The Friday Cool: Explorer-Scouts Train in Post-9/11 Law Enforcement Methods

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This smacks a bit too much of a dystopian society where your own child, upon discovery of contraband chocolates in your sock drawer, will tase you, put a knee in your back, and turn you over to the secret police.

While you rot in a secret prison, the child’ll be adopted by a high ranking military official, ascend quickly through the ranks, and eventually wield the boot heel that crushes out the last fading embers of freedom and happiness in the land.

And you’ll be forced to escape your cell and kill him/her using the cybernetic weapons that were grafted onto your limbs by the scientists who’ve been experimenting on prisoners in attempts to create the perfect soldier.

It seems a better idea to just let kids be kids and let their only exposure to automatic weapons, hand-to-hand combat, and the violent subduing of aliens be through their video games and moving picture entertainment.

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Explorer-Scouts Train in Post/911 Law Enforcement Methods - nyt.com