Monday, March 05, 2012

Why isn't Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson protesting this racist act?

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.'"
By lighting the gasoline, the second attacker "produced a large fireball burning the face and hair" of the boy, according to a Kansas City Police Department report obtained by KCTV.
"It was pretty bad stuff," Detective Stacey Taylor told the TV station, adding that police are concerned the boy may have suffered damage to his eyes and lungs.
Coon said her son put out the fire with his shirt and called 911 himself. He was rushed to the hospital and was treated for his injuries.
She believes the students also attend East High School with her son, and said he will not be returning to the school. She also told KMBC her traumatized family plans now plans to move.
"My 5-year-old came in and asked me, 'Mom, am I going to get set on fire today?'" Coon said. "I was in tears."


I think it's ironic the boys' last name is Coon.


Anonymous said...

Because it was not a hate crime. It was a get even crime. Retribution you know. They have not forgot that the same thing happened to a black kid on August 17th 1863 but it was with kerosene. So maybe the gasoline was a bit overkill?
But the plain reason was hate, pure and simple and Dullton and Jackass are complicit but you already knew that.
Just sayin.......

Hello Birdy said...

Oh ... c'mon ... those were just some silly niggra yoots funin' with the white boy.

If it were the reverse ... there would be a swat team at that white boys house and he would be charged with hate crimes and locked away right fucking now

Anonymous said...

Only us Whites can be racist...


Uriah said...

if you know what happened in knoxville a few years ago... and that wasnt a hate crime so this cant be either.