In preparation for high school graduating middle school kids in Philadelphia receive bulletproof plates for their backpacks.

By | 2018-06-07T16:06:38+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |9 Comments

This is the most depressing story ever.

Courtesy of The Hill:

The entire graduating class at a Pennsylvania middle school was gifted bulletproof backpack plates as they prepare to head to high school next year.

Students at St. Cornelius in Chadds Ford, Pa., were outfitted with the “ballistic shields” thanks to a donation from a local company, according to Fox 29. The report notes that Unequal Technologies developed the ultra-thin shield and designed a 10-by-12-inch plate that can slip into a backpack.

The bulletproof backpack plates were also handed out to 25 faculty members at the school.

“I never thought I’d need this,” one student told Fox 29.

But parents and guardians of students told the news outlet that while a bulletproof backpack may be extreme, it’s necessary.

“You hear about these school shootings almost weekly, and I can’t believe that’s where we are in our nation today, but that’s the fact,” said one great-grandparent.

Is this really where we are today? 

Are we as a nation really so fucking enamored of our guns that the only way we can imagine protecting our children is with bullet deflecting metal in their backpacks? 

This cannot be where America wants to be, it just can’t. 

This needs to be a rallying cry for Democrats running for office in 2018 and 2020. 

We need much stricter gun control laws and we desperately need to keep guns out of the hands of people who might do harm to our children. 

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9 Comments

  1. Anonymous June 7, 2018 at 7:29 am

    What a stupid,insulting idea. Are the kids suppose to wear their backpacks all day,what about if they are mowed down from the front ,are they going to give them bullet proof head gear?
    This is an insult to anyone with a brain.

  2. Anonymous June 7, 2018 at 7:31 am

    How many republicans own stock in this company?

    • Beaglemom June 8, 2018 at 4:14 am

      Betsy DeVos for sure.

  3. Anonymous June 7, 2018 at 7:42 am

    OT:
    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/06/revolts-massive-noxious-garbage-dumps-threaten-putin-regime/

    ” residents have complained of foul smells, difficulty breathing, nausea and rashes. In early March 2018, local officials declared a state of emergency due to the release of gases from the dump.

    Then on March 21, more than 50 children were hospitalized with symptoms of poisoning. Ekaterina Volkova, the Volokolamsk district deputy head of education,
    said that the cause was presumably hydrogen sulfide seeping out of the landfill. Official measurements showed that the chemical was present at 10 times the maximum allowable concentration.”

  4. anonymous June 7, 2018 at 9:03 am

    OT?
    https://thinkprogress.org/how-horrible-memes-thrive-on-the-internet-135bd2d2ea6b/

    “In the depths of the far-right internet ecosystem, a different explanation took hold — that “meme magic” had propelled Trump to the presidency. They claimed that, through swarming an unsuspecting internet with pro-Trump, anti-Clinton memes and propaganda, they managed to create a grassroots online movement that eventually usurped Hillary Clinton.”
    ” a new study shows just how much influence some of the most racist, anti-Semitic and far-right corners of the internet have over the meme ecosystem. These memes are remarkably effective at penetrating mainstream websites like Facebook and Twitter, and have the effect of derailing conversations, influencing public opinion with far-right ideas, and luring in unsuspecting new recruits.

    The study, On the Origins of Memes by Means of Fringe Web Communities, was funded by the European Union and undertaken by seven researchers. It used a dataset of 160 million images gathered from July 2016 to July 2017, from across Twitter, Reddit, Gab, and 4chan.” “Memes are also packaged in way that makes it easy for alternate versions to pop up, according to the study. Pepe the Frog, for instance, has other offshoots like Angry Pepe, Smug Frog, and Sad Frog. Many of these harmless memes show up organically on mainstream sites — but others are packaged along with hateful content and world events to make them appealing to the average viewer, and therefore a way to make far-right ideas seem more acceptable.”
    “Over the past year, Gab, The_Donald, and /pol/ have been at the forefront of spreading fake news and conspiracy theories, especially after mass shootings. While the far-right groups that rose to prominence in the immediate aftermath of Trump’s election may be receding at the moment, the study shows that memes still provide them with an easy method to spread their hateful ideas.” “They are used to weaponize information and to manipulate opinion.””

    https://qz.com/1296094/most-popular-memes-finally-a-scientific-list-of-the-most-popular-memes-on-the-internet/

  5. Elizabeth June 7, 2018 at 9:03 am

    What a graduation gift!

    The gun humpers won’t stop pushing them until we’re giving the kids guns instead of bulletproof gear.

  6. Anonymous June 7, 2018 at 9:56 am

    Will they sign each others’ bulletproof shields instead of yearbooks?

  7. Anonymous June 7, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    Russell and Michelle Smith subjected their daughter to abuse that included making her stand for hours on end, exposing her to extreme isolation and “failure to provide education” for two years.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/06/no-one-listen-teens-grandma-called-police-girls-extreme-mental-abuse-parents/

  8. anonymous June 7, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    OT?
    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/06/07/high-school-student-murdered-trump.html

    “An Iowa high school student who would have graduated last month was killed in Mexico, just weeks after being deported under Donald Trump’s new immigration crackdown.

    According to The Des Moines Register, Manuel Antonio Cano – brought into the United States when he was just three years old – was killed three weeks after being throw out of the country.

    The Register added that “America was the only home he has known” and he was eligible for protection under President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.”
    “Regardless of the legal ramifications, though, Donald Trump’s immigration policies have never passed the MORAL test.”

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