(h/t to GardenSERF) for this story.
Arctic Patriot does a great job of taking this down from the top rope here.
So like any good tag-team wrestler, I now tag in to continue the beating while the ref is ignoring me and berating my teammate for his brutal chops.
From the story:
As part of their winter break, the cadets are spending a week with the Alvin and League City Police departments and getting a firsthand look at how the justice system works.
“These guys are all the upper echelon,” Dr. Phillip Lyons said of the cadets.
Lyons is a professor in the College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University. He said of the 10,000 people who apply to the Chinese police college, only 1,000 get in.
The Chinese police college is a blend of law school, a social science degree and a police academy, Lyons said. Of the students that get into the college, only 36 are admitted into the International Policing Cooperation program, and finally, only 16 get the chance to come study at Sam Houston State University.
The cadets will spend a year taking classes alongside the university’s other students. By coming to League City and Alvin, the cadets will gain experience in the community-policing model that will be useful to the cadets as policing in China evolves, Lyons said.
I guess they forgot to mention “intense political indoctrination” as part of their Chinese police training, but hey, why be redundant? It’s not like we don’t use government employment to build voting blocs here.
If I apply the Iron Law of bureaucracy, then this idea will surely have to grow. After all, only eeevil racist white domestic terrorists could disagree with something as fine and upstanding as The International Policing Cooperation program. It has to be a good idea…right? So next year, we need to double our numbers to show “growth”. Which means more administrators for the program. And jobs! Maybe spread the program to many other institutions teaching criminal justice.
But why stop there? Why not hook up the Chinese police with the TSA? I mean…if we really want to show them the very best.
But why stop there? Why not make the training more realistic, deputize them and let them “assist?” You know, the routine, mundane jobs like writing speeding tickets at first. Then maybe let them ride shotgun on another Guerena raid to reinforce the idea that every “Jose Guerena” chalk outline is free.
I just wonder how long it will be until the first one of these kids gets injured or killed while out on patrol. Or maybe one of these kids has to respond with force to protect their “partner” and injures or kills an American? What could possibly go wrong with this idea?
So we influence them with our policing practices and they influence police with their communist doctrine. Let me guess, one of the totally predictable quotes from some of the policemen is “how similar we really are.” Indeed. As a bonus, maybe the program can grow to massive proportions so that we all get comfortable with the idea of having a Chinese person in the car along with our “normal” police officers. A Chinaman in every police cruiser, I say!
Charlie Sheen would say, that’s winning over here and winning over there-Bi-winning! Alvie asks, “How you say ‘MacRib’ in Chinese?”
I guess it would be too obvious of a creditor nation to take possession of a debtor nation Red Dawn style. Slower is better, wouldn’t want to rouse the Wolverines-or Honey Badgers-or whatever cute but ferocious mascot we have these days.