Tag Archive: zero tolerance

Dec 18 2016

Liberty Update: VA Gives Vets HIV, Florida Tickets Dead Man, & School’s Kool-Aid Crackdown

According to the American Action Forum, the new implementation of EPA fuel standards for heavy trucks has caused the 10-year regulatory burden on America to soar above $1 trillion, or an annual cost of $540 per person. AAF studied data from 2005 on, and found that over 75% of the regulation costs were implemented by …

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Jan 29 2015

Students Forced to Drop Pants for Feces-Related Search

Students Forced to Drop Pants for Feces-Related Search

In the pervasive zero-tolerance climate in today’s schools, things just got weirder. A group of elementary students at a Gustine, Texas public school were recently forced to lower their pants for a school “poop inspection.” The children were, in fact, forced to engage in a strip search over feces. About two dozen children were rounded …

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Oct 29 2014

Students Suspended For Airsoft Facebook Photo

Students suspended for airsoft photo

Once upon a time, there were two students who attended Bristol-Plymouth Vocational, a vocational high school located in Bristol County, MA. There is a large hunting community in Bristol County, and neighboring Plymouth County is the only red county in the entire state. The area is a tiny little nest of Second Amendment supporters in …

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Sep 03 2014

Teacher on Leave, Under Investigation After Writing Book About Fictional Shooting

Last month, a South Carolina student was suspended and arrested for writing a fictional story about shooting a dinosaur. Last week, in similar zero-tolerance fashion, the school board and police of Cambridge, Maryland, placed an eighth-grade language arts teacher on administrative leave and began an active investigation. Police are slow to release details but officials …

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Aug 20 2014

Teen Arrested, Suspended For Shooting Dinosaur in Writing Assignment

It’s that time of year again – when children go back to school and new “zero-tolerance” policy stories abound. Many students returned to their institutions of learning just this week, but Summerville High School in Summerville, South Carolina has wasted little time in getting down to business. 16-year-old Alex stone has not only been suspended, …

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Jul 07 2014

Footloose: NYPD Cracks Down on Illegal Subway Dancers

Kevin Bacon would be very disappointed in the New York City Police Department and their decision to crack down on subway dancers. Police have arrested over 240 people for dancing for change in the city’s subways this year, as opposed to less than 40 arrests by this time last year. The reasoning? “Broken windows” – …

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Feb 19 2014

11-Year-Old Suspended for Turning in Broken Toy Gun

Overzealous Zero Tolerance policies continue to sweep across the nation, with gun-crime champion Chicago committing the most recent and ridiculous display. The Rutherford Institute has come to the defense of an 11-year-old boy who turned in a broken, non-firing toy gun to school officials. He had forgotten that the toy was in his jacket pocket. …

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