Should Police Carry Guns In Public Schools?

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copsFebruary 26, 2015 – Segment 3

Maryland legislators are considering a controversial bill that would lift restrictions on when police officers could carry their weapons, allowing them to carry them inside schools, an issue that was hotly debated in a Baltimore City School Board public hearing this week. Baltimore City is the only school system in the state that has its own designated police force. Joining us to discuss the issue are: Sgt. Clyde Boatwright, President of the Baltimore City School Police Union; Rais Akbar, Juvenile Justice Director at Advocates for Children and Youth; school resource officer Donovan Brooks; and Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Associate Professor of American Studies at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and co-editor of Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities.

Written by Marc Steiner

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