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    Teen charged in NJ Walmart racial comment case
    16-year-old boy charged with making racial comment over intercom at southern NJ Walmart

    WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy patronizing a Walmart store in southern New Jersey took over the public-address system and ordered black people to leave, angering customers and prompting company leaders to apologize, police said Saturday.

    Police said the boy, whose name is not being released because he is a juvenile, went on the intercom at Walmart’s Washington Township store Sunday evening and calmly announced: “Attention, Walmart customers: All black people, leave the store now.”

    The teen was arrested Friday on charges of harassment and bias intimidation. Authorities said he was released to the custody of his parents; they did not know whether he had a lawyer.

    “This was an extremely disturbing event on many levels,” Gloucester County Prosecutor Sean Dalton said at a news conference. “Any statements like these that can cause harm or grave concern must be addressed as quickly we possibly can.”

    read more http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Teen-charged-in-NJ-Walmart-apf-588972312.html?x=0

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