Dinalynn Andrews-Potter Charged With Felony Assault And Elder Abuse Of Lester Chambers After She Attacked Him For Trayvon Martin Song Dedication On George Zimmerman Verdict Day In Bay Area

White Woman Who Knocked Down Black Man For Trayvon Martin Song Dedication Avoids Hate Crime Charge [Video]

A white woman who knocked down a black singer onstage after he dedicated a song to slain teen Trayvon Martin has avoided a hate crime charge and has instead been charged with assault and abuse.

Lester Chambers, 73, the ex-lead singer for the Chambers Brothers, was forcefully shoved into a sound amplifier by Dinalynn Andrews-Potter, 43, as he sang Curtis Mayfield’s 1965 peace anthem “People Get Ready” at a San Francisco’s blues Hayward Festival.

The July 13 incident, captured on video, happened the same day a Florida jury acquitted George Zimmerman in the shooting death of the unarmed black teen in a verdict that triggered nationwide protests.

Video footage shows Andrews-Potter rushing to the stage and shouting something before pushing Chambers into equipment on stage. Witnesses said several band members and fans then tackled the woman.

Police arrested Andrews-Potter straight after the incident and later released her. On Wednesday, a warrant was issued for her arrest. It’s not yet known if she has retained a lawyer as attempts to reach her for comment have been unsuccessful.

Chambers had urged the Alameda County district attorney to charge Andrews-Potter with a hate crime.

However, authorities said her motives were unclear and the district attorney found no evidence of racial animus.

Dinalynn Andrews-Potter Charged With Felony Assault And Elder Abuse Of Lester Chambers After She Attacked Him For Trayvon Martin Song Dedication On George Zimmerman Verdict Day In Bay Area
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