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Video shows officers handcuffing a shrieking 11-year-old at gunpoint 14.12.2017 Washington Post
Video shows officers handcuffing a shrieking 11-year-old at gunpoint
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Congo court sentences 12 to life for gang-raping children 14.12.2017 Washington Post: World
In a groundbreaking trial in a country where sexual violence is rampant and perpetrators often go unpunished, a military court in eastern Congo on Wednesday sentenced 12 militia members to life in prison for the gang-rapes of dozens of children as young as 11 months old, and for murder.
Huntington Park police officer found not guilty of child abuse at San Luis Obispo boot camp 13.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A Huntington Park police officer facing multiple charges of abusing children at a police-sponsored boot camp in San Luis Obispo in 2015 was acquitted of criminal charges Tuesday.

Marissa Larios was a staffer at a $400-a-week camp sponsored by the South Gate and Huntington Park police departments...

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Parents, please stop turning your kids into viral sensations 13.12.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Parents, please stop turning your kids into viral sensations
Study: Being an immigrant is bad for children's health 13.12.2017 Philly.com News
For children of immigrants, fears over the potential deportation of their parents can cause illness and perhaps permanent brain changes, according to research by the Kaiser Family Foundation,
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In southern Madagascar, local custom presses girls into sex at a young age 13.12.2017 L.A. Times - World News

Hunger often keeps Valopee awake at night, as do the men talking and laughing outside the door of her bare wooden hut in this southern Madagascar village.

They wait until late, hoping for sex. She lies on her hard floor with no mattress, wishing they would go away.

Under local custom, single girls...

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'Nobody saved us': Man describes childhood in abusive 'cult' 13.12.2017 AP Top News
SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) -- Jamey Anderson vividly recalls being a skinny kid trembling on the floor of a dank, windowless storage room, waiting in terror for the next adult to open the door....
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AP Exclusive: Sold NKorean brides face hard choices in China 13.12.2017 Washington Post: World
The North Korean woman drives a motorbike slowly down a narrow lane shaded by tall corn to the farmhouse where she lives with the disabled Chinese man who bought her.
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Authorities arrest 5 teens in connection to fatal shooting 12.12.2017 AP Washington
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- Authorities have arrested five teenagers on first-degree murder charges for a robbery attempt that led to the fatal shooting of a 54-year-old woman outside of Everett....
Dreidel: A seemingly dumb game that contains the moral world in miniature 12.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Superficially, dreidel appears to be a simple game of luck, and a badly designed game at that. It lacks balance, clarity, and (apparently) meaningful strategic choice. From this perspective, its prominence in the modern Hannukah tradition is puzzling. Why encourage children to spend a holy evening...

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21 Rohingya women recount rape by Myanmar armed forces 11.12.2017 AP Top News
UKHIA, Bangladesh (AP) -- The use of rape by Myanmar's armed forces has been sweeping and methodical, The Associated Press found in interviews with 29 Rohingya Muslim women and girls now in Bangladesh....
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21 Rohingya women recount rape by Myanmar armed forces 11.12.2017 Washington Post: World
The use of rape by Myanmar’s armed forces has been sweeping and methodical, with one of the alleged victims as young as 13.
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The legacy of Newtown: Lockdowns, active-shooter training and school security 11.12.2017 Washington Post
Five years after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary where 20 children and six teachers were killed, little about the nation’s federal gun laws has changed. But it forever altered the way schools across America approach safety: Doors are now fortified, police officers are a regular presence, and active-shooter drills are as common as those for fires and tornadoes.
Henry A. Giroux on Developing a Language of Liberation for Radical Transformation 10.12.2017 Truthout.com
At the moment, people in the US are enduring a numbing assault from an authoritarianism brought to full fruition under Donald Trump. However, a galvanizing hope can shape a new vision and activism that will be transformative in the battle against an oppressive capitalism, says author and scholar Henry A. Giroux, who talked to Truthout about his new book, The Public in Peril. Hundreds of University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee students protest a Trump campaign rally on their campus, January 1, 2014. Protests by young people could become illegal in the future, according to Henry A. Giroux. (Image: Joe Brusky / Flickr ) What are the longer-term trends that gave rise to the presidency of Donald Trump? What will be the national and global impacts? And what do we need to do to resist? Henry A. Giroux tackles these questions in The Public in Peril: Trump and the Menace of American Authoritarianism. "This courageous and timely book is the first and best book on Trump's neo-fascism in the making," says Cornel West. ...
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Teens and guns: Yesterday's muggings, today's murders 10.12.2017 Philly.com News
The ability of young teens to obtain guns has handed the power to kill to those with the least maturity and training to make that decision.
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He was once a valued officer. Now he is not allowed to interact with the public. 10.12.2017 Washington Post
Michael Garza was on duty when he agreed to give a woman a ride. Hours later, he shot and killed her ex-boyfriend. His supporters say he was an intrepid officer who possibly saved a woman and three children. San Antonio officials would fault him for drinking on duty, failing to seek medical help, and shooting an unarmed suspect.
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'Uncomfortable' Mississippi civil rights museum aims to face past, move forward 9.12.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Organizers hope to stay focused on the museum's message for its opening, despite African-American congressmen's objections to President Trump's presence.
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Center will offer hope, services to St. Cloud's homeless youth 9.12.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
On any given night, there are an estimated 125 to 150 people between the ages of 16 and 23 who are homeless in St. Cloud.
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Ex-aide: Rep. Franks offered $5 million to carry his child 9.12.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A former aide to Republican Rep. Trent Franks has told The Associated Press the congressman repeatedly pressed her to carry his child, at one point offering her $5 million to act as a surrogate mother....
Ex-aide: Franks offered $5m to carry his child 9.12.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A former aide to Republican Rep. Trent Franks has told The Associated Press the congressman repeatedly pressed her to carry his child, at one point offering her $5 million to act as a surrogate mother....
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