Supreme Court to Hear Teen Strip-Sear...

Supreme Court to Hear Teen Strip-Search Case

There are 70 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Apr 12, 2009, titled Supreme Court to Hear Teen Strip-Search Case. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

It's a story that amazes and enrages her still, more than six years later, although she has relived it many times since.

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Budd

Verona, WI

#63 Apr 29, 2009
You can have the insults since you lack the capacity for reasoning. You've been agreeing with me the whole time and are too stupid to know it. Have a nice life.
common sense

Camp Hill, PA

#64 Apr 29, 2009
Does anyone really want their child going to school where the officials are so stupid? All they can think of is looking for pills. If any child is taking something the nonintrusive way to find out if you need to go further is: glazed eyes, lack of physical coordination, mental disorientation (can they form a complete sentence, answer questions clearly, etc.), flushed, and others I'm sure that I don't know about.
Beyond that is the definition of "government agent." If a principal "can" strip-search a child, can the school janitor? Not only should this suit address the injury done to this particular child, but rein in the definition of "government agents" who feel they have rights that they DO NOT.
I do wish and hope that schools can be made safer, but these yahoos are NOT the way!

“Killah89107”

Since: Apr 08

Las Vegas, Nevada

#65 Apr 29, 2009
Now that I've successfully rid this thread of that New Hampshire retard...

It's not that the school officials are stupid...it's that they're so afraid of legal ramifications (ironically enough) that they're willing to go to any length to keep up with political correctness and zero-tolerance fascist policies.

Also, for the 24th time, the vice Principal DID NOT participate in the search. He just ordered it. The search was carried out by the school nurse and an office secretary.
Budd

Verona, WI

#66 Apr 30, 2009
I didn't leave the thread dummy. I just made it clear that you are not worth my time. I've made my views known and you felt you had to start throwing insults because you misunderstood me. I would love to have an actual debate with you but like I said, you've been agreeing with me the whole time and are too stupid to know it. I'm glad there are others out there with the brains to think for themselves but honestly, you need to learn how to actually comprehend what others write. I'll say it yet again. This entire incident NEVER would have happened if not for the stupid drug war our servants...yes servants, not leaders, insist on waging at the cost of freedom, civil rights and justice.

“Killah89107”

Since: Apr 08

Las Vegas, Nevada

#67 May 2, 2009
The drug war isn't the problem, nor are the drugs. The problem is overzealous school officials and political correctness; not to mention the ghastly lack of common sense displayed by our elected officials.

The drug war plays no part in this. As a matter of fact, this entire incident NEVER would have happened if ibuprofen was never invented...

But then a child would find something else. It's more trouble than it's worth to even prohibit drugs anymore, and that, I agree with you on, Budd.
Budd

Verona, WI

#68 May 2, 2009
Thank you for agreeing on that point. The drug war does, however, play a huge part in this. We've been told for so long that drugs are so bad that we should do anything at all to try to eradicate them. The school officials were reacting to "zero tolerance" policies put in place specifically because of the drug war. They have over their heads, like a sword of Damocles, many many different consequences ranging from written discipline through termination and destruction of their careers all the way up to being prosecuted themselves for neglect. Since the policies they must follow leave no room for logic and reasonable exceptions, they use the same idiotic standards in making their own decisions. You could say the root cause is Hysteria, but that hysteria was brought on by the "drug war" mentality that anything is okay as long as you can say you're doing it to fight drugs.

In the end it doesn't matter to me. I decided years ago I wouldn't let these bureaucratic, drivel-spewing morons teach my kids anything. My kids will be taught at home where I can make sure they are not being treated like inmates and where they can get a real sense of what it means to live in a free society and learn to think critically and not an institution that slowly acclimates them to following orders without question.

“Killah89107”

Since: Apr 08

Las Vegas, Nevada

#69 May 3, 2009
Budd wrote:
Thank you for agreeing on that point. The drug war does, however, play a huge part in this. We've been told for so long that drugs are so bad that we should do anything at all to try to eradicate them. The school officials were reacting to "zero tolerance" policies put in place specifically because of the drug war. They have over their heads, like a sword of Damocles, many many different consequences ranging from written discipline through termination and destruction of their careers all the way up to being prosecuted themselves for neglect. Since the policies they must follow leave no room for logic and reasonable exceptions, they use the same idiotic standards in making their own decisions. You could say the root cause is Hysteria, but that hysteria was brought on by the "drug war" mentality that anything is okay as long as you can say you're doing it to fight drugs.
In the end it doesn't matter to me. I decided years ago I wouldn't let these bureaucratic, drivel-spewing morons teach my kids anything. My kids will be taught at home where I can make sure they are not being treated like inmates and where they can get a real sense of what it means to live in a free society and learn to think critically and not an institution that slowly acclimates them to following orders without question.
For everyone that's reading this thread, take note: the man responsible for the quoted post is a TRUE American.
real2all1

United States

#70 May 11, 2009
The year now as I sit here on my computer is May 11th, 2009. This is still a travisty of justice here in the back water town of safford. Did you know in New york, it is illegal to strip search a inmate that is awaiting trial. Here is the link if you want to know more. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/05/nyregion/05...
I know that the post that I'm reading now are old and this story is probly swept under the rug as usual. We in this country have a little thing that separate the U.S. from other countries. That is the "Constitution of the United States of America. If we just follow the "Bill of Rights" we as a country should do just fine.
Disgusted

Denver, CO

#71 Jun 23, 2009
This is sick, if this had happened to me, the school officials would have to call the police, because I would have gone beserk and strangled one of the idiots involved in the search immediately. Whoever thinks that it is OK to strip search students is probably getting off to child porn as we speak.

“Killah89107”

Since: Apr 08

Las Vegas, Nevada

#73 Jun 24, 2009
That is the single most retarded signature I have ever seen, Best Wishes. Kill yourself.

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