This is beyond the beyond. As in far beyond Pluto. Except that I’m quoting directly from a report by the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. True, It’s happening in Mississippi, which some may consider a world away. But dammit, it’s still our country.The system established by the City of Meridian, Lauderdale County, and DYS to incarcerate children for school suspensions ‘shocks the conscience,’ resulting in the incarceration of children for alleged ‘offenses’ such as dress code violations, flatulence, profanity, and disrespect.
But at least, you know, the children must be actually farting? Nope.The Justice Department has been investigating the agencies since December 2011 and found that the police department arrests children without probable cause, violating the children’s Fourth Amendment protections of unlawful search and seizure.
How do these kids end up in jail?
You and I may not live in a police state. But the children of Meridian, Mississippi? They would likely tell a different tale — if they weren’t afraid to speak.