They are debating about Police in all schools here in South Florida.
The rich folk neighborhoods, are all against it, because they know the Popo have been in public schools in the less fortunate districts for years already. And all they've done is made criminals out of kids exhibiting typical school yard behavior. Like shoot a spit ball, "go to jail", keep talking after a teacher told you to be quiet, "go to jail", disrupt a class, "go to jail", be disruptive in a class, "go to jail". A trip to jail has replaced the Dean or Gym coach's paddle.
While the parents in the "Good school districts" thinks it's barbaric to paddle kids in the Cretin zones, it seems they prefer a good ole fashioned ass beating for their own kids, rather than a day spent in juvie.
This is exactly why the police must be criminally prosecuted for false arrest, endangering the welfare of a child, and child abuse. I hope the family wins the suit and it comes out of the pensions of the police in that department. It's the only way to incentive police not to do this shit.
But law-enforcement sources insisted that Wilson was treated like any other young suspect.
That just means that the police should be prosecuted for many other crimes. It's like a rapist saying, "I just raped her like I've raped any other young woman.". As if doing a crime multiple times makes it ok.
What the hell is up with this picture and the caption? It sounds like the NY Post is libeling the kid as well, but they are the ones reporting the story that the kid was falsely accused. WTF?
Everybody speeds. Even that person in front of you in the fast lane slowing all the traffic down is going 70 mph. Most of us break the law daily. The traffic laws that are intended to make us safe have become a revenue source for the government.
I would guess that more people fear the police than trust them. Granted cops have a horrible job, busting the scum of the earth, but they also have the power to financially penalize anyone who goes 30 in the 25 zone, or makes that "Hollywood Stop" at the empty intersection.
This is an excellent example of a child who will never look to the police for assistance... they will forever be the enemy to him.
I was raised in several "disadvantaged" neighborhoods. The police were not friendly. There were lots of drugs where I grew up and even if you were innocent interactions with the police were like being questioned by the gestapo, "Your papers please!".
More people will probably deal with a cop in a traffic stop than having the police come to your rescue during a crime.
The country is full of unprosecuted criminals. From the highway speeder to the corporate fraudster, no one is innocent.
If your poor, the system may eat you up. If your wealthy you will get a lawyer to argue what is is.
Police are part of the war on terror, the war that has succeeded the war on drugs. Soon all will be suppressed.
I think the parents should have been arrested, brought in and asked why they allow their son to bully others into giving up what they own. Where does stopping the Bully begin?? Blame the Police? I think not. You seem to forget that someone called the police because they didn't have anywhere else to go with it. I guess " now now son, that was not nice stealing that other childs money, lets not do it again, now go play nice" was the correct response, again I think not. Where do the rules begin and what should the punshment be, I don't agree with handcuffing any child, I don't see a problem taking the kid into the police station along with the parents and reading the riot act to them. Obviously the child has not been taught that it is wrong to Bully others.
I think the parents should have been arrested, brought in and asked why they allow their son to bully others into giving up what they own.
From the article:
"The money, which was supposed to be used for a school trip that never happened, had fallen on the ground in front of Wilson and two other boys, and one of them scooped it up.
Wilson was falsely accused of taking it, and he scuffled with one of the kids."
Unless you know something nobody else does, there was no bullying involved - at least not on the part of this little boy. According to the story, he was accused and he got in a fight when he denied that he stole the money. No article written on the incident has clearly said who threw the first punch.
His parents weren't notified where he was for several hours (up to 10!). Do you truly believe that it's in the public's best interest to arrest a child and hold him for hours - then to arrest his parents even though the "crime" for which he was held was perpetrated by someone else?
I don't see a problem taking the kid into the police station along with the parents and reading the riot act to them. Obviously the child has not been taught that it is wrong to Bully others.
Had the child actually been guilty of either stealing or bullying, it would still have been a dumb move on the part of the officers who arrested and held this small child. However, every article I've read about this incident doesn't mention bullying and it appears that it only exists in your mind.
The kid did nothing wrong, other than to become involved in a fight when accused of stealing - which according to the article was a minor scuffle (and once again, I must point out that no article has been able to show who threw the first punch).
Congratulations! It appears that you've just passed the pre-employment examination to get a job as a police officer in NYC. Your judgement appears to be as great as theirs.
As it is, there will be a confidential settlement and this young man's college education will be paid in full, courtesy of the citizens of New York City. Another "criminal" off the street!