The mainstream media apparently had a slow Sunday. Here's just a couple of things for you this morning.
A- Herald: They write letters.
It's a bad callB- Sun-Sentinel: Davie Police troubles continue.
It's difficult to understand why we are closing schools, cutting student programs and asking teachers to take a salary cut to keep our schools going, yet we are planning to spend millions of dollars to build a stadium for the Marlins. As I watch baseball games on TV, it appears they are ill attended.
In these dire economic straits, hitting a ball with a bat is not as important as educating our children, who don't seem to know the difference between ''I'' and ''me'' these days.
FLORENCE ROSS, Pembroke Pines
DAVIE - A rookie police officer accused of slamming a 10-year-old boy against his cruiser for skateboarding in the street has received a two-day suspension and ordered to attend anger management classes.C- CBS4: Video, The Raven reaches 100K.
"He threw him like he was a rag doll," said the boy's father, Joseph Smith, who witnessed the April 6, 2008, incident and filed a complaint the next day.
According to [Internal affairs investigator Sgt. Kelly ] Drum's report, the boy was skateboarding in front of his home when the officer pulled up and told him to ride in the cul de sac.
The boy told Rodriguez his father wanted him to ride near the house where he could watch him. At that point, according to the boy and his father, who was watching from inside the house, Rodriguez jumped out of his cruiser, grabbed the boy by one arm and slammed his chest against the car.
Smith said he immediately dashed outside to defend his 65-pound son, who had burst into tears.
"The cop told me, 'I'm the authority and no one tells me no,'" Smith said last week outside his Orange Park home. Smith said his son's feet were dangling in the air while Rodriguez had him pinned against the car.