The author/s at massprivateI.com (as in ‘Eye’) go full-tilt Godwin, and I don’t blame them a bit. Rather than reconstruct what they’ve written, I’m going to reproduce most of their alert, although I might draw attention to a few of their links with bolds or excerpts. If this ain’t Minority Report pre-crime baseless assumptions from cradle to prison (at least in some locales using some of the related programs), I don’t know what is what is.
“Apparently DHS’s “If You See Something Say Something” spying program isn’t enough. Now DHS/Police want to turn school kids into spies.
The “Project Safe Campus” (PSC) program is an anonymous CASH rewards program that pays students $100.00 to spy on fellow classmates!
According to a statement from Detroit public schools…
“The goal of PSC is to increase the number of anonymous tips coming from the schools. Students who give tips that result in disciplinary action can earn $100 cash rewards.”
This program incentivizes schools and universities to spy on students.
Schools and campuses will RECEIVE $3,000 for EVERY actionable tip DHS/Police receive: (click to see on a separate page, then Go Back)
“Now the Crime Stoppers program is awarding tip matching donations up to $3,000 per individual student council for supporting and promoting Project Safe Campus in their schools”.
This is an incredibly dangerous program, A school or university that has budgetary issues will now receive $3,000 for every student they report to DHS/ Police!
The PSC program is funded by “Crime Stoppers” which is run by DHS. A ‘Crime Stoppers and Homeland Security’ search returned 108,000 hits. Crime Stoppers is in EVERY police department in the country and will soon be in every school.
DHS is using a clueless ex-NBA player and former Michigan resident to start a new nationwide student spying program, all in the name of SAFETY.
The DHS student spying program goes by a few of different names:
1.) The Louisiana Safe Schools program pays students $2,500 to spy on their classmates.
2.) The Laredo, Texas’s Campus Crime Stoppers program pays students $1,000 to spy on their classmates.
3.) Michigan’s “Fast Fifty” pays students $50.00 to spy on their classmates. [the cheapskates]
Isn’t it interesting these spy programs, got their start in areas where unemployment is high and incomes are low? Why would DHS/Police target low-income areas like Louisiana, Michigan and Laredo,Texas? Unemployed students eager to make some quick cash, now have an incentive to turn in their friends and family for a “fast fifty” or more.
Who in their right mind, thinks it’s a good idea to pay kids and schools to spy on students? Where does it stop? The ‘Greatest Generation’ fought to stop Nazi Germany which turned their school kids into spies. After WW2 Americans fought against the USSR which also turned their school kids into spies.
Have we learned nothing?
Who stands to profit from this brazen spy for-profit scheme? If you guessed DHS and private stakeholders (companies) give yourself a gold star:
“We know that we cannot do this work alone. That’s why we have expanded our collaboration with key stakeholders not only within the DPS family – including our own police officers, citizen patrollers, academic team, principals, staff, parents, students and our contracted security officers – but among outside partners and police agencies,” said Police Chief Stacy Brackens.
Students are being given assessments from kindergarten-college. Every student is given a “THREAT ASSESSMENT” by police and school administrators.
“The Virginia Student Threat Assessment Guidelines (V-STAG) is a school-based manualized process designed to help school administrators, mental health staff, and law enforcement officers assess and respond to threat incidents involving students in kindergarten through 12th grade and prevent student violence.”
V-STAG was developed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Secret Service, and the U.S. Department of Education.
For more info. about students being given threat assessments read:
“American students are given threat assessments“.
“Universities are using data analytics to assess students mental health and much more”.
“Common Core creates a womb-to-tomb dossier on kids and families“.
(Thank you, Arne Duncan, Bill Gates***, et.al.., for that last one:
“It is important to note that the DQC is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, Alliance for Early Success, AT&T, and Target, all entities that will profit heavily by having lots of data collected on our children. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is also funding a very alarming student database project called inBloom that already holds data that includes “name, address and sometimes social security number…learning disabilities…test scores, attendance…student hobbies, career goals, attitudes toward school – even homework completion.”
“The Missouri University Police Department (MUPD) asked students to report ‘hurtful speech.’
The MUPD sent an email to students yesterday morning urging them to call them and report any hurtful speech they encounter on the campus. Click here to see MUPD’s report a student link.
The MUPD email asked “individuals who witness incidents of hateful and/or hurtful speech or actions” to call the department’s general phone line “to continue to ensure that the University of Missouri campus remains safe.” They suggest that students provide a detailed description of the offender, their location or license plate number, and even to take a picture if possible.
Read Eugene Volokh, who teaches free speech law at UCLA on the ‘call us about harmful or hurtful speech’ emails.
The article has a lot on The U.S. Dept. of Education’s (USDOE) and the Michigan DOE’s Restorative Practices (not to be confused with Oakland Fania Davis and Friends’ Restorative Justice program ) program which claims to reduce crime, improve student behavior, restore relationships, etc. Some of their links didn’t work, so…I didn’t see that there was much there there. If the author/s are correct about the expanding use of it, its overall aim is to create students more apt to be Cogs in the Vast Corporate Machine: bland, smiling, submitting to authority, and so on, while being forced into interventions by police, psychologists, and teams of some sort.
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