The problem isn’t the police; it’s the people. That’s the underlying theme of a controversial editorial that appeared in Protect San Jose earlier this week. The piece was written by attorney Terry Bowman, who represents one of the officers involved in the videotaped beating of Vietnamese student Phuong Ho this September.
Bowman begins her piece by describing an idyllic classroom. The students may not like the teacher, but they still obey and follow instructions. “The authority of the teacher must be respected.” She then compares the teacher to the SJPD. “Like any teacher in a classroom, a police officer is in charge,” she writes, leaving implied that if the police officer is the teacher, the _______ is the student.
c) chief of police
d) defense attorney
But things aren’t always so idyllic. Considering what happens in school, what should happen when someone disobeys the police?
a) They have to stand in the corner.
b) They receive a detention.
c) They have to take a note home to their parents.
d) They get beaten up and tasered.
e) All of the above.
Now for reading comprehension:
Bowman writes: “Can it really be that in the heart of Silicon Valley we expect better listening skills from our _______?”
b) middle school students
c) high schoolers
d) police department
Why does Ms. Bowman believe that citizens should be treated like children?
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