A yearlong review finds current systems ineffective for many — particularly underrepresented and vulnerable students — and more mental health and non-law enforcement services could be fruitful.
Articles Tagged: Black Lives Matter
Local Government Jul. 16, 2021 6:00 am
In a budget outlined from July to December, the pay makes up less than a third of the request — $103,500 of the proposed $337,500 overall six-month budget.
Inspired by their experiences seeking police reform last year after George Floyd’s murder sparked a reckoning with systemic racism, Advocates for Social Justice members Amara Andrews and Tamara Marcus now look to lead change on the Cedar Rapids City Council.
Kennedy High School twin sisters -- who are advocating for the removal of school resource officers from the school district and for classes to include more Black history, literature and art -- are proud of themselves for speaking up for equity, but say they are ready to leave the “racial trauma” they experienced in Cedar Rapids’ schools behind after they graduated this week.
One year after George Floyd’s murder, the Cedar Rapids City Council prepares to appoint members to the new citizens’ police review board, which takes applications until May 31. The panel was the top demand for police reform from racial justice advocates after Floyd’s death.