Generally speaking, there’s no more “safe space” for law-abiding citizens than when the police occupy part of it, but this didn’t stop a New England school district from ending a program designed to build bridges between children and law enforcement.
Reporting on the story, the Associated Press writes, “A Massachusetts police department's program that sent officers into elementary schools one day a week to greet and high-five students has been ended because some people complained.”
“Northampton police started ‘High Five Friday’ in December as a way to foster better relationships between police and children,” the AP continued.
But the event was nixed last week after concerns that some students could react “negatively” upon seeing uniformed officers in school. In particular, some snowflake parents/activists worried about the response of “people of color” (as opposed to people of no color), illegal-alien kids, “or other children who may have had negative encounters with law enforcement,” as the Daily Hampshire Gazette put it.
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