Tl;dr The Police at my sister's high school routinely does something that would get them sued for millions if it happened in a casino.
I'm sure everyone here knows that, if a casino demands your ID and you refuse, and then they get the police to come and demand your ID, and get your ID from the police afterward. That is SUPER illegal and will get the casino a huge fine.
And I'm also sure everyone here knows that, if a casino caught you breaking a rule but it's still legal, they can not call the police to arrest you or abuse you in any other way even though it breaks internal casino rules. As long as it's legal. For example, They can not do this for card counting, but they can do this for stealing chips.
Well, very similar abuses to this recently happened to my sister and several of her classmates at her high school...
I am under the impression that, if the police is paid by someone to be at a certain place. The police must NOT act in that person or entity's interest. The police must enforce the law, NOT that entity's internal policies. Because the police can only enforce state law and not internal rules, this is why the police can arrest for chip stealing but not for card counting at a casino.
My little sister goes to my local high school. Not too long ago the anti-gun public school board implemented a new policy that all students must wear school IDs at all times. Supposedly because "it somehow magically protects us from school shooters". Anyway there are many problems with this and the school charges $10 for each replacement ID and rumor goes each public school each month makes $500 from just making plastic replacement IDs. This and many other problems with the ID ended up pissing up all students and all teachers, from both sides of political spectrum regardless of their positions on gun control.
A week ago, something major happened.
About 20 students, my sister included, protested the policy by refusing to bring their IDs. The school demanded their IDs and was refused by the students. After a few minutes of confrontation, the principal got the SRO involved. The SRO, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_resource_officer,
is a cop who works for the school. He is fully armed and always carries a concealed weapon.
The SRO started to target the 3 leaders of the protest including my sister. He demanded school ID from them, they refused. Then he demanded their driver's license from them, and they refused again. He said they must show their driver license because he is the state police. If they don't they will go to jail. In this process, he threatened all 20 of them with many other threats (I'll talk about that next). When he obtained the IDs from the protesting students, he passed the government IDs to the principal and the principal immediately went to make them replacement school IDs, and obviously, charged them $10 each to their school accounts.
That was what happened. But the process, was long and not pretty. The SRO repeatedly threatened the students with various charges. Such as "disturbance of peace", "obstruction of justice". That just makes me sick. The most ridiculous threat was that, the SRO targeted an Asian-American student with last name "Qin". He asked the student what his last name was and the student eventually gave in and said "Qin", so the SRO said "Chen?" and he said "yes". Later when the SRO received his ID he saw it was Qin and threatened to charge the student with lying to a police officer. The SRO insisted it should be pronounced like "Keen" because that's how the principal pronounces it, and because he said "Qin" and it sounded nothing like how it's spelled it was lying, and there was an intent to mislead the officer on his real name. Keep in mind this is a white cop telling a Chinese-American student how HIS name should be pronounced in HIS Asian language. You be the judge, https://translate.google.com/#en/zh-CN/Qin,
click on the sound button to hear how it's pronounced in Chinese. I honestly think there may even be a case for racial discrimination here on the officer to be honest.
I was just so shocked how that can be legally allowed in a school. And I am very proud of my sister for doing her best to stand up to such abuse of power. Just imagine if this happened in a casino... The casino calls the cops on you and the cops demand your ID by threatening you with charges for being non-cooperative. Then the cop hands the ID to the casino security and says "go make this guy a replacement player's card and charge him for it"
I wonder if Bob Nersesian might think the school could be sued for millions here?