TTAPR on June 29th, 2012

A large high school graduation party turned violent when a fight broke out, leaving one male teen shot, three men stabbed and another male teen wounded after being struck by an unknown object. Several officers arrived and began dispersing the large crowd when they found a 17-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the leg, [...]

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TTAPR on June 29th, 2012

14 shootings in June in Queens South precincts as violent youth groups grow. Maybe Mayor Bloomberg should focus on keeping kids hands off of guns rather than soft-drinks.  The safety Guilliani gave the city, Bloomberg taketh away. Queens is plagued by dangerous street crews and it’s going to take an “army” to clamp down on [...]

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The Prince George’s County youth detention center where a teacher was killed in 2010 saw a huge jump in assaults last year,according to a new report. The report by the Juvenile Justice Monitoring Unit, the watchdog for Maryland’s youth facilities, found that youth-on-youth assaults at the Cheltenham Youth Facility climbed from 221 in 2010 to 370 in [...]

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A Tryon Residential Center nurse who was attacked, stabbed and beaten a week ago by a naked, unruly 15-year-old female inmate today told her story of how she was placed in a setting where regular youth division aides would have been on duty. Cheryl Huxhold, a 56-year-old Tryon nurse from Fultonville, said the girl was [...]

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I am a mother who recently lost her son to a senseless act of teen violence. The young man who was responsible for my son’s death had quite a history of juvenile offenses. Every day, when I turn on the television and read the newspaper, I see another youth responsible for gun violence. The juvenile [...]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 4, 2010 Contact:     Michael Victorian (202) 639-6405 (202) 340-9764 CITY JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM PLAGUED WITH MISMANAGEMENT Union Says Youth Violence Directly Related to Failures of City Government (WASHINGTON) – The American Federation of Government Employees, which represents employees of the District of Columbia’s Department of Youth and Rehabilitation Services, (DYRS), [...]

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Cleveland police five teens who they believe shot out more than 100 car windows.  In the comment section, Ohio citizens expressed their dissatisfaction regarding community safety.  Stating: It’s likely the boys will be placed at the (very little known about) County’s Youth Development Center who will resort to their pacifist policies that do nothing but [...]

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Enraged by a recent rash of robberies allegedly committed by teens, Upper Darby Police Superintendent said that those who draft legislation should spend a night on the streets of Upper Darby.   Last week, six “wolf-pack” robberies committed by males 14-to-17-years-old – in groups of three to eight – occurred throughout the township.  All of [...]

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A boy playing cards in an open recreation area at Baltimore City’s Juvenile Justice Center was struck from behind by two boys. The boy was kicked and stomped on the head, leaving him with a fractured skull, a broken jaw and several knocked-out teeth. He will need several surgeries in the future. The circumstances that led to the [...]

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