High School Student Arrested over Creative Writing Assignmen

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KimJ
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02 May 2007, 2:22 pm

I think the kid was just testing the limits. The teacher gave the class carte blanche to write whatever and that's what he wrote, "whatever". If the teacher gave the assignment and then turned in his assignment as evidence of a crime, then they are guilty of entrapment. imo
We had creative writing journals that encouraged stream of consciousness style prose. I remember writing a scenario about perhaps robbing the 7/11, and I think the whole class wrote about similar stuff that day. It was a joke, something to mock.
I also remember the day (I was 12) I was answering health questions from our textbook. One question asked about my opinion on marijuana, should it be legal, was it "okay"? Without incriminating myself (I had never tried it) I answered yes. My mom was called in for a conference that very day and I was interrogated at home. My answer was "wrong" and I was made to know that.

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05 May 2007, 1:51 pm

What's entrapment?


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05 May 2007, 4:51 pm

sigholdaccountlost wrote:
What's entrapment?


Entrapment is luring people into admitting or committing illegal actions.


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05 May 2007, 5:14 pm

If someone asks for something, you do your best to oblige.

You want "stream of consciousness"?

Ok then...

The whole US attitude is completely screwed up. The country where the dominant social force is right-wing Christianity, so you've got to be a good Christian but it's ok to trample people and screw them over to get paid more, because the dollar is King, and it's a right to own a gun.

There was a quote in the papers about the recent massacre which said that the gunman had purchased "an ungodly amount of ammunition". Can you not see the fundamental problem which exists in this statement: the fact that it somehow implies that there might be such a thing as a "godly" amount of ammunition?

What happened to giving up material things? Turning the other cheek? Treating others as you wish to be treated?

It seems to me that it's a right to say whatever you like, provided what you say agrees with the Church, the State and the Police. And what they say is generally contradiction-ridden bullshit.

It's morally acceptable to completely f**k up countries such as Nicaragua, Vietnam, Cambodia, Afghanistan and Burma, is it? Or to ignore environmental treaties that are possibly our only hope of long-term survival?

Hypocrisy and ignorance walk hand in hand.

And yes, I know the British were just as bad. When it comes to Empire-building, the Portugese and the Dutch and the French were also hypocritical murderous bastards. And then there's the Vikings and the Romans....

That famous quote about "absolute power corrupts absolutely" is SOOOO true. It is clear that no-one is learning the lessons of history. You cannot force illogical and twisted values onto other nations and your own people for any length of time without either collapse or rebellion or both. The British learned all this a Century ago so you guys wouldn't have to. But just as we didn't listen, because we thought we were invincible and somehow acting on behalf of God, so America won't listen either.

I have nothing against Americans as individuals as I know some really cool people, but added up into one nation you guys are really very scary indeed.


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05 May 2007, 5:19 pm

I really can't say I disagree with you.


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06 May 2007, 6:56 am

TruenoBlues wrote:
sigholdaccountlost wrote:
What's entrapment?


Entrapment is luring people into admitting or committing illegal actions.


Ah.


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06 May 2007, 6:57 am

sociable_hermit wrote:
If someone asks for something, you do your best to oblige.

You want "stream of consciousness"?

Ok then...

The whole US attitude is completely screwed up. The country where the dominant social force is right-wing Christianity, so you've got to be a good Christian but it's ok to trample people and screw them over to get paid more, because the dollar is King, and it's a right to own a gun.

There was a quote in the papers about the recent massacre which said that the gunman had purchased "an ungodly amount of ammunition". Can you not see the fundamental problem which exists in this statement: the fact that it somehow implies that there might be such a thing as a "godly" amount of ammunition?

What happened to giving up material things? Turning the other cheek? Treating others as you wish to be treated?

It seems to me that it's a right to say whatever you like, provided what you say agrees with the Church, the State and the Police. And what they say is generally contradiction-ridden bullshit.

It's morally acceptable to completely f**k up countries such as Nicaragua, Vietnam, Cambodia, Afghanistan and Burma, is it? Or to ignore environmental treaties that are possibly our only hope of long-term survival?

Hypocrisy and ignorance walk hand in hand.

And yes, I know the British were just as bad. When it comes to Empire-building, the Portugese and the Dutch and the French were also hypocritical murderous bastards. And then there's the Vikings and the Romans....

That famous quote about "absolute power corrupts absolutely" is SOOOO true. It is clear that no-one is learning the lessons of history. You cannot force illogical and twisted values onto other nations and your own people for any length of time without either collapse or rebellion or both. The British learned all this a Century ago so you guys wouldn't have to. But just as we didn't listen, because we thought we were invincible and somehow acting on behalf of God, so America won't listen either.

I have nothing against Americans as individuals as I know some really cool people, but added up into one nation you guys are really very scary indeed.


We learnt from our history? I doubt it. All you have to do to disprove it is look at the two world wars.


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06 May 2007, 11:29 am

What is this world coming to?


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