Mayor Bosley Jr. said that, “We really wanted to get on this issue in Kansas City where this little 16 year old boy” went to the wrong house looking for his sister, and a guy shot him in the head and arm. He survived.
State Senator Barbara Washington of Kansas City stated the man said he, “shot the boy because he saw a menacing figure, but we all feel it was because Ralph was black.” Listen to entire segment on YouTube
Felicia Hampton stated, “And then he shot him again when he was down. He shot him in the arm”
Senator Barbara Washington wanted to be clear that the old man never went out of his house. “He shot him through the glass. He definitely saw him before he shot him. His statement said he knew he was black and he was afraid for his life. He was charged. He did make a bond. He went to an arraignment and pleaded not guilty.
One grandson said he watches too much FOX News and that sort of thing. He felt like his grandfather has been engrained in racism from watching what he watches. The 16 year old is at home recovering. “
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