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Philadelphia Closes 23 Public Schools but Builds $400 Million Prison

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What we don’t always realize in the United States is that our penal and prison systems do a horrifically terrible job of deterring people from crime. If that was a part of their intended purpose, they fail miserably. However, if there intended purpose was to help persuade as many people as possible to become a part of and stay a part of these systems, then they are fantastic – probably the best in the world. So naturally, we will need more prisons. Therefore,why would we need schools? Who really needs schools if we just intend to indoctrinate children younger and younger into the prison system?

Below is evidence to support the idea that the United States is the most awesome country in the world at keeping people criminals. Pay close attention to the Population per 100,000 column. it shows how many prisoners per 100,000 citizens each country has. The United States is the best in the world.

Country Prison population Population per 100,000 Jail occupancy level % Un-sentenced prisoners % Women prisoners %
US 2,193,798 737 107.6 21.2 8.9
CHINA 1,548,498 118 N/A N/A 4.6
RUSSIA 874,161 615 79.5 16.9 6.8
BRAZIL 371,482 193 150.9 33.1 5.4
INDIA 332,112 30 139 70.1 3.7
MEXICO 214,450 196 133.9 43.2 5
UKRAINE 162,602 350 101.3 19.5 6.1
SOUTH AFRICA 158,501 334 138.6 27.5 2.1
POLAND 89,546 235 124.4 16.8 3
ENGLAND/WALES 80,002 148 112.7 16.4 5.5
JAPAN 79,052 62 105.9 14.7 5.9
KENYA 47,036 130 284.3 45.6 42
TURKEY 65,458 91 77.4 47.7 3.3
NIGERIA 40,444 30 101.5 64.3 1.9
AUSTRALIA 25,790 125 105.9 21.6 7.1
SCOTLAND 6,872 134 107.5 21 4.4
N IRELAND 1,375 79 91.5 37.4 2.2

SOURCE: International Centre for Prison Studies

 http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/uk/06/prisons/html/nn2page1.stm

Philly Closes 23 Public Schools but Builds $400 Million Prison 

June 7, 2013 
Philadelphia is so broke the city is closing 23 public schools, never mind that it has the cash to build a $400 million prison.

Construction on the penitentiary said to be “the second-most expensive state project ever” began just days after the Pennsylvania School Reform Commission voted down a plan to close only four of the 27 schools scheduled to die. Facing a $304 million debt, the Commission instead approved a measly $2.4 billion budget that would shut down 23 public schools, wiping out roughly 10% of the city’s total.

But it’s not like Pennsylvania does not have the money to fill the debt. Rather,  PA’s GOP-controlled Houseof  Representatives recently passed a tax break for corporations that will cost the state an estimated $600 million to $800 million annually.

Plus, $400 million is being shoveled into this:

The penitentiary, which is technically two facilities, will supplement at least two existing jails, the Western Penitentiary at Pittsburgh and Fayette County Jail. Pittsburgh’s Western Penitentiary was built in 2003 with the original intention of replacing Fayette County Jail, but the prison has struggled with lawsuits claiming widespread physical and sexual abuse of prisoners.

Scheduled to be completed in 2015, the new prison’s cell blocks and classroom will be capable of housing almost 5,000 inmates. Officials said there will be buildings for female inmates, the mentally ill and a death row population.

The youths of color disproportionately affected by school closings can just hang out there.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/23/world/americas/23iht-23prison.12253738.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

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Texas Passes A Bill To Train Teachers As Armed Marshals

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Texas legislators have sent a bill to Governor Rick Perry that allows schools to train and maintain teachers as “armed marshals” on campuses.
The bill, which had already passed the Texas house, enjoyed a bipartisan passage of 28-3 in the Texas senate.

According to the Associated Press, the bill enjoyed the strong support of Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who “pushed lawmakers to help school districts provide teachers or other employees with special weapons and tactical response training.” Dewhurst’s pleas were echoed by smaller school districts that could not afford to hire police and other security forces for their schools.

Under the bill, trained teachers would keep a firearm in a lockbox “within immediate reach.” It allows one armed marshal per 400 students and contains provisions to hide the name of that marshal from public record, to keep him or her from being purposefully targeted in an attack.

Teachers’ groups opposed the bill, arguing that protection ought to be left to security professionals. Yet because Texas already allows teachers to carry guns where school boards approve, the arguments against the bill did not prevail.

Senator Brian Birdwell (R) said the concern over law-abiding citizens possessing guns on campus is misdirected: “The Second Amendment is not about the gun, it’s about the right to self-preservation.”

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WARNING: Students Who Force 3rd Grade Boys To Perform Oral Sex On Them Might Be Suspended for 10 Days!!!

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So forcible oral rape of a 3rd grade boy in school isn’t a reason for criminal charges like forgetting and leaving your legally owned gun in the car after using it for target practice or exploding a pop bottle on school grounds when trying a science experiment.

Nope. Forcible oral rape of a minor in a public school gets you 10 days suspension… only a few days longer than the kid who accidentally ate his pop tart into the shape of a gun.

Meanwhile people who homeschool their children so that they don’t have to put up with all of the insanity are persecuted and considered terrorists by the government.

Makes total sense :/

Third Grade Boy Forced to Perform Oral Sex On Other Students

By Matt Liponoga | June 1, 2013 – 9:42 pm | News

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We all know that school systems are becoming worse and worse. From the unwarranted suspensions we’ve all heard of, to the fact that our testing scores hasn’t improved in 40 years. So this story doesn’t come as much of a surprise but I would recommend looking into alternatives if you haven’t already.

The 8-year-old boy was waiting in the hall after lunch, ready to attend his next class. Without warning, a fifth-grader and two third-graders grabbed the boy and, as he screamed futilely for help, dragged him into a bathroom stall. Once there, they pinned his arms behind his back, forced him to his knees, pulled down their pants, and demanded that he perform oral sex on him.

After what happened, the little boy was left in the bathroom and then went to his teacher to report what had happened. The teacher notified the principal who called the mother of the young boy and said, ““I don’t know how to explain this to you, but your son was in the bathroom and was forced to perform oral sex on three boys.”

This was not the first time that the fifth-grader had sexually assaulted someone. During the 2009-2010 school year, he touched a third-grade girl under her skirt. Charyn Koppelson, who was principal then, did nothing to discipline the boy.

After this incident the fifth grader was suspended for 10 days and the two others involved were given a 5 day suspension. It probably sounds like a vacation to these kids after such a heinous act.

Since the incident happened, the mother has filed a $6 million lawsuit against the State of New York’s Education System. She says, “He would wake up in the middle of the night screaming and crying. My son was a very joyful, loving little boy, and the next few weeks after that he would just sit down and stare at the wall. He never stepped foot inside that school ever again.”

We wish the family the best of luck both in the lawsuit and the recovery of the young boy. This should have never happened, and it is time we stop turning our children over to the state and pretending like they will be taken care of.

http://freepatriot.org/2013/06/01/third-grade-boy-forced-to-perform-oral-sex-on-other-students/?fb_source=pubv1

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