What do you know? Check out the photo on the bottom of Page 4 in today’s (10-26-18) WI State Journal. That’s yer ol’ Squire in the background being physically bullied by the social justice warriors who want to expel cops (not troublemakers!) from our chaotic high schools.
Call to Action!
This is where the rubber hits the road. The Madison school board meets this Monday, October 29, at 6 p.m. to “accept the ERO ad hoc report.”
This report is the work of Progressive Dane members Dean Loumos and Anna Moffit and other Leftist members. It is entirely informed by urban myth that the mere presence of police creates a “school-to-prison pipeline.”
The ad hoc committee tried its darnedest to get the cops (EROs, or educational resource officers) out of the schools but those darn headlines (shootings, car jackings, cafeteria brawls, etc.) kept getting in the way. I wrote about it for the WI State Journal this week.
Handcuffing the cops
Some may say the Madison Metro Board of Education is merely “accepting” the report. But to do so, the school board would be acquiescing in language intended as a poison pill to scuttle the contract with Madison Police. School Board members must NOT accept these points from the ERO ad hoc committee report (beginning Page 5):
#3. Notify administrators “to ensure the presence of officers who respond will be less likely to escalate a potentially volatile situation.” [Got to watch those cops, they’re always escalating volatile situations!]
#4. A school-unique procedure to lodge complaints against the EROs, separate from that available to everyone else.
#8. EROs be trained in “all areas of de-escalation: trauma-informed interventions, adolescent brain development, trauma response, discipline, security measures, the 82-page Behavior Education Plan and the classroom Code of Conduct.” [School principals don’t have all that training!]
#12. School district and police enter into formal agreement with district attorney and courts “to avoid or defer prosecution [of students] without filing criminal charges. [Isn’t that the problem now? The same 32 kids are back on the street in what PD Chief Koval calls a revolving door.]
#13. Committee of district staff, school board, cops, students, and citizens “with an emphasis on representing youth who are the most cited, suspended, or expelled …” [How insulting! A committee of troublemakers to pass judgment on the peacemakers!]
#14. Limit locker searches only when probable cause of a crime or “imminent threat of danger.”
#15. Bring in outside lecturers (ACLU?) to advise students of their rights when interacting with law enforcement. [Lawyer up, kids!]
Tell the school board to take the handcuffs off cops in school!
Better yet, you want EROs in the middle schools, too!
Strength in numbers!
For most of the last two years, the school board has been besieged by social justice warriors from Freedom Inc., International Socialists, BLM, and Progressive Dane.
DON’T BE AFRAID! Folks, there is strength in numbers. We cannot allow the social justice warriors to dominate the school board. Your mere presence will send a message.
They will be out-numbered! No need to speak but I hope you do. (Get there BEFORE 6 in order to register to speak.)
Will we see you Monday evening?
For extra credit: “Who is going to protect cops from the kids?”