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Response to Vincardog (Reply #17)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 12:47 PM

18. You are totally correct.

This was printed in Alternet the other day.
http://www.alternet.org/story/154456/is_america_on_the_verge_of_theocracy_4_fun

.here, an excerpt:

The governing-through-crime model that now imposes violence on school children all across the
country is a particularly egregious example.
How else to explain that in 2010 "the police gave close to 300,000 'Class C misdemeanor' tickets to children as
young as six in Texas
for offences in and out of school, which result in fines, community service and even
prison time"?
Behavior as trivial as a dress violation or being late for class now translates into a criminal act and is
symptomatic of what attorney Kady Simpkins insists is a growing trend in which "we have taken childhood
behaviour and made it criminal."
All of these violations point to the ongoing and growing fundamentalisms and "rule of exceptions" in
the American polity that bear witness to the growing authoritarianism in American life.

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