In a desperate move to salvage his fledgling political career, Denver Public School’s board member Auon’tai “Tay” Anderson wants to keep resource officers off campus and not protecting students, but in true Orwellian fashion he’s calling it community resource policing.
This way, Anderson can keep protesting police, demanding they be defunded, and calling them motherfu%#ers to appeal to his political progressive base.
Meanwhile, he will be conning parents to believe their children are protected by police who are somewhere in the vicinity of the City of Denver, just not on any school campus where needed.
Denver School Board member Tay Anderson tells BLM protestors there are no good cops.
— Compass Colorado (@CompassCOorg) September 24, 2020
The Denver Post succintctly describes the options faced by the school board: One proposal will allow school resource officers on campus, the other will not. The board is expected to make a decision at their Monday meeting.
Anderson’s plan will allow the schools to call police only when they need them, like, after a student shoots a couple of educators.
Also known as the status quo — how all of mankind currently uses police, by calling them when they need them after a crime has already been committed.
Anderson and his supporters on the board, Michelle Quattlebaum and Scott Esserman, call these “community resource officers.”
Instead, it would have DPS work with the Denver Police Department to use community resource officers, who would be assigned to regions across the district rather than stationed inside a school.
See? Status quo. Nothing changes to protect students in school from other violent students, or deranged suicidal school shooters.
“We cannot turn back on the progress that we have made,” Anderson said at a news conference Wednesday announcing the proposal.
Hopefully they don’t turn out like Tay Anderson. pic.twitter.com/E3XMMrpHRV
— Charles (@Charles28798911) June 1, 2023
Superintendent Alex Marrero first put forth a security plan that would allow each school to determine whether school resource officers should be allowed on campus. He has since revised that plan and put the responsibility back on the school district to decide.
It will be interesting to see how Anderson’s reelection strategy plays out with parents and teachers, which many reports have shown support having school resource officers on campus for security purposes.