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What we teach children about police

Posted By admin On May 21, 2012 @ 7:21 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Talking To Strangers [1]
May 21, 2012

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Visiting the local library yesterday my son picked out a book all about police. I was stunned when, after pages and pages of info about police cars and police offices, there were these two pages about Riot Control Trucks and SWAT Vans.

Even after months of tracking conflicts between police and the press [3] I still have a profound respect for much of law enforcement and the jobs they do in our communities. However, the descriptions of water cannons being turned on protesters and the taunting opening on the SWAT page, “Someone’s causing a lot of trouble…,” all seemed out of place. Given the increasingly militarized response we have seen to citizen protests, seeing Riot and SWAT teams portrayed this way in a children’s book was troubling.


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[1] Talking To Strangers: http://jcstearns.tumblr.com/post/23296953888/what-we-teach-children-about-police-visiting

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[3] tracking conflicts between police and the press: http://stearns.wordpress.com/2011/11/14/why-im-tracking-journalists-arrests-at-occupy-protests/

[4] NJ Police Kill A Man Then Stifle First Amendment – Unleash Riot Police On Crowd Including Children: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nj-police-kill-a-man-then-stifle-first-amendment-%e2%80%93-unleash-riot-police-on-crowd-including-children.html

[5] Police fire water cannon on anti-Bush protesters in South Korea: http://www.prisonplanet.com/police-fire-water-cannon-on-anti-bush-protesters-in-south-korea.html

[6] Video: Riot police storm Athens metro during strike demo: http://www.prisonplanet.com/video-riot-police-storm-athens-metro-during-strike-demo.html

[7] Little Brother is watching you: Police launch DVD to teach primary school pupils how to spot terrorists: http://www.prisonplanet.com/little-brother-is-watching-you-police-launch-dvd-to-teach-primary-school-pupils-how-to-spot-terrorists.html

[8] Activists Teach London Police A Lesson About Stop And Search Terror Laws: http://www.prisonplanet.com/activists-teach-london-police-a-lesson-about-stop-and-search-terror-laws.html

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