NewsCase Against 11-Year-Old Boy Who Urinated In Public Dismissed

Case Against 11-Year-Old Boy Who Urinated In Public Dismissed

The incident sparked nationwide conversation with some people believing that race was a contributing factor.

Quantavious was sentenced in December by Judge Rusty Harlow to three months of probation as well as a book report on athlete Kobe Bryant. Additionally, the probation agreement imposed strict measures against the third grader, including discretionary drug tests and an 8 p.m. curfew during Christmas. However, Latonya and the family’s attorney, Carlos Moore, rejected these terms citing its harshness, instead calling for the charges to be dropped entirely or to proceed to trial. 

Moore believes that race was a factor in the child’s arrest. “He did what any reasonable person would do: He urinated next to the car behind the door — not exposing himself to anyone,” he told NBC News. “He would not have been arrested, prosecuted or sentenced if he was any other color, race, besides Black.”

“We are not going to appeal,” said Latonya in December. “He will not have a criminal record; this is probation. And he is a fan of Kobe Bryant, so he doesn’t mind writing the two-page report. But, still, the principle of it — he should not have to do anything. He should be enjoying his Christmas holiday like the other kids.”

Source: Black Enterprise

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