Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Apartheid America....

It should come as no suprise to Americans that the world has started to avoid the USA. The insane security laws in place at American airports has encouraged residents down under to transit through Asia when heading to Europe rather than suffer the indignities your law enforcement community enjoys inflicting on weary travelers, but this is moving things to a whole new level of fucking insanity.

From the New Zealand Herald today.

" A six-year-old who threw a tantrum at her small-town Georgia school was taken away in handcuffs, arms behind her back, in an episode that is firing up the debate over whether teachers and police around the US are overreacting all too often when dealing with disruptive students.
The family of Salecia Johnson lashed out early today (NZ time) over her treatment and said she was badly shaken, while the school system and the police defended how they handled the episode."

What the fuck ?  Look at her.

"Kids are being arrested for being kids," said Shannon Kennedy, a civil rights attorney who is suing the Albuquerque, New Mexico, school district, where hundreds of kids have been arrested in the past few years for minor offences - including such things as having cellphones in class, burping, refusing to switch seats and destroying a history book. In 2010, a 14-year-old boy was arrested for inflating a condom in class.
In Georgia, Salecia was accused of tearing items off the walls and throwing books and toys in an outburst last week at Creekside Elementary in Milledgeville, a city of about 18,000, some 140km from Atlanta, police said. Authorities said she also threw a small shelf that struck the principal in the leg, and jumped on a paper shredder and tried to break a glass frame.
Police refused to say what set off the tantrum. The school called police, and when an officer tried to calm the child in the principal's office, she resisted, authorities said. She then was handcuffed and taken away in a patrol car."

Police officers are defending this shit. America you are fucked. What I guess we should be grateful for is that the police didn't just gun her down. Maybe the principle would have done it if Georgia had " standing your ground " laws.
" He said the girl will not be charged with a crime because she is too young.
The girl's aunt, Candace Ruff, went with the child's mother to pick her up at the police station. She said Salecia was in a holding cell and complained about the handcuffs.
"She said they were really tight. She said they really hurt her wrists," Ruff said. "She was so shaken up when we went there to pick her up."

Why on earth isn't the police officer fuckwit facing charges. This reads like an apartheid South Africa story.

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