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Compton Officials Urged To Drop Plan To Arm School Police Officers With AR-15s
CBSLA.com) ^ | August 28, 2014 8:43 AM

Posted on 08/28/2014 1:39:13 PM PDT by BenLurkin

COMPTON (CBSLA.com) — Community leaders in the city of Compton Thursday were expected to demand officials rescind a policy that would arm school police officers with AR-15 assault rifles.

The Compton Unified Board of Education approved the Urban Police Rifle (UPR) policy (PDF) in June to improve security on campus by allowing specially-trained officers to purchase and possess the semiautomatic rifles while on duty, according to The Los Angeles Times.

According to the Board, the policy “will provide a more effective means to protect the students, staff, community, and police personnel in high risk and/or dangerous situations.”

Under the plan, officers who will take part in the UPR program will receive at least 16 hours of introductory training in the use of an AR-15. After that, participating officers are required to train and qualify at least every three months, according to officials.

But Compton NAACP President Paulette Simpson-Gipson and other civil rights leaders have complained to Compton School Police Chief William Wu that no amount of training can guarantee the safety of students.

“Compton schools are not located in Beirut, Gaza, or Kabul. They are located in the heart of a hard working, proud community in Los Angeles County,” Gipson said in a statement. “My question to Chief Wu is “Have you really thought this decision out? What gives you the right to endanger the children, the parents, and residents of the City of Compton?”

A statement attributed to Wu quoted by The Times said, “Our objective is quite simple — we want to save lives. The safety of Compton school students, faculty and staff is our prime concern.

“These rifles give us greater flexibility in dealing with a person with bad intent who comes onto any of our campuses.”

The UPR policy calls for AR-15s to be used only in “those situations where the circumstances at hand are beyond the capabilities of the standard patrol sidearms”, including scenarios in which suspects utilize body armor or high-powered, high-capacity weapons.

Los Angeles Unified, San Diego Unified, and Fontana Unified school districts all have various policies in place for the use of police assault rifles, according to nonprofit group EdSource.org.


TOPICS: US: California
KEYWORDS: banglist; california

1 posted on 08/28/2014 1:39:13 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

LAcounty schools? AK’s maybe a better choice.


2 posted on 08/28/2014 1:40:46 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: rktman

Exactly. This is Compton.

Shouldn’t Security at least have better firepower than the ferals?


3 posted on 08/28/2014 1:43:15 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: BenLurkin

Believe it or not, I agree with this.
Rifles are not the correct weapon for schools.
Too much penetration and potential targets are only 50ft away.


4 posted on 08/28/2014 1:43:31 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: rktman

They prefer 7.62mm to .223cal...


5 posted on 08/28/2014 1:43:36 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: BenLurkin

“Compton schools are not located in Beirut, Gaza, or Kabul.”

No they are not, they are actually far far worse than Beirut, Gaza, or Kabul.


6 posted on 08/28/2014 1:44:09 PM PDT by eXe (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Lot of N——s with Attitude in Compton.


7 posted on 08/28/2014 1:45:11 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: EEGator

I prefer 7.62 over .223 as well..


8 posted on 08/28/2014 1:45:27 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: BenLurkin

Who in their right mind would send their kid to a school that has to have security with AR’s or AK’s? Oh, never mind - I think I answered my own question.


9 posted on 08/28/2014 1:45:39 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: eXe

I have never been in Beirut, Gaza, or Kabul. But I have been in Compton many times.

It’s nothing as bad as the Gaza or Kabul that are portrayed on the news today — or how Beirut was during the 80s.


10 posted on 08/28/2014 1:46:38 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cIdKIM2btoA


11 posted on 08/28/2014 1:47:10 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Veggie Todd

The school in Newtown could have used an AR — and someone who knew how to use it.


12 posted on 08/28/2014 1:47:21 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: dfwgator
One's missing.
13 posted on 08/28/2014 1:48:32 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: BenLurkin
Straight outta Compton
Another crazy
14 posted on 08/28/2014 1:49:49 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill

I have seen CHP black and whites close-up that have ARs in the front seat next to the shotgun.


15 posted on 08/28/2014 1:51:35 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Give the cops Thompsond, M - 2’s, M - 1’s, or M - 14’s.


16 posted on 08/28/2014 1:55:38 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: BenLurkin

That’s actually kind of stupid.
What we’ve discovered through trial and error is that, in the case of something bad happening at a school, a good guy with a pistol right now is much better than 4 guys with rifles a few minutes from now.
If you give the resource officer a rifle is he supposed to carry it around on a 1 point sling all day? No, it’s going to be secured in his car. If something happens, this guy needs to already be resolving it instead of running out to his car for a rifle.


17 posted on 08/28/2014 1:59:01 PM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: BenLurkin
If the school was subject to an actual TERRORIST ATTACK (and I don't mean a student with a gun-shaped pastry or a scary NRA T-shirt) then I would not mind them having firepower.
But then I would not mind if ALL the teachers who so chose were armed.

18 posted on 08/28/2014 1:59:49 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: EEGator

Whichever, let’s hope they aren’t issued those semi-automatic spray hoses that dimwit finesteam keeps yakkin’ about with her finger inside the trigger guard.


19 posted on 08/28/2014 2:00:50 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: Zathras

Amen, 9 mm or .380 good for close quarters.


20 posted on 08/28/2014 2:04:57 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: dfwgator

Don’t forget, Mexicans are pushing blacks out of LA. A lot of Mexican gang action too.


21 posted on 08/28/2014 2:08:57 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Zathras

You are incorrect. The rifles are to be prepared for an active shooter incident. They allow for more precise shots at a greater distance while a crowd may be present.

It is a precision instrument which is a good thing.


22 posted on 08/28/2014 2:09:04 PM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (This town needs an enema)
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To: BenLurkin

Those are scary looking rifles, outlawed for most Californians. So are they saying that these are VALID devices for defending property from dangers?

Gosh, you mean the whole ban in California is wrong? ;)

School security (as well as security for every elected or appointed person in California) should be limited to the same weapons permitted to the citizens of California. Unless they suddenly became citizens of more reasonable states?


23 posted on 08/28/2014 2:18:30 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: dfwgator
Lot of N——s with Attitude in Compton.

Your information is a tad outdated, White Hispanics are predominant now.

24 posted on 08/28/2014 2:23:04 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: BenLurkin
The Israelis are ahead of us again, and with a much better record:


25 posted on 08/28/2014 2:23:13 PM PDT by upchuck (It's a shame nobama truly doesn't care about any of this. Our country, our future, he doesn't care.)
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To: Mastador1

Guess there’s going to be a new Gangsta Rap group out Compton called S.W.A. (Spics With Attitude)


26 posted on 08/28/2014 2:24:13 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BenLurkin

In a school environment, a pistol with frangable ammo for “gotta take care of it right now situations”. The rifle, again with frangable ammo, for the precision role.


27 posted on 08/28/2014 2:27:03 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Zathras
Rifles are not the correct weapon for schools. Too much penetration and potential targets are only 50ft away.

Agreed, pistol-caliber carbines would be better for the task. The little folding Kel-Tec rig seems about right. I'd load the magazines with frangible ammo such as Glasers for the first four or five shots, at least.

28 posted on 08/28/2014 2:29:17 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: dfwgator

Just pointing out the trend, I grew up in Lynwood, CA. adjacent to Watts, South Gate and Compton. Over the years the transition has been the Blacks moving in as the Whites left and the Hispanics moving in as the Blacks left so that now Compton is roughly 60% Hispanic.


29 posted on 08/28/2014 2:39:07 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: dfwgator
Lot of N——s with Attitude in Compton.

Yep.
At least two: "Compton NAACP President Paulette Simpson-Gipson and other civil rights leaders".

30 posted on 08/28/2014 2:56:17 PM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: grobdriver

Latinos been making inroads


31 posted on 08/28/2014 2:57:01 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Vendome

The 7.62 is the caliber for serious rifle shooters.


32 posted on 08/28/2014 3:15:26 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Farmer Dean

I love my Springfield M1.

As in, I prefer shooting it over my scoped guns, my AR and even my Kimber.

I love loading up stripper clips and pounding ten rounds into the gullet of an open, using another mag to slam em in and seat em or just dropping mags and slamming another in the well.

Boom! Shaka Laka...Boom!

Ah! Hah! Hah! Hahhhhhh!

I love me sum big holes and using my long distance cordless drill.

185 grain in .308

Or JHP .45 230grn

Bah Boom!

Maybe the range is a good idea this weekend.

I just know there will be hot chicks there.

I’m going to call little brother and see whats on the menu this weekend...


33 posted on 08/28/2014 3:27:59 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Vendome

Compton: don’t hold back!!!!! I believe each police officer should have the option of tactical nukes.


34 posted on 08/28/2014 4:34:27 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: BenLurkin

I have seen CHP black and whites close-up that have ARs in the front seat next to the shotgun.....................

That is nothing, We have U.S. Forest Service Wildlife officers armed in samy way with bullet peoof vests to boot and that is in war torn North Dakota.


35 posted on 08/28/2014 4:44:30 PM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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