D.A.R.E. to Snitch on Your Parents and Get Taken by Social Services (InformationLiberation)
Monday October 18th, 2010
Welcome to Soviet America, where instead of learning math and science, schoolchildren are taught by police to snitch on their parents for non-crimes like smoking marijuana.
An elementary school student, taking part in the government's "D.A.R.E." program, brought some of his parents marijuana to school after he was taught in said D.A.R.E. program to rat on his parents to police.
Instead of the media squawking about the insanity of teaching children at school to turn in their parents, the media celebrates it and hails the wonder and bravery of the government's new soviet snitch.
Does the child realize his parents could be going away for a long time thanks to the nice men in uniform? Does he realize he just turned them in for consuming one of the most harmless drugs on the planet?
Of course not, but that's all irrelevant to our soviet regime, children must be taught they are wards of the state and their role in life is to snitch on their own parents if they're doing something for which the government does not approve.
MATTHEWS, NC (WBTV) - Two parents are facing drug charges after their child took their drugs to school and told a school officer his parents were breaking the law. [...]H/T Reason Magazine
The 11-year-old student is in 5th grade at a an elementary school in Matthews. Police say he brought his parents' marijuana cigarettes to school when he reported them.
Matthews Police say he reported his parents after a lesson about marijuana was delivered by a police officer who is part of the D.A.R.E. program, which teaches kids about the dangers of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.
"Even if it's happening in their own home with their own parents, they understand that's a dangerous situation because of what we're teaching them," said Matthews Officer Stason Tyrrell. That's what they're told to do, to make us aware."
Tyrrell says the town's D.A.R.E. officer spends time at each of the three elementary schools in Matthews teaching kids to make the right choice when it comes to drugs.
Police arrested the child's 40-year-old father and 38-year-old mother on Thursday.
Both were charged with two misdemeanor counts each of marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. [...]
Police say both the 11-year old and a sibling have been removed from the parents' house by social services.