The police can’t find murderers; however, they have endless money and time to terrorize children. The police don’t have a case.
This is tyranny!
It was with a growing sense of disbelief that I read the story of 12-year-old Gerald McNeal’s 10 days in juvenile lockup. How can an innocent child who has done absolutely nothing wrong be dragged off to jail like this? Are we in Philadelphia, the cradle of liberty, or some third-world police state?
Adding to the Gulag-Archipelago flavor of this horrible tale is the Daily News’ decision that the nameless and faceless authorities responsible for this outrage should remain nameless and faceless. We know the victim’s name and that of his mother, but who was the teacher who set this nightmare in motion? Who was the principal who called the cops? What is the name of the policeman who decided that a $2.59 plastic toy was a “BB gun” and a “deadly weapon”? Finally, who was the judge who put Gerald on a draconian probation regimen rather than apologizing to him on behalf of the city and setting him free?
Who are these people, none of whom could be bothered to spend five seconds actually thinking about what they were doing, or about the consequences of their actions for the helpless Gerald?
A year from now, the story will end with a cash settlement from the city and a terse apology. “Mistakes were made,” a spokesman will say. Well. in this case, that’s not good enough. Every teacher, every school administrator, every policeman and every juvenile-justice official involved in this needs to be fired before they can visit a similar atrocity on another innocent child.
Some of them should be prosecuted.
What are their names?
A 12-year-old boy is arrested and jailed for nearly two weeks over a $2.59 toy gun he purchased at a corner store.
What a waste of tax dollars!
Which prez made the grade?
So, Mitt Romney was a bully in his schoolboy days, according to President Obama and the Democrats. What were his grades like? Well, there’s no need to wonder, because Romney’s grades, like the grades of all public figures running for office, are public record.
There is, however, an exception to this rule — namely, the grades of Barack Hussein Obama. Imagine, our president for the last 3 1/2 years, who went to Harvard, who later became a constitutional law professor, still refuses to release his college grades. Why?
Isn’t this the man who was called the most intellectual president we ever had? Isn’t this the man who was called President Bush’s intellectual superior? Why not release the grades then? The reason why not is becoming very clear: President Bush’s college grades must be better than Obama’s.
Why else would he conceal them? It’s time to put up or shut up. Obama must release his Harvard grades, now. The president and his fellow Democrats called President Bush a dummy for eight years. President Bush’s grades are public record. Now, it’s time for Obama’s grades to be public as well. It’s time to compare their grades, Bush vs. Obama, and finally, once and for all, see who the real dummy is!