Cuffed kid

17 year old Richard Thomas of Oakland set another teen on fire on a public bus. He was charged as an adult for a hate crime. Sadly he will spend the next seven years of his young life in a juvenile detention facility.

Thomas’ victim, Sasha Fleischman suffered second- and third-degree burns when the skirt
the teen was wearing was set on fire last November Fleischman identifies as neither male nor female.

All of this would have been prevented with proper parental guidance that might install respect for diversity. One kid disfigured, another kid in prison, no winners.

By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.