12-year-old charged in attack on asian canadian fisherman

Remember all the posts about "nippertipping" from a few years back? Out of Canada, we heard a string of reports about racial assaults, mischief and thefts against Asian Canadian fishermen -- some resulting in serious injury. More here.

The local youth apparently call it "nippertipping" when they drive around in the middle of the night looking for cars parked near the water, then creep up behind fishermen and shove them into the lake. All in good fun? No. That's racist!

Here's news on another such incident, and this time, they've caught the kid who did it -- a 12-year-old boy who is accused of pushing a fisherman into the water in Kawartha Lakes: Boy, 12, charged with pushing Asian angler.

According to police, a 46-year-old Asian Canadian man was fishing with his family from a bridge on Canal Lake when the the boy came up from behind and pushed him into the water. The boy was found by police and charged with assault, and is scheduled to appear in court on September 22.

Twelve freaking years old? Ridiculous. Police say he hasn't been charged with a hate crime, but the matter is still under investigation, with assistance from the OPP Hate Crimes/Extremism unit. More here: Youth charged in attack on Asian-Canadian angler.

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