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  • Growing number of kids in Denmark change their gender

    12/28/2016 11:04:45 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies ^ | 28 December 2016 10:38 CET+01:00
    More than twice as many minors as expected have expressed a desire to change their gender this year. Since January, the Sexology Clinic in Copenhagen has offered hormone treatment to minors who feel like they were born in the wrong body. […] In Denmark, children as young as 12 can receive hormone suppressors, also known as puberty blockers, to stunt the growth of sexual organs and suppress developments like facial hair for boys and menstruation for girls. The effects of the blockers are reversible. Once minors reach the age of 16, they can receive full hormone treatment that is largely...
  • Illegal border kids: Another issue waiting for Republicans to use if they only had some courage

    05/17/2016 8:43:33 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/17/16 | Derrick Hollenbeck
    Those who really want to win an election should make it a practice to listen to the demands of the people who will be voting. The opinions of voters regarding what to do about the tens of thousands of illegal alien children who have slithered into our country isn’t hard to discern. Nevertheless, we have come to expect that our wishes will be pushed aside in deference to those of the Chamber of Commerce. We don’t want illegal aliens to be allowed to stay in our country. We don’t want amnesty granted to these people. We want them kicked out....
  • The Salacious Ammo Even Donald Trump Won't Use in a Fight Against Hillary Clinton

    01/31/2016 11:46:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 61 replies
    Vice ^ | 1/29/16 | Ken Silverstein
    **SNIP** Flight logs show Bill Clinton traveled at least 10 times on Epstein's private jet, dubbed the "Lolita Express" by tabloids, and he is widely reported to have visited Little St. James, Epstein's private island in the US Virgin Islands. That's where, according to attorneys for Epstein's victims, many of the worst crimes against minors were committed by Epstein and friends who traveled there with him. In a 2011 interview with her attorneys, Virginia Roberts, one of the teenagers preyed upon by Epstein, said he had told her he had "compromising" information on Bill Clinton and that the former president...
  • FDA proposes indoor tanning ban for minors

    12/18/2015 8:09:32 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 18, 2015 | Robert King
    The federal government said Friday it would ban minors from using indoor tanning beds, taking action on an issue that many states are already handling. The Food and Drug Administration said the proposed measure was in response to 1.6 million minors using indoor tanning beds each year, according to 2013 federal data. The problem is that indoor tanning is a "known contributor to skin cancer," the agency said. People who have been exposed to radiation from tanning beds are 59 percent more likely to develop melanoma, a dangerous form of skin cancer, than those who never have used the beds,...
  • EPA execs enjoy great pay, benefits, while being investigated over sex with minors

    11/11/2015 4:48:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/11/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    There has, fortunately, been increased media scrutiny on the number of federal employees who remain on paid leave with full, taxpayer funded benefits for months at a time, some of whom are under investigation on quite serious charges. Last month we looked at the Department of Homeland Security, where nearly one hundred workers remain in this type of holding pattern for six months or longer. Now that the calendar has flipped over to November, Katherine Mcintire Peters at Government Executive Magazine moves the focus over to the hilariously named Environment Protection Agency, where an equally anger-inducing number of workers...
  • The long, legal road to marital anarchy

    05/25/2015 6:54:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 24, 2015 | Robert Knight
    As the calendar slips toward the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer, there’s a storm cloud hanging over America that will release its thunder in late June. That’s when the U.S. Supreme Court is widely expected to declare a constitutional right to same-sex “marriage.” We are at a moral precipice. America’s Founders could scarcely have imagined a handful of people in black robes becoming so powerful and arrogant that they could defy natural law with the stroke of a pen. The question is: Will they do it? The drive to radically redefine marriage didn’t happen overnight. It’s the rotten fruit...
  • Ex-teacher to face 4 separate trials [rape, sexual abuse, Bountiful Utah]

    03/30/2015 3:27:17 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 84 replies ^ | March 30, 2015 | McKenzie Romero
    BOUNTIFUL — A judge ruled Monday that a former Davis High School teacher will face separate trials on charges of sexually abusing three students. Brianne Altice, 35, faces a total of 14 felony charges — including rape, forcible sodomy, forcible sexual abuse, unlawful sexual activity with a minor and dealing in materials harmful to a minor — stemming from alleged sexual relationships with three former Davis High students who were 16 or 17 years old at the time. Second District Judge Thomas Kay ruled Monday that it was "appropriate and necessary" to split the 10 original charges into three trials,...
  • Ambassador To Belgium-Top Obama Bundler & Palin Basher “Solicited Prostitutes, Including Minors”…

    06/12/2013 12:19:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 12, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    U.S. Ambassador To Belgium Howard Gutman, who was a top Obama campaign bundler, reportedly “solicited prostitutes, including minors.” Gutman was also a Palin-basher who challenged her parenting skills. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) The New York Post reported, via Weasel Zippers: A State Department whistleblower has accused high-ranking staff of a massive coverup — including keeping a lid on findings that members of then-Secretary Hillary Clinton’s security detail and the Belgian ambassador solicited prostitutes. A chief investigator for the agency’s inspector general wrote a memo outlining eight cases that were derailed by senior officials, including one instance of interference by Clinton’s chief of staff,...
  • Va. bill could restrict student journalists’ ability to survey classmates

    01/19/2015 11:20:29 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    Student Press Law Center ^ | 01/15/15 2:48pm | Mariana Viera
    VIRGINIA — A bill introduced in the Virginia General Assembly on Wednesday could limit high school student journalists’ ability to survey their classmates. The bill, which Del. Tony Wilt introduced, would require parents to approve any surveys asking students to provide “sexual information,” mental health information, medical information, student health risk information, information about drug use and other topics the school board deems “sensitive.” “If anyone is giving the students a survey of that nature, an attempt has to be made to notify the parents,” said Wilt, a Republican. Kelly Furnas, the executive director of the Journalism Education Association, said...
  • Buckingham Palace denies sex claim against Prince Andrew

    01/03/2015 8:12:18 AM PST · by GilGil · 21 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 01/03/2015 | Associated Press
    In papers filed to a Florida court, an unidentified woman alleged that Epstein forced her to have sex with Prince Andrew in London, New York and on a private Caribbean island owned by Epstein when she was under the age of 18. The filing said the alleged encounters took place around 1999 to 2002... It was not the first time Prince Andrew has faced media scrutiny over his friendship with Epstein. In July 2011 the royal stepped down from his role as a U.K. trade ambassador following controversy over his links with the billionaire.
  • Obama’s Unaccompanied Minors Hijack Car, Threaten 91-Year-Old Vet

    10/12/2014 6:40:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 10/12/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Looks like these boys are going to need a double amnesty. But I’m sure Obama can deliver. Two teenage asylum seekers from Guatemala escaped a detention center in Illinois and carjacked a 91-year-old Navy veteran.The minors, age 16 and 17, were able to walk away unchallenged from Maryville Academy in Des Plaines, Illinois, outside Chicago, on Wednesday morning and carjack two victims before they were arrested more than 225 miles away outside Iowa City, Iowa, according to authorities.Police say they targeted an elderly man in Moline, Illinois, who was picking up his prescription at Walmart. They threatened him with violence,...
  • UK Sex Education for 7-Y-O: Should America Follow Suit?

    09/02/2014 8:50:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/02/2014 | Jeffrey Scott
    In Great Britain, the Liberal Democrat party is proposing that "age appropriate" sex education classes be introduced to include internet porn and social media for students as young as seven years old. The party wants to implement new courses that address sites and apps like Twitter and Snapchat, which can contain sexually explicit material. The party says it wants to avoid "extreme" subjects and make the courses age appropriate. "We're not saying as politicians children should be taught XYZ or ABC, as we're not the policy experts," Spokesman Ben Rothe said, according to the UK Mirror. "We're not saying children...
  • Toddler sparks White House security alert after crawling under fence [Obama sends minor back]

    08/08/2014 5:18:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    A toddler has sparked a security alert at the White House after crawling under a fence....US Secret Service apprehended the "screaming" child and returned the tiny intruder to its mother.
  • Jeb Bush: Send Majority Of Unaccompanied Minors Back Home

    07/24/2014 12:42:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/24/2014 | by CHARLIE SPIERING
    In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, co-author and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush argued that it was important to send the majority of the 50,000 unaccompanied minors back home. “Except for those deserving few who may demonstrate true cause for asylum or protection from sex trafficking, these children must be returned to their homes in Central America,” he wrote in the op-ed, which was co-authored by Clint Bolick. Bush argued that the 2008 anti-trafficking law - allowing children to stay in the country - should be changed to help stop the flow of children crossing the border, who then claim...
  • Catholic Charities not daunted by immigrant proposal push-back

    07/22/2014 6:14:30 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 16 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 7/22/14 | Maria Wiering
    After news broke July 17 of Catholic Charities of Baltimore’s aim to house unaccompanied immigrant children at a Baltimore-area facility, the first response Executive Director William J. McCarthy received was positive: an e-mail praising the agency’s decision with a pledge of $200 in support. Others like it have poured in to the agency, Maryland’s largest social service provider. As for the detractors? “Critics are cowards,” McCarthy said. “Most of the responses I’ve received are from supporters,” he said. “What I’m really encouraged by is the number of affirming, supportive and thoughtful people who recognize this for the humanitarian crisis that...
  • Unaccompanied Minors Continue Flood Into Texas

    07/07/2014 9:22:35 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 33 replies ^ | July 7, 2014 | Bob Price
    MISSION, Texas—Breitbart Texas witnessed the apprehension of 11 unaccompanied minors in the past 24-hours. The apprehensions occurred near ground zero of the current border crisis as the minors turned themselves in to U.S. Border Patrol agents less than a quarter-mile from the Rio Grande River. The minors ranged from about four to 17-years-of-age.
  • Dallas County names three potential sites to house 2,000 undocumented kids

    07/04/2014 10:01:48 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 17 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 04 July 2014 12:12 AM | MARC RAMIREZ, MATTHEW WATKINS and JULIE FANCHER
    Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins named three possible sites Thursday to house 2,000 immigrant children he expects to arrive this month, and reactions from residents in the potential areas ranged from miffed to supportive. The three sites — D.A. Hulcy Middle School in the Red Bird area, an alternative education building in Grand Prairie and a Parkland Memorial Hospital warehouse — are those the county thinks “are the most viable to accommodate the children,” Jenkins said. “I hope as we deal with the community and move forward, the community will keep in mind this is about compassion to children, and...
  • Australian Girl was Married Off at 13 in Syria

    07/02/2014 8:10:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 07/02/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    This is a tragic story, but child marriage is routine in the Muslim world. Islamic immigration means that little girls in Australia, America and through the West will be subject to Islamic norms.No amount of laws criminalizing child marriage can change that. Only immigration laws can. An Australian girl who was kidnapped, beaten and married off to her older cousin by her fatherÂ’s family in Syria at the age of 13 has spoken out about her horrific five-year ordeal for the first time.Ms Farrah, who grew up living in SydneyÂ’s southwest and is the daughter of a Syrian Muslim and...
  • Obama: Illegal minors can't stay. But How do we deport 40,000 kids sitting in detention centers?

    06/20/2014 8:23:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/20/2014 | Rick Moran
    President Obama told Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in a phone call on Thursday that illegal aliens currently flooding across the border will not be able to stay in the US - including the children.Washington Times: President Obama told his Mexican counterpart in a phone call Thursday that immigrants crossing into the U.S. illegally won’t qualify for legalized status or deferred deportation, including children. The White House said Mr. Obama and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto discussed “a regional strategy” to address the surge of unaccompanied children coming from Central America, through Mexico, to the U.S. With thousands of children...
  • US adds military base to house children entering country without relatives

    06/10/2014 7:18:16 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    The Obama administration on Monday announced it is designating a third US military base for emergency housing of children into the United States without parents or relatives, as the cost of caring for these minors escalated. Senior administration officials, who asked not to be identified, told reporters that an army base at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, will initially hold 600 "unaccompanied minors" and eventually will be able to accommodate up to 1,200.
  • Tidal Wave of Illegal Minors Crossing the Border: More than 60,000 children picked up this year

    05/30/2014 7:04:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/30/2014 | Rick Moran
    More than 60,000 illegal children below the age of 18 will cross the border this year unaccompanied by an adult, and the government thinks that number is likely to double next year.The flood of children from Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, and other Central American nations is putting a tremendous strain on government resources. Reuters reports that not only is there simply no room to house the children, but the budget problem makes it difficult to adequately care for them. It costs the U.S. $252 a day to care for each child and the total cost this year could reach $868...
  • FDA proposes first e-cigarette rules, including banning sales to minors

    04/24/2014 12:06:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 24, 2014 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON – The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration. While the proposal being issued Thursday won't immediately mean changes for the popular devices, the move is aimed at eventually taming the fast-growing e-cigarette industry.
  • Promoting Plan B

    03/11/2014 10:49:17 AM PDT · by steve8714 · 4 replies
    vanity | steve8714
    Plan B on display
  • Russian library refuses to issue Dreiser novel to children

    02/05/2014 5:08:14 AM PST · by Freelance Warrior · 20 replies
    RAPSI ^ | 02/04/2014
    OMSK, February 4 (RAPSI) – A commission of the Pushkin Library in Omsk, Siberia, ruled that Theodore Dreiser’s novel The Financier must not be issued to minors, a library official told RIA Novosti on Tuesday. Library Deputy Director Oksana Moskovtseva said they were acting in accordance with the law On Protecting Children from Information Harmful to Their Health and Development. “New books are printed with age ratings marked on them. For books that were printed before 2012 we have a special commission of library staff that decides on their age suitability,” Moskovtseva said. “It’s difficult to make a decision because...
  • MSNBC Guest Columnists Hint They'd Be Cool with Raising 'Age of Criminal Responsibility' to Say 25?

    01/08/2014 9:21:15 PM PST · by chessplayer · 53 replies
    "The New York State Legislature needs to Raise the Age of criminal responsibility, and they need to do it this year," demands the subheadline on's landing page this afternoon for a story headlined, "Stop charging kids as adults." The column, co-authored by former NAACP president Ben Jealous and actress Rosario Dawson, promotes a push by the Citizens Committee for Children of New York [CCCNY] to change Empire State law so that minors aged 16 years old cannot be charged as adults. Jealous and Dawson don't disclose to what age they believe the age of criminal responsibility should be raised,...
  • Girl, 13, her boyfriend, 12, ordered to register as sex offenders [truncated title]

    09/30/2013 5:37:50 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 116 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | Undated | David Ross
    ..In this ironic case, the 13-year-old unidentified girl, and the 12-year-old boy, are both on the sex offender list and are the victims in the case, because they had consensual sex with each other. The two violated a Utah state law that criminalizes having sex with a person under 14 years of age. Although they were both children, Utah State officials found them guilty of sexual abuse of a child....
  • 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. It’s a horrific story, and these teens definitely deserve to fry, but as with every other gun-related story the mainstream media picks up on, it’s 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...
  • NRA asks SCOTUS to strike down gun limits for minors

    08/02/2013 9:55:38 AM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies
    Salon ^ | AUG 1, 2013 | JILLIAN RAYFIELD
    The gun lobby is challenging a law that bans the sale of handguns to those between 18 and 21The National Rifle Association is asking the Supreme Court to overturn a federal law that prevents federally licensed gun owners from selling handguns to people over 18 and under 21.In a court filing(PDF), the NRA and two 19-year olds ask the court to strike down the 1968 law, which a three-judge panel for the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld last year.The law prevents licensed gun dealers from selling handguns, shotguns and rifles to anyone under 18, and further prevents the...
  • Illinois Supreme Court: Girls under 17 must inform parents if aborting

    07/11/2013 5:38:22 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 1, 2013
    The Illinois Supreme Court is allowing the state to enforce a 1995 law that requires doctors to notify parents of girls under 17 years old if their daughter is undergoing an abortion at least two days before the procedure. The law has been disputed since its passage and has been enforceable until now.
  • Florida girl, 18, arrested and expelled after relationship with 15-year-old female classmate

    05/19/2013 7:11:24 PM PDT · by man_in_tx · 76 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | May 19, 2013 | Erik Ortiz
    The family of Kaitlyn Hunt wants prosecutors to reconsider the charges against their daughter. Under a plea deal on the table, she would face two years of house arrest and one year of probation for engaging in a physical relationship with her younger girlfriend, a student at a Sebastian, Fla., high school. Her mom says she’s no criminal and was being targeted, in part, because of her sexuality.
  • Texas teen sues parents to stop them from forcing her abortion

    02/13/2013 5:17:40 AM PST · by Freeport · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 13, 2013 | N/A
    A pregnant Texas teenager is suing her parents to stop them from forcing her to abort her unborn child. Click2Houston reports a judge issued a temporary restraining order to prevent the abortion while the case is ongoing. The 16-year-old, who is identified only by the initials R.E.K. because she is a minor, claims in the lawsuit her parents are coercing her to abort her 9-week-old fetus through both verbal and physical threats and harassment. "(The father) stated he was going to take her to have an abortion and that the decision was his, end of story," a copy of the...
  • Democrat introduces bill to restrict access by minors to violent video games

    01/17/2013 2:16:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/17/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    During his media event yesterday to roll out his "comprehensive" plan to address gun violence, Barack Obama didn't mention the entertainment industry at all, despite hints from Joe Biden that films, television, and video games would all be on the table for discussion. Instead, another Democrat has picked up that issue in the House. Rep. Jim Matheson (D-UT) has introduced legislation that would require all retailers to prevent the sale of violent video games to minors: Rep. Jim Matheson (D-Utah) introduced a bill this week that would ban the sale of violent video games to minors.The Supreme Court struck down...
  • Obamacare Reg Forces Health Plans to Give Free Sterilizations to 15-Year-Old...(w/Videos)

    08/10/2012 3:58:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    CNSNews ^ | August 10, 2012 | Sabrina Gladstone
    Full title: Obamacare Reg Forces Health Plans to Give Free Sterilizations to 15-Year-Old Girls--Without Parental Consent HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, President Barack Obama and then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the White House on March 23, 2010, the day Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. (White House Photo/Pete Souza) ( - Thanks to an Obamacare regulation that took effect on Aug. 1, health care plans in Oregon will now be required to provide free sterilizations to 15- year-old girls even if the parents of those girls do not consent to the procedure. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen...
  • Hales Corners [homo]sexual assault prompts shutdown of [gay]mobile flirting app

    06/14/2012 10:38:34 AM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies
    Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee, WI) ^ | June 13, 2012 | Bruce Vielmetti
    The makers of a popular location-based cellphone app for flirting and dating have shut it down after reports that at least three child sexual assaults were set up through the service, including one in Milwaukee County. The crimes illustrate how sexual predators can quickly exploit advances in social media, prompting calls for ever greater caution among users, inventors and monitors. . . . In that case, a 21-year-old Waukesha man, Daniel R. Schmidt, was charged June 5 with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy he met via According to the criminal com plaint, Schmidt said he was 16 to gain...
  • Facebook considers 'friending' kids 12 and younger -- with parental controls

    06/04/2012 4:20:06 PM PDT · by Altariel · 3 replies
    MSNBC ^ | June 4, 2012 | Helen A.S. Popkin
    It's no secret that Facebook is lousy with kids ages 12 and under — despite the social network's Terms of Service requiring members to be at least 13. What's more, several studies show that plenty of kids who lie about their age to join, do so with the permission of their parents, and even their help. Now, the Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook is exploring ways to give kids access while being mindful of government regulations and safety concerns: Mechanisms being tested include connecting children's accounts to their parents' and controls that would allow parents to decide whom their...
  • Now Facebook WILL allow under-13s access in bid to boost revenue

    06/04/2012 2:11:29 PM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 4, 2012 | Daniel Bates
    Facebook is for the first time planning to let under 13s sign up despite parental and privacy concerns. The social network wants to introduce controls for parents so youngsters can log on when they are old enough to work a mouse. One option being considered is a filter which allows mums and dads to decide who their children can 'friend' and which applications they can use.
  • Robin Pagoria, Florida sheriff's deputy, busted for spanking girls and making porn films: cops

    05/30/2011 11:14:27 AM PDT · by Tom87 · 35 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 27, 2011 | Rich Shapiro
    A female Florida sheriff's deputy handcuffed naked girls to a desk, spanked them with a leather paddle and sent the seamy homemade videos to a boyfriend she met on a fetish web site, authorities said. Robin Leigh Pagoria, 45, subjected her two victims - described as girls between the ages of 10 and 18 - to multiple torture sessions, authorities said. "There aren't words to describe my anger with her," Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd told the Orlando Sentinel, adding that the arrest "came out of nowhere." Pagoria, a divorced Marine veteran, shackled the girls' wrists and ankles to a...
  • Supreme Court Rules Out Life Terms for Juveniles Who Haven't Killed

    05/17/2010 11:28:20 AM PDT · by docbnj · 60 replies · 2,392+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 17 May 2010 | Jess Bravin
    WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court ruled Monday that it is unconstitutional to sentence juveniles to life without parole for crimes short of murder, with Justice Anthony Kennedy and the court's liberals agreeing that such sentences were cruel and unusual. The case was the latest in a series of milestone opinions by Justice Kennedy that have broadened the scope of the Eighth Amendment, which prohibits "cruel and unusual punishments." Earlier rulings eliminated the death penalty for juveniles and ended it for crimes short of murder. Chief Justice John Roberts, in a break from fellow conservatives, voted with the majority to reverse the life...
  • Supreme Court Bans Life Sentences For Minors In Non-Homicide Cases

    05/17/2010 10:37:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies · 495+ views
    Talk Radio News ^ | 05/17/2010 | Jay Goodman Tamboli
    The Supreme Court ruled today that juvenile criminals cannot be sentenced to life in prison without parole except in homicide cases. Though 37 states, the District of Columbia, and federal law allow judges to impose life sentences without parole on juveniles, the Court noted that only 109 people were currently serving life terms for crimes committed while they were minors. Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for the majority, relied heavily on Roper v. Simmons, the Supreme Court’s 2005 decision forbidding the death penalty for minors. Kennedy wrote that no theory of punishment justified locking up a minor for his or her...
  • NM man charged with sex assault of foster daughter

    05/04/2010 10:19:48 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 136 replies · 1,851+ views
    AP ( ^ | April 3, 2010
    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - A foster father who previously faced 85 counts of criminal sexual penetration against a minor has been arrested on six counts of the same crime after a different alleged victim videotaped 1 of the incidents. Forty-5-year-old Todd Mortensen confessed to the six counts, which reportedly occurred between March 22 and March 30 in his home, where the 12-year-old alleged victim lived as a foster child. Mortensen was arrested...and booked into the San Juan County Adult Detention Center on six charges of second-degree criminal sexual contact of a minor younger than the age 13. SNIP Mortensen is...
  • Polygamous sect member convicted of sex assault in Texas

    12/16/2009 9:09:37 AM PST · by Colofornian · 61 replies · 1,065+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 15, 2009
    Eldorado, Texas » A 57-year-old member of a polygamous group raided by Texas authorities last year has been convicted of sexual assault of a child. A Schleicher County jury in the West Texas town of Eldorado deliberated less than two hours Tuesday before convicting Allan Keate. He faces up to life in prison for his alleged so-called "spiritual marriage" to a 15-year-old girl who gave birth at age 16. Keate was immediately taken into custody. The jury will hear more testimony before deciding his sentence. Much of the prosecution's case relied on extensive church records seized from the Yearning For...
  • Life in Prison for Minors—Cruel and Unusual?

    10/04/2009 7:34:06 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 44 replies · 1,526+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | October 04th 2009
    OCTOBER 5, 2009 Life in Prison for Minors—Cruel and Unusual? Supreme Court Will Take Up Two Cases on the Constitutionality of a Sentence That Gives Juveniles No Chance at Redemption By JESS BRAVIN WASHINGTON -- In 1989, Joe Sullivan was convicted of breaking into a Pensacola, Fla., house, stealing jewelry and coins, and raping the 72-year-old woman who lived there. Coming after 17 prior offenses that included assault, burglary and animal cruelty, a judge found that rehabilitation was hopeless. He sentenced Mr. Sullivan to life imprisonment, which in Florida carries no possibility of parole. Mr. Sullivan was 13 years old....
  • Planned Parenthood does not respect parents

    08/05/2009 9:32:54 AM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 7 replies · 566+ views
    In the “Dating, Family & Friends” section of the Teen Talk web site promoted on Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s home page, a teenage girl asks, “My boyfriend and I have decided that before we have sex [I] should be on the pill or some kind of birth control, but still use a condom. I asked my mom about putting me on Birth control, and [I] even researched it but she said no...what do [I] do now?” PP answers, “It's good that you and your boyfriend have discussed using birth control. In general, parental permission is not needed for prescription...
  • A Bare Minimum of Student Privacy

    07/02/2009 7:26:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 674+ views ^ | July 2, 2009 | Steve Chapman
    Public schools are filled with eager, fresh-faced youngsters, and prisons contain many rough-looking adults with uninviting personalities. But put aside that difference and you find some important similarities between the two places -- government-run facilities where individuals are held for a specific number of years without their consent, at the mercy of their custodians. For years, the Supreme Court has been doing its best to further blur the distinction by giving public-school officials the same powers as the warden of San Quentin. So it was a mild surprise last week to learn there are some abridgments of freedom and invasions...
  • Ex-teacher's aide jailed for corrupting minors

    05/27/2009 1:15:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies · 1,730+ views
    VALLEY NEWS DISPATCH ^ | May 27, 2009 | Chuck Biedka
    A former stripper and former teacher's aide from Harrison accepted a 3- to-6-year jail term yesterday for having sex with a teenage boy and a slew of other charges. In addition to the jail term, Abbie Jane Swogger, 36, of State Street, Natrona Heights, Harrison, must serve an unusually long probation of 36 years. She also will be listed on the Megan's Law sexual offenders site for life. An apologetic Swogger told a county judge Tuesday that she understood and accepted the sentence.
  • California mom tells cops she had sex with boys to keep them away from her daughter

    05/16/2009 12:09:50 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 52 replies · 2,906+ views
    A 30-year-old Northern California woman has pleaded not guilty to charges that she had sex with three teenage boys. Deborah Towe faces 11 felony counts, including unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, oral copulation of a person under the age of 16, committing lewd acts upon a child and arranging a meeting with a minor for a lewd purpose. ... In a 48-page report released this week, Towe told police she was protecting her daughter by diverting the boys' attention to herself.
  • Official: FDA to Approve Plan B for 17-Year-Olds

    04/22/2009 1:57:35 PM PDT · by AngryCapitalist · 10 replies · 547+ views
    Fox News / AP ^ | 4-22-09 | AP
    The Food and Drug Administration, reversing field, will now let 17-year-olds get the 'morning-after' birth control pill without a doctor's prescription, a government health official said Wednesday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the agency will announce that it is complying with a federal judge's order that overturns a Bush administration policy. The official was not authorized to speak publicly before the FDA announcement, expected later Wednesday....
  • CA Initiative: Waiting Period and Parental Notification Before Termination of Minor's Pregnancy

    05/31/2008 8:56:39 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 13 replies · 202+ views
    It has officially qualified according to the California Secretary of State Waiting Period and Parental Notification Before Termination of Minor’s Pregnancy. Constitutional Amendment. Summary Date: 11/20/07 Qualified: 05/30/08 Signatures Required: 694,354 Proponent: John Smith Amends California Constitution to prohibit abortion for unemancipated minor until 48 hours after physician notifies minor’s parent, legal guardian or, if parental abuse reported, an adult family member. Provides exceptions for medical emergency or parental waiver. Permits courts to waive notice based on clear and convincing evidence of minor’s maturity or best interests. Mandates reporting requirements, including reports from physicians regarding abortions on minors. Authorizes monetary...
  • NJ in "Nanny State" Mode Again : High Caffeine Beverages yet !

    04/14/2008 2:39:59 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 11 replies · 87+ views
    The Home News Tribune ^ | 04/14/08 | vanity
    NJ has thousands of far more pressing problems,but... a NJ Assemblyman wants to ban the sale of high-caffeine beverages to "underage" consumers. It never stops !!!
  • Bexley woman arrested on child-sex charge

    03/27/2008 10:21:22 AM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 33 replies · 2,776+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | March 27, 2008 | Staff
    Bexley woman arrested on child-sex charge Thursday, March 27, 2008 11:48 AM THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH Becky Jo Tatum Becky Jo Tatum A Bexley woman wanted on a charge that she had oral sex with a 14-year-old girl during a party at her home was arrested at a Far East Side apartment complex this morning. Becky Jo Tatum, 41, of 2761 Bellwood Ave. was taken to the Franklin County jail after her 9 a.m. arrest at the Kensington Commons apartments at Gender and Refugee roads. Police said they found Tatum after receiving an anonymous tip. Tatum, a mother of two, regularly...