Elementary School Hangs Posters In Classes Calling Police 'Predators'

The school is looking into criminal charges against a person who took the posters down.

Eugene, OR – Posters that called police“predators" were hanging on the walls and inside the classrooms of a public elementary school

Now the school wants to criminally charge the person who took them down.

The school district barred the person it thinks removed them and is talking with police about their unlawful removal, according to KLCC radio. 4-J District Superintendent Gustavo Balderas said removing the anti-police posters could be considered vandalism.

The posters hung on the walls of River Road /El Camino del Rio Elementary and read, “IMMIGRANTS WELCOME” in all capitals bold print. Underneath was listed statements including, “It doesn’t keep out predators; It gives them badges and guns.”

KLCC reported that school officials said they think a contractor took them off the wall during winter break.

That contractor shared photos of the posters on Facebook and many commenters accused the school of student indoctrination. KLCC reported that the contractor was barred from the school. The contractor removed the post from Facebook.

“It wasn’t the 'IMMIGRANTS WELCOME', it was what was below that, that spoke about the border wall and that was where it gets a bit tricky with the politics of it all,” Balderas said.

Balderas said some teachers have removed the original posters and the district is discussing its policies with educators.

“As of right now, we welcome any immigrant posters that are up anywhere across the district,” Balderas said. “It’s making sure that again we use language that does not politicize this statement.”

KLCC is the National Public Radio outlet for Oregonians. The KLCC article didn’t mention that the poster called police “predators.” Instead, the headline read, “In Eugene School, Controversy Over Torn Down Posters Welcoming Immigrants.”

The posters also made statements such as, “The border is not a wall – it’s a system of control” as well as “There is only one world, and the border is tearing it apart.”

The posters appear to have originated from crimethinc.com, which lists its mailing address in Oregon. That website describes itself as “a rebel alliance” and “is an international network of aspiring revolutionaries extending from Kansas to Kuala Lumpur.”

Do you trust your children's school not to hang anti-police propaganda? We'd like to hear from you. Please let us know in the comments.

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konayoda
konayoda

Sorry to say, but the Border Patrol started the war when they deemed it acceptable to endanger / take human lives. Blue lives stop mattering when human lives stop mattering.
Why isn't the following article on this Blue Lives Matter website, it's about the CBP?
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/1/19/1734204/-Border-Patrol-agents-are-destroying-lifesaving-jugs-of-water-left-for-migrants-in-the-desert

Draco938
Draco938

Ok did i hear this right ..they have posters in a school saying police are predators..and bad ..but want to have the police arrest the ones who tore down signs...wtf...this makes a lots of since. ..wiw

sturnman22
sturnman22

they are not immigrants - they are illegal aliens who broke the law with their unlawful entry and continue to break it every day they are here. CBP has no legal requirement to aid them during their illegal acts.

Bigyoda20
Bigyoda20

Those posters should not have been up in a public school the first place.

cayman2020
cayman2020

These people are not fit to educate children from background! These are children not political puppets.

LEO0301
LEO0301

It's illegal to enter our country by sneaking across the border. If you don't want to die because you're dehydrated I suggest coming here the right way. You're blaming law enforcement for people dying because they broke the law and put themselves in danger. Your comment is an example of what is wrong with todays world - No one wants to take responsibility for their own actions.

RunCop
RunCop

Stupid liberal pukes!

LEO0301
LEO0301

The west coast of this country has become an embarrassment.

RunCop
RunCop

Eugene OR......liberal puke scum at its finest!

Jsmoe
Jsmoe

I would lose my mind if I lived in a liberal state like that.

konayoda
konayoda

To all those who replied to my post about the border patrol destroying water, and endangering lives.
One: When they cracked down on illegal aliens in Georgia, crops rotted, because nobody wants to perform much of the labor that Mexicans do, which means food prices rise for everyone. Why aren't the racists who blame Mexicans for taking jobs, harvesting our food?!
Two: When you talk about coming here "legally", prior to 1924 with the passage of the National Origins Act, "legally" meant signing your name (whatever you chose it to be) and taking a very brief physical. So, what your ancestors did to get here should be the same for anyone. Otherwise, we should make every citizen who isn't NATIVE AMERICAN, and the rightful rulers of this land, to go through the current process to remain citizens, starting with a civics test that most racists are too ignorant to pass. If the "laws" were the same as pre-1924, people wouldn't risk their lives and a year's income trusting coyotes to get them here.
Three: DMiller, if you were shot at, it wasn't by an immigrant, but by a coyote. Coyotes and corridors without bathrooms only exist because of racist immigration laws. Take us back to pre-1924 immigration "laws", and your problem would disappear.
Then imagine as you're making out the huge check for a CHANCE at citizenship, that the president falsely accused your race of being murderers and rapists, even though the statistics prove that your race committed far fewer violent crimes than the ruling race of the country, and the most populous city of your race (e.g. El Paso - 80% Hispanic) has been ranked as the safest city in the U.S., population over 500,000, for years. Also imagine that 30% of the citizens of that country fight to remain ignorant, and continue believing all the garbage they are fed, without question.

CelticTiger
CelticTiger

30 years in Cali left 03 when they fired the top best teachers k to 12...sadly love Cali but can't fix stupid which has taken over the CA government...

BLMinSC
BLMinSC
konayoda
konayoda said: To all those who replied to my post about the border patrol destroying water, and endangering lives. One: When they cracked down on illegal aliens in Georgia, crops rotted, because nobody wants to perform much of the labor that Mexicans do, which means food prices rise for everyone. Why aren't the racists who blame Mexicans for taking jobs, harvesting our food?! Two: When you talk about coming here "legally", prior to 1924 with the passage of the National Origins Act, "legally" meant signing your name (whatever you chose it to be) and taking a very brief physical. So, what your ancestors did to get here should be the same for anyone. Otherwise, we should make every citizen who isn't NATIVE AMERICAN, and the rightful rulers of this land, to go through the current process to remain citizens, starting with a civics test that most racists are too ignorant to pass. If the "laws" were the same as pre-1924, people wouldn't risk their lives and a year's income trusting coyotes to get them here. Three: DMiller, if you were shot at, it wasn't by an immigrant, but by a coyote. Coyotes and corridors without bathrooms only exist because of racist immigration laws. Take us back to pre-1924 immigration "laws", and your problem would disappear. Then imagine as you're making out the huge check for a CHANCE at citizenship, that the president falsely accused your race of being murderers and rapists, even though the statistics prove that your race committed far fewer violent crimes than the ruling race of the country, and the most populous city of your race (e.g. El Paso - 80% Hispanic) has been ranked as the safest city in the U.S., population over 500,000, for years. Also imagine that 30% of the citizens of that country fight to remain ignorant, and continue believing all the garbage they are fed, without question.

You are obviously an uneducated person and have no pride in America. Maybe tour family got here very late in American history? Now we’re at a point that as a great Sovereign Nation, we can decide we want Meeit Based immigration. It is not up to you to cry about. We aren’t the world’s welfare program.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@BLMinSC but we were when your ancestors got here. Others should have that shot as well.

RPG156
RPG156

I'm willing to contribute to the legal fund of anyone that takes down those posters and to the legal fund to sue the school district for psychological damage to the children that go their for education, not indoctrination.

Jochaum
Jochaum
konayoda
konayoda said: To all those who replied to my post about the border patrol destroying water, and endangering lives. One: When they cracked down on illegal aliens in Georgia, crops rotted, because nobody wants to perform much of the labor that Mexicans do, which means food prices rise for everyone. Why aren't the racists who blame Mexicans for taking jobs, harvesting our food?! Two: When you talk about coming here "legally", prior to 1924 with the passage of the National Origins Act, "legally" meant signing your name (whatever you chose it to be) and taking a very brief physical. So, what your ancestors did to get here should be the same for anyone. Otherwise, we should make every citizen who isn't NATIVE AMERICAN, and the rightful rulers of this land, to go through the current process to remain citizens, starting with a civics test that most racists are too ignorant to pass. If the "laws" were the same as pre-1924, people wouldn't risk their lives and a year's income trusting coyotes to get them here. Three: DMiller, if you were shot at, it wasn't by an immigrant, but by a coyote. Coyotes and corridors without bathrooms only exist because of racist immigration laws. Take us back to pre-1924 immigration "laws", and your problem would disappear. Then imagine as you're making out the huge check for a CHANCE at citizenship, that the president falsely accused your race of being murderers and rapists, even though the statistics prove that your race committed far fewer violent crimes than the ruling race of the country, and the most populous city of your race (e.g. El Paso - 80% Hispanic) has been ranked as the safest city in the U.S., population over 500,000, for years. Also imagine that 30% of the citizens of that country fight to remain ignorant, and continue believing all the garbage they are fed, without question.

One : That's a result of people not wanting to work. I can guarantee you that there are thousands of people who are willing to come here LEGALLY to do that work.
Two : It's irrelevant what the law was before 1924. Because it's 2018 now. The law changed for a reason.
Your idea of everyone taking a test has merit, but you ruined it with your comment about Native Americans being the "rightful rulers of this land". No, they aren't. They lost a war of conquest, just like hundreds of other cultures throughout history.
Three : Not true at all. Changing immigration laws won't affect smuggling, which most of the 'coyotes' are engaged in, alongside their human smuggling.

The interesting thing about your remark on crime statistics is that, while there IS a difference, it's not that high of one. Certainly not "far fewer".

DocRyder
DocRyder
konayoda
konayoda said: To all those who replied to my post about the border patrol destroying water, and endangering lives. One: When they cracked down on illegal aliens in Georgia, crops rotted, because nobody wants to perform much of the labor that Mexicans do, which means food prices rise for everyone. Why aren't the racists who blame Mexicans for taking jobs, harvesting our food?! Two: When you talk about coming here "legally", prior to 1924 with the passage of the National Origins Act, "legally" meant signing your name (whatever you chose it to be) and taking a very brief physical. So, what your ancestors did to get here should be the same for anyone. Otherwise, we should make every citizen who isn't NATIVE AMERICAN, and the rightful rulers of this land, to go through the current process to remain citizens, starting with a civics test that most racists are too ignorant to pass. If the "laws" were the same as pre-1924, people wouldn't risk their lives and a year's income trusting coyotes to get them here. Three: DMiller, if you were shot at, it wasn't by an immigrant, but by a coyote. Coyotes and corridors without bathrooms only exist because of racist immigration laws. Take us back to pre-1924 immigration "laws", and your problem would disappear. Then imagine as you're making out the huge check for a CHANCE at citizenship, that the president falsely accused your race of being murderers and rapists, even though the statistics prove that your race committed far fewer violent crimes than the ruling race of the country, and the most populous city of your race (e.g. El Paso - 80% Hispanic) has been ranked as the safest city in the U.S., population over 500,000, for years. Also imagine that 30% of the citizens of that country fight to remain ignorant, and continue believing all the garbage they are fed, without question.

What a crock. You can't really believe that nonsense...

Boatguy1972
Boatguy1972
konayoda
konayoda said: To all those who replied to my post about the border patrol destroying water, and endangering lives. One: When they cracked down on illegal aliens in Georgia, crops rotted, because nobody wants to perform much of the labor that Mexicans do, which means food prices rise for everyone. Why aren't the racists who blame Mexicans for taking jobs, harvesting our food?! Two: When you talk about coming here "legally", prior to 1924 with the passage of the National Origins Act, "legally" meant signing your name (whatever you chose it to be) and taking a very brief physical. So, what your ancestors did to get here should be the same for anyone. Otherwise, we should make every citizen who isn't NATIVE AMERICAN, and the rightful rulers of this land, to go through the current process to remain citizens, starting with a civics test that most racists are too ignorant to pass. If the "laws" were the same as pre-1924, people wouldn't risk their lives and a year's income trusting coyotes to get them here. Three: DMiller, if you were shot at, it wasn't by an immigrant, but by a coyote. Coyotes and corridors without bathrooms only exist because of racist immigration laws. Take us back to pre-1924 immigration "laws", and your problem would disappear. Then imagine as you're making out the huge check for a CHANCE at citizenship, that the president falsely accused your race of being murderers and rapists, even though the statistics prove that your race committed far fewer violent crimes than the ruling race of the country, and the most populous city of your race (e.g. El Paso - 80% Hispanic) has been ranked as the safest city in the U.S., population over 500,000, for years. Also imagine that 30% of the citizens of that country fight to remain ignorant, and continue believing all the garbage they are fed, without question.

So, your ideal immigration policy would be to let everyone in that wants to come here, or are you singling out just the Mexicans?

No. 26-39
Heezels
Heezels

Well, yeah. You have to do that because any aide incentives the action. And no, the border patrol did not "start the war." They're not endangering human lives either. People who run the risk of trying to cross the border understand it as a risk. What you're essentially saying is that, because border patrol doesn't welcome illegal immigrants with open arms, they are some how complicit in the death of these people. Which is a false assumption. It would be equally as facetious to say that people who cross the border are complicit in their own suicide.

konayoda
konayoda

BLMinSC: Your intuition is abominable if you think that I'm uneducated. A simple google search of everything I posted would verify every word, of course you'll avoid researching anything that will contradict your chosen ignorance.
Jockaum: Google "georgia crops rotted" and you'll see that there wasn't anyone jumping to take immigrant's places to harvest. Same with California and Arizona.
The law changed because of racism, pure and simple. Racism. The belief that the circumstances of someone's birth (sex, skin color, community religion etc) has anything to do with who that person becomes. Often by people who have made a choice to call someone inferior for those reasons, do to their own pathetic culture, upbringing, and moral values.
Most Native Americans helped those who arrived from england, until those whom they had helped started a war against their hosts. If you feel that's morally right, then invite me to dinner, and after you've fed me, I'll shoot you.
If the immigration laws were reverted back to 1924 (actually 1921, but I couldn't edit), there would be no smuggling, because anyone could drive to the border, sign their name, take a physical, and enter the country. What would a smuggler have to offer? How much alcohol is smuggled in to the U.S.. Not much, because it can easily enter legally.
As for crime statistics, it's obvious that you haven't done any research. fbi.gov has tons of statistics. Chances are you've been fed statistics on hispanic "arrests" , most of which are immigration violations, not a crime against any other person.
DocRyder: Do you always call information non-sense, when you obviously hadn't performed a single google search regarding those facts? Google, Try it, you may learn something.
Boatguy1972: Our politicians and corporations are far more evil and corrupt than 95% of immigrants. Mexicans have a culture of family and hard work. Almost anyone who has performed manual labor with them will tell you that most of them will work circles around any white guy. If their labor makes my consumer goods cheaper, why not? And as far as jobs go, not only do U.S. born citizens never jump in to fill the void left by immigrants, Machines are what take the majority of jobs. A farm used to require a family an entire season to harvest. Now 1 machine does it in a day. Any employer who doesn't replace employees with available machines is put out of business by their competition that does.
Heezels: Should the penalty for every crime be death? How about drunk driving, shall we execute anyone arrested for DUI? Immigrants aren't a danger to the lives of those around them, but a drunk driver is. How about texting. As many deaths are being caused by texting as DUI now, shall we justify the death of everyone texting behind the wheel? You seem to feel that someone with the same initiative that your ancestors had, to provide a better life for their family (under different immigration laws) should earn them a death sentence?

Heezels
Heezels

"Heezels: Should the penalty for every crime be death? How about drunk driving, shall we execute anyone arrested for DUI? Immigrants aren't a danger to the lives of those around them, but a drunk driver is. How about texting. As many deaths are being caused by texting as DUI now, shall we justify the death of everyone texting behind the wheel? You seem to feel that someone with the same initiative that your ancestors had, to provide a better life for their family (under different immigration laws) should earn them a death sentence?"

Actually no. You're putting words in my comments. It's actively not a death penalty to eliminate water jugs in the desert. For one, those are placed there at random, so there's no guarantee that people crossing the border would even reach them. Secondly, It is the job of border patrol to eliminate incentives for people to cross the border. They're not there to make it easier for them to break the law either.

You keep bringing up this point that it's a death sentence. Most people crossing the border also bring with them water and food for the journey. The water jugs in the desert at this point are more of a convenience than they are a necessity. You're making that assumption.

Now, back to your comparison that they had "the same initiative that my ancestors had." No, they don't. My ancestors were brutes, just like the ancestors of every single race of people on this planet. If they had the same initiative of my ancestors they would be attacking border patrol, and I would hope for their quick end for doing so.

I will also like to add, that is is not a better life. I've worked with children in DACA programs on a border state. They live a life of paranoia and subservience to whatever employer utilizes their vulnerable status to hold over their heads. Illegal immigration is only making the problem worse. It's creating a scenario where border towns in Mexico are becoming highly transient with different people from different nations in South America. Crime has risen to the point of being unstable, and they towns that once had a centralized government have descended into chaos. A part of that is the US's doing, in that they've been deporting people en masse, but with limited reach for a long time. But MOST of it is on the part of the people who are crossing illegally. They're risking life and limb for a dream that will always bout just out of reach. It's no way for them to live, and the best thing for them is to just stop trying to come here. They'll only be used and abused by people that will gladly pay less for more work. and then they'll be sent back when the company wants to trade in for a better model. I don't know how anyone who considers themselves compassionate, would ever condone the system of slavery that is now in place for illegal immigrants to be taken advantage of. But yeah, dopes like you will blame the men and women in border patrol because they kicked a few water jugs. Meanwhile, your nice avocado spread at the weakly revolution meet and greet was brought to you by the very slaves you wish to keep in prisoned for your own convenience.

Once a democrat... always a democrat.

konayoda
konayoda

Heezels: Your incorrect assumptions knows no bounds. Just because I don't believe that circumstances of birth should have any effect on what a person becomes, doesn't mean that I believe the democrats aren't as corrupt as the republicans. Maybe just a bit less evil, as they don't consider death to "minority races" to be any more acceptable than to the white race. I personally am a member of the human race, to which I wish racists of all national origins would evolve to.
The obvious purpose of eliminating water for those walking across a desert is threatening death. Otherwise why do it? Let's do a little math. The typical trek into the U.S. is about 50 miles, in the most inhospitable regions of Arizona and New Mexico, due to border patrols in most of the easy places to cross. Average walking speed 4 MPH. so that's at least 10 hour minimum. During an average hike, a hiker loses two liters of water (1/2 gal). 1 gallon of water weighs 8 lbs. So, you're telling me that you could carry 5 gallons of water with you on a 50 mile trek?
As for DACA, with as bad as you try to make it sound, apparently it's still an appealing option to living in the squallar of Mexico. If I, as an American, can go unimpeded into Mexico, tell me one good reason why they shouldn't be able to do the same into the U.S.? Because their government and economy happen to be worse than ours? I hope that's not the best you can come up with.
That dream that is just out of reach seems to have been achieved by millions of Mexicans who are living here illegally. I've interacted with quite a few Hispanics that don't speak English, and there isn't anything unappealing about them. I am certain that they are living a higher standard in the cities here, than they would anywhere in Mexico.
Let's put you in their shoes for a minute. Imagine that whatever U.S. state that you were born in had some environmental disaster when you were very young, and the federal government decided, in the country's best interest, to quarantine your state. No federal funds, no imports or exports. Your state's economy was on its own. Everything in your state deteriorated, with nothing but your states own limited resources. Scientists in your state have proven that the disaster was short lived, and no longer a threat to the rest of the country. But paranoia and propaganda has persuaded the federal government to maintain the unnecessary quarantine. You're a smart guy, you hate living in a crime infested slum, without electricity, clean water, and all the things that you've heard the surrounding states have, and remember as a child. You have a family, and they are at risk of water born disease, and all the other hazards of a totally collapsed infrastructure. Would you look into your new born baby's eyes, shrug your shoulders, and let your family live in squalor, when the promise of a much better life that you had as a child, is just across that small river? Simply because the neighboring state said "sorry, you were born in that quarantined state, you'll just have to suffer and die there?
Circumstances of birth should not determine what a person is allowed to become.

Heezels
Heezels
konayoda
konayoda said: Heezels: Your incorrect assumptions knows no bounds. Just because I don't believe that circumstances of birth should have any effect on what a person becomes, doesn't mean that I believe the democrats aren't as corrupt as the republicans. Maybe just a bit less evil, as they don't consider death to "minority races" to be any more acceptable than to the white race. I personally am a member of the human race, to which I wish racists of all national origins would evolve to. The obvious purpose of eliminating water for those walking across a desert is threatening death. Otherwise why do it? Let's do a little math. The typical trek into the U.S. is about 50 miles, in the most inhospitable regions of Arizona and New Mexico, due to border patrols in most of the easy places to cross. Average walking speed 4 MPH. so that's at least 10 hour minimum. During an average hike, a hiker loses two liters of water (1/2 gal). 1 gallon of water weighs 8 lbs. So, you're telling me that you could carry 5 gallons of water with you on a 50 mile trek? As for DACA, with as bad as you try to make it sound, apparently it's still an appealing option to living in the squallar of Mexico. If I, as an American, can go unimpeded into Mexico, tell me one good reason why they shouldn't be able to do the same into the U.S.? Because their government and economy happen to be worse than ours? I hope that's not the best you can come up with. That dream that is just out of reach seems to have been achieved by millions of Mexicans who are living here illegally. I've interacted with quite a few Hispanics that don't speak English, and there isn't anything unappealing about them. I am certain that they are living a higher standard in the cities here, than they would anywhere in Mexico. Let's put you in their shoes for a minute. Imagine that whatever U.S. state that you were born in had some environmental disaster when you were very young, and the federal government decided, in the country's best interest, to quarantine your state. No federal funds, no imports or exports. Your state's economy was on its own. Everything in your state deteriorated, with nothing but your states own limited resources. Scientists in your state have proven that the disaster was short lived, and no longer a threat to the rest of the country. But paranoia and propaganda has persuaded the federal government to maintain the unnecessary quarantine. You're a smart guy, you hate living in a crime infested slum, without electricity, clean water, and all the things that you've heard the surrounding states have, and remember as a child. You have a family, and they are at risk of water born disease, and all the other hazards of a totally collapsed infrastructure. Would you look into your new born baby's eyes, shrug your shoulders, and let your family live in squalor, when the promise of a much better life that you had as a child, is just across that small river? Simply because the neighboring state said "sorry, you were born in that quarantined state, you'll just have to suffer and die there? Circumstances of birth should not determine what a person is allowed to become.

Look man, you're wrapped up in ideological bias and i don't wish to spend an hour on here to tell you why you're wrong.

At this point, you just want to see evil where evil doesn't exist. I'm sorry, but there's nothing I can tell you that will make you feel better. You're ideas are stupid. They won't help the people you're trying to help, and they won't be of any use to the American public.

The trek from Mexico to the US has always been dangerous. That danger is what helps deter people form coming over. If US citizens died illegally trying to cross the border into Canada, freezing in the water, or freezing on a mountain pass, then yeah... their own damn fault. But to say that oh these jugs of water that were placed in the middle of this expansive desert that someone may or may not find is a critical lifeline is idiotic. Hell, by the time anybody reaches the water there is the possibility that the heat would have cooked up a deathly soup of bacteria for them. So they would end up dying a long painful death of dysentery.

Here's the deal. you're not going to convince me that those border patrol agents did anything necessarily evil. And I'm not going to convince you of your broader point. This is where it stands.

You're wrong, and you know it.