The Likely Effect Of Obama’s Move To Put Armed Officers In Schools

The tragedy of American mass shootings inspires terrible choices. Regarding the president’s move to encourage the further policification of schools, Unprison writes:

The 18th Executive Order signed by President Obama is to provide incentives (and funding) for schools to have police oversee the children. This will create results.

School police, known as “Resource Officers” (perhaps for easier digestion) have been key builders of the School to Prison Pipeline. The fistfights and the joint in the bathroom do not result in detention or suspension anymore: now they are imprisonment, expulsion, and an often insurmountable mountain to climb towards any “normal” adult lifestyle.

A 2011 report by Justice Police Institute [suggests] that the overall damage to a community is not justified by the vague possibility that the school is safer. In fact, there are indications that the police actually lead to increased violence in schools.

Children have been the fastest growing segment in the industry of prisoners. They are a commodity justifying the building of a prison and hiring those who will guard them- even those who would try to teach them in these environments so non-conducive to learning. An ever growing number of children and young adults are needed to continue fueling an industry that has yet to be reduced in all the history of American prisons.

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  • DeepCough

    Now you see that the term institution of learning” has always been an oxymoron.

  • geminihigh

    And people scoff when I say that public education is nothing more than preparation for children to grow up to live in an American police state.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nickoli.volkoff Nickoli Mad Russian Volkoff

    I been thinking lately that having armed guards in school is just a conditioning step to prepare future generations for martial law.and a complete military state.Why not question an army of armed guards??…. cause I’ve had an armed guard in my school my whole life, no big deal….duh!

  • echar

    They had Police in my school in junior high, which was a little while ago. I remember thinking the guy was a joke, but I tend to have an irreverent view of most authority figures. I am split on this, I think the school may benefit from having some safety measures, perhaps non lethal options readily available. At the same time The War on Kids video makes my blood boil.

    The War On Kids
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujuDvwSOFto

    • mannyfurious

      We had a “School Resource Officer” at my high school. I remember for the first few months thinking it was stupid as shit, but he ended up being a good guy who taught me a lot of good things about life that I still appreciate to this day. I think it depends more on the kind of person they put in that kind of position, than the position itself. If you have some moron walking around the schools with a gun, that’s just begging for issues. But if you have a person with a nuanced and sensitive view about the world, it could be helpful. However, there probably aren’t many such persons in Law Enforcement and the situation at my school is probably a profound exception.

      • jnana

        Exactly right about the “nuanced and sensitive view” comment. When an officer of the law has that, he may do much good for his community. Same may be said about the man on the street who disagrees w/ the thuggery of law enforcement. If he, too, shares that nuanced and sensitive world view, he would also do much good for his community.

      • jnana

        Exactly right about the “nuanced and sensitive view” comment. When an officer of the law has that, he may do much good for his community. Same may be said about the man on the street who disagrees w/ the thuggery of law enforcement. If he, too, shares that nuanced and sensitive world view, he would also do much good for his community.

    • kowalityjesus

      the cop that was posted at my high school was not allowed to respond to calls. I guess the guy that he replaced had responded to a call and while vehemently backing out his cruiser with much vigilante gusto nailed an elderly pedestrian.

      • echar

        That poor old person.

    • Apathesis

      I watched that documentary a few weeks ago right after I watched Waiting for “Superman.”

      It’s pretty disgusting and scary how those cops treated those kids. Pulling guns out on unarmed children? Infuriating.

      • echar

        I need to watch Waiting For Superman.

  • BuzzCoastin

    let’s imagine for a second that a Commie kuntry like China
    put armed pigs in every school
    pause

    imagine the outrage in the Land of the Free
    that Commie government troops would occupy classrooms
    to insure order & compliance

    Oh say ca you see that the Land of the Free
    ain’t what it pretends to be?
    by the dawns early light
    the drones twilight last gleaming

  • kowalityjesus

    Some of the actual circumstances surrounding this massacre are so freakin weird. Even weirder has been Abovetopsecret’s censoring response to some of the more chiding and intelligent questioners. I guess this operation was executed so sloppily that all levels of disinfo agents are needed to engage in the cover up.

    • lilbear68

      Abovetopsecret is a fed site to track the nutballs and keyboard commandos

  • Apathesis

    I just come here to torture myself by satisfying self-destructive tendencies. Internet addiction and pessimism are my demons. How about you?

  • lilbear68

    in my school the shop teachers were as bada** as chuck norris so no need for cops then. its a whole different metro world now
    metro sexual according to charlie harper is just a gay guy that cant get laid lol

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