More Than a Few Rogue Cops: the Disturbing History of Police in Schools

Henerson, Mary Anne; Platt, Brian
http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/04/26/more-than-a-few-rogue-cops-the-disturbing-history-of-police-in-schools/

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  26/04/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX19259

Another week, another video of police abuse surfaces. This time the video shows San Antonio school resource officer Joshua Kehm body-slamming 12-year-old Rhodes Middle School student Janissa Valdez. Valdez was talking with another student, trying to resolve a verbal conflict between the two, when Kehm entered and attacked her. "Janissa! Janissa, you okay?" a student asked before exclaiming, "She landed on her face!" In a statement on the incident, co-director of the Advancement Project Judith Browne Davis wrote, "Once again, a video captured by a student offers a sobering reminder that we cannot entrust school police officers to intervene in school disciplinary matters that are best suited for trained educators and counselors."

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