Another Email to the Attorney Prosecuting Zakh Price

Mr. Shue,

Nine days ago I email you to ask to reconsider the charges you have filed against 11 year old Zakh Price for felony assault. In those nine days, the facebook group has grown to over 1829 members, and an additional facebook group has been added with over 800 members.

In addition, well over 150 blog entries can be found for Zakh Price in the google blogsearch. An update blog of many of the pieces written in the last week can be found at http://respectforinfinitediversity.blogspot.com/2010/01/updating-zakh-price-coverage-across.html. An excellent piece on this story can be found at http://daisymayfattypants.blogspot.com/2010/01/zakhquery-zakh-price-and-system.html.

I encourage you to look carefully at the evidence, to consider if this were your 11 year old autistic child, and ask how you would feel about the your child being placed in restraints, being arrested, and consider if justice for Zakh involves charges and a trial for him. Why is Zakh's physical reaction a felony assault, but the restraint by the two educators in question not also felony assault?

The eyes of the world are upon you, whether you are aware of that or not. Your actions here have consequences far beyond your tiny neck of the woods and this one child, this one family. Your actions matter.

Please reconsider how you are proceeding with this case.

Thank you,

Kim Wombles
Adjunct Professor, English and Psychology
Cisco College


Sullivan said...

The attorney should realize the blatant blame-shifting going on here. The family was asking for support and the district was stalling.

This is a huge fail for the district. They need to accept a big hunk of blame and start doing right by this kid.

kathleen said...

Thanks for posting this..