Flashpoint: 2020's new faces and reforms, Philly's school police chief, and The Royal Mix

Flashpoint
January 05, 2020 - 12:43 pm
This week's panel includes Pennsylvania Rep. Jordan Harris, Jasmine Sessoms of She Can Win, Philadelphia Councilperson Bill Greenlee and Erika Almiron of Juntos.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about the many changes implemented in the Philadelphia region in 2019 and the impact going forward. 

The big story of the week was the appointment of Danielle Outlaw as Philadelphia's police commissioner. She is the first Black woman to fill the role, but she joins Black women in other key criminal justice positions. 

What is the impact of the collective? Other changes related to criminal justice reform, tax abatement and much more. Pennsylvania Rep. Jordan Harris joins Jasmine Sessoms of She Can Win, Philadelphia Councilperson Bill Greenlee and Erika Almiron of Juntos for this discussion. 

Kevin Bethel, new special adviser on public safety for the Philadelphia School District.
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The newsmaker of the week is Kevin Bethel, the new special adviser on public safety for the Philadelphia School District. Bethel is a former deputy commissioner for the Philadelphia Police Department. During his time there, he rolled out juvenile justice reforms that significantly decreased the number of in school arrests of children. He discusses his vision for busting the school to prison pipeline for good.

Finally, the changemaker of the week is The Royal Mix. The all-female hip hop trio, comprised of Saniyah Babb, Rashiyah Dennis and Giselle Martin, is on a mission to create positive change among youth. They discuss their new anti-bullying song, "Royal Geek" and short film. 

Hip hop trio The Royal Mix, comprised of Saniyah Babb, Rashiyah Dennis and Giselle Martin.
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