Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Another cruel violation of Constitutional rights
Leann Newcomb questioned the rule.
"They sell that stuff," said Newcomb. "How are they going to tell the kids after they buy that stuff not to wear it? Isn't that a violation of your constitutional rights?"
It starts with:
In response to recent "disorderly and disruptive" incidents, mall security two weeks ago started distributing fliers outlining the mall's "general code of conduct," according to mall Manager Ginny Szymanski.
Szymanski said the mall doesn't have a gang problem, but that people with certain attire - such as long chains that fall below the knee or studded dog or wrist collars, all of which can be used as weapons, she said - will be asked to remove them. If they don't comply, they will be asked to leave the mall, she said.
I can sell Leann a whistle but I won't let her blow it in my ear if she feels like it. Still, she has a point. If I sell lots of whistles to kids, it's pretty likely I'm going to hear them being used.
posted by Mark Butterworth |