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(LDF) In her one-woman show Notes from the Field, where a 19-year-old living with mental illness went to his former high school and shot and killed 17 students and educators More ironic still was that in response the President of the United States called for teachers to be armed with high-powered weapons and floated to offer them "a little bit of a bonus" if they were willing to take up arms in the classroom This would help schools become a "hardened target" he said using language peddled by the National Rifle Association What should have been dismissed within hours as madcap rambling by our president has instead become the subject of serious policy discussions Within days Donald Trumps words began to shape public policy in Florida and in Washington Perhaps it is the logical next step in our cruel abandonment of our children to the criminal justice system that we would contemplate meting out in the schoolhouse the ultimate punishment death at the hands of teachers But it is also madness And make no mistake: Although the perpetrators of mass school shootings have been almost exclusively white theres little doubt that arming teachers will lead disproportionately to the killing by teachers of children of color The school-to-prison pipeline has been without question built on the foundation of racially discriminatory school discipline practices Every study that has examined harsh school disciplinary policies has revealed that such policies are visited with greater frequency on children of color In 2013 the NAACP Legal Defense Fund filed a complaint challenging the practice of the Bryan Independent School District in Brazos County Texas of issuing Class C misdemeanor tickets to high school students for disrupting class or swearing; although black students constituted only 21% of the school population 46% of the misdemeanor tickets were issued to African-American students Similarly the Department of Justice challenged the school discipline practices in Meridian Mississippi where the majority African-American high school sent its own kids to a juvenile detention facility over minor disciplinary incidents More broadly African-American girls are 55 times more likely to be suspended from school than their white peers according to the National Womens Law Center and 18% of African American boys received out-of-school suspensions versus only 5% of white boys according to data from the US Department of Education Children as young as 5 or 6 years old have been handcuffed in schools and even arrested which happened to a Miami boy who was led away from school in handcuffs after an altercation with a teacher earlier this year The children subjected to this kind of harsh treatment are almost always children of color It does not take a great deal of imagination to contemplate instances in which armed teachers dealing with recalcitrant children will react out of fear and racial stereotype and discharge their weapons as they do the disciplinary code Police officers ostensibly trained in the use of firearms and the observation of criminal behavior have shot and killed black children at an alarming rate often citing their fear of the child or mistaken belief that the child was armed They rarely if ever pay the consequences We have every reason to believe that armed teachers will react similarly and keep their jobs with impunity Just this past weekend the Florida Senate is charging ahead with a proposal to arm teachers anyway over the objections of Parkland victims’ families and students More than two dozen black lawmakers in particular are keenly aware that letting educators pack heat is a “recipe for disaster” They get it As I indicated to Anna Deveare Smith when we spoke for her film the creation of the school-to-prison pipeline represents a societal choice to invest in the criminalization of children of color The investments made towards housing children in juvenile jails trying them as adults for crimes and expanding our criminal justice system to process and cage those who have dropped out of school come at the expense of other investments we could have made: in increased and robust mental health and social service interventions in our schools in parental support and in early intervention for our most vulnerable children The school-to-prison pipeline is not an inevitable pathway for children It has been constructed from conscious policy choices made and carried out with the tacit understanding that the effects will be experienced almost exclusively by children of color This is why we cannot ignore the deranged suggestion that teachers carry weapons It would have been beyond our imagination only a few decades ago to contemplate issuing criminal tickets to students for using foul language Thirty years ago students committing this kind of violation would have been sent to the vice principals office But that was then Today we must forcefully and relentlessly resist calls for arming schoolteachers Implicit and explicit bias against students of color resulting in the school-to-prison pipeline render the stakes of this moment too high to ignore In one of the most moving segments in Notes from the Field a Native American tribal judge Abby Abinanti offers wise counsel for how we should deal with our most troubled children She says that when children are damaged and break the rules the path isnt to push them away but to draw them "closer" It appears that many fine teachers at Stoneman Douglas and in middle school attempted to do this for Nikolas Cruz over many years We should explore why those interventions failed and invest in services that can effectively spot and treat a child demonstrating the dysfunctions that Cruz displayed from a very young age To bring the child closer rather than push him or her to a cycle of more violence and self-destruction For the sake of other children on the verge of being pushed away this moment should be a reckoning to think long and hard about what really works to help them to keep all children safe But to invest instead as our president has insisted in turning those teachers into armed guards patrolling our classrooms would be the final act of hostility and abandonment of our nations children And we will know from the outset that the children who will be the foremost victims of this effort will be children of color Contact us at [email protected] IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on events in news society and culture We welcome outside contributions Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editorsThe Chechens arrived at about the same time on both sides of the war in eastern Ukraine On the side of the Russians they came last spring with no insignia on their uniforms crossing the border into the rebel-held territory of Ukraine and taking up positions around the city of Donetsk General Isa Munaev by contrast arrived on the opposite side of the front lines with a suitcase full of insignia military berets pins and flags bearing the symbol of Chechen independence: a wolf in repose above nine stars each representing one of the major clans or teips of Chechnya His arrival opened one of the odder dimensions of the conflict in Ukraine This sovereign country which has more than enough of its own internal divisions and rivalries has become host to a foreign conflict of Chechens versus Chechens that has been simmering elsewhere for more than a decade Adam Osmaev the commander of a battalion of Chechens fighting against Russia-backed rebels in Lysychansk Ukraine on March 2 2015 Olya Engalycheva—AP Regardless of the peace process now easing the broader war in Ukraine this narrow struggle is likely to continue as long as the opposing sides from Chechnya have the chance to meet each other in an active conflict zone "Its like a blood feud" says Adam Osmaev one of the key Chechen commanders participating in the war "Politics cant stop it" The feud that split Chechnya a tiny nation of highlanders who mostly adhere to a moderate strand of Sunni Islam began around the year 2000 when they were fighting their most recent war for independence from Russia Under the command of President Vladimir Putin the Russian air force systematically bombed the rebellious province into submission that year and with no air defenses to fight back Chechnyas rebel leadership was broadly divided between those who grudgingly accepted Russian rule and those who kept up a guerrilla-style insurgency Gen Munaev was among the latter By his own account he remained in Chechnya for more than five years after the wars official end actively participating in the resistance even as his fellow fighters turned to the use of assassinations sabotage and terrorism in their attacks on Russian and loyalist forces All too often civilians were caught in the conflict especially as Chechen rebels turned to the use of suicide bombings and took innocent hostages In 2006 during a counter-insurgency strike in Chechnya Munaev was gravely injured sustaining as he later recalled 36 shrapnel wounds His comrades then smuggled him through Ukraine to Europe to seek treatment and he received political asylum in Denmark soon after By that point Chechnya was firmly under the control of a young warlord named Ramzan Kadyrov whom Putin had entrusted in 2004 to stamp out what remained of the local insurgency The result was a vicious internecine struggle A brawny boxing fan with a private zoo full of carnivores Kadyrov oversaw the hunt for rebel leaders in the mountains of Chechnya and allowed no resistance to Russian rule often referring to Putin as a kind of surrogate father Even in exile Kadyrov’s enemies would often wind up dead some assassinated in Europe others in Turkey or Dubai even though Kadyrov denied personally ordering their murders The exiled Munaev seemed undeterred Having recovered from his injuries in Denmark he set up a political activist group to campaign for Chechen independence and he stubbornly renounced any Chechen who agreed to talk of reconciliation with Kadyrov or his representatives "This war never ended for us" says his close friend and associate in Denmark the exiled Chechen statesman Ilyas Musayev "The thought of any contact with those who have betrayed Chechnya who have killed their own tribesmen causes a Chechen terrible pain" Musayev told TIME during an interview at his apartment near Copenhagen in late 2009 He conceded however that little could be done from exile to change the situation in Chechnya and as time passed their old insurgency died down Russia felt secure enough in 2010 to abolish martial law in the region and a sense of normalcy returned to Chechnya as its bombed-out cities were rebuilt with money from Moscow The war in eastern Ukraine which broke out last spring provided the exiled Chechens with their first chance in years to take up arms against Russia again Munaev didnt miss the opportunity Weeks after Russia set off the conflict by invading and annexing the region of Crimea Munaev arrived in Ukraines capital Kiev with his suitcase of Chechen flags and patches Forty-eight years old at the time he must have seemed a strange volunteer to the Ukrainian military officers who received him But in their desperate search for experienced fighters Ukraines armed forces were hopelessly unprepared for a war with Russia Munaev was a valuable paramilitary asset So Ukraines military provided him with a cache of small arms and he was quickly allowed to form a unit called the Dudaev Battalion which began serving alongside the Ukrainian army last spring (The unit was named after the late Chechen President Dzhokhar Dudaev a former Soviet air force general who ruled Chechnya during its years of de facto independence from 1991 until 1996 when he was killed in a Russian airstrike) At a press conference in October Munaev made clear his motives for coming to fight in Ukraine: "If Ukraine loses Chechnya will lose" he said his voice seeming to falter with emotion "Fighting here in the defense of Ukrainian freedom we are defending our own freedom our own statehood" By that logic he urged all Chechen exiles to take up the call to arms as a revival of their bygone war against Russia and dozens of them have According to the battalion’s officers about a quarter of their roughly 200 fighters are Chechens who have mostly come from their exiles in Turkey and various parts of Europe Half of them are Ukrainian while the rest are a mixed bag of former Soviet military veterans mostly from Azerbaijan and Georgia Over the past year they have participated in some of Ukraines fiercest battles against pro-Russian separatist forces often doing the dangerous work of reconnaissance behind enemy lines But Munaevs role as their commander did not last long In February during a vicious battle for control of the strategic railroad juncture of Debaltseve he was killed in action while on a reconnaissance mission with a handful of his men His deputy commander Osmaev a far younger and less experienced fighter from Chechnya then took over command of the unit Go Inside the Frozen Trenches of Eastern Ukraine Troops belonging to the Ukrainian Army and the Aidar battalion a volunteer fighting unit rest in the town of Shastya Ukraine Shastya means "happiness" Once a picturesque town of 13000 in Luhansk Oblast Shastya has become the frontline between Ukrainian forces and the forces of the breakaway Luhansk People’s Republic Ross McDonnell Ukrainian soldiers conduct operations along the road in Artemivsk Ukraine leading to the embattled town of Debaltseve Feb 15 2015 A ceasefire between Pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian forces brokered by the European Union Russia and Ukraine began at midnight that day Ross McDonnell Ukrainian soldiers conduct operations along the road in Artemivsk Ukraine Feb15 2015 Ross McDonnell The embattled city of Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine was the site of a massive offensive by rebel forces to wrest it from Ukrainian control Debaltseve is a strategic town that provides links between Donetsk and Lugansk the two separatist dominated regions Feb 5 2015 Ross McDonnell A frontline trench in Shastya eastern Ukraine where fighting was ongoing between Ukrainian military and volunteer fighters against the Russian supported forces of the breakaway Luhansk People’s Republic Feb 8 2015 Ross McDonnell Members of the right wing Transcarpathian Sich battalion have taken over a bombed-out mine as their base on the frontline in Pisky Ukraine Feb 10 2015 They fire light artillery and machine guns at enemy positions seeking to open up a new flank against the separatists Ross McDonnell The view from the trench "Alpinist" at night A destroyed tank lies on what used to be the main road to Donetsk City Feb 8 2015 Ross McDonnell Artillery and shelling are constant on the front line in Pisky Ukraine Feb 12 2015 Ross McDonnell Fresh graves on the outskirts of the town of Avdiivka Ukraine Feb 9 2015 Ross McDonnell Dusk scenes along the front in Pisky Ukraine Feb 10 2015 Ross McDonnell A Ukrainian Orthodox priest ministers to a volunteer member of the Aidar Battalion a volunteer group fighting against Russian separatists in Shastya in the restive region of Luhansk eastern Ukraine Feb 8 2015 Shelling ahead of the ceasefire left one boy dead and destruction in the city of Artemivsk near the embattled of Debaltseva Feb 13 2015 Ross McDonnell Residents flee after the city of Artemivsk was destroyed by shelling Feb 13 2015 Ross McDonnell A member of the right wing Transcarpathian Sich Battalion rests in a safe room in Pisky Ukraine Feb 12 2015 Ross McDonnell Funeral of seven-year-old Igor Molodetskykh killed in a shelling by separatist rebels is held in Artemivsk Ukraine Feb 15 2015 Ross McDonnell A resident walks in shock on the streets of Artemivsk after rocket fire left two dead Ukraine Feb 13 2015 Ross McDonnell Freezing weather has left food frozen in Artemivsk Ukraine Feb 15 2015 Ross McDonnell Members of the Dnipro-1 battalion play chess in their base in Pisky Feb 9 2015 Ross McDonnell Members of the Dnipro-1 Battalion live in the basement of a destroyed house in Pisky with food donated by the Ukrainian public Feb 9 2015 Ross McDonnell The right wing Transcarpathian Sich battalion has taken over a bombed out mine as its base on the frontline in Pisky Fighters fire light artillery and machine guns at enemy positions seeking to open up a new flank against the separatists Feb 15 2015 Ross McDonnell A Ukrainian soldier stares out a bus window as Ukrainian troops withdraw in defeat from the city of Debaltseve Feb 19 2015 After almost a month of fighting and heavy shelling on the road out of the city Ukrainian fighters return to the nearby town of Artemivsk The Minsk 2 ceasefire has been largely ignored with fighting ongoing for the strategic town Ross McDonnell 1 of 21 Advertisement Back in their homeland Kadyrov was elated at the news taking it as his chance to tell all Chechens not to follow in Munaev’s footsteps "Stop immediately" he wrote on his Instagram account "This is not your war Go home now This is your chance to stay alive" It seemed an ironic piece of advice for Kadyrov to offer At least since May dozens of his loyal fighters from Chechnya have gone to aid the pro-Russian forces in Ukraine and he has repeatedly warned the government in Kiev that he would send more of them to arrest Ukrainian politicians or help the separatists carry the fight He has even offered to join the war himself if Putin gives him leave During a visit to Chechnya in April TIME interviewed one officer of the regions Interior Ministry forces who says he served a brief tour in eastern Ukraine last year Before the deployment he says he and the other men in his unit went on leave from active duty allowing their commanders in Russia and Chechnya to deny having sent them "It was a formality" he says on condition of anonymity "Thats the way of this war" Though he never met a fellow Chechen on the other side of the front lines he didnt seem troubled by the fact that it was possible So deep is the split within this nation that one Chechen fighter might go covertly to Ukraine from Russia another might travel from his exile in Europe and neither would seem bothered by the fact that meeting on the field of battle they would share the bonds of faith language and kinship that have defined their identities for hundreds of years Driving around in his armored car in the front-line town of Lysychansk the current commander of the Dudaev Battalion says he cant even bring himself to call the other side Chechens anymore "These are people who serve the historical enemy of their nation who kill their own kin" Osmaev tells TIME "These arent Chechens At best theyre Chechen-speaking Russians" He doesnt seem to care that the scorn is mutual Contact us at [email protected] of Game of Thrones’ biggest achievements is making its medieval fantasy world seem immersive and real Soon however you wont need to trek to the HBO dramas real-world filming locations in Northern Ireland or Morocco to get a taste of Westeros: This fall HBO is teaming up with GES to launch Game of Thrones: The Touring Exhibition which will bring sets props costumes and more to fans around the world GES team will work with HBO to create sets that feel just like iconic Westeros environments Specific exhibits will revolve around locales like the North Meereen Castle Black and the Iron Throne Room of Kings Landing among others "Game of Thrones has truly become a worldwide phenomenon with fans avidly watching the show throughout all corners of the globe" HBO global licensing director Jeff Peters said in a statement "Based on the stellar work GES has done with previous entertainment partners we think this exhibition is going to be something fans will love regardless of which part of the world they call home and were excited to give them the opportunity to visit and celebrate the incredible craftsmanship of the talented Game of Thrones production team" Season 7 of Game of Thrones premieres on HBO July 16 Game of Thrones: The Touring Exhibition is set to kick off in Europe this fall with specific locations and dates to be announced soon Check out an exclusive preview of the exhibition above This article originally appeared on EWcom Contact us at [email protected] female mathematician has won the most prestigious prize in math for the first time a hugely symbolic breakthrough for gender equality in one of the most male-dominated areas of academic research Maryam Mirzakhani 37 will be awarded the Fields Medal widely considered maths Nobel Prize since there is no Nobel for mathematics at a ceremony in Seoul on Wednesday morning Born and raised in Iran she has been a professor at Stanford University since 2008 All the previous 52 winners of the Fields have been men since its inception in 1936 one of the most visible indicators that at its highest level math remains a predominantly male preserve Ingrid Daubechies president of the International Mathematical Union (IMU) said that Mirzakhanis success was "hugely symbolic and I hope it will encourage more women to get into mathematics because we need more women I am very happy that now we can put to rest that particular it has never happened before" The Fields Medal is awarded every four years at the IMU’s International Mathematical Congress to two to four mathematicians aged under 40 The medal honors "outstanding mathematical achievement for existing work and for the promise of future achievement" which is why there is an age limit Besides Mirzakhani the other recipients will be Manjul Bhargava Princeton professor who was born in Canada but raised in the US; Artur Ávila from Brazil; and Martin Hairer from Austria As well as honoring a woman for the first time this years Fields also reflect the rise of the developing world in producing top mathematicians even if they are working at universities in the 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Perry’s threat to veto an act authorized by the state’s constitution constituted a misuse of state property and whether his calls for Lehmberg to resign rose to a level of coercion Both counts are likely to prove difficult for prosecutors to make In a statement Perrys general counsel Mary Anne Wiley defended the legality of the veto and pledged to fight the charges "The veto in question was made in accordance with the veto authority afforded to every governor under the Texas Constitution" she said "We will continue to aggressively defend the governor’s lawful and constitutional action and believe we will ultimately prevail" “I am outraged and appalled that the Grand Jury has taken this action given the governor’s constitutional right and duty to veto funding as he deems appropriate” added David L Botsford Perry’s personal attorney “This clearly represents political abuse of the court system and there is no legal basis in this decision The facts of this case conclude that the governor’s 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his nomination stalled Texas Democrats quickly released a statement calling on Perry to resign “Governor Rick Perry has brought dishonor to his office his family and the state of Texas” the party said “Texans deserve to have leaders that stand up for what is right and work to help families across Texas” The indictment comes as Perry the longest serving governor in Texas history is set to step down in January after 14 years in office The failed 2012 Republican presidential hopeful has been traveling the country in recent months in preparation for a second run at the White House most recently returning to Texas from a four-day trip to Iowa on Tuesday Write to Zeke J Miller at [email protected] Trump said that the controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton’s emails specifically the recent revelation that a State Department staffer asked to change the classification level of an email from her private server is “worse than Watergate” Speaking in front of a rowdy crowd in Green Bay Wisconsin 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