Cops Invited To School Find Hall Lined With Police Brutality Posters

Detective Christopher Weber argued that Elisabeth Ann Johnson High School's project was misguided.

Mt. Morris, MI – Law enforcement officers conducting a “drug sweep” at the request of a Michigan high school were surprised to find handmade “police brutality” posters plastered to the wall outside a social studies classroom.

Detective Christopher Weber posted photos of the posters on social media on Tuesday night, and blasted the school district for “perpetuating the narrative, lies and victimhood” regarding supposed excessive force by law enforcement.

“The school administration there requested several K9 teams to do a drug sweep, which is common practice for many schools in Genesee County,” Det. Weber told Blue Lives Matter on Friday. “I learned from some of the K9 teams about the posters… and [I] asked to post their pictures in the interest of sharing what, in my opinion, is subject matter inappropriate for a high school.”

The posters were the product of an Elisabeth Ann Johnson High School project regarding the Fourth and Fifth Amendments, Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools Superintendent Renae Galsterer told WNEM.

Galsterer explained that students created the posters as their final assignment for the class.

While some students chose to focus on “police brutality,” others featured topics including “Terry Frisk, compare and contrast of Miranda rights, [and] specific court cases related to the amendments,” she said.

Galsterer noted that the posters were never intended to offend anyone, then blamed the officers for “not having investigated further before posting to social media,” Det. Weber, a nine-year department veteran, told Blue Lives Matter.

“The officer that took this photo didn't speak to any school employee about it prior to posting it to social media and commenting on it,” Galsterer told WNEM. “Had we known that an officer [or officers] were offended and upset we would have taken it as a learning opportunity--both for our adults involved and students.”

She then boasted of her “positive and open professional relationship” with local law enforcement.

“I would always ask that we be given the opportunity to have a conversation, prior to a social media post, if and when we have hurt and offended,” the superintendent said, adding that the posters have been taken down.

“Certainly there was no ill intent or disrespect meant by these posters. I sincerely apologize for any message of disrespect or misinformation that was interpreted by the photos or my students' projects,” Galsterer said. “That was never the intent, and the posters have been removed so that we can study them and create adjustments in future work.”

Det. Weber told Blue Lives Matter that, although the superintendent’s response “respectful and thoughtful,” it also “lacked empathy.”

“The superintendent, faculty and many students are effectively doubling down on the insult [by arguing] that I should have investigated further,” he said. “I accept no obligation to do that in order to feel disgusted by this.”

Det. Weber explained that he has an immense amount of respect for the “amazing” teachers in the district.

“I fully understand the plight of our teachers, who are amazing, particularly for this area,” he said. “To me, this issue is part of a broader issue of what is being ‘normalized’ for our youth—in the entire country.”

Det. Weber said he believes the curriculum should be altered to reflect that instances of police brutality are a rarity, and that extensive discussion of the issue has skewed the public’s perception and caused many to believe that excessive force is a regularly-occurring problem.

“It simply isn’t a large enough societal problem to merit much discussion,” he explained. “Many students obviously have an opinion that diverges from that reality, so cancel the glamorized, juvenile, poster-making entirely.”

“I think what’s missing from either the assignment, or the students’ comprehension, is math. Based on the content of the posters, the students aren’t being taught multi-varied studies that contradict their sensationalism,” the detective added.

In his post, Det. Weber explained that Galsterer's apology - coupled with her admonishing him for not coming to her with his concerns - ultimately proved his point about biases and misguided beliefs towards the law enforcement community.

"What is missing from the conversation is several years of Americans growing frustrated with a certain ‘brand’ of political influence and mantra that is dividing us," Det. Weber's post read. "Our youth shouldn’t have to take any of that under consideration for a school project, which is exactly why the project is misguided, no MATTER WHAT ITS INTENT."

"If you didn’t think it would be offensive for this to be on display when several officers arrived to assist you; if your first inclination is to shame another police officer for their disgust with this and in the same breath apologizing—Ms. Galsterer—you have much more progress to be made with respect to police-community relations," Det. Weber noted.

He then drew a comparison between instances of excessive force and the frequency of sexual relationships between students and teachers.

“I think that if the teacher wanted guidance on what changes to make for future assignments, he should ask himself what would be appropriate for covering teacher-student sexual misconduct,” Det. Weber told Blue Lives Matter. “I hate to use that analogy, but it might inspire these misguided educators to make lesson plans commensurate with the true scope of the problem."

Comments (323)
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Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

It can hardly be argued that either students or teachers shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate. Teachers 1, snowflake popo's 0.

JBo
JBo

“Certainly there was no ill intent or disrespect meant by these posters."

Let's see...if, on these posters, the word "Police" was substituted by the word "Black"...would there be ill intent or disrespect?

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

The usual suspects.

Volusiagirl 1
Volusiagirl 1

As to "Burgers Allday" childish remark...if you want to see scores, then it should be: Snowflake TEACHERS and Children -ZERO respect.... Police who put their lives on the line to protect your unappreciative butts- MUCH respect.

lrogers664
lrogers664

Exactly why public education is in decline.

Deanbean317
Deanbean317

Take the posters down? You ignorant bitch, the damage has already been done! Another crop of ignorant snowflakes is being sent off into the world, misguided and misinformed by your "teachers" .

msgdavidrcastle
msgdavidrcastle

Det. Weber sorry for what your Officers went through at this school. There cause for these to do this to you. The teachers are teaching politics where they should teaching history, math and so on and keep the politics out of the schools.

Tom1
Tom1

She actually had the nerve to blame the police? Not only should she be fired, she should be banned from contact with children for life. And trying to justify that crap being allowed on the school walls?

Manlove
Manlove

That Teacher was very Apparent. Did she EVER teach these witlle chilren the Need to Obey laws and Commands that might SAVE Their lives? Probably not. Today I don't expect much from these schools regarding anying useful

ZoraZora
ZoraZora

Unreal. How about if she had to go to a police station to find it lined with posters that read that teachers are barely educated, undeserving, self-entitled, biased, uninformed, narrow minded, crybaby, propogandist liberal idiots - but that wasn't meant to be offensive...

WKaye
WKaye

I'm not surprised anymore by teachers. I no longer put them on the pedestal they once occupied. I'm very glad my sons are exiting the school system soon and are bright enough to recognize when an adult is selling them a pile of garbage.

Donkster
Donkster

The teachers are too busy leaving the teaching to the parents {homework} while they play liberal BS politics with your kids. Parents need to get their priorities straight and put a stop to this crap. It is apparent teachers have no desire to teach self respect or responsibility because they do not have any themselves.

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

We should have more say in who is allowed to teach our children or at least be able to pick which school we send them to. I also just realized this is in Flint Michigan so the teacher is probably a leftist snowflake who has been a victim her whole life.

mrwhhjr
mrwhhjr

Please do not lump all teachers together. Many of us remain neutral on politics, teach citizenship, and personal responsibility. Also, I don't assign homework so kids can have more family time.

Dmoe63
Dmoe63

This is a pasive aggressive done by some of the teachers. The teachers are using kids to make their views. Every teacher who approved a poster to be displayed should be reprimanded.

sonnyboy43
sonnyboy43

This is an example of how children are brainwashed from 1st grade up on the globalist UN socialist agenda. Pathetic, and parents are too busy with their own problems and lives to realize what has been happening for the last 30 years or so. Parents are the major blame in this along with taxpayers who don't raise hell about what their hard earned money is being used for. A property tax revolt is long, long overdo.

Badge6290
Badge6290

This is absolute CRAP! You ask for their help with a drug sweep, then blindside them with HATE and RACISM??? I am so tired of these "teachers" who run their own agendas! Teach KINDNESS! Teach TOLERANCE! Teach ACCEPTANCE and LOVE! You owe these Officers a HUGE APOLOGY... and the Students, a REAL history lesson. Someone say, "DEEPER Background Checks" on who is teaching our children??????

bobpeel
bobpeel

To demonize all educators in this is to commit the same offense as those that encouraged this inflammatory topic. This is indoctrination of youth to hate and distrust the police.

Hcindians
Hcindians

Maybe Schools should put up posters on the inceasing number of teachers being accused, arrested and convicted of Sex Crimes against Students. Or the Physical Assaults. Lets be fair here.

walkintall
walkintall

It's interesting that a school administrator (who presumably has a Masters or Doctorate) would need to be informed in a "conversation" that calling another person "brutal" based solely on occupation might be disrespectful. Interesting.

Officer7171
Officer7171

If you truly are outraged, after this nice Thankful weekend, everyone should feel free to contact the school administration--- here's their phone and mail address:

Administration Office 12356 Walter Street, Mt. Morris, MI 48458 Ph: 810-591-8760 Fax:810-591-7469 Superintendent: Renae Galsterer Assistant Superintendent: Mickie Kujat

ImaginewsReport
ImaginewsReport

Outraged? Not quite! I am so very proud of the super and the students. The only reason YOU are outraged, sir, is because you know that they are telling the truth. I'm writing a letter of congratulations to that school. We need the truth of police brutality, police abuse under the color of authority and murder by cop to become public.

Here is a published editorial of mine. I hold a Doctorate, by the way, and am quite educated. I have taught school myself. Your faux outrage over the truth is VERY obvious, sir.

Here is a published editorial of mine. It has been printed in all 50 States and a few foreign countries.

Mqt
Mqt

I think everybody needs to call the school and complain about how offensive it was to request a “drug sweep” and have the officers subjected to racism and disrespect. If people don’t complain and bring This situation to the forefront, nothing will change in our schools and educators will continue to move forward with the same agenda. I know I will be calling the school Monday

Police-Supporter77
Police-Supporter77

ImaginewsReport is a idiot. Murder by cop or dumb suspects cant follow simple police commands.

Clay W
Clay W

Funny how people say some of the dumbest shit and think it's OK. The superintendent of the school has a fat wife that looks like a road killed skunk! But.......it's ok I said that. Because I " certainly I meant no ill will or disrespect.

RoyC
RoyC

"She then boasted of her “positive and open professional relationship” with local law enforcement."

Not any more, you moronic, facetious, self-aggrandizing twit.

tfort
tfort

Leave the classroom teaching to the teachers. I don’t want a cop’s influence in any classroom - they are to qualified to teach.

Plus, he is not much of a detective if he went off on social media without talking with the school... the posters only show part of the story.

VWells
VWells

This schools actions in regards to Police is a severe problem for Americans and I strongly disagree with the schools actions!! Schools like this should be punished by lowering funding! What in the hell is this school thinking?? Very irresponsible ‼️

Brezy58
Brezy58

needs to be fired! Certainly there was no ill intent or disrespect meant by these posters. I sincerely apologize for any message of disrespect or misinformation that was interpreted by the photos or my students' projects,” Galsterer said. “That was never the intent, and the posters have been removed so that we can study them and create adjustments in future work.” She knew exactly what she intended to do! I know it won't happen because the police for the most part, yes there are some that need to find a different job but the majority are doing there job to protect! I hope you NEVER find yourself Galsterer that you need a officer to come to your aid, but if you do I hope you find that you are one IGNORANT person for teaching the kids this BS!

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Hcindians- " Maybe Schools should put up posters on the increasing number of teachers being accused, arrested and convicted of Sex Crimes against Students. Or the Physical Assaults. Lets be fair here."

Yes HCindians and touche'. ..... and of course they won't even though the threat from a teacher may actually hit closer to home. This school is indoctrinating young minds due to some instructors political agenda. This is no accident or coincidence and the teacher should not be teaching.

Mama Dragon said: "Maybe if cops would quit killing innocent people, y'all wouldn't have that problem."

Well Mama Dragon as much as you would like to believe otherwise the stats just don't back you up. "Last year just 16 unarmed black men, out of a population of more than 20 million, were killed by the police. The year before, the number was 36. These figures are likely close to the number of black men struck by lightning in a given year, considering that happens to about 300 Americans annually and (all) black men are 7 percent of the population. And they include cases where the shooting was justified, even if the person killed was unarmed." Time for a breath mint of the truth M'aam as you have Dragon's breath.

Slowrollout
Slowrollout

This is why my kids attend a Christian School. No political agenda is taught. My kids would have stood up and walked out, they have too much respect for law enforcement. These people that want to teach their personal political views are the same people that call for the police the first chance they get and complain it took too long. Theses same politically oriented police haters need to be in a society where there are no police that care about protecting them, say the middle east like a country ruled under a monarchy or a socialist country say in South America where the people are starving. See how fast their tune changes. Just because you have the 1st Amendment, it does not give you the right to perpetuate your hate to other people's children. Your JOB is to teach, not make political personal statements and force those same beliefs on someone else's children. My children are taught to respect this country, it's flag, it's President, law enforcement, and not to take their Constitutional rights for granted. Too many kids today take everything for granted and have this false sense of entitlement.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Unfortunately many people have a misunderstanding of police procedures as they see it as police brutality. They want the police to do their job but cannot stand to see it being done. Often times it is not pretty, and that is usually the offenders fault. People just don't get it. The media is very much to blame for this mis-information.

ForestJohn
ForestJohn

Renae Galsterer, whatever her ethnicity or political leaning, should be ashamed of herself for allowing this display of prejudice. It is tantamount to showing pictures of soldiers killing the enemy in battle.

Acab
Acab

Shame on you for trying to put the school on blast. Your guillt is showing mr bacon 7171

Captain2
Captain2

Here's a thought. Never break any laws, trample on other people's rights or hurt other people and you will never have a law officer in your face. Their will be ZERO chance of police brutality if you do Right in your daily life. By the way, in everything else in life, we don't identify a group by the one or two bad apples within it's ranks. Neither do police want the rotten apples in their own ranks. Shame on this school for perpetuating fear and hatred.

LibertyOrDeath34
LibertyOrDeath34

Cops the biggest snowflakes of them all.

DulceAmor
DulceAmor

So true.

flagwaver
flagwaver

Her statement that the posters were never meant to offend is a bald face lie. They so meant to offend the visiting officers and all law enforcement with an in your face insult. I applaud Det Weber for the way he handled it and handled the hateful woman who did this..

Oldlefty56
Oldlefty56

This is what our students are being taught across the nation. What a shame. How ‘bout we close 911 centers and let these liberals solve their own problems - without LE.

Mrs10
Mrs10

Elisabeth Ann Johnson High School 8041 Neff Rd (810) 591-2370

In case anyone is interested!

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Stop crying and do your job. You'd think for the image cops love to portray, they would have slightly thicker skin.

Louise S
Louise S

Had she known the cops would take pictures of this filth and post it she would have took them down. That's what she means. Now she's crying because the school is raking righteous heat for their stupidity.

KitchenPam
KitchenPam

I believe they purposefully requested the drug sweep just so the officers could encounter the posters. It was a setup that bombed. I applaud the officer who exposed the offending artwork. Just my opinion.

textrue
textrue

Perhaps the cops can write down all their "mean teacher" stories (we all have them) and have the school post those beside the cop pictures. You know, for it to be a "learning experience for the adults and kids".

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

LOW_EST IQ said "You'd think for the image cops love to portray, they would have slightly thicker skin."

My, my what a coincidence . That's what we all think of you little boy.

ACAB-1312
ACAB-1312

Pigs are so fragile. If you don't worship the ground they stand on and call them anything but "sir" they will lose their shit. The original snowflakes.

A GeneZ boi
A GeneZ boi

@ACAB-1312 What makes you think this?

investigator
investigator

I feel bad for the children who must be very confused. For a so-called educator to instruct children to make up stories or drawings of falsehoods, is disgusting. I showed this to my granddaughter, who is a teacher and she was horrified, that children would be put in the middle of someones political agenda. However, we have to remember...this is Michigan.

Sour Kraut
Sour Kraut

The amount of racism in these comments from the pro-police position is...about what you would expect to be honest.

Remember kids, the police do not fight crime. They respond to crime with violence and prejudice..which further perpetuates crime.

BTW since I have to do your job for you Blue Lives: The best response would have been to approach police brutality as an issue; not suck off cops.

And while we're on this; go home pigs, no one wants you. Go get a job that doesn't involve yourself capitalizing on the subjugation of others(and then cry on social media when you find out people don't like you).

OkieGirl
OkieGirl

It’s time to make posters stating “teachers and child molestation” then line the halls of public places with them. I’m sure this teacher would give that her full support. Students are 100’s of times more likely to suffer abuse at the hands of a faculty member than to have even one negative interaction with law enforcement. Let’s have a conversation about THAT!