Wednesday, May 12, 2004

New York City may be liable for student's fatal death due to beating

A teenager back in 1996 was beaten to death in a New York City school yard. The court of appeals ruled today that the City of New York may be liable for his death. Just last week, a jury in Queens awarded a judgment to a teenager for $195 million dollars after they found that the City did nothing to stop the abuse(see my post of April 28, 2004). Who do you think should be responsible for violence in our schools? Should kids hire Ricky Linderman, from the 1980 teen classic "My Bodyguard" to protect them?