Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The Rush To Judgement

Here's a story about a high school student who spent twelve days in jail for phoning in a bomb threat. Which he never made -- the story points out that he's never had so much as a detention. The school officials and police arrested him based on caller-ID timestamps. What they'd forgotten was Daylight Savings Time. When the student protested his innocence, he says the principal responded: "Well, why should we believe you? You're a criminal. Criminals lie all the time."


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