Full accounting of weapons and apologies received: Strategy Center declares victory over LAUSD militarization
A vocal and sometimes disruptive group of mostly student activists declared victory this week over federal weaponry being used by LA Unified police. The group received letters of explanation and apologies from two board members and the school police chief. The Labor/Community Strategy Center’s Fight for the Soul of the Cities, a nonprofit civil rights...
By Mike Szymanski | May 26, 2016
Students face LAUSD board, demanding end to military weapons
The LA Unified board endured a long and unusual protest last night as about 50 students demanded specific actions to get military-style weapons out of the hands of district school police. The students, some of them wearing bullet-proof vests, chanted for 20 minutes at the start of a meeting — “Back to school, no weapons”...
By Mike Szymanski | July 31, 2015