Big Brother is now in Middle School

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by barbell, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    I don't know what's in the water in Minnesota, but apparently school administrators there think it's A-OK to intimidate 12 year olds by bringing in the cops and compelling them to give up their private log-ins.

    Teen Bullied by School

    I guess it's just really important to teach kids that they belong to the State. That way they're easier to control as adults. :rolleyes:
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  2. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Kids need to learn to say: "I want my parents and a lawyer - NOW!"
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  3. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Meh, so what. What's a little unwarranted search & seizure and invasion of privacy among friends? After all, you're already getting assaulted at the airport. Why not at school, too? Teach 'em early how to be obedient little slaves for Uncle Sam!
  4. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    The school is being sued over this - and rightly so. Who needs to have a cop armed with a taser to force a 12-year-old girl to give up her password?? What is the matter with these people?

    Good analysis by the ACLU.
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  5. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    I don't know what's worse, the fact that this happened, or the inability of this school district to understand why this is wrong. These folks are teaching the future generations? No wonder people are abandoning the public school system by the dozens of millions. The only way to change their attitudes is a large financial settlement. I hope the lawsuit succeeds. It is a lot like the recent cases where a 9 year-old kid was questioned for hours at school by police trying to get her to say that her father abused her. She finally gave in when her friends started leaving to go home. (No charges stuck from this case, btw).

    There's not a whole lot that separates us from Egypt, if you peek under the covers.
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  6. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    My thoughts exactly.
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  7. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Well, I'm glad to hear somebody else say it. If you only knew the (expletive deleted) I got at the Cogblog -- and continue to get from friends -- for saying/writing things with that sentiment.

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