In Seattle, young people draw on their own life experience to undo racism in the criminal justice system. This four-part essay offers a look inside the eight days they spent together at this summer's Tyree Scott Freedom School.
Real Change published this article about the Tyree Scott Freedom School in Seattle on Aug. 14, 2013.
Khalil Lee-Butler remembered the time a play fight turned into a run-in with the cops.
It was last year, and Lee-Butler was hanging in South Seattle with a 16-year-old friend. His friend’s younger brother, 14, joined them, and the two brothers started horsing around. Nothing serious, said Lee-Butler, but seemingly out of nowhere, the police showed up.
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