Most people know that Missouri is a racist town so it didn't surprise me to hear that people are outraged because the boy who burned a black teen is white and he is not being charged appropriately. It is said that he is being treated differently than a black teen would have been treated, had a black teen set a white one on fire. This is the story.
A 15-year-old Poplar Bluff, MO boy has been hospitalized after he was doused with gasoline and set on fire, according to police.
A 16-year-old boy is accused of squirting gasoline on Walter Currie Jr. and lighting the fire. The boy is being charged as a juvenile with first-degree assault and is being held in the Butler Ripley County Juvenile Authority and Detention Center.
The Poplar Bluff police said the victim was standing with some friends Saturday when two boys with whom Walter was feuding came up to him. One of the two boys squirted Walter with a squeeze bottle filled with gasoline, then ignited it with a lighter.
Walter, the teen was was set on fire is in good condition at a St. Louis-area hospital with burns to his chest, stomach and arms.
I hate that teens are so violent now. I also hate the fact that it seems we are losing the battle to save them.