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VIDEO: Undercover Cop Tricks Autistic Teen into Buying Pot

VIDEO: Undercover Cop Tricks Autistic Teen into Buying Pot | Crime and Speculation | Scoop.it

"We felt like our family was totally violated by the sheriff's department and the school district," says teen's father.

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NFL's Richard Sherman discusses "angry black man" stereotypes in US sports.

NFL's Richard Sherman discusses "angry black man" stereotypes in US sports. | Crime and Speculation | Scoop.it

''I chose my words very carefully, though I couldn't control my tone. My delivery left something to be desired. But I knew what I was doing. When they called me a 'thug,' I provoked a discussion."

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After an angry outburst at another player during a game, African American NFL Seahawks star Richard Sherman was tagged an angry thug. At a recent panel on race and sports, Sherman educated Harvard kids on the subject. 

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Will A/C in schools help cool summer violence?

Will A/C in schools help cool summer violence? | Crime and Speculation | Scoop.it

"Here’s a cold, hard fact: In addition to the recent uptick in shooting deaths, 42,000 kids attend CPS summer school and other programs each summer, often a safer alternative to the street."

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Controversial op-ed from the Chicago Sun-Times. Is it about violence, or just that it's too damn hot inside your classroom!?

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Opportunity and Need in the Juvenile Justice System

Opportunity and Need in the Juvenile Justice System | Crime and Speculation | Scoop.it
We take a look back at the articles from our Child and Family Special Series on Juvenile Justice and the powerful, lasting consequences for the youth involved.
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Cousin Of Chief Keef Shot To Death In Englewood

Cousin Of Chief Keef Shot To Death In Englewood | Crime and Speculation | Scoop.it
Violence once again touches rapper Chief Keef’s extended circle.
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Brad Pitt’s New Movie On The Steubenville Rape Case Has The Wrong Protagonist

Brad Pitt’s New Movie On The Steubenville Rape Case Has The Wrong Protagonist | Crime and Speculation | Scoop.it
Brad Pitt is bringing one of the nation's most infamous rape cases to the big screen, but he might not be telling the right story.
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Obama Looks to Boost Young Minorities - TIME (blog)

Obama Looks to Boost Young Minorities - TIME (blog) | Crime and Speculation | Scoop.it
Obama Looks to Boost Young Minorities TIME (blog) Through what's being called the “My Brother's Keeper” initiative, the White House is partnering with businesses, nonprofits and foundations to address disparities in education, criminal justice and...
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Juvenile Crimes Defense Attorney Denver, Attorney V Iyer

If your child has been charged with a crime it's important that you get them the representation that they need to protect both their rights and future as an ...
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Meet 5 low-level drug offenders Obama plans to set free. There are thousands more like them

Meet 5 low-level drug offenders Obama plans to set free. There are thousands more like them | Crime and Speculation | Scoop.it

The Justice Department announced it will allow thousands of low-level drug offenders to apply for clemency.

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A victory for supporters of rehabilitation over blanket sentencing. 

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Trapping El Chapo: Chicago's public enemy number one

Trapping El Chapo: Chicago's public enemy number one | Crime and Speculation | Scoop.it
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Forget Breaking Bad, this story of El Chapo's capture is a true life crime drama. A long but awesome read.

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In Case You Missed It: The Week In Juvenile Justice

In Case You Missed It: The Week In Juvenile Justice | Crime and Speculation | Scoop.it

The Chicago Bureau's weekly review of juvenile justice news here and abroad.

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The Truth About Chicago’s Crime Rates

The Truth About Chicago’s Crime Rates | Crime and Speculation | Scoop.it
The city's drop in crime has been nothing short of miraculous. Here's what's behind the unbelievable numbers.
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Every Week Is Youth Violence Prevention Week

Every Week Is Youth Violence Prevention Week | Crime and Speculation | Scoop.it
When a typical week for young people nationwide between 10 and 24 years of age includes more than 90 homicides and over 13,000 emergency room visits due to assault, something is very wrong....
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Teen Crime Survey

How much crime do people think is down to teenagers? The 'hoodie' myth-makers have influenced a lot of their readers and viewers. An excerpt from the excelle...
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Obama launches program to bolster minority boys - Sacramento Bee

Obama launches program to bolster minority boys - Sacramento Bee | Crime and Speculation | Scoop.it
Obama launches program to bolster minority boys Sacramento Bee The My Brother's Keeper program will bring together foundations, businesses and governments to search for ways to support boys in the areas of early childhood development, parental...
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THE PEOPLES HEARING ON POLICE CRIMES! CHICAGO-JULY 21, 2012

On July 21, 2012, the Chicago Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression, the Criminal Justice Program at Kennedy-King College and other dedicated commun...
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