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Dinalynn Andrews Potter accused of hate crime after attacking Lester Chambers.

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Lester Chambers as seen on facebook after sustaining his injuries.

Dinalynn Andrews Potter a 43 year old woman who attended a concert performance by Lester Chambers over the weekend has been charged with a hate crime after she took to assaulting the legendary 73 year old musician when he took to dedicating a song to Trayvon Martin.

At the time, Dinalynn Andrews Potter went on to jump the stage and shove Chambers to the ground whilst yelling ‘It’s all your fault.”

The alleged assault is said to have taken place just hours before George Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering the 17 year old teen Martin.

According to the police and witnesses, Chambers had just dedicated Curtis Mayfield‘s ‘People Get Ready’ to Trayvon Martin when Potter popped up and shoved the older man to the ground.

Told Kurt Kangas, a friend of Chambers who came to his aid: ‘She had a crazed look in her eye. I saw the devil there.’ 

Chambers of the famed 1960’s group, Chambers Brothers is reported to have told the audience that he was going to change the lyrics ‘there’s a train a comin,‘ to ‘there’s a change a comin.’

Told Chamber’s wife, Lola: ‘She must have been an acrobat. She did it in one leap. He didn’t see her coming.’

For his troubles, Chambers was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital where he was treated and released.

Members of the audience subdued Potter after the incident and she was detained by the police. She was charged with suspicion of battery and released according to Lt. Ruben Pola of Hayward Police.

After the attack, Dylan Chambers posted onto Facebook that the singer was recovering at home in the wake of the attack.

‘A bruised rib muscle and nerve damage and he is sore all over…’ wrote Dylan Chambers as the family said that the attack was racially motivated and called on police to file hate crime charges.

Though the police investigation into a motive continues, family members believe the attack was racially motivated and was a result of Chambers’ mention of Martin. The family is pressing police to file hate crime charges. Andrews Potter is white, they said. Chambers is black.

The family has since gone on to post a facebook page dedicated to bringing attention to the misdeeds of Andrews Potter. It is not clear yet whether authorities will press to have hate crimes charges made. The lack of follow through has already some claiming double standards. A contention perhaps more a result of hyperbole and recent escalation of tensions courtesy of popular unrest and media overload…never mind the occasional irrational behavior of human beings.

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  • pinnochio

    Honestly, the people on stage should have picked her up by her arms and legs and then just heaved her off the stage. Let her fly! Throw that garbage out.

  • you asked

    I think you should read again scallywag. The title says she is “accused” of a hate crime but the first sentence states she has been “charged” with a hate crime. So, which is it?

  • blinkingbluelight

    Which one are you?

  • blinkingbluelight

    Nothing like asking a question for which you have no answer or information, then answering your own question with a baseless statement.

  • GunRights4US

    How many whites were attacked by blacks this week – and NONE of those will be deemed hate crimes!

  • Maclellan

    I’m a Zimmerman supporter, and yes, if he had a firearm on his person, he had every right to pull it and shoot her between the eyes. You can be badly hurt, and killed from such an assault at 73 years old. She threatened his life. He had every right to defend it. Period.

  • Maclellan

    Attacking a 73 year old man for “any” reason is sick. Just adds to the white bigot stereotype, only worse. If Lester had pulled a firearm and shot her, he’d be totally justified. You are fragile at 73. She needs a 4X10 room for a few years to ponder her stupidity. If she thinks white people are going to make her some kind of a symbol, she’s right. She represents the white version of the Sharpton followers. I wish all the Al Sharptons, and the DinaLynn Potters would gather in one place, just once, so we could get rid of all of them. Give them all a firearm, plenty of ammo, and let the shooting begin. Maybe then, the rest of us could have some peace in our time.

  • SABRE546

    You have n1ggers and white trash scum, they are all pretty much the same .

  • Keyser Soze

    Redneck scum. Anyone who attacks a fragile 73 year old man like that should be charged with attempted murder. If Lester Chambers had been armed, do all those Zimmerman supporters think he would have been within his right to Stand His Ground and kill the woman who was slamming his head into the ground?

  • Jordan Minson

    Oops. You didn’t read. Or comprehend, at the least.

  • scallywag

    The article said accused not charged. A consideration of her case is currently being made whether hate charges are if and when levied.

    Read the title again and the article too- best Scallywag

  • NS

    This headline is incorrect. The perpetrator has not yet been charged with a hate crime.