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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Kid Steals A Cheese stick and Goes To Jail, Wall Street Bankers Steal $$Billions$$ From Taxpayers and get Huge Bonuses

I thought I'd share what I think is an interesting article, one that sheds more light on  the schizophrenic American Justice Systems.   This 18 year old is going before a Grand Jury for stealing a $.99 cheese stick,  meanwhile The Banksters & Wall Street are getting rewarded with huge bonuses for stealing $$Billions$$  from The American Taxpayer. Ahhh yes, we have indeed jumped through the Looking Glass.......God Bless The Corporate States of America. 

 Cortez Wyanna, 18, was indicted on charges of theft under $500  resisting arrest , disorderly conduct, and assault, all misdemeanor charges. According to the Columbia Daily Herald, Wyanna left the lunch line at Columbia Central High School, entered a restricted area, and stole some food. When one of the cafeteria workers tried to grab food from his lunch tray, he grabbed her hand, scratching it in the process, and took the food back. (That would be the charges of disorderly conduct and assault.)

And now Wyanna has been indicted by the Maury County grand jury, no less. He was also suspended from school for two days, and transferred to an alternative school for the remainder of his high school days.

Maybe he's lucky he wasn't born into seventeenth century England, where the theft of a leg of mutton could get you hanged at the gallows or shipped off to Australia for the rest of your life.

But seriously - a cheesestick? How much money are taxpayers in Tennessee forking out to deal with the theft of a 99 cent item? Apparently Wyanna had stolen a few cheesesticks earlier in the year. Well, maybe he was just hungry.

And what is it with Columbia, Tennessee? A few months ago, I wrote here about another school-related incident in the same city, when nine-year-old twins Jorden and Jacen Edwards were suspended from school because their school principal called their matching haircuts "gang haircuts"  and told them they could not return to school until they shaved their heads.

And now school administrators have descended to the Cheesestick Level. Don't the courts and the district attorney already have enough to occupy them? Last week I wrote about a high school senior in Pennsylvania, whose phone was turned over to the authorities after the principal discovered nude photos there. Whether it's the content of a cell phone or the theft of a cheesestick, school administrators need to learn what they should handle within the school system.

Whatever the mitigating circumstances, Wyanna stole food and should be disciplined for that action. But indicted by a grand jury? How about handling school issues within the school where they belong?
http://www.care2.com/causes/education/blog/steal-a-cheesestick-go-to-jail/

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