Written by DML
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A Portland theater has canceled an upcoming screening of the Arnold Schwarzenegger comedy “Kindergarten Cop” after people complained the movie sympathizes with law enforcement.
The Northwest Film Center had planned to show the 1990 film shot in Astoria “for its importance in Oregon filmmaking history” as part of its summer drive-in series at Zidell Yards, but it was called off after Portland author Lois Leveen fired off a series of angry tweets saying the depiction of police in school perpetuates systemic racism, The Willamette Week first reported.
“There’s nothing entertaining about the presence of police in schools, which feeds the ‘school-to-prison’ pipeline in which African American, Latinx, and other kids of color are criminalized rather than educated,” Ms. Leveen wrote.
DML: This is the destruction of America! The caving in to these demands is toxic for the future of your children.
The article continues:
“Criminalizing of children increases dramatically when cops work in schools,” she argued. “Yes, KINDERGARTEN COP is only a movie. So are BIRTH OF A NATION and GONE WITH THE WIND, but we recognize films like those are not ‘good family fun.’ They are relics of how pop culture feeds racist assumptions. KINDERGARTEN COP romanticizes over-policing in the U.S.”
The Northwest Film Center responded to Ms. Leveen’s tweets, writing that it would instead show a second screening of “John Lewis: Good Trouble” in honor of late congressman, after the first screening scheduled for Aug. 7 sold out.
DML SAYS: John Lewis was an activist turned elitist punk.
The information listed is from WASHINGTONTIMES.COM.