August 20, 2020
Thanks to feinmann!
“Stunning annual crime statistics compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) show that between 2013 and 2018 (the most recent year for which complete data is available), at least 30,467 children under the age of 10 were arrested in the United States. And the numbers skyrocket for children between the ages of 10 to 12 with 266,321 arrested during the same six-year time span, according to the data.
Karol Mason, president of John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, told ABC News that: “There are a lot of studies that talk about the effect of trauma on child development and arresting a 7-year-old, putting them in handcuffs and taking them out of school, that’s trauma and trauma disrupts normal development. Is this child going to definitely wind up in the criminal justice system? No. But are you increasing the likelihood that it could happen because of this? Yes.”
COMMENT from SUBMITTER:
A number of examples in the article quoting cases where kids have been arrested on school premises. Was a time when internal school disciplinary processes were sufficient to deal with problems, without ever involving the police.
Now it seems, kids are treated as full adults in all things … except of course consent.”
The whole “scared straight” thing has gone off the rails…This is exactly the kind of thing you get from the “tough on crime” movement.
…criminal records and tainting for little kids…grotesque overreaction…and people who spend their lives in the penal system.
They’re not even hiding the “school to prison pipeline” anymore.
They want humans conditioned towards submission, being subdued…and living from a place of fear and weakness.