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How One Educator Transformed an Act of Police Brutality into a Force for Good


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How One Educator Transformed an Act of Police Brutality into a Force for Good

Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Turning an act of violence into a force for good, a Seattle public school teacher who was pepper-sprayed by police announced Monday that his $100,000 settlement will be used to support students "who have demonstrated the power of activism in pursuit of racial and social justice."


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The photo is at the very moment of spray. Video evidence of his immediate reaction.


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Hagopian was also a lead organizer for the teachers' boycott of high-stakes testing at Garfield High, which has spread into a national movement.


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Ifrah's last name is "Abshir" with an R not an F. Thanks!


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Such a blatant assault should have resulted in criminal charges! Why didn't it?