Story Archive

Kicking the Can

Kayleb Moon-Robinson kicked a trash can. No big deal, you say? Disorderly conduct, said a police officer in Lynchburg, Va. He pushed the dread can-kicker down to cuff him — and when the boy tried to escape his grasp, that became an assault on an officer of the law. Kayleb Moon-Robinson is 12, is autistic, wears glasses, and enjoys science; he is now a felon, a status his mother thinks will stick with him even as an adult. The officer involved was a school resource officer. The Center for Public Integrity says Virginia leads the nation in turning student conduct issues into court cases. (AC/WTVF Roanoke) ...And non-issues, like kicking trash cans.
Original Publication Date: 03 May 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

Is There a Problem on This Page? Let Me Know using the Help button lower right, and thanks.

I believe humanity is held back by the lack of thinking. I provoke thought with examples of what happens when we don’t think, and when we do. This is True is my primary method: stories like this come out every week by email, and basic subscriptions are free. Click here for a subscribe form.

Search for: