PBS NewsHour

Tennessee judge jailed minors on bogus charges

Clip: 10/12/2021 | 6m 41s | Video has closed captioning.

A new investigation by ProPublica and Nashville Public Radio has uncovered an alarming pattern of arresting and detaining elementary school children in Rutherford County, Tennessee — some as young as 7 years old. Some are arrested for playground fights or cursing. A disproportionate number of the children arrested were Black. Lisa Desjardins gets more from Nashville Public Radio's Meribah Knight.

Aired: 10/12/21

Rating: NR

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