The Chicago Tribune article titled, Mayor Lightfoot praises vote keeping police in Chicago Public Schools, talks defund movement, reported her decision in response to the activist’s outcries to remove police from schools.
Her decision reminded me of another example of King Solomon’s observations of human’s folly to forget the past?
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate an ancient wisdom verse to the request and a school principals answer given to me when I was assigned as a policeman to be present at a junior high school event, along with previous news reports.
There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after. (Ecclesiastes 1:11 KJV)
if any person or persons should rise up and do the same things, they may be called new, though they are in fact old,
What’s My Point?
Have we forgotten the past news of school shootings that occurred?
Are teachers in schools in gangland areas in agreement to remove police presence in schools and confront intruders, some with guns from entering the buildings?
I was welcomed by the principal at the school function and ask him his concerns for the school event for me to be aware about. He thanked me for being there and said he had been kicked in the privates twice and hoped my presence would deter a third time.
In My Opinion
Police presence at the very minimum deters crime in my police experience and training.
Being assigned to an area can sometimes be a very boring detail for a policeman and yet he or she understands the value of their time and presence may deter folly from taking place.
Read a source links below.
Should being a teacher require police training, or training students the wisdom of the past to prevent them from repeating the same follies as King Solomon observed and recorded 3000 years ago.
Regards and goodwill blogging.
Chicago Tribune June 25, 2020
Understanding Community Policing
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