Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Teachable moment

Have your students read and debate this story:

It involves a man who was arrested for not showing his receipt when exiting a Circuit City store. Be sure to find the links to the 500 or so comments that were posted before he finally turned commenting off.

In our heightened sense of security since 9/11, have we given up our civil rights too easily? Do stores have the right to presume we are "guily until proven innocent"? It's very easy to see both sides on this issue. Is there a right or wrong answer to this debate?

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