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White House Considers
Funding for Cops in Schools

Breitbart´s Big Government, by John Sexton

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 1/11/2013 7:10:15 PM

In what seems like a surprise move, the White House working group on gun control is considering expanding federal funding for cops in schools. It was the NRA´s Wayne LaPierre who, a week after the shooting in Newtown, recommended placing armed police officers in every school in America. The idea was ridiculed by the left but has been embraced by the school superintendent in Newtown at the behest of many parents. There are currently two officers present at each of the six schools in the Newtown district. The White House has found that even many Democrats

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/11/2013 7:15:45 PM     (No. 9111634)

Why not, it is just a tax "investment".

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 1/11/2013 7:17:43 PM     (No. 9111636)

This is an overreaction, no matter whether it comes from the Right, the Left or in-between. There are certainly SOME schools that require armed security -not from outsiders, but from their own students- but the claim that every single school in the nation is in such danger as to require police protection is simply absurd. And it plays into the agenda of gun-control advocates, for if the danger is truly that great, more stringent gun control is certainly needed.

Where are the statisticians when we need them? Why are we not being given the relative risk to school children of being murdered by crazed attackers, compared to the risk of injury and death from other causes? This commotion -it hardly merits the names of discussion or debate- is driven purely by emotions and perceptions. It is all sound and fury, signifying nothing, unless some numbers are supplied to quantify the actual risk.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: OC Jackson, 1/11/2013 7:50:13 PM     (No. 9111663)

A simpler and more cost-effective solution. Let the states handle it though their National Guard. One or two Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen or Marines to stand guard at each school. Leave the details to the state, but have an armed military presence in the school.

Again, this should be a *state-run* program. Not one with D.C. fluff and pork in the mix.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: provide, 1/11/2013 8:56:54 PM     (No. 9111726)

Only if they join the teacher union.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/11/2013 10:00:19 PM     (No. 9111806)

Thank you, #4, for pointing out the (necessarily) obvious. Well said.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: swarfer, 1/12/2013 8:53:06 AM     (No. 9112260)

Police in schools sends the right message to kids. They are the good guys trying to keep them safe. This is opposite of the attitude in many homes where the police are bad guys to avoid and not cooperate. Perhaps it is the most effective way to instill a sense of civic reponsibility so many children never learn. I would happily pay extra taxes to get specially trained police in all schools and I don´t even have kids in school. Its not the be all end all solution to violence against our children, but it is a deterent for more than just armed crazies. Parents will realize there will be someone in authority asking questions at school and they will be more likely keep their illegal activities away from their children. I don´t necessarily like Obama or Wayne Pierre but it is a good idea. We waste billions and get nothing in return. This would be money well spent.

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