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The commission appointed by politicians to study school safety in Florida after the mass shooting in Parkland in 2018 has recommended—without evidence to support them—measures that place children at greater risk of being shot or wrongfully arrested; put children’s privacy and liberty in jeopardy and strip them of civil rights; create school environments that are more tense, anxiety-provoking, and traumatic; breed distrust between students and faculty; and absorb funds needed for programs that have actually been proven to make schools safer for all students.
Lacking needed expertise and diversity, the commission has proven incapable of recommending an effective plan to ensure that all children are safe, healthy, and welcome in school.
The nation's immigration courts have been dysfunctional since their inception.
Following the tragic 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, school districts across the country grappled with the question: “What makes a school safe?”
Something ugly is happening in America’s schools. And, it’s not going away.
Around the world and increasingly in the United States, there’s a growing consensus that solitary confinement of incarcerated persons is, at best, an ineffective and inhumane practice with little or no carceral benefit and, at worst, outright torture.
If Louisiana were a country, it would have the second-highest incarceration rate in the world, behind only Oklahoma.1
Why should we care about racial profiling?