This is a personal statement by a member of MORE. It may or may not represent the official view of the MORE caucus.
By Julie Cavanagh
Teacher/Chapter Leader P.S.15k
One year ago I received a phone call from a former student. After a few exchanged pleasantries he interrupted me to say, “Deion is dead”. My heart sank, a lump formed in my throat, and I listened to what is an increasingly all too familiar story of a young black man dying during a low-level police interaction.