Several weeks earlier students had begun organizing a protest campaign planning to shout the word freedom and wear shirts with the same word written across the front at the upcoming rally. This protest was to support a classmate who had been suspended, arrested and put on trial in town court for possession of a small amount of marijuana.
Minutes before the rally, Principal Dave Swinson took the entire 8th grade class aside and threatened them by saying that anyone who said free, freedom, Free Paul, or Rasta or wore the t-shirts with freedom written across the front, would be removed from the rally, suspended and face “further consequences.” Not to be defeated, the students wore the shirts anyway. They also planned a surprise for the rally…
As each class was introduced there was yelling and screaming, each class trying to out-shout the other. When it came time for the 8th Grade, the Principal made the introduction, everyone awaited the loudest screams of all and…TOTAL SILENCE! With their “silent freedom scream” these adult-minded children showed their childish adult supervisors the failure of Prohibition, the power of protest and the meaning of Freedom. A week and a half later, on March 15th, units of the Webster police and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office entered Spry Middle School, a “gun-free zone,” heavily armed with batons, tasers, and loaded handguns. There had been no 9-1-1 call. There had been no complaint. Students were held hostage, forced to remain in one place for almost an hour. Three German Shepherd police dogs were circulated through the hallways, barking aggressively and scaring the children in the classrooms, according to eyewitnesses. Several students were taken away for interrogation and were hand-searched by adults not related to them…nothing was found and no arrests were made.
In a follow-up email, Principal Swinson told parents of the traumatized children: “The drill went very well, as we expected.”
New! The following is an open letter from Eric Hughes, exclusive Reporter of the Spry Middle School situation to further explain why there was no corporate media coverage or confession from the criminally liable police and school administrators:
“If you are familiar with local corruption you will understand the media blackout on this matter. First, should principle Swinson admit anything there will be a massive First Amendment lawsuit, so nobody at the school is talking. Second, most media, attorneys and school administrators, as well as the pension funds of police departments and judges are HEAVILY invested in the companies and corporations that build and supply the prison industry. Also keep in mind a judges pension directly increases with every case brought before his court. The media stations, WROC, WHEC, WHAM, D&C etc. are no longer locally owned, but have been purchased by: THE SAME MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS THAT BUILD THE PRISONS!!! What a surprise. So we have almost everyone involved making lots of money by violating peoples freedom. Don’t forget the Emily Good case (Rochester woman arrested for filming police corruption from her front yard in her pajamas). Absolutely zero local coverage until a YouTube video was posted and the whole thing went viral. At her hearing (I was there personally) not one single reporter there (WHEC, WROC, WOKR, WHAM, YNN, D&C) would ask if she was pursuing a First Amendment lawsuit, only asking the violated girl what SHE WAS GOING TO DO TO REPAIR COMMUNITY RELATIONS WITH POLICE! Can you believe that one? Fortunately I asked, she answered yes and WHAM reported it on radio. So with money flowing from the people into the corrupt system, administrators criminally liable for the speech ban and parents too scared to confront the situation it comes as little surprise there is a deafening silence regarding Spry. My source was one brave student going to her parents (close friends of mine) immediately after each incident (speech ban, silent freedom scream, and police lockdown). Descriptions were detailed, honest, and accurate with both parents and daughter involved in my interviews and conversations. The situation desperately needs exposure through alternative media like us. Thanks for taking interest and let me reassure you the entire matter is true. Spread the article as much as possible. It appears the pressure from the over 10,000 people who viewed this article in 8 weeks of posting has stopped the yearly police sweep and random lock-downs. A significant victory. Keep in touch. -Eric”
BE SURE TO VISIT : ANTINEWWORLDORDERPARTY.COM
BUY A SHIRT AND SPREAD THE MESSAGE !! ONLY $ 26 !!
LARGE MEDIUM SMALL
LARGE MEDIUM SMALL
WHITE / TAN / BLUE / GREEN
- Freedom Of Speech Under Attack (outsidethebeltway.com)
- Freedom of Speech at School: Tinker v. Des Moines (blogs.lawyers.com)
- Mrs. Lalik’s 8th grade U.S. History (ireport.cnn.com)
- France to Ban Homework. Really. (amren.com)