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NYC students call on Mayor Adams to cut funding for school officers

Some students are urging the City Council to cut funding for more school officers and instead allocate that money toward their futures.

News 12 Staff

Mar 16, 2023, 10:44 AM

Updated 460 days ago

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Some students are urging the City Council to cut funding for more school officers and instead allocate that money toward their futures.
New York City public school students with the Urban Youth Collaborative testified at a preliminary budget hearing calling out Mayor Eric Adams' administration as well.
This comes after they say lawmakers will be budgeting $40 million to hire more school police, $78 million to fund video surveillance and locks in schools and plan to increase armed police.
The students also shared they feel like police are a danger to young people of color.


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