Three men accused of hate crime face charges for Tenderloin beating 

Three men accused of beating two people while yelling “White Power” were in court Thursday and face up to 10 years in prison if convicted on all charges connected to the attack.

The people were attacked in the Tenderloin on Nov. 10 by three to five white males, according to the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. During the incident, the attackers allegedly yelled “White Power.”

The three men — Robert Allen, 38; Anthony Weston, 32; and Justin Meskan, 29 — were arraigned on charges of “assault based on the victim’s race and/or national origin,” according to the District Attorney’s Office. They also face assault and battery charges.

District Attorney George Gascón also thanked the Mexican Consulate and the San Francisco Police Department for their work in the investigation into the attack.

The defendants are scheduled to be back in court April 29 for a preliminary hearing.

mbillings@sfexaminer.com

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