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Handcuffed-kids discrimination suit dismissed against Westerville school employees
Columbus Dispatch ^ | September 12, 2013 | Kathy Lynn Gray

Posted on 09/13/2013 10:45:53 AM PDT by kevcol

Two Westerville school-district employees did not discriminate against two youngsters who were handcuffed by police after a 2011 school-bus incident, a federal judge has concluded.

Tonya Mitchell had sued bus driver Deidre Vandewater and Pointview Elementary School Principal Jeanne Roth, accusing them of discriminating against her son and daughter because they are black.
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Michelle and Mikeal Mitchell were 7 and 8 and students at Pointview in October 2011 when a fight broke out on their bus. Vandewater kept Mikeal and a female student on the bus until Roth arrived. Later, when Michelle and Mikeal were in Roth’s office, she called police after the children ran around, knocked items off shelves and threatened her, according to court documents.

Police handcuffed the children and took them to the police station. The school district expelled them for 80 days.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: holderspeople; lawsuit; littlethugs; obamakids; racebaiters
baby momma & thugs in training:

1 posted on 09/13/2013 10:45:54 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

If she’d raise them right she’d never have to worry about them being handcuffed. The only lesson she’s teaching them now is “Cry racist and try to grab all you can”

These kids are in for a rude awakening.


2 posted on 09/13/2013 10:47:58 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: kevcol

What happened to that boy’s head? I looks like it’s been cultivated. And those womyn look like they’ve got a real attitude problem.


3 posted on 09/13/2013 10:51:13 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: kevcol

Can’t live with them and can’t live with them.


4 posted on 09/13/2013 10:51:30 AM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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If Barak had a son -———. Mom looks about 14


5 posted on 09/13/2013 10:51:48 AM PDT by anoldafvet
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To: Cowboy Bob

Probably spent most of her time is detention when she was in school too.


6 posted on 09/13/2013 10:52:17 AM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Ah, the faces and hair are no problem even if that does look like a cruller-head.

What’s behind/under them is of concern.


7 posted on 09/13/2013 10:52:28 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: kevcol

Those little angels? I don’t see any ‘attitude’ there.


8 posted on 09/13/2013 11:03:34 AM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: kevcol

Absurd attempt to play the race card. But did they really have to cuff a 7 year old? Do they even have cuffs that go down that small?


9 posted on 09/13/2013 11:07:47 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: kevcol; ADemocratNoMore; Akron Al; arbee4bush; agrace; ATOMIC_PUNK; Badeye; Bikers4Bush; ...

Ohio Ping


10 posted on 09/13/2013 11:08:26 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

Thanks for the ping..


11 posted on 09/13/2013 11:16:37 AM PDT by Las Vegas Dave (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.{TaglineUsed w/SunkenCiv's permission.})
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To: John O

If she’d raise them right she’d never have to worry about them being handcuffed. The only lesson she’s teaching them now is “Cry racist and try to grab all you can”

Uhm, I think that that is the exact lesson she was teaching them all along.


12 posted on 09/13/2013 12:38:59 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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“We’re gratified but not surprised,” said W. Charles Curley, the attorney for Vandewater, Roth and the school board. “At some point in the case, the plaintiffs are required to come up with evidence supporting the claims they make, and they had no evidence.”

Since when?!

Most of the time it is enough to have a documented incidence where a person of color is ill treated under questionable circumstances and to bring a suite

The questionable circumstances here are children of such a young age being handcuffed.

Speaking of handcuffs.

Mitchell also sued police. In a settlement this spring, the police department agreed to pay the family $25,000.

Just to illustrate the point; the police caved rather than have the case in the public eye for an extended period of time or risk loosing the case in court and have to spend at least that amount in attorney’s fees they pay the woman to go away.

This is why we need looser pays in this country.

13 posted on 09/18/2013 2:06:44 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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