Saturday, April 7, 2007

Will The Real Criminal Plase Put Down Your Pen And Come Out With Your Hand Up!

Crime is crime. Most of us understand that. But I think this time, our picture of "crime" has gotten a little bit out of hand. Take a look at the picture on the left. Who should really be convicted here? Well guess what? The girl on the right will be convicted. The guy on the left? Well he's living in Miami, playing golf, writing books and still trying to make a medium glove fit a large hand. If you need a laught, read on.

In this day and age when young students are frequently charged for serious school offenses such as possessing weapons, dealing drugs, or assaulting other students on school property, one Brooklyn teen's arrest may come as a surprise. A 13-year-old girl was handcuffed and placed under arrest in front of her classmates in Dyker Heights after she wrote "Okay" on her desk.

The "suspect," Chelsea Fraser, says she's sorry for scribbling the word on her desk, but both she and her mother are shocked at the punishment. "I'm appalled, because here we have rapists, murderers, and you're taking a 13-year-old kid? Wasting valuable manpower to arrest a child who wrote on a desk?" Fraser's mother Diana Silva told WCBS-TV.

Police confirm that's exactly what is written on her arrest record, and for the crime she's been charged with criminal mischief and the making of graffiti. Fraser says the day she marked her desk, she was wrongly grouped together with troublemakers who had plastered stickers all over the classroom.

Fraser was arrested at the Dyker Heights Intermediate School on March 30 along with three other male students. She says she was made to empty her pockets and take off her belt. Then she was handcuffed and led out of the school in front of her classmates and placed in the back of a police car.

Was that really necessary? Putting a 13-year-old kid through that? I mean, come on. If you saw some of the crap I wrote on desks you would probably have sent me to the electric chair. I was pretty expressive with what I wrote. So were most of the kids in my class. And many of us new the anatomical placement of certain body parts on someone's head. Get my drift?

I think it's time to make the punishment match the crime. This girl can get a bottle of soft scrub (which they should make her purchase), come in on a Saturday morning and clean all the desks in the room. Now that would teach her, don't ya think? Maybe she could show up for her real sentencing dressed up like that stupid model who cleaned toilets in a really nice dress, high heels, and with an officer carrying her purse. Why not, the police got nothing better to do.

Andy by the, according to reports, on her report card, under conduct, Fraser has earned all "satisfactory" marks and one "excellent" mark. Maybe they should have just written, "OKAY."