Zero Tolerance: Show Your Team Number, Get Suspended

Number 3 showing number 3. Result: automatic suspension.

Zero tolerance = no tolerance = intolerance.

From Janet Hightower, mother of Dontadrian:

“Earlier this year, my son posed for a school photo holding up three fingers—just like in the photo you see here.

“It was a harmless gesture, but when school administrators saw the photo, they interpreted it as a gang sign. Rather than speak with my son to find out the truth, the school suspended him and nearly kicked him out of school.”

If we had Zero Tolerance for adults, anyone arrested would be convicted.  No explanation would be allowed.  There would be no trial by jury and no possibility of being found not guilty.

We don’t allow this in America for adults, so why do we do it to our children?

You can sign a petition at:

https://www.aclu.org/secure/school_pride_zero_tolerance?ms=oth_acluaction_140401_taf

Photo from the ACLU website and is used here with no threat to copyright intended in order to illustrate the issue.

 Any opinion expressed by an individual member of The Loveshade Family does not necessarily express the views of the whole family.

About Alden Loveshade

Alden is a philosopher, personist, writer, playwright, screenwriter, director, actor, poet, photographer, dumbek drummer, roleplayer, and educator. Worked for others and freelance as a journalist, investigator, columnist, reviewer, teacher, animal caregiver, photographer, and dishwasher. Claims e doesn’t care about money, but always needs more. Recognized by Phi Theta Kappa, Golden Key International Honor Society, the U. S. Jaycees, and groups of like ilk. They don’t necessarily like em, but they recognize em. Graduated summa cum laude from some university that apparently figured the best way to get rid of em was to graduate em. Alden has worked with Emmy, Oscar, Tony, and Pulitzer Prize Nominees and Winners but they never shared their awards! Alden has dual citizenship in the Principality of Sealand and the United States of America. His official title for Sealand is Lord Alden Loveshade. E thinks that makes em sound impressive.
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7 Responses to Zero Tolerance: Show Your Team Number, Get Suspended

  1. Rev. Bootie says:

    I have Zero Tolerance for The Loveshade Family. Suspend me. Please.

  2. Christian Andy says:

    “For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”

    Matthew 6: 14-15

    Jesus was executed and hung on the cross because he was found guilty with no real trial. We cannot do this.

  3. J. H. says:

    Thank you so much for posting this in support of the family. We agree that Zero Tolerance does not belong in our schools or any part of America. It’s times we recognized that children and youth have rights too. Thanks so much for your support!

  4. Vernon K Avaritt III says:

    This sucks

  5. J. H. says:

    The petition now has over 20,000 signatures and is still growing! Hope we can get to 25,000. Thanks for your support!

  6. Ardic says:

    Nobody should let schools be judge, jury and executioner without giving kids a fair trial. Schools must get rid of these intolerant shams and bring back real justice. Innocent is innocent.

  7. Pet Girl says:

    Schools that do this are like Nazi camps. We don’t need this in America!

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