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Lowering the Bar in Zero Tolerance | Cavalcade of Fetishes

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published Jan. 5, 2016

Lowering the Bar in Zero Tolerance <B>|</B> Cavalcade of Fetishes

The 6-year-old son of Martha Miele was given an automatic three-day out-of-school suspension at Our Lady of Lourdes in Cincinnati in October after, emulating actions of his favorite Power Rangers characters, he pretended to shoot a bow and arrow at another student. Principal Joe Crachiolo was adamant, insisting that he has "no tolerance for any real, pretend or imitated violence."

An exasperated Martha Miele confessed she was at a loss about how a 6-year-old boy is supposed to block out the concept of a super-hero fighter (and instead imagine, say, a super-hero counselor?). [WLWT-TV (Cincinnati, 11-2-2015] (1) Among the approximately 100 arrests Seattle police made in an October drug sting were of a man, 63, and woman, 58, accused only of retail theft of $150,000 worth of goods -- including about 400 pairs of jeans. Police said the couple "ordered" items from shoplifters and seemed to have an "insatiable appetite for denim."

(2) In November, police in Bethel, Connecticut, arrested Nelson Montalvo, 50 -- accused of taking about 30 items of underwear from one particular home. Montalvo's motive is being investigated, but police said his modus operandi was to remove items, cut holes in them and return them to the home. [Associated Press via Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 10-16-2015] [Connecticut Post, 11-5-2015]

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