Monday, March 5, 2012

Prolly not a hate crime ... or even a crime at all

A 13-year-old boy who police say was doused with gasoline and lit on fire last week while walking home from school is recovering from first-degree burns to his face and head. 

The boy was just two blocks from his home in Kansas City Tuesday when two teenagers began to follow him and then attacked him, his mother, Melissa Coon, said. 

Police have described the suspects as black 16-year-olds, while the victim is white. "We were told it's a hate crime," Coon told KTLA. 

"They rushed him on the porch as he tried to get the door open," Coon told KMBC. "(One of them) poured the gasoline, then flicked the Bic, and said, 'This is what you deserve. You get what you deserve, white boy.'" More here:

Whew, for a minute there I started to get the feeling there might have been some racism going on here. But then I realized that if racism was involved, the media would be blaring and blaring about this night and day.

So, no, lady, this isn't a hate crime so don't expect for the perpetrators to be charged with one.  In fact, don't expect them to be charged at all ... I mean, they're only 16 years old ... mere babies.

I agree you're doing the right thing by moving the hell out of there though ... you know, before things get bad.

Hey, I wonder if any intrepid jourrrrnalist will follow up on this situation and report back as to how much probation these guys got.

1 comment:

ragweed said...

You know racism only goes in one direction, and since I will not be voting for the Black guy again this time, I guess I am a racist.

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