Kids In Cuffs

All of these kids could have been arrested at their home address. Obviously some prosecutorial grandstanding is going on here.

Garden Grove (AP) – Three 12-year-old girls were arrested at their schools for allegedly giving false statements to police that led to the arrest and eight-month incarceration of a homeless man, authorities said.

The girls were arrested on a felony charge of conspiring to falsely accuse 36-year-old Eric Nordmark, police said. One girl also was charged with one count of perjury. All three were taken Monday to Orange County Juvenile Hall.

“She was scared and started shaking,” said Veronica Mendez Ochoa, the mother of one of two girls arrested at James Irvine Intermediate School in Garden Grove. “She’s a little girl, but they handcuffed her like she was a murderer.”

Mr. Nordmark was a homeless guy, handcuffed like a child molester. He spent 8 months in jail awaiting trial; a place where child molesters are the bottom of the food chain – universally reviled by other felons. I imagine he’s not losing sleep over the girls arrest.

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