Fastest Growing Nation Of "Criminals"

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From the January 8, 2015 sovereignman dot com email newsletter:

Kiera really liked making things react together and was going to try to make a baking soda and vinegar volcano, but the teacher said that was for kids in lower grades.

As an honor student, she wanted to do something impressive, so she looked around for something more advanced.

After putting two ounces of toilet bowl cleaner into a container, she dropped in a ball of aluminum foil, and covered it when--pff! The lid popped off and smoke started pouring out.

Not one to get in trouble for anything, Kiera felt pretty nervous as she was called into the principal's office.

But little did she know just how serious her punishment would be.

For her botched chemistry experiment she was charged with possession of a weapon and the assembling of a bomb on campus.

So that day, rather than leaving the office with demerits, she was escorted out in handcuffs.

The charges were dropped after outrage from the community, but Kiera's humiliation and criminal record remained.

Put into a center for kids that have been kicked out of school, her whole education was thrown off track. No more cello lessons, no more German classes, and no more dignity when entering the classroom.

Once an aspiring scientist, do you think she will ever try an experiment without thinking of how the handcuffs cut into her wrists?

In classes, do you think she will ever dare to argue against a teacher or do anything that could possibly have her sent back to the principal's office?

Hers is far from being an isolated case. In fact, Kiera is just one of over 260,000 students that were reported to law enforcement by their schools in 2012, the most-recent available data.

Throwing an eraser, chewing gum in class, wearing too much perfume--these have all landed kids with misdemeanor charges or in policy custody.

This is all a part of the authorities' "zero-tolerance policy".

"You cuss out a teacher, you get a ticket, period", said one bureau chief.

What do you think it does to a kid to be labeled so early on as a criminal? I can assure you, it's nothing good.

Their likelihood of graduating from high school plummets, as does the proportion with jobs by the age of 25.

It's often not made clear in the records what exactly the offence was, so no matter how trivial the "incident" that took place, these kids will be haunted by their criminal records for the rest of their lives.

Take Kiera for example--who is going to hire a girl who has it on file that she tried to make a bomb at her school?

It took 17-months of legal battles with help from the American Civil Liberties Union and thousands of petitions signed to support her case in order for Kiera to get her record expunged.

But she was lucky her case had made headlines, while most continue to struggle alone.

With their opportunities limited and already being labeled criminals, many who otherwise wouldn't have, go on to engage in more criminal activity.

Of course the threat of government punishment only rises with adulthood.

Over the past 20 years, police have made more than a quarter of a billion arrests, so that now nearly one-third of the American population are on file in the FBI's master criminal database.

But what are these arrests even for? Murder, theft, and fraud only make up a minor proportion of this number. The rest are for a range of violations that are generally victimless and often absurd.

This is now a country where collecting your own rainwater or feeding the homeless is a crime.

By criminalizing every activity under the sun for both adults and children, the government is using the threat of violence (or sometimes actual violence) to create a docile, obedient, and subservient population.

You never know what could be against the law, so you're better off playing it safe by trying not to step out of line in any way possible.

Critical-thinking, creativity, dissent, and experimentation have all been replaced with fear, as the people in the 'Land of the Free' are gradually made into obedient serfs.

Also, check out how one guy in Canada counterfeited $250 million of nearly flawless bills--and got away free.

Until tomorrow,
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  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    WELL SAID. I wish I could say it is a lie. People have ACTUALLY ended up in serious trouble because they collected rainwater from the drain spout on their home's gutters! They have ACTUALLY ended up in trouble for watering their lawns! They have been in trouble for carrying swiss army knives, or matches. If you are in the periphery of virginia, and have a radar detector, and drive through virginia, you could be in trouble(as one little example).

    And YEAH, some students are pushed to do more and, even if approved by the teacher, may have problems if they do it! HEY, ever see the 1986 movie, "the manhatten project"? It is about a student that knows about the average electronics(He never learned about how radiation affects some circuits, or inductive kickback!), and atomic bomb principles, and tries to make a REAL FULLY OPERATIONAL atomic bomb. Oh SURE, it doesn't have nuclear material, so it will probably only blow up a city block or so, but it is REAL. Anyway, he finds out his mothers boyfriend works with stuff that apparently is radioactive, and uses it to make his bomb more realistic.

    YEAH, it is a movie, but it COULD happen! AND, to make matters worse, people started protesting and HE, upset at losing the science prize, etc... PROTESTS. UNKNOWN to him, but REAL, nuclear radiation can upset circuitry, so the timer goes NUTS! The charging timer goes off. He comes up with the novice idea of cutting the power, but is luckily stopped. If the power is cut, the kickback can cause the bomb to blow up.

    Anyway, the idea of building such a thing? COULD HAPPEN! The idea of using something, without knowing about it, COULD HAPPEN. And do I have to say how protests can be?

    Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    I would have thought that when it came to children being arrested in this country that people would have woken up and done something about it. I was wrong. I hear a lot of "wahhhhh" from people, but when a school admin acts like Nazis, it's time for the community to get together and hold a meeting and fire that admin. It's really that simple. And it's also really that simple that if they are going to accept this crap without protest that they need to quit sobbing about it. Gets pretty tiresome listening to people cry over stuff they refuse to handle.
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    • Profile picture of the author seasoned
      Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      I would have thought that when it came to children being arrested in this country that people would have woken up and done something about it. I was wrong. I hear a lot of "wahhhhh" from people, but when a school admin acts like Nazis, it's time for the community to get together and hold a meeting and fire that admin. It's really that simple. And it's also really that simple that if they are going to accept this crap without protest that they need to quit sobbing about it. Gets pretty tiresome listening to people cry over stuff they refuse to handle.
      Did you see the cases a few months ago when people went to PUBLIC school meetings to try to get fair treatment for their kids, or ask questions about Common Core, etc... And THEY were arrested or came close to it?

      The president of one teacher's union said, at a teacher union meeting, that if ANYONE dared to say ANYTHING against Common Core, he "would punch them in the throat"!

      Seriously, the schools are running amok. They are ALSO trying to create class wars, sex wars, race wars, and trying to rewrite history, and the constitution, as well as trying to get kids to swing to their party, and become little communists.

      Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author PeterLarson
    Time to stop this crazy downward spiral of our freedoms.

    The trend to make more and more people "criminals" results in a profitable business:
    http://www.warriorforum.com/showthre...56#post9804956
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