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."

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PoorDiddumsPopo
PoorDiddumsPopo

Oh boohoo, poor snowflake filth. ACAB, 1312.

Scattered
Scattered

He is right and I think it was left there intensionally. Children's posters my ass. This nation is racially divided only this time it was an asshat black President that started it and now its black folks that are prejudiced towards whites.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Poochie67 said "Every time you turn on the news there is another case of police brutality on it. "

There may be many unsubstantiated accusations of police brutality but they are rarely proven as having validity. So, 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." This is teaching nothing but how to be a victim and use a victim mentality. Doubt what I write? Just Google for yourself.

Psychoscot
Psychoscot

I was totally unaware that "victimstance" was a component of the curriculum of our Public Schools

JackDin
JackDin

Pretty funny that a grown man crying about children's posters should want to end the "lies and victimhood." Haw haw.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

This sure is a popular thread!

Slightly
Slightly

There is no such thing as Blue lives. You can take off that uniform and no one knows. People of color and Trans people of color don't have that option, and they are harassed, beaten and killed while the police suffer no punishment whatsoever, in fact, most get paid vacation. The amendments that the young people are studying are the ones that have the highest chance of affecting them directly. No agenda, just the knowledge that this is the nation we live in now. a police state where the police get to make up blue lives, and act the victim.

Ben Keller
Ben Keller

Uh Oh.. guilty conscience detective?

Poochie67
Poochie67

Why are some of you so mad? This is the America we are living in today. Some of these kids are probably living with or know someone that was affected by police brutality. Every time you turn on the news there is another case of police brutality on it. The kids was asked to do an assignment. They did it. The police only got their feelings hurt. But people are actually losing there life because of police brutality. This is the new America. Before you say, (don't call the police), I am actually scared to call the police for help.

JuJu2u2
JuJu2u2

So why no other rights except the police brutality? I call BS

Gram 247
Gram 247

I hope this teacher never needs the police! She should have NOT focused on her own private agenda.

Gram 247
Gram 247

I hope that if there is ever a need for the police to respond to that school, the cops forget the address. The the nasty, irresponsible school administrators handle their own problems! Disgraceful! Instead of focusing on the good that the police, this teacher chose to further the agenda of the left! I wouldn’t want my kids in this school!

bw2
bw2

awwwwwww.... did the little officers get their feelings hurt?

so sensitive to the fact that people are waking up, not believing the copaganda anymore, and realizing how we actually don't need police in our communities, our society or our country anymore.... ... and NO, I NEVER call the cops... I can do my own dirty work, thank you very much.

Sugaree1956
Sugaree1956

@Heatherhall This is a serious thing. Those children are being taught wrong. It goes way beyond criticism. I believe bringing up the sexual issues with Teachers was a perfect way to show them, things like that as well as brutality is more the exception and not the rule.

JtreeMdx
JtreeMdx

What a moronic thing to say. You are a disgrace.

Combokid
Combokid

Why is anybody surprised? The Schools have been indoctrinating students since the sixties, and we are now paying the price for ignoring all the PC crap. The Schools are responsible for about 90% of the garbage going on in America today.

Heatherhall
Heatherhall

What a bunch of sensitive ass officers. Sounds like the whole force should be replaced with officer who can handle criticism from children😂😂

JBo
JBo

The First Amendment has never given anyone the right to say whatever they want, whenever they want and wherever they want. Free speech is limited in all government entities such as the military (no unabridged free speech there), law enforcement (no unabridged free speech there) and just about all others. There's also restricted speech in businesses, organizations and so on. For example, if I own a business and you are an employee, you do not have a right stand in my business and curse me. The same applies if I run a government entity such as a mayor does or the head of the local water board. Facts of life. The options are order or anarchy.

jbander
jbander

I'm not impressed by solving this problem of perspective by attacking their 1st amendments rights. In most of these cases you reap what you hoe. Should the fact that there is a weekly news article about cops shooting someone with little justification as far as the story goes and the fact that across the board , they can notch their gun without any repercussions, not be responded to. These police better clean up their act or this will get worse. No excuses, actions and they have to admit to there side of this disgrace.

Mama Dragon
Mama Dragon

Maybe if cops would quit killing innocent people, y'all wouldn't have that problem.

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Jacmicray
Jacmicray

This cop needs a leave of absence so he can seek therapy. He's way too sensitive and paranoid to be in law Enforcement in any capacity. He's the reason there are so many crooked, violent cops because he's to busy worshipping the Job/Badge instead of performing the duties of that Job. Anybody this easily offended is clearly unstable and should never be allowed to carry a gun.

JBo
JBo

Lotta experts here that have never walked a beat, been married a cop, have a cop as a parent or otherwise contributed anything useful to society. Experts.

Ericanae86
Ericanae86

Seeing projects about police brutality shouldn't offend any officer that doesn't commit acts of police brutality. They should know plainly that the projects aren't referring to them so they should be able to keep it moving. I work with people with disabilities. I don't get offended by folks when they talk about some support staff doing things they shouldn't; I know that I'm not included in that group, so I don't have to get up in arms. I can acknowledge that not everyone in my profession does things appropriately, and I will stand up and say so. Why can't this officer do the same?

Shin
Shin

The police complained, the posters got removed from a public school. That is a violation of the first. The police are limiting free speech.

JuJu2u2
JuJu2u2

In looking at that wall, do any of you feel that this teacher has adequately prepared her students for college?