NYPD In Hot Water After Handcuffing And Interrogating A 7 Year Old For “10 Hours” After Dispute Over $5 Bill
NY Post – This kid was no killer — but some callous Bronx cops sure treated him like one. Instead of earning himself a simple trip to the principal’s office, a terrified 7-year-old boy was hauled out of class, handcuffed like a hardened criminal and “interrogated” by police for a grueling 10 hours — all over a playground dispute involving $5, his family is charging. “My son was crying, ‘Mommy, it wasn’t me! Mommy, it wasn’t me!’ I never imagined the cops could do that to a child. We’re traumatized,” Wilson Reyes’ distraught mom, Frances Mendez told The Post last night. “Imagine how I felt seeing my son in handcuffs!’’ she said. “It was horrible. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.” The bizarre overreaction by cops came after the child had been accused of swiping $5 from another student after school. The money, which was supposed to be used for a school trip that never happened, had fallen on the ground in front of Wilson and two other boys, and one of them scooped it up. Wilson was falsely accused of taking it, and he scuffled with one of the kids. But law-enforcement sources insisted that Wilson was treated like any other young suspect. “We responded to a 911 call of a robbery and assault . . . Eventually, [Wilson] was taken back to the precinct and placed in the juvenile room,” a source said. “He was charged with robbery. The allegation was that he punched the kid and took his money. He took the money forcibly. “The kid came into the precinct a little bit after 3 p.m., and he was out by 7:45 p.m. . . . That’s standard for a juvenile arrest.”
Finders keepers, motherfuckers. You know who that 5 dollar bill belonged to the moment it hit the pavement? Fucking nobody, thats who. That shit is up for grabs. At that moment its Code of the Streets. If Wilson or someone else picked up that money, its his. And the little asshole who dropped it deserves to get his ass kicked. I mean how careless do you have to be to drop 5 bucks as a 7 year old? You walk around with a finski when you’re 7 and you’re like a fucking rockstar. Should have just let these kids work this out on the playground and call it a day. Losing 5 bucks and getting your ass kicked by a Puerto Rican at school is enough of a lesson to make sure this never happens again. No need to involved the police.