; [and he] called me a n*****. ‘I’ll kill you,’ this and this,” the teen testified.
“While holding the victim to the ground, the suspect called him a n****r several times and told him he didn’t deserve to live,’’ a Kent County sheriff’s deputy wrote in a statement.
Brooks served 21 years in jail for the beating death of a college student.
Notice that Brooks never told Toris, who is biracial, that “we’re all Africans” or “I’ll kill you biracial boy!” This is in stark contrast to comments recently made by Bill Clinton.
“The other thing I want to make a funny comment about is Steve Cohen’s remark that I was just a stand-in for the first black president,” Clinton said. “I’m happy to do that, but you know what else we learned from the human genome? We learned that unless your ancestors, every one of you, are 100 percent, 100 percent from sub-Saharan Africa, we are all mixed-race people.”
It is also important to note that Brooks was serving as manager of the trailer park community after having served 21 years in prison for beating a student to death. It is doubtful that a black man would’ve been given such an opportunity.
The jury took three hours to return a guilty verdict. Brooks could serve up to two years in prison or be fined up to $5,000.