Oregon Man Facing Hate Crime Charges After Threatening to Blow Black Teen’s Head Off for Simply Riding Bike Near His Home

Atlanta Blackstar - 05-16

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An Oregon man is facing charges after police said he made gun threats and racist remarks to a Black teenager who rode a bike past the man’s home last week. Michael James Black, 64, was arrested and charged with second-degree intimidation and menacing in the Portland suburb of Gresham in the May 10 incident in which he shouted threats and racial slurs at a teenage boy, according to OregonLive.