Strip search lawsuit

From Slashdot | Strip-Search Case Tests Limits of 4th Amendment

Re:Zero! (Score:5, Insightful)

by jcr (53032) <jcr&mac,com> on Tuesday March 24, @06:47PM (#27320811)

The problem is the “zero tolerance” mentality.

Exactly. “Zero tolerance” is newspeak for “zero common sense.” Anyone who isn’t capable of applying their own judgement instead of blindly following a rule in a situation like this is far too stupid to have anything to teach a child.


Re:Obama Policies Will Bankrupt the US Tsarkon Rep (Score:5, Interesting)

by unlametheweak (1102159) on Tuesday March 24, @07:00PM (#27321061)

An assistant principal, enforcing the school’s antidrug policies, suspected her of having brought prescription-strength ibuprofen pills to school. One of the pills is as strong as two Advils.


Judge Michael Daly Hawkins, dissenting, said the case was in some ways “a close call,” given the “humiliation and degradation” involved. But, Judge Hawkins concluded, “I do not think it was unreasonable for school officials, acting in good faith, to conduct the search in an effort to obviate a potential threat to the health and safety of their students.”


“Do we really want to encourage cases,” Professor Arum asked, “where students and parents are seeking monetary damages against educators in such school-specific matters where reasonable people can disagree about what is appropriate under the circumstances?”

1.There is nothing reasonable or doubtful that thinking that two advils would do serious harm, or even minor harm to a 13 year old girl.
2. There is also nothing reasonable about strip searching a 13 year old girl who was minding her own business
3. There is nothing reasonable about strip searching a girl even if she did have a prescription for Ibuprofen

What is happening is that special interest groups are normalizing this aggressive and authoritarian policy and practice towards children (and adults as well, but that’s another topic). They are continuing to normalize and escalate these nasty and unwarranted attitudes and behaviours.

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