A Black child has been criminalized for taking advantage of something that he is entitled to, just like the rest of his peers.
Ryan Turk is a middle school student who attends Graham Park Middle School in Triangle, VA, which is near his hometown of Dumfries, VA. According to local authorities at the school, Ryan was combative with them after being confronted about “stealing” a small carton of milk–which he had the right to select via the school’s free lunch program.
The incident occurred on May 10, when he was harassed by the cop who accused him of stealing the 65-cent item. The young Melanoid boy is being charged with larceny, and is required to go to juvenile court. Ryan’s mother, Shamise, is disgusted by the atrocious accusations trumped up against her son, and said she was “angry” and “frustrated”.