Thursday, January 31, 2013

This doesn't make any sense at all

Strange doings in beautiful Fontana (IRONY, Fontana is not beautiful):

The Fontana Unified School District Police Department purchased 14 AR-15 assault weapons to protect students in response to recent shootings across the country, but some school leaders and citizens think it’s a step in the wrong direction.

FUSD Superintendent Cali Olsen-Binks approved the acquisition of the rifles, which are being stored on campuses in locked safes for responding police officers in the event of an attack.

Wait a minute.  Let's leave aside the larger argument about whether it's a good idea to turn schools into armories like they're the sets of Die Hard 8: Die Harder Than Fuck Calculus Problems, because people that think that heavily armed schools are good will think that and people who think that schools should generally be free of assault weapons will think that.  PUSSIES.  Oh, sorry.  Anyway, no matter how you cut it, THIS DON'T MAKE ANY DAMN SENSE.

Read it again.  The AR-15s will be kept in locked safes on campus for responding officers.  A few thoughts:

1. What if the School Shooter who this is apparently designed to address is somewhere between the doorway of the school and the Locked Safes?  Those AR-15s won't be doing much good.  But, bigger issue:

2. DON'T FONTANA POLICE OFFICERS HAVE THEIR OWN GUNS?  I mean, REALLY?  They have to rely on potential shooting targets to supply their own firepower?  Doesn't this imply that every 7-Eleven in Fontana should have a couple of AKs in a locked safe, just in case they're robbed?  If the Fontana Police don't have their own guns, for Chrissake, BUY THE POLICE SOME FUCKING GUNS, not the schools.  If there's one group of people I don't mind seeing armed, it's the police.

3. I would seriously look into any financial ties between "FUSD Superintendent Cali Olsen-Binks" and whoever is supplying the guns.  I wouldn't be surprised if the owner of the local gun reseller is Mr. Cali Olsen-Binks.


Anonymous said...

I know you may find this shocking, but Cali Olsen-Binks seems to have been involved in trying to recall other members of the school board she doesn't get along with:

"Both Green and Leticia Garcia said that several of the initial ten names required to set the petition up for the recall are related or close friends of Superintendent Cali-Olsen Binks, and her mother-in-law, long-standing board member Kathy Binks. They say it represents a clear case of nepotism and conflict of interest."

This of course occurred after Garcia accused Cali-Olson Binks of "discipline, dismissal or release".

TK, please start watching the Fontana USD Board Meetings and give them your special reality TV treatment.

TK said...

Damn, they haven't posted the video of that board meeting yet! I bet that one's a rollercoaster.

I watched the first five minutes of the August 7, 2012 meeting. Fireworks did not ensure.