With a sit-in by protesters in Rick Scott’s office entering its second week, the governor Monday sent his top juvenile justice official to meet with those gathered and try to ease tensions roused by the George Zimmerman acquittal.
Wansley Walters, Scott’s Department of Juvenile Justice secretary, spent most of the day listening to complaints about racial profiling and a classroom-to-prison pipeline which activists say plagues minority communities, as well as the need for ending zero-tolerance punishment in schools.
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