Editorial Cartoon by Graeme MacKay, The Hamilton Spectator – Saturday, October 11, 2014
Kids these days, and a contrast in world views
Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their work for children’s rights.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee cited the two “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.”
Malala, 17, is the youngest ever winner of a Nobel Prize. A schoolgirl and education campaigner in Pakistan, she was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman two years ago. (Source: Hamilton Spectator)
Meanwhile, a 14-year-old girl has been ticketed for interfering with a police animal after allegedly blowing an air horn at a Hamilton police Mounted Patrol Unit horse, causing the animal to enter a live lane of traffic.
This is the first time police have used the new bylaw since it came into effect Aug. 20, said mounted unit Sergeant Brad Adams.
The bylaw, which comes with a $250 fine, was approved by city council amid complaints from police about people, often patrons in Hess Village, harassing the horses. These incidents, including beer bottles and cigarettes being thrown at the horses, were happening on a weekly basis, he said.
The mounted unit was in the area of James Street and King Street East around 4:40 p.m. Thursday when they noticed a girl with a can of “wacky streamers” spraying the stairway leading up to the rooftop of Jackson Square, Adams said.
When the officer approached, the girl began blowing an air horn. Initially police horse RHLI was initially not bothered, but when the girl went behind the
horse and again blew the horn, the horse was startled and stepped into a live lane of traffic. (Source: Hamilton Spectator)