UHuru News, “On June 12, a white mob led by Chris Milton came to the home of 18-year-old Eric Oliver and his family and demanded that they send out 16-year-old Mikey Vasquez so they could attack him.”
This attack that occurred on a black family in Bronson, Florida is being criticized as another case where Florida stand your ground laws are not applied to Black people defending themselves and are symptoms of institutional racism in the Florida’s criminal justice system.
18 yr-old Eric Oliver was charged by Bronson Police with aggravated battery in defending his home, family and their guest.
According to the West Palm Beach Lawyer Blog, a person can commit the crime of aggravated battery in one of three ways in Florida. If a person, while committing the crime of battery:
1. Intentionally or knowingly causes great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement of another person; or
2. Uses a deadly weapon; or
3. If a person who was the victim of a battery was pregnant at the time of the offense and the offender knew or should have known that the victim was pregnant, then the offender may be guilty of the crime of aggravated battery.
The crime of aggravated battery is a second-degree felony which is punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
Black Talk Radio spoke with the victim Eric Oliver and his mother and co/ victim Denise Donald briefly about their terrifying experience.
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