Racism is horrible in itself, but to involve innocent children in the ignorance is just beyond words.
Via Kent Reporter:
Kent Police arrested a man for investigation of disorderly conduct after he reportedly called a 6-year-old African-American boy a “monkey,” and threw a rock at the child as he walked past the man’s home.
When officers arrived at about 6:44 p.m. on April 4 to the house in the 2900 block of South 256th Street, they found about 10 people, mostly African-Americans, gathered outside the man’s West Hill home, according to the police report.
A grandmother reported she had walked past the man’s place with three young grandchildren and the man yelled from his porch, “I don’t know what to call you people, gooks or monkeys.”
The grandmother and mother of the children confronted the man a bit later and he continued to use racial slurs.
The man told police he threw a rock at a dog to keep it out of his yard. He denied using any racist terms. He said he asked them if they spoke English or Spanish. An officer noted the man seemed to be clearly intoxicated as he talked to police.
Officers recognized the man from other calls to the house, including a noise complaint about loud music. The man told police he turned the music up loud so he could hear it as he mowed his lawn. Officers also had responded to a domestic dispute call at the home.
I’m so glad the man was arrested. To throw a rock at an innocent child is just despicable. They should try to petition to get him removed from the neighborhood altogether.