Recent busts have rocked high schools in Texas, Washington, and Tennessee. In California’s Perris Union High School District—where 24 students from two high schools were arrested late last year—Jonathan Greenberg, the superintendent says that he has no regrets about OK’ing the sting. For the students caught selling drugs, he says, the arrests send a strong message: “We hope for them that this is the worst day of their lives.” As for the other students, they “have a right to go to the bathroom without this kind of nefarious behavior happening around them.”
Undercover stings are a drastic measure in the war against drugs and they’re usually accompanied by other methods. Briana Southern, 17, says that police with drug detection dogs have searched her AP classrooms in Lakewood, California several times over the past couple of years.
In another school: As reported by CBS- Police came into the school with guns at the ready, ordered all students to lie on the floor and then handcuffed anyone who apparently didn’t comply quickly enough.
“We received reports from staff members and students that there was a lot of drug activity. Recently we busted a student for having over 300 plus prescription pills. The volume and the amount of marijuana coming into the school is unacceptable,” said principal George McCrackin.
Police didn’t find any criminals in the armed sweep, but they say K-9 dogs smelled drugs on a dozen backpacks. Goose Creek police and school administrators defend the draconian measures as necessary for crime prevention.
The raid occurred at Stratford High School in Goose Creek, S.C.
Putting kids in jail has become standard operating procedure in the United States. Today, nearly one-third of all Americans are arrested by police by the time they reach the age of 23. At this point, the United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world and the largest total prison population on the entire globe, and yet our society just continues to become more unstable.
It’s not Public Schools, but Government Schools
Within America’s public schools can be found almost every aspect of the American police state that plagues those of us on the “outside”: metal detectors, surveillance cameras, militarized police, drug-sniffing dogs, tasers, cyber-surveillance, random searches, senseless arrests, jail time, the list goes on.
Surveillance technologies, used by school officials, police, National Security Agency agents, and corporate entities to track the everyday activities of students, accustom young people to life in an electronic concentration camp, with all of their movements monitored, their interactions assessed, and their activities recorded and archived.
Metal detectors at school entrances and armed police patrolling high school, middle school and sometimes even elementary school hallways acclimatize young people to being viewed as suspects. The presence of these police officers in the schools also results in greater numbers of students being arrested or charged with crimes for nonviolent, childish behavior. All too often, these incidents remain on students’ permanent records, impacting college and job applications.
All 50 U.S. states are now constructing federally-mandated databases that will track the behavior and performance of all public school students in America throughout their entire school careers. According to the New York Post, the Obama administration wants to use the information that is gathered for a wide array of purposes….
The administration wants this data to include much more than name, address and test scores. According to the National Data Collection Model, the government should collect information on health-care history, family income and family voting status. In its view, public schools offer a golden opportunity to mine reams of data from a captive audience.
Our children are being programmed to accept the fact that they will be watched and monitored constantly. For example, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is spending large amounts of money to install surveillance cameras in the cafeterias of public schools all across the nation so that government control freaks can closely monitor what our children are eating.
It has been said that children are our future, and right now the vast majority of our children are being “educated” in public schools that are rapidly being turned into indoctrination centers and prison camps.
Another student said: “I was suspended my junior year of high school because I was a T.A. for the art teacher. One of the young kids in the class didn’t like being told to behave, so he went to the middle school counselor after class and accused me of “getting high on pot” in the art room.
The school didn’t care if it was true or not.
I was called to the principal’s office, where he and a cop had already gone through the contents of my locker and spread them all over the office floor looking for drugs.
I was then grilled by both men, my person was searched and I was “detained” in handcuffs until they bullied me into a urinalysis that came back negative.
No drugs were found, nor other witnesses found nor any evidence produced that I had ever smoked marijuana. I was suspended for three days nonetheless solely on the basis that I had been accused.”
Our children are being trained how to serve a Big Brother police state where control freaks run their entire lives. If we continue to allow all of the liberty and freedom to be systematically drained out of our school children, then there is not going to be much hope for the future of this nation.
So is all of this brutal repression helping our children get a better education?
Of course not.
The truth is that the American population is rapidly being “dumbed-down”.
Today, American 15-year-olds do not even rank in the top half of all advanced nations when it comes to math or science literacy.
Not only that, our public schools are also producing kids that are woefully unprepared for college. The United States once had the highest proportion of young adults with post-secondary degrees in the world. Today, the U.S. has fallen to 12th.
Our public education system absolutely stinks and it is getting worse all the time.
If we do not choose to stand up and fight for the future of this country, then we are going to get the future that we deserve.
Just sending different politicians to Washington D.C. is not going to change the course of this nation. We need a complete political, economic, educational, moral, spiritual and philosophical renewal.
Source: A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State
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