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Tue Oct 23, 2012, 10:09 AM

Attempted ‘lynching’ no joke say parents of Black boys in Arkansas school incident

(FinalCall.com) - Two students were expelled and seven suspended from Wynne High School in Wynne, Ark., but parents of two Black boys, who were victims in what parents call an attempted lynching, are furious, saying justice has not been done and their fear for the safety of their children.

Cheryl Webster said all sorts of things went through her mind but she hadn’t imagined what she was told. Some boys tried to hang Mickey, her child, and his teammate, MaKye McDaniel, with a noose during football practice.

She is furious because of the assault, incensed that school officials waited three days to notify her, and outraged because they illegally questioned Mickey without her presence or knowledge, she told The Final Call. Oddly, before she even knew what was happening, the principal and assistant principal were profusely apologizing, she recalled.

“This is worse than what I even thought it could be. What if my child would have been hung? The first thing they would have said was my son committed suicide. What kind of sh---t, I mean, stuff is that,” Ms. Webster said, restraining herself from cursing and struggling to speak through pain and anger.

She recounted her 14-year-old son’s ordeal: On Sept. 24, another student called him to the back of the weight room. One boy lifted him up while another tried to put a noose across his head and he had to fight them off, she said. “I don’t care if you’re White or Black. What happened to my son should never have happened,” Ms. Webster declared.

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Reply Attempted ‘lynching’ no joke say parents of Black boys in Arkansas school incident (Original post)
MrScorpio Oct 2012 OP
Evasporque Oct 2012 #1
4th law of robotics Oct 2012 #2
NYC_SKP Oct 2012 #3
Dem2TheCore Oct 2012 #4
porphyrian Oct 2012 #5
mercuryblues Oct 2012 #6
lunasun Oct 2012 #10
Scuba Oct 2012 #7
Doctor_J Oct 2012 #8
MrScorpio Oct 2012 #9
sarcasmo Oct 2012 #13
heaven05 Oct 2012 #26
roody Oct 2012 #31
Generic Other Oct 2012 #11
Raster Oct 2012 #12
JRLeft Oct 2012 #14
AspenRose Oct 2012 #30
L0oniX Oct 2012 #15
HopeHoops Oct 2012 #16
DirtyDawg Oct 2012 #17
CanonRay Oct 2012 #18
one_voice Oct 2012 #19
KittyWampus Oct 2012 #20
Jumping John Oct 2012 #25
ronnie624 Oct 2012 #21
southernyankeebelle Oct 2012 #22
defacto7 Oct 2012 #23
B Stieg Oct 2012 #24
redStateBlueHeart Oct 2012 #27
Spitfire of ATJ Oct 2012 #28
BelleCarolinaPeridot Oct 2012 #29
AsahinaKimi Oct 2012 #35
roody Oct 2012 #32
etherealtruth Oct 2012 #33
spanone Oct 2012 #34

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 10:11 AM

1. No Justice....no peace....nt

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 10:11 AM

2. That's really fucked up

 

Expulsion isn't really a suitable punishment for what appears to be attempted murder.

/Also it's "hanged" not "hung".

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 10:13 AM

3. WTF?

Fuck!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 10:16 AM

4. Prosecute - criminal assault!

Zero tolerance!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 10:17 AM

5. Have people lost their fucking minds?!

 

I guess it's good to have racists out in the open, so we know who they are, but this crosses lines. I hope someone is investigating the parents of the kids who tried to lynch the other kids, because they are either doing a shitty job at parenting or are the source of this racial hatred.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 10:22 AM

6. You have to be carefully taught to hate

Everyone involved in the incident is back at school and on the football team, except one boy, according to Mr. McDaniel. He suspects what he sees as lenient discipline may have happened because one boy involved is the son of a coach and another is the son of a school board member. “All of the boys’ parents are either affiliated with the school or local government,” he charged


That says it all, doesn't it. As long as your parents have connections, you can do whatever you want.

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 10:47 AM

10. oh yeah

their parents have their kid's back on the hate thing

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 10:23 AM

7. The right-wing has taken this country back 80 years or more ...

... their disgusting espousal of hatred as "base-building" results in murder almost every day.

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 10:38 AM

9. Jeez. nt

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 11:09 AM

13. Right on Julius Erving, right on.

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 12:52 PM

26. no

don't move. That is what's wanted. Just keep your powder dry.

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 07:15 PM

31. People have roots there, and family.

Moving costs money also.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 11:02 AM

11. OMG that is so horrible

That school district will pay for those students' college educations.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 11:05 AM

12. There are no words. Oh wait, yes there are: hire attornies, sue the school into oblivion and then..

...go after the parents of these hateful, racist little bastards. They taught their children how to hate, let them suffer the consequences. Sue the parents DOGGEDLY. Take everything they have.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 11:12 AM

14. This proves there is no more racism in America.

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Response to JRLeft (Reply #14)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 01:35 PM

30. Post-racial America, ladies and gentlemen.

Yeah, right.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 11:20 AM

15. Attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder and a hate crime...

oh yea ...and obstruction of justice.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 11:24 AM

16. That's just sick. Those kids need more than a suspension -the cops should be involved.

 

That's technically attempted homicide, but even simple assault with racial intent would be enough. If they don't discipline those kids now, they'll only get worse as they get older and then somebody WILL get lynches.

Shit.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 11:36 AM

17. That's what...

 

...the Southern Strategy...the Republican pandering dog whistling has done. It's sent a message to those that, at least, seemed to have tried to suppress their racist bigotry since we thought we were past Jim Crowe days, that its OK to 'come back out'...and we get this 'shit'. If i were a black athlete looking to 'favor' some college, particularly in the South, with my talent, I'd go public with announcing that there 'ain't no effin way I'm gonna play for the 'state university' in (fill in the blank...but starting with Arkansas) that wouldn't prosecute the kids responsible and their parents.'

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 11:42 AM

18. Sue the parents of these Klan-Kids for every nickle they will ever have.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 11:48 AM

19. I'm at a loss...

I go and watch my nephew play football every Saturday. My other nephew plays baseball. This will always be in the back of my mind now.

It makes me both furious and sad. I can't help but to cry reading this.

The other day my mom and me were talking and she was telling me that my dad had a cousin that was beaten and tied to railroad tracks and run over by a train. My dad in going to be 77 this year and his cousin was a few years older than him and this happened when he was a teenager, to give you some perspective on when it happened.

You think things are getting better then you read about a woman being set on fire by the KKK (according to the victim--white me at the very least) and then this.

I told her some people like to say we're living in a post racial nation. I disagree, I think the election of President Obama was like kicking a hornets nest. The crawled out of the woodwork.

We still have a very long way to go in the country. It's not just black and white either, it's Hispanic, Muslim, etc.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 11:51 AM

20. Is there any standing for Feds to get involved? Cause the local and state police won't do anything.

I HOPE THEY CAN FIND A GOOD LAWYER.

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #20)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 12:51 PM

25. I contacted the DOJ - looks like attempt murder and assault + hate crime to me.nt

 

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 11:59 AM

21. Racism and the 'jock culture', equals a volatile mixture.

Both need to be expunged from human society forever.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 12:02 PM

22. They should be proscuted simple and plain. She is right her son and his friend's teammates got

 

away with attempted murder.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #22)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 12:19 PM

23. I don't think they will.

The backlash will be great and there will be repercussions. There had better be, or they will be an outcry for justice that they will never live down.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 12:56 PM

27. Welcome to the great state of Arkansas

Wasn't this the same state where Eisenhower had to send federal troops to the state to help escort black students to school, for fear that they would be physically harmed or killed otherwise?

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 01:05 PM

28. I can see the autorities here thinking, "Oh God, this is going to get national attention."

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 01:10 PM

29. OMG!!!!!!!!

I don't know if I really want to bring children into this world when I read stories like this. How would explain to my children? I remember asking my mother stories about the KKK when I was 6 years old - because I could not understand how they hated me for my color. I'm 32 years old and I still don't. Never will.

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Response to BelleCarolinaPeridot (Reply #29)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 07:33 PM

35. I don't get it either..

I seriously don't. Where I am, I have never seen it, but just going on line, people are embolden to say what ever they want, whether its hurtful or not. I don't get the fear, and we are no threat to anyone. As my friend says, Haters gotta hate. This country has become filled with too many HATERS.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 07:17 PM

32. I hope they seek legal help from

Southern Poverty Law Center.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 07:20 PM

33. Welcome to the new Tea Bag Order

The Tea Baggers have normalized horrific aberrant behavior .... shameful actions from our history are now front and center.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 07:20 PM

34. we are a racist nation after all, always have been i guess.

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