Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Teens hurt in racial neighborhood fight, no charges yet
New Haven, Mich. (WXYZ) - A neighborhood fight in the Amhurst subdivision in the village of New Haven on Saturday night left several young African American teens injured, beaten they say by a group of white grown ups.
It all started they say when some black teenage girls splashed some white girls at the neighborhood pool by accident. The Police chief says later on a group of about 15 teens went to the home of a white family. Everyone got into the tussle and the teens say they were hit with fists and bottles.
One of the teen girls, Kiersten Morris said, “Everybody was fighting and grown men were hitting me, like 30 year old men. They grabbed me and threw me to the ground and kicked me and punched me.
Tomorrow the chief has called a meeting with everyone involved to try to sort out what exactly sparked the trouble and settle it. The prosecutor will be the one to decide on possible charges. The chief says he doesn't think the was racially motivated.