Skip to comments.Boy falsely reports racist attack in Ansonia (CT)
Posted on 04/09/2006 11:09:36 AM PDT by Puppage
(Ansonia-WTNH, Apr. 8, 2006 11:20 PM) _ An Ansonia 12-year-old is in some trouble tonight after he claims he was abducted and assaulted by White men in robes.
The boy claimed that he was attacked because of the color of his skin.
Now, it turns out that Ansonia police have determined the boy's story is a lie.
Ansonia police told us earlier today they were investigating a claim of an assault to a child. His mother originally told us her child told her he was the target of racism.
In fact, she was so scared she, and the NAACP asked that her identity be hidden.
Now, police figured out that the child told a lie and completely made up a very disturbing story.
The mother told News Channel 8 her son was while walking home on 4th Street when he was picked up by several white males dressed in white robes and masks, and taken to Linette Park where his face was sprayed with a flammable liquid and the males ignited it.
From the start, Ansonia police were clear that they were investigating a claim only. Less than an hour after it was first reported, the NAACP called us to say the facts had changed. Ansonia police determined, "The investigation revealed inconsistencies. The 12 year old youth has recanted his story and admitted that he had lied to police about his injuries and how they occured.
In a statement to News Channel 8, Greg Johnson from the NAACP says, "We're pleased the Ansonia Police Department performed a thorough investigation and determined the charges were false. However, as a historic Civil Rights organization, the NAACP takes claims of racism very serious
The injuries to the child occurred when he was burned while playing with a flammable liquid at a friend's house. He apparently made up the story to explain the injuries.
So how serious is a lie to a police department who brought in detectives on overtime to get all the facts?
They are now examining whether charges will be filed against the twelve year old in this case.
News Channel 8 spoke with the child's mother at length tonight. She told us her son is now required to call everyone affected by this tall-tale, and give his apologies.
Furthermore, she wants to stress her family has no ill-will toward any race.
Obviously, she says she's glad he wasn't attacked, but is still strongly upset about how much pain this has caused.
How far is Ansonia from Durham? Didn't that woman have kids? Coincidence?
What a drama queen! Trivializing actual victims of crime.
"She told us her son is now required to call everyone affected by this tall-tale, and give his apologies."
Well that's nice, for a change. She sounds like a good mom. I'm guessing the kid wasn't that badly hurt since he was able to get home on his own and make up a big story. Stupid, stupid whatever he and his friend were up to, a stop better be put to that.
Will he face additional charges for playing with fire?
Google Tawana Brawley
She made the kid lie, and now SHE'S making HIM apologise for it? Sounds like mom is the one who needs some jail time. I'm sure that seeing $$$$ signs was her motive. You know, work up a little sympathy, maybe sue somebody.... it's so sad that some kids have a-holes for parents!
I womder what percentage of these "hate crimes" turn out to be totally bogus? I'd guess at least half, maybe more.
Who trained this child to make such claims, I wonder?
"She made the kid lie..."
It doesn't say that. You think a 12 year old can't come up with a big old lie all on his own, to cover up his own misbehaviour? Have you ever met a 12 year old? That's when adolescence, and all the BS that goes with it, starts.
Yeah, they are historic! I am 56 years old. I can barely remember back to when they actually were more concerned about civil rights and not being the active racists they are today.
Dunno about the other poster, but I wasn't referring to the mother. He learned to claim "racism" as an easy out from his problems from somewhere, though, and I'd be interested in how he learned to do that.
Well his upbringing sure had SOMETHING to do with it. We had a case of a 4 year old making up a story of the abduction of a 2 year old cousin. Where do kids get this sh*t from? You'd be amazed at the stories they can make up. They get it from somewhere!
Obviously, she says she's glad he wasn't attacked, but is still strongly upset about how much pain
this her kid has caused.
There; that's much better.
He must attend Cynthia McKinney Elementary school.
Learning that trick at a younger age these days I see.
I'm still waiting for my phone call.
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