So in the beating case, the parents were afraid to press charges. They probably figured their son was a racist and deserved it. Liberals!
If the assault victim reads this, I want you to hear loud and clear from us.
YOU DID NOT DESERVE TO GET BEAT UP BY A GANG OF BLACK KIDS. EVEN IF THEY THINK YOU ARE A RACIST. EVEN IF YOU WERE A RACIST IT IS WRONG AND ILLEGAL TO BEAT YOU UP. IF YOU WANT TO GET IN TOUCH WITH A SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY THAT BELIEVES IN YOUR RIGHT TO NOT GET BEATEN UP, AND WILL SCREAM IT OUT LOUD FOR YOU, START COMMENTING HERE.
Amherst Police Chief Scott Livingstone has confirmed that his department did NOT do an investigation into the most recent racial incident just now coming to light where a white student was “aggressively and seriously” assaulted by black students.
The parent of the victim did not wish to press charges and furthermore wanted NO police involvement whatsoever. Chief Livingstone stated that once that was confirmed with the parents APD involvement ceased.
ARHS state approved anti-bullying plan
Yes, as a parent I can understand the natural inclination to protect your child from the glare of public scrutiny. But there’s a fine line between right to privacy and the general public’s right to know — especially when that general public also has children in the school system.
Last year a young woman under the influence of alcohol fell on Fearing Street, hitting her head on a curb. She was transported to Baystate Medical Center where she died. At the parents request UMass agreed not to release any information about the sad incident. Which of course in this Internet age, backfired.
Amherst College received a deserved slew of negative publicity for the way this mishandled rape cases, one that resulted in a young man, Trey Malone, committing suicide.
Simply put, if it’s not now mandatory for a public or private school, kindergarten-through-college, to report a serious crime (bullying, physical assault, rape, etc) to the local police department and/or District Attorney — especially if it’s a hate crime — then it damn well should be!