Two boys have reported that a 13 year old girl touched them through their clothing in a sexual way. Apparently the boys asked the girl to stop and she did not. The girl was subsequently questioned, arrested and placed in a facility. Below is a quote from the article.
The detective has heard a little of what the community has been saying publicly about the arrest and some folks seem upset officers arrested a 13-year-old girl.
But police, he said, are gender-blind.“Reverse the genders and if a boy, generally speaking, if a boy touches a girl inappropriately on the school bus and the school district and the police don’t take action, can you imagine the outcry there would be?” Turney said.
Turney said Wednesday that no bail amount has been set for the girl.
You can read more here.
-Why do you think the public is upset about the arrest of this 13 year old girl?
-Do you think the detective is right in his observation concerning the reversal of genders?
-Why is it that women/girls tend to be given the benefit of the doubt more often than not in situations such as this while men/boys are presumed guilty more often than not?
-Is it okay to make generalizations such as that? Do the statistics allow for such assumptions?