Police Kicked Out of School Because Illegals Might Fear Them – New American
Written by Selwyn Duke
Generally speaking, there’s no more “safe space” for law-abiding citizens than when the police occupy part of it, but this didn’t stop a New England school district from ending a program designed to build bridges between children and law enforcement.
Reporting on the story, the Associated Press writes, “A Massachusetts police department’s program that sent officers into elementary schools one day a week to greet and high-five students has been ended because some people complained.”
“Northampton police started ‘High Five Friday’ in December as a way to foster better relationships between police and children,” the AP continued.
But the event was nixed last week after concerns that some students could react “negatively” upon seeing uniformed officers in school. In particular, some snowflake parents/activists worried about the response of “people of color” (as opposed to people of no color), illegal-alien kids, “or other children who may have had negative encounters with law enforcement,” as the Daily Hampshire Gazette put it.
Wow, only in grammar school, and they already have a sour relationship with police. Their futures are bright.
What ever happened to the days when kids thought it was cool to meet a cop in a uniform?
Really, though, this is yet another example of the squeaky wheel getting the grease. Northampton police chief Jody Kasper acknowledged that the complaints about the program were few, yet she and school district superintendent John Provost terminated the program nonetheless. As the New York Times reports:
“Certainly we do not want to have our officers at a school and have kids, even if it’s a handful of kids, be traumatized and have a negative experience with our officers,” Chief Kasper said in an interview on Tuesday. “That’s the opposite of the goal we’re trying to accomplish.”
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