According to an article in the Daily News, the Obama administration is now considering a suggestion from Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) to fund a program that will pay for a police presence in public schools:
The Obama administration is pondering a program to fund a police presence in public schools as part of its anti-gun violence package, The Washington Post reported Friday.
The possibility was raised by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) in a meeting with Vice President Joe Biden — and she said that he appeared receptive to the suggestion.
“If a school district wants to have a community policing presence, I think it’s important that they have it,” Boxer told the Post.
“If they want uniformed officers, they can do it. If they want plainclothed officers, they can do it.”
Biden — who is meeting Friday with members of the video game industry — is due to present his recommendations on gun control to President Obama on Tuesday.
A White House spokesman told the Post that it was unclear if the Boxer proposal was part of Biden’s planned presentation.
What does this mean? Nothing..
The article in the Daily News is saying nothing more than they are considering a suggestion, it doesn’t mean they are going to actually act on that suggestion.
Based upon the negative progressive response to this exact suggestion when it was made by the NRA, I would expect that this concept will not see the light of day.