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Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:42 am

USA! USA! USA!

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Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:06 pm

Meanwhile:

Afraid of Missing the Next School Shooter, One Prosecutor Charged 216 Kids. Now He’s Rethinking. (Wall Street Journal)
HOUSTON—In the tense aftermath of last year’s massacre in Parkland, Fla., prosecutors around the country vowed to go after any student who made threats against schools, hoping to keep their communities from suffering a similar fate.

Now, some are moving away from the zero-tolerance approach, saying they want to avoid overcharging students in school threat cases that don’t turn out to be serious.
“Obviously, we’re all petrified of the next school shooter. But our mission should be to protect kids, not arrest kids,” said John Jordan, chief juvenile prosecutor for the district attorney of Harris County, Texas, which includes Houston.
Under Mr. Jordan, Harris County charged an unprecedented 216 students in the three months following the Feb. 14, 2018, Parkland shooting, including many with felonies. But when Mr. Jordan examined the cases last summer, he found that nearly 90% involved first-time offenders. More than half were 12-, 13- or 14-year-olds. And charges in some cases were reduced or dropped after prosecutors looked more closely at the cases.
Following the Parkland shooting, Eric Smith, the prosecutor in Macomb County, part of the Detroit metropolitan area, also promised to aggressively charge students over school threats, even if they claimed they were joking. Last year, he prosecuted 66 felony school threat cases.
In one case in Pensacola, Fla., the week after Parkland, high-school junior Malik Kameka was placed in juvenile detention for two weeks after part of a Snapchat video he made warning friends of a rumored threat to their high school was itself interpreted as a threat. The then-17-year-old was charged with a felony and a misdemeanor. He was expelled through the following school year.
“It completely changed my life and I’ve been having to work so hard just to catch up and get back on track with school,” said Mr. Kameka, now 18. He said he would attend another school district this fall for his senior year and is hoping to enroll in the military after graduation.

Overreact much?
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:17 pm

Maybe the answer is the schools should stop inculcating despair. And yes they are.

Yes I get that this is not their deliberate intention, but that doesn't make the schools not evil.

Stupid has an evil all its own.
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Post by sparks » Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:40 pm

Indeed. But when it comes to our 'education system', what can one expect for a buck two twenty a ... day?
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Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:14 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:17 pm
Maybe the answer is the schools should stop inculcating despair. And yes they are.

Yes I get that this is not their deliberate intention, but that doesn't make the schools not evil.

Stupid has an evil all its own.
When you say "inculcating despair", could you be a little more specific about what you mean?

Because, honestly, that could mean any number of things.
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Anaxagoras wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:14 pm
When you say "inculcating despair", could you be a little more specific about what you mean?
Second that.

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:01 am

Train them to believe they have no future.

Sorry for the big words before.
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Post by Rob Lister » Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:39 am

$12.99? That's a damn good deal.

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Post by Giz » Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:03 pm

Witness wrote:
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Needs an endorsement by Cornwallis or tarleton or someone.

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:13 pm

Great for making nooses. :BigGrin3:
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:06 pm

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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
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Here's a Superman villain they'd never do today. :BigGrin3:

Sorry no artwork, but a good précis of Bullboa (scroll down a bit).
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I was real big on Superman from about age 3 up until puberty.

I remember my father reading this aloud one to me, complete with a phoney Mexican accent in the appropriate places.

And he was a real leftist too. A foreign country indeed.

However one day when I was alone in the living room and earnestly reciting the opening to the Superman TV show (as if it were the Pledge of Allegiance or something), my father walked into the room and told me that being saved by Superman is not the American way. :coolspecs:
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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