What happened to Lasz? I moved because the place has lost its damned mind. it was always kinda left, but in the last few years it's like a constant purity test. On top of that it's crowded, expensive, and full of shitty people. New Mexico is awesome. I lived here briefly in 1983 and with what I sold my CA house for, I got quite a bit here. Much better atmosphere. No, not as many Jews, still too many, but I can live with it.
Let me tell you a Bay Area story. My 6th grader daughter was being harassed by this boy, always tripping her at P.E. that kind of thing. One day she kicked his leg out of the way when he tried it and he went after her. The coach was right there, so no big deal. Later, he waited outside her band room, sneaked up behind her and hit her in the face 5 times. Trip to the E.R. couldn't chew, etc.
Of course we filed charges, we pretty much had to since they auto call the cops if go to the hospital with a fight injury. Checked with the principal, she wouldn't return our calls. Eventually, the VP calls us back and tells us the boy won't even get one day suspension. But, he did have to spend an hour in a "redirection class" whatever the hell that is.
Why? You asked, was he not punished? Well, since he was black, they felt it would be discrimination against him, since it isn't really his fault he is violent since he sees that kind of thing at home. He has a hard home life, and being out of school would make it worse. Really. Seriously, that's what they told me.
Imagine this my friends - what if a white 6th grade boy had sucker punched a black girl in the same way? There would be TV trucks all over, he'd be tried as an adult, there would be new laws in place, candlelight vigils, Senators coming up with a new symbolic ribbon to wear, probably a benefit concert to "fight hate" - the whole shebang. That, in a nut shell sums up what's wrong with the Bay Area.
That sounds like the same scenario as in Broward County--they don't charge the kids (well, anything shy of murder) so their stats look better, and they get more grant money