Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Jack-Booted Thug of the Week...

... is (now former) Sarasota County, Florida Sheriff's Deputy Mark Perrin, who was fired after an investigation confirmed that he indeed cursed out a misbehaving but unresisting special-needs student, flung her across a school bus and then threatened to TASER her for good measure:

"I'll snatch your ass out of that seat."

What an appropriate way to deal with handicapped students. 

The firing of this bully is a very good start, but it's clear that Perrin's abusive behavior is outrageous enough to be deserving of further legal consequences.  If the driver or aide present on that bus had similarly abused that student in front of so many neutral eyewitnesses they would have (rightly) been immediately arrested and charged with assault.

Why, then, hasn't the same happened to Deputy Mr. Perrin?

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