She had been reported by a 15 year old girl who has just been commended (anonymously) by the police for her actions.
It appears that a black toddler in Ms Ring's care was playing with a banana and Ms Ring made some monkey noises. Ms Ring a 37 year old mother of two claims she was just having a bit of fun and playing with the child.
The police said,
"This young woman exposed a very nasty piece of racist behaviour - which, without her, would have gone unnoticed. We thank for her actions. She deserves every credit. It's an excellent example of how the community and the police should work together."Hold on, just a moment. In the past I have played with my own 'disturbingly white' children. At times they have played with bananas (they shouldn't play with their food, I know that) and I have made monkey noises. (They love the Jungle Book - King of the Swingers and so on). That I take it is no problem.
So the same action, with no doubt the same delighted response from the child (of course I wasn't there, maybe the child was screaming in indignation, though at 18 months I doubt it) was made by Ms Ring.
"a very nasty piece of racist behaviour".
Ye Gods, beating somebody up because they were black, indeed making monkey noises at somebody because they are black, yes that would be racist. Playing with a baby and making monkey noises due to the presence of a banana - case unproven. The statement by the police, applauding the actions of the 15 year old seem a part of a moral, and politically correct policing that has no place in British society, it seems overbearing and slightly sinister.
Reading a little more it appears that there were further allegations about the incident, all of which were denied byu Ms Ring. I still feel the Police's comments were heavy-handed and sinister.