Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
Remember in school when one kid refused to stop talking when the bell rang to start class, so nobody got recess? Remember how much that used to annoy you? It still annoys me.
There were rumbles at a dozen malls across the country. Now comes the inevitable response: nobody gets recess. Everybody gets punished. The local PD acknowledges the mall fights were caused by “a pretty discrete group of people . . . it tends to be teenage boys,” but the new policy extends to everybody.
Look at the video. The brawlers are Black teenage males. They’re the problem group, they’re the ones who ought to be banned and everybody knows it. We see the news, we know about FBI crime statistics, we know who the troublemakers are. You’ve got a problem? Solve the problem.
But that would be politically incorrect and therefore society can’t do what everybody knows it ought to do, and also why nobody can talk about it. Liberals claim they’d rather let 10,000 guilty men go free rather than convict 1 innocent man, but in practice they punish 10,000 innocent girls so the 100 guilty boys doesn’t feel they’ve been disrespectfully singled out.
Black Lives Matter blocking State Fair traffic didn’t raise awareness, it raised blood pressure. So will this new policy. I don’t think it will help ease racial tension. It will drive it underground, festering, same as when the idiot in class cost you recess.
By the way – what group in society has more disposable cash to piss away at the mall than unaccompanied teenage girls? This policy is deadly in more ways than one.
It’s hard to pick just one policy that’s screwed up our schools. But Zero Tolerance on on the short list.