Zero tolerance is the end result of the "anti" philosophy infecting a nation from top to bottom.
Charles Sykes hates zero tolerance policies, as do most of the residents of the country who remember a time when playing cops and robbers and sketching weapons during boring lectures were not offenses requiring punishment. His perspicacity on how enforcing one component of zero tolerance opens the door to cracking down on another component, as seen in his anecdote regarding smoking, reveals the wisdom of the oppressors in making as much activity illegal as possible. When all are lawbreakers, innocence is extinguished. We’re all eligible for corrective, punitive and therapeutic, measures.