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2013-01-17 07:57:24 PM  
In August, the Justice Department released a letter of findings charging that the police in Meridian routinely arrested children at schools without probable cause, merely on the referral of school personnel. The letter found that students had been incarcerated for "dress code violations, flatulence, profanity and disrespect."

Any takers on the race of the majority of these kids?
 
2013-01-17 07:58:20 PM  
0.tqn.com

You'll never catch us, coppers!
 
2013-01-17 08:04:40 PM  
It's all that southern-fried food. Think how bad it would get if they didn't jail the obvious offenders.
 
2013-01-17 08:04:55 PM  
From the PDF:
Mississippi's Black students are hit the hardest by harsh discipline practices. Statewide, they are three times more likely to receive
an out-of-school suspension than their White peers, with an even greater disparity in some school districts.16 In Lawrence County,
for example, Black students are eight times more likely to receive an out-of-school suspension than White students


and

Black students are disproportionately affected by harsh discipline policies and practices in Mississippi. According to data gathered on 115 Mississippi school districts by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in its Civil Rights Data Collection for the 2009-2010 school year, Black students, who made up half the student population in these districts, received almost 75% of the out-of-school suspensions in these districts, making them over three times more likely than White students to receive an out-of-school suspension.

Black students are often treated differently than White students who exhibit similar behavior. National research on student behavior has found that racial disparities in school discipline are not the result of Black students acting out more; rather the differences lie in how adults in the school building respond to student behavior. Broad, discretionary offense categories like "disorderly conduct," "disrespect of authority," or "disobedience" are mainly in the eye of the beholder, leaving significant room for implicit and explicit racial biases to creep into the discipline process and exacerbate disparities.60 This fact was also highlighted during interviews with multiple Mississippi students about their schools.


F(ck the Deep South.
 
2013-01-17 08:05:07 PM  
...like the five year-old who was sent home in a police car for "violating dress code" for not having black shoes, even though his mom had tried to color his shoes with a black marker.

fark Mississippi.

That is all.
 
2013-01-17 08:07:53 PM  
Given this, it is no surprise that not only are Black students suspended, expelled, and arrested at school at rates higher than their White peers, but too often these punishments are for behavior that does not merit the severity of the disciplinary response. The stories that illustrate this, highlighted in the introduction to this report, are heartbreaking. In Holmes County a five-year-old Black child was escorted home in a sheriff car for the dress code violation of wearing shoes with some red and white symbols on them, where the dress code required solid black shoes. In Southaven, in response to an argument between three students on a school bus, police officers reportedly arrested a half dozen Black students, choked and tackled a Black female student, and threatened to shoot the other students on the bus.

We should spend more time fixing our nation and not building/destroying others.
 
2013-01-17 08:09:23 PM  
Has anyone said "F*ck Mississippi" yet?
 
2013-01-17 08:13:39 PM  
Let me take a wild guess--the prisons there are for-profit.

/too lazy to google right now
//Mississippi is farked already
///Moved away, shook dust from feet, have not looked back
 
2013-01-17 08:13:55 PM  
The South is great, it's the white Southerners that fark it up.
 
2013-01-17 08:14:05 PM  

Nadie_AZ: F(ck the Deep South.


To be honest I find these people anything but deep,  These are the sort of people that read the Sunday comics with a yellow highlighter in case they stumble across a particularly meaningful passage in Beetle Bailey.
                            --Dennis Miller (before he went crazy)
 
2013-01-17 08:14:52 PM  
This is buried in the Main Page. It should have gone to Politics. This sh*t is the result of racial politics that the South has turned to since they lost the Civil War and their 'peculiar institution'.
 
2013-01-17 08:15:06 PM  
am i arrested i s s i p p i
 
2013-01-17 08:16:25 PM  
Link


relevant
 
2013-01-17 08:22:21 PM  

Nadie_AZ: This is buried in the Main Page. It should have gone to Politics. This sh*t is the result of racial politics that the South has turned to since they lost the Civil War and their 'peculiar institution'.


Chick-fil-A?
 
2013-01-17 08:22:30 PM  

Sister Hand Grenade of Quiet Reflection: Let me take a wild guess--the prisons there are for-profit.


Looks that way. FTC: Mississippi has for profit juvenile prisons. Schools and judges send minors to prison for anything to increase the profits of the prison company and for the kickbacks/bribes they get in return.
 
2013-01-17 08:23:05 PM  
I wonder what the reason is behind doing this? There seems to be no real benefit to anyone by locking these kids up at such an early age.
 
2013-01-17 08:27:28 PM  
Oh yeah? I fart in your general directi- Oh gawd, y'all don't tase me bro!

**ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZRK!**

There once was a student named Bart
Suspended from school for a fart
He leaned to one side
And tooted with pride
His head now has a permanent part
 
2013-01-17 08:27:31 PM  

crazydave023: I wonder what the reason is behind doing this? There seems to be no real benefit to anyone by locking these kids up at such an early age.


Hm. 2 things.

1.  You start out in 1954 by saying, "N***, n***, n***." By 1968 you can't say "n***"-that hurts you, backfires. So you say stuff like, uh, forced busing, states' rights, and all that stuff, and you're getting so abstract. Now, you're talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you're talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is, blacks get hurt worse than whites.... "We want to cut this," is much more abstract than even the busing thing, uh, and a hell of a lot more abstract than "N***, n***."

-Lee Atwater, describing the Republican Southern Strategy

2.  After years of widespread violence and sexual abuse at Mississippi's for-profit prison for juvenile offenders, state officials and civil rights groups signed aimed at overhauling a facility described by a federal judge as "a cesspool of unconstitutional and inhuman acts."

So ... race and money.
 
2013-01-17 08:27:35 PM  

crazydave023: I wonder what the reason is behind doing this? There seems to be no real benefit to anyone by locking these kids up at such an early age.


For-profit juvenile jails. And they're just black kids. They'll end up behind bars eventually - might as well make some money off 'em.

/no I don't think this
//Mississippi school officials do, though
 
2013-01-17 08:28:22 PM  
Someone need to face a nice long jail sentence for this.
 
2013-01-17 08:32:02 PM  

grimlock1972: Someone need to face a nice long jail sentence for this.


But no one will. They'll get new jobs and more money.
 
2013-01-17 08:33:23 PM  

Ennuipoet: Nadie_AZ: F(ck the Deep South.

To be honest I find these people anything but deep,  These are the sort of people that read the Sunday comics with a yellow highlighter in case they stumble across a particularly meaningful passage in Beetle Bailey.
                            --Dennis Miller (before he went crazy)


This has come up in many FARK threads, but we should have let them go back in 1861...IMHO.
 
2013-01-17 08:33:38 PM  

dookdookdook: ...like the five year-old who was sent home in a police car for "violating dress code" for not having black shoes, even though his mom had tried to color his shoes with a black marker.

fark Mississippi.

That is all.


I would bet outrageous sums of money that the child in question is black.
 
2013-01-17 08:33:45 PM  

grimlock1972: Someone need to face a nice long jail sentence for this.


He would have, but the judge agreed to reduce the sentence to time served if he agreed to apologize and give back the lunch money.
 
2013-01-17 08:33:55 PM  
FTFA: A new report from the Advancement Project, a civil rights group, says that Mississippi's school's place kids in a "pipeline to prison,"

Educated in Mississippi, I see.

i30.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-17 08:35:38 PM  

Nadie_AZ: From the PDF:
Mississippi's Black students are hit the hardest by harsh discipline practices. Statewide, they are three times more likely to receive
an out-of-school suspension than their White peers, with an even greater disparity in some school districts.16 In Lawrence County,
for example, Black students are eight times more likely to receive an out-of-school suspension than White students

and

Black students are disproportionately affected by harsh discipline policies and practices in Mississippi. According to data gathered on 115 Mississippi school districts by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in its Civil Rights Data Collection for the 2009-2010 school year, Black students, who made up half the student population in these districts, received almost 75% of the out-of-school suspensions in these districts, making them over three times more likely than White students to receive an out-of-school suspension.

Black students are often treated differently than White students who exhibit similar behavior. National research on student behavior has found that racial disparities in school discipline are not the result of Black students acting out more; rather the differences lie in how adults in the school building respond to student behavior. Broad, discretionary offense categories like "disorderly conduct," "disrespect of authority," or "disobedience" are mainly in the eye of the beholder, leaving significant room for implicit and explicit racial biases to creep into the discipline process and exacerbate disparities.60 This fact was also highlighted during interviews with multiple Mississippi students about their schools.

F(ck the Deep South.


Yes because Arizona, the state that gave America Joe Arpiao (again) and Jan Brewer can teach the Deep South a thing or two about racial tolerance. Seriously, at least get rid if Arpiao and his posses before you wag your fingers at the South. Seeriously, Arizona is a farking joke on its best day.
 
2013-01-17 08:36:40 PM  

namegoeshere: crazydave023: I wonder what the reason is behind doing this? There seems to be no real benefit to anyone by locking these kids up at such an early age.

For-profit juvenile jails. And they're just black kids. They'll end up behind bars eventually - might as well make some money off 'em.

/no I don't think this
//Mississippi school officials do, though


Plus once you have a criminal record, it's harder to get a decent job or exercise your right to vote.
 
2013-01-17 08:37:14 PM  

Forbidden Doughnut: Ennuipoet: Nadie_AZ: F(ck the Deep South.

To be honest I find these people anything but deep,  These are the sort of people that read the Sunday comics with a yellow highlighter in case they stumble across a particularly meaningful passage in Beetle Bailey.
                            --Dennis Miller (before he went crazy)

This has come up in many FARK threads, but we should have let them go back in 1861...IMHO.


And just let them keep slavery going? How would that have played out?
 
2013-01-17 08:38:41 PM  

cmb53208: Yes because Arizona, the state that gave America Joe Arpiao (again) and Jan Brewer can teach the Deep South a thing or two about racial tolerance. Seriously, at least get rid if Arpiao and his posses before you wag your fingers at the South. Seeriously, Arizona is a farking joke on its best day.


Arizona will eventually relearn and become the Border State is has always been. The influx of newbies from the Midwest and other locations has lowered our collective IQ on state history and place. Once everyone either learns it or figures it out, we'll drop these idiots and move on.

But yes, we've excelled at derp over the last few decades.

The Deep South as it in its DNA.
 
2013-01-17 08:40:02 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Any takers on the race of the majority of these kids?


human. they were human kids. the last time i saw a talking goat i was on LSD so I know that wasn't real.
 
2013-01-17 08:40:44 PM  
Weapons of ass destruction
 
2013-01-17 08:40:49 PM  
img703.imageshack.us
 
2013-01-17 08:41:27 PM  
School = Prison
 
2013-01-17 08:41:29 PM  

Nadie_AZ: cmb53208: Yes because Arizona, the state that gave America Joe Arpiao (again) and Jan Brewer can teach the Deep South a thing or two about racial tolerance. Seriously, at least get rid if Arpiao and his posses before you wag your fingers at the South. Seeriously, Arizona is a farking joke on its best day.

Arizona will eventually relearn and become the Border State is has always been. The influx of newbies from the Midwest and other locations has lowered our collective IQ on state history and place. Once everyone either learns it or figures it out, we'll drop these idiots and move on.

But yes, we've excelled at derp over the last few decades.

The Deep South as it in its DNA.


Your state is being overrun with old people, a la Sun City.  Until the Baby Boomers die, bigotry will dominate it.
 
2013-01-17 08:41:57 PM  

Hagbardr: Weapons of ass destruction


Assault with a silent-but-deadly weapon!
 
2013-01-17 08:42:15 PM  
So I see Carlton Lassiter has moved to Mississippi.
 
2013-01-17 08:43:52 PM  

GAT_00: Nadie_AZ: cmb53208: Yes because Arizona, the state that gave America Joe Arpiao (again) and Jan Brewer can teach the Deep South a thing or two about racial tolerance. Seriously, at least get rid if Arpiao and his posses before you wag your fingers at the South. Seeriously, Arizona is a farking joke on its best day.

Arizona will eventually relearn and become the Border State is has always been. The influx of newbies from the Midwest and other locations has lowered our collective IQ on state history and place. Once everyone either learns it or figures it out, we'll drop these idiots and move on.

But yes, we've excelled at derp over the last few decades.

The Deep South as it in its DNA.

Your state is being overrun with old people, a la Sun City.  Until the Baby Boomers die, bigotry will dominate it.


I can't really argue that point, either.
 
2013-01-17 08:44:12 PM  

grimlock1972: Someone need to face a nice long jail sentence for this.


Why? They're already giving them the gas.
 
2013-01-17 08:44:16 PM  

utah dude: Nadie_AZ: Any takers on the race of the majority of these kids?

human. they were human kids. the last time i saw a talking goat i was on LSD so I know that wasn't real.


What if the talking goat is real and everything else is a hallucination caused by a lack of LSD?
 
2013-01-17 08:44:39 PM  

LazerFish: School = Prison


graduate school = supermax solitary
 
2013-01-17 08:46:11 PM  
Seriously? I'm the Weeners this?

images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-01-17 08:46:59 PM  
So, does it mean that Michael Jackson's "smooth criminal" song is about a guy who farts in Mississippi without anyone noticing?
 
2013-01-17 08:47:56 PM  
What are the odds that a for-profit prison is involved somewhere along the chain here?
 
2013-01-17 08:49:27 PM  

Nadie_AZ:
Any takers on the race of the majority of these kids?


hi yeller?
 
2013-01-17 08:49:52 PM  
So, black kid farting = dangerous risk to society

White guy selling gun to felon = exercise of 2nd amendment rights

/ stay classy 'murrica
 
2013-01-17 08:51:29 PM  
Calm down people. It probably smelled really bad. A guy I knew in high school got suspended for tossing a stink bomb in the hallways. Basically the same thing..the kid needs to learn to hold the fart until it either goes away or he can fart in the hallway and blame it on someone else.
 
2013-01-17 08:52:22 PM  

Nadie_AZ: In August, the Justice Department released a letter of findings charging that the police in Meridian routinely arrested children at schools without probable cause, merely on the referral of school personnel. The letter found that students had been incarcerated for "dress code violations, flatulence, profanity and disrespect."

Any takers on the race of the majority of these kids?



It's Meridian . . . their race is the same as the majority of the faculty and administration.


/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meridian,_Mississippi#Demographics
 
2013-01-17 08:53:18 PM  

Nadie_AZ: F(ck the Deep South.


Stop moving down here. Thanks!
 
2013-01-17 08:55:17 PM  

Nadie_AZ: In August, the Justice Department released a letter of findings charging that the police in Meridian routinely arrested children at schools without probable cause, merely on the referral of school personnel. The letter found that students had been incarcerated for "dress code violations, flatulence, profanity and disrespect."

Any takers on the race of the majority of these kids?


I'd bet a lot are black kids. The racism part kind of clues you on that one.

Good friend of mine is in the Atlanta metro area. She's black. Her daughter goes to school with Bevhioral plans and IEP's etc. The school resource officer decides to lean on my friends daughter. What he didn't know is that my friend works for an organization that ripped the cop a new one. Ooops!
 
2013-01-17 08:56:03 PM  
"like the five year-old who was sent home in a police car for "violating dress code" for not having black shoes, even though his mom had tried to color his shoes with a black marker."

As a mother, heck as a human OMG! Poor kid, literally most likely.
 
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