Was anyone else as disturbed as I was watching a military style drill in a New Hampshire high school this week?
I have a lot of years of experience but this newscast of a bunch of boys-and-their-toys goes down as one of the most shocking, irresponsible pieces of “journalism” I have ever seen.
The story was of some militarized police staging an action in a high school, I think it was Bristol, all decked out in their fanciest bullet proof duds and high tech assault weapons, the kids streaming out of the school as if it were another Newtown.
They would not have staged it had the media not covered it. Do they want us to accept this militarization of police as the new normal? Do they really believe “Playing Army” is a realistic way to enhance the safety of our kids?
It was jaw-droppingly irresponsible.