Obama to militarize public schools
The Obama administration is considering a $50 million plan to fund hundreds of police officers in public schools, a leading Democratic senator [the odious Barbara Boxer] said, part of a broad gun-violence agenda that is likely to include universal background checks and a ban on high-capacity ammunition clips.
The school-safety initiative would make federal dollars available to schools that want to hire police officers and install surveillance equipment*, although it is not nearly as far-ranging as the National Rifle Association's proposal for armed guards in every U.S. school.
One notes that Columbine had guards. But once an ice cream cone starts licking itself, it's really hard to get it to stop, isn't it?
The idea is gaining currency among some Democratic lawmakers, who see it as a potential area of common ground with Republicans who otherwise oppose stricter restrictions on firearms. Sen. Barbara Boxer, a liberal Democrat from California, said she presented the plan to Vice President Joe Biden and that he was "very, very interested" and may include it in the policy recommendations he makes to President Barack Obama.
Ah yes. "Compromise." Bangs head on desk.
Why not cut out the middleman? Who needs the Rent-a-Cops? Why don't we just give all the kids guns? Because there is no problem with guns that cannot be solved with more guns!
NOTE * Ooooh, more compliance! But look, I'm sure the surveillance will be strictly limited and not include, say, facial recognition of all visitors, forwarded to whichever of the alphabet agencies.