Monday, 12 April 2010

12-Year-Old Handcuffed

While the cops ‘pepper spray’ kids in Indiana nursery schools, New York’s finest aren’t prepared to be outdone. (See Stunning Police Response)
Last week Alexa Gonzalez, a 12-year-old at Junior High School 190 in Queens, was led out of her school in handcuffs by police after she was caught for writing on her desk with an erasable, green marker.
She was suspended from school and tried in a family court, where she was given eight hours of community service and ordered to write an essay about lessons to be learned from the incident.
What she will have learned is that the police and education departments in New York City are obviously run by some of the most petty-minded, reactionary toss-pots on the planet.
She will also learn about the US litigation system, as her mother is suing both for $1m in damages.