Teen Forced to Clean Racist Graffiti with Toothbrush: Video
Teenager Shamed on YouTube after Racist Graffiti
When a 15-year-old kid identified as "Levi" was caught writing "KKK IS HERE NIGGERS [sic]" in front of a woman's home, she forced him to clean it up. With a toothbrush.
She then invited her family to watch as she embarrassed the kid even further. She makes it very clear, though, that the alternative to cleaning up vandalism with a toothbrush was an ass-kicking. To wit: "This time you're gonna clean it up. next time I'm gonna dust it off with your ass."
Looks like Levi chose wisely.
The kid seems more misguided than anything else: he claims not to even know what "KKK" stands for, or indeed anything about the organization. If that's really true, he was either put up to to the vandalism by friends, or trying to fit in with his peers. Neither is particularly encouraging. He doesn't even realize that one of his friends is half-black.
The videos below (Part 1 and Part 2) are NSFW for language, but they comprise 18 priceless minutes of a kid learning a lesson he'll likely never forget. Apparently the cleanup job took about four hours.
It's not yet clear if the woman recording the video is black or white; she uses a racial epithet herself, albeit ironically, partway through the first video.
Do you think that the woman who posted these videos went too far? Or did the punishment fit the crime? Bear in mind that this wasn't some random YouTube comment or racist tweet: this was real-life vandalism on a real-life house. Levi's alternative at the time was getting his ass kicked by the woman's son.