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Street policing doesn't belong in school
Street policing doesn't belong in school

In recent months, there has been a flood of video evidence of police violence in our communities. Earlier this week, a gut-wrenching video surfaced that shows a school police officer violently attacking three young girls inside one of our middle schools. The incident starts when one of the young women walks past the police officer, who had summoned her. She commits no crime, but the officer pursues her, grabs her by the hair and slams her into a wall. Her sister soon rushes to her aid; her cousin arrives shortly thereafter. What happens next is hard to watch. The officer attacks the girls — ages 11, 13 and 14 — first with her fists, then with a baton, swinging the stick over...

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