Less handcuffing, more counseling is working, says Chief Zipperman
Close to 300 LA Unified students who would have ended up in the criminal justice system for minor infractions in years past have been successfully diverted from it this school year, Los Angeles School Police Chief Steven Zipperman told a school board committee yesterday. The effort toward a reduction in student citations and arrests, part of...
By Craig Clough | February 4, 2015
Group to protest LA school police department’s military weapons
The Strategy Center’s Fight for the Soul of the Cities and Community Rights Campaign is holding a rally and press conference outside LAUSD headquarters at 4 p.m. to protest the Los Angeles School Police Department’s possession of military-grade weapons. Earlier this fall, media around the country began to focus on the Pentagon’s 1033 Program in the...
By Craig Clough | December 18, 2014