*Joseph Paul Leonard Jr., 62, apparently told police while sitting in the back of a patrol car, “Just because we got Obama for a president, these people think they are real special.”
This, after he used his car to run down 34-year-old Toussaint Harrison, who was on his bike.
Leonard is currently on trial for the hate crime of murder.
Media reports claim the incident occurred on June 6, 2013 at 6 a.m. as the victim and another man, Justin Oliphant, were handing out food to homeless people. Yet according to defense attorneys – the men had stolen the food from a nearby hotel.
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