Request Legal Help Now - Free


Racial Slurs

Mentor, OH: (Dec-11-07) The city of Mentor brought charges against Michael McDonald, a 16-year-old Mentor boy, after he was found to have left a racist note at the home of a black family. The charges stemmed from McDonald leaving a box marked with the letters "KKK" in the driveway of Sylvia Spikes, who had just moved into the predominantly white neighborhood. Sources close to the case revealed that the box contained bananas and had racial slurs scrawled inside. Shortly after the incident, a Lake County Juvenile Court jury found McDonald guilty of aggravated menacing, ethnic intimidation and criminal trespass. Records show that McDonald served eight days in juvenile detention. In a recent development, a settlement approved by US District Judge Kathleen O'Malley in Cleveland ordered McDonald to pay $128,500 to the Spikes family to resolve the civil lawsuit. McDonald was also ordered to apologize in writing to Spikes' family.

[NEWSNET5.COM] Teen Who Made Racial Slurs To Pay $128,500 To Family

Legal Help

If you have a similar problem and would like to be contacted by a lawyer at no cost or obligation, please click the link below.
Published on Dec-13-07


Fields marked * are mandatory. Please read our comment guidelines before posting.


Note: Your name will be published with your comment.

*Email Address:

Your email will only be used if a response is needed.
*Your Comment:

Are you the defendant or a subject matter expert on this topic with an opposing viewpoint? We'd love to hear your comments here as well, or if you'd like to contact us for an interview please submit your details here.

Request Legal Help Now! - Free