Welcome to Trump’s America, where bigots can run over kids on the sidewalk.
The girl was walking to Indian Hills Junior High when a vehicle drove onto the sidewalk, ran over her and left the scene, the release said. Officials say the girl was able to return to school one week after the incident, according to CNN affiliate WOI-TV.
During her interview with detectives, Poole Franklin, a Des Moines resident, said she was the driver and intentionally struck the girl because she “was a Mexican,” police said. Poole Franklin then “made a series of derogatory statements about Latinos,” police said.
I’m glad the girl is physically OK now, but you have to wonder how safe she’s going to feel about using public sidewalks from now on.
There’s still one thorny question to resolve, a difficult problem that will require bringing in a Hercule Poirot to puzzle out.
Authorities are looking at whether Poole Franklin running the girl over was a hate crime, Clive Police Chief Michael G. Venema said during a news conference.
Oooh, that’s a difficult one.