In Chicago, Latino families react to new school safety measures

CHICAGO, IL – On the second day of school last week, Susana Salgado and Octavio Barajas walked their 8-year-old son from James Otis Elementary along the new Safe Passage route in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood.

Though there were many police cars, Safe Passage workers in bright vests, and even a fire truck placed throughout the several blocks of the route, Salgado felt that the kids weren’t safe because some of the crossing guards weren’t paying attention. “They gave the job to 600 people,” she says. “They’re so worried about money, but they’re giving money away

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