March 20, 2005

Seriously, I Want to Know

What the hell is it with Florida?

(Via TFS Magnum, who has more.)

Posted by Ilyka at March 20, 2005 12:59 AM in news

The riot cuffs were a nice touch. There's so much of this in Florida that I'm contemplating taking the Florida category out of ZeroIntelligence and giving it its own site.

Posted by: Jim at March 20, 2005 04:51 PM

Hey, down here we believe you shoudn't do the crime unless your tiny body can take the time.

Posted by: Hubris at March 21, 2005 03:52 PM

Hand and leg restraints, and a charge of battery, oh my. Now, if a private citizen (or a teacher!) performed such actions (or a tap on the nether parts) on the most obstreperous of children, Family Court would immediately restrain said citizen from getting within a mile of the child: maybe the cops should appear before Judge Judy?

But then, she was a real handful and had "a past"
*5-Year-Old Girl Cuffed* "...was aware the girl had been disruptive in the past... then was bound with plastic flexible cuffs but continued to struggle, kicking at officers as they walked her out of the school to a squad car, Proffitt said.
"She was put in the back of the cruiser but continued kicking one officer in the arms and legs, so another set of handcuffs was used to restrain her legs, a police report says."

More detais here:
*In schools, violence starting at earlier age*

Posted by: John Anderson at March 21, 2005 09:24 PM