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New Hampshire Boy Survives Attemped Lynching By Neighborhood Kids
This is just crazy. A New Hampshire boy is recovering from severe cuts and bruising on his neck after nearly being hung from a tree with a rope by some older neighborhood kids who taunted him with racial slurs before putting the rope on him.
The boy’s grandmother, Lorrie Slattery told Valley News her grandson and a group teenagers were playing in a yard in their neighborhood around 5 p.m. on Aug. 28 when the teens started calling the boy racial epithets and throwing sticks and rocks at his legs.
Things went left after some the teens climbed onto a picnic table and grabbed a rope being used for a tire swing:
Merlin took her son to the hospital, it was there that
Insane… People think the south is bad for this kind thing but it’s just as bad in these isolated areas in other parts the country.
The child’s mother, Cassandra Merlin, posted photos her son’s injuries to Facebook with the following message:
In the meantime, there’s no telling how and if the “kids” who are responsible will actually be punished. According to NY Daily News reports the Claremont Police department did not return their request for comment, and NH1 reported that the Claremont police chief said he couldn’t comment on the investigation because those involved are juveniles and they “need to be protected.” He would not say if the incident was being investigated as a hate crime.
Slattery said police told her there wasn’t anything they could do because one or more the teenagers claimed the incident was an accident.
We hope that poor boy gets justice for what happened. His grandmother says he started school last week but he won’t speak about the incident or show emotions. Praying he gets the proper therapy to deal with what happened.
If this happened to your child, would you move?