DMN columnist Tod Roberson supports the drug war because he can’t understand how a legalization/decriminlization system would work. He knows that “tycoons”, “world leaders” and “smart” people support ending Prohibition, but to Tod the “details don’t add up.” Specifically, Tod has 3 concerns he can’t work through- addiction, cartels and wait for it….. the children.
Fortunately for Tod, DMN commenters have a much better grasp on the subject, and they are willing to answer his concerns. It’s one of the better rhetorical smackdowns I’ve seen in a while. So good that I have nothing to add. Go read the column/comments for yourself. The public is moving ahead of old media on this one. Now we just have to wait on the politicians to get it.
DISD Fight Club
The national media has picked up on the DISD cage fighting scandal. Allegedly,students at a Dallas school were sent into a cage to settle their differences. From reason-
The Dallas school system was rocked by allegations Thursday that staff members at an inner-city high school made students settle their differences by fighting bare-knuckle brawls inside a steel cage.
The principal and other employees at South Oak Cliff High knew about the cage fights and allowed the practice to continue, according to a 2008 report by school system investigators.
I wonder if any students at South Oak Cliff High were arrested for truancy and sent before Judge “threaten jail rape” Dunn? If truancy is going to be a criminal offense then we should create an affirmative defense if your school has a cage fighting program.