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  • Cops: Teens Attacked Adult Near Taste Of Park Ridge

    07/18/2014 5:16:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | July 17, 2014 8:12 PM
    It was a vicious attack: The alleged beating of a man by teenagers amid a large crowd in northwest suburban Park Ridge’s Hinkley Park last weekend. And it was was caught on video. Footage first obtained by the Park Ridge Herald-Advocate shows a 48-year-old man in a yellow shirt pushed to the ground and then punched and kicked by three individuals while a raucous crowd looks on. CBS 2 aired the video on Thursday night at 10 p.m. Police say the man was looking for his son when someone threw a lit firework near him. When he tried to find...
  • The Rest of the Story: Palestinian Teens Attacked Police w/ Knives Before YouTubed Beating (Video)

    07/06/2014 1:46:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/6/14 | Jim Hoft
    Images broadcast on Palestinian television this weekend appeared to show Israeli police beating and kicking a teenager. The victim, Tariq Abu Khdeir, is reportedly a US citizen who was hurling rocks with a slingshot at police. Khdeir goes to school in Florida. The edited footage was released by the Palestinians and widely reported around the world.
  • In extended version of kidnapped teens' call to police, murderers heard singing in celebration

    07/02/2014 9:16:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 7/2/14 | BEN HARTMAN
    Tape seems to dispel scenario that terrorists had panicked and possibly not meant to kill the 3 Israeli boys; the killers can be heard speaking in Arabic, one of them saying, "We got three." The terrorists who murdered three Israeli teens after abducting them on June 12th broke out into celebratory singing after gunning them down, according to an extended version of the emergency dispatch call placed by one of the boys on the night of the killings. In addition, the killers can be heard speaking in Arabic, one of them saying "We got three."
  • Speedo-wearing teen chronicled Walmart adventure on social media (SC)

    06/24/2014 5:26:13 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 34 replies
    The State ^ | June 24, 2014 | Rachel Southmayd
    A lost bet sent two teens wearing only the stars and stripes into four Tega Cay area businesses Monday night before police halted the patriotic display. The teens’ visits to a QuikTrip, Hardee’s, Pelicans SnoBalls and Walmart drew attention not because of the apparel’s theme. Rather, the teens’ skimpy outfits caught the eyes of customers, employees and, eventually, the police. The pair were only wearing Speedos and sunglasses. Fort Mill teens Houston Vandiver and Michael Pearson chronicled the night on various social media accounts. Vandiver was on the graduation list for Nation Ford High School in May and Pearson was...
  • Probe finds Planned Parenthood pushing teens to try sadism, domination, asphyxiation

    06/11/2014 11:06:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    A new video probe by the group Live Action, known for exposing shocking abortion clinic techniques, reveals some Planned Parenthood counselors and associates pushing curious teens to engage in domination, sadism and even asphyxiation. “If it’s consensual, it’s OK,” said an unidentified Planned Parenthood counselor on a video trailer of a longer version due out Wednesday. Another warns that whipping during sex can leave “welts across the back.” And a third advisor tells the Live Action videographer posing as a teen seeking sex advice, “It just depends on what type of pain you can take.” The video preview can be...
  • Forget universal preschool. We need a 13th grade.

    06/12/2014 1:15:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Everything ^ | June 10, 2014 | Dr. Andre Perry, dean of urban education, Davenport University
    In education circles, universal preschool is hot. But it’s only half the answer. If we really want to raise a generation of employable kids, we need universal 13th and 14th grades too. As taxpayers, we’ve decided to subsidize the education of every American child between the ages of 5 and 18. But current education funding structures reflect a bygone industrial age, when a high school diploma met or in some cases exceeded the needs of the local and national economies. Now, neither preschool nor college is a luxury, and families shouldn’t have to pay for the schooling that keeps society...
  • Smoking marijuana as a teenager lowers IQ for LIFE, scientists warn

    06/07/2014 1:44:39 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 6, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Smoking cannabis as a teenager lowers IQ into adulthood and could have a lifelong impact, researchers have warned. U.S. researchers found the damaging effects of the drug remained even if users stopped smoking marijuana as adults. They said teenagers face increased risks from smoking cannabis, because the brain is rapidly developing at this time. The scientists, from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) in the U.S., added that smoking cannabis affects critical thinking and memory during use, with the effects persisting for days. Reviewing a range of studies on marijuana smoking, they reiterated that cannabis impairs driving and increases...
  • Teens shooting out car windows with BB guns wind up calling 911 after victim scares them

    06/06/2014 10:18:37 AM PDT · by windcliff · 14 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6-4-14 | Will Lerner
    This week, five teenagers decided to drive around some Santa Fe, New Mexico neighborhoods and shoot random cars with BB guns. It would appear that they wound up shooting the wrong person’s car, though. A victim decided to chase after the teens, scaring them so much that the teens felt the need to call 911 for help. As KOAT reports, police came right away and…arrested the teens. The Santa Fe Police Department had been receiving calls - complaints about vandals shooting at cars, so when they heard from the teenagers, they were already aware of the crimes they had committed....
  • This Teenager’s Question Had Nancy Pelosi Stammering

    06/03/2014 11:16:45 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 36 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 3, 2014 | Zach Noble
    Judging from her fading smile, it appears that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi thought her meeting with a group of teenagers would be an easy photo op with no hard questions. She was wrong.
  • Summertime Blues: Teen Unemployment in Major U.S. Cities Tops 50 Percent

    06/02/2014 8:07:41 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies
    CNS News ^ | Penny Starr
    June 2, 2014 - 4:16 PMPenny Starr(CNSNews.com) – A new analysis by the Employment Policy Institute (EPI) shows that unemployment among teens without a high school diploma is more than 50 percent in two of the largest U.S. cities. Using U.S. Census Bureau data from May 2013 to April 2014, the analysis reveals that in Riverside-San Bernardino area of Southern California, the unemployment rate for teens ages 16 to 19 years old who don’t have a high school diploma is 54.2 percent. In the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, Ore., metropolitan area, the unemployment rate from that population is 53.8 percent. “These numbers are...
  • Study finds youth groups destroy Christian faith in young people

    06/02/2014 6:03:21 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 42 replies
    A Blog for Dallas Area Catholics ^ | June 2, 2014 | Tantumblogo
    A study commissioned by a protestant organization has found that Christian youth groups, with an infantile approach to the faith and a focus heavily on being “hip” to this fallen culture, are a predominate factor in driving many young people from Christianity. Mind, this study looked at Christians in general and not Catholics, but the Church has mimicked disastrous protestant programs in recent decades and has reaped the same whirlwind of devastation: A new study might reveal why a majority of Christian teens abandon their faith upon high school graduation. Some time ago, Christian pollster George Barna documented that 61...
  • New blog shows teens how to get an abortion without telling their parents

    05/29/2014 7:50:24 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Live Action News ^ | Nancy Flanders
    As if teenagers didn’t already feel misunderstood by their parents, here comes a zine to help distance them from their parents. Hot off the presses of OdineQuinn.Wordpress.com comes “How to Get an Abortion without Telling Your Parents.” Perfect for helping teens to distrust their parents, isolate them from the people who love them most, and knock their self-esteem even lower by convincing them that their child is better off dead than being raised by a teen mother. In “How to Get an Abortion without Telling Your Parents,” parents are, of course, made out to be the bad guys. And in...
  • Judge Rules 13-Year-Old Can Abort Her 30-Week-Old Unborn Baby (UK)

    05/14/2014 3:10:44 PM PDT · by NYer · 72 replies
    Life News ^ | May 14, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    A judge in England this week ruled that a pregnant 13-year-old girl can have an abortion, even though she is 30-weeks along.Justice Mostyn ruled she was capable of making decision after the girl, known only as “A” in court documents, said she was not ready to have a baby. She was 21 weeks pregnant when the case went before the High Court in mid-March, making it so her unborn child is roughly 30-weeks-old now.The teenager, who lives with her parents, only realized she was pregnant when her grandmother spotted her growing bump and took her for medical tests, the London...
  • How Teens Are Making Money Off Novelty Twitter Accounts

    05/02/2014 7:26:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Motherboard ^ | April 29, 2014 | Steven Melendez
    At first glance, the Twitter account @MyTurnOns looks like it belongs to a stereotypical teenage girl. “Why do parents always ruin your day and then act like they didn’t ruin your day and wonder why you’re in a bad mood?” asked one recent tweet, in all caps and with no punctuation. “Being called babe is such a good feeling,” said another. But the account is actually run by Josh Quisenberry, the 23-year-old CEO of the Texas-based Dynamic Media Group. And in between messages about relationships, boys and parents come the tweets that are the account’s true reason for being: posts...
  • Connecticut imprisonment of transgender teen ‘unconstitutional,’ lawyer says

    04/22/2014 11:20:35 AM PDT · by massmike · 37 replies
    nhregister.com ^ | 04/22/2014 | Randall Beach
    Is it a violation of a 16-year-old’s rights to place her in a prison with adult inmates even though she has not been charged with any crime? Her treatment is appropriate and legal because she has “an extensive history of violence” against staffers and other residents of psychiatric facilities, according to the Connecticut Department of Children and Families. The youth is a female transgender child who was born male but identifies as a female. In court documents she is identified as Jane Doe in order to protect her identity. “The youth has an extensive history of violence, including targeting female...
  • Students Wear Shirts With Anti-Gay Message on Day of Silence

    04/12/2014 2:23:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    kptv ^ | Apr 11, 2014 | Kimberly Eiten
    The phrase a few students decided to wear to class on a T-shirt sparked a social media blitz at a local high school. The matching shirts share one controversial message. "I just made it say 'Gay Day is not OK,' because I don't believe that it's OK," Oregon City High School student Alex Borho said. He and just a few of his friends wore the shirts at the school where there are more than 2,000 students. For some there, today was a day of silence. It's part of a national movement that only about 40 kids at Oregon City High...
  • Valuable Musings from My Wife....

    04/12/2014 8:36:47 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 6 replies
    04-13-14 | Bill Randles
    I thought this comment by my wife on facebook, was a valuable contribution to the "Sexual Atheism" article posted yesterday.She was attacking false views of the Love of God,,, HEY! God LOVES you, man .... Of course He does!!! It's His duty to love me. Why, isn't that His job? Many young people today, who call themselves christians, believe this and even act as if He owes them something. Too often, the thinking is 'God revolves around us''...This is such a wrong view of God; He is God ~ He is the center. The truth is we must revolve around...
  • Up to 20 injured in Pennsylvania school stabbing

    04/09/2014 7:21:45 AM PDT · by lbryce · 53 replies
    AP via NY Post ^ | April 9, 2014 | AP
    An official says four students were believed to be seriously injured at a high school near Pittsburgh, where a student with a knife stabbed or slashed others, injuring as many as 20. Westmoreland County emergency management spokesman Dan Stevens says not all of the 20 injured were cut by the knife, though most were. Some suffered scrapes and cuts in the mayhem that ensued at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville on Wednesday morning.-
  • New Jersey High School Senior Suspended for Flying Confederate Flag

    03/30/2014 6:25:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/28/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    17-year-old Gregory Vied was suspended for flying a confederate flag atop his pickup truck, "which was parked in the student lot at Steinert High School in Hamilton Township." According to News 12 New Jersey, Vied said he was suspended on March 25th after being repeatedly told he could not fly the flag.
  • Teen: Suspended for Confederate flag on truck

    03/29/2014 5:17:56 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 94 replies
    myfoxny.com ^ | March 28, 2014
    <p>By FOX NEWS - A New Jersey high school student says he was suspended from school after refusing to remove a Confederate flag on his truck.</p> <p>Gregory Vied, 17, told News12 he was suspended for flying the flag on his pickup truck, which was parked in a student lot at Steinert High School in Hamilton Township.</p>
  • Orlando teen shoot cops then commit suicide

    03/25/2014 5:31:52 AM PDT · by mgist · 32 replies
    Mirror ^ | 3/15/14 | Byrne
    Florida shooting: Alex Hollinghurst was killed by evil druggie boyfriend Brandon Goode says her family Mar 24, 2014 20:20 By Paul Byrne Oldham born Alexandria Hollinghurst and Brandon Goode killed a police officer then seemingly turned guns on themselves but her family says he killed her What happened? Alex as a little girl and with her family, and before she died A British teenager who was gunned down in an apparent murder-suicide had been living the ‘American Dream’. But when Alexandria Hollinghurst, 17, known as Alex, fell for drug addict Brandon Goode, her life spiralled out of control. And last...
  • Pull the plug on naked Twitter teens

    03/22/2014 8:33:45 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | Saturday, March 22, 2014 | Dr. Keith Ablow
    What may be news, however, is that parents of such teenagers would need a reminder of how to respond when their sons and daughters circulate photographs of themselves drunk, passed out or in various stages of undress. Here’s what the parents of all the young people who fed the @LIPartyStories inappropriate images of themselves should do: Confiscate their phones, shut down their Twitter and Facebook accounts and test them randomly for drugs and alcohol every two or three weeks for the next year. Each positive test should result in being grounded for a month. And every one of the teenagers...
  • 'Party' Twitter account shocks Long Island parents

    03/20/2014 3:09:39 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 23 replies
    MyFoxNY ^ | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Liz Dahlem
    <p>NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - Every parent needs to know about the Twitter page is called @LI PartyStories. High school students from across Nassau and Suffolk are posting pictures of themselves drinking under age and doing inappropriate things. The most unsettling part is that the account has more than 22,000 followers.</p>
  • Student Suspended for Taking Razor From Classmate (Who Was Self-Harming)

    03/20/2014 11:55:06 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 64 replies
    WAVY ^ | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Andy Fox
    We teach kids that honesty is the best policy, but at one Virginia Beach middle school it might be better to keep the truth to yourself. Last Thursday at Bayside Middle School, sixth grader Adrionna Harris came to the aide of a classmate who was cutting his arm. She faces expulsion for taking a razor from the student, throwing it away and convincing him what he was doing wasn’t right. She thought she was doing the right thing, so on Friday she told the school administration what happened. The way school officials responded led to this question: was the school’s...
  • Teen's Facebook Post Costs Father $80,000

    03/03/2014 11:16:04 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Monday, Mar 3, 2014
    A Florida teenager's Facebook post has cost her father an $80,000 legal settlementA Florida teenager's Facebook post has cost her father an $80,000 legal settlement. The Palm Beach Post reported Sunday the father had sued a Miami-area preparatory school for age discrimination after he lost his job as headmaster. Dana Snay's father, Patrick Snay, had settled an age discrimination case with his former employer, Gulliver Preparatory School. Elderly Man Wakes Up in Body Bag at Funeral Home The school agreed to settle the case for $80,000 and the settlement agreement included a stipulation that the man and his wife not...
  • Planned Parenthood Affiliate Produces Video Promoting Bondage and Sadomasochism to Teens

    02/26/2014 7:46:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 2/26/14 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE)--which received more than $2.75 million in government funding in 2012--has produced and posted online a video specifically aimed at teenagers that promotes bondage and sadomasochism (BDSM) and proposes "rules" to follow when engaging in these activities. “People sometimes think that those who practice BDSM are emotionally scarred or were once abused—not true, it’s a total myth," the host of the video, Laci Green, informs its intended audience of teens. "BDSM relies upon and creates trust," she says. In a message published at the beginning of PPNNE´s 2012 annual report, PPNNE President Meagan Gallagher
  • Teens defend ‘fail factory’ high school in error-filled letters

    02/23/2014 5:18:26 AM PST · by Libloather · 83 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/23/14 | Susan Edelman
    These kids should learn write from wrong. Earlier this month, The Post exposed a scheme at Manhattan’s Murry Bergtraum HS for Business Careers in which failing students could get full credit without attending class, but instead watch video lessons and take tests online. One social-studies teacher had a roster of 475 students in all grades and subjects. Red-faced administrators encouraged a student letter-writing campaign to attack The Post and defend its “blended learning” program. Eighteen kids e-mailed to argue that their alma mater got a bad rap. Almost every letter was filled with spelling, grammar and punctuation errors.
  • Riotous and Uncontrollable Black Teens Cause MASSIVE CHAOS

    02/16/2014 4:56:51 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 55 replies
    You Tube via Fox 13 Tampa ^ | 2/11/2014 | YouTube via Fox 13 Tampa
    TAMPA (FOX 13) - New video released Tuesday by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office shows the start of what would become a massive stampede of rowdy students at the Florida State Fair that led to dozens of ejections and several arrests. The video was shot by a vendor and handed over to investigators as they try to identify victims and make more arrests in connection to the organized stampede known as "wilding." "It's more of a giant stampede, and that's kind of the beginning of it that you see on that video," explained Cpl. Jim Previtera. "It does give a...
  • Are two Snohomish Co. libraries giving kids a head start on cynicism, or is it just me?

    02/14/2014 2:44:46 PM PST · by crazycatlady · 27 replies
    The Herald ^ | 2-14-14 | Julie Muhlstein
    On this day for Sweethearts, not everybody has one. Not everybody even wants one. Taking note of that, two local libraries will host Anti-Valentines' Day parties for teens today.
  • Feline friends: Teens volunteer as ‘cat cuddlers’

    02/02/2014 7:36:41 PM PST · by Innovative · 4 replies
    Lancaster Online ^ | Feb 2, 2014 | ALLISON HERR,
    While some teens are busy with their social lives, school or sports, others are spending their time cuddling cats as volunteers at the Humane League of Lancaster. From working at the desk and filing paperwork to cleaning out cages and playing with the cute critters, these teen volunteers give up hours of their own time to help animals in need. “It’s calming and it makes me so happy,” Rothweiler says. “(Others) should definitely volunteer because it is a great learning experience and they could always use help. Also, who wouldn’t want to want to be around the animals?”
  • Mother supports son, 18, who was kicked out of high school for starring in gay porn

    01/22/2014 10:55:26 AM PST · by madprof98 · 70 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/21/14
    End of Title: . . . to pay family billsThe mother of a student who was kicked out of high school after starring in gay porn to help pay his family's bills said she couldn't be prouder. Melyssa Lieb, from Cocoa, Florida, said she vehemently supports her son, 18-year-old Robert Marucci, who was suspended from his high school after classmates discovered his explicit career. 'I think he's the most awesome person in the world,' she told WKMG through tears. 'He stood up and he was the man of the house when I couldn't be.' Following outrage over his suspension, the...
  • Teenager electrocuted while 'listening' to railway track

    01/22/2014 2:28:16 PM PST · by kingattax · 50 replies
    Mirror UK ^ | 1-22-14 | Andy Rudd
    Tragic teen Kanwel Butt was electrocuted while 'listening' to the railway track to see if his delayed train was coming. The 17-year-old put his ear to the live rail and was killed instantly. An inquest today heard how the teenager had moved to England from Pakistan just months earlier and was making his first solo train journey. In Pakistan people sometimes listen to rails, which are not live, to see if a train is coming.
  • You’re not ready to have sex if…

    01/20/2014 12:52:21 AM PST · by AustralianConservative · 60 replies
    B.P.Terpstra ^ | January 20, 2014 | B.P.Terpstra
    You’re not ready to have sex if… 1. You think sex equals love. 2. You feel pressured. 3. You’re afraid to say no. 4. It’s just easier to give in. 5. You think everyone else is doing it. (They’re not!) 6. Your instincts tell you not to. 7. You don’t know the facts about pregnancy. 8. You don’t understand how birth control works. 9. You don’t think a woman can get pregnant the first time. (She can.) 10. It goes against your moral beliefs. 11. It goes against your religious beliefs. 12. You’ll regret it in the morning. 13. You...
  • The 'Facebook Bubble' Bubble

    A tug of war is taking place between Facebook (FB) bulls and bears. It is playing out in the blogosphere and financial news outlets. Facebook has passionate longs and shorts as can be expected with a stock that has increased to the degree it has over the past year. Those who are short Facebook are clinging to two particular themes that warrant contemplation since the hopes and livelihood of short-sellers are resting heavily upon them: (continued)
  • WHY YOUNG BLACK MALES ARE NOT GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL

    01/11/2014 6:09:14 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 123 replies
    spectator.org ^ | August 23, 2010 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    A new report from the Schott Foundation reveals that only 47 percent of black male students earn a high school diploma on time. Ironically, this report came out shortly after Judge Vaughn Walker ruled regarding Proposition 8 in California. If the statements on which Judge Walker based his ruling are "facts," how do we explain what is happening educationally to boys in the black community where a large majority are growing up without fathers? Nancy Pearcey, in an article on American Thinker, identified certain "facts that Judge Walker claims are now established by the 'evidence' presented in his courtroom." Those...
  • HOLDER'S NEW SCHOOL DISCIPLINE GUIDELINES: STOP TARGETING MINORITIES

    01/08/2014 6:02:42 AM PST · by 12th_Monkey · 70 replies
    AP ^ | 8 Jan 2014 | KIMBERLY HEFLING
    he Obama administration is issuing new recommendations on classroom discipline that seek to end the apparent disparities in how students of different races are punished for violating school rules. Civil rights advocates have long said that a "school-to-prison" pipeline stems from overly zealous school discipline policies targeting black and Hispanic students that bring them out of school and into the court system. Attorney General Eric Holder said the problem often stems from well intentioned "zero-tolerance" policies that too often inject the criminal justice system into the resolution of problems. Zero tolerance policies, a tool that became popular in the 1990s,...
  • Rude and Uninformed. A reflection on a recent billboard campaign by Atheist Humanists

    12/21/2012 2:24:54 PM PST · by NYer · 91 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | December 20, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I was asked by the Young Adult group in my parish to address some ads on our local buses and subway trains here in Washington. The members of the Young adult group found the ads offensive and troubling, especially since they were aimed at kids. The ads are posted by the American “Humanist” Association (AHA) and are indeed aimed at kids and teenagers. The focus of the message is “Kids without God: You’re not the only one.” I have altered the ad at the upper right of this post to avoid listing its website but as you can see God...
  • Facebook ‘basically dead and buried’ among teens, as their parents increasingly embrace it: study

    12/29/2013 6:20:53 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 75 replies
    National Post [Canada] / The Telegraph ^ | December 27, 2013 | Matthew Sparkes
    A study of how older teenagers use social media has found that Facebook is “not just on the slide, it is basically dead and buried” and is being replaced by simpler social networks such as Twitter and Snapchat, an expert has claimed. Young people now see the site as “uncool” and keep their profiles live purely to stay in touch with older relations, among whom it remains popular. Prof Daniel Miller of University College London, an anthropologist who worked on the European Union-funded research, wrote in an article for the academic news website The Conversation: “Mostly they feel embarrassed even...
  • Mayoral Candidate Allegedly Beaten Up By Two Teenage Girls At Mall Of America(Youts)

    12/28/2013 12:59:33 PM PST · by blam · 76 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12-28-2013 | Erin Fuchs
    Mayoral Candidate Allegedly Beaten Up By Two Teenage Girls At Mall Of AmericaErin FuchsDec. 28, 2013, 10:50 AMLetajia Shapree Cutler-Cain A 63-year-old runner-up for mayor of Minneapolis was allegedly beaten up by two teenage girls at a Mall of America Starbucks this week, CBS Minnesota reports. The teen girls allegedly attacked Mark Andrew and said "we're going to kill you" after he tried to chase down a guy who snatched his phone. It's possible the girls were working with the thief. The girls, age 18 and 17, were arrested and are in police custody. The 18-year-old was identified as Letajia...
  • Sons of Divorce, School Shooters

    12/17/2013 6:50:50 AM PST · by neverdem · 92 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 16, 2013 | W. Bradford Wilcox
    Another shooting, another son of divorce. From Adam Lanza, who killed 26 children and adults a year ago at Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Conn., to Karl Pierson, who shot a teenage girl and killed himself this past Friday at Arapahoe High in Centennial, Colo., one common and largely unremarked thread tying together most of the school shooters that have struck the nation in the last year is that they came from homes marked by divorce or an absent father. From shootings at MIT (i.e., the Tsarnaev brothers) to the University of Central Florida to the Ronald E. McNair Discovery...
  • Teen addiction to pornography a growing problem

    12/14/2013 12:39:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 42 replies
    WDAM ^ | WDAM
    The statistics are truly shocking. Children aged 12 to 17 are one of the largest consumer groups of online porn. Experts say this early exposure to sexually explicit video can hook kids on hardcore and often violent imagery. Shelley Lubben is a former adult film actress turned anti-porn advocate. In 2008, she created the pink cross foundation which offers resources for teens struggling with porn addiction. "We are raising a whole generation of porn addicts," says Shelley, "When you view pornography, it creates a chemical reaction in your brain, and for a youth who is in puberty, it's like a...
  • City Council seeks ban on e-cigarettes in public places as high-tech successor to smoking ban

    11/30/2013 8:33:59 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | November 27, 2013 | Annie Karni
    First the city banned smoking in most public places. Now it’s moving to snuff out the use of smokeless electronic cigarettes as well. The City Council announced Wednesday that it will hold a hearing Wednesday on a bill prohibiting the use of the battery-operated, tobacco-free vaporizers in restaurants, offices, parks, beaches and other places where smoking regular cigarettes is not allowed.
  • "Knockout Game" hits another victim in D.C

    11/18/2013 9:40:55 PM PST · by Jack Black · 98 replies
    WJLA TV (ABC-7 D.C.) ^ | November 17, 2013 | Tom Roussey
    WASHINGTON (WJLA) - Phoebe Connolly says she had no idea what was coming when she biked through a group of teens in Columbia Heights. "My whole head went flying to the side," she explains. "It was a hard punch. One kid came from the side and pretty much cut me off. "He just like threw a hook with his left hand, and just got me right in the face," she continues. "And he said 'wa-pow' as he hit me in the face." Phoebe says she was able to pedal away, but was left sore and with a bloody nose. Otherwise,...
  • Teen gangs accused of playing ‘Knock out the Jew’ in Brooklyn

    11/14/2013 11:13:47 AM PST · by SJackson · 23 replies
    RT.com ^ | November 13, 2013
    A rash of violent anti-Semitic attacks in Brooklyn, New York recently left a local rabbi wondering if the wave of assaults is part of a game of “Knock out the Jew.” Those were the words that Rabbi Yaacov Behrman had for CBS New York this week when he weighed in on a string of recent incidents that have taken Brooklyn by storm. The CBS affiliate reported that the New York Police Department is now investigating the series of crimes - at least one of which was captured on a surveillance camera. In that incident, Behrman said a local Jewish man...
  • Undercover Video: Underage Girls Can’t Buy Sudafed But Can Easily Buy Plan B Drug

    11/12/2013 2:33:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A pro-life student group today released a new video showing young girls not legally old enough for sexual relations were unable to buy the sudafed cold medicine but could easily purchase the Plan B drug. Although sex with a girl 15-years-old or younger if statutory rape, the girls had no problems getting the drugs at nationally-known stores. Earlier this year, the Food & Drug Administration announced that “Plan B,” also known as the “morning after pill”, should be sold over the counter to anyone of any age. Before that it could only be sold to those 17 and older. Plan...
  • Same-Sex Couple (Lesbians) Crowned as Homecoming Queens at Calabasas (California) High School

    11/05/2013 5:55:16 AM PST · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    KTLA News ^ | November 4, 2013 | John A. Moreno
    For the first time at Calabasas High School, a same-sex couple has been crowned as homecoming queen and queen. Lily Cohen and her partner, Greta Melendez, were nominated by their classmates for titles that historically have been awarded to a male and a female student. But times are changing. [Snip] “I was just shocked because it’s just amazing to see how much our school has changed in the past four years,” Melendez said. “When I was a freshman, we wouldn’t have gotten that reaction. I went through a lot of bullying.”
  • Black youths brutally beat white Brooklyn couple in racial attack: police

    11/04/2013 7:04:17 PM PST · by Baynative · 50 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/20/13 | Jessica Chasmar
    A group of 10 black youths blocked a white couple’s car in the New York borough of Brooklyn, brutally beating the husband and slamming the wife’s head into the pavement by her hair as they shouted racial epithets, officials said. Ronald Russo, 30, and his wife, Alanna, 30, were stopped at a red light Monday night when the group crossed Avenue U at East 58th Street, the New York Daily News reported. Mr. Russo honked his horn when the light turned green to get the youths out of the way, but they then began kicking the car, according to the...
  • Teen Wears 'Jesus' Costume to School for Halloween,Told to Remove It for Being 'Offensive'

    11/02/2013 6:21:12 PM PDT · by massmike · 28 replies
    christianpost.com ^ | November 1, 2013|11:46 pm | KATHERINE WEBER
    A Chicago-area high school pulled a senior student from class on Thursday after he showed up to school wearing a Jesus costume for Halloween. Shortly after, the school then reversed its decision and allowed the teen to return to class wearing the costume. Angenetta Frison, mother of Marshon Sanders, a senior at Highland Park High School in Chicago's northern suburbs, said in a statement to a local news outlet that her son was asked to remove his Jesus costume after two teachers at his high school reportedly complained that the costume was offensive. The costume consisted of a long white...
  • NYPD: Dead Baby Found In Teen’s Bag Inside Manhattan Victoria’s Secret

    10/17/2013 5:19:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    CBS ^ | CBS
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Two teenage girls suspected of shoplifting were stopped as they were leaving the Victoria’s Secret store in Herald Square, and a security guard checking their bags found what appeared to be a dead baby, police said Thursday. The girls, both 17, were stopped by a store security guard. It was then that one of the girls admitted she had “a baby in the bag,” CBS 2 reported. The guard called police. The girl later told police that she had given birth Wednesday and did not know what to do with the stillborn baby, which had matured...
  • North Andover teen punished for being designated driver

    10/16/2013 4:18:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Fox Boston ^ | 10/14/13
    A 17-year-old North Andover High School student was stripped of her captain's position on the volleyball team and suspended for five games after she went to a party to pick up an intoxicated friend, reports The Boston Herald. Erin Cox received a call from a friend, who was allegedly intoxicated, and asked her to pick her up from a party on Main Street in Boxford. Being a good friend, Erin went to pick her up, but instead met police just as they arrived at the house, the newspaper reports.