Â Â Â Â A 12 -year-old boy has been arrested and charged with a crime.Â A 12-year-old boy has been arrested and charged with a hate crime.Â A 12-year-old boy has been arrested and charged with a felony hate crime.Â A felony hate crime.
A 12-year-old Staten Island schoolboy viciously attacked a young Muslim classmate and tried to tear off her religious headscarf in an unprovoked rage that ended with him being busted on hate-crimes charges, authorities said yesterday.
“Are you a Muslim?” young Osman Daramy allegedly barked at the 13-year-old girl during the assault at Dreyfus Intermediate School in Stapleton, police said.
Osman and an unidentified 13-year-old girl allegedly beat the terrified eighth-grader at around 1 p.m. Tuesday behind the building but still on school property. They allegedly punched and kicked her until she collapsed to the ground.
Osman also tried to rip off the victim’s hijab covering her hair, but she managed to fight him off, authorities said.
The girl suffered bruises and a cut lip.
Â Â Â Â Â What becomes clear upon reading the entire story is that young Osman is an extremely troubled youth.Â We are not here going to postulate on the wisdom of charging youths with adult crimes, or delve into the psychology of adolescent behavior when encountering socio-religious, socio-political or just plain old social situations, regardless of the background or mental or psychological capabilities of the youth.Â The point is the boy is 12 years old and if he hates, he hates the world.Â Not to belittle the seriousness of the 12-year-oldÂ punk attacking a 13-year-oldÂ girl,Â but the article said that he “barked” the question “Are you a Muslim?” at her.Â He barked.Â Obviously a hater.
“This child is a terror. He goes around terrorizing staff and students,” said a teacher at Dreyfus.
On Monday, Osman raised hell in one class when he ran amok wielding scissors after using them to cruelly lop off a girl’s hair, sources said. But instead of being booted from school or arrested, Osman was merely “suspended in-house,” a teacher said.
Osman’s behavior is so problematic that officials at one point posted a school safety agent in front of that class just “so the teacher could teach,” a staffer said.
Two weeks ago, Osman was present when five other young punks at the school robbed a deliveryman who was dropping off pizza and soda at an after-school study program, insiders said.
The crooks demanded food and cash from the deliveryman before fleeing with just the food, authorities said. They were busted the next day.
A staffer said that in the past week, a colleague was punched in the face by a student and a teacher went out on leave with an injury after being pushed into a wall.
“I feel safer walking to my vehicle outside the school than I do walking into my own school,” said a disgusted teacher. “Things aren’t reported as they should and students aren’t disciplined as they should.”
Â Â Â Â So young Osman apparently has an anger management problem and propensity for violence.Â Because he asked the girl he punched if she was a Muslim and attempted to rip her scarf off, Â he was charged with a felony hate crime.Â But for “running amok with scissors” and actually using them to CUT A GIRLS HAIR OFF, he was given an in-school suspension.
Â Â Â Â Note that young Osman was apparently not successful in tearing off the Muslim girl’s headscarf, but the attempt engendered a beef of felony hate crime because he was in the process of assaulting her.Â But the other victim, who was apparently not Muslim but was viciously assaulted with a pair of scissors?Â No hate to see here, folks!Â Move along!
Â Â Â Â Now, young Osman might be incorrigible.Â He might need psychiatric help.Â He might need whacked across his backside with a board fifteen or twenty times until great big welts appear, and then spend every spare moment not in confinement or under tutelage doing substantial labor.Â But the very recitation of all the other charges against him and his cohorts at the school indicates on the face ofÂ it that while the Muslim girl might have been a handy target, a punching bag, she was just one of many, and so the “hate crime” beef is over the top.Â Plus, as noted the kid is only twelve years old.Â His actions indicate he doesn’t even have a concept of religion, let alone a capacity for hatred because of it.
Â Â Â Â It would not be too much of a stretch to believe that the authorities in this case, fearing the wrath of Eric Holder, who recently brought the weight of the entire Justice Department down on a school corporation because they didn’t give a newbie Muslim teacher the vacation and sabbatical days she wanted, decided they would keep Eric and Co., and the ACLU, and the SPLC, and CAIR, and all the other grievance mongers away by branding a twelve-year-old boy a felony hater.
Â Â Â Â Note from the comments made by staff and teachers at this particular school that they have problems going far beyond the carryings-on of a juvenile delinquent.Â Apparently no one feels safe at that school, Muslim, long-haired girl, staff or pizza delivery guys.Â But they’re going to do the PC thing and enforce the good old zero tolerance of hate policy and let your everyday unclassified crime victims fend for themselves.
Â Â Â And as to the sensibilities of the young girl who suffered the horror and humiliation of being attacked with scissors and having her hair shorn off?Â Well, buck up, girlie.Â You’re not a protected class.
Â Â Â Â And the beat goes on………the beat goes on.