There’s just no pleasing some on the left. Florida radio station WTFL reported that Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School reopened for classes with an increased police presence.
Most returning students were probably relieved to see the extra security. But some found the scene troubling. The Root explains:
At a press conference they organized, black students told reporters they felt left out of the conversations on gun violence that have followed in the wake of the February shooting. And some safety measures that have been put in place at Stoneman Douglas High — namely, an increased police presence on campus — have left them feeling in more danger.
Among the students, the Miami Herald reports, was 17-year-old Kai Koerber, who told the crowd that he worried increased law enforcement at a predominantly white school meant he and other black students would be treated like “potential criminals.”
“It’s bad enough we have to return with clear backpacks,” Koerber said. “Should we also return with our hands up?”
Another student who spoke was captured on video by WLRN reporter Nadege Green, who live-tweeted the event:
Tyah-Amoy a Marjorie Stoneman Douglas student said conversations about gun violence have to include police violence. She asked, the same people who showed up for #MarchForOurLives–will they show up for #StephonClark? #AltonSterling? #SandraBland? pic.twitter.com/QIhvy9gYHD
— Nadege Green (@NadegeGreen) March 28, 2018
While we’re at it, why not throw in the Lindbergh baby?
I seriously doubt that resident genius David Hogg has a solution to bridging the racial divide, but since black students are the ones who perceive that there’s a problem here, perhaps it should be up to them to find a viable alternative to more police.
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