Lawsuit accuses security guard of handcuffing first-graders for talking in class

From the Chicago Tribune via Ifeminists:

The attorney for a family suing Chicago Public Schools over the alleged handcuffing of a first-grader in 2010 said Tuesday that the boy was among several 6- and 7-year-olds who were detained and handcuffed for hours for talking in class.

Giving details not disclosed in the lawsuit filed Monday in Cook County Circuit Court, Carin said the school’s security officer removed the students from class and held them in another office on campus where there were no other adults present. Carin said the students were handcuffed for hours and told that “they were going to prison and would never see their parents again.”

Comment from Americablog:

What is wrong with these people? What next, tasers, waterboarding?

Nothing is wrong with them. This is the American mind. Autistic, paranoid, cruel, violent. Act by the letter of law, rule, codex. Drop common sense, drop any sense, do as prescribed. Otherwise you are sued by the parents for money and by the state for criminal offense and you lose your job for just so much as touching a child by the arms to make it sit down. For child abuse, perhaps for sexual assault on a child.

And the parents are no better than the school, the teachers or the security officer. They sue Chicago Public Schools, not the officer, not the teacher who engaged him (or her?), because they want to use the mistreatment of the boy to make a fortune, like  seeking more than $ 100.000 “in damages”.

This is America. People act as empty shells, as mere agents of roles and functions decreed or offered. Shell meets shell. The other is the agent of their opportunity to profit fom his behavior or from his suffering.

Today, this is America. Tomorrow, America is everywhere. Or China?


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