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Video of a white cop abusing a black school girl went viral this week, causing widespread outrage. Uniformed officers with deadly weapons are now part of daily life on thousands of public school campuses. They're supposed to provide security, but they’re often called on for disciplinary action. We hear about the consequences — especially for children of color.

Later on the program, US diplomat Richard Holbrooke, portrayed by the son who hardly knew him.

Obama Sending Special Forces to Syria 6 MIN, 30 SEC

Two years ago, President Obama said he would not send American troops to Syria.  Today, the White House announced that fewer than 50 US Special Forces will go to the northern part of that country.  But Press Secretary Josh Earnest insisted it's not a change in policy. "The responsibility they have is not to lead the charge to take a hill, but rather to offer advice and assistance to those local forces about the best way they can organize their efforts to take the fight to ISIL or to take the hill inside of Syria." Ken Dilanian, an intelligence reporter in Washington for Associated Press, has more on the story.

Ken Dilanian, NBC News (@KenDilanianNBC)

Campus Cops: Keeping the Peace or Over-Policing? 33 MIN, 11 SEC

Spring Valley High School near Columbia, South Carolina was the scene of a classroom incident, captured on student videos this week and shown on countless news programs. The white officer who dragged a 16-year old black girl out of her chair and across the floor has been fired. The girl herself — and one of the kids who recorded the action — face charges.

It's drawn attention to a fact of life at thousands of public schools: uniformed police officers, often with deadly weapons, provide security on campus. But, even elementary school kids have been arrested, interrogated, searched and taken to court on criminal charges. What's the impact on the rest of their lives — and on the educational environment for their classmates?

Mo Canady, National Association of School Resource Officers (@CanadyMo)
Shaun R. Harper, University of Pennsylvania (@DrShaunHarper)
Emma Brown, Washington Post (@emmersbrown)
Aaron Kupchik, University of Delaware (@UDelaware)
Sarah Camiscoli, Teachers Unite (@Teachers_Unite)

Brown on the FBI, Justice Department investigating the officer who threw student
Center for Public Integrity' state-by-state look at students referred to law enforcement
Harper's study on disproportionate impact of K-12 suspension, expulsion on black students in southern states

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Aaron Kupchik

The Life and Legacy of Diplomat Richard Holbrooke 10 MIN, 6 SEC

After 50 years as an American diplomat, Richard Holbrooke is most famous for helping Bill Clinton end the bloody Bosnian War. Now his son has come to know his father better in death than he did in life by making a documentary that debuts November 2 on HBO.

Richard Holbrook wrote his first autobiography at the age of 14. At the age of 69, he was making tapes for a follow-up when he suddenly died in the midst of an extraordinary career. He was serving as President Obama's Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan.

David Holbrooke is the son of Richard Holbrooke and the festival director of Telluride Mountainfilm. He's also the director of The Diplomat.

David Holbrooke, Telluride Mountainfilm (@DavidHolbrooke)

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