PATERSON — The Paterson chapter of the NAACP is calling on the Passaic County prosecutor to drop charges against three boys, one of whom is 6, who are accused of fatally torturing a neighborhood cat, an incident whose reaction on the Internet has provoked an angry backlash in Paterson on behalf of the boys.
The statement came amid protests by city residents to harsh online comments about the accused boys, who are ages 12, 10, and 6, as well as resentment about outsiders’ opinions about life in Paterson.
In a statement issued Tuesday, the Rev. Kenneth Clayton, the NAACP branch president, said the children were “criminalized and railroaded,” and that the charges “serve no purpose other than to expose these children to a criminal justice system that is often inhumane in its treatment of minorities. . . This is compa
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