The media admit it was a racist attack, but manage to avoid explicitly telling us what races the parties were. I had to read the story through about three times before working out it was a black-on-white racist attack. They make it sound white-on-black.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Victims of an alleged attack at Outback Steakhouse say they are thankful to be alive.Matthew Sanders, 29, is in jail where he faces assault charges after police say he injured three people. Court documents show the attack at the restaurant on First Avenue southeast was unprovoked. Witnesses reported that through it all Sanders yelled racially charged comments.
Chuck Hanson said his family just sat down for dinner when Sanders approached the table. They said a man they’d never seen before suddenly attacked for no reason.
Court documents show the man was using a glove with glass shards. The pair counted up the stab wounds estimating Chuck was stabbed at least five times and punched several times. Hallie also got a piece of glass in her arm. The family said they have no idea why Sanders attacked, but Chuck does remember Sanders shouting something through it all.
“He said ‘call me the “n” word again‘, as he proceeded to keep hitting me in the back of the head,” Chuck Hanson said.
Chuck said he didn’t know why he was screaming that.
One day after the scary ordeal, the family is hoping prosecutors will charge Sanders with more than assault. They call this a hate crime and said they’d like to see him charged with attempted murder