Mike Burke

Woman Who Hit Kids Due to Race Get 25 Years In Prison

A white Iowa woman who admitted she ran over and tried to kill two children with her car because of their race was sentenced in federal court to 25 years in prison.

Nicole Poole Franklin, 43, pleaded guilty in April to federal hate crime charges for attempting to kill a 12-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl in December 2019.

The Department of Justice said she targeted the minors “because of their race and national origin.” The boy is Black and the girl is Hispanic.