Parents, teachers, and principals are speaking out against the Los Angeles Unified School District’s decision to defund police. Unfortunately, the risk of doing so is so great, they won’t do interviews unless their identities are hidden for fear that they will be among the many experiencing the violent crime surge in schools.
It all started as a woke initiative to “protect” students from those allegedly dangerous law enforcement officers. But as anyone with a brain could have predicted, the result is that fewer cops on campus means skyrocketing crime, including severe assaults and rapes. Nobody is immune; teachers are getting assaulted regularly and students who aren’t in gangs won’t speak out for fear that they’ll be targeted next.
According to Jazz Shaw at Hot Air:
The predictable madness is showing up across the district. One parent named Brittany Jackson described how her 15-year-old daughter was knocked to the ground and beaten until she suffered a broken nose and a concussion. Her mother no longer feels safe sending her to school.
Most schools where the older students attend have rival gangs of students that regularly engage in violence. CBS obtained security video showing brutal fights breaking out inside and outside of the classrooms, with more than a few of the participants requiring medical attention.
Other videos show a teacher being assaulted by a gang of students in the hallway at one school. At Muir Middle School, a student was sexually assaulted inside of the school. Just between August and October of this year, there have been 108 assaults reported on LAUSD campuses, with 16 students having to be transported to the hospital as a result.
CBS interviewed one principal who would only agree to speak to a reporter if his face and voice were obscured to hide his identity out of fear of retribution from liberal school board members or even students. When asked if police on campus are missed, he said, “Tremendously.” He went on to say that he is very concerned for his own personal safety and is currently wondering whether or not it’s worth it to continue in the job.
All of this had been predicted by people who opposed the entire “defund the police” movement. The idea that you can replace the cops with “violence disruptors” carrying clipboards was an insane proposition right from the beginning, particularly in a city with as much gang violence as is seen in Los Angeles. And now it’s the students, the parents, and even the teachers and administrators who are paying the price.
With all that’s going wrong in society, leaving students and school staff unprotected is the worst idea at the worst possible time. The “woke” continue to force unnecessary suffering to appease their radical inclinations.