North American educators and law enforcement
officials continue to take zero-tolerance gun policies to obscenely ridiculous
levels. The latest hypersensitive over-reaction comes to us from Canada,
where educators contacted local law enforcement after a 4 year old
kindergartener drew a picture of her daddy shooting a gun at monsters and bad
In the modern day Police State, everything is a
crime, everyone is a suspect, and government myrmidons are all too willing to
turn snitch at the first sign of ‘unusual behavior.’
Jessie Sansone and his
family are reeling after he was arrested and strip searched by police
after his four-year-old daughter drew a picture of a man with a gun in
her Kitchener, Ont., kindergarten class.
The 26-year-old father of four said Saturday the
sketch was supposed to be him, getting the bad guys and monsters.
The school must have thought differently, as after Nevaeh drew it Wednesday, the school contacted Family and
Children’s Services and they called police.
Waterloo Police met Sansone
at the school when he tried to pick up his kids he was told he was charged
with possession of a firearm. He was then handcuffed and put him in one
of the several squad cars waiting outside, he said.
While Sansone was being strip
searched at the police station: told to disrobe, lift his testicles and
bend over, his wife was home with their 15-month-old daughter.
“They came to my house, told my wife that I
had been charged with possession of firearms, that she would have to come
with them, and that Sundae (their infant daughter) would have to go with the
social worker,” said Sansone. Stephanie
called her Mom who rushed over to take Sundae instead.
Source: Toronto Sun
The “gun” his children told police
about? A toy pistol that shoots foam darts, which police discovered
during a search of his house.
“The child had every belief it was
real,” Thaler said. “The indication
from the kids was that it was dad’s [gun].”
Sansone was finally released after four hours. He said
he’s furious and that his name has been slandered.
While Canadians have firearms ownership policies
that are significantly more stringent than those of their US counterparts, if
you think the madness is restricted to those living north of the border,
In 2007, Atlantic City 2nd grader Kyle Walker was suspended for violating his school’s zero tolerance
policy when he drew the following stick figure with a gun:
In 2010, autistic 14 year old Shane Finn was charged with a felony and labeled a terrorist, when in
2010, he drew a picture of a stick figure (identified as himself) shooting
another stick figure (identified as his teacher):
In December of
students were punished with detention at Battlefield High School after their
Christmas Sweater club distributed candy canes to other students. The reason
given? Candy canes could be sharpened and ‘weaponized.’
[No word on whether school administrators and city officials would be
detained and charged regarding the possibility of inciting violence as a
result of the name of the school being "Battlefield"]
(Note: Not actual candy cane distributed by students.)
In a society where guns, violence, drugs, and sex
appear on nearly every television station and at just about any hour of the
day, we are at a loss for words at the sheer lunacy running rampant in our
schools, law enforcement circles and government institutions.
Has the world lost its common sense?