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A drug sweep Wednesday morning at a South Carolina school has some parents and students questioning police tactics. Surveillance video from Stratford High School in Goose Creek shows 14 officers, some with guns drawn, ordering students to lie on the ground as police searched for marijuana. Students who didn't comply with the orders quickly enough were reportedly handcuffed. The school's principal defended the dramatic sweep...
Police didn't find any criminals in the armed sweep, but they say K-9 dogs smelled drugs on a dozen backpacks. Goose Creek police and school administrators defend the draconian measures as necessary for crime prevention.
The parents of some students who were subjected to the sweep disagree...
...The paper quoted Lt. Dave Aarons of the Goose Creek Police Department as saying that the suspected drug dealers appeared to be knowledgeable about where the school surveillance cameras were...
..."They know where the cameras are. If they stand directly under them, the camera's don't look directly down,'' Aarons told the paper.
Originally posted by david mogen
The whole thing seemed a bit showboat-esque. They HAD to have known they were gonna be on camera. It was a propaganda move, for someone's benefit, no doubt. Chief was in-line for a new gig up the ladder or something.
They may be cops, but they're not stupid.
Originally posted by Ingolstadt
I saw a page a while back, but lost the link, of a sequence of photos with the military man. It begins with the photo in the original post, but then shows him running over and sort tackling and restraining a student.
Anyone seen this page before?
The photos seem to come from the surveillance tapes, I was wondering if anyone has seen a link to the full surveillance tape.