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This is what I wrote on FB about that assault of a student. An officer was explaining it.


That teenager was being disrespectful and uncooperative. However, NOTHING she did should have been met with that type of force. NOTHING! Imagine that was your daughter. And don't cop out by telling me that your kid wouldn't do that. Every kid can have a moment especially when they are teenagers. I have seen even the best kids act way out of character at times.

You do not escalate a situation like this unless you want an ending like this. She was not going to cooperate and slamming her head into a wall is not going to help her, the teacher or the other students. And with all due respect to Lance Adam's, this man is an SRO not a SWAT team member. If he is working in a school then he needs a lot of techniques to deal with students. Brute force should be the LAST measure and only used in extreme situations when somebody is a danger. Not obeying an order does not constitute a danger.

As far as assaulting an officer, that was a direct result of his forceful intervention. I could tell you that was coming the minute he approached her. He knew it too. Does she deserve to be punished? Yes. Does she deserve to be treated this way? No. AND that isn't coddling students. That means you don't assault them.

Those who have the 'power' in any situation have an obligation to use it wisely. If this was a wise use of force, then what will happen in a real and dangerous situation? As far as the assertion that you have to teach others to respect the police and obey them, this did not do that. It taught fear.

Real respect is earned and much more powerful than fear. Fear creates resentment and anger. This is in some respects a 'hostage' situation. The class and teacher are held hostage. What do you do in those situations when that happens? You de-escalate and talk. What you have taught that student and the others in that class was to use force to handle even non-life threatening situations.

I taught. I taught 9th graders and I did not put up with crap. I also did not threaten my students with physical force or have it used. A lot of people need to think long and hard about what they are advocating. Imagine this was your kid??
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Wed Oct 28, 2015, 03:35 AM (14 replies)

About those 10000 guns in South Carolina.....

I worked in Chesterfield County for a summer on a geology project. Pageland is one of the larger towns. . I traversed EVERY road, trail and pig path. If there was a hint of a path, I went down it with my partner from Furman University.

You aren't on the edge of the Earth but you can see it from there. It is a classic country county made up of itty bitty towns and crossroad communities. Everybody knows everybody and everybody's business.

I have no doubt that there are armed groups and such in the swamps and even in the state legislature. I seriously doubt if that man was part of one. He had to have enough wiles to steal but his behavior and demeanor probably let him blend into the background. He probably lifted those guns from some real nuts.

You would be hard pressed to unscramble that pile of weapons, chainsaws plus lawd knows what and outfit one person much less a group. They were thrown together without a care.

He obviously has problems. I dare say that the guns were out of circulation and better off with him than with many fools I know. He was the County Gun Control Agent.

I promise you that there are worse people wandering around.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Oct 27, 2015, 04:18 AM (2 replies)

Mother cat breaks into vet clinic to be with her abandoned kittens

Mother cat breaks into vet clinic to be with her abandoned kittens

Don't mess with Mama!
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sat Oct 24, 2015, 05:44 AM (20 replies)

Actual Analogies Used By High School Students in English Essays. Bwahahahaha.....

Actual Analogies Used By High School Students in English Essays.

1. When she tried to sing, it sounded like a walrus giving birth to farm equipment.

2. Her eyes twinkled, like the moustache of a man with a cold.

3. She was like a magnet: Attractive from the back, repulsive from the front.

4. The ballerina rose gracefully en pointe and extended one slender leg behind her, like a dog at a fire hydrant.

5. She grew on him like she was a colony of E. coli and he was room temperature Canadian beef.

6. She had him like a toenail stuck in a shag carpet.

7. The lamp just sat there, like an inanimate object.

8. Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had two sides gently compressed by a Thigh Master.

9. Her eyes were like the stars, not because they twinkle, but because they were so far apart.

10. His career was blowing up like a man with a broken metal detector walking through an active minefield.

11. The sun was below the watery horizon, like a diabetic grandma easing into a warm salt bath.

12. From the attic came an unearthly howl. The whole scene had an eerie, surreal quality, like when you're on vacation in another city and Jeopardy comes at a 7:00 p.m. Instead of 7:30.

13. It was as easy as taking candy from a diabetic man who no longer wishes to eat candy.

14. She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like that sound a dog makes before it throws up.

15. Their love burned with the fiery intensity of a urinary tract infection.

16. It's basically an illusion and no different than if I were to imagine something else, like Batman riding a flying toaster.

17. If it was any colder, it would be like being in a place that's a little colder than it is here.

18. Joy fills her heart like a silent but deadly fart fills a room with no windows.

19. The bird flew gracefully into the air like a man stepping on a landmine in zero gravity.

20. He felt confused. As confused as a homeless man on house arrest.

21. The revelation that his marriage of 30 years had disintegrated because of his wife's infidelity came as a rude shock, like a surcharge at a formerly surcharge-free ATM.

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Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri Oct 16, 2015, 01:12 PM (21 replies)

When somebody says "Guns don't kill people.People kill people".....

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri Oct 16, 2015, 04:29 AM (66 replies)

Lawd! This snake in NC went catfish noodling and caught a big one.

I tol' y'all Mother Nature wasn't playing.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Thu Oct 15, 2015, 04:47 AM (4 replies)

For DU..."Stand By Me" performed by Playing For Change

I love this group. They have many videos and songs on YouTube.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Thu Oct 15, 2015, 04:38 AM (1 replies)

Ay-eeeeeeeee! It raining again! Hep! Hep!

Now I have an automatic negative thought when I hear that sound.
I might carry a life jacket in my car in case I cross any bridge or just in general. If they didn't warsh away in the flood, they had to be weakened. Same with the roads.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sat Oct 10, 2015, 05:17 AM (1 replies)

Cats Attacking Things lol

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri Oct 9, 2015, 12:35 PM (51 replies)

South Carolina people are still not out of danger.

Flood waters move toward coast, parts of I-95 remain closed

It could take until the weekend for the threat of flooding to ease in storm-tattered South Carolina, where a senator warned of a potential billion-dollar cleanup bill.
Rivers rose and dams bulged as storm water from days of heavy rains made its way to the Atlantic Ocean, causing a second round of flooding downstream.
Gov. Nikki Haley paid a visit to the coast, which she said still would be in danger for another 24-48 hours. “We’re holding our breath and saying a prayer.”
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham warned the disaster could “break the bank” of federal emergency funds, possibly topping more than $1 billion.
In another image of the storm’s otherworldly toll, state officials said caskets have popped out of the ground in 11 instances in six counties.
Haley said 62 dams across the state were being monitored, and 13 already had failed. However, she said South Carolina was fortunate that those represented only a small fraction of 2,000 or so dams regulated by the state.

Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/news/state/article38108658.html#storylink=cpy

A lot of my relatives live near Lynches River. My brother and nearby cousins are watching the water rise. It had been going down or a short while. They will have to get through today and tomorrow. Even then, dams around the state may still fail and add to the mess. The family cemetery has been under water. Who knows what has happened to it?

Evacuations are continuing in many places.

Roads are being opened but many will have to be repaired. In addition, some may be closed again and new ones may collapse as time passes and they develop problems that aren't apparent now.
I would be careful when crossing any bridge. Maybe carry a life jacket. I'm only half-way kidding because so many are in poor shape.

Graham and the rest of the elected officials need to SHUT.UP! Haley is trying but only because she would be dragged through the flood water if she wasn't doing anything.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Thu Oct 8, 2015, 04:02 AM (1 replies)
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