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Reply #19: Wrong, yes. Wrong enough to be arrested? Hell no. [View All]

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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-25-08 11:51 AM
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19. Wrong, yes. Wrong enough to be arrested? Hell no.
Call his parents, put him in detention, even a short suspension, sure. But we have GOT to stop relying on the police to intervene in situations like this. This is not a matter for law enforcement in any meaningful way; all it does is teach kids that if you step out of line even slightly, the fucking law will have your ass. It increases cop-fear, and that is the LAST thing we want to do if we wish to foster independent thinking and a willingness to commit civil disobedience in defense of what it RIGHT.

We don't need an entire generation of children who grow up terrified of, and easily intimidated-by, police officers. Americans are too easily cowed as it is.
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