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Children made up story about white man urinating on black child: police
MLive ^ | Aug. 24, 2018 | John Tunison

Posted on 08/25/2018 3:10:41 AM PDT by hiho hiho

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- A story about a white man urinating on a 5-year-old black child and calling her a racial slur was fabricated, police said.

Grand Rapids police and prosecutors late Friday, Aug. 24 said they determined the story was not valid and said no charges would be issued against a 60-year-old man arrested following the initial report on Wednesday.

Police said several children, all 7 or younger, were playing together sometime before 6 p.m. Wednesday when one of the children urinated on the 5-year-old girl.

Kent County prosecutors said the parents of the children, in talking with them, ultimately determined the children "concocted the story to avoid trouble."

"We appreciate the conscientiousness of the parents in bringing the matter to the attention of the police, and continuing to ask their children questions as new evidence was obtained," prosecutors said.

Prosecutors said the 60--year-old man had a "verifiable alibi" from other people who vouched for his whereabouts.

The allegations, when first reported late Wednesday, caused concern across the community and NAACP leaders on Friday said the incident should be considered both a hate crime and sex assault.

In the initial report, the children told police they were playing hide-and-go-seek along Courtney Street NW, just west of Tamarack Avenue, when a man urinated on the girl through a chain-link fence.

The suspect was a person who lived in the neighborhood and did odd jobs.

"The community and members of the media were understandably interested and concerned about the allegations, Kent County Prosecutor Chris Becker said.

"But this is a prime example of why it's so important to wait until all the evidence has been gathered and the criminal investigation has been completed before jumping to any conclusions," he said.

Becker said the children involved with making the complaint were first interviewed by trained specialists with the Children's Advocacy Center, but they didn't admit the truth until later when their parents talked with them further.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: allegation; blackhoax; children; davidallendean; fakehatecrime; false; grandrapids; katrenarapier; michigan; naacp
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1 posted on 08/25/2018 3:10:41 AM PDT by hiho hiho
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To: hiho hiho

Another race crime that was just a hoax? I’m shocked! Shocked, I say!


2 posted on 08/25/2018 3:15:24 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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To: Pollster1

i am shocked that the liars were so young. wow! poor guy had his pic splashed all over the place, too.


3 posted on 08/25/2018 3:17:59 AM PDT by ronniesgal ( I wonder what his FR handle is??)
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To: healy61; dsc; Ken H; jonascord; Chickensoup; Washi; kalee; ssfromla; Freedom'sWorthIt; ...

FAKE! Ping to the Fake Hate Crimes List.

All are welcome to join this list, and keep up on the latest news of fake hate crimes. Please ping me to such stories.


4 posted on 08/25/2018 3:25:07 AM PDT by BlackVeil ('The past is never dead. It's not even past.' William Faulkner)
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To: hiho hiho

Notice that no one apologized to this poor guy.


5 posted on 08/25/2018 3:25:47 AM PDT by bort
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To: ronniesgal

The kids are subject to anti white propaganda. What else could explain it?


6 posted on 08/25/2018 3:26:11 AM PDT by HighSierra5
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To: hiho hiho

Learning early to leverage their melanin.


7 posted on 08/25/2018 3:33:09 AM PDT by lurk
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To: bort; ronniesgal
Notice that no one apologized to this poor guy.

No one did, but hey, he’s just a white guy. He’s got nothing coming. /S. He’ probably getting death threats, and most of the A holes living around there, probably think he did it. 👎

8 posted on 08/25/2018 3:39:01 AM PDT by Mark17 (Genesis chapter 1 verse 1. In the beginning GOD....And the rest, as they say, is HIS-story)
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To: Mark17

and i have 1 more q, who actually peed in her hair? I believe i read that an adult did say that she stunk of urine. ( Hillary was not around)
This guy will have to move.


9 posted on 08/25/2018 3:44:33 AM PDT by ronniesgal ( I wonder what his FR handle is??)
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To: hiho hiho
Somewhat akin to the Tawana Brawley incident just north of NYC several years ago ... that incident brought Al Sharpton all kinds of attention from the media as a result of him defending her fabricated story.
10 posted on 08/25/2018 3:47:38 AM PDT by BluH2o
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To: ronniesgal

Another 5 y.o. peed on her .


11 posted on 08/25/2018 3:47:54 AM PDT by Ikeon (I going back to a better class of loser.)
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To: hiho hiho

..of course the tv media will ignore
the truth ....saw the original story on two newscast last night


12 posted on 08/25/2018 3:50:59 AM PDT by Doogle (( USAF.68-73....8th TFW Ubon Thailand....never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: hiho hiho

Let those CReepers who called for legal and extralegal penalties to be visited upon the falsely accused now post their contrition.

Y’all are on record; don’t make a list necessary.

And remember this next time you’re feeling your righteousness.


13 posted on 08/25/2018 3:51:43 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (For dark is the suede that mows like a harvest.)
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To: Ikeon

thank u- the whole thing is so bizarre.


14 posted on 08/25/2018 3:53:35 AM PDT by ronniesgal ( I wonder what his FR handle is??)
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To: ExGeeEye

*FReepers

Stupid phone


15 posted on 08/25/2018 3:54:45 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (For dark is the suede that mows like a harvest.)
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To: BlackVeil

http://www.fakehatecrimes.org


16 posted on 08/25/2018 3:59:54 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.)
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To: BlackVeil

FYI some guys at Reddit have the best list I’ve found.

https://www.reddit.com/r/StumpSheet/comments/6ec3z1/fake_hate_crimes_official/


17 posted on 08/25/2018 4:08:08 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: ExGeeEye

I agree with you. The three I read was full of murderous threats.


18 posted on 08/25/2018 4:09:34 AM PDT by raybbr (That progressive bumper sticker on your car might just as wll say, "Yes, I'm THAT stupid!")
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To: Doogle

...I also thought I saw this guy’s photo....if so, I hope he sues the dog snot out of the news stations who published it..


19 posted on 08/25/2018 4:12:28 AM PDT by Doogle (( USAF.68-73....8th TFW Ubon Thailand....never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: hiho hiho

This is a tough one. Does the 60 year old man have any legal recourse against anyone? The police? The NAACP?


20 posted on 08/25/2018 4:12:55 AM PDT by Truth29
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