Monday, February 23, 2009

Disobeying is a criminal act (Wendy McElroy)

Wendy McElroy on the troubling rise of arrests and abuse by cops at public schools for offenses that used to result in suspensions:

The Smoking Gun reports (02/17/09), "Student Arrested For Classroom Texting: Wisconsin girl, 14, nabbed after refusing to stop messaging." The article states,

A 14-year-old Wisconsin girl who refused to stop texting during a high school math class was arrested and...issued a criminal citation for disorderly conduct, which carried "a bail of $298," and had her phone confiscated. The scheduled for an April 20 court appearance.

My FOX Chicago further explains, The student was issued a citation for disorderly conduct, based on her disruption of the class, insubordination and lying to security. is illegal for a 14-year-old not to be in school and, while there, it is illegal for him/her to have the incorrect attitude or display the incorrect peaceful behavior. Disobeying a teacher has become a criminal matter for the police and court system to handle. As the UK Register comments (tongue-in-cheek) on the girl who was cuffed by the cops, Let's face it, since the girl initially refused to be searched, she was lucky to avoid a solid tasering. Mark my words, it's the only language these feral kids understand, etc etc. (Note: the cuffing and arrest of American high school students for offenses that used to draw suspensions is on the rise. Click here and here for similar stories.)

There are several messages here. First and foremost, do NOT send your child to public school if at all possible. Public school is a form of child abuse; do not deliver your children into the hands of abusers.

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