I’ve said a lot that I understand that the police have a difficult job. That’s true on many levels. I remember my father, now a retired police officer, talking about how he could be cussed out by someone one minute for pulling them over, then blessed as a savior just minutes later after they find out their home was broken into and my dad caught the guy. Almost every interaction police have in their work capacity is something that’s going to make someone angry.
But imagine school officials inviting the police in to do a drug sweep only to vilify them on the walls of the school.
That’s the reality some Michigan officers found themselves in recently.
Law enforcement officers conducting a “drug sweep” at the request of a Michigan high school were surprised to find handmade “police brutality” posters plastered to the wall outside a social studies classroom.
Detective Christopher Weber posted photos of the posters on social media on Tuesday night, and blasted the school district for “perpetuating the narrative, lies and victimhood” regarding supposed excessive force by law enforcement.
“The school administration there requested several K9 teams to do a drug sweep, which is common practice for many schools in Genesee County,” Det. Weber told Blue Lives Matter on Friday. “I learned from some of the K9 teams about the posters… and [I] asked to post their pictures in the interest of sharing what, in my opinion, is subject matter inappropriate for a high school.”
The posters were the product of an Elisabeth Ann Johnson High School project regarding the Fourth and Fifth Amendments, Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools Superintendent Renae Galsterer told WNEM.
Galsterer explained that students created the posters as their final assignment for the class.
While some students chose to focus on “police brutality,” others featured topics including “Terry Frisk, compare and contrast of Miranda rights, [and] specific court cases related to the amendments,” she said.
School officials think the police should have brought their concerns to them so they could be informed as to the nature of the display.
However, Galsterer can claim that only some of the students focused on “police brutality” all she wants, but let’s face facts for a moment.
For one, “police brutality” has nothing to do with the Fourth or Fifth Amendments. I’m sorry, it doesn’t. I suppose an argument could be made that it applies to an Eighth Amendment lesson, as that’s the amendment which bars cruel and unusual punishment, but even that is a stretch. The Fourth and Fifth Amendments have nothing to do with a police officer hurting anyone.
The Fourth Amendment means the police can’t just demand a search of your vehicle without probable cause, and if they have, then they need a warrant or your consent. The Fifth means you can’t be ordered to incriminate yourself.
Nothing about being smacked around or shot by a police officer in there.
Further, it wasn’t just one or two displays. No, it was a whole pile of them. That’s not surprising since schools have become liberal indoctrination centers, and that means cop-bashing on a regular basis.
Galsterer says the displays have been taken down and the school is reevaluating the lesson. The problem is that anyone with half a brain could have seen the problem from a mile away. The fact that she didn’t is telling.