s skippy the bush kangaroo: no child left unstripped searched

skippy the bush kangaroo

Monday, September 25, 2006

no child left unstripped searched

have they lost their minds in d.c.? what are they smoking? you don't fight drugs by allowing strip searches of everyone for no good reason. let's hope the senate doesn't "inhale" this piece of "smoke" and mirrors.

a bill approved by the u.s. house yesterday would require school districts around the country to establish policies making it easier for teachers and school officials to conduct wide scale searches of students. these searches could take the form of pat-downs, bag searches, or strip searches depending on how administrators interpret the law.

the student teacher safety act of 2006 (hr 5295) would require any school receiving federal funding--essentially every public school--to adopt policies allowing teachers and school officials to conduct random, warrantless searches of every student, at any time, on the flimsiest of pretexts. saying they suspect that one student might have drugs could give officials the authority to search every student in the building.

dpa supporters and others who opposed this outrageous bill called their members of congress this week to express their disapproval. however, house leaders circumvented the usual legislative procedure to bring the bill to a quick vote. it did not pass through the committee process, but went straight to the house floor. there, it was passed by a simple voice vote, so constituents cannot even find out how their representative voted. - drugpolicy.org

thanks to dr. dean edel who talked about this yesterday on his radio show. he thought it was moronic, too.

posted by SantaBarbarian at 9:16 AM |


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