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  • Video released of LAPD encounter that ended in fatal shooting of Boyle Heights teen

    05/30/2018 10:27:08 AM PDT · by BBell · 23 replies
    http://www.latimes.com ^ | 5/29/18 | ALENE TCHEKMEDYIAN
    An attorney for the family of a 14-year-old boy killed by a Los Angeles police officer released body camera footage Tuesday of the controversial 2016 encounter, arguing that the recordings show that the boy had tossed his gun and was unarmed when he was shot. Humberto Guizar released two clips recorded by the body cameras of two officers who responded to a vandalism report behind a North Chicago Street apartment complex, where the teen, Jesse Romero, was with a group of boys tagging graffiti. Two-and-a-half minutes into the footage, the officers spot at least two boys outside the complex. One...
  • Eagle Creek Fire teen ordered to pay $36 million

    05/21/2018 5:44:42 PM PDT · by BBell · 13 replies
    http://www.koin.com/ ^ | 5/21/18 | Eileen Park
    PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- Circuit Court Judge John Olson issued his restitution opinion for the teenager who pleaded guilty to starting the Eagle Creek Fire last summer, ordering him to pay $36 million dollars. The teen was in court on Thursday for a restitution hearing, where 11 different claims were submitted from different agencies and companies totaling $36 million. The teen's attorney argued the number was "cruel and unusual."The judge said in his opinion that the judgment does not violate the constitution and "is clearly proportionate to the offense because it does not exceed the financial damages caused by the...
  • Overland Park teen starts petition to urge city to repeal ban on pit bulls

    05/10/2018 10:40:56 AM PDT · by Norski · 36 replies
    fox4kc.com ^ | May 9, 2018 | zac summers
    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – An Overland Park teen has started a petition in hopes that the city will reconsider its ban on pit bulls. Taylor Walton, 17, launched a petition on Change.org last Thursday, calling on the city council to repeal the city’s ban on pit bulls, which has been in effect since 2006. "Being around pit bulls is one of my favorite things,” Walton said. “They’re very smart, sweet, very loving, and all they want to do is please you." . . . Walton, who volunteers at an animal shelter, believes pit bulls are misunderstood. “If owners were more...
  • Black teen who wanted directions shot at by white man

    04/14/2018 1:39:45 AM PDT · by BBell · 87 replies
    https://www.yahoo.com/ ^ | 4/13/18 | COREY WILLIAMS
    DETROIT (AP) — A black 14-year-old boy who got lost in a Detroit suburban neighborhood while trying to get to school was shot at by a white homeowner after knocking on a door to ask directions, prosecutors said Friday, citing home security video and the account of the boy. Jeffery Zeigler, a retired Detroit firefighter, was arraigned Friday on charges including assault with intent to murder. Oakland County sheriff's deputies were called to Zeigler's Rochester Hills' home about 8:20 a.m. Thursday after a woman told 911 that her husband had chased a black male who tried to break in. Deputies...
  • ‘Tell my mom that I love her if I die,' teen pleads as van seat fatally crushes him

    04/12/2018 11:50:37 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 53 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | April 12, 2018 | Crystal Bonvillian
    CINCINNATI - Two 911 calls show that a Cincinnati teenager pleaded for help as he was crushed to death by the seat in his van Tuesday afternoon in a parking lot near his school. Kyle Jacob Plush, 16, was found dead by his father about six hours after he made the first 911 call, according to WCPO in Cincinnati. A preliminary autopsy report indicated that he died of asphyxia due to compression of his chest. His death was ruled accidental. “At this time, there is no indication of foul play or evidence of a drug overdose,” Hamilton County Coroner Dr....
  • Teen avoids abduction, chases down suspect

    04/07/2018 2:22:17 PM PDT · by BBell · 15 replies
    (KPRC) A 17-year-old in Texas who avoided abduction managed to chase down the suspect with the help of strangers. The incident happened Thursday morning while the victim says she was walking to school. There, in broad daylight, she says a man pulled up in a truck and tried to take her. "He grabbed my arm, actually, telling me to get into the truck," the victim said. She says she pulled back and was able to get away, just as another teen and her mom were pulling up
  • Teen turns down 25-year prison offer, laughs in court as he is sentenced to 65 years in murder case

    04/06/2018 12:41:30 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 69 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 04/06/2019 | David Boroff
    An Alabama teen who had turned down a 25-year sentence in a plea deal laughed and smiled in court on Thursday as he was sentenced to 65 years in prison for felony murder and other charges. The judge even overheard Lakeith Smith saying "I don’t have time for this" as he was waiting for his case to be called, according to WECT. "You got plenty of time for this," Judge Sibley Reynolds told Smith as he sentenced him to consecutive terms in an Elmore County courtroom. "When I called the case earlier you said you ain’t got time for this,...
  • Texas elected official gets misdemeanor, accused of berating a teen girl wearing Trump T-shirt

    04/06/2018 10:00:18 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 19 replies
    FOXNews ^ | 4/5/18 | Caleb Parke
    Texas elected official gets misdemeanor, accused of berating a teen girl wearing Trump T-shirt Caleb Parke By Caleb Parke | Fox News Facebook Twitter Flipboard Comments Print Email Kellye Burke, an elected official and Moms Demand Action member in the Houston, Texas metropolitan area was charged with a misdemeanor Wednesday, accused of berating a young teenage girl wearing a Trump t-shirt. Kellye Burke, an elected official and Moms Demand Action member in the Houston, Texas metropolitan area was charged with a misdemeanor Wednesday, accused of berating a young teenage girl wearing a Trump t-shirt. (City of West University Place/Trenz.com) An...
  • Why We Should Lower the Voting Age to 16

    03/04/2018 9:25:53 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 164 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 2, 2018 | Laurence Steinberg
    The young people who have come forward to call for gun control in the wake of the mass shooting at their high school in Parkland, Fla., are challenging the tiresome stereotype of American kids as indolent narcissists whose brains have been addled by smartphones. They offer an inspiring example of thoughtful, eloquent protest. Unfortunately, when it comes to electing lawmakers whose decisions about gun control and other issues affect their lives, these high schoolers lack any real power. This needs to change: The federal voting age in the United States should be lowered from 18 to 16. Skeptics will no...
  • Science Explains Why Gun Activists Can Easily Exploit Teen’s Emotional Trauma

    02/22/2018 12:23:00 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 19 replies
    The fallout from the Parkland school shooting is demonstrating how left-wing activists are willing to exploit vulnerable teens in pursuit of a political agenda. It’s a despicable act. We should be protecting grieving teens from this sort of manipulation, not using them as pawns. But expect to see more, and younger children, too. Part of our culture is willing to make children secondary to adults’ lives, quickly pushing them out of the way to pursue careers or more money; willing to rack up a national debt that is an abomination they will have to pay for — merely to help...
  • Teen Brain: Behavior, Problem Solving, and Decision Making

    02/22/2018 8:54:04 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    Changing Brains Mean that Adolescents Act Differently From Adults Pictures of the brain in action show that adolescents' brains work differently than adults when they make decisions or solve problems. Their actions are guided more by the emotional and reactive amygdala and less by the thoughtful, logical frontal cortex. Research has also shown that exposure to drugs and alcohol during the teen years can change or delay these developments.Based on the stage of their brain development, adolescents are more likely to: * Act on impulse * Misread or misinterpret social cues and emotions * Get into accidents of all kinds...
  • Teen in Russia axes students and burns classroom in third school attack in a week

    01/21/2018 10:58:23 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 33 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 19 Jan 2018 | Alex Luhn
    Russian police are investigating whether three school attacks this week are connected after a teenager attacked a class with an axe and Molotov cocktail in the Buryatia region. The instructor involved, Russian language and literature teacher Irina Ramenskaya, told Mash, “I started to take the kids out. When I came out, I saw that a person was just chopping the kids with an axe,” she said. “I brought them back in the classroom, where everything was burning. I was bleeding. Before my eyes stood Anton with an axe.” The Ulan-Ude incident came on the heels of a knife attack that...
  • Wife Of Man Attacked By Teens During Carjacking Speaks With WJZ About His Recovery

    01/11/2018 9:28:35 AM PST · by rktman · 39 replies
    baltimore.cbslocal.com ^ | 1/9/2018 | Jonathan McCall
    The wife of a Baltimore County man who was attacked during a carjacking talks to WJZ about the vicious attack that now has four teens behind bars. Right now, Baltimore County police are looking for two other teens still wanted in connection with the carjacking that left a man seriously injured. Police aren’t saying how they connected the dots, but we now know that a Comcast worker caught the entire incident on video. The victim, identified as 69-year-old Jim Willinghan, is still recovering at Shock Trauma, but his wife says he will be moved to another facility to undergo six...
  • 'He's a rescuer': Dozens help hospitalized teen driven by service

    12/26/2017 6:40:32 PM PST · by fishtank · 13 replies
    KOB TV Albuquerque ^ | 12-22-2017 | Joy Wang
    'He's a rescuer': Dozens help hospitalized teen driven by service Joy Wang December 22, 2017 07:27 PM ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A 14-year-old is in critical condition after an ATV accident left him with multiple injuries on his face and arms, resulting in him being taken to UNM Hospital. But as it turns out, this teenager is usually one responding to emergencies. Wyatt Taylor was always helping others growing up, which is why when he needed help, his small community and others across the country stepped in. Public service has come to be a bit of a tradition for the Taylor...
  • Alabama teen fatally shot in hunting accident, police say

    11/14/2017 11:17:23 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    cbs ^ | 11/14/2017
    Authorities say a teenage girl has been killed in a hunting accident in Alabama. News outlets report the 15-year-old was shot on Monday about 20 miles southwest of Birmingham. Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies believe the girl and an adult family friend had been on a youth hunt. Authorities say the girl climbed down from a tree stand while they prepared to leave. As the friend passed down her rifle, deputies say the gun fired and struck the teen.
  • MCSO: Girl, 15, boyfriend arrested for killing her father in Tonopah

    10/25/2017 12:32:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    CBS ^ | October 25, 2017 | staff
    TONOPAH, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - Two people have been arrested in connection with Monday's fatal shooting in Tonopah. Maricopa County Sheriff Dept. spokesman Sgt. Joaquin Enriquez said their deputies arrested Daniel Stroh, 21, and a 15-year-old girl. A judge set Stroh's bond at $1 million. Both suspects face first-degree murder charges. MCSO deputies responded to an "unknown trouble" call near 371st Avenue and Buckeye Road. According to Enriquez, a man later identified as John Norton, 59, was reported to have been shot. The caller, later identified as John Norton’s 15-year-old daughter told MCSO dispatchers that she witnessed a former boyfriend...
  • Jury says teen in Slenderman stabbing attack was mentally ill

    09/16/2017 7:40:26 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 7:53 AM ET, Sat September 16, 2017 | Amanda Watts and Nicole Chavez,
    Last month, Anissa Weier, 15, had pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree homicide due to mental illness or defect in the stabbing as part of a plea agreement. A jury trial on her case, which began Monday, was set to determine whether Weier was mentally ill when she committed the crime. A total of 10 out of 12 jurors agreed on Friday that Weier had a mental disorder when she and her classmate Morgan Geyser stabbed their sixth-grade classmate 19 times. The girls were allegedly trying to please the fictional internet bogeyman Slenderman. The girls, who were 12-years-old at the time,...
  • Teen surf pro dies trying to ride monster Irma wave

    09/07/2017 2:20:20 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 50 replies
    nypost.com ^ | September 7, 2017 | 2:55pm | Tamar Lapin
    An autopsy report showed the teen was knocked unconscious by the large wave and drowned after being pulled into the rough shallows, the outlet reported. After the teen was knocked off his board, other surfers tried to pull him from the churning waters and started to perform CPR. ... “Zander was such a good, funny kid. He was always joking, and he just loved surfing. He was so jovial, such a joy to be around. I just can’t believe he’s gone...." Burke said the teen spoke his last words to a friend as he was riding the swell. “I just...
  • London: Teen Arrested After Five Acid Attacks in 84 Minutes

    07/14/2017 2:58:24 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 79 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | July 14, 2017 | Oliver JJ Lane
    Police are treating a series of acid attacks Thursday night across London as linked, and have arrested a 16-year-old male. At least one victim suffered “life changing injuries” Thursday night in the apparent crime spree, which saw five attacks take place in 84 minutes in East London and Islington. The arrested teenager is being held on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and robbery. Police described the attacks in their statement, which revealed the first attack took place at 22:25 on the Hackney road. Officers said the male victim had been on a moped when a pair of men on a second moped...
  • Camping teen awakens to 'crunching sound' as bear bites his head

    07/10/2017 4:21:56 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/10/17 | Euan McKirdy and Joe Sutton
    The attack happened at a Glacier View Ranch campsite. The teen woke up to a "crunching sound." (CNN)A camp staffer at a Christian summer camp in Colorado received medical care after he was made awake early Sunday by a bear chewing on his head. The 19-year-old said that he thought he was dreaming as he heard a "crunching sound," only to wake up in "immense pain" as the black bear attempted to drag him away from the Glacier View Ranch campsite, Colorado Parks & Wildlife spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill told CNN. The victim -- who teaches wilderness survival at the camp...