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R&B singer, 73, shoved after Trayvon Martin dedication

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 07:18 a.m. HST, Jul 17, 2013

HAYWARD, Calif. » R&B singer Lester Chambers is recovering from injuries he suffered after a woman leaped onto the stage and shoved him when he dedicated a song to Trayvon Martin during a concert in the San Francisco Bay Area, a newspaper reported Monday.

Lester Chambers — a member of the Chambers Brothers, best known for their 1968 hit "Time Has Come Today" — had a bruised rib muscle and nerve damage after he was attacked Saturday at the Hayward Russell City Blues Festival, family members told The San Jose Mercury News.

Chambers dedicated the Curtis Mayfield hit "People Get Ready" to the slain Florida teen, the newspaper reported.

Witnesses said 43-year-old Dinalynn Andrews Potter of Barstow yelled "it's all your fault" before shoving 73-year-old Chambers.

"She must have been an acrobat," Lola Chambers, Lester Chambers' wife, told the Mercury News. "She did it in one leap. He didn't see her coming."

Andrews Potter was arrested on suspicion of battery, cited and released.

George Zimmerman, who identifies himself as Hispanic, was found not guilty of second-degree murder in last year's death of Martin, who was black. The jury had the option to consider manslaughter but declined to convict him of the lesser charge.

The case prompted debate nationwide over racial profiling, self-defense and equal justice. Zimmerman was acquitted Saturday.

Chambers' family wants police to file hate crime charges. Andrews Potter is white, they said. Chambers is black.

Hayward Police did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Carang_da_buggahz wrote:
This is the one "payback" you'll see in the mainstream media, and NOTHING about the numerous incidents of Black on White "payback" incidents. Gee, imagine that.
on July 17,2013 | 07:24AM
geralddeheer wrote:
Salon Pilot?
on July 17,2013 | 08:50AM
loio wrote:
i don't have the requisite anatomy but, just the same, i want to have this woman's baby. meanwhile, all across the nation, who is ACTUALLY committing violent crime? per FBI national crime statistics.
on July 17,2013 | 07:34AM
kolohepalu wrote:
And what are the reasons behind that trend? Oh wait- never mind, too much thinking involved.
on July 17,2013 | 07:43AM
allie wrote:
Lot of unstable people out here. But yes, Latino violence against Blacks and vice versa ids a major problem on the mainland. Micronesian conflict with Hawaiians is our burden out here
on July 17,2013 | 07:51AM
Anonymous wrote:
lol what? you're a fool
on July 17,2013 | 09:37AM
silvangold wrote:
allie - WAKE UP then - GO HOME to: THE DAKOTAS
on July 17,2013 | 10:43AM
copperwire9 wrote:
There's a simple way you can be released from this 'burden' you carry, allie.
on July 17,2013 | 09:41AM
hanalei395 wrote:
And that fool said "OUR burden".
on July 17,2013 | 10:34AM
kolohepalu wrote:
Dinalynn Andrews Potter of Barstow- conservative American hero- asserts her views by assaulting a geriatric entertainer on stage- not surprising for the mental level of her demographic. Limbaugh should be interviewing her by the end of this week.
on July 17,2013 | 07:42AM
ellinaskyrt wrote:
on July 17,2013 | 07:57AM
MexMe wrote:
Again, cite your sources. How do you know she is a hero to anyone? I haven't seen anyone applauding her assault on this innocent man. And just what do you mean by "her demographic"? Do I need to define "racist" for you or do you have a mirror?
on July 17,2013 | 09:44AM
loquaciousone wrote:
Blacks seem to be intent of creating another race riot.
on July 17,2013 | 07:44AM
Anonymous wrote:
the system is doing that just fine by itself
on July 17,2013 | 09:38AM
kailua000 wrote:
No, the media seems to be intent on making it happen. They blow it up to get people rioting. People are angry (yes, even white people) about the verdict, but the media needs something more to report so they have to make it worse.
on July 18,2013 | 04:59AM
primowarrior wrote:
So far, it's been relatively peaceful. Hope it stays that way.
on July 17,2013 | 07:51AM
residenttaxpayer wrote:
Another nut job.....
on July 17,2013 | 09:24AM
kailua000 wrote:
I always love the comment that " Zimmerman, who identifies himself as hispanic" is always inserted to get the race card going. Why don't we see "Obama, who identifies himself as black" ..both are 1/2 white 1/2 black or hispanic. Zimmerman doesnt even look white.
on July 18,2013 | 04:57AM
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