Lawyer who spat on teen during march charged with hate crime

Stephanie Rapkin. Photo: Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office
Stephanie Rapkin. Photo: Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office(WBAY)
Published: Jun. 12, 2020 at 4:15 PM CDT
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An attorney who spat on a high school student during an anti-racism rally and march in a Milwaukee suburb has been charged with a hate crime.

Lawyer Stephanie Rapkin, who is white, showed up at the protest last Saturday in Shorewood and parked her car in the street, blocking the march.

When protesters approached her to urge her to move her car, video shows Rapkin spitting on a black teen, Eric Lucas, a 17-year-old who helped to organize the march.

Rapkin is charged with disorderly conduct as a hate crime and battery to a police officer.

The complaint says police went to Rapkin’s home the following day in response to an altercation. She resisted arrest and kneed one officer in the groin.

A state representative who attended the protest Saturday called for Rapkin to be disbarred.

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