Parkland Students Enraged Over Increased Police Presence on Campus Because … Black Kids

Kirsters Baish| It has been reported that Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has stepped up their security game following the tragic mass shooting that took the lives of 17 students and faculty members. While one would think that students would be relieved to see more police presence after such a horrible tragedy, but one group of students is less than pleased.

The Miami Herald reported:

Eleven percent of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s 3,000 students are black, but you wouldn’t know it from the media coverage of the school’s horrific mass shooting in February or the gun control movement that sprung up in the aftermath.

Black students gathered in Parkland Wednesday said they felt overlooked and underrepresented by both the media and their peers leading the charge for more gun control. And some of the solutions meant to keep them safer in the wake of a gunman slaughtering 17 of their classmates leave them feeling more afraid than before. Kai Koerber, a 17-year-old Marjory Stoneman Douglas student, returned to school after the shooting to see his slain classmates’ empty desks turned into memorials — and a campus swarming with police officers. To him, extra cops around doesn’t mean more people to protect him; it means more chances to become a victim of police brutality. Kai worries that police will racially profile students and treat them as “potential criminals,” particularly students of color. “It’s bad enough we have to return with clear backpacks,” he said. “Should we also return with our hands up?”There’s something a little wrong there. And it’s not just seemingly repeating the myth that Michael Brown had his hands up when he was shot.

These students are more concerned about “racial profiling” than they are about being shot? And another thing, why would a group of people who are concerned about being profiled, profile the police department? That seems a bit hypocritical, doesn’t it?
The Broward County Sheriff’s Office clearly has some issues they have to work out, but at least the police say they are trying to change things so this doesn’t happen again. After all, the only kids we see from the school in the media want less guns on campus, if their solution is ‘we will just call the cops’, would it not be safer if they were already there? While the officers at the scene of the shooting failed to respond to the shooting in an appropriate timeframe, they are working on improving the department and ultimately is was law enforcement that disarmed the threat. reported:
And as has previously been reported, it may be Broward and the schools approach, influenced by the Obama administration that allowed the problem of Nikolas Cruz not to be addressed, in part to prevent the ‘school to prison pipeline’ that liberals claimed was happening to kids of color. Instead, kids that would ordinarily have been arrested were being put back in classes and thus, nothing would go on the record that would have flagged them from getting a gun. And it’s kind of ironic that the often diversity-obsessed liberal media, which has been all over this case, highlighting the students like David Hogg and his activist friends, skipping over these kids. But the black students, and once again, the groups who want to use kids, like Black Lives Matter, are now pushing that they get attention as well.

Some of the black students have turned the gun violence conversation into a conversation about police-involved shootings, which means that not only has the debate gone from gun control to accusing the police of unnecessary violence, but it has also turned into a racial quagmire. A community organizer for Black Lives Matter Alliance Broward, Tiffany Burks, helped to bring students together on Wednesday to protest. Burks claimed that black students asked her to come to the school after they noticed an increase in police presence on campus. They claimed that having grown up hearing about Trayvon Martin and Alton Sterling, they do not trust the police. It’s important to note here that adults such as Burks are involved in every aspect of organizing these protests.

Burks claimed that students were in fear by what seemed like “a thousand police there.” They claimed that it made their school “feel like a prison.” She stated that she hopes that students will start a conversation about being more inclusive of all in questioning why police have guns on campus.

Is this woman serious? Police have guns in order to protect citizens from people like Nikolas Cruz. After all, if anyone with a gun had confronted Cruz, lives could have been saved on February 14.