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Drivers Ed

I don’t know about this. I am talking about the Dean’s proposal on teaching kids how to act when stopped by a police officer.

Commentary tweeted this when I saw it yesterday:

Marc Campos ‏@MarcCommentary 17h17 hours ago

Marc Campos Retweeted Ericka Mellon

Just make it part of Drivers Ed.

Ericka MellonVerified account ‏@e_mellon 20h20 hours ago

Texas lawmaker wants schools to teach kids proper actions in police stops: http://www.chron.com/news/politics/texas/article/Law-eyed-to-educate-kinds-on-proper-actions-in-9443466.php?cmpid=twitter-desktop … via @houstonchron

Here is from the Chron:

Texas ninth-graders would be taught how to properly interact with police when they are stopped for traffic violations or if they are detained under a proposal announced Thursday by an influential state senator.

The announcement is the first of what is expected to be numerous bills be filed for the legislative session that begins in January to address citizen-police interactions as a way to de-escalate friction between law enforcement and various minority communities.

Senate Criminal Justice Committee Chairman John Whitmire, D-Houston, said his proposed legislation would require the Texas Education Agency to develop curriculum “in law enforcement duties and interaction.”

If eventually approved by the Legislature, the law would be the first of its kind in Texas. 

And:

School advocates and education groups had mixed reactions to the proposal. They noted that state-required driver training programs already instruct teenagers how to act when they are stopped by police for a traffic violation.

Here is the entire read: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/politics/texas/article/Whitmire-wants-schools-to-teach-kids-how-to-act-9455091.php

I give the Dean high marks for having a discussion on this but I prefer the Drivers Ed route.  Kids have enough to do in school.

So with 39 days before Election Day, Donald Trump is still tweeting about Alicia Machado and definitely taking the bait.

The USA Today E-Board said this about Trump today:

He is erratic. 

He is ill-equipped to be commander in chief.

He traffics in prejudice.

His business career is checkered.

He isn’t leveling with the American people.

He speaks recklessly. 

He has coarsened the national dialogue. 

He’s a serial liar.

Whatever you do, however, resist the siren song of a dangerous demagogue. By all means vote, just not for Donald Trump.

Here is the entire USA Today E-Board take: http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/09/29/dont-vote-for-donald-trump-editorial-board-editorials-debates/91295020/

They should have endorsed Secretary Hillary Clinton.

The ‘Stros were officially eliminated from the playoffs last night so I am skipping the MLB question.   Well, at least we made it interesting for 159 games.

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