Thursday, 2 June 2016
Los Angeles students force the cops to surrender their grenade launchers
"A coalition of Los Angeles high school students and grassroots organizers just accomplished the unthinkable. After nearly two years of sit-ins and protests, they forced the police department for the second-largest public school district in the United States to remove grenade launchers, M-16 rifles, a mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicle and other military-grade weaponry from its arsenal.
But the coalition did not stop there. Members took over a Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) board meeting in February to call for proof that the arms had been returned to the Department of Defense -- a demand they eventually won in the form of an itemized invoice for every weapon sent back to the DoD. "(Department of Defence)
Read the story in Truth Out