TTAPR on February 21st, 2012

Joshua Despres, the teen arrested after allegedly using racial slurs during a high school fight, says he was bullied for months and school administrators did nothing to prevent it. The Little Compton teenager who was arrested Tuesday following a fight at Portsmouth High School is speaking out and telling his side of the story. Patch [...]

Continue reading about CA. Bullied teen arrested fighting back is speaking out

TTAPR on February 21st, 2012

School Committee member Rick Starbard expressed shock this morning at a videotaped fight between two girls that took place apparently after school ended at Lynn English High School at the nearby Cook Street playground. The videotape shows two girls fighting over an approximately eight-minute period – while a group of teenage boys and girls looked [...]

Continue reading about MA. School fight videotaped and posted on you tube

TTAPR on February 20th, 2012

Videos posted on YouTube are raising concerns with parents and school officials. They show a group of middle school girls watching, and even encouraging, a fight between two people. Several of these videos have been posted on the Internet. KCBD has been investigating and got the story behind them. Laura Lavato is the parent of [...]

Continue reading about TX. Families alarmed by school fight club

TTAPR on February 20th, 2012

Tina Quizon lives near Lehua Elementary School in Pearl City. She says over the past two weekends there have been what appears to be organized fights in the school’s parking lot. It started… (with) a group of probably 30-50 boys and girls, young adults. (They) were mobbing each other,” Quizon said. “It was like six [...]

Continue reading about HI. Pearl city school fights frightening community

TTAPR on February 17th, 2012

On the heels of an attack on a juvenile justice specialist, there are new calls for reforming how the state deals with young offenders. The incident last week at the Bridge City Center for Youth involved several male juvenile inmates “manhandling” a female juvenile justice specialist. It is just the latest troubling incident for a [...]

Continue reading about LA. Attack at Juvenile Center spurs calls for change

David Muhammad has a checkered past in Juvenile Justice where NY and CA Juvenile Justice Departments are picking up DC and Maryland Juvenile Justice rejects in what amounts to a revolving door of incompetent administrators. Here’s the past story: In 2010 DC Mayor Adrian Fenty fired the head of the DC’s juvenile rehabilitation agency under [...]

Continue reading about CA. David Muhammad An Alameda County Juvenile Probation Officer is accused of sexual assault

Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts with The Force Science Research Center Editor’s Note: Our thanks to Chris Lawrence of the Ontario Police College and a member of the Force Science certification faculty for alerting us to the publication of this study. An exaggeration of the sudden in-custody death problem is generating “persecution and prosecution” [...]

Continue reading about Canadian Medical Research Team Shows Prone positioning is no riskier than other restraints

Fla. – Authorities say an 11-year-old boy cornered a special education student in the bathroom of a Tampa Bay area middle school and tried to set him on fire. According to CBS affiliate WTSP, the police report states that the boy “took a can of Old Spice body spray and lit the spray stream on [...]

Continue reading about FL. 11 year old tries to set special education student on fire with Old Spice body spray

TTAPR on February 8th, 2012

West Des Moines school officials say comments posted on Twitter and Facebook are behind assaults made by two students. Officials say the problem started when comments were posted online about a car accident that happened in Des Moines. Two 17-year-old students at Valley High School say they felt bullied by each other and on Thursday [...]

Continue reading about IA. Social Media provokes school fight

TTAPR on February 8th, 2012

A dozen students were arrested by Shreveport Police after a Monday afternoon brawl on a Caddo Parish school bus. According to police, a fight broke out on a bus taking students home from Hamilton Terrace Learning Center, just after 3 p.m. Monday. The bus driver reportedly realized that the vehicle was near the police department. [...]

Continue reading about LA. Dozen arrested after school bus fight