Police in Schools

Florida Cop Charged With On-Duty Child Abuse; Suspended With Pay

The right not to be abused by a cop while at school is actually a lot more legit than the right not to get fired for being a poor cop.

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via democracy now

The overwhelming urge of some people to lay all their responsibilities at the foot of a government they want involved in every aspect of life leads to what ought to be bizarre arrangements, like the presence of uniformed police officers (the so-called "school resource officer" in public schools—an abdication of responsibility by teachers and administrators, paid to, among other things, instill discipline in their charges, and by parents and guardians, for now still generally their offspring's primary caretakers. The Los Angeles school district has its own police force—the problem of police in schools isn't just one of responsibility, it's one of an inability to prioritize too. Liberals, like the ones who run Los Angeles, can't be bothered to choose what's more important for their government to do, so they'd prefer money be spent everywhere, from getting condoms onto porn sets to getting students iPads to building up a parallel LAPD for kids only.

With more police officers in schools, it comes as no surprise that more student misbehavior is treated like crime. Even the federal government is concerned, although it appears more worried about the "disparate impact" (the fact that non-white children are disciplined at a higher rate than white children) of the policy rather than the policy of turning students into potential criminals itself.

The latest horror story of cops in schools comes from Kissimmee, Florida, where police arrested  Michael Badio, a school resource officer for child abuse. WFTV reports:

Investigators said the incident was caught on surveillance cameras.

"The school did review the video and asked us to come and review the video," Stacie Miller of the Kissimmee Police Department said.

In the arrest report investigators said Badia intentionally shoved the teen, slammed him to the floor and "torqued" his wrist for nearly a minute, for no apparent lawful reason.

The report continues saying, school video shows the boy "wincing in pain while on the ground."

Badia wrote in his own report the child "pushed the officer's hands away in a resistant manner … and flailed his arms."

Badia was placed on paid leave and a concurrent internal investigation was open. Will other school resource officers around the country point to this incident as a reason they're afraid to do their jobs? The same argument's been made about cops on the street ever since the issue of police violence started getting more of the national attention it deserved.

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  1. Kissamee

    Really, Ed?

    It’s “Kissimmee”, pronounced just like it’s spelled.

    1. I was primed to think that any child abuse in that town would be sexual in nature.

    2. I should’ve sounded it out. Thanks!

  2. Whew! I thought FL wasn’t going to represent in the police abuse category today.
    *takes shot of anti-freeze and rubbing alcohol*

  3. Badia was placed on paid leave and a concurrent internal investigation was open. Will other school resource officers around the country point to this incident as a reason they’re afraid to do their jobs?

    Yeah, because paid vacations are pretty fucking scary.

    1. If he can’t go around and cuff the uppity serfs while on paid leave, then I can see it being a blow to his fragile self-esteem. There’s maybe even a PTSD claim in there.

    2. Being a cop is a lifestyle, not a job. You strut around like a peacock, doing violence on anyone who doesn’t immediately obey your every whim. The prospect of being deprived of that must indeed be quite scary for many of the scum who sign up for it.

  4. isn’t it funny how thew more video we get, the bigger lairs cops are proven to be?

    1. In the absence of video, I just assume the cops are lying.

      1. That knowledge assumption would exempt you from jury duty in the Democratic People’s State of Texas.

    2. After spending enough time using deception and violence to trick and coerce people, they become incapable of telling the truth about anything.

      1. More like “incapable of distinguishing between truth and lies,” hence right and wrong–in case an insanity defense is the SSolicitor’s last resort for acquitting a trooper of videoed multiple child murder charges. Just because the crimes are victimless doesn’t mean the enforcement has to waste ammo on tires or warning shots. The DemoGOPs can’t make an omelet…

  5. So they’re gonna start letting kids bring their dogs to school, so the “resource officers” can get to shoot dogs too?

  6. Will someone please for the love of GOD close that first parenthesis???

  7. Sounds like it’s time for an American remake of “If…”

  8. Has anyone else noticed how “flailing arms” is the latest phrase. Suspects are always “flailing their arms” now. It can’t be coincidence that a relatively rare word like flail is showing up regularly in these police reports.

    1. Boilerplate.

    2. People started mocking them for uttering “Stop Resisting!” at every turn, in addition to the claims of a ‘furtive movement’.

  9. She is not a moderate. She is an amoral crap weasel that will say and do anything to continue to suckle on the body public. then check all report news this way…. http://moourl.com/gjftp

  10. FWIW, the school districts in Clark and Washoe Counties in Nevada have their own police departments. They’re supposed to be limited jurisdiction, but the CCSD PD engages in the most bizarre contortions to justify pulling people over on the freeway and joining speed traps miles away from a school.

    The CCSD PD even has it’s own mobile command center.

    1. WCSD PD also got some cool toys from Pentagon:
      http://www.rgj.com/story/news/…../15812249/

  11. I’m sure his motives were noble.

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