If an undocumented immigrant ran over a 14-year-old white girl, how many tweetering fingers do you think Donald Trump would sprain trying to broadcast the details to his deplorable horde?
But when a white Iowa woman purposely hits a young girl of color with her car?
According to media reports, Nicole Marie Poole Franklin, a 42-year-old Iowa woman, has been arrested after admitting to local police that she deliberately hit a 14-year-old girl on a sidewalk in Clive, Iowa, on December 9. The girl was walking to school when Poole Franklin allegedly ran her over with her car.
During her interview with detectives, Poole Franklin, a Des Moines resident, said she was the driver and intentionally struck the girl because she “was a Mexican,” police said. Poole Franklin then “made a series of derogatory statements about Latinos,” police said.
Poole Franklin was charged with assault in a separate incident on December 9 after police said she used racist terms toward a clerk and customers at a West Des Moines convenience store and threw items at the clerk, KCCI reported. This incident took place about an hour and a half after the hit-and-run.
Authorities are looking at whether Poole Franklin running the girl over was a hate crime, Clive Police Chief Michael Venema said during a news conference.