Thursday, January 13, 2011

New York City Overreacts

New York City lawyer Joseph Rosenthal says his client is suing the police and education department for one million dollars in order to send a message about overreacting to misbehaviour. When Alexa Gonzales, 12, was caught writing a harmless comment on her desk with a marker, she was sent to the dean's office.

Police arrived, arrested and handcuffed the student. "I was crying a lot," she said adding being put in handcuffs and arresting her were excessive. New York City officials agree, saying everyone could have used better judgement. Alexa was eventually required to complete eight hours of community service and ordered to write an essay about what she has learned from her experience.

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