sandy hook elementary school

Former Member Explains Why Westboro Will Protest Sandy Hook Funerals

The Westboro Baptist Church has announced plans to picket the funerals of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting victims, enraging victims still mourning the tragedy while practicing their rights to free speech.

Host Jamila Bey talked with Nathan Phelps, a prominent secular LGBT activist and son of the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, to discuss the church and its latest plans.

School Systems Must Improve in Crisis Prevention, Advocate Says

The tragedy that struck Newtown, Conn., could have struck any school in the country and now many are discussing how to maintain safety and security in schools while preventing school crime and violence.

The National School Safety Center is one organization taking up that discussion. The NSSC is a nonprofit organization which serves as an advocate for safe, secure and peaceful schools and as a catalyst for the prevention of school crime and violence.

Host Jamila Bey talked with Dr. Ronald Stephens, executive director of the National School Safety Center, about the policy conversations and decisions that really need to be taking place in the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings.