The Hit-and-Run Murder of Larnell Bruce
Just before midnight on August 10th, 2016, in a suburb of Portland, Oregon, 38-year-old Russell Courtier and his girlfriend pull into a 7-11 in her red Jeep Wrangler. Nineteen-year-old Larnell Bruce and a friend are already there, standing outside. For reasons unknown, an altercation begins. Shortly after, cameras capture Bruce sprinting down a nearby street, weaving from sidewalk to road as Courtier chases him in the Jeep, swerving across lanes and accelerating. The car then hits Bruce, off-camera. Bruce is declared brain-dead and dies three days later.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
- Bruce’s family started a nonprofit organization to expand hate crime awareness, give basic benefits and assistance to hate crime victims, and advocate for better hate crime legislation: Donate to the The Larnell Bruce, Jr. Foundation
SOURCE MATERIALS: BBC Assignment Podcast: Portland, Prisons and White Supremacy, parts one and two; The Oregonian; Oregonian; iNews UK, The Independent, WKBT, Think Out Loud, Portland Mercury, Portland Mercury, Oregon Encyclopedia
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