The District needs to be more careful in placing violent youths back into the community to avoid situations where “some things fall through the cracks,” according to Attorney General Peter Nickles. Nickles, appearing on NewsChannel 8, said he has completed a review of the city’s juvenile justice system that he’ll present to Mayor Adrian Fenty [...]

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Washington Post  By Colbert I. King. Saturday, June 26, 2010 Despite her quick smile, Nardyne Jefferies couldn’t mask the pain and anger written all over her face when we met at a Northeast eatery this week. Her 16-year-old daughter, Brishell, was one of the three youths killed in the March 30 drive-by shooting on South [...]

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TTAPR on June 25th, 2010

Parents brawl at kindergarten graduation; officials lock down campus kindergarten graduation ceremony at a Victorville elementary school turned ugly Wednesday when several parents got into a fight, causing authorities to place the campus on lockdown. The incident occurred at Puesta del Sol Elementary School, with officials saying a verbal altercation between two parents turned physical. [...]

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Parents Fight over best way to handle 4-year-olds-trouble makers in Nursery School By J. DAVID GOODMAN AND ANDY NEWMAN New York Times The school year for Old First Nursery School in Park Slope, Brooklyn, wraps up on Friday. And for some parents, it will not be a moment too soon. At this, one of the [...]

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TTAPR on June 21st, 2010

It was predicted by experts that DC & MD juvenile and residential would lose control of their youth and the residential facilities would become increasingly and exponentially unsafe for staff and youth. While this outcome was predicted, we are truly sorry to hear that staff and youth are being injured and killed as a result. [...]

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Published Thursday, June 17, 2010 7:00 am by CSEA Statewide News (ALBANY) – The CSEA (Civil Service Employees Association) has presented a detailed and often-graphic account of deteriorating conditions in New York State-operated juvenile detention facilities under embattled Office of Children and Family Services Commissioner Gladys Carrion.  In addition, CSEA is also calling for a [...]

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TTAPR on June 18th, 2010

In December 2006 the NYS Legislature was told that OCFS’ physical intervention policy was unsafe, in 2010, 2 staff fatalities and several million in worker comp. claims later, they’re finally investigating State Senator George Maziarz and members of a Senate Republican Task Force on Juvenile Justice reform today held a public forum to investigate growing concerns [...]

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Zero tolerance: Crime against children Would you want to be subjected to zero tolerance? Think about it. Any little mistake means automatic conviction, fine or jail time with no room for common sense. No, you wouldn’t want it, and you wouldn’t stand for it. Then tell me why we are subjecting our children to this [...]

Continue reading about GA. The School To Prison Pipeline Extends to Georgia as 13 Year Old Is Jailed for Mistakenly Bringing a Pocket Knife To School

Man Defends His Wife who was assaulted, gets sucker-punched and a Judge charges him with assault. Judge needs to read North Carolina’s self-defense law and the 5th and 14th Amendments of the Constitution. A person has a right to defend him/herself or another using any means reasonable. This is a non-waivable right.

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Teachers are told not to restrain, but law enforcement can use spray and tasers. ORANGE COUNTY — The Orange County School District is dealing with the fallout from two separate on-campus fights. Both fights happened Wednesday on the last day of classes. A law enforcement officer had to take some extreme measures in both cases, [...]

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