In small town America, well-connected white boys can get away with anything. In Idaho, another atrocity - a rape of mentally disabled Black teen with a coat hanger was perpetrated by John R.K. Howard and two other hate-mongers in October 2015. Over a year later, he walks away with probation, community service and a clean record. The black teen and the white family that adopted him get nothing but the bitter taste of injustice.
I read this story and was compelled to write a MoveON petition demanding that the Federal Department of Justice charge Howard with a hatecrime. This is the ONLY way that Howard will get any jail time. The family, is filing a civil suit. Typical - those who commit hatecrimes walk free and society has to pay for their crimes!
Please sign and share this petition - it has already garnered over 4000 signatures in a week's time. The Federal Justice Department, no matter who heads it, needs to know that hatecrimes are not acceptable in America, even if Trump is at the helm. We are watching!