A black Connecticut mother is speaking out after suffering verbal abuse and property damage by a group of racist individuals. Police witnessed some of the derogatory remarks and bigotry, but they did not arrest any of the suspects.
Thaniyyah Hutchinson told Hartford’s Fox 61 that she was attempting to defend a black man who was experiencing abuse from a group of white, racist men when those men began abusing her and her toddler.
She told Fox 61, “They kept hitting him and he kept falling, but he kept getting up.”
When Hutchinson called 911, the angry white men jumped on the roof of her car, and screamed racial slurs – they called her a “n*gger,” a “bitch,” and the men called her little boy a “mutt.”
Connecticut police reported a member of the group who is just 15-years-old smashed Hutchinson’s car’s window which caused glass to shatter all over her toddler who was asleep at the time. Her son was not hurt, but she says she now fears for her life.
In the interview with Fox 61, she spoke directly to the racist gang saying, “You all destroyed me. I feel hurt, I’m scared, I don’t know who to trust, this is at my own corner store where I look over my shoulder and I can’t take my baby to the corner store.”
Lt. John Perry of the Norwich Police Department said police officers witnessed some of the derogatory remarks and bigotry statements, however, no one was arrested, taken into custody and did not have their mugshots taken. A court summons was issued to five men. Fox 61 added, “the 15-year-old is facing intimidation through bigotry and racial bias, assault of an officer, risk of injury to a minor, interfering with an officer and third-degree criminal mischief.”
“Brenda Mejia, 57, of Norwich has been charged with interfering with an officer. Lindsey Wysoczynski, 25, of Norwich, Julie Wysoczynski, 35, of Norwich and Derek DIxon, 26, of Norwich have each been charged with intimidation through bigotry and racial bias,” according to the Fox station.
“We have a zero-tolerance policy within this police department and we will not stand for any actions like this,” Perry told Fox 61.