#BlackGirlsMatter

The Criminalization of Black Girls—and How We Can End It

Advancement Project’s Thena Robinson-Mock: “We find that for officers in school settings—particularly where there are predominantly black and brown students—their role is less on the protect and serve side, and more on the profiling and policing side.”

#AssaultAtSpringValley Officer Fired

Sheriff Leon Lott: “He should not have thrown that student.”

Justice Department, FBI Are Now Investigating #AssaultAtSpringValley

The FBI and Justice Department will investigate whether Richland County, South Carolina, police officer Ben Fields violated a student’s civil rights when he violently arrested her in her classroom.

Sheriff Asks FBI and Justice Department to Investigate #AssaultAtSpringValley

A white police officer was caught on tape assaulting (yet another) black teenage girl, this time in a South Carolina classroom. What’s next?