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Chicago Youth Demand #PoliceFreeSchools

“In Chicago there is a lot of trauma connected to police. Walking into these schools makes us feel unwanted, like the police are protecting the school from us. We get yelled at, watched, harassed, arrested, put into gang databases, and put in danger of deportation." -Citlali, CPS Senior On September 13th, Students from organizations across the city came together to demand Chicago Public Schools replace police in schools with counselors and restorative justice. Over 200 police officers operate in 74 schools, primarily in black and brown neighborhoods in Chicago, but neither the Chicago Police Department nor Chicago Public Schools can produce an up-to-date roster of the officers. This is just

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