I remember being shocked and outraged by the original story–an unsuspecting mama is accosted by a couple of African American teens and her baby is murdered .
When the story re-surfaced meme-style as a defense for racism and murder I left it alone. I thought–tragic, but the assailants were charged.
Then my fellow child advocate, Miranda Yonts posted very quiet updates on the story.
It seems that there are other suspects in the case–the baby’s parents. Both tested positive for gunshot residue.
When you go back to the original story something stands out–the original suspects were tagged based on truancy records. Mama says–two black teens and the system finds two black teens. They might be guilty of nothing more serious than skipping school.
Four suspects. A terrible story. Who do you believe?