Sunday, December 15, 2013

Stop Sending Undercover Cops into Our Schools to Entrap Our Kids on Drug Charges | Alternet

Stop Sending Undercover Cops into Our Schools to Entrap Our Kids on Drug Charges | Alternet

"I’m disgusted by the trend of undercover cops infiltrating schools and targeting our kids. Last December, " Operation Glass House" made national news. Police officers, posed as ordinary students, were stationed in three California high schools. It led to the arrest of 22 children, the majority of whom were special needs students, including the autistic son of Doug and Catherine Snodgrass.

The Snodgrass family was delighted when their son had finally made a friend in school. The new “friend” would call and text him all the time. What they didn’t know was that the new friend was hounding their son for his medication – and that he was an undercover police officer. After finding and selling a small amount of marijuana to his new friend to keep him happy, Snodgrass’s son became one of the 22 arrested for “dealing drugs.”

Now the Snodgrass family is fighting back. They are suing the school district, the Director of Child Welfare and Attendance, and the Director of Special Education. They are sending a message not only to their son’s school, but to schools around the country: you should protect, not prey, on our kids."
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