posted on Jun, 1 2006 @ 09:38 PM
Another one of these stories! Yay! Doesn't it just warm your heart to know that at least once a week the state is dropping its hobnailed
boot-o-justice on the head of some child or another?
This time it's a six year old kid in Florida. Does she count as 'left behind' if she gets snapped up by the corrections system?
Now for the particulars...
According to an arrest report, on May 2, a teacher was trying to line up students to go to music class. Takovia refused to go and kicked the
teacher's aide in the ankle.
After a discussion among school officials and two law enforcement officials called to the school, the girl was arrested.
Takovia was taken to juvenile jail and held there for several hours before being released to her mother.
These stories fascinate me, because it wasn't so long ago that I was in school myself. Everything was different, just a decade ago. Two decades
ago, I was six years old myself - and situations of this sort (commonplace today) were practically unthinkable. Now, a spitball can be construed as a
terrorist attack, holding cells have taken the place of lunch room detention, and kids are treated no differently than adults (if some cases quite a
This is ludicrous, isn't it?
Nare but for the grace of God go we folks..it could be you in that holding cell, terrified, waiting for your mother - it could be your child...
That's honestly what stumps me the most, is how parents aren't getting locked up themselves, for beating these police and school administrators
senseless. Aren't parents usually really protective of their kids? Why then, are they going along with this nonsense? Are people so terrified of
the power of the state, that they've lost any will to resist?