Media forgets Bill Clinton’s call for ‘COPS in School’

After Friday’s press conference by NRA Chairman Wayne LaPierre, the media and liberals alike have been quick to ridicule LaPierre’s suggestion to put armed guards in every U.S. school. Rewind back to 2000 when President Bill Clinton requested $60 million in federal dollars to fund a program called “COPS in School”.

The program would have accomplished what LaPierre has proposed, and was endorsed by Clinton on the one-year anniversary of the Columbine school shootings.

But the media has forgotten this proposal and seems to be more concerned about gun control than safe schools.

Breitbart.com reports “the media’s going overboard, mocking it as bizarre, crazy, and out of touch”.

Clinton also unveiled the $60-million fifth round of funding for “COPS in School,” a Justice Department program that helps pay the costs of placing police officers in schools to help make them safer for students and teachers. The money will be used to provide 452 officers in schools in more than 220 communities.

“Already, it has placed 2,200 officers in more than 1,000 communities across our nation, where they are heightening school safety as well as coaching sports and acting as mentors and mediators for kids in need,” Clinton said.

The audio of President Clinton’s remarks are here:

 

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Cheryl Carpenter Klimek has been a political consultant handling public affairs and PAC management for nearly 20 years. Cheryl can be reached by email at Cheryl@bizpacreview.com & on Twitter @CherylBPR

  • KodysGrandma

    If it is a Conservative proposal it is immediately written off by the leftist media and other assorted liberals

  • BOB

    FUCK CLINTON AND THE MEDIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ALL SPINELESS MORONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lola

    How exactly is this hypocrisy? That program is used to deter crime and violence in mostly urban high schools, not posting guards outside kindergarten. Something needs to change.

  • Big Sky

    It's media hypocrisy. It's one thing to call Wayne Lapierre a "wing nut" and decry his plan as "laughable" but it's another thing to hail Clinton's as some sort of achievement. Both plans are one in the same.

  • Juan

    hi my name is juan, how about you guys