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  • For Attempt to Record Bullying, Mother Is Charged with Felony [semi-satire]

    11/26/2017 9:24:57 AM PST · by John Semmens · 29 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 Nov 2017 | John Semmens
    After numerous unanswered complaints to the bureaucrats running Ocean View Elementary school in Norfolk, Virginia regarding her daughter being bullied by other students, Sarah Sims put a digital recorder in her 9-year-old’s backpack. School authorities found the recorder and reported it to the police. Sims is now charged with “felony use of a device to intercept oral communication.” Vice-Principal Rupert Petty explained that “covert recording is not a minor infraction. For one thing, surveillance is the exclusive prerogative of school authorities. Students and parents who take it upon themselves to usurp this prerogative demonstrate a disrespect for authority. We have...
  • POLL: Did School Officials Go Too Far?

    10/13/2009 10:15:13 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 18 replies · 1,178+ views
    First grader Zachary Christie was recently suspended for bringing a Cub Scout camping utensil with him to school. The utensil combines a fork, spoon and a knife into one tool and Christie wanted to use it at lunchtime. His school has a "zero-tolerance" policy on weapons and the camping tool violates the district's rule. He is facing 45 days in the district's reform school. Did school officials go too far?
  • Muslim reformer facing lawsuit—from co-religionists

    05/18/2006 5:38:01 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies · 460+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 5-18-06 | Jeff Jacoby
    When Ahmed Mansour learned that a lawsuit had been filed against him by the Islamic Society of Boston, he had one urgent question: "Will they put me in jail?" The answer was no — in America, people don't go to prison for publicly expressing their views, or for encouraging the government to review questionable public transactions. But Mansour had good reason to worry. He had learned the hard way that Muslim reformers who speak out against Islamist fanaticism and religious dictatorship can indeed end up in prison — or worse. It had happened to him in his native Egypt, which...
  • Mother Charged After Shooting Son With BB Gun (Woman Wanted Son Out Of Tree!)

    09/28/2002 12:42:36 AM PDT · by Draakan · 13 replies · 179+ views ^ | September 27, 2002
    PORT RICHEY, Fla. -- A woman tried to force her 10-year-old son out of a magnolia tree by shooting the boy with a BB gun, police said. Tanya Collins was charged Wednesday with child abuse for the incident, which left a mark on her son's forearm, according to a Pasco County sheriff's report. The 29-year-old mother of four was released from jail Wednesday after posting $2,500 bail. Tanya Collins said her son, Casey, scrabbled up a 25-foot tree on Aug. 14 after she told him they were going to the store for milk and bread. Casey, a fifth-grader, said he...