Desmoines Register – Nicole Poole Franklin, 42, told police she targeted her victim because the girl “is Mexican.” Clive Police Chief Michael Venema shared Franklin’s admission at a news conference Friday morning.
She now faces an attempted murder charge and a number of other charges from a racially-charged incident that occurred 15 minutes later. Community members are calling for Franklin, 42, to be charged with a hate crime because she admitted targeting the girl because of race.
Natalia Miranda, 14, was struck by a vehicle just before 5 p.m. on Dec. 9, she told the police. She was walking on a sidewalk in the 9200 block of Indian Hills Drive on her way to Indian Hills Junior High School in Clive, court records show. Miranda suffered several injuries, but the driver did not stop to help her. Franklin was charged with attempted murder Friday after police linked her to the hit and run, police said. Her bond was set at $1 million. See a video report here:
“I didn’t do anything. I am just a girl walking to a basketball game. I didn’t deserve this”😭
A racist white woman from Iowa drove on to the side walk, ran her over and left
She told the police she did it because the girl ‘was a Mexican’
— Skye Boo 🦋 (@LimitlesSkye) December 21, 2019
Franklin smoked methamphetamine hours before intentionally hitting a 14-year-old Miranda, according to court documents.
Less than an hour after Miranda was struck, police at 5:15 p.m. were called to the Conoco gas station in the 100 block of 1st Street in West Des Moines for a woman creating a disturbance and using racial slurs, court records show. Franklin was arrested and charged with assault, operating under the influence, theft and public intoxication, court records show. Hate charges are also being considered in this case, West Des Moines Police Sgt. Dan Wade said.
Kevin Reed, 53, said he was checking out at the gas station when he saw Franklin throwing potato chips, destroying merchandise, and calling people names. He said Franklin appeared to be “on something.” Waheed Abdul, 57, co-owns the Conoco with his brother. He wasn’t working the day of Franklin’s arrest but said surveillance footage showed Franklin targeting his brother with racial slurs.
Abdul said the footage from Dec. 9 showed Franklin in the store for more than 20 minutes. He said she pocketed a container of ice cream and threw items from the counter at his brother, whom police said was not injured in the incident. Some of the store’s customers, including Reed, stayed with Abdul’s brother until police arrived out of fear that Franklin would injure him, he said. Franklin told responding officers that she was under the influence of drugs, records indicate. Police said she “was fidgety and had dilated pupils consistent with drug use.”
In February 2018, Franklin was charged with harassment and domestic abuse assault after she bit her boyfriend and threw something that struck him in the back of the neck, according to a criminal complaint. During the confrontation, Franklin picked up a butcher’s knife and repeatedly said she would kill her boyfriend, the complaint said.
First off, our thoughts and prayers go to the victim – Natalia Miranda. If this story is true, and it looks like it is, Nicole Poole Franklin is going to jail for a long time, and she should. The racial aspect of this story is horrific and needs to be condemned to the utmost extent.
I don’t know of any reputable conservative that would accept this behavior. If any would, they should be rooted out of the conservative movement. We do note that these racially charged attacks have also occurred from the left. But of course, this story has gone viral. The cries that this is Trump’s America has been spread far and wide. Then condemning all Trump supporters of being just like this deranged woman. We could do some “whataboutism,” and there could be a long list, but this would fall on deaf ears.
A couple of things of note that is overlooked on many reporting websites – they don’t want you to know. She is a meth head. A Psyco, that tried to kill her boyfriend earlier with a knife. She obviously is a mental case. We don’t even know her party affiliation, or whether her beliefs are consistent with any conservative beliefs. They are not – a conservative would not agree with her lifestyle and her racial views. Not making any excuses for Franklin, we wonder what got her to the state she is in. Perhaps she was abused as a child or from a dysfunctional broken home – running with the wrong crowd. Franklin will get no empathy. It’s not the attempted murder hit-and-run that is the problem. This happens all the time. She committed the unpardonable sin of racism.
We have seen a few incidents where people go Psyco on drugs, and then try to kill people. It does give one pause to consider – Project MKUltra. Some will claim a false-flag, but we won’t go to this level of conspiracy theories. But it is true that the media immediately jumps and assume Trump supporters are the problem and begin the smear before they even hear the whole story. As soon as it is discovered that the narrative is false, the story gets quickly buried. If not, the story will get rinsed and repeated for the full effect.
If you have more information on this story, please advise in the comments – if we find anything, we will come back to this report – but don’t hold your breath.