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White Man Kills Young African American Man For Listening To Rap Music

White Man Kills Young African American Man For Listening To Rap Music
White Man Kills Young African American Man For Listening To Rap Music

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The case of a young African American man who was killed by a white man for listening to rap music has caused outrage. Elijah Al-Amin, 17, was attacked at a Circle K store in Arizona by Michael Adams, 27, who is accused of stabbing him with a knife. Adams told authorities that he felt threatened by the rap music the young man was listening to. Relatives of the teenager, who was about to turn 18, told the local press that he was very excited about graduating from high school soon.

According to official documents, Adams told investigators that he heard Elijah listening to rap in his car before entering the store and that this musical genre makes him feel insecure, like he is in danger, because according to him he had been attacked in the past by people. who listen to rap: "blacks, hispanics and native americans". The document details that Adams said that everyone who liked rap was "a threat to him and to the community."

Michael Adams
Michael Adams

Police and witnesses say that around 2 am a man stood behind Elijah, who was standing in front of a soda machine, and that with his knife he cut his neck and stabbed him in the back. The teenager fled the store, bleeding, but fell to the ground near the gasoline pumps, according to witnesses. The young man was taken to a hospital, where he died.

Appearing in court, Adams' attorney Jacie Cotterell told the judge that her client suffered from mental illness and was released without medication. If found guilty of first-degree murder, Adams could spend the rest of his days in jail. May Elijah rest in peace.

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