MAPLE HEIGHTS, OHIO — Not even two weeks after calling police on 12-year-old Reggie Fields, the same people have called cops again. This time, it’s a different reason but equally as stupid.
It’s clear to say this thing has gotten out of hand regarding whites calling authorities on Blacks — simply for doing ordinary, everyday things.
While last week was quite the shocker — when neighbors Randy and Linda Krakora called police on a 12-year-old who was only cutting grass to earn money — it turns out that the same neighbors have summoned cops back to their house with a different complaint.
‘HOW MUCH AM I SUPPOSED TO TAKE?’
According to Mic, Lucille Holt-Colden was the woman who hired Fields to mow her lawn on June 23. Well — this time, on July 4 — she was hosting a barbecue in her yard and invited Reggie to play with the other kids.
The source says everyone was having a good time and eating food via the front and back yards…until two police units pulled up at Holt-Colden’s house.
The woman said officers claimed the Krakoras alleged the kids were slamming into their fence via a “Slip n Slide” water toy. One of the officers noted the fence being slightly damaged. However, no citations were issued.
The officer’s report mentioned that, if the damage was the result of playing and not criminal intent, it would be a civil matter…not a criminal one.
After officers left, Holt-Colden was so heated, she went live on Facebook.
“Somebody, anybody, better do something about this! Police [are] being called because the kids are playing in water. Maple Heights Police, you ain’t got nothing else better to do, do you?!…Mayor, what you gon’ do?!…Maple Heights chief of police, what you gon’ do?!”
If you’re interested in Holt-Colden’s video, it’s located below.
THE ABSOLUTE AUDACITY OF PRIVILEGE
Strangely enough, Mic reports that Linda Krakora participated in a recent phone interview and mentioned a bewildering, concerning statement as follows.
“We have always been told by the police that if we feel threatened, ‘Don’t confront these people, just call us.’ We’re a slightly older couple. We have a white couple in their eighties next to us. If we feel it’s going to be more of an issue to go over trying to talk to somebody, for our safety, we just call the police.”
The source reports Maple Heights Police Lieutenant Joe Mocsiran as saying the Krakoras have called police “an estimated 60 times in the 18 years they’ve lived at their current address.” Unfortunately, he also states they’ve broken no laws with their frivolous calls to police.
“There’s only a law for abuse of 911 and that’s if there’s no law actually broken,” the lieutenant notes. “If there’s no laws being broken [by the Krakoras], there’s nothing we can do.”
Apparently, the district has tried to arrange a mediation between the two families. However, the Krakoras say they’re not interested.
Yet, at the same time, they’re “angry” about all the negative attention they’re receiving. Linda Krakora mentions as follows.
“I’m sorry that [Reggie] got scared, though I don’t really think they got as scared as he says because [Reggie’s cousins] were mouthing off to my husband when the police asked them to clear our driveway. [Holt-Colden] is making this about race when race has nothing to do with it. I’ve had three for sure threatening phone calls and lots of hang ups. On Saturday, some guy from Illinois kept calling. A woman from Switzerland keeps posting on my Facebook … We have people walking past our house, taking pictures, calling us racists and stuff like that. If [Holt-Colden] wanted this to stop, she could make it stop. She’s trying to milk this to get her 15 minutes of fame.”
In case you missed the video regarding the Krakoras’ June 23rd police call, it’s also located below.
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