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  • The Case for Delayed Adulthood

    09/22/2014 4:52:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 77 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 9/19/14 | Laurence Steinberg
    ONE of the most notable demographic trends of the last two decades has been the delayed entry of young people into adulthood. According to a large-scale national study conducted since the late 1970s, it has taken longer for each successive generation to finish school, establish financial independence, marry and have children. Todays 25-year-olds, compared with their parents generation at the same age, are twice as likely to still be students, only half as likely to be married and 50 percent more likely to be receiving financial assistance from their parents. People tend to react to this trend in one of...
  • Boy 'arrested over baseball murder linked to string of armed robberies with his girlfriend

    08/22/2013 4:08:54 PM PDT · by libstripper · 49 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Aug.22, 2013 | Jeff Maysh
    Full Title: "One of the Boy 'arrested over Australian baseball's murder' is linked to string of armed robberies with his PREGNANT girlfriend" Michael Jones, 17, who was driving the car and brought in by cops repeatedly after a spate of raids, one of the investigating detectives said today. MailOnline can also reveal that James Edwards, 15, who Jones allegedly said pulled the trigger, was known to have a 'very short' temper and is 'incredibly violent'. Detective John Byers told MailOnline that investigators recognized Jones' Ford Focus from surveillance footage and that triggered their search for the killers of the Australian...
  • Teens who Murdered Baseball Player Too Young to Legally Own Firearms

    08/21/2013 1:08:16 PM PDT · by Kip Russell · 34 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | Aug 21, 2013 | Nick Leghorn
    Yesterday, CNN was all over the story of three teenagers in Oklahoma who shot and killed a baseball player who was walking down the street just to watch him die. Its a horrific story, and these teens definitely deserve to fry, but as with every other gun-related story the mainstream media picks up on, its being used to demonize the NRA and further the gun control agenda. But consider the following: these teens were too young to legally purchase firearms in the first place. So, in fact, the proposed gun control bill that Democrats still have their panties in a...
  • Armed Fargo men accused of threatening teens they thought were terrorizing neighborhood

    05/02/2013 2:36:13 PM PDT · by Last Dakotan · 28 replies
    Inforum ^ | 5/2/13 | Dave Olson
    FARGO Two of three men who confronted a group of juveniles they suspected of terrorizing a south Fargo neighborhood Saturday night have been charged with a crime. The case puts a spotlight on the risk residents take when they intervene in what they believe is illegal behavior, police said. And because the confrontation between three men and three 15-year-old boys involved firearms, the incident has parents wondering how close their children came to being shot.
  • Pope Francis Washed Feet Of Prisoners On Holy Thursday

    03/28/2013 2:05:45 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 9 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | March 28 2013 | FNS
  • Pope washes feet of young detainees in ritual

    03/28/2013 12:21:53 PM PDT · by haffast · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3-28-2013 | NICOLE WINFIELD
    Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of a dozen inmates at a juvenile detention center in a Holy Thursday ritual that he celebrated for years as archbishop and is continuing now that he is pope. Two of the 12 were young women, a remarkable choice given that the rite re-enacts Jesus' washing of the feet of his male disciples. The Mass was held in the Casal del Marmo facility in Rome, where 46 young men and women currently are detained. Many of them are Gypsies or North African migrants, and the 12 selected for the foot-washing rite included Orthodox...
  • Daniel Castillo, Jr.

    03/26/2013 3:51:47 PM PDT · by Altariel · 75 replies
    Reason ^ | February 15, 2007 | Radley Balko
    s I posted earlier, the 17-year-old Houston resident was shot to death Tuesday by a police SWAT team during a drug raid on his family's home. It's increasingly looking like yet another paramilitary drug raid gone horribly wrong. The father of a 17-year-old killed by a police officer who was looking for drugs at his home said the shooting was unprovoked. [...] The elder Castillo said his son was awakened by the pleas of his 20-year-old sister, Ashley. When the younger Castillo turned toward Falks, he said, the officer shot him in the face. "My son heard her say, 'Don't...
  • Portsmouth VA teen to serve probation for rape

    03/13/2013 5:53:16 AM PDT · by fredhead · 33 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | March 13, 2013 | Janie Bryant
    A teenage boy found guilty in Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court of raping a girl in the stairwell of Churchland High School will serve indeterminate supervised probation, according to Commonwealth's Attorney Earle C. Mobley. The youth, 16 at the time, was arrested after a 15-year-old girl reported the May 30 assault. The Virginian-Pilot does not identify victims of sex crimes and generally does not identify juvenile defendants. The victim told police she and the boy had been playing around when he started to pull down her pants, then got on top of her and penetrated her, according to a...
  • Study: Minority youth more often in state courts than whites

    01/21/2013 1:03:25 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 35 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 1/20/2013
    Minority youth are more often arrested and in Washington states court system than their white counterparts, according to a recent study. Minority youth are arrested and in the Washington state court system more often than their white counterparts, a recent study commissioned by the state Supreme Court shows. But researchers said that counties arent keeping complete data on ethnicity and that the gap between minority and white youth is larger. Between 2007 and 2011, African-American youth were nearly 250 percent more likely to be referred to juvenile court for prosecution than their white counterparts. They are followed by Native-American youth,...
  • Questions tear at those who knew two slain Little Falls teens

    11/26/2012 9:37:12 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 70 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | November 26, 2012 | Joy Powell
    On the outskirts of Little Falls, Minn., Crystal Shaeffel walked down the long driveway on Sunday, past the "keep out" sign, to see the house where her teenage brother and her cousin were shot to death on Thanksgiving Day. She was met in the driveway by the brother of Byron David Smith, the man who is in the Morrison County Jail on suspicion of second-degree murder after telling deputies he shot the pair when they broke into his house, where he lived alone. He is to make his first court appearance on Monday. The bodies of Nicholas Brady, 17, and...
  • 'I had my hands full' ... Man aiding bus driver from students' assault

    04/17/2012 12:43:34 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 34 replies
    wsbt.com ^ | 04/17/12 | Chad Damp
    Randy Rohrer was taken aback by how strong two boys were, especially being so young. The boys 7- and 8-years-old will be in court May 11 to face battery charges stemming from a Friday afternoon incident on a Michigan City Areas Schools bus. Witnesses say it took five adults to stop two young boys who police say punched and pulled the hair of their bus driver.
  • Victim describes 'flash mob' attack in downtown Mpls. (8th one since Feb)

    04/05/2012 10:57:30 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 31 replies
    KARE 11 ^ | 4/5/2012
    MINNEAPOLIS - To hear the story from the one who lived it is unsettling. Matthew Collie was walking near Marquette and 9th Street in Downtown Minneapolis last Saturday night heading to Hell's Kitchen for a concert. He had just gone to the TCF ATM on Marquette and was in front of the W Hotel when he said everything went dark. "I was walking on the sidewalk and then the next moment I was on the sidewalk. Totally disoriented, I didn't know who had come up and hit me," Collie said Wednesday recalling the moment he was jumped from behind. For...
  • Citizens help foil robbery attempt in Virginia Beach

    02/19/2012 7:33:33 AM PST · by csvset · 12 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 18 Feb 2012
    When two alleged teenage thieves tried to flee a Best Buy, their escape attempts - dodging cars and wielding a small samurai sword - played out like something from the game systems they were trying to steal. Doug Kennedy and his son were heading toward the store on Independence Boulevard on Wednesday night when he saw two or three youths getting away with merchandise. A store employee was screaming after them. "I just thought, no, you can't do this," Kennedy said Thursday. The Virginia Beach resident tackled one. As he tried to pin him down, one of the teen's hands...
  • Son, 15, admits killing his Oakland parents (Occupy kid?)

    01/30/2012 1:52:45 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 38 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | January 30, 2012 | Harry Harris and Chris De Benedetti
    A 15-year-old boy has admitted to killing his parents and hiding their bodies underneath blankets in the family's car parked outside their Oakland home, police said Saturday. Police arrested the juvenile, whom this newspaper is not naming because he is a minor, on suspicion of murder after speaking to him earlier in the day. He told investigators he killed Robert Kamin, 54, and Susan Poff, 50 -- a longtime couple who recently moved into the neighborhood -- on Thursday and hid their bodies in the home, a police source said. Police are not releasing the cause of death until a...
  • Arrests made in beating of 94-year-old WWII vet

    09/29/2010 5:33:11 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 35 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 09/29/2010 | Marcus K. Garner
    Two Cobb County boys accused of attacking and seriously injuring a 94-year-old man last week are in police custody, authorities said. Paul Smallwood was approached at his Marietta apartment last Friday by the boys and was brutally beaten with a large rock for what appears to have been a robbery, family told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Were excited that they got them, Smallwoods niece Sandra Womack said. Smallwood remains in critical condition, clinging to life at WellStar Kennestone Hospitals intensive care unit, with severe head injuries and a shoulder injury, family said. Hes improved a little bit, said Smallwoods nephew Ricky...
  • Clint Eastwood says America is becoming more 'juvenile'

    11/17/2009 11:25:48 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 8 replies · 1,548+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 11/17/09 | Samuel Goldsmith
    Clint Eastwood is better known for his fists than his fashion sense, but that didn't stop GQ magazine from naming him a man of the year. Eastwood joins Barack Obama, Tom Brady, the three stars of "The Hangover" and "Star Trek" actor Chris Pine on five special covers for the December issue (www.gq.com), which hits newsstands Tuesday. Eastwood talks politics, love, religion, diet and women in a wide-ranging interview with deputy editor Michael Hainey, who calls the 79-year-old the "patron saint of late bloomers." Eastwood gained fame for his acting in the spaghetti Westerns of the 1960s, but won his...
  • High court to look at life in prison for juveniles

    11/07/2009 6:29:20 PM PST · by presidio9 · 28 replies · 1,495+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 7, 2009 | MARK SHERMAN
    Joe Sullivan was sent away for life for raping an elderly woman and judged incorrigible though he was only 13 at the time of the attack. Terrance Graham, implicated in armed robberies when he was 16 and 17, was given a life sentence by a judge who told the teenager he threw his life away. They didn't kill anyone, but they effectively were sentenced to die in prison. Life sentences with no chance of parole are rare and harsh for juveniles tried as adults and convicted of crimes less serious than killing. Just over 100 prison inmates in the United...
  • Police: Juveniles laughed after setting 15-year-old on fire (will leftist hatred ever end?)

    10/13/2009 8:53:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 49 replies · 3,642+ views
    CNN ^ | 10/13/09
    Police: Juveniles laughed after setting 15-year-old on fireupdated 1 hour, 43 minutes ago (CNN) -- Five juveniles were in custody Tuesday after a 15-year-old was intentionally set on fire at a Deerfield Beach, Florida, apartment complex, police said. Michael Brewer suffered second-degree burns over 80 percent of his body. "He's in for a long, long recovery," Broward County Sheriff Al Lamberti told reporters. Three juveniles were arrested Monday night, hours after the incident, and two others were arrested Tuesday, sheriff's Sgt. Steve Feeley said. "A couple of them last night were laughing about it," he said. "One of them arrested...
  • Md. Plans 2 New Detention Centers In Baltimore

    08/20/2009 9:18:25 AM PDT · by Eagles2003 · 6 replies · 567+ views
    BALTIMORE (AP) ― Maryland is moving forward with plans for two new detention centers in Baltimore, one for teens facing adult criminal charges and another for women. The two projects, which are expected to cost the state more than $280 million, would keep adult male detainees separate from women and teens as required by federal law. Currently, the three groups share hallway, classroom and booking space. The projects are the first in a long-term plan to overhaul a complex of at least a dozen prison buildings. A state architectural board is expected to review the design for the teen detention...
  • Cherryland woman opens closet, finds naked boy

    08/01/2009 4:49:29 AM PDT · by csvset · 57 replies · 2,934+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 07/31/2009 | Jason Sweeney
    Cherryland woman opens closet, finds naked boy By Jason Sweeney Oakland Tribune Posted: 07/31/2009 03:47:53 PM PDT Updated: 07/31/2009 06:51:56 PM PDT CHERRYLAND — A Cherryland homeowner who opened a closet in her computer room after hearing noises around 4:30 a.m. Sunday was startled to find a naked boy hiding inside, police said Friday. The frightened woman screamed and the boy ran, picking up his boxer shorts from the floor as he fled the Solana Avenue house, police said. The boy, 12, was arrested Monday on burglary charges following an investigation in which police determined he may have broken into...
  • Police: Members of Street Gang Suspected in Lansdowne (VA) Attack

    04/27/2009 6:16:51 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 28 replies · 1,892+ views
    LANSDOWNE, Va. - Prosecutors say it seems gang members are beginning to attack innocent people after the arrests of four people in the brutal beating of a Lansdowne woman and the murder of her husband in March. Rushing from the Loudoun County courthouse too upset to speak, the family of accused killer Darwin Bowman went to hire him an attorney. Bowman could face the death penalty for the murder of William Bennett and the attack on his wife Cynthia. In court via closed circuit feed from jail, Bowman wore an orange jumpsuit and a grim expression. He and three other...
  • Pa. judges accused of jailing kids for cash

    02/11/2009 2:54:05 PM PST · by mgstarr · 79 replies · 2,748+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 2/11/09 | MICHAEL RUBINKAM and MARYCLAIRE DALE
    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. For years, the juvenile court system in Wilkes-Barre operated like a conveyor belt: Youngsters were brought before judges without a lawyer, given hearings that lasted only a minute or two, and then sent off to juvenile prison for months for minor offenses. The explanation, prosecutors say, was corruption on the bench. In one of the most shocking cases of courtroom graft on record, two Pennsylvania judges have been charged with taking millions of dollars in kickbacks to send teenagers to two privately run youth detention centers. "I've never encountered, and I don't think that we will in...
  • Ex-Schoolmate Held in Va. Slayings

    12/23/2008 8:50:28 AM PST · by ReagansRaiders · 20 replies · 1,146+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 12/23/2008 | Jonathan Mummolo and Josh White
    A teenage neighborhood burglar broke into a Dale City home last week, shot and killed a former schoolmate he unexpectedly found asleep on the couch and then killed the teen resident's mother when she got home and tried to call police, Prince William County authorities said yesterday. In the end, police officials said, the 17-year-old left the house with personal items worth less than $1,000.
  • Release of 49 Juveniles Puts Number Above 11,000 for 2008

    08/26/2008 4:41:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 97+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. Brandon Hubbard, USA
    A former juvenile detainee is released to his family near Camp Cropper in western Baghdad, Aug. 13, 2008. There are about 200 juvenile detainees held by Multi-National Force - Iraq as security threats to the coalition and the Government of Iraq. Photo by Spc. Brandon Hubbard. CAMP CROPPER — Coalition forces released 49 juvenile detainees to their families on Aug. 19, bringing the number of all detainees released in 2008 to just above 11,000.“As Iraq prepares for Ramadan, we are attempting to release as many detainees as the security situation allows,” said Brig. Gen. Robert Hipwell, commanding general of the...
  • Male college students more likely than less-educated peers to commit property crimes

    08/02/2008 5:52:18 AM PDT · by decimon · 16 replies · 168+ views
    American Sociological Association ^ | Aug 2, 2008 | Unknown
    Sociological research reveals paradox of higher education, crimeBOSTON Men who attend college are more likely to commit property crimes during their college years than their non-college-attending peers, according to research to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association. Sociologists at Bowling Green State University found that college-bound youth report lower levels of criminal activity and substance use during adolescence compared to non-college-bound youth. However, levels of drinking, property theft and unstructured socializing with friends increase among the college-bound after enrollment at a four-year university, and they surpass the rates of less-educated peers. "College attendance is...
  • 3 more juvenile migrant drug dealers escape

    07/19/2008 8:09:54 AM PDT · by AuntB · 12 replies · 110+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | July 19, 2008 | Jaxon Van Derbeken
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Three more juvenile illegal immigrant drug dealers sent by San Francisco to group homes hundreds of miles from the city have escaped... The three were among the offenders previously protected from possible deportation under a long-standing city policy against handing over juvenile illegal immigrants to federal authorities, even those convicted of felonies. Chronicle stories about the policy prompted a national outcry, and Mayor Gavin Newsom rescinded it earlier this month. Newsom acted shortly after eight Honduran juveniles convicted of dealing crack on the city's streets walked away from unlocked group homes in San Bernardino County, where the...
  • Male kid lockups ordered to gender-bend clothes regulations (NY)

    06/20/2008 8:08:30 PM PDT · by Coleus · 40 replies · 639+ views
    ny daily news ^ | 06.17.08 | KENNETH LOVETT
    The state has quietly ordered male-only juvenile detention centers to keep bras and panties in stock for transgendered delinquents - angering many jail staffers. Each facility must stock a dozen bra and panties of each size in case it is requested, employees said and agency officials confirmed. Girls' centers also must stock men's underwear.Two longtime employees of the agency ripped the policy, saying they fear it promotes an alternative lifestyle in order to accommodate a miniscule population. "People are appalled," one employee said. "The vast majority of kids in here don't fit the category and want nothing to do with...
  • Margaretville, NY, Second-Graders Charged in Threat

    05/13/2008 7:46:57 AM PDT · by HighlyOpinionated · 9 replies · 69+ views
    The Daily Star, the newspaper of the heartland of New York ^ | May 12, 2000 | The Daily Star (no byline)
    MARGARETVILLE _ Seven second-graders at Margaretville Central School were arrested last week for allegedly plotting an attack on one of their classmates. The boys aged 7 to 9 were charged by state police as juveniles with fifth-degree conspiracy, a misdemeanor. A parent of the student allegedly targeted by the children learned about the plot Wednesday and informed school officials Thursday that the child felt threatened, Margaretville Superintendent John Riedl said Monday. State police in Margaretville were contacted at about 1 p.m. and seven arrests were made by 1:30 p.m., according to troopers. In a letter sent home to parents the...
  • Caught handing out $100s at school

    04/25/2008 6:00:14 AM PDT · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 8 replies · 71+ views
    The Post and Courier ^ | April 25, 2008 | Brain Hicks
    They were passing out cash like it was candy a few grand in Franklins for all their friends. When police and staff noticed this middle-school generosity at C.E. Williams Middle School, they quickly rounded up nearly $3,000 in $100 bills, and a new $500 iPod. This, they realized, wasn't any milk money. Two 13-year-old Charleston boys are charged with second-degree burglary and grand larceny, accused of stealing money and jewelry from a West Ashley home. They were suspended from school but are back now studying for PACT tests and facing an uncertain future. "They were kind of bragging at...
  • 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
    SFGate.com ^ | 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...
  • Educating Juveniles Key to Future Security in Iraq

    12/15/2007 2:21:22 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 115+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2007 Terrorists in Iraq are preying on the countrys juveniles, a top Army commander there said today. Terrorists will continue to prey on juveniles unless these kids are given messages that outweigh the messages of the insurgents, Army Brig. Gen. Michael R. Nevin, commander of 177th Military Police Brigade, said in a call with online journalists and bloggers. More than 900 juveniles are in coalition custody in Iraq. Ninety percent of these detainees are 15, 16 or 17, and were detained as security detainees, meaning they posed an imperative security risk to the government in Iraq...
  • Relatives 'amazed' by teen's crime spree

    11/05/2007 8:33:39 AM PST · by nin_kasi · 68 replies · 719+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | Mon, Nov. 05, 2007 | DORIAN MERINA
    NEW YORK -- Family and friends gathered Sunday at a funeral home in the Bronx to remember Eric Rosado, the 14-year-old shot and killed while robbing a South Miami-Dade grocery store last week. Many wondered why the teen, who moved to South Florida in 2005 and returned home to be buried, had suddenly gone astray. Rosado, a freshman at Cooper City High School, died when a store manager who was being robbed pulled out a gun and shot him. Police said the teenager's two accomplices in the attempted holdup of the Diaz Grocery Store in Naranja on Tuesday -- and...
  • Minor Tried As Terrorist

    11/19/2007 7:52:24 AM PST · by thegreatbeast · 21 replies · 197+ views
    CBS News via AIDP Blog via NRO ^ | Sunday November 18, 2007 | Bob Simon
    60 Minutes piece by Bob Simon. Fifteen year old Canadian "refugee" captured in Afghanistan waging jihad. His father has been killed, a brother paralyzed, fighting against Americans.
  • Freedom from Religion Lawsuit Against Boys Ranch adds Defendants

    10/30/2007 4:57:34 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 12 replies · 424+ views
    Madison.com ^ | October 30, 2007 | Staff Writer
    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Two state officials have been added to the list of defendants in a lawsuit filed by the nation's largest group of atheists and agnostics. The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation says that referrals to the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, which serves troubled children, are funded by taxpayer money and that staff at the ranch facilities in Minot, Fargo and Bismarck indoctrinate children with religion. The Boys and Girls Ranch, which is affiliated with the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and state officials dispute the foundation's claims. The group initially...
  • Accused in murder, grinning 19-year-old chastised by judge

    09/29/2007 7:39:40 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 60 replies · 970+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | Sep. 28, 2007 | Dawn Bormann
    Robert Haberlein is a 19-year-old charged with first-degree murder, but the grin on his face Friday in Wyandotte County Juvenile Court belied the gravity of that charge. And it didnt sit right with the judge. Wyandotte County Judge David W. Boal surprised the courtroom Friday when he interrupted an attorney and focused his attention on Haberlein. In a stern and frank voice, he demanded to know what the Kansas City, Kan., teen found funny about a premeditated murder hearing. The young man couldnt answer. Well, then, why dont you wipe the grin off your face and get serious, the judge...
  • Joe Clark lashes out at critics of his tactics

    12/07/2001 5:23:36 AM PST · by ZULU · 11 replies · 41+ views
    Star-Ledger ^ | December 7, 2001 | WILLIAM KLEINKNECHT
    <p>Joe Clark fired back at state juvenile justice officials yesterday, saying they were encouraging a possible gang uprising at the Essex County Juvenile Detention Center by criticizing him for using harsh measures to restore order to the facility.</p> <p>Clark, the facility's famously combative director, made a defiant response to a report by the Juvenile Justice Commission that accused him of using straitjackets, long-term isolation and other prohibited measures to control his detainees.</p>
  • Residents: Nooses spark school violence, divide town

    09/04/2007 8:52:18 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 90 replies · 2,555+ views
    CNN ^ | September 4, 2007 | Susan Roesgen and Eliott C. McLaughlin
    JENA, Louisiana (CNN) -- Mychal Bell was like a lot of boys his age, his mother says. The always-smiling 16-year-old often spent weekends on the couch, munching Little Debbie snack cakes, watching football and dreaming of a day he might join his heroes in the NFL. That was before police arrested the star running back and five other teens -- dubbed the "Jena 6" -- on attempted murder and conspiracy charges after a December 4, 2006, fight at the local high school. Bell, now 17, sits in a cell in Jena, Louisiana, waiting to learn later this month if he...
  • Violent Home Intrusion Fatal to (14 y/o) Teen, Pine Bluff police say.

    08/26/2007 9:13:40 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 66 replies · 2,514+ views
    Arkansas Democrat Gazette ^ | 26 AUG 07 | dcbryan1
    <p>Resident reports 14-year-old with gun kicked in door, opened fire, and homowner shot back.</p> <p>PINE BLUFF A 14-year-old boy was shot and killed Thursday night by a man who told police the teenager broke into his home and started shooting.</p>
  • Juvenile detainees gain second chance through Dar Al-Hikmah

    08/17/2007 5:45:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 351+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. Carl N. Hudson
    BAGHDAD A juvenile detainee education facility opened at Camp Victory, Iraq, Tuesday. Dar Al-Hikmah, or The Wisdom House, is designed to give juvenile detainees an education, which would benefit their eventual release and reintegration into society. Al-Qaeda and other extremists are using juveniles against us, said U.S. Army 1st Lt. Rob Glenn, the Dar Al-Hikmah education program manager. As a consequence, were detaining many juveniles. In order to prevent another generation of insurgents and those who would do harm (against) the future of Iraq or Coalition forces, were educating them, he added. Dar Al-Hikmah, or The Wisdom House, provides...
  • Joyriding teen faces murder charges

    08/11/2007 11:28:10 PM PDT · by Trajan88 · 12 replies · 956+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 08/11/2007 | The Associated Press
    HOUSTON A 15-year-old boy who slammed a stolen car into a freight train parked at a railroad crossing has been charged with murder in the deaths of four passengers. Bobby Davis of Baytown was booked into a juvenile detention center Thursday and is scheduled for a Friday detention hearing. His family's attorney, Richard "Racehorse" Haynes, couldn't be reached for comment Thursday, but previously pointed to the train as the problem.
  • CYFD Warned of Jail Closing (NM-Richardson appointee)

    10/07/2006 4:15:59 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 285+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 6, 2006 | Leann Holt
    When a maximum-security jail for dangerous juveniles closed just over two years ago, some legislators, law enforcement personnel and juvenile corrections employees sounded alarms. Putting violent, predatory teens into general jail populations was dangerous for everyone, they argued, especially teens who were incarcerated for lesser offenses. Now, after two alleged sexual assaults within days at the Youth Diagnostic and Development Center in Albuquerque, the alarms are growing louder. Ed Abreu, superintendent of the New Mexico Boys' School, is speaking out for the first time about the violence... Abreu, who has been in juvenile corrections for 25 years, said he decided...
  • CA: State, nonprofit reach settlement over juvenile justice reforms

    07/14/2006 7:26:18 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 2 replies · 165+ views
    AP - Monterey County Herald ^ | Jul. 14, 2006 | DON THOMPSON
    SACRAMENTO - California will have to revamp the way it incarcerates juvenile offenders by using smaller and more modern lockups to replace the warehouse-style prisons it currently uses, according to a court-mandated report from the state corrections department. The report marks a compromise between the state and a nonprofit legal center and is the latest indication of how attempts to solve systematic problems in the state's corrections department will end up costing California taxpayers. The state already faces hundreds of millions of dollars in additional costs to reform its adult prison system and the way it manages inmate health care....
  • Campus paper hot topic (principal faces lawsuit for censoring newspaper with graphic sexual content)

    06/29/2006 7:38:36 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 12 replies · 826+ views
    whittier daily news ^ | 6/29/2006 | Pam Wight
    Student journalists on La Serna High School's newspaper The Freelancer have a track record of tackling serious subjects. Previous issues of the monthly campus paper have looked at such topics as the differences in religions and teen drug use and drug abuse. But the May issue of The Freelancer, in which the staff put a spotlight on teenage sexuality - including a column on homosexuality, a campus sex quiz and a glossary of sexually oriented medical terms - pushed the edgy publication to the extreme in the eyes of some school administrators and parents. In the fallout, the newspaper's advisor...
  • Juveniles were left at OPP during Katrina

    04/28/2006 3:37:33 PM PDT · by Ellesu · 7 replies · 434+ views
    neworleanscitybusiness.com ^ | 04/28/06 | Richard A. Webster
    Editors note: This is the first installment of a two-part series looking at how New Orleans failed to evacuate children held in custody prior to Hurricane Katrina. Next week: The juvenile justice system tried to ensure children wouldnt suffer the same fate as adults who remained incarcerated post-Katrina without representation or court dates. NEW ORLEANS Two days before Hurricane Katrina made landfall, the Louisiana Office of Youth Development evacuated 83 inmates at the Bridge City Center for Youth to the Jetson Correctional Center for Youth in Baton Rouge. OYD Secretary Simon Gounselon said when a major hurricane threatens the...
  • HOWLING MOB The four teenaged punks who chased an NYU student into the path of an oncoming car

    04/15/2006 4:55:52 PM PDT · by floridaobserver · 145 replies · 3,109+ views
    New York Post ^ | 4-15-05
    The four teenaged punks who chased an NYU student into the path of an oncoming car looked and laughed as he lay on the street dying, a prosecutor revealed yesterday. "They didn't call for an ambulance. They didn't call for help. Rather, they stood on the street corner and laughed," prosecutor Joel Seidemann said of the 13- and 15-year-olds who chased Broderick John Hehman into traffic. Hehman, 20, died four days later from his massive head injuries. And the wolf-pack thugs, who allegedly laid in wait for their victim, could have even more to smile about now. Prosecutors lost their...
  • Imette St. Guillen: I BLAME SOCIETY & NOT KILLERS

    04/09/2006 8:43:49 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 60 replies · 2,125+ views
    IMETTE: I BLAME SOCIETY & NOT KILLERS By HEATHER GILMORE Imette St. Guillen wrote about murder 15 days before she died. April 9, 2006 -- Just 15 days before she was brutally slain, Imette St. Guillen wrote of her compassion and understanding for juvenile killers - blaming poor education and rising unemployment for a troubling rise in homicide in Boston, her hometown. "I strongly believe that the reason for the increase in juvenile homicide in Boston during the past 15 years stems not from criminal justice policies and programs but from a lack of job opportunities for young people, a...
  • Justice Scalia's views on the death penalty for minors

    02/25/2006 12:05:01 PM PST · by street_lawyer · 13 replies · 1,265+ views
    Commentary: The following dissent appears in a case where an individual who was 17 at the time he committed a heinous murder should suffer the death penalty. The majority opinion held that, although Stanford v. Kentucky, rejected the proposition that the Constitution bars capital punishment for juvenile offenders younger than 18, a national consensus has developed against the execution of those offenders since Stanford.Commentary: The text of the opinion is in italics. The times opinion is in bold:Justice Scalia, with whom The Chief Justice and Justice Thomas join, dissenting.In urging approval of a constitution that gave life-tenured judges the power...
  • Two Juveniles Arrested in Latest Ala. Church Fire

    02/21/2006 11:37:46 AM PST · by LouAvul · 5 replies · 714+ views
    fox ^ | 2-21-06
    GLENCOE, Ala. Two juveniles were arrested on arson charges in a weekend attempt to set fire to a small church in Etowah County, a state official said Tuesday. Ragan Ingram, a spokesman with the state insurance office in Montgomery, said a 16-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl were accused of second-degree arson in connection with a fire Sunday at Chapman's Chapel, which has fewer than 20 members. Both of the youths lived in the area, he said. Their names were not disclosed because they are being held under the state's youthful offender law. The outside of the building in...
  • Fourth-Graders Arrested For Making Counterfeit Money

    12/26/2005 9:58:49 PM PST · by SECRET ASIAN MAN · 39 replies · 4,373+ views
    GARY, Ind. -- A cafeteria worker thought it was odd that a fourth-grader would pay for his lunch with a $20 bill. The cashier at Marquette Elementary School was right. The cashier, who also noticed that the texture of the paper wasn't right, alerted the school's police officer, Patrolman Greg Tatum, who asked the 10-year-old about the money. "He reached into his front pocket and pulled out more," Tatum said. The discovery Tuesday led to the arrest of three fourth-graders at the Gary school, where police and school officials confiscated $179 in counterfeit money. All three face juvenile charges of...
  • Young inmates get the drill on army life

    12/11/2005 12:38:10 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 12 replies · 394+ views
    The Australian ^ | 12th December 2005 | Mark Dodd
    THEY are considered the worst of the worst in Western Australia's juvenile justice system, but to Second Lieutenant Vance Bond, they are Four Platoon. Each week at the Banksia Hill Juvenile Detention Centre in Perth, Lieutenant Bond puts the group of about 20 juvenile offenders through three hours of drills. The inmates, serving time for offences ranging from car theft to murder, make up Australia's only prison-based army cadet unit. Lieutenant Bond runs his young charges through classes on subjects including map reading, first aid, rope work, survival training and field engineering. "Because we teach navigation, it's an incentive for...