It’s difficult to express the sheer absurdity of this story, but it perhaps helps explain why our country is falling so swiftly. Are we truly this pathetically stupid and our schools and police this tyrannical and amoral?
A 15-year old boy ate chicken nuggets given to him by a friend. As a result, the police arrested him and took him away in handcuffs.
Ava Hernandez got a disturbing voicemail message from the Assistant Principal of Shorewood High School in March. Her 15-year-old brother Adam has been taken into police custody. She says, “It was because his friend had shared a lunch with him and he was accused of stealing [It] was really, I don’t know, it was just over the top.”
Adam was accused of stealing chicken nuggets from a $2.60 meal. Those are the nuggets his friend, Gakaree Garner, gave to him. Garner says, “Although that month I was fasting so I couldn’t eat meat, and we had chicken nuggets that day.”
Garner says, “They actually put him in handcuffs, and actually tried to force him into the car.”
Adam Hernandez was slapped with a theft citation and a $170 fine. However, after public outrage following news coverage from a local television station, the school principal and the police chief dropped the charges like a hot potato.