After he was pepper-sprayed in the face by White Cop, Seattle Public School teacher Jesse Hagopian founded a racial justice scholarship
Garfield High School teacher Jesse Hagopian was sprayed in the face by a stupid white Seattle police overseer while talking on the phone shortly after addressing a Black Lives Matter protest held on last year's Martin Luther King holiday
From [HERE] Turning an act of violence into a force for good, a Seattle public school teacher who was pepper-sprayed by police announced Monday that his $100,000 settlement will be used to support students "who have demonstrated the power of activism in pursuit of racial and social justice."
Garfield High School teacher Jesse Hagopian, who helped organize the school's historic standardized test boycott as well as racial justice protests, was sprayed in the face by a Seattle police officer while talking on the phone shortly after addressing a Black Lives Matter protest held on last year's Martin Luther King holiday.
Though the act—which was caught on video—was unprovoked, the offending officer only received a verbal reprimand, a punishment that was downgraded from a one-day suspension after the Chief of Police personally intervened. Hagopian filed a $500,000 claim against the city and, according to the Seattle Times, reached a settlement last month. [MORE]