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We each must be our own hero and follow the path that’s no path…

We each must be our own hero and follow the path that’s no path… | up2-21 | Scoop.it
There are two aspects of the hero, I think. The hero is somebody whom you can lean on and who is going to rescue you; he is also an ideal. To live the heroic life is to live the individual adventure, really.
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Sexual Abuse of 1400 Children Unreported Due to ‘Racism’ Fears

Sexual Abuse of 1400 Children Unreported Due to ‘Racism’ Fears | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Council staff ignored evidence in the name of political correctness.
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Two North Side 12-year-olds work to build South Side playground - Chicago Sun-Times

Two North Side 12-year-olds work to build South Side playground - Chicago Sun-Times | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Two North Side 12-year-olds work to build South Side playground Chicago Sun-Times But that would be child's play compared to the project friends Marc Luban and Ariana Handelman have instead decided to pursue — building a $90,000 playground at...
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Homeschool Family Sues Va. Social Services for Removing Children, Claiming Parents Imagined Kids' Illnesses

Homeschool Family Sues Va. Social Services for Removing Children, Claiming Parents Imagined Kids' Illnesses | up2-21 | Scoop.it
A homeschooling advocacy group announced that it is suing social services caseworkers in Shenandoah County Virginia's Department of Social Services on behalf of homeschool parents that were falsely accused of child abuse and had their two children removed from parental custody and placed into foster care for over a month.

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Thief Nabs $27K Of Fuel From School Bus Company, Clogs Ignitions - CBS Pittsburgh

Thief Nabs $27K Of Fuel From School Bus Company, Clogs Ignitions - CBS Pittsburgh | up2-21 | Scoop.it
A brazen theft at a school bus company – and the thieves had plenty of fuel for their getaway.
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4 of the Most Effective Herbs for Balancing Hormones

4 of the Most Effective Herbs for Balancing Hormones | up2-21 | Scoop.it
How you can help relieve stress and alleviate hormonal symptoms.
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California: the ‘Mississippi of Mass Incarceration?’

California: the ‘Mississippi of Mass Incarceration?’ | up2-21 | Scoop.it
California is the state of sunshine, movie stars— and Supermax prisons. Its huge incarcerated population –over 100,000 inmates-is one of the reasons the U.S. is the world largest jailer, says legal scholar and Berkeley Law Professor Jonathan Simon in a new book, Mass Incarceration on ...
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Mother turns over sexting 13-year-old daughter to police for ‘harsh’ punishment

Mother turns over sexting 13-year-old daughter to police for ‘harsh’ punishment | up2-21 | Scoop.it
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Why Are Some Children More Prone To Violence? Brain Development and Kids

Why Are Some Children More Prone To Violence? Brain Development and Kids | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Young teens, who encounter 'Slender Man' on the Internet, are vulnerable to suggestion, and impulse. Screenshot via creepypasta by DecodedScience According
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ADHD children make poor decisions due to less differentiated learning processes - Science Codex

ADHD children make poor decisions due to less differentiated learning processes - Science Codex | up2-21 | Scoop.it
ADHD children make poor decisions due to less differentiated learning processes Science Codex "We were able to demonstrate that young people with ADHD do not inherently have difficulties in learning new information; instead, they evidently use less...
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Michael Morton: Prosecutors are not above the law

Michael Morton: Prosecutors are not above the law | up2-21 | Scoop.it
If allegations against Willingham’s prosecutor are proved, he should be, at the least, stripped of his law license, as my prosecutor was, says the Texas exoneree.

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Filmmaker explores agony of solitary confinement in Canada | rabble.ca

Filmmaker explores agony of solitary confinement in Canada | rabble.ca | up2-21 | Scoop.it

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Arts + Prison: Transforming Lives Behind Bars through the Arts | NEA

Arts + Prison: Transforming Lives Behind Bars through the Arts | NEA | up2-21 | Scoop.it

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Should This Teen Go To Jail Over Facebook Posts?

Should This Teen Go To Jail Over Facebook Posts? | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Is a "sarcastic" Facebook rant enough to send a teenager to prison for a decade?

That question has arisen in the case of Justin Carter, from New Braunfels, Texas. The 18-year-old was reported to the authorities by a Canadian after he al...

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The Difference Between Israeli and Palestinian Children

The Difference Between Israeli and Palestinian Children | up2-21 | Scoop.it
  Gideon Levy, Haaretz It is human that the killing of an Israeli boy, a child of ours, would arouse greater identification than the death of some other child. What is incomprehensible is the Israe...
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The horrors of the Irish Child Protection INDUSTRY

The horrors of the Irish Child Protection INDUSTRY | up2-21 | Scoop.it

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Oregon inmate claims prison bunk beds are dangerous, tore his knee, seeks $49,000

Oregon inmate claims prison bunk beds are dangerous, tore his knee, seeks $49,000 | up2-21 | Scoop.it
The lawsuit, filed by a man serving time for credit-card fraud, faults the state prison system for not placing ladders on its bunk beds at a Portland prison.
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4 Dead, Including 2 Children, In Murder-Suicide: Cops

4 Dead, Including 2 Children, In Murder-Suicide: Cops | up2-21 | Scoop.it
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Four people, including two young children, have been shot to death in a Tulsa apartment and authorities say they're investigating the case as a triple murder-suicide. A 2-year-old child was discovered unharmed.

Tulsa police sa...
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New Jersey justice: Prison for telling truth

New Jersey justice: Prison for telling truth | up2-21 | Scoop.it
A Free Press For A Free People Since 1997
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Illinois Department Of Corrections Unveils New Open-Plan Prison

Illinois Department Of Corrections Unveils New Open-Plan Prison | up2-21 | Scoop.it
CHESTER, IL—Touting the layout’s benefits in promoting communication and a more productive penal environment, the Illinois Department of Corrections unveiled its new open-plan prison Friday at the Menard Correctional Center. Menard officials t...
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Ferguson Police Officer Justin Cosma Hog-Tied And Injured A Young Child, Lawsuit Alleges

Ferguson Police Officer Justin Cosma Hog-Tied And Injured A Young Child, Lawsuit Alleges | up2-21 | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- A Ferguson police officer who helped detain a journalist in a McDonald's earlier this month is in the midst of a civil rights lawsuit because he allegedly hog-tied a 12-year-old boy who was checking the mail at the end of his driveway.
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Suicidality and Depression Treatments in Youths - Psychiatric Times

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Suicidality and Depression Treatments in Youths
Psychiatric Times
This survey used structured diagnostic interviews to assess DSM-IV psychiatric disorders and suicidal behaviors.
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Juvenile lifers need review - Port Huron Times Herald

Juvenile lifers need review - Port Huron Times Herald | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Juvenile lifers need review Port Huron Times Herald Michigan has the second-highest number of people serving this unconstitutional sentence — part of an overall approach our Legislature took decades ago in moving kids from the juvenile to adult...
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Should America's disruptive prisoners be kept in solitary confinement? Poll

Should America's disruptive prisoners be kept in solitary confinement? Poll | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Tens of thousands of violent, disruptive or escape-prone inmates live in solitary confinement across the United States. What do you think about the practice?

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Tanks just south of Chicago - YouTube

This convoy of tanks are currently in Bridgeview, IL which is 10 mins south of Chicago. Where are they headed? Why are they here and does this tie into all t...

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The Prison Industry in the United States: Big Business or a New Form of Slavery?

The Prison Industry in the United States: Big Business or a New Form of Slavery? | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Human rights organizations, as well as political and social ones, are condemning what they are calling a new form of inhumane exploitation in the United States, where they say a prison population o...
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