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Sadly, talking-politics-while-black can be a dangerous game, at least if you’re a Trump supporter.
Just ask 60-year-old Air Force Vietnam War veteran Paul Jones Jr., who was enjoying drinks and talking politics and the presidential race with a friend at a Cleveland bar on Monday afternoon when the wrong person overheard the pro-Trump conversation.
From his hospital bed, Jones told NewsNet5, “He butted in the conversation. The conversation wasn’t directed at him or to him.”
The discussion reportedly made the man so angry that he went to his car, came back with a gun, and shot Jones in the thigh.
End of discussion.
The attacker ran away and is still on the loose, but detectives are searching for him. When caught, he will be charged with felonious assault.
Thankfully, Jones should make a full recovery.
His mother, Latosca, said, “I’m quite sure you have a lot of people that have their opinions. But that doesn’t mean you should hurt somebody because you have your own opinion.”
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