Journalist for @TheAtlantic, @AJEnglish, @WashingtonPost, @USNews etc. Occasional podcaster. Former EU and D.C. correspondent.
In the Nation's Capital, Youth Heed King's Call to ...
A shove on a playground. A pair of shears meant for an art project. Pepper spray carried for a dangerous walk to school and left in a backpack during first period.
While seemingly minor, these infractions, and others like them, have helped fuel a school-to-prison pipeline, with 60,000 youths in U.S. juvenile detention centers on any given day.