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  • Iowa Supreme Court bans life without parole for teen killers

    05/27/2016 11:13:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    AP ^ | May 27, 2016 | Ryan J. Foley
    A divided Iowa Supreme Court on Friday banned judges from imposing life prison sentences without the possibility of parole on juveniles convicted of first-degree murder. The court ruled 4-3 that the sentence amounts to cruel and unusual punishment under the Iowa Constitution. Even juveniles who commit the most heinous crimes should someday have the option of proving to the Iowa Board of Parole that they have been rehabilitated and are fit for release, Justice Brent Appel wrote for the majority.
  • Police against initiative to lower jailing age to 12

    11/22/2015 2:15:35 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/11/15 | Tova Dvorin
    Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked and Social Welfare Minister Haim Katz are pushing an initiative to lower the age of criminal responsibility to 12 - but the Israel Police itself is against the idea. Police believe that lowering the age by which minors convicted of violent crimes can be jailed will encourage, not discourage, crime. "We maintain that it is necessary that the law allow police to arrest minors in exceptional cases," an opinion submitted by the Legal Counsel of the Department of Investigations (CID) states, Walla! News reports. "[But] the detention of minors under age 14 as proposed would not...
  • Obama Backs Campaign to Defeat Netanyahu in Israeli Elections

    01/26/2015 5:28:07 PM PST · by PROCON · 79 replies
    pjmedia ^ | Jan. 26, 2015 | Susan L.M. Goldberg
    Caroline Glick picked up on one article the Israeli left-wing paper Ha’aretz didn’t bother translating into English that details Obama’s involvement in the upcoming Israeli elections. A summary of the article is provided by IMRA (Independent Media Review & Analysis): Haaretz reporter Roi Arad revealed in an article in the Hebrew edition today [January 26] that the foreign funded organization, “One Voice”, is bankrolling the V-2015 campaign to defeat Binyamin Netanyahu’s national camp in the March 2015 Knesset Elections. One indication of the generous financing is that it has now flown in a team of five American campaign experts (including...
  • Visiting US, (Israeli) President Rivlin says he wont meet Obama

    01/25/2015 3:59:05 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 20 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | January 25, 2015 | Times of Israel staff
    Rivlin is in New York to address the official Holocaust commemorations of the United Nations. His schedule includes meetings with African-American leaders and others. According to unsourced Israeli media reports, the White House invited Rivlin to a summit meeting with Obama in Washington. Israeli media outlets, including Channel 10 and the Ynet news site, have suggested the White House invitation was meant to embarrass Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was not invited to meet with Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry during his stay in Washington to address both houses of Congress in early March. Netanyahu was invited to...
  • Obamas ugly tantrum could be dangerous to Israel (NY Daily News)

    01/25/2015 4:16:37 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 67 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | January 25, 2015 | Editorial Board
    President Obamas refusal to meet with Benjamin Netanyahu when the Israeli prime minister comes to Washington in March to address a joint meeting of Congress is a petulant, juvenile snub one that couldnt be more badly timed. The Israeli leader spat in our face, an unnamed senior U.S. official told Israeli newspaper Haaretz, and there will be a price. An unnamed source close to Kerry told the Washington Post the House speech could blunt Secretary Kerrys enthusiasm for being Israels primary defender. Thats gangster talk, aimed at one of Americas closest allies all because the Israeli leader dared...
  • Helen Novak, 90, was viciously beaten to death by a 10-year-old boy, police say

    10/14/2014 4:29:05 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 21 replies ^ | October 14, 2104 | Christian Savoy
    A 10-year-old boy has been charged with criminal homicide after he brutally beat 90-year-old Helen Novak to death. Tristen Kurilla, apparently angry because the 90-year-old woman shouted at him, hooked a cane around Novak's neck and then held her down and beat her to death while she was in bed, according to prosecutors. Prosecutors said today that they have charged the child as an adult for the murder of Helen Novak, a woman who was under the care of the child's grandfather. The Associated Press reported that the incident occurred on Saturday when the boy was visiting his grandfather's house...
  • Teen Charged in Teacher's Slaying Accused in New Attack

    06/03/2014 5:32:13 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 12 replies
    Newser ^ | June 3, 2010 | John Johnson
    Authorities aren't saying exactly what happened, but WCVB-TV reports that Chism can be seen on surveillance video carrying what appears to be a pencil and following the woman into a locker room. After he began choking the woman, other staffers quickly pulled him away, reports the TV station, which points out that the scenario "bears a chilling resemblance" to how teacher Colleen Ritzer was murdered at Danvers High School last year.
  • Juvenile charged in killings of 2 Newark children (NJ)

    12/31/2013 1:10:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    AP via San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12:20 pm, Tuesday, December 31, 2013
    Authorities say a 15-year-old boy faces 2 counts of murder in the Christmas night slayings of two Newark children. [] The juvenile was apprehended in connection with the fatal shootings of a 13-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy outside a home in the southern end of Newark near Interstate 78. [] Newark will end 2013 with more than 100 murders, the most the city has had since 2006.
  • The Most Bizzare Performance in Vice Presidential History: Ryan Wins

    10/11/2012 7:46:40 PM PDT · by publius321 · 39 replies ^ | 10/11/2012 | Scott Ryan
    31 minutes into the debate and one thing is clear - Joe Bidens behavior will appeal to the obnoxious who are already in his corner but any decent person watching the circus environment of his creation - will recognize the absolutely sophomoric behavior for what it is. Biden had his first strike against himself when he walked out on the stage with his face pulled so tight you could bounce a quarter off of it. At first I asked my wife what Barbara Walters was doing on the stage. Bidens non-stop, fake laughter was bizarre and painful to watch....
  • Juvenile Delinquent (5-second GIF)

    07/14/2012 9:41:53 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 27 replies
  • "Still a BFD" (Obama Twitter Gloat?)

    06/29/2012 8:28:09 AM PDT · by Tulsa Ramjet · 42 replies
    Twitter ^ | July 29 2010 | Barack Obama
    Still a BFD
  • Jimmy Fallon to Host a Very Obama Special!

    04/23/2012 6:15:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    While Mitt Romney "considers" Lorne Michael's offer to host SNL, Barack Obama is preparing for a Late Night comedy take-over!! Next Tuesday Jimmy Fallon will host a special President Obama-themed episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The episode will be filmed live from the swing state Obama lusts for University of North Carolina, instead of where he doesn't need votes the show's NYC studio.
  • Teen caught with nipple chain down his pants

    03/21/2012 5:39:41 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 29 replies · 1+ views ^ | 03/19/2012 | The Local/rm
    A cash-strapped 18-year-old man from northern Sweden was found leaving a sex shop with a nipple chain hidden in his pants after his lack of funds prompted him to pilfer the trinket for his girlfriend. The man took his time browsing around the shop, which is called Ladyland and located in central Sundsvall, in June last year. Store employees recalled him as friendly and chatty, according to local paper Sundsvalls Tidning. However, upon leaving, the 18-year-old set off the store's anti-shoplifting alarm. A search of the man revealed he had pocketed a so called nipple chain, worth some 119 kronor...
  • New Ron Paul Ad ("Big Dog")

    12/05/2011 8:40:15 AM PST · by Captain Kirk · 68 replies · 1+ views
    New Ron Paul Ad ("Big Dog")
  • 6-Year-Old Son [Charged] With a Felony After He Played Doctor With a 5-Year-Old Girl

    11/25/2011 4:12:47 PM PST · by BfloGuy · 32 replies ^ | 11/23/2011 | Jacob Sullum
    Last week the parents of a Wisconsin boy sued Grant County District Attorney Lisa Riniker for charging their son with first-degree sexual assault, a Class B felony, after he played "butt doctor" with a 5-year-old girl. He was 6 at the time. When the boy's lawyer tried to have the charge dismissed, Riniker replied: "The legislature could have put an age restriction in the statute if it wanted to. The legislature did no such thing." According to the complaint (PDF), the girl is "the daughter of a well-known political figure in Grant County," and her brother, who is the same...
  • Why Are the Movies Dying?

    10/26/2011 7:49:15 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 77 replies ^ | 10-27-11 | stolinsky
      Why Are the Movies Dying? David C. Stolinsky Oct. 27, 2011 The other evening my wife and I went to the movies. We intended to see “Margin Call,” a film about the financial crisis starring Kevin Spacey, Demi Moore, Stanley Tucci, Paul Bettany, and Jeremy Irons. The cast is outstanding and the subject timely. But the film was playing in only one small theater in all of the West Side of Los Angeles. The theater held only about 150 seats, and all but the first two rows were taken. So instead we went to another theater playing “The...
  • Proposal for new word: "Ediphile" [vanity]

    08/03/2011 4:45:43 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 7 replies
    myself ^ | August 03, 2011 | Attention Surplus Disorder
    Herewith is my proposal for a new word to be added to the English langtuage. I looked it up and no such word currently exists. The word is "ediphile". The word applies to (for example) a typical New York Times journalist who would call patriots and those genuinely concerned with the future of their country "terrorists" in an effort to generate "buzz" over their harebrained, left-twisted nonsense. Since Conservatives generally do not engage in this type of bomb-throwing juvenile name calling and are thus left undefended against same, we need a word to describe someone who would commit unspeakable acts...
  • This is not Ronald Reagan's GOP (barf alert)

    07/14/2011 3:23:09 PM PDT · by EBH · 15 replies
    Forget the Grand Old Party. Today's maddening, intransigent GOP is a Gang of Purists This was the week when the grand bargain on the debt ceiling all but died, when Republicans opted to continue impaling themselves on the hook of the Paul Ryan plan because they really do want to voucherize and destroy Medicare.... Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, who may care about the country but surely understands political strategy, then offered another path out of the box canyon into which Republicans have backed themselves where they face the prospect of being blamed for collapsing the full faith...
  • Fox News's hacked Twitter feed declares Obama dead

    07/04/2011 2:53:54 AM PDT · by markomalley · 251 replies
    Rogue 4 July tweets on TV news channel's politics service go viral but Fox News is apparently back in control Fox News has apparently fallen victim to hacking, with its politics Twitter feed repeatedly announcing President Barack Obama had been shot dead. @foxnewspolitics began tweeting the information to its 33,000 followers at about 2am local time, with the posts rapidly being shared around the internet. The rogue tweets appeared to begin after the account sent a message saying Fox had just "regained full access to our Twitter account". The following tweets all related to the supposed death of Obama, with...
  • Why Sarah Palin is disliked in Ireland (Spew-tastic!)

    06/10/2011 2:53:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Irish Central ^ | June 10, 2011 | Cormac MacConnell
    I know from experience that I'm going to get into hot water over this, but I don't give a tinker's curse whether I do or not. There are times to keep your mouth tightly closed and there are times to yell. This is one of these occasions. In the name of the sweet and suffering Christ Almighty what is wrong with ye over there? How is it even remotely possible that a significant number of the citizens of your mighty and well-educated nation have created a political climate which sees Sarah Palin emerging as the most likely Republican choice to...
  • SHOCKING VIDEO: Teen Brutally Beaten At McDonald's While Employees Watch

    04/22/2011 8:28:24 PM PDT · by John.Galt2012 · 154 replies
    Pix11 ^ | 22 April 2011 | Pix11
    Two women are charged after a video showing a brutal attack on a teenage girl at a Baltimore-area McDonald's restaurant surfaced on the internet Friday. According to the Baltimore Sun, police have charged a 14-year-old girl as a juvenile, and charges are pending for her 18-year-old accomplice. The attack reportedly occurred April 18 at the 6300 Kenwood McDonalds location. The Sun is also reporting that States Attorney Scott D. Shellenberger says that the assault may be classified as a hate crime because the attackers were both black, and the victim white.
  • Teen prostitutes get new status

    02/26/2011 6:14:00 PM PST · by little jeremiah · 58 replies
    Minneapolis-St.Paul Star Tribune ^ | February 26, 2011 | PAT PHEIFER and JIM ANDERSON
    County prosecutors from across the metro said Friday they are overhauling their policies to ensure that juvenile prostitutes are treated as crime victims instead of criminals, even as some regions of the state see an uptick in teen prostitution cases. "We need to do the right thing as it relates to children who are victims of prostitution," said Ramsey County Attorney John Choi, who was joined at a news conference by prosecutors, police chiefs and victim advocates from across the Twin Cities. "I believe we should be doing everything we can to get them out of the system, and never...
  • Ruling limits cuffs

    02/15/2011 1:12:40 PM PST · by Wicket · 1 replies
    News Register, McMinnville, OR ^ | 2/12/2011 | Hannah Hoffman
    Juvenile Department Director Tim Loewen and Detention Center Director Scott Paasch explained that youths are held pre-trial only when a judge feels they constitute a flight risk or pose a danger to themselves or others. By virtue of being in the detention center, they argued, the youths present a danger that needs to be rectified by handcuffing them while they interact with the public in the hallways. Lawrence said such precautions should be applied far more selectively. She said shackling juveniles can prove psychologically damaging, making youthful offenders feel like hardened criminals or kindling repressed memories of abuse.
  • (Vanity) As MSNBC's Chris Matthews insults become more ludicrous and juvenile...

    02/03/2011 8:21:31 PM PST · by DGHoodini · 25 replies
    MSNBC | Thurs, Feb 3rd, 2011 | DGHoodini
    As Matthews ibnsults abnd smears against Reublicans become more crazed ans childish, someone should be putting together a video montage of all his slimy LibPerv attacks on their characters. From "She dopesn't know *anything!*, to "She's a balloon head!" to "enemy territory" to "She's crazy!", to "They're a bunch of racists!" to "He's a racist!" to "monochromatic" to "Bigoted". to "tribal" to "ethnic". to the numerous insinuations of corruption based on nothing but his opinion just to be able to smear...and on and on, The same should be done for Ed 'Hate Pig' Shults and all his slaner and calling...
  • Boy, 12, sentenced in shooting death

    01/04/2011 9:24:03 PM PST · by DemforBush · 16 replies
    WARSAW, Ind. (WANE) - A 12-year-old Kosciusko County boy has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for his role in the killing of the stepfather of one of his friends...
  • Marine, wife attacked by teens after showing of "Little Fockers"

    12/28/2010 1:08:19 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 250 replies · 31+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 28, 2010 | AP
    MANATEE, Fla. (AP) A group of unruly teenagers attacked a 27-year-old Marine and his wife who had asked them to be quiet during a Christmas night showing of "Little Fockers." The attack happened as the couple left the theater near Bradenton Saturday night. Authorities say the fight attracted about 300 bystanders. Federico Freire, home on leave from Afghanistan, says they left the theater shortly after the teens were asked to leave. The couple was kicked and punched in the parking lot before a gun-brandishing witness told the crowd to step back just before deputies arrived.
  • Tea party may run its course into ditch (Hurl, you shall)

    09/23/2010 3:45:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The St. Petersburg Times ^ | September 24, 2010 | Daniel Ruth
    There's a scene toward the end of the great movie Lawrence of Arabia when the Bedouin warriors seize Damascus, their long yearned for and hard-fought prize at last within their grasp. Alas, chaos soon grips the occupiers. Fires break out over the city and the new, bickering rulers of Damascus find themselves impotent. They know nothing about electrical grids, or how to operate the water system, or how to govern. Meanwhile the British Army sits on the sidelines and waits. In short order the frustrated Bedouins, completely bumfuzzled over the complexities of modernity, return to what they know best...
  • 10-year-old's mother says she's "pissed off" [boy shot himself while attempting robbery]

    08/21/2010 11:05:34 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 64 replies ^ | Aug. 20, 2010 | HEATHER BOSCH
    The mother of the 10-year-old reportedly shot by a gun he was carrying during a fight on a bus says she's "pissed off." Charges could be filed as early as today, against the boy and his 12 and 14-year-old half brothers, who are accused of trying to rob a 17-year-old on a Metro Bus this week. The 4-foot-1 inch tall, chubby cheeked boy sat in King County juvenile court, nursing his wounded arm on Wednesday. Prosecutors say the 10-year-old boy is dangerous. The gun went off during the robbery attempt, wounding the 10-year-old. "I'm pissed off right now," said the...
  • The Increasingly Self-Pitying Obama White House

    08/11/2010 10:33:35 PM PDT · by SloopJohnB · 50 replies · 1+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | August 9, 2010 | Peter Wehner
    SNIP...Ill reserve final judgment until I read the entire piece. But based on these excerpts which presumably reflect the thrust of the 10,000-word article what is striking is the degree of self-pity we find in Obamas advisers, which is reflected in the presidents words and attitude as well. Team Obama sounds nothing so much as overmatched and overwhelmed, unable to understand what has gone wrong, and increasingly bitter toward the nations capital and the pace and nature of politics.
  • Anger as white U.S. policeman filmed punching black girl, 17, in the face

    06/16/2010 9:54:20 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 162 replies · 2,609+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | updated at 4:14 PM on 16th June 2010 | By Paul Thompson
    This is the moment a white American police officer punches a teenage black girl in the face after a dispute about how she and her friend crossed the road. Video footage of Officer Ian Walsh lashing out at the 17-year-old in Seattle has shocked the U.S. The teenager reels backwards in shock from the blow before clutching her face while a bystander can be heard asking: Are you serious? Police arrested the girl, Angel Rosenthal, and her friend, 19-year-old Marilyn Ellen Levias, both of whom have criminal records. Seattle Police chiefs have launched an investigation into the alleged assault after...
  • States closing youth prisons as arrests plunge

    06/07/2010 10:05:43 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 5 replies · 22+ views
    After struggling for years to treat young criminals in razor wire-ringed institutions, states across the country are quietly shuttering dozens of reformatories amid plunging juvenile arrests, softer treatment policies and bleak budgets. In Ohio, the number of juvenile offenders has plummeted by nearly half over the last two years, pushing the state to close three facilities. California's closures include a youth institution near Los Angeles that operated for nearly 115 years. And one in Texas will finally go quiet after getting its start as a World War II-era training base. The closures have juvenile advocates cheering. "I can tell you...
  • Juveniles on Probations, and Their Parents Guns (and Other Weapons)

    05/27/2010 4:57:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies · 389+ views
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 26 May, 2010 | Eugene Volokh
    Apropos the discussion below, what do you folks think of this Oregon county juvenile court probation policy (thanks to commenter Philistine for the pointer) (emphasis added)? 4. You are to only live with your parent(s) or court-approved guardian(s) .... 11. You are not to posses any weapon of any description including but not limited to firearms, knives, nunchucks, or martial arts weaponry. You are not to possess any ammunition or weapon replicas. You are not to possess any dangerous animal. You are not to involve yourself in activities in which weapons are used, including but not limited to hunting or...
  • In The Neo-Race War, The Fight Against Operation Wetback Is Our Fight Too (Ultra Barf Alert)

    05/01/2010 9:55:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 603+ views
    Ill keep this short and sweet. There are White Nationalist factions in the Congress and particularly within the GOP who totally lost their minds when Barack Obama became President. These mostly Viagrad out old farts serve less as spokespersons for We The People than they do for defense, oil, health insurance companies, Big Pharma, Big Agriculture, Wall Street, and just about anything regarded as too big to fail. They get paid phat in contributions by aiding those deeply rooted corporate thugs, who in turn make Ray-Ray or Joses gangbanging look like a bloody nose from a school yard fight. So...
  • 2 Teens Arrested For Stealing Fire Truck(After escaped from Juvenile Diversion Program)

    01/27/2010 7:56:32 AM PST · by greatdefender · 10 replies · 371+ views
    WESH 2 Orlando ^ | January 27, 2010
    WEST SUMMERLAND KEY, Fla. -- Two 17-year-olds fled from a juvenile diversion program at a Florida Keys campground in a stolen fire truck. The teens were arrested and charged with grand theft auto. The truck belonged to the chief of the Big Pine Key Fire Department. Authorities said a Camp Sawyer counselor called the Monroe County Sheriff's Office Monday morning to report that the teens were missing from the site on West Summerland Key. Deputies then learned of the missing fire truck. The boys, who were only wearing underwear, were caught 90 miles away. Monroe County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Becky...
  • AP:Jay Leno Prime Time Show Ends, Fox News Reporting

    01/10/2010 10:46:59 AM PST · by E.G.C. · 62 replies · 2,835+ views
    Fox News Alert just breaking
  • Teen who hit 66-year-old pizza man with baseball bat won't stand trial as an adult (Ft Worth TX )

    01/09/2010 9:04:49 AM PST · by Dubya · 73 replies · 2,900+ views
    FORT WORTH Fred Rein used the tips he earned delivering pizzas to help people, whether paying for a pizza for a financially strapped family or a young mothers electricity bill. But on Oct. 3, authorities say the 66-year-old Fort Worth man encountered a 16-year-old boy intent on stealing money from Rein. On a friends phone, the teen later told police, he called Dominos Pizza, gave the false name Joseph and placed an order for four pizzas, cheesy sticks and two bottles of soda. He provided an address on Bessie Street, a house where he used to live and now...
  • Lake Charles, LA Man faces 44 sex charges with juvenile

    12/31/2009 7:49:11 AM PST · by deport · 5 replies · 795+ views
    KPLC TV ^ | 12-30-09 | Lee Peck
    LC Man faces 44 sex charges with juvenile By Lee Peck - bio | emailLAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -Justin ErnestLee of Lake Charles now faces at total of 44 sex charges in Beauregard and Calcasieu Parish for incest with a 14-year-old family member.30-year-old Lee was arrested last week by Beauregard Parish Sheriff's investigators and charged with 2 counts of aggravated incest after the juvenile confided in a family member. Officials say the incidents happened at a home in Ragley.After further investigation, investigators say Lee admitted to more sexual encounters with the juvenile at his home off Rushmore Drive in...
  • Teen to be tried as adult in death of 9-year-old girl

    11/18/2009 2:58:21 PM PST · by liveconservatively · 17 replies · 846+ views
    AP ^ | 11/18/2009 | AP
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A police officer testified Wednesday that a 15-year-old girl told investigators she killed a 9-year-old neighbor because she wanted to know what it felt like to kill someone, and a judge ruled the teen should stand trial as an adult. Authorities have not publicly identified the suspect, but her attorney referred to her in court Wednesday as Alyssa. Police testified that Elizabeth Olten did nothing to provoke the attack against her, and that the teenage suspect led authorities to the girl's body after they questioned her. Asked by juvenile justice attorney Samantha Green whether Alyssa...
  • U.S. Supreme Court to review issue of juvenile `lifers'

    11/08/2009 8:17:09 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 32 replies · 1,813+ views
    Miami Dade ^ | Posted on Sunday, 11.08.09 | CAROL MARBIN MILLER
    Lawyers for two Florida men who were sentenced to life without parole as juveniles will argue to the U.S. Supreme Court Monday that the penalty is cruel and unusual. Death is different. With those words, a deeply divided U.S. Supreme Court in 2005 declared that the execution of adolescents was cruel and unusual punishment, and, hence, a violation of the U.S. Constitution. The ruling halted capital punishment for juveniles in 25 states. On Monday, the lawyers for two Florida men who, as juveniles, were sentenced to life without parole for nonhomicides will ask the nation's highest court to declare the...
  • Doing Crime Without Time

    08/28/2009 8:56:11 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 278+ views
    Campus Report ^ | August 28, 2009 | Anthony Kang
    Doing Crime Without Time by: Anthony Kang, August 28, 2009 The rule of law is imperative in order for any nation and society to function, prosper, and survive. In regards to the law and order most appropriate and just for juvenile offenders under the age of 18, decisions about sentencing are delegated to the juvenile court systems for judgment and rehabilitation. Therefore, the 2005 Roper v. Simmons decision was highly scrutinized, as the U.S. Supreme Courts decision banned capital punishments applicability against defendants who were held on trial for crimes they had originally committed under the age of 18....
  • Cruel to Be Kind

    08/27/2009 10:35:02 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 2 replies · 382+ views
    Campus Report ^ | August 27, 2009 | Brittany Fortier
    Cruel to Be Kind? by: Brittany Fortier, August 27, 2009 One of the more controversial trends in the criminal justice system today is the lobbying effort currently underway to abolish life-without-parole for juvenile offenders. Anti-incarceration activists seek to extend the Supreme Courts ruling in Roper v. Simmons, which prohibited the death penalty in the cases for juveniles. If they are successful, the cruel and unusual punishment analysis used in Roper will be applied to life-without-parole sentences. A panel of legal experts discussed this issue at the Heritage Foundation on August 17, 2009. Paul Wallace, Chief of Appeals at the Delaware...
  • Lawmaker Returns Joke Gift From Schwarzenegger [Bull Testicle Sculpture]

    06/18/2009 7:49:03 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 7 replies · 1,835+ views
    LATimes ^ | June 18, 2009
    Lawmaker returns joke gift from Schwarzenegger Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press A bull testicle sculpture for Sen. Darrell Steinberg was meant as a prod to help with tough budget choices. By Patrick McGreevy and Eric Bailey June 18, 2009 Reporting from Sacramento -- As lawmakers wrangled last week over how to plug California's giant deficit, the governor who once called them "girlie men" sent the state Senate leader a package that has some Capitol insiders tsk-tsking over what they see as an ill-timed display of machismo. The gag gift from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a metal sculpture of bull testicles, came...
  • Convicted rapist, murderer released

    06/01/2009 8:55:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies · 2,570+ views
    KRQE ^ | 31 May 2009
    ALBUQUERQUE - A notorious convicted murderer and rapist is out of lockup Sunday ... Mister Saunders was 13-years-old when he tortured, murdered and then raped his neighbor in 2002. Due to his age, he could not be tried as an adult. Saunders was locked up until he turned 21which is the maximum sentence under the juvenile code.
  • Meghan McCain Swings Her Mallet & Drives the Wedge Deeper...

    04/26/2009 9:02:12 PM PDT · by Darvin Dowdy · 60 replies · 1,736+ views
    Most movement conservatives consider their cause will project far into the future. Not necessarily so. Many are working feverishly to bring about the demise of conservatism within the GOP...
  • Obama brings relaxed style to presidency (Oval office dress code)

    01/29/2009 1:18:06 PM PST · by mmanager · 97 replies · 3,943+ views ^ | January 29, 2009 | Frank James
    President Barack Obama has brought a more relaxed style to the White House, according to Sheryl Gay Stolberg of the New York Times, among other things going suit coat-less in the Oval Office and allowing others to do the same. Obama critics will probably hold this against him and mark him down as disrespecting the presidency. But the Oval Office is an office after all, even if it is the world's most famous one. At bottom, it is a work space albeit it holds an almost sacred place in the hearts of many Americans. Most Americans probably won't begrudge Obama...
  • Murder defendant had nearly 600-page case file as juvenile (Ohio Murder-Molestation Case)

    01/09/2009 9:51:16 PM PST · by buccaneer81 · 18 replies · 1,318+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | January 9, 2009 | Holly Zachariah and John Futty
    Murder defendant had nearly 600-page case file as juvenile Judge opted not to send teen to adult court in 2004 burglary-arson case Friday, January 9, 2009 10:30 PM By Holly Zachariah and John Futty THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH Charlie Myers said this week that when he shot a woman to death in her Dayton-area home on Jan. 2, it was the first time he'd ever had a gun. That was a lie. On March 5, 2004, when Myers was just a few months shy of his 18 t h birthday, he broke into his neighbor's home in Union County and stole...
  • FIRST ON 7: Nathaniel Abraham Arrested

    05/30/2008 3:37:56 AM PDT · by Westlander · 43 replies · 350+ views
    WXYZ.COM ^ | 5-30-2008 | WXYZ
    Nathaniel Abaraham was arrested overnight in Pontiac. Police say he was selling drugs. He shot and killed an 18-year-old man outside a Pontiac party store. Since his release, he's been working on a career in rap music. Most of his lyrics are about death, violence and drugs.
  • Dann releases 2,300 e-mails (The ATTORNEY GENERAL of Ohio; he's really in the 8th grade)

    04/22/2008 9:40:26 AM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 9 replies · 181+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | April 22, 2008 | Darrel Rowland, Alan Johnson, Mark Niquette and Randy Ludlow
    Response to 'Dispatch' request Dann releases 2,300 e-mails Tuesday, April 22, 2008 3:11 AM By Darrel Rowland, Alan Johnson, Mark Niquette and Randy Ludlow THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH The Daily Briefing Inside the e-mails: Marc Dann and Jessica Utovich DispatchPolitics # Complete election coverage. # Buckeye Forum Veteran political reporters examine Ohio politics in this weekly podcast. Nothing relating to an ongoing sexual-harassment probe was immediately apparent in hundreds of e-mails between Attorney General Marc Dann and his scheduler, Jessica Utovich, that were unveiled last night. After initially denying a Dispatch request for the communications, Dann's office released more than...
  • S.F. struggles with juvenile offenders (money wasted. I am shocked)

    02/27/2008 3:03:11 PM PST · by dynachrome · 3 replies · 101+ views ^ | 2-27-08 | Heather Knight
    When the number of kids locked up at San Francisco's juvenile hall reached record numbers last spring, Mayor Gavin Newsom ordered the population at the hall to be reduced and the city to recommit to partnering with community groups that work intensively with troubled youth while allowing them to live at home. Nine months later, however, executives with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a leading private funder of such initiatives around the country, say the $587,500 it has given San Francisco since 2001 to help achieve that very goal has been wasted and that change is happening at "a snail's...
  • Police: Beaufort man uses bat to reclaim stolen goods

    01/29/2008 2:51:24 PM PST · by aomagrat · 54 replies · 159+ views
    Beaufort Gazette ^ | 29 Jan 2008 | DAN HILLIARD
    Brett Bruce Belflower thought there was something suspiciously familiar about the green shirt he saw a man wearing Sunday night on S.C. 170 near Regions Bank. He pulled a little closer and recognized it as one of the items that went missing from his Beaufort home about three weeks ago. So, he jumped out of the car and asked for his shirt back. The problem is, he asked with a baseball bat in his hand, police said. Belflower, 19, has been charged with armed robbery for relieving a juvenile of a shirt and a pair of blue jeans that the...