Monthly Archives: October 2009
Here at home a Chinese student was recently tazed by a Eugene police officer in his own apartment. Police investigate after Chinese student shocked with Taser. The police explain that a language barrier prevented the officer from understanding that the student was the rightful renter of the property and thus a tasing was necessary. The story has more details and there is a meeting for students on campus set up on Monday Nov 2 at the MCC from 4:30-6 with Chief Pete Kerns and Police Auditor, Mark Gissiner.
Thanks to Angry Asian Man for the news link.
Below is a very disturbing series of headlines along with a few details regarding a series of rapes perpetrated on school age girls at or near school grounds or at the hands of professional educators. These are headlines pulled from the past few weeks:
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(*If you have had a traumatic experience with sexual violence the news article reported in this post may be triggering for you.)
As an academic I have spent the last few years really trying to understand the sexist and gendered violence that takes place within U.S. public school system. I have this crazy optimistic hope that if I can paint a picture and explain the depth of this corrosive violence, there will be some in education community as well as the community at large who will respond.
Over in Frederick, Maryland the local Republican leadership has decided that now would be a good time to begin making lists of public school students who are undocumented immigrants. This is a group of students one county commissioner likes to equate with criminals; students who are, according to commissioner Jenkins, “breaking into our country.”