by: Diane Benjamin
Scott Oglesby: I hope you appeal Judge Foley’s ruling to overturn the arbitrator’s decision. Next time get a MALE judge. The female factor is the only explanation for her ruling.
The relationship between the Bloomington Police and David Hales was already strained. The comments made by Hales, as reported in the Pantagraph today, will make the relationship even worse. Obviously arbitration means nothing to the City and now to Judge Foley.
Judge Foley was charged with ruling whether the arbitrator’s investigation and ruling was legal and fair. She did not hear testimony on the events that led to the City of Bloomington firing Scott Oglesby, but she took it upon herself to rule on other grounds anyway – social norms?
Society has decided that discipline hurts the self-esteem of kids. Parents don’t hold their kids accountable for their behavior. Schools can’t discipline children without parents thinking their little angels are being discriminated against. What social norm requires a MIDDLE SCHOOL to have their own police officer? The kid in question was 7. The current “social norms” mean the kid can do whatever he wants and nobody will hold him accountable.
The only winner here is the kid and his family. The kid’s temper tantrum was totally excused. Look for the kid back in court – probably in the next 10 years. By then he will be on the other side of the law.