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Fla. School District Trying To Curb School-To-Prison Pipeline : Code Switch
National Public Radio ^ | November 5, 2013 | Greg Allen

Posted on 02/24/2018 8:41:36 AM PST by AJFavish

In Florida, one of the nation's largest school districts has overhauled its discipline policies with a single purpose in mind — to reduce the number of children going into the juvenile justice system.

It's a move away from so-called "zero tolerance" policies that require schools to refer even minor misdemeanors to the police. Critics call it a "school to prison pipeline."

Civil rights and education activists say the policy can be a model for the nation.

Under a new program adopted by the Broward County School District, non-violent misdemeanors — even those that involve alcohol, marijuana or drug paraphernalia — will now be handled by the schools instead of the police.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: broward; parkland; school; shooting
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1 posted on 02/24/2018 8:41:36 AM PST by AJFavish
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To: AJFavish

The wierdo shooter would have been prohibited from buying firearms on the background check if the schools had reported his crimes instead of covering them up to get federal dollars.


2 posted on 02/24/2018 8:44:05 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (<img src="http://i.imgur.com/WukZwJP.gif" width=800>)
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To: AJFavish

They shut the school-to-prison pipeline and opened the school-to-morgue pipeline.


3 posted on 02/24/2018 8:44:55 AM PST by Flick Lives
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To: AJFavish

So the school violence is an acceptable tradeoff? Do they understand cause and effect?


4 posted on 02/24/2018 8:45:44 AM PST by Spok ("What're you going to believe-me or your own eyes?" -Marx (Groucho))
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Did you know cops were called to his house nearly 40 times? But yeah, blame the school.


5 posted on 02/24/2018 8:48:21 AM PST by ilovesarah2012 (I)
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To: Spok

Down in Miami-Dade, the cops didn’t arrest Treyvon Martin after finding marijuana, burglary tools and jewelry in his backpack. This seems to be a problem in more than one Floriduh school district.


6 posted on 02/24/2018 8:48:55 AM PST by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: ilovesarah2012

And the FBI was alerted to an online video post where he aspired to be a “professional school shooter.”


7 posted on 02/24/2018 8:49:51 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (<img src="http://i.imgur.com/WukZwJP.gif" width=800>)
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To: AJFavish

> Curb School-To-Prison Pipeline

Or, in words normal people use: “keep criminals out of prison”.
It’s not typical graduates who were in the pipeline. Those in the pipeline were there for a reason and the liberal solution was not to keep them from committing crimes but to keep them out of jail even after crimes.

A big part of liberal policy is keeping criminals out of prison. They can find all sorts of reasons to blame everyone but the criminals and justify releasing them (or not putting them in prison to begin with). Clintons aren’t the only liberals who are above the law.


8 posted on 02/24/2018 8:51:14 AM PST by LostPassword
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To: bgill

Same county. Treyvonn was also a Broward County school attendee, where he was found with drugs and stolen property.


9 posted on 02/24/2018 8:52:13 AM PST by wrench
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To: AJFavish

And their “enlightened “ policies cost 17 people their lives


10 posted on 02/24/2018 8:52:15 AM PST by Ouderkirk (Life is about ass, you're either covering, hauling, laughing, kicking, kissing, or behaving like one)
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To: AJFavish

This is the REAL smoking gun.


11 posted on 02/24/2018 8:52:36 AM PST by fetts (Silence in the face of evil is appeasement.)
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To: AJFavish
I have an idea......


12 posted on 02/24/2018 8:55:46 AM PST by dfwgator
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The Broward shooting has been pinpointed as the catastrophic results of Broward’s 2009 progressive policy in which Broward schools and L/E colluded in an
insane “liberal agreement.” They agreed to:

<><> stop enforcing the law on school campuses

<><> they “improved” student behavior statistics –

<><> they artificially reduced the number of reported student crimes, and

<><> they altered the ethnic makeup of student arrests. The intended result? To pocket more state and federal funding.......a greedy money grab that caused 17 teen deaths.

But wait——it gets even worse.

In 2016, Obama used Broward’s “progressive model agreement” to stop enforcing the law on school
campuses nationwide. Compliance with the Obama guidelines play a role in determining the level of
federal funding directed toward schools and law enforcement.

13 posted on 02/24/2018 8:57:36 AM PST by Liz ( Our side has 8 Trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: AJFavish
"Obama Administration Undermines School Safety, Pressures Schools to Adopt Racial Quotas in Student Discipline"

What could possibly go wrong?

14 posted on 02/24/2018 8:58:37 AM PST by Sooth2222 (O'Rourke's Circumcision Precept: You can take 10 percent off the top of anything.)
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To: AJFavish

“non-violent misdemeanors”

Don’t kid yourself, they didn’t report anything.

The article fails to mention this was the construct of the NAACP.


15 posted on 02/24/2018 9:01:40 AM PST by G Larry (There is no great virtue in bargaining with the Devil)
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To: AJFavish

This is the furtherance of the “no-consequences” crowd.

For decades school administrations have refused to suspend or expel the trouble makers because it affects at