Corey Stewart removes School Resource officers from the chopping block

A local leader is changing his mind about the presence of officers in schools in the wake of the school shooting that killed 26 people last month in Newtown, Conn.

Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chairman Cory Stewart originally pushed to cut the number of police officers in county schools due to budget problems. He estimated the cuts could save around $500,000 in the new fiscal budget.

However, Stewart is now pushing to increase the number of school resource officers throughout the county.
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Clinton warns Dems not to stir gun passions too hard…and a few other tid bits

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Former President Bill Clinton warned a group of top Democratic donors at a  private Saturday meeting not to underestimate the passions that gun control  stirs among many Americans.

“Do not patronize the passionate supporters of your opponents by looking down  your nose at them,” Clinton said.

“A lot of these people live in a world very different from the world lived in by  the people proposing these things,” Clinton said. “I know because I come from  this world.”

Clinton said that Republicans have been struggling in presidential politics  since 1992 — noting that 2004 was the only time a Republican has won the popular  vote in more than 20 years. But, he said, the party has been successful in  energizing its supporters for midterm elections.

“You have the power to really democratize America,” Clinton said. “You can do  it on immigration reform, you can do it on these economic issues. You can do it  on implementing the health care bill.”

But, Clinton warned, the issue of guns has a special emotional resonance in  many rural states — and simply dismissing pro-gun arguments is  counterproductive.


Clinton ought to know about all these things.  He was born and raised in Arkansas.  It doesn’t get more southern and rural than Arkansas.  Clinton also should know what its like to be vilified and hated.  I remember well how hated he was by the right wing of the Republican Party–hated so much he was accused of murdering his friend Vince Foster who had committed suicide.

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