Last July 2019, the Michigan Youth Appreciation Foundation celebrated its 37th annual Metro Detroit Youth Day, under the “Inspiring youth to do the most good!” motto.
Nearly 39,000 kids aged 8 to 15 attended the event focused to promote goodwill and harmony, according to media reports. However, the participation of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) made more than one’s eyebrow raise. It was because The CBP officials allowed children to use the battering rams.
Although the federal agency officials explained it was only “community interaction” to let the public know they care about people they serve, some social activists, throughout the country, felt uncomfortable with the kids’ experience, since one of the event’s goals is to advance on anti-bullying awareness.
Designated federal entities have the Constitutional right and duty to protect American people with weapons, but we should keep children and teenagers away from specific, live violent techniques, to avoid increasing bullying at schools, mobbing at workplaces, and brutality in the streets.
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