A Brief History of Policing in the United States

A Brief History of Policing in the United States

By Aman Mehrota, age 10 and IndyKids Staff The United States police forces are a pretty modern invention. Early police forces were privately funded systems governed by the rich white elite to protect property. Some say that systemic racism has always been the...
Do You Really Know What Reform & Defund Mean?

Do You Really Know What Reform & Defund Mean?

By Melina Cantagallo, age 12 While the Black Lives Matter movement was established seven years ago, the death of George Floyd in May, among other Black lives at the hands of police, has raised the question: “Are the police really keeping us safe?” According to a...

Teen Siblings Create App for Social Justice

By AUDREN HEDGES DUROY, age 9 Invented by three teenagers from Georgia, the “Five-O” app provides a space for citizens to rate and track their interactions with police officers. PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons Police use of excessive and often fatal force has frequently been...