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Students In California Can Be Placed On Probation For Poor Behavior

Four students in Riverside County have filed a class action lawsuit against it.

Four students in California have filed a lawsuit against Riverside County for allegedly jump-starting a life inside the prison system. According to The Appeal, the lawsuit claims the schools within the county that participate in the Youth Accountability Team leads to illegal searches and seizures and disproportionately affects black and brown students in the district.

“It’s kind of like this expedited version of the school-to-prison pipeline by having this extrajudicial system operating exclusively through the school,” ACLU's Hannah Comstock said.

In 2017, a 13-year-old student named Andrew was placed in handcuffs after kicking an orange over the school fence that landed near an officer. Andrew was taken to the principal's office where law enforcement searched his bag to find marijuana. He received a civil infraction that day and a month later Andrew was told to go to the police station to discuss probation, which was a contract for YAT.

Andrew's family was present but he didn't have a lawyer and agreed to participate in the program for six months. To avoid further consequences, Andrew had to go to his classes, earn good grades, adhere to a 8 p.m. curfew, complete 25 hours of community service, attend counseling, visit a prison and go to weekly programs with the Moreno Valley Police Department. This strict schedule even called for Andrew being pulled out of class during a Spanish quiz to take a YAT survey.

The program was created in 2001 as a means to keep "at risk" students in line, however the lawsuit states teachers, school officials and law enforcement used the program as a means of discipline for students.

The four plaintiffs are asking the courts to prohibit the enforcement of Section 601(b), which is a vague statute that states students "persistent[ly] or habitual[ly] refuse to obey the reasonable and proper orders or directions of school authorities” and do away with the contracts, citing they were signed under coercion and without a lawyer present.

READ MORE: HBO’s ‘Notes From The Field’ Brilliantly Illuminates The School-To-Prison Pipeline

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Florida Grandmother Incensed After Six Year Old Granddaughter Was Arrested For A Tantrum

A 6-year-old was arrested, fingerprinted and had her mug shot taken by Florida police for reportedly throwing a tantrum at her elementary school last week.

According to reports, Meralyn Kirkland learned her granddaughter Kaia was brought to the juvenile detention center in Orlando, Florida after she had an outburst.

“What do you mean she was arrested," Kirkland recalled. "He said ‘there was an incident and she kicked somebody and she is being charged and she is on her way,' ” Kirkland explained to local news outlets.

After explaining to the officer that Kaia has sleep apnea, Kirkland says the cop showed no concern.

“She has a medical condition that we are working on getting resolved and he says, ‘what medical condition?' she has a sleep disorder, sleep apnea,’ and he says, ‘well I have sleep apnea and I don’t behave like that.”

Kirkland couldn't believe what was happening and couldn't believe a child had been arrested.

“They told us we had to wait a few minutes because Kaia was being fingerprinted, and when she said fingerprinted it hit me like a ton of bricks,” Kirkland said.

“No six year old child should be able to tell somebody that they had handcuffs on them and they were riding in the back of a police car and taken to a juvenile center to be fingerprinted, mug shot”

Kaia is back at home.

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Candace Owens Says White Nationalism Doesn't Affect Black Americans And Minorities

Candace Owens has raised eyebrows again, this time for alleging that white supremacy isn't an issue affecting black Americans.

The 30-year-old conservative commentator spoke to members of the House Oversight Joint Subcommittee hearing this weekend and said that of the 100 issues affecting the black community in the country, white nationalism isn't one of them.

"Based on the hierarchy of what’s impacting minority Americans, if I had to make a list of 100 things, white nationalism would not make the list," Owens said Friday.“White supremacy and white nationalism is not a problem that is harming Black America."

Owens butted heads with assistant University of Chicago professor Dr. Kathleen Belew who was brought on by the Democrats to speak to the growing crimes committed by white nationalists against black citizens.

“To me, this feels a lot like your reaction to being named in one of these manifestos," Belew told Owens. "Now, you’re of course not responsible for the words of someone writing that document, but I do think laughing at it is a real problem.”

Owens vehemently refuted Below's allegation.

"The audacity of you to bring up the Christchurch shooting manifesto and make it seem as if I laughed at people that were slaughtered by a homicidal maniac is in my opinion absolutely despicable," she said speaking in regards to her name being mentioned in a shooter's anti-Muslim manifesto and the criticism that followed when she tweeted "LOL."

 

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A Fried Chicken And Doughnut Sandwich From KFC Is On The Way

KFC is throwing its hat into the chicken sandwich ring but adding something sweet to the mix.

According to reports, the fast-food chain is testing a fried chicken and doughnut sandwich in the Richmond, Va., area to see if customers are interested in their version of the sweet and salty craze.

Dubbed Kentucky Fried Chicken & Donuts, the new sandwich will be sold at seven locations in Richmond.

“Served hot and fresh, no matter the time of day, the donuts create a tasty flavor experience in every bite. Consumers will have a variety of options to satisfy their sweet and savory taste buds,” said a spokesperson.

The "Best Fried Chicken Sandwich" Olympics seemingly began when Popeyes announced they had a chicken sandwich of their own, in essence, encroaching on new territory, particularly Chick-Fil-A territory. A friendly social media battle ensued which helped to promote both sandwiches and forced long lines across the country. Some continued to pledge their loyalty to Chick-Fil-A, while others found a new meaning of life in the Popeyes chicken sandwich.

There's no word on how long the Kennedy Fried Chicken & Donut launch will last, but if given the opportunity to taste test it, would you?

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