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Black Students Speak Out Against Arming Teachers

Black Students Speak Out Against Arming Teachers



A new plan would put more guns in Texas schools. Cenk Uygur, Brooke Thomas, and Aida Rodriguez, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. MORE TYT: https://tyt.com/trial

Read more here: https://www.texastribune.org/2019/05/01/texas-school-safety-marshal-program-teachers-guns/

“Ahmir Johnson knows what can happen when people who look like him get in law enforcement’s crosshairs.

The senior at Round Rock High School recalled hearing stories earlier this year of a black student who was grabbed and thrown to the ground by a police officer just outside of nearby Cedar Ridge High School. He recounted another incident at his own school a few years back in which a school resource officer reportedly grabbed a student by the throat after being called to break up a fight.

District officials said the Cedar Ridge student was charged with assault and resisting arrest, but no criminal charges were filed in the Round Rock High incident. But because black students are overrepresented in all types of disciplinary referrals and are more likely to have their behavior addressed by school police officers than their white peers, Johnson worries about how law enforcement officers react to his fellow students of color.

And now, as Texas lawmakers look to expand the state’s school marshal program in the wake of last year’s deadly Santa Fe High School shooting, Johnson’s concerns extend beyond school resource officers and city police. Come fall, the high school senior’s worries will focus on younger black students at schools where educators trained as school marshals can carry their concealed handguns when students are present. He’s even more concerned that there could be no limit on how many marshals a school district can appoint — and that those marshals could have immunity in court for any “reasonable action” taken to maintain safety.”

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Cast: Cenk Uygur, Brooke Thomas, Aida Rodriguez

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29 comments

  1. They would make a better persuasive argument if they demonstrated how much money the NRA give to the lawmakers instead of just talking about people's fear and speculations

  2. Thanos should have erased this whole planet, not half of the universe

  3. Tyt are a bunch of 🐑…. Keep waiting for the government to save the day 🤡 🤡

  4. Arming teachers is a great way to kill black kids, though. Just in case that's your objective.

  5. I get a little tired of gun segments, not because of the segments themselves, but all shitheads that crawl out of the woodwork to whine about it.

  6. No firearms are allowed in juvenile detention centers, where all the kids there are deemed criminals. Why would they allow guns in schools where none of the children are deemed criminals, think about that.

  7. My money is on first student being shot by one of these Marshals is black, probably for fighting or acting rowdy or something like that, which happens you know in a school environment, but a black kid will be the first to be shot for it.

  8. how do the find money to arm teachers but cant give them a raise…really😒

  9. If I’m not mistaken school shooters are usually white kids not black in white schools. We have had cops in metal detectors in our schools forever.

  10. America next school shooting: History teacher make history

  11. As much as i believe we should defend ourselves in this case no teachers should have weapons for the black students who feel unsafe around their teachers who may shoot them due to their skin tone my advice do not go to back to your old school finish your online

  12. So instead of getting trained security guards who are trained to handle these types of situations, we're going to arm overworked underpaided stressed teachers with guns…. This is a set up to more violence

  13. No other race has a problem with this, Just blacks. I wonder why ?

  14. That woman said race soldiers lol tyt has a reached a new level or craziness . Cenk should have never hired these wackos

  15. Yeah man the only people who are gonna be doing the shootings are black kids not teachers

  16. Lol Trayvon and Mike brown looked like young men, not a "kid"

  17. Comment section is filled with racist maga trolls.

  18. We still tryna talk sense into these people? 🙄

  19. Mike Brown does not belong in the group of Trayvon, Rice, Crawford, etc.
    You discredit the legitimate cases of police misconduct by including the POS Brown.

  20. Its not just the infiltration by hate groups into law enforcement, but it’s the kind of job that specifically attracts the kind of people who love nothing better than the idea/ability to beat up black children, with impunity!

  21. Why do right-wing trolls always post in threes? It's always three angry, hateful comments in a row. Lol.

  22. Blacks are discipline way more because they cause the most trouble

  23. We still have "highly trained" police officers killing unarmed black people… and now we're giving half ass trained teachers guns? No thank you.

  24. If the teachers were armed, the armed teachers can stop mass shootings.

    The actual solution to gun violence is arming law abiding citizens with guns.

    Look at Switzerland: Law abiding citizens carry guns, means low crime rate.

    Protect the 2nd amendment, people have the right to defend themselves.

  25. It's funny how all these right wing cave apes hate this website but they can't bring themselves to stop coming on it.Oh i forgot ,whites have to find something to piss them off to make them happy because peace will destroy them.

  26. This is race baiting and nothing more, police have guns in schools and never kill black kids, why would teachers? Get outta here with this mess

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