A civil rights complaint has been filed against Kristina Graper for telling a 9-year-old Black boy that she would, “Kneel on his neck”. The incident happened on May 10 while the boy was playing with Kristina’s child at a neighborhood park. The ordeal started when her child pushed the boy who in turn broke his foam missile.
Kristina’s child then ran home and reported the incident to her and she rushed to the park to confront her baby’s attacker. Getting to the park Kristina started yelling racial slurs at the now frightened 9-year-old boy and she told him she would “Kneel on his neck”.
The young boy understood her remarks to mean a reference to the murder of George Floyd which took place last year. Todate the boy is frightened to go back to the park alone and claims he will only go there when other children are there to help keep him safe.
The young boy’s mother immediately called the police to report the incident and when they met with Kristina she denied uttering the words. Kristina claims she did not tell the young boy that she would kneel on him but rather she said, “You wonder why you guys get fucking kneeled on.”
On Oct.7, Attorney General John Formella started the fight for justice for the 9-year-old black boy. A preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 17. Kristina could face a maximum civil penalty of $5,000 for her racial insults.