Hate Crimes: Two 16-Year-Old Black Boys Pour Gasoline On 13-Year-Old White Boy And Lights Him On Fire…”You Get What You Deserve, White Boy’”
Tommy Sotomayor Says: Now this is some sad sick sh*t! What is wrong with the kids today when they are willing to do these types of things to each other. I did a feature talking about hate crimes going the other way and will they be prosecuted the same well lets hope for the sake of this young boy that they are.
The really sad part to me is that the kids are so young and most kids this age are only doing what they learned at home so I don’t know if I am for harsh punishment because jail is only going to produce a more hardened criminal! I pray the young boy gets better because I cant ever imagine being sat on fire and his scars will go far beyond the physical ones.
On an aside, how ironic is it that the white family’s last name is COON? I mean Im just sayin!
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.”
So sad, we hope the boy is able to heal quickly from the burns.