Been outta “Dodge” for a few days. Kept thinking about the Denver schools system (Cops Perspective 3/23) and just WHY the school board “launched” the SRO’s. This has happened in other school districts throughout the country…with bad results. Unfortunately it comes after a shooting incident that may have been prevented by the schools SRO’s.
In the Denver case a student had to be patted down for a gun. Seems he was kicked out of another school for packin’ iron. He had to be patted down by, get this, the Dean of Culture and the Restorative Practice Coordinator. Fine gentlemen to be sure…but NOT cops.
Even the Mayor posted on twitter. “Removing them (SRO’s) was a mistake and we must move swiftly to correct it.”
Agree Mr. Mayor, whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do?
BUCKLE UP, WEAR YOUR VEST, TURN ON YOUR CAMERA, STAY SAFE and deadly if you must.