And they wonder why many law abiding, upright individuals have nothing but contempt for them.
Come on. This was a man bites dog story. This police department must be unique in arresting a 12 year olds for splashing. That's why the AP picked up the story.
I agree with many of the criticisms of the educational establishment, but the arrest doesn't have much to do with them. If the arrest is a symptom of anything, it is a symptom that the US is becoming an increasing legalistic place.
One aspect of legalism I am seeing in the district where our youngest goes to school is that they really expect the teachers to follow the curriculum, mightily annoying some of the best teachers.
LOL! Now that's an interesting spin to put on some moronic cop arresting 12 year olds for jumping in mud puddles.
You know, I can remember when you had to be smart and use good judgement if you wanted to be a cop.. Guess they lowered the bar since the last time I looked.