I posted on the story of the 13 year old Kansas City boy set on fire by two black teens when it got some attention a few weeks ago. I believed that since the story didn't fit the "privileged whites / oppressed black" narrative sought by the Elite Media it would be buried.
However, I did include this:
JUST WHAT IS THE ALLEGATION? I question this headline in The Root:
Black Teens Allegedly Light White Teen on Fire
I understand that news outlets employ an abundance of caution when naming names, but no suspects have been identified. Is there serious doubt as to whether (a) the victim was white, or (b) his assailants were black, or (c) he was set on fire?
OK, maybe there is some doubt. Team Root will look like geniuses if this kid was really burned in a meth lab explosion in his basement.
Several weeks have gone by and the story has disappeared, not just from the national media but from the local Kansas City news outlets. The national media I can rationalize, but the local news?
Which leads me to focus on this puzzling paragraph in this story:
Kansas City, Missouri Police wouldn’t speak on camera about the incident on Tuesday. Though, did tell 41 Action News, that after several interviews with the boy, they don’t believe the incident needs to be investigated as a hate crime.
The boy’s family disagrees.
I don't think the cops are looking for a meth lab but I wonder whether they are looking for anyone at all. The cops won't go on camera, they don't think its a hate crime, the local outlets have dropped it - one logical explanation is that the kid's story doesn't hang together.
And a bonus baffler - the news video clearly shows the gasoline can allegedly used by the assailants still sitting next to the porch a day later. Unless the news crew is engaging in creative reenactment, what kind of police investigation is that? Surely even the Sanford PD would have wanted the gas container as evidence.
Well - maybe a thirteeen year old was playing with gas, lit himself up and lied to the cops and his parents. In that scenario, letting it slide may be best for everyone.
Perhaps somewhere in the blogosphere are people who actually know some Kansas City cops who can shed some light on this. As a proud member of the VRWC, we don't want to be Duke lacrosse/faculty dupes on this. And if I have to salute Team Root, well - I have found a place for crow in my low-carb diet before.
IF THIS DOG'S NOT BARKING MAYBE THAT DOG WON'T HUNT: Rush Limbaugh worked in Kansas City and presumably has some contacts there. Can some regular listeners tell us whether he has been pushing this story? I am coming up empty in his archives.