School District gets MRAP to Store “Teddy Bears”

September 18, 2014   |   Justin King

Justin King (TheAntiMedia)
September 18, 2014

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Before and after.

SAN DIEGO, CA- While California schools are known for being rough, it is unlikely that even the toughest of students are establishing choke points and setting up Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) to target teachers they don’t like.

The obvious conclusion to draw from San Diego Unified School District’s decision to purchase a Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle (MRAP) is that the school’s Chief of Police should be terminated and the district needs its budget cut. There is no legitimate use for this tool in the district’s inventory. If the district has thousands of taxpayer dollars to throw away on a useless vehicle, it obviously has too much money at its disposal. The decision to use the funds in this manner rests with Chief of Police Ruben Littlejohn. He should pay for the improper decision making process with his job. Image credits: San Diego Unified School District

The excuse given to the public was that the same vehicle used to patrol the streets of Baghdad will be used to store medical supplies and teddy bears. The reader should notice that this is not an article on The Onion.

“There will be teddy bears in the vehicle. There will be trauma kits in the vehicle in the event any student is injured and our officers are trained to give first aid and CPR.”

The Chief seems to believe that the MRAP will roll out whenever a student in the district is injured. This is, of course, a lie to sell the idea of militarizing a school police department to the public. San Diego does have an Emergency Medical Service and school nurses. This is either an outright lie to the public, or the Chief’s plan is to endanger the students by utilizing the least trained person available to deal with traumatic injuries. Most staff members of The Anti-Media are trained in first aid and CPR. Would you prefer we handle an injury to your child or somebody who makes their living saving lives?

The department is militarized and has a policy allowing officers to store AR-15s (a weapon effectively banned for civilian ownership in California) in the trunks of patrol cars on campus. Maybe the policy is only true if the rifles shoot out rainbows and flowers to accompany the teddy bear filled MRAP. This is a school police department that has been militarized.

Perhaps instead of wasting money on militarizing a school police force, the Chief could train his officers to properly investigate teachers molesting students, or at least convince them to file a report when an incident is alleged. When a student alleged statutory rape at the school, the Chief said after a failed cover up by administration officials

“It was handled administratively versus criminally.”

They must have used the same administrative powers the Catholic Church used to cover up sex crimes in their jurisdiction.

Plain and simple: This cop has got to go.

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Author: Justin King

Justin King joined Anti-Media as an independent journalist in July of 2014. His topics of interest include activism, human rights, international relations, and military affairs. Born in Japan, he currently resides in the United States.

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31 Comments

  1. Yup,,,,,,the pig has got to go

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  2. I totly agree! There is no other reason to put that thing there , other then to get us ok with it at a younge adge . I , for one , am sick of the direction that we have been headed in for years! Can anyone out there who is over 40 picture this happening in our time?

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  3. Yep, donated. Just had to pay the $5000 shipping fee …plus $500/year for upkeep. Great use of school funds!

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  4. who's the nitwit now dipshit?

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  5. OMG. Bawahahahaha That is the worst lie I've heard in a while and buddy I hear some whoppers with all the Crazy Fucks and Meth Heads running around here.

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  6. Donated by the Taxpayers of America, while our Troops in Afghanistan are running around in door-less and armor-less Humvees… What a freaking disgrace.

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  7. What do you think, these cost nothing to build, they fall out of the sky? What?

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  8. $500 a month for upkeep, because you've worked on these before right? Don't be an idiot…. Perhaps insurance? 5,000 delivery fee, maybe money well spent if another school shooting idiot makes his way into our children's school… Oh wait, Sandy Hook was a hoax too right? Get a life

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  9. search and rescue ???? are they searching in a demilitarized zone? how bad has San Diego become?

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  10. it is a vehicle … it needs to be maintained, used at least weekly like a fire truck or other big rig – then you have to train people to be able to service it, drive it, use it, etc – it's gonna costs a lot more than $500 a mo initially

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  11. Hell, im 29 . I never thought this would happen. But here it is. And the govt wonders why americans are scared and why noone wants to be a part of this country anymore

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  12. Mark Felix so tell me there window licker you used another school shooting as an example pry tell me how an mrap is going to stop a shooter in the school and the last 14 mass shootings were committed by registered democrats you koolaid drinking libatards need to pull your heads out of your asses and try to see the sun light

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  13. David Althouse – Im 30 um something and this was never something i thought could happen, I was raised to believe America was the land of the free, home of the brave…. Since then i have traveled to many countries and have come to learn, well, sorry to say, but thats mostly bullshit.

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  14. Don't misquote me: I wrote $500/year, not month. And that's their estimate, not mine.

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  15. Mark Felix Except for one thing, dumbass, if a kids been shot, in a classroom like sandy hook, then they aren't getting on it in the first place. Dumbass.

    Actually, come to think of it, anyone who gets injured is going to have a hell of a time getting on it again. So, tell me, smart ass, what good does this do? Go suck more cop dick, you fascist pig.

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  16. Is there any doubt that the American government is paranoid beyond cure? And one more thing …. I challange anyone to tell me the difference between Police-Military and IS Terrorists? Let me sum that up: a group of people taking the law in their own hands, killing random yet more often racial(religious) profiled people, acting like a secret(holy) society, going for the jihad on drugs, involving children to educate them in fear in hope they will perfectly do as told, not helping people in any way but forcing their views on everyone. In addition, while treating democracy like shit how can America go around the world and turn other countries upside down by arguing "you need democracy, you WILL take ours". This is nothing but a new crusade for the holy land. And last but not least coudln't you rename "Homeland Secrurity" into "Protection Squad". Would it make a difference? In german "Protection Squad" means "Schutzstaffel" … in short … "SS"!

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  17. Kevin you shmuck, based on your profile pic and that awful sideburn/beard/ponytail disaster of a hair combo you got going on, it surprises me that a hick like you has internet, living in the woods

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  18. Mark Felix im surprised a beaner like you can even speak english or you letting your interceptor speak for you .You failed to answer the question you are the greaser that brought up sandy hook so put your mouth where your pinto bean is lil boy

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  19. Back to you Kevin, I'm sorry I wasn't able to finish my compliments toward you. I was on my way to work, something I'm sure you know nothing about, but thank you for taking the time away from your sister/wife. Political preference has nothing to do with the behavior of a mentally disturbed person. A clear example is your hair combo. Having said that, an MRAP can be used if a shooter barricades himself in a school. I'm sure you and the rest of the tin foil wearing incest loving imbeciles only think of Marshal Law yet don't use common sense of 1 MRAP for 600 schools (LAUSD) is hardly enough to support your ridiculous claim. Go back to humping your sister and creating more mini McCormicks. You put the Mick in McCormick you Irish scumbag. And cut that damn ponytail already, it's 2014.

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  20. Toby, you make no sense. Yes, us taxpayers paid for the vehicle which was used by our military. We are no longer using it therefore it was donated to the School district. You rather us use for scrap metal or donate to ISIS? Yes, I agree, our military should have more armor.

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  21. Rich, shut up moron. You have no clue what you're talking about. They do not have to be serviced weekly. Will prob be used in Christmas parades and whatnot. Another idiot

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  22. John Snow, nice profile pic. I see you live in Medieval TImes and probably attend Renaissance fairs for some good ole' fun. Look, when you're not playing Dungeons and Dragons you should probably read a book on common sense. None of what you said makes any sense.

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  23. Mark Felix the lil girl in your fb page cant be yours so im sure a dna would confirm it and going to work good lots of crops to be brought in from the fields this time of year and as far as sister jokes go only sister climbing off me is yours .As far as if a shooter barricades him self in the school the mrap is still not going to do any good .to help or diffuse the situation .With iq's such as yours tho we can see why california is the 2nd mexico a ses pool of gang banging low life knuckle dragging wanna bee's

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  24. Thank you McCormDick for showing us what a high IQ level looks like. Do you even proofread your posts? Not even autocorrect was able to help you.. Sad sad sad!!! You look about 65 years old and still don't know how to communicate properly. You must be the grand Wizard of the KKK and let me tell ya, don't ever come to Cali because we don't take likely to your kind. I wouldn't know what to do 1st, bitch slap you or cut your pony tail off.. Hmmmmmm

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  25. Mark Felix im in cali twice a week there bean boy ill let you know the next time im there so you can get out of the lettuce field and clean up properly tho before you walk into your sisters house knock first that will give her time to wipe her chin off

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  26. Mark Felix and as for bitch slapping bout all you could do you lil puta if you had ,had a daddy growing up not the line of men called "" uncle dave "" you would know a real man dont bitch slap but being the homosexual beaner that you are guess thats all to be expected

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  27. It always interesting hearing from all the "experts" on their opinions.

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  28. Watch out, we got a live idiot here. Danger Will Robinson, Danger!

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