Skip to comments.Mother of teen who claims set on fire says 'we're being brushed off'
Posted on 03/27/2012 12:45:19 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -
The mother of a 13-year-old boy who says he was set on fire by two teens said Monday that her son is having a difficult time after he suffered first-degree burns.
"It's hard for him," the boy's mother told KCTV5 Monday. "It's hard for us as a family having to deal with this."
Other media outlets have identified the boy's mother. KCTV5 is not doing so because the boy is a minor and no one has been charged.
Part of the police investigation has included attempting to verify the veracity of the boy's claims.
This prompted the boy's mother earlier this month to complain that police were treating her son as a suspect.
"It's very frustrating because I feel like we're being brushed off and there's nothing that is happening for us," the mother said Monday.
But in a news conference held last month, detectives said what the boy experienced was a particularly heinous crime.
The case drew national attention last month because the boy is white and he said the two teen boys who set him on fire were African-Americans.
Kansas City Police Sgt. Stacey Graves said Monday that the investigation is ongoing.
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First degree burns. No witnesses. I find the kids story to be most likely a fabrication. If he’d been doused with say a cup of gasoline, getting clothing wet, then lit afire, the injuries would be much worse than 1st degree burns.
I've been thinking of this ever since the "No_Limit_Nigga" manufactured controversy.
Zimmerman was in a fight for his life with that gansta punk.
Which burns does the kid have?
That’s because while they have the correct last name, they do not have the requisite amount of melanin.
Correct me please but aren’t first degree burns about like a medium bad sunburn?
Yes, that does appear to be what Big Media wants you to believe....
Trust the reporter, too?
They are being brushed off because the perps would look Obama’s son if he had one.
Too bad his name isn’t Treyvon.
1st degree burns? What did they do push the kid out in the Sun? ;-)
Even so, his mother claims he has nightmares and she finds him lying on the floor crying, curled up in a ball, on a regular basis.
I was skeptical too, until I read the linked story on what this kid, and a bunch of other white kids, have to endure at the school. Dear lord, if half of this is true, you will fully understand why what this kid said happened absolutely could have happened. No kids should have to deal with what these kids are going through. If the races were reversed, this school would be under siege by the race whores and the entire administration would be in jail.
I'd also emphasize the racially-charged taunts.
I agree with you, there is a serious double standard here, and pressure is building, and one day it is going to blow. The fact that whitey is "taking it quietly" is a sign of danger, not a sign of safety.
First degree burns are nothing worse than sunburn. Fourth degree are the worst:
The kid’s the wrong color/nationality to get much sympathy from the police or media.
I bet the prez would say that the two thugs who set the kid on fire remind him of the son’s he never had.
perhaps the men folk in the family should do a little investigating on their own....
Just as a matter of creating and sustaining credibility. A person who sensationalizes an incident runs the risk of being blown off.
-- his mom appears to be a single mom without much in the way of resources, so I don't expect the authorities to give her much thought. --
The authorities triage the cases that come before them, mostly on the basis of physical damages. Homicides have priority over rapes, and rapes over beatings, and beatings over burglaries, etc.
-- Too bad the practitioners of race aren't available at this time to help her. --
The practitioners of race are a pack of one-sided, double-standard driven charlatans. I hope their mobs turn on them one day.
Not one whiff of this story in the Reno market area.