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Samuel L. Jackson asks, "What Would Your World Look Like Without LDF?"
In the Washington Post's article "School police across the country receive excess military weapons and gear" Janel George explains “This isn’t just about the weapons, it’s also about inserting these weapons in school climates that are already fraught with tension and hostility between students of color and school police. It’s about inserting that and exacerbating those tensions.”
In multiple appearances on national media over the past few days, LDF leaders continue to press for action and answers on the police shooting of Michael Brown, and on the larger issue of overly militarized police forces that acculturate officers to devalue and dehumanize people and communities of color.
Attorney General Eric Holder announced recently that the Department of Justice would be investigating the entire Ferguson police department for civil rights violations. LDF's Janai Nelson discussed this investigation on the Melissa Harris-Perry show along with Marquez Claxton, Rev. Paul Raushenbush, and Phillip Atiba Goff.
Watch the video here:
Newly Discovered 1033 Military Surplus Records Show School Districts Around the Country are Receiving Advanced Military Equipment9/15/14Related Case or Issue:
Education and Civil Rights Groups Call for an
End to Militarization of K-12 School Police