HT: Pam's House Blend
What is this world coming to? Oh, and the prison officer offered up this reason for 43 kids getting blasted with the stun gun -- "it wasn't intended to be malicious, but educational." And this can also go under the tag "Parents Behaving Badly":According to information released Saturday by the Florida Department of Corrections: During "Take Our Children to Work Day" events at three prison facilities, 43 children were hit with stun guns while others were exposed to tear gas.
I guess that it's small consolation that three prison guards were fired, two resigned and 16 more employees were disciplined. An investigation is still going on.
Notice the glaring discrepancy between the prison report and the report by an online news service:
"None of the children in any of the incidents required medical attention or was notably harmed, McNeil [prison official] said. He said the children, who ranged in age from 5 to 17, were all children of prison officials." "The jolt sent at least two of them sprawling to the floor, crying out in pain and clutching at agonizing burns on their arms. One child ended up in hospital," reported the Mail Online.
It wasn't intended to be malicious, but educational," said Schmidt. "The big shock came when I got fired."
Duh! FIVE YEARS OLD?!! He claims he got permission from the parents. Now, this is Tallahassee, FLA country. I explained in a comment to the parallel (in thought) website:They are sad, ignorant, but above all, FRUSTRATED people.
I noticed one of the posting sites is Daily Mail UK. Oh great! Now we have MORE people who will be banned from Britain! I just got finished writing about the shock jock Michael Savage who was banned from Britain along with Fred Phelps and his daughter. That piece was picked up by OpEdNews within several hours. We are now Bush's yearned-for legacy: looked upon as a nation of witless scumbags. Our bodies are armed and dangerous while our brains are unarmed and clueless.
One explanation about the affair: look at the location. Jacksonville Flori-duh! is not attuned with the rest of the world, let alone the rest of Florida. I.E: it's not the most sophisticated place in the universe. To most people in the area, the definition of a double-wide trailer is: mansion. To it's credit, Jacksonville, Fla. contains the largest number of clowns on black velvet as well as Elvises...on black velvet and Jesus' Agony In The Garden...on black velvet. When television burst onto their scene in the early 50s, thousands of antennae could be seen cropping up from the worst hovels. The problem: no electricity.
A guard who cannot understand why he was fired for zapping children with mega-voltage and tear-gassing them as well, merely demonstrates that unschooled (or home schooled) children can grow up to be prison guards.
Just a thought.