(AllHipHop News) The Trayvon Martin Effect is real and manifested during a performance at the Hayward Russell City Blues Festival in San Francisco. While performing the Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions’ song “People Get Ready” he dedicated to Trayvon Martin, 73 year old soul singer Lester Chambers was assaulted by a enraged woman.
At the July 13th festival, 44 year old Dinalynn Andrews-Potter was captured on video climbing onto the stage, shoving and mounting Chambers who suffered bruised rib muscles, nerve damage and had to walk with a cane following the assault. Chambers’ son, Dylan Chambers posted a photo of his father’s injuries onto his personal Facebook page:
The Chicago Tribune reported that Andrews-Potter is a retired member of the U.S. Navy and has admitted to suffering from post-traumatic stress.
While Chambers informed Reuters that he “certainly wanted her charged for an assault and hate crime because that’s what it was” there was no evidence of racial epithets or motivation according to the Alameda County district attorney.
Andrews-Potter was charged with felony assault and elder abuse.
Check out the video of the assault and Chambers’ interview with CBS News below: