Story of school policing rooted in fights for civil rights, education equality
Since the May 25 killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police, there has been a wave of advocacy that has successfully removed police officers from public schools.
But Floyd’s murder did not start the movement. It added fuel to a fire that has burned for decades in communities of color.
The story of school policing is one that is rooted in the fights for civil rights and education equality.
Story originally published on Kids Imprisoned, a News21 investigation. Photo illustration by Michele Abercrombie. Source photo courtesy of Black Organizing Project.