Police Unleash Attack Dogs, Suspend Students for "Thought Crimes" After Students Protest Conditions at School

 A group of enterprising public school students in Maryland tried to stage a basic protest over poor conditions, including 40-person classes, bad food, and poor treatment of both teachers and students.

In response, police brought attack dogs to the schooland a number of students were suspended for what they call "thought crimes." 

It's an incredible example of the confluence of crackdowns like the ones on Occupy encampments and the increasing attacks on public schools as well.

 Watch one intelligent, brave young student's interview with Thom Hartmann below (and wish you were as articulate as she is!):


AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at March 20, 2012, 7:23am