we are doomed: part 2
A 9-year-old boy was arrested at gunpoint and handcuffed Saturday because he was waving a toy gun over his head while seated on a bench outside a store, according to a Lorain police report.
His mother, Tamyka Saunders of Sheffield Lake, said her son, Thomas Clark Jr., told Lorain police when they approached him outside a Broadway business that the gun was a toy. An officer aimed his weapon at the boy's head, ordered him to the ground, handcuffed him and arrested him for juvenile delinquency by reason of inducing panic, according to the police report.
Saunders said police were not even going to come inside the cosmetology institute to tell her they were arresting her son. She said she learned from another woman her son was being arrested.
Yes, it could have been a real gun. The kid was nine. NINE. He wasn't pointing the TOY gun at anyone. After they realized it was a toy, was it really necessary to cuff him and arrest him? And then not even telling the mother of the child?
I hate zero tolerance. Hate it. It is going to be the downfall of our future generations.
Everybody sing the Doom Song with me.