Cops Target Special Needs Students

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    http://reason.com/reasontv/2013/10/09/riverside-cop-tricks-autistic-teen-into

    ...The undercover operation, titled "Operation Glass House," spanned a few months and included undercover officers in three area high schools: Chaparral, Temecula Valley, and Rancho Vista Continuation. The officers posed as regular high school students and would ask other students for drugs. Twenty-two students were arrested - the majority of them are reported to be special needs students like the Snodgrass' son.

    Their son, who wished to remain unnamed, is noticeably handicapped and has been diagnosed with autism as well as bipolar disorder, Tourettes, and several anxiety disorders.

    "Everyday is a challenge for him," says his father.

    Their son's list of disabilities have many in the community wondering why he was targeted in this undercover drug operation.

    The ordeal began on the first day of school last fall. The family had just moved to a new neighborhood and their son began his senior year at a new school, Chaparral High, in the Temecula Valley Unified School District. Their son rarely socialized, so his mom was thrilled when he announced that he had made a new friend in art class on the first day of school.

    "We were so excited. I told him he should ask his friend to come over for pizza and play video games," says Catherine Snodgrass, "but his new friend always had an excuse."

    His new friend, who went under the name of Daniel Briggs, was known as "Deputy Dan" to many students because it was so apparent to them that he was an undercover officer. However, to their son, whose disabilities make it hard for him to gauge social cues, Dan was his only real friend.

    Dan reportedly sent 60 text messages to their son begging for drugs. According to his parents, the pressure to buy drugs was too much for the autistic teen who began physically harming himself.

    The Snodgrass' son finally agreed to buy Dan the pot. Dan give him twenty dollars and it took him three weeks to buy a half joint of pot off a homeless man downtown. This happened twice. When Dan asked a third time, their son refused and Dan cut off all communication....
     
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    So the special needs students were profiled and arrested? How is this any different from police officers stopping folks who look Hispanic to check papers or stopping every car with a white male in it who looks to be between the ages of 16 and 25 after an APB goes out looking for a young white male?
     
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    Really ? You know of any of those cases involving 60 text messages ? In fact, are there any cases at all of people being stopped at random and being asked for papers ? I mean like, besides sobriety check points ?
     
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    Do any of them need to involve 60 text messages? Profiling is profiling and then the officers do what they have to to catch the guilty parties.

    It might speak to there being a problem with special needs kids in the area. You don't get a free pass from breaking the law just because you're special needs.

    Might be a good time for parents of special needs kids to sit them down and explain again what they are to not do no matter what.
     
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    It might also be time to expose the tactics of the police state. Like this article does.
     
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    Might be a good time for parents to tell the "authorities" they are no longer going to treat our children like prison inmates while they are in school. This is another example of mass conditioning to turn our kids into weak minded submissive model prisoners of an authoritarian state.
     
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    These private prisons need fillin'.
     
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    Cha ching! $$$

    Public Private Partnerships. Government power merged with corporate power equals corporatism no matter which catchy sounding euphemism is attached to it.

    As fate would have it there's a corporatist prison not far from Temecula in San Diego. http://www.cca.com/facilities/?state=CA

    Gotta keep it filled to 95% capacity or the state of California might be in breach of contract. More inmates! More inmates! More inmates! USA! USA! USA! Cha ching! $$$
     
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    Seriously?!? You can't tell the difference between profiling and taking advantage of a mentally-impaired child?!?
     
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    60 text messages? That is ridiculous. If that's true, then that should be grounds for entrapment no matter the state of mind of the target.

    Secondly, if everything was done correctly, then it shouldn't matter if someone was special needs or not. If they are out on their own, they need to be law abiding citizens. If they can't because of their condition, they shouldn't be on their own. However, with that being said and taking the article at face value, it sounds as if this kid wasn't into drugs at all, but only got them because he was pressured into it by the cop.

    The article brings up a couple doubts in my mind though. If he was so mentally anguished that he began hurting himself, why didn't the parents look into this a lot sooner?

    To Poncho: where are you getting your 95% number from? I didn't see that in the website.

    Edited to add: I am not trying to say in any way that the child was at fault here. From what I can tell, he was pressured by an idiot into doing something he wouldn't have normally done.
     
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    http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news...ing-prisons-require-high-occupancy/53402894/1

    http://www.inthepublicinterest.org/...guarantee-profits-private-prison-corporations

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/09/...-so-private-prisons-require-maximum-capacity/

    http://www.salon.com/2013/09/23/6_shocking_revelations_about_how_private_prisons_make_money_partner/
     
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    Have you considered what that requires of the criminal justice system in each state that contracts with private correctional facilities?
     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jsLD7W-l_FM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwrktoImvvY

    Yeah, the UN, Agenda 21 and sustainable development. Here it is "not being implemented" in plain sight all around us. Welcome to the NWO.

    Ever read any Machiavelli Sapper? Here's a free e copy of "The Rrince".

    Basically this is an instruction manual for rulers who he teaches the concept of the "noble lie". It was a big hit with the neocons.
     
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