Jacq Wilson with Advocates for Justice speaks of family's meeting with Central Catholic High officials about the racist, death threat video posted on social media by a student. (Nan Austinemail@example.com)
Adnan Khan wasn’t the killer, but he is serving 25 years to life at San Quentin State Prison for murder.
Khan said he never knew a weapon would be used, but because the robbery resulted in a homicide, California’s felony murder rule allowed Khan to be held as equally responsible for the slaying as the man who wielded the knife. A Contra Costa County jury found him guilty of first-degree murder.
The federal government will launch a civil rights probe into Modesto City Schools, stemming from an incident that FOX40 told you about in August 2015, where a 12-year-old girl became the victim of a hate crime.
Advocates for Justice, the group that spoke on Monday about the investigation, claims the district failed their kids.
Modesto City Schools trustees will take on the thorny problem of how to even the odds for all students Monday with a vote on a working group to pave the way forward, proposed by two board members.
Advocates for Justice, a mentoring and advocacy group, has publicly pressed the Modesto district for several years to reduce its higher discipline rates for children of color, particularly black students.
Trustees will spearhead a fresh effort to even the playing field for students in Modesto City Schools, drawing on district data and community feedback to address longstanding differences in discipline and achievement.
Walker met with several community members active with the Advocates for Justice over the weekend to hash over the task force plan. The AFJ’s advocacy at school board meetings helped inspire the plan.
“We want to work with you,” AFJ co-founder Jacq Wilson told the board. “One of my concerns is issues of trust,” he said. But added, “I love the bridge you’re extending.”