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Chicago's Youth Push Back Against Mayor's Proposed "Cop Academy"; Demand More Investment in Communities 22.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (C) and Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson (R) attend a police academy graduation and promotion ceremony in the Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier on June 15, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo: Scott Olson / Getty Images) Mayor Rahm Emanuel has manipulated a Department of Justice finding that Chicago Police routinely used excessive force on Black and Latinx people, into a proposal for a police training facility in a perennially disinvested and majority Black neighborhood. But a Black youth-led campaign is pushing back, demanding more investment in schools and communities instead. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (C) and Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson (R) attend a police academy graduation and promotion ceremony in the Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier on June 15, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo: Scott Olson / Getty Images) Grassroots, not-for-profit news is rare -- and Truthout's very existence depends on donations from readers. Will you help us publish more stories like this one? Make a ...
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The Daily 202: Jury still out on Trump’s seriousness about banning bump stocks, improving background checks after Florida massacre 21.2.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The president might be having a true change of heart, but this could also be political posturing.
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Philly father sentenced to 10 to 20 years for shooting death of 4-year-old daughter 21.2.2018 News
Maurice Phillips was sentenced to 10 to 20 years, followed by 20 years of probation, for the April 2016 shooting death of his daughter, Tahirah, 4.
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Robert Reich: Morality and the Common Good Must Be at Center of Fighting Trump's Economic Agenda 20.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump made a promise to the American people: There would be no cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Well, the promise has not been kept. Under his new budget, President Trump proposes a massive increase in Pentagon spending while cutting funding for Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Trump's budget would also slash or completely eliminate core anti-poverty programs that form the heart of the US social safety net, from childhood nutrition to care for the elderly and job training. This comes after President Trump and Republican lawmakers pushed through a $1.5 trillion tax cut that overwhelmingly favors the richest Americans, including President Trump and his own family. We speak to Robert Reich, who served as labor secretary under President Bill Clinton. He is now a professor at the University of California, Berkeley. His most recent book, out today, is titled The Common Good. TRANSCRIPT JUAN GONZÁLEZ: As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump made a ...
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The next generation is done waiting for this generation to do something about guns 17.2.2018 News
A generation of children who have experienced first-hand the tragedy of school shootings might be this country's only hope in gun reform.
Several Camp Pendleton Marines convicted on sex assault, child porn charges; more cases pending 17.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Several Camp Pendleton-based Marines have been found guilty in recent weeks of crimes including rape and child pornography, with other similar cases still pending in the military criminal justice system, records show.

The cases are coming to light due to a series of Freedom of Information Act requests...

Turpin abuse case prompts state bill to tighten regulation of home schools 17.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

California lawmakers are pushing to increase regulation of home schools after a dozen siblings were discovered locked in a dirty, dark house in Riverside County.

The house in Perris had been registered as a private school — with the cheery name of Sandcastle Day School.

Last month, after a malnourished...

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Valentine's Day massacre: Time to take action | Commentary 17.2.2018 News
The majority of Americans favor measures that will keep us safer. Yet, time and again, Congress fails to act. We're told to wait, it's not time, it's unseemly to talk about legislation during a tragedy.
FBI says it failed to properly investigate January tip on teen accused in Florida school shooting 16.2.2018 LA Times: Nation

A person close to the teenager accused of killing 17 people at a South Florida high school this week called FBI officials in early January to report concerns about the teen, but the agency failed to properly investigate the warning, the FBI said.

“I am committed to getting to the bottom of what...

Trump suggests he will visit with Parkland community while in Florida 16.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary
Teen accused in Florida school shooting confessed, authorities say; funerals begin 16.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Nikolas Cruz, the teenager accused of killing 17 people at a South Florida high school this week, confessed to stalking the hallways and stashing extra ammunition in his backpack to use during the shooting rampage, according to court documents released by law enforcement officials.

Cruz, who was...

Subsidized housing can change lives. Now it's facing deep cuts | Opinion 16.2.2018 News
The 2019 budget released by the White House calls for deep cuts, $8.8 billion or an 18.3% reduction, to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This would reduce the availability of subsidized housing and vouchers, like the Housing Choice Voucher Program that allowed Paloma to rent a home, even with her very low income.
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Recent shootings can make going to school seem scary, but there are ways to help kids cope 16.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Alysia Evans’ son was 4 in 2013, when a man went on a shooting rampage in Santa Monica, killing five people before officers killed him. Her son was in preschool a few blocks from Santa Monica College, where the attack came to an end.

The preschool was placed on lockdown that day, and everyone there...

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In the wake of tragedy, Trump struggles to show his empathetic side 16.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

There was a moment in President Trump’s speech Thursday about the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla., when his voice seemed to catch for just a moment as he conjured up a picture of parents kissing their children goodbye, sending them off to school for the last time.

“Each person who was...

FBI: Mom of kidnapped girl apparently was tied up in home 16.2.2018 AP National
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- The mother of a kidnapped 4-year-old girl was attacked in her home and apparently tied up before police found her while making a welfare check, according to an affidavit filed in the case Thursday....
Minneapolis day care provider pleads guilty to hanging baby 16.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Nataliia Karia, 43, also pleaded guilty to third-degree assault of the 16-month-old boy and two counts of criminal vehicular operation for hitting a pedestrian, another driver and a bicyclist as she fled in her minivan in November 2016.
Mother of 8-year-old boy tortured and beaten to death pleads guilty to murder 16.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The mother of an 8-year-old Palmdale boy whose torture and fatal beating prompted far-reaching reforms in Los Angeles County’s child welfare system pleaded guilty Thursday to first-degree murder.

Pearl Sinthia Fernandez, who entered her plea in a packed courtroom in downtown Los Angeles, admitted...

Tragedy in Florida: Tips for talking to children about school shootings 15.2.2018 News
As school shootings seem to be increasing in frequency, conversations with our children become more necessary.
I sentenced a teen to die in prison; I regret it | Perspective 14.2.2018 News
What I learned too late is that young people's brains are not static; they are in the process of maturing. Kids his age are unable to assess risks and consequences like an adult would. Overwhelming scientific research shows that children lack maturity and a sense of responsibility compared with adults because they are still growing. But for the same reason, they also have greater capacity for reform.
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Weeks after CPM said his days numbered, Youth Cong leader hacked to death in Kerala 14.2.2018 Front Page – The Indian Express
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