NYPD Disproportionately Arrests Black and Latino Students
source: NBC New York
Thursday August 16, 2012
Ninety-five percent of arrests made in New York City public schools in the last school year were of black or Latino students, according to a new report from the New York Civil Liberties Union.
The NYPD School Safety Division personnel made 882 arrests and wrote 1,666 summonses at the city's public schools during the 2011-12 school year. Sixty-three percent of the arrests were black students, and close to 48 percent of summonses were issued in the Bronx.
"When a student gets ticketed or arrested in school for minor misbehavior, the student's ability to succeed academically is greatly weakened," said the NYCLU in a statement.