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Teen Fights Back After Cop Allegedly Slammed Him to the Ground and Arrested Him for Refusing to Remove a Rosary Necklace

A conservative legal firm is demanding that a Texas school district reassess its dress code after a cop allegedly slammed an eighth grader to the ground and forcibly arrested him after he refused to remove his rosary — a religious symbol that has also come to be associated with gangs.

The Rutherford Institute fired off a letter to the Amarillo Independent School District on December 4, giving officials just over a week to respond to a series of demands.

The firm is asking that the district condemn the “excessive” police force used against 14-year-old Jacob Herrera in late October, urging police to drop criminal prosecution against him and to peel back its policy against clothing that police believe looks to be gang related, according to the Christian Post.

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