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Susan Ferriss

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Reporter on juvenile justice for the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit investigative news group based in Washington, DC; former reporter for the Sacramento Bee

Susan Ferriss on KCRW

President Trump, Florida Senator Marco Rubio and others say schools are less safe because of Obama-era guidelines aimed at reducing suspensions and expulsions of minority students.

Conservatives point to Obama-era guidelines on school discipline as one reason for school shootings

President Trump, Florida Senator Marco Rubio and others say schools are less safe because of Obama-era guidelines aimed at reducing suspensions and expulsions of minority students.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The video of a police officer body-slamming a student in South Carolina went viral yesterday. Having police officers—often known as School Resource Officers—in classrooms is not rare.

Police in Schools

The video of a police officer body-slamming a student in South Carolina went viral yesterday. Having police officers—often known as School Resource Officers—in classrooms is not rare.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It used to be that people threatened with violence had a duty to flee, unless they were defending their own homes.

'Stand Your Ground' in the Spotlight

It used to be that people threatened with violence had a duty to flee, unless they were defending their own homes.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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