According to a recent report, an average of 1 New York City student is arrested per day. Of those arrested students, 88% are male, and 96 % are either Black or Hispanic!
“The numbers, released to comply with a new city law, only cover July 1 to Sept. 30 — two-thirds of which was summer school.
Cops arrested 63 students — about one a day in 50 days of classes — and issued 182 summons to students — three a day for offenses ranging from robbery to riding a bike on the sidewalk.
Of the arrests, 68% of the students were black and 25% were Latino.”
Obviously, these findings are outrageous, and point to the likelihood that NYC schools are over-policed, and that NYC public school students are victims of widespread racial profiling.
“‘Instead of arresting students who need the most help, the Bloomberg administration should redirect resources from police to services that support student achievement,’ said Udi Ofer, NewYork Civil Liberties Union advocacy director, in a statement. ‘Why are we employing 5,400 police personnel and only 3,000 guidance counselors?’
Donna Lieberman, executive director of the NYCLU said, ‘The data raise concerns about black students being disproportionally arrested in the city’s schools.’
Black children only make up 29 percent of the school system’s 1.1 million students and an estimated 37% of summer school students.”
Are students of color being treated unfairly by the NYPD?
Are NYC Public Schools safe for minority students?
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