A convicted attempted murderer in Hawaii attempted to make a statement during his sentencing by wearing blackface.
Mark Char appeared at his sentencing on Monday wearing blackface he made by using black permanent marker. Back in March, the Oahu, Hawaii native was convicted of attempted murder after he stabbed two drivers and a passenger during a said fit of road rage. At least one of the victims was stabbed five times, News One reports.
However, it was at Char’s sentencing where he decided to make his voice heard about his case.
“Now this kangaroo court is giving me a life sentence for me trying to protect and defend myself against the attack from three guys, in essence treating me like a black man,” Char said. “I prepared myself to play my part in your kangaroo court — treating me like a black man, so today I’m going to be a black man.”
Judge Todd Eddins presided over Char’s case and responded to the felons racially insensitive court appearance before handing him a life sentence.
“If you look in the mirror, Mr. Char, you’re not gonna see a black person,” Eddins said. “You’re gonna see a menace. You’re gonna see a menace to society.”
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