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WRIT WRITER . The Film | PBS

WRIT WRITER . The Film | PBS | up2-21 | Scoop.it

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Moms of children with mental illness share their pain, tell their stories, push for change

Moms of children with mental illness share their pain, tell their stories, push for change | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Their informal network helps them to get from each other what they say is almost impossible to find elsewhere, like help figuring out the right services for a teenager at risk of suicide. Now these mothers of children with mental illness are releasing a list of ideas they think will help improve mental health care in the state.
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Idaho teen held in Gitmo-like conditions as he awaits trial for killing father, brother: ACLU

Idaho teen held in Gitmo-like conditions as he awaits trial for killing father, brother: ACLU | up2-21 | Scoop.it
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Voices from Solitary: Reach Out - Solitary Watch

Voices from Solitary: Reach Out - Solitary Watch | up2-21 | Scoop.it
The following two poems come from Ricky Silva, who is currently serving a life sentence at Florida State Prison. Silva, 34, has been held in close management, or solitary confinement, for over four years. Regarding the first poem below, entitled “Killed by the Dark,” Silva expresses his sadness and anger at the suicide of another prisoner, also …
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Why your worst deeds don’t define you

Why your worst deeds don’t define you | up2-21 | Scoop.it
In 1991, Shaka Senghor shot and killed a man. He was, he says, "a drug dealer with a quick temper and a semi-automatic pistol." Jailed for second degree murder, that could very well have been the end of the story. But it wasn't. Instead, it was the beginning of a years-long journey to redemption, one with humbling and sobering lessons for us all.
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NRA Floats Idea of Kids Needing to Show Gun Proficiency to Advance to the Next Grade

NRA Floats Idea of Kids Needing to Show Gun Proficiency to Advance to the Next Grade | up2-21 | Scoop.it
NRA: "What if instead of gun-free zones, we had gun-required zones?"
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Court: Officials turned blind eye to sex among prison workers

Court: Officials turned blind eye to sex among prison workers | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Counselor claims she was discriminated against after she, prison official were fired for having sex.
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Migrant children used as human pawns to spread infectious disease across America, warn netizens

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Migrant children used as human pawns to spread infectious disease across America, warn netizens

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Young MH17 victim has eerie premonition of crash

Young MH17 victim has eerie premonition of crash | up2-21 | Scoop.it
In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. "Mama, may I hug you?"
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Prisoner 'Gouges Out Own Eyes' in Protest over Hot Nottingham Cell

Prisoner 'Gouges Out Own Eyes' in Protest over Hot Nottingham Cell | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Man cuts out own eyes just days before release in demonstration over sweltering conditions.
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Montana’s top court suspends judge who blamed 14-year-old girl for being raped

Montana’s top court suspends judge who blamed 14-year-old girl for being raped | up2-21 | Scoop.it
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Woman Convicted In Starvation Death Of 10-Year-Old Stepson

Woman Convicted In Starvation Death Of 10-Year-Old Stepson | up2-21 | Scoop.it
DALLAS (AP) — A North Texas jury took less than an hour to find a woman guilty Tuesday in the 2011 starvation death of her 10-year-old stepson.

The Dallas County jury found Elizabeth Ramsey, 33, guilty of intentional serious injury to a child ...
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How Does Your State Rank for Children's Well-Being?

How Does Your State Rank for Children's Well-Being? | up2-21 | Scoop.it
New report details good news and bad news, depending on where you live.
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Md. parents allegedly locked up autistic twin sons

Md. parents allegedly locked up autistic twin sons | up2-21 | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in Maryland say a couple kept their autistic, 22-year-old twin sons locked in a basement room at night for years with no furniture and only a tiny window for light.
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Turbo the tiny disabled chihuahua gets his first set of wheels

Turbo the tiny disabled chihuahua gets his first set of wheels | up2-21 | Scoop.it
A puppy born without his two front legs has taken his first steps, with the help of a special cart fashioned from toy parts by his carers at an Indianapolis animal hospital.
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'Extraordinary' little boy finishes triathlon with his disabled brother

'Extraordinary' little boy finishes triathlon with his disabled brother | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Never underestimate the power of brotherly love. Eight-year-old Noah Aldrich didn’t want his 6-year-old sibling Lucas — who is confined to a wheelchair — to miss out on a youth triathlon this month.
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Two NH cops fired for excessive force against prisoner

Two NH cops fired for excessive force against prisoner | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Two police officers who used excessive force against a prisoner in 2009 have been fired. Two others have been punished as well. The Seabrook, NH incident was caught on camera and the video was released by the victim in January 2014.
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16-Year-Old Creates App to Expose Corrupt Politicians

16-Year-Old Creates App to Expose Corrupt Politicians | up2-21 | Scoop.it
High schooler Nick Rubin has made tracking political sell-outs a whole lot easier.
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The Day I Was Nearly Arrested for Having an Autistic Son

The Day I Was Nearly Arrested for Having an Autistic Son | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Moms arrested for going on job interviews, for letting kids play outside. It almost happened to me over a tantrum.
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Court: Officials turned blind eye to sex among prison workers

Court: Officials turned blind eye to sex among prison workers | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Counselor claims she was discriminated against after she, prison official were fired for having sex.
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Orphans Allegedly Molested By Teen Volunteer

Orphans Allegedly Molested By Teen Volunteer | up2-21 | Scoop.it
An Oklahoman teen is accused of molesting children at an orphanage while on a mission trip to Kenya, but his attorney alleges he was coerced into a phony confession.

Matthew Durham, 19 was charged Friday with four counts of traveling to engage in...
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Maine governor bemoans move of eight child immigrants to his state

Maine governor bemoans move of eight child immigrants to his state | up2-21 | Scoop.it
BOSTON (Reuters) - Maine Governor Paul LePage blasted the White House on Tuesday for placing in his state eight children who tried to cross the border illegally.The administration of U.S. President Barack
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There’s little evidence that fewer prisoners means more crime

There’s little evidence that fewer prisoners means more crime | up2-21 | Scoop.it
States that have significantly reduced their prison populations have seen crime rates fall, too.
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Border Patrol agents hold Iowa Boy Scouts at gunpoint for taking a picture of them

Border Patrol agents hold Iowa Boy Scouts at gunpoint for taking a picture of them | up2-21 | Scoop.it
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Elementary School Principal Allegedly Tried Smuggling Heroin Into Prison

Elementary School Principal Allegedly Tried Smuggling Heroin Into Prison | up2-21 | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York City elementary school principal has been arrested on charges of trying to smuggle drugs into a maximum-security upstate prison.

The Daily News reports ( HTTP://NYDN.US/1RNLXCP ) that Public School 28 Principal Sadie Si...
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Israel’s Brutal War on Palestinian Children

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Children in Gaza have been consistently targeted by Israeli forces.
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