Friday, January 20, 2012

Police pepper-spray public school students in Birmingham

NPR reported just before the holidays about the frequency with which Birmingham, AL students are subjected to pepper spray by local police. The Southern Poverty Law Center had brought suit in Federal court in 2010 against the Birmingham Board of Education, and a hearing on whether to classify the suit as a class action was held in early December 2011. is circulating a petition asking the Birmingham city officials to address the problem in a manner consistent with what the SPLC complaint seeks.

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