The Asheville Police Department is going to be sending sworn officers out with children to shop for school supplies. Now, it may be that the parents are habitual thieves. But if I take the press release at its face value, the objective is to form warm and fuzzy bonds with children so they will overcome white male prejudice and rat on the illegal activities of their neighbors. As always, if cops are going to crowd out the function of social workers, who crowded out mom and dad, who will assume the cops’ responsibility of putting all the displaced dads in jail?