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NAACP calls for attempted murder charge for white golfer accused of attacking black player

NAACP calls for attempted murder charge for white golfer accused of attacking black player

A white Memphis golfer has been charged with aggravated assault after allegedly putting a black participant within the head with a membership, necessitating emergency surgical procedure to restore ‘important mind damages,’ based on authorities.

Memphis police say Wesley Caldwell, 22, of Nesbit, Mississippi struck Marc Coleman within the head along with his membership on December 3. The incident on the Hyperlinks at Whitehaven course allegedly started with Caldwell changing into offended with Coleman hitting a ball onto his gap.

One witness, who was taking part in with Coleman, stated Caldwell picked up Coleman’s ball, threw it throughout the course, after which used a golf membership to hit Coleman on the left aspect of his face. Coleman fell to the bottom, and was later airlifted to the hospital with a fractured cranium and bleeding of his mind, based on WREG.com.

Coleman, who’s black, stays hospitalized on a ventilator, Vann Turner, president of the Memphis chapter of the NAACP, informed Fox 13 Memphis. Presently there aren’t any indications that the assault was racially motivated.  

Coleman, who is black, remains hospitalized on a ventilator, Vann Turner, president of the Memphis chapter of the NAACP, told Fox 13 Memphis

Memphis police say Wesley Caldwell, 22, of Nesbit, Mississippi struck Marc Coleman within the head along with his membership on December 3. The incident on the Hyperlinks at Whitehaven course allegedly started with Caldwell changing into offended with Coleman hitting a ball onto his gap.

Monday, Caldwell was charged with aggravated assault and launched on $5,000 bail – a sum that the NAACP discovered unacceptably low, given the defendant’s earlier arrest file. 

‘Effectively, there’s been an aggravated assault,’ Turner stated. ‘There’s been a menace in opposition to a witness in his previous there’s been a few reckless driving expenses [and a] DUI and so he’s younger, however he’s had cases the place he’s acted violently prior to now,’ stated Turner. 

Coleman’s household additionally objected to the $5,000 bond, arguing that it was too low, given the allegations.  

‘For the bond listening to and the bond to be so low, it’s very unacceptable,’ the sufferer’s brother Stephon informed WREG.

‘Why is it a $5,000 bond for the injury he’s executed to my stepson,’ added Willie Walker, the sufferer’s stepfather.

The incident took place at the Links at Whitehaven, a public course in the Memphis area

The incident occurred on the Hyperlinks at Whitehaven, a public course within the Memphis space 

Coleman is described as a neighborhood chief, and the NAACP is now pushing to see the assault cost upgraded to ‘tried homicide.’

‘The Memphis NAACP calls for justice for certainly one of its devoted supporters and members, Mr. Marc Coleman, who continues to be within the hospital in the present day affected by mind accidents after he was viciously attacked,’ learn an announcement from Tuesday, previous to Caldwell’s arraignment. ‘We be part of the decision for the attacker’s expenses to be upgraded based mostly on the info and circumstances of this case.’

Caldwell is due again in courtroom on January 17.

The NAACP is arguing that Coleman was making an attempt to calm a tense state of affairs when he was attacked.

‘Mark was not there exchanging blow for blow with this man,’ Turner informed Fox 13 Memphis. ‘He was making an attempt to defuse the state of affairs and walked away and he was attacked like he was and now he’s preventing for his life.’ 

Coleman is described as a community leader, and the NAACP is now pushing to see the assault charge upgraded to 'attempted murder.

Coleman is described as a neighborhood chief, and the NAACP is now pushing to see the assault cost upgraded to ‘tried homicide.

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