Here’s the point

Let’s give a shout out to Burrillville’s assistant town solicitor for dropping the charges against Naomi Roberts. Roberts, you may remember, is the elementary school teacher who was accused of simple assault after she poked a 10-year-old student because he was disrupting the class. According to Assistant Solicitor William L. Bernstein, “Anyone charged with a crime has the right to expect the prosecution to prove [guilt] beyond a reasonable doubt,” he said. “That’s where this falls short.”

I hate to sound like, um, my parents but back in the day, if (when) I was caught making noise in school, it meant a brisk walk down to the principal’s office, not a perp walk down at the police station.