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Part Two of Beyond Confrontation: Community-Centered Policing Tools
Safety does not exist when Black & Brown young people are forced to interact with a system of policing that views them as a threat and not as students.
After a 27-year bout, St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch – the prosecutor who failed to charge Ferguson Police Department Officer Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown, Jr. four years ago this week – was defeated in the St. Louis prosecutorial election. McCulloch has a long history of defending police violence and was responsible for the attack on front line protesters during the Ferguson Uprising following the death of 18-year-old Brown. McCulloch targeted Ferguson protestor Josh Williams, who is enduring an eight-year prison sentence, as well as Brittany Ferrel and Alexis Templeton, who suffered a year-long prosecution. On…
“School is supposed to be a safe environment, but how can we feel safe in a place that feels like prison?"