*“These people need to be protected,” Claremont, Massachusetts Police Chief Mark Chase said. “Mistakes they make as a young child should not have to follow them for the rest of their life.” 

While this oh-so-familiar stance is one that suits young folks who may involve themselves in things like petty theft, smoking weed and even fighting, is it really suitable for hanging a kid from a tree?

Apparently it is according to e Chief Chase; who refuses to release information on the group of white teenagers who thought it was cool to hang an 8-year-old biracial boy from a tree.

Excuse me, but I’m still trying to wrap my brain around this cops opening words…”These people need to be protected.”

So we’re protecting the guilty now?

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