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Friday, May 05, 2006

Negro child in sex rampage


Is this next for public school students?

Boy, 9, cuffed over grope rap

BY DORIAN BLOCK, ALISON GENDAR and ROBERT F. MOORE
DAILY NEWS WRITERS

A 9-year-old boy accused of groping a lunch lady at his Brooklyn school was hauled from class in handcuffs - sparking his father to lash out yesterday at cops' treatment of the third-grader.

"They didn't have to put him in handcuffs," said Rolando Syffrard Sr., 60. "He's not a criminal."

He said that officials at Public School 116 in Bushwick didn't call him until after the scared boy already had been taken to the 83rd Precinct stationhouse Wednesday.

"The school called the house and told us to pick him up at the police [station]," Syffrard said. "This is not the way they're supposed to do it. They're supposed to call me before taking him out of the school."
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Police defended their use of handcuffs, saying the boy was belligerent. "Even minors are handcuffed to assure the safety of both the police officer and the individual in custody," said NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne. "And the practice is well within guidelines."

Still, most parents arriving at the Knickerbocker Ave. school to pick up their kids yesterday called the restraints excessive. "Arresting him with handcuffs on is the real crime," said Delfina Ortiz, the mother of a first-grader.


What Browne, Ray Kelly's mouthpiece and hatchet man, forgot to say is "of course we handcuff all negro children on a sex rampage. We don't know what he might have done. In some cases, we use leg irons to make sure that the rampaging negro child is controlled.In some cases, we use tasers to control the little beasts"

Of course he didn't say that. He just meant that. The kid is 9 and is scared of police, so the idea that he was acting up is unlikely.

But there is an assumption of criminality which comes with brown skin. Could anyone imagine a blonde haired, blue eyed 9 year old girl being carted off in cuffs? The cop would be in jail. But parents of minority kids are supposed to accept this as if this is normal and correct

posted by Steve @ 11:56:00 AM

11:56:00 AM

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