Friday, June 23, 2017

What They Are Going to Teach Kids in New Jersey

The New Jersey state Assembly on Thursday passed a bill that would require schools to teach children how to interact with police "in a manner marked by mutual cooperation and respect," reports NBC News.

Assembly bill A1114 passed in the Assembly 76-0, according to the New Jersey State Legislature’s Office of Legislative Services. It must still be passed by the Senate, the office said.

The bill mandates that school districts start teaching kids how to talk to law enforcement officers starting in kindergarten, and would continue instruction all the way through grade 12 as part of the social studies curriculum. If it become law, the program would begin in the state's schools starting in 2018.

But Adam Dick, of the Ron Paul Institute, has better advice:
The kids should watch law professor James Duane explain why he will never talk to police.
Of course, adults should watch this also.



  1. Respect is earned not just by putting on a government costume. The best thing to do is keep your mouth shut.

  2. Philando Castile did treat the officer who pulled him over with respect and got shot to death anyway.

  3. It will probably be like traffic school where they intentionally misinform people about their rights. Hint: if you're in a state where field sobriety tests can be declined without penalty the instructor probably won't like someone in the class mentioning it when they get to the drunk driving portion.