Black man injured in Louisiana after he was dragged by car

A LOUISIANA black man has told authorities he was dragged alongside a car by three white men who taunted him with racial epithets, police said yesterday. Cornelius Weaver, 23, suffered abrasions and bruises when he reportedly rolled away from the car after slipping free from his attackers in Slidell early on Saturday morning.

The incident follows a nationwide furore over the death of a black man dragged behind a pick-up truck in Jasper, Texas, and a possible copycat crime in Belleville, Illinois.