April 23, 2007

RIP: Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald

Our thoughts and prayers go out this morning to the family, friends, and collegues of California Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald, who lost her battle with cancer yesterday.

WaPo has the story.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at April 23, 2007 08:01 AM

What we have witnessed here is the result of years of "Zero Tolerance" in our schools. School employees at all levels continually instruct (brainwash)our children that they are not allowed to defend themselves under any circumstance. When attacked they are to act like sheep. They should find an adult; run to the office; don't strike back because violence never solved anything. My son served a two day suspension in high school for putting a hurting on a bully who probably did not expect to meet resistance in the form of a beating. The principal originally wanted him to serve a five day suspension because of "zero tolerance". However, after pointing out a few legal facts to him, and pointing out that I will not allow my son to take a beating for some socialist pipe dream, it became a two day suspension. How sad, but when I was a kid the bully would have been the only one in trouble. By the way, the bully never bothered my son again and he served a five day suspension.

Posted by: RetSgt at April 23, 2007 01:27 PM