5 year old kills sis with own rifle and teen arrested
So many ideas for columns I will put them in one column.
I. A young man was convicted of a murder in New York City. The prosecutor was told by the witness during the trial, that she was mistaken about seeing him commit the murder. This was not brought to the attention of the defense, nor were
her previous doubts brought forth.
The police and prosecutors withheld this. The prosecutor would not be liable though under prosecutor immunity, where prosecutors are immune from lawsuits even if they withold evidence. This needs to change, now.
II. A 5 year old boy accidently shot his little sister with a rifle made for very small children, a rifle he got prevously (at 4 years old) as a gift. I believe in a right to bear arms, but the idea that a 5 year old should have his own gun is absurd. 5 is too young to have a BB gun, let alone a pint size version of a gun. Let's do background checks for all gun sales and for gosh sake's, don't make guns for pre-schoolers!
III. A high school girl namd Keira Wilmot was arrested by police in Florida for mixing household chemicals in a water bottle, outside of her school, which caused a small explosion. She has been a good student and no history of disclipine problems. This incident didn't threaten the safety of the school.
To arrest someone for a small scientific experiment with arrest is absurd. She had no terrorist threat. Any safety counseling could have been done without using the criminal justice system. Here is a petition for criminal charges against her to be dropped. The criminalization of all student behavior problems must end.
IV. Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx issues a National Day of Reason proclamation in support of the use of reason. This is one of only a handful of Reason proclamations in contrast to the hundreds if not thousands of proclamations on May 2nd, in support of the National Day of Prayer, by states and local governments.
Both held on the same day. Well,the religious right-wing is complaining about these few Reason proclamations. I must ask, do they despise reason? Do they despise logic? Do they despise the simple usage of one's brain? Well if one reads the bible, I would see why some would think so, because you must put reason aside when reading the bible, if to believe in it.
V. Lastly, Constantine, the Roman emperor who supposedly had a vision and made Christianty the official religon of the Empire, murdered his loyal son and his second wife, along with other murders and killing committed in his name. If not for him, Christianity might be an ill-remembered old religious movement. Strange that a religion of absolute morality, as the Christian right-wing likes to think of itself, has such bad origins.