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A member of the gang accused of punching white woman in hate crime

CLEVELAND – Authorities in Cleveland say a suspected member of the gang in black walked up to a white woman that he did not know, accused her of a white supremacist and beat her without any provocation.

Cleveland.com reports of police arrested 24-year-old Jermaine Hines Jr. asked Thursday to a felony ethnic intimidation charges. Online court records do not indicate if Hines has a lawyer who can respond to the allegations.

Authorities say Hines approached a 51-year-old woman on a Cleveland street in August, beat her and knocked her to the ground. Documents say Hines accused the wife of a member of the Ku Klux Klan, and called her a white supremacist.

A Cleveland police detective said in court documents that Hines is a member of a street gang.

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Information: cleveland.com, http://www.cleveland.com

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