Friday, February 12, 2010
NYC: 12 Year Old Latina Arrested for Doodling on Her Desk
My first daughter was barely walking when the New York City Department of Education put the New York City Police Department in charge of school safety. I protested the measure, supporting the high school students and parents who knew that putting the already racist NYPD in charge of public school safety would lead to racial profiling on top of racial tracking that was already happening.
Now my older daughter is 12 years old, and the school where many of her friends go, the school that is her zoned junior high school (full disclosure- she attends a private school), the school my sister graduated from, had a 12 year old arrested and handcuffed for doodling on her desk.....
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