Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Giselle is in grade CM1-- fourth grade in US schools. Today at her school on Ile. St. Louis they had a pair of visitors. One was from the Gendarmerie and the other was an Avocat- a lawyer. These gentlemen spoke to the assembled classes of the 8 and 9 year old children. They told the children that there would soon be a new law in France, and a new prison. The law was that any child over the age of ten who did really bad things could be sent to the "child's prison".
Giselle's words:

"They said that if the thing you did was not extremely bad, like putting fire on your school or a car or something like that, that you would have to stay for three months. But if you did something extremely bad- like really putting fire on your school, or attacking your teacher, you would have to stay for a year, without your parents."

"Richard, I said--Richard, you think you're immune- go look at your eyes-- they're full of moon--

Capitalism searches out the darkest corners of human potential, and mainlines them.
by geezer in Paris (risico at wanadoo(flypoop)fr) on Thu Oct 25th, 2007 at 01:32:41 PM EST
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