Again – these stories are becoming way too common:
-New York City police say four Staten Island teenagers accused of bullying a Muslim classmate are now facing hate crime charges.
The Staten Island Advance says the incidents occurred from October 2009 to June 2010. Authorities say the bullies called the boy a “terrorist,” frequently punched him in the groin and spit in his face.
The boy said he hoped the bullying would end when he left intermediate school. He finally told his family after learning that two of the alleged tormentors were in his high school class.
NYPD Lt. John Grimpel says three 14-year-olds and a 15-year-old are charged with assault and aggravated harassment as a hate crime.
The Muslim family immigrated from Trinidad in the 1980s.
When the boys are 14 and 15 a very close look must be given to the parents. We also need to look at society as a whole. When we allow people like the cast of Fox News to liter our airways with hate-filled rhetoric, it will eventually sink down to our children. Go along with my post from yesterday, we really need to get the national debate going on this, starting a long time ago.