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Friday, July 28, 2006

Students learn Police Work 101

Mary Beth Lane

The instructor here, Officer Rod Glazer, said he received so many questions about police work from students in the D.A.R.E. anti-drug classes he teaches during the school year that he thought a junior police academy would draw interest.
"It’s really, actually, quite a lot of fun," said Tyler Hall, who will enter sixth grade at Willis Intermediate School this fall. The 11-year-old has boyish braces on his teeth and manly plans for his future.

"I’ve thought about being a Marine, and when there’s no war going on, I’d be a cop."
Yesterday, the students snapped shut their study binders for their next, eagerly awaited lesson — firearm safety and target practice.

They put on protective goggles and aimed a .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun and then an M-16 rifle at a paper target and drilled it with plastic bullets that carried pellets of red paint.

Tyler, a good marksman, was exuberant as his shots tore through the target in red dots.

"Yeah, baby! " he said. "I feel like a young James Bond."

Blackhawks patrolling our skies, surveilling the citizens and directing the home-invading ground troops. Our children being seduced into the new Hitler Youth. How much longer will we deny the obvious?


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