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She Wrote This Song 15 Years Ago. It's Eerie How Perfect The Words Are For What's Happening Today.

There have been a string of killings involving unarmed black people, most recently in Ferguson, Missouri. The incident has led to a military-like assault by police in response to community-wide protests. People in communities all across the country are watching in horror, and they are fed up. Songs like this should be the soundtrack to that fight for justice. Press play. Repeat.

She Wrote This Song 15 Years Ago. It's Eerie How Perfect The Words Are For What's Happening Today.

This article originally appeared on 01.09.18


Why should a superintendent get a raise while teachers in the same district struggling to make ends meet see their paychecks flatline — year after year after year?

Teacher Deyshia Hargrave begged the question. Minutes later, she was handcuffed and placed in the backseat of a cop car.

The scene was captured below by YouTube user Chris Rosa, who attended a board meeting for Vermilion Parish Schools in Louisiana.

You can watch Hargrave begin speaking about 33 seconds in. The situation starts becoming contentious around 6:35 minutes. Hargrave is arrested at 8:35, and then walked outside in handcuffs and placed in the back of police vehicle. (Story continues below.)



"We work very hard with very little to maintain the salaries that we have," Hargrave, who teaches middle school language arts, said during a public comment portion of the meeting, stating that she's seen classroom sizes balloon during her time at the school with no increased compensation. "We're meeting those goals, while someone in that position of leadership [the superintendent] is getting raise? It's a sad, sad day to be a teacher in Vermilion Parish."

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