‘Educate don’t incarcerate’: Chicago students’ #NationalWalkoutDay focuses on gun control AND getting rid of cops in schools

Students in Chicago are participating in #NationalWalkoutDay but they’re taking things a step further. Instead of focusing solely on gun control, the students are focusing on removing police officers from schools across the Windy City as well.

Chicago students rallying in Daley Plaza. They’re demanding funding for public schools, legislation that address gun violence, and an end to funding for cops.
“Our city don’t love us and now it’s time to hold them accountable.” #NoCopAcademy #NationalStudentWalkout pic.twitter.com/8xomp3GfNL

— Eliz@beth King (@ekingc) March 14, 2018

Calling for an end to cops in school. “It makes us feel incarcerated.” #SchoolsNotPrison EducateDontIncarcerate pic.twitter.com/goPBGCe8zO

— Eliz@beth King (@ekingc) March 14, 2018

Seems they have ‘feeling incarcerated’ confused with being safe.

Kids these days.

Some kids are wearing shirts that say “Fund Communities Defund Police #NoCopAcademypic.twitter.com/kWmviF5EYF

— Eliz@beth King (@ekingc) March 14, 2018

Is this because they realized the Broward County Sheriff’s Dept actually failed the students in Parkland and not the NRA?

Or are they just following popular yet ignorant progressive talking points?

We’re gonna go with the latter.

They’re marching in City Hall! Go kids, go! #NationalWalkoutDay pic.twitter.com/bnK4KPBc7h

— Eliz@beth King (@ekingc) March 14, 2018

Students are calling out the cop murder of Laquan McDonald while police stand by and watch in City Hall. These kids are fierce #NationalWalkoutDay #NoCopAcademy

— Eliz@beth King (@ekingc) March 14, 2018

“Cop academy has got to go!” Students lie in at Chicago’s City Hall #NationalWalkoutDay #NoCopAcademy pic.twitter.com/9rSDAhwpEg

— Eliz@beth King (@ekingc) March 14, 2018

“This is what democracy looks like!” #NationalWalkoutDay pic.twitter.com/VEnUHbZ82a

— Eliz@beth King (@ekingc) March 14, 2018

Here are the demands they’re taking to City Hall #NoCopAcademy pic.twitter.com/iBzbBczwkA

— Eliz@beth King (@ekingc) March 14, 2018

The students’ list of demands is beyond stupid.

What constitutes the rich paying “their fair share?” What do you consider fair? 40%? 50%?

How about instead of supporting businesses based on skin color the city stays out of the market and allows the free market to do its job? If the businesses are providing for its customers, it won’t matter if they’re owned by black, brown, Asian, white or purple people. They’ll be thriving.

“Eliminate the gang database.” Yeah, no.

The city can’t allow 16 and 17-year-olds to vote, that’s not their decision, that’s a federal law. Same with non-citizens voting.

At least if students are going to push for policy changes, they need to understand that: A) money doesn’t grow on trees, B) the city is limited in what laws they can pass and C) just because they demand something doesn’t mean that it’s going to become a reality.

#StayInSchool

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