6 men charged in Seneca beating; hate crime possible | GoUpstate.com The black man was leaving Applebees in Seneca, SC, when a group of 15-20 white men yelled racial slurs, then jumped him and beat him down, yelling racial slurs at him while they did it! He was simply leaving his dinner to meet friends to go fishing, and the white men were loitering in the lot and saw a black man, taunted him, then lynched him and beat him senseless!!! The racial slurs indicated a racial target, and hate crimes charge is likely. So sad. OH WAIT!!!!!!!!!! I"m sorry, I read it wrong. It was 6 black men in a group of 15-20 who saw 1 white man leaving Applebees to go fishing, and they taunted him and then lynched him and threw racial slurs at him like "tree honkey" and "cracker" while they beat him. Nevermind folks. I thought this was a contraversial, racist incident. It is not any longer. Carry on.