Cops Refuse to Release Info on White Teens that Hung 8-Year-Old Bi-Racial Boy (But He’s Alive!)

*“These people need to be protected,” Chase said. “Mistakes they make as a young child should not have to follow them for the rest of their life.” While this oh-so-familiar stance is one that suits young folks who may involve themselves in things like petty theft, smoking weed and even fighting, is it really suitable for hanging a kid from a tree?

Apparently it is according to Claremont Police Chief Mark Chase; who refuses to release information on the group of white teenagers who thought it was cool to hang an 8-year-old biracial boy from a tree.

Excuse me, but I’m still trying to wrap my brain around this cops opening words…”These people need to be protected.”

So we’re protecting the guilty now?

The incident happened on August 28 in New Hampshire, and Chase cites the fact that because these white kids are  juveniles, he cannot discuss the case publicly. He then goes on to state how the justice system is designed differently: adults face punishment; while the youth juvenile justice system is designed to correct and rehabilitate aberrant behavior. 

The boys mother, Cassandra Merlin, is beyond angry.  She stated…

“So my son is being flown to Dartmouth after a 14 year old kid decided to hang him from a tree. I don’t care if this was a so called accident or not. My son almost died because of some little sh** teenage kids.” (sic)

It’s interesting to note how different the language is here, from the usual “hoodlums” and “criminals” used to describe African American teens such as Trayvon Martin. 

Raw Story reports that the victim’s grandmother, Lorrie Slattery, said the boy was playing with a group of children and teens when they began to taunt him with racist epithets and throw sticks and rocks at him.

Someone stood on a picnic table and the group wrapped a rope from a nearby tire swing around the boy’s throat, then kicked him off the table.

The victim swung back and forth three times before he was able to free himself. None of the teens came to his aid.

Thanks to everything good, the little boy is recovering and preparing for his first day of school.

This, my friends, is the America that Donald Trump has built.

Want to let the Claremont Police know exactly how you feel about this case? Give ’em a call at (603) 542-9538.

Read more of this Raw Story report, including whether the police think it was racially motivated, at Raw Story.

6 thoughts on “Cops Refuse to Release Info on White Teens that Hung 8-Year-Old Bi-Racial Boy (But He’s Alive!)”

  1. If that were my son, it wouldn’t matter what the police decided to do. These animals would have much bigger problems to worry about. This is outrageous.

  2. As the grandmother of 4 biracial boys who happen to have light skin, It infuriates me that these so called boys would do something that should have them in a juvenile detention center. This doesn’t start with the kids it starts at home. Strip the skin off the entire human race and what do you have??? You have a population that would all look alike. Darker skin to protect the people in climates that would live with burned skin their entire life. It all angers me that after all these years I am seeing what I watched on tv in the 60’s. Parents are to blame no matter what racial problems come up. When will American people and their children understand WE are American’s who came to this land, removed it from the American Indians who lived here long before we ruined their lives and heritage. It is time for American’s to come together as a country protecting any that carry the name American. Too many children today are given everything, do not know what work is and that leads to trouble. If these kids that hung this child I am sure they started with animals and have moved on from there. Hiding their names will accomplish nothing but open the doors to prison later in life.

  3. This is an outrage and the people of New Hampshire should be outraged as should all Americans. How much hate can fill the heart of teenager that would cause them to inflict this type of torture on someone half their age and size. These teenagers are bullies and I fear what type of home they have grown up in to think this behavior is acceptable. This is a hate crime, they should be punished to the full extent of the law. The residents of their city and America has a right to know what type of predators live among them, so that they can better protect their children. Shame on you Police Chief Chase

  4. Such on-point comments indeed, Nana and Andrea! Thank you so very much for weighing in.

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