The Battisteria, Florence. Ghiberti's doors: the sacrifice of Isaac
In October, 1998, our son, then aged 17, was arrested at his school and charged with a third-degree felony. He had not committed any crime, and the charges were dropped two days later; we, the parents, pursued a grievance against the school district, which was upheld by the HISD School Board in the spring of 1999, and restitution was made for our legal expenses in defending Alex and expunging his record. The behavior of the School Board was examplary in this respect. The piece below was written a few days after the arrest. While our story has a happy ending, I believe that the concerns expressed here are still valid.
Thoughts on the crime wave