A refreshing article from writer Leonard Pitts of the normally anti-gun Miami Herald. Leonard talks about the over reaching punishments for kids.
Some of the better quotes from the article:
"There is a stark disconnect when we spend so much time making guns seem deeply cool - and then punish a child for being enticed by them."
"...remove human judgment from the equation. Pretend all infractions are created equal. Treat the girl who brings Midol to class like a heroin dealer. Treat the kindergartner who kisses a classmate on the cheek like a sexual predator."
"There are many things we could do if we were serious about combating school violence. We could beef up mental-health services and in-school counseling for troubled kids, we could require real gun-safety training and real background checks for gun owners, we could mandate they carry insurance on their weapons.
Instead, we crack down on boys making finger guns and shooting sounds."