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Advancing Backwards: Bolivia's Child Labor Law 30.8.2014
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UN Condemns U.S. Police Brutality, Calls For 'Stand Your Ground' Review 30.8.2014 Politics on
* Panel issues recommendations after review of U.S. record * Says killing of Michael Brown "not an isolated event" * Decries racial bias of police, pervasive discrimination * ACLU calls for addressing racial inequality in America GENEVA, Aug 29 (Reuters) - The U.N. racism watchdog urged the United States on Friday to halt the excessive use of force by police after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman touched off riots in Ferguson, Missouri. Minorities, particularly African Americans, are victims of disparities, the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) said after examining the U.S. record. "Racial and ethnic discrimination remains a serious and persistent problem in all areas of life from de facto school segregation, access to health care and housing," Noureddine Amir, CERD committee vice chairman, told a news briefing. Teenager Michael Brown was shot dead by a white police officer on Aug. 9, triggering violent protests that rocked Ferguson - a ...
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Convicts Who Killed as Juveniles to Be Re-Sentenced, N.H. Court Rules 30.8.2014 Boston Globe: New Hampshire
Friday’s decision is based on a 2012 US Supreme Court ruling that found unconstitutional mandatory life sentences for killers younger than 18 at the time of their ...
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Five Signs We're Not a 'Post-Racial' Society 30.8.2014 Politics on
In the wake  of the Ferguson shooting , a recent Pew poll  finds  that 47 percent of whites believe that "race is getting more attention than it deserves," with regards to the death of Michael Brown, while only 18 percent of African-Americans feel the same. Meanwhile, a similar Pew study found that whites  are far less likely to see discrimination  in the treatment blacks receive by the education system, the courts and hospitals. Such views are held by many Americans,  who believe that  "blacks are mostly responsible for their own condition." Police killings of unarmed blacks are certainly the most visible manifestation of systemic racism, but data show that racism still manifests itself frequently in everyday life. In America, race determines not just where someone lives and what school he or she attends, it affects  the very air we breathe . Although many whites wish to believe we live in a "post-racial" society, race appears not just in overt discrimination but in subtle structural factors. It's ...
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The Emotional Toll of Growing Up Black in America 30.8.2014 Politics on
Mentorship and Roadblocks Dr. Strayhorn spelled out another way Black children are harmed: through disparate resources in the classroom, including textbooks, that hold Black, Brown, and poor students back. He described an experience he had while a professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville working with a Knoxville high school that was 97 percent Black. “I found that in this high school these students were learning from textbooks that were at least 10 years old... What exactly are the implications of learning from a textbook that’s 10 years old?  Well, I'll tell you this: that if you don’t catch up too quickly, especially in terms of science, there are certain technological revolutions that have happened at such a fast pace that they’re not even mentioned in the books from which they’ll learn—but will certainly be part of the test that they’ll take to demonstrate competency to go on to college. So it means a whole school of children and youths are set behind, not because they’re saying ‘Don’t ...
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Guns, Guns, Guns 30.8.2014 Politics on
Having been an outspoken critic of uncontrolled handgun distribution over the past 40 years and the way the Constitution has been twisted to justify reckless sales of deadly weapons, I am pleased to say that the arms industry and the distributors of deadly handguns have taken positive steps to ensure the safety of most American citizens. However the horrible account this week of how a nine-year-old child handled a deadly Uzi at an Arizona gun range and accidentally killed a weapons instructor is a tragic reminder that ALL AMERICANS have to be careful beyond our imagination to avoid such tragedies again. Imagine what that child has to live with the rest of her life, having killed a man she didn't know whom out of normal kindness was trying to help her? But what about the parents who recklessly took their young daughter to a gun range and allowed her to handle a weapon that was no toy and is used to murder or halt people in committing crimes everywhere? And what of the owners of gun ranges who allow ...
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Justice Department Supports Native Americans In Child Welfare Case 30.8.2014 NPR News
For the first time, the department wades into a federal district court case involving the Indian Child Welfare Act, a law meant to keep Native American families together.
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St. Paul teenager gets 16 years for gang shooting that hit bystander 30.8.2014 Star Tribune: Local
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What your 1st-grade life says about the rest of it 30.8.2014 Ezra Klein
BALTIMORE — In the beginning, when they knew just where to find everyone, they pulled the children out of their classrooms. They sat in any quiet corner of the schools they could claim: the sociologists from Johns Hopkins and, one at a time, the excitable first-graders. Monica Jaundoo, whose parents never made it past the ...
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Watching the slaughter of his people 30.8.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Azwan Elias arrived in America this summer filled with excitement and eagerness to learn. Everyone who knows him says he is wise beyond his 17 years, that he is destined to lead others in his restive homeland of Iraq.
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NH high court: New sentence hearings in killings 29.8.2014 Yahoo: US National
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Four men convicted of murder as teenagers should receive new sentencing hearings in light of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that mandatory life sentences for juvenile are unconstitutional, New Hampshire's Supreme Court ruled ...
British police chief says won't quit over racially tinged child abuse scandal 29.8.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
By Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) - A senior police officer in Britain said on Friday he wouldn't be quitting over a scandal involving the sexual exploitation of at least 1,400 children by men of Pakistani heritage as disturbing new details of the abuse came to light. The scandal, centred on the northern English town of Rotherham, has made headlines after an independent report exposed the scale and graphic nature of the crimes and raised difficult questions about whether timidity about confronting the racial aspects of the abuse had prompted authorities to turn a blind eye. Local media and politicians, including Prime Minister David Cameron, have called on officials criticised in the report to take responsibility for what happened on their watch - between 1997 and 2013 - and to resign.
NH high court: New sentence hearings in killings 29.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Concord, N.H. • Four men convicted of murder as teenagers should receive new sentencing hearings in light of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that mandatory life sentences for juvenile are unconstitutional, New Hampshire’s Supreme Court ruled Friday. The New Hampshire high court’s unanimous ruling mandates new sentencing hearings for Robert Tulloch, Robert Dingman and two others who were under the age of 18 when they committed their crimes. Tulloch was convicted in the 2001 stabbing deaths of two D...
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On the Holocaust (From a Speech Given in Germany on August 20) 29.8.2014 Politics on
The Holocaust causes us all to ask of ourselves the same question: What would I have done? What would I have done if I was a Jew in Berlin in 1933, when Hitler rose to power? Would I have run? Would I have sold my house, my business? Removed my children from school in the middle of the year? Or would I have said to myself: it will pass, it is just momentary madness, Hitler says all these things because he is a politician seeking election. Yes, he's anti-Semitic, but who isn't? We've been through worse than this. It's better to wait, to keep my head down. it will pass." What would I do if I was a German in Berlin on the 18th October 1941, when the first train left this platform, heading East and on it 1,013 Jews -- children, women, the elderly -- all destined for death. I don't ask what I would have done if I was a Nazi, but what would I have done if I was an honest German man, waiting for his train here? A German citizen the same age I am now, with three children like mine. A man who educated his ...
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Miley's VMA date turns himself in 29.8.2014 CNN: Top Stories
A homeless man who attended the MTV Video Music Awards with Miley Cyrus has turned himself in to police, authorities said.
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LAPD Names Officers Sharlton Wampler, Antonio Villegas In Ezell Ford Shooting 29.8.2014 Politics on
LOS ANGELES -- More than two weeks after police in a South Los Angeles neighborhood fatally shot Ezell Ford, a black man who was unarmed and mentally ill, the Los Angeles Police Department has identified the two officers involved in the shooting. "The Los Angeles Police officers involved in the use of lethal force in Newton Division on August 11, 2014 were Police Officer III Sharlton Wampler, Serial No. 36135, and Police Officer II Antonio Villegas, Serial No. 38218, both assigned to the Newton Area Gang Enforcement Detail," a press statement issued by the LAPD late Thursday reads. "The LAPD has a longstanding policy of releasing the names of officers involved in shootings after investigating evidence of threats that could jeopardize the personal safety of the officers or their families," the statement continues. "In this particular case, it was necessary to investigate evidence brought to the Department's attention regarding potential threats to the safety of the officers and ensure that measures were ...
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Ft. Hood shooter asks to be ISIS citizen 29.8.2014 CNN: Top Stories
The Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people at Fort Hood has written a letter to the leader of ISIS, asking to become a citizen of the Islamic State's caliphate, his attorney said Thursday.
Uzi death at hands of 9-year-old reopens debate about children and guns 29.8.2014 Washington Post: Politics
Brooke Levine knew her way around a BB gun by age 8. At 12, she was getting out of chores and earning extra allowance by out-shooting her father. For her high school yearbook last year, “Bull’s-eye Brookie” chose a photo of herself peering down the sight of a lime-green AR15 ...
After Uzi accident, ranges say teaching kids to shoot guns can be safe 29.8.2014 LA Times: Opinion
The death of an Arizona gun instructor killed by a 9-year-old who was firing a fully automatic Uzi has touched off a debate about whether children should have access to such high-powered weaponry.
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Murder charge for child care worker in boy's death 29.8.2014 Yahoo: US National
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City child care worker has been indicted on a murder charge in the death of a toddler she was watching.
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