Yikes. Quite aside from the way the police handled this case, why is the press naming and showing photographs of these 2 young boys? Acevedo is pictured — in the NY Daily News — with tears running down his chubby cheeks and his mother caressing and comforting him.
“I would have handcuffed him, too,” snapped the boy’s mother, Janet Ramos.Reyes's mother is shown wearing bright pink pants with the words "kiss" and "flirt" written all over them.
Meanwhile, lawyer for Reyes is talking about suing the city and the police department for $250 million.
CORRECTION: To put the right woman in the kiss pants.
ADDED: The original NY Post piece has the headline, "Cops handcuff and interrogate boy, 7, for hours over missing $5: family." Key word: family. The police side of it is: “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.... 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."