Sunday, February 22, 2009

Zero Tolerance

It looks good on paper, but it's not. It doesn't make you tough on crime; it makes you lazy.

And suspending a four-year-old for hugging a teacher, or suspending a 6-year-old for bringing lemon drops, or forcing a student into drug therapy for using "lookalike" drugs in an anti-drug commercial class project, or calling a teenage girl a drug trafficer for sharing her inhaler with a student suffering a severe asthma attack, you don't look tough on crime either.

You look stupid.