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Last year two first-graders, six and seven years old, got tickets from campus police for being in a shoving match. That meant appearances in court and lost class time. Almost 5000 other school kids got tickets, with poor and minority children most likely to be cited by campus police. Now, there's a kinder, gentler policy, at least for kids 12 and under. We talk to the Chief of the LA Unified School Police. Also, if there's easy access and prompt service, will drivers give up crowded streets and freeways and ride public transit? LA planners say, "Yes," but a new survey shows, maybe not.

Image-for-WWLA.jpgOn our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, China has provoked Japan and the US to fly military aircraft in disputed air space above the East China Sea. What are the chances of unintended consequences, and what's at stake on the ground for all three countries?

 
 
Banner image: Diego Grez

Producers:
Christian Bordal
Sonya Geis
Katie Cooper

Main Topic De-Criminalizing Elementary and Middle Schools Students 12 MIN, 48 SEC

Thousands of students at LA Unified have received tickets from campus police for offenses including shoving, writing on desks or "disturbing the peace." That means appearing in court, the loss of class time and even the loss of interest in going to school at all. Some warn it can lead to a life of crime and civil rights groups Now, there's a new policy for kids 12 and under.

Guests:
Steven Zipperman, Los Angeles School Police Department (@LASchoolPolice)
Manuel Criollo, Labor/Community Strategy Center (@Redpipil)

Reporter's Notebook Do Angelinos Have a Bias against Mass Transit? 11 MIN, 16 SEC

Mass transit needs frequency, reliability and access to job centers. That's all it will take to transform drivers into riders of busses, streetcars and trains. That's the mantra behind high density development in LA and elsewhere. Turns out, that's wrong, according to a comprehensive study of the matter by the Neighborhood Travel and Activities Study at UC Irvine, where Steven Spears is an assistant project scientist.

Guests:
Steven Spears, UC Irvine
D.J. Waldie, KCET

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