2005-01-26

In case anyone doesn't think fascism is rapidly creeping up on us... Boy arrested for stick-figure drawing...

Does anyone else read this and view this as anything BUT an abuse of authority? When I was a child I made all kinds of messed up drawings. I'm sure some of you have read my dirty haikus. Were they felonies? I talked about other students being dead. Maybe the police should have draggedme away in handcuffs? Article below. I am fucking outraged: Boys arrested for stick figure drawings [cnn.com] Wednesday, January 26, 2005 Posted: 7:29 AM EST (1229 GMT) OCALA, Florida (AP) -- Two boys were arrested for making pencil-and-crayon stick figure drawings depicting a 10-year-old classmate being stabbed and hung, police said. The children, charged with a felony, were taken from school in handcuffs. The 9- and 10-year-old boys were arrested Monday and charged with making a written threat to kill or harm another person. They were also suspended from school. One drawing showed the two boys standing on either side of the other boy and "holding knives pointed through" his body, according to a police report. The figures were identified by written names or initials. Another drawing showed a stick figure hanging, tears falling from his eyes, with two other stick figures standing below him. Other pieces of scrap paper listed misspelled profanities and the initials of the boy who was allegedly threatened. The boys' parents said they thought the children should be punished by the school and families, not the legal system.

1 Comments:

Blogger carolyn said...

that is very messed up... handcuffs is way overkill... and i am not familiar with juvenile justice, but i thought it was totally separate from adult.. like, juvenile detention or something.. not totally arrested with handcuffs and everything... and 9 & 10 year olds
none-the-less..

1/26/2005 11:14:00 PM 

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