UPDATE 11/01/2015 Perry White edits title of article to Officers’ role in Delaware schools under scrutiny. I guess the “C” word was offensive.
Cops’ role in Delaware schools under scrutiny Matthew Albright, The News Journal
Critics worry that police officers, who are trained to enforce and protect, could be handling situations better suited for educators, who are trained to help kids learn and grow.
Bullshit! Asking educators to physically intervene in fights and physically remove defiant students in today’s culture is looking for trouble.
There are currently 46 school resource officers in Delaware serving 84 mostly middle and high schools, according to the Department of Education. Some officers rotate between several different schools.
And we need more
Placing police in schools means more students will have encounters with the criminal justice system, which could put their lives off track and lead to trouble, MacRae argues.
No, police in schools mean more students will get guidance on how socially interact in a way that will prevent then from entering the criminal justice system. Without these police in our schools we’ll see an increase in bullying. Removing police from our school will give a green light for the hoodlums to takeover!
She said police officers may make sense in a limited number of schools that have serious safety issues. But even then, officers should be very slow to handcuff and charge students with crimes.
If there is a crime committed by students, the student should be charged. What happens to the victim’s rights if they are assaulted and the perpetrator is given a hug or two days suspension?
“The problem is that we’re criminalizing the stupid things kids do while they’re growing up and learning, instead of helping to change their behavior,” MacRae said.
Bullshit! Offensive touching isn’t stupid things! Students aren’t be charged with disorderly conduct just for talking in class! Not even for telling a teacher to go fuck themselves!
So it looks like the News Journal wants to stir the pot on open season on police. Hey Jimmy, perhaps you should do a tag-along with an SRO and you might see their value. Hey Jimmy, just so you know, police let kids slide on the stupid shit everyday. The same way the do adults re: traffic violations by knocking down speeding offensive to below 10 miles over.
Jimmy Olsen knows Governor Markell wanting to trade-in real police in our schools for non professional rent-a-cops. However, at the end of the day, our schools need CRISIS INTERVENTIONIST and our school guidance counselors need not be filing-in as teachers and lunch duty baby-sitting. The News Journal can serve public education better by not being bias to Jack Markell and his fucked up education agenda that appeases the Rodel’s of the world.