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City Limits: Winds of Change- Having Police in SCSD Doesn't Mean Safety For Everyone


One of the reforms Syracuse's People’s Agenda for Policing coalition called for is the removal of police from city schools. They say that security resource officers, commonly referred to as SROs, cause more harm than protection to black and brown students. This call for removal is not a new one, but this time it was propelled by racial justice demonstrations in Syracuse and across the country after multiple killings of Black people by police in 2020. For City Limits, Katie Zilcosky takes a look at what the school board is doing in response and potential alternatives.

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Katie Zilcosky is WAER’s All Things Considered host and features reporter. She also co-hosts WAER’s public affairs show Syracuse Speaks. As a reporter, she focuses on technology, poverty, and identity.