Community Rights Campaign
What are they saying about us on NPR’s Morning Edition?
We were featured in yesterday’s Morning Edition, NPR’s signature news show with over 12 million listeners!
Our Community Rights Campaign victory is stirring the national debate about punitive “zero tolerance” policies and school policing in black and brown communities. Here’s the story: “To get kids to class, LA softens its hard line.”
What are people around the country saying?
Here's a few of the comments appearing online, see more of them here
When I was a kid the only time a cop ever showed up at school was to teach us the D.A.R.E. program. Cops have no place in a school. I think this is just a plan to get kids accustomed to constant search and seizure and invasion of their rights.
Avi E (Crimanimal) Thursday, March 01, 2012 11:35:20 AM Recommend (22)
The thought of kids in handcuffs for getting to school late - not for skipping school and causing trouble, just for arriving late - horrifies me. I was very ill two weeks ago, was on a ton of medication, and was late twice taking my son to school. Life happens, and treating our children like criminals for small offenses is ridiculous.
Jen Strange (JenStrange) Thursday, March 01, 2012 9:55:20 AM Recommend (31)
My god! We should be making it as easy as possible for these kids! They are already starting this foot-race with 10 lbs weights attached to their ankles, while middle classs and upper middle class kids get a 10 minute lead and are wearing in-lin skates to boot!
The Raven (yeathl) Thursday, March 01, 2012 1:32:56 PM Recommend (1)
Punitive laws and punitive enforcement RARELY bring any aspect of an improved society.
R D Harmony (homebuilding) Thursday, March 01, 2012 8:54:09 AM Recommend (13)
I just can't believe this... I am very aware of the US being pushed in the direction of being a complete Police State, but it seems like I am reminded almost on a weekly basis just how far past the line we have crossed. NO CHILD should be subjected to this kind of criminal treatment, even if they are playing hooky and/or running late.
jay rock (sweer_n_tender) Thursday, March 01, 2012 10:11:34 AM Recommend (18)
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