We've observed here on numerous occasions that kids don't play pick-up sports games anymore. Everything is organized under the watchful eyes of adults.
Now, there's growing evidence that's not such a great thing for a lot of kids, if that's the only physical activity they have. More kids are blowing out their knees in sports because they haven't matured physically to meet the demands being placed upon them.
One thing that's clear after this week's various Occupy protests. The more "non-lethal" tools you give a police department, the greater the chance the cops will misuse them.
Coincidentally, this point was also affirmed by last week's "60 Minutes'" segment on how Tasers are being misused.(8 Comments)