>From: Eric Beck <rayrena at accesshub.net>
>To: lbo-talk at lists.panix.com
>Subject: Re: Zero Tolerance
>Date: Wed, Apr 26, 2000, 2:40 PM
>>It is easy to take cheap shots at the zero tolerance (ZT) policy,
>>especially if one lives in suburbs or college campuses that are for the
>>most part shielded from crime and grime. But your perspective dramatically
>>changes when you live in inner city, as I do.
>I live in Brooklyn, within spitting distance of Flatbush and a stone's
>throw from Bedford-Stuyvesant; it's hard to imagine a more "urban" place on
>Earth. I think zero-tolerance policies are racist, draconian, destructive,
>and completely without merit. Perhaps in this case perspective has nothing
>to do with geography.