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Tuesday, May 13, 2003

ZT craziness


Owen Courrèges (here, if permalinks are working) links to this story on firefighters who, while quoting someone else, used the "n-word." And were then suspended.

As Owen points out, "this same zero tolerance regulation would ban the reading of Huckleberry Finn out loud."

I'm amazed, astounded, and entirely distressed by this. Zero Tolerance is insane. Utterly and entirely devoid of any modicum of sense. I can't believe it -- I hope this turns out to have been a fake or somehow misunderstood by the paper or by the fire chief or someone!

For more on ZT looniness, head over to Randy Cassingham's astonishing and impressive pieces on it.

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