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For People who Have Experienced Racism in Schools, Standardized Tests Can Seem like A Solution. But It's Not.

For People who Have Experienced Racism in Schools, Standardized Tests Can Seem like A Solution. But It's Not. | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Some parents see the choice between a standardized test and a prejudiced teacher as no choice at all.
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Mercury News editorial: Pepper spray doesn't belong at Santa Clara County juvenile hall

Mercury News editorial: Pepper spray doesn't belong at Santa Clara County juvenile hall | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Pepper spray simply doesn't belong in facilities where rehabilitation programs are the primary emphasis and building trust is a crucial element.
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Hispanic juvenile offenders might beat the odds when it comes to suicide

Hispanic juvenile offenders might beat the odds when it comes to suicide | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people in the United States between the ages of 10 and 24, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and young women are more likely ...
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The State of America's Children® 2014 Report

The State of America's Children® 2014 Report | up2-21 | Scoop.it
4,028 children are arrested each day—one every 21 seconds and 1,790 children are serving sentences in adult prisons. http://t.co/mrvChzROgr
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21st Century Sex Slaves Documentary Human Trafficking 360p Extraordinary Documentary HD - YouTube

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Solitary Confinement to End for Youngest at Rikers Island

Solitary Confinement to End for Youngest at Rikers Island | up2-21 | Scoop.it
By Michael Schwirtz September 28, 2014 Although experts have spoken for years about the devastating effects of solitary confinement on the mental health of adolescent prisoners, such seclusion has long been the primary form of punishment at the...
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Stephen King: The World Is Starting To Look Like '1984'

Stephen King: The World Is Starting To Look Like '1984' | up2-21 | Scoop.it

#NDAA   #PoliceState   


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There is no justice in prisons' race-based punishment

There is no justice in prisons' race-based punishment | up2-21 | Scoop.it
The incident in 2006 was in some ways typical: A group of inmates at High Desert State Prison near Susanville attacked two corrections officers, and prison officials responded with a race-based lockdown, keeping African American prisoners confined to their cells for 14 months.

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Eliminate Pet Restrictions on Rental Properties

Eliminate Pet Restrictions on Rental Properties | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Target: Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates Goal: End pet restrictions on rentals to improve adoption and lessen animal shelter burdens Berkeley, California is considering outlawing pet restrictions on rental properties citywide, improving clarity and...

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Former Texas cop accused of raping teen girl while other officers watched

Former Texas cop accused of raping teen girl while other officers watched | up2-21 | Scoop.it
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Disgusting.

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Why Doesn't a Cop Go to Jail for Shooting Mentally Ill Man 14 Times?

Why Doesn't a Cop Go to Jail for Shooting Mentally Ill Man 14 Times? | up2-21 | Scoop.it
The Milwaukee police officer was fired but the family of the victim says that's not enough.
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Grave punishment

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The number of executions is increasing  THE death penalty divides public opinion in America and has mostly ended in Europe. But around the world, the...

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Release delayed of man who admitted killing 2 boys

Release delayed of man who admitted killing 2 boys | up2-21 | Scoop.it

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Inside the Twisted Police Department That Kills Unarmed Citizens at the Highest Rate in the Country

Inside the Twisted Police Department That Kills Unarmed Citizens at the Highest Rate in the Country | up2-21 | Scoop.it
A string of deaths at the hands of Albuquerque police reveals a dark pattern of police militarization.
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ADHD Brains Are the Most Creative: Why Do We Treat It Like a Disability?

ADHD Brains Are the Most Creative: Why Do We Treat It Like a Disability? | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Research shows that people who have ADHD are often extremely creative. Yet our schools and society fail them.
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Mandy Burris's comment, November 7, 12:36 AM
My brother has ADHD and struggled in school until he hit high school and could begin to focus on certain types of classes and learning over others. He was one of his art teacher’s favorite students and quickly learned everything Mr. Ressel could teach him, but struggled in math and biology. Given time and practice he was able to focus and became an honor roll student, but it was not easy. That being said, he is much better at mechanical things and artistic undertakings than me, the consistent honor and AP student. I don’t see ADHD as a disability or a detriment by itself, but can become almost debilitating if the person with it does not have support to learn how to work with it.
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Couple wants to void adoption of 'mentally ill' Russian orphans

Couple wants to void adoption of 'mentally ill' Russian orphans | up2-21 | Scoop.it
A Long Island couple has asked a judge to vacate the adoption of two Russian-born children who suffer from serious mental disorders and are now living in state institutions. In a rare move, Nassau ...
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Brain Changes from Child Abuse Tied to Adult Mental Illness, Sexual Problems

Brain Changes from Child Abuse Tied to Adult Mental Illness, Sexual Problems | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Different types of childhood abuse can increase the risk of mental illness as well as sexual dysfunction, experts say, but the biological mechanism by which this occurs has been unknown.
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Children pay with their lives in Palestinian-Israeli tensions - CNN

Children pay with their lives in Palestinian-Israeli tensions - CNN | up2-21 | Scoop.it
On Sunday, Palestinians lay to rest a teenage boy with U.S. roots, whom Israeli Defense Forces shot.
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OP-ED: Stop Sentencing Kids to Life Without Parole

OP-ED: Stop Sentencing Kids to Life Without Parole | up2-21 | Scoop.it
By Nancy Schouweiler
September 4, 2014
Jurisdictions across the country should stop sentencing kids to spend the rest of their lives in detention.
“Children are constitutionally different from adults.
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Single mother-of-five made homeless by benefits cap turns to Supreme Court over Westminster Council's attempts at 'social cleansing'

Single mother-of-five made homeless by benefits cap turns to Supreme Court over Westminster Council's attempts at 'social cleansing' | up2-21 | Scoop.it
A single mother-of-five who was made homeless after resisting Westminster Council’s attempt to move the family 50 miles from the capital is applying to the Supreme Court to review her case.

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Child sex accused found dead in river

Child sex accused found dead in river | up2-21 | Scoop.it
A man who was on trial for child sex offences is found dead in the River Orwell near Ipswich.

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New Report: Probation Numbers Drop, Parole Increases

New Report: Probation Numbers Drop, Parole Increases | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Probationers dropped in 2013 by 32,000 people--a fairly significant number--while parole numbers increased slightly, found researchers in a new report released by the U.S. Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics. According to the report, the probation supervised community started droppi...
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Burger King and McDonald's Pay Fast Food Workers $20 an Hour in Denmark

Burger King and McDonald's Pay Fast Food Workers $20 an Hour in Denmark | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Enough to pay their bills, save some money and even go out with friends. Why can't we do that here?
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Look who profits from police brutality - YouTube

Anthony Warren took police on a high-speed chase in Alabama back in 2008. When they finally apprehended him, they beat the crap out of him. Warren sued over ...
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Journey to the heart of Romania's sex industry

Journey to the heart of Romania's sex industry | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Romania is one of the top countries of origin for people being trafficked for sex into the UK. Paraic O'Brien meets one of the pimps - "lover boys" - who are the lynchpin of Romania's sex industry.

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Sarah O'Leary's comment, October 30, 12:09 AM
I think it shocking to most people the volume of people that are bought and sold for the purpose of sex slavery. It is truly sad problem because it is not like other problems like the sale of organs on the black market in America, where that is legal in other countries. The sale and purchase of people to be sex slaves is a problem that exists not as a substitute to a more expensive necessity, it is a market developed by the true scum of the earth. It is also sad how high the rate is of the women and children that are lost within this market because of the extremes taken by the leaders of these smuggling rings. The rate of recovery and justice in these cases is minuscule in comparison to those that are lost forever.
Dana Hoffman's comment, October 30, 12:26 AM
Thank you Sarah for your insight and I couldn't agree with you more. There are many different kinds of trafficking and on all levels.....I wish this was a crime that would be 100% gone and no one would have to suffer ever again.
Katrina Miller's comment, November 4, 2:04 AM
This is heart wrenching. The short documentary demonstrates the dehumanization of women and children, and highlights the great demand that exists for human trafficking. Possibly the most saddening statement made by one of the pimps was when he was referencing a conversation he had with a business partner and had indicated that his "luggage" was on its way. I personally feel that this mentality is only an extension of the use of pornography.