Joyce Russell of Wheeler Street said she walked to Sandy’s Liquors. When she got back to her house there were six black males standing in front.
She said one in the group called her “you white b—-” and punched her in the face at least twice. He pushed her to the ground and kicked her in the chest and stomach. Then they left without saying anything else.
Police said Ms. Russell had a tooth knocked out and her nose and upper lip were swollen. She had intense pain in her chest. She was taken to the Memorial Hospital emergency room.
She said she did not know anyone in the group and believes she was targeted because she is white.