Thursday, December 11, 2014

RULING WILL RESTRICT CHILDREN TRANSFERRED TO ADULT COURT

http://www.woai.com/articles/woai-local-news-sponsored-by-five-119078/major-ruling-will-restrict-child-offenders-13055419/

PROSECUTORS  DO "NOT" CALL THE SHOTS  ANYMORE......EXCELLENT ARTICLE.......Please read and share

Excerpt...."In a landmark ruling, the state's highest criminal court ruled Thursday that juvenile offenders cannot simply be transferred into adult court on the basis of the severity of the crimes they are charged with, a decision will make it far more difficult to certify a young offender to stand trial as an adult, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports."

"Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, in a split decision, ruled the way prosecutors have demanded, and received, juvenile offenders into the adult justice system for decades is flawed."
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Thursday, November 20, 2014

CHILDREN CONDEMNED TO LIFE-A FILM DOCUMENTARY

http://www.theinvestigativefund.org/blog/2082/children_condemned_to_life%3A_in_film/

EXCERPT....PLEASE READ AND SHARE "FULL" ARTICLE

"But in a nation corrupted by politics and fear, where elected officials and judges are jockeying to appear tough on crime, "everybody's afraid to be seen as sympathetic, compassionate, and merciful to people who have committed violent acts," Stevenson says."
(Bryan Stevenson, Equal Justice Initiative,  http://www.eji.org/ )  An excellent source of information in reference to INjustice of "children."
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Thursday, November 13, 2014

MANDATORY LWOP SHOULD NOT BE LEFT UP TO STATES

http://jjie.org/op-ed-mandatory-life-without-parole-should-not-be-left-up-to-states/

Excerpt....PLEASE READ FULL ARTICLE...

" This regional disparity demonstrates even more clearly the problem with leaving this decision to the states. Since when do constitutional rights depend upon the state where you live and an arbitrary date?   So despite the U.S. Supreme Court's opinion that a mandatory sentence of life without parole for a child is "cruel and unusual punishment," states like Pennsylvania disagree. For them, it is only cruel and unusual if you were convicted on the right date and in the right state."
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

APPLYING ACE's to JUVENILE JUSTICE

https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/news/applying-aces-to-juvenile-justice-youth/8602

EXCERPT...Excellent!!!, please READ FULL ARTICLE.... Readers are stronlgy encouraged to share this important article.

"The term ACEs refers to the childhood abuse, neglect, and general household dysfunction that negatively affects a child’s development. Ranked on a scale of increasing severity from zero to 10, ACE scores of four or more are correlated with a greater likelihood of serious and long-lasting health and behavioral problems that may persist into adulthood.

http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/acestudy/
"The ACE Study findings suggest that certain experiences are major risk factors for the leading causes of illness and death as well as poor quality of life in the United States. It is critical to understand how some of the worst health and social problems in our nation can arise as a consequence of adverse childhood experiences. Realizing these connections is likely to improve efforts towards prevention and recovery."
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

SHOULD A CHILD OFFENDER BE TREATED AS AN ADULT?

http://op-talk.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/24/should-a-child-offender-be-treated-as-an-adult/?_r=0

Excerpt....please read FULL article, so very important, strongly encourage readers to share this article, get educated, know and teach your children their legal/miranda rights.

"They are more impulsive and can’t control their emotions as well as adults — in fact, Ms. Cauffman added, “their emotional system doesn’t fully develop until about age 25.”

Sunday, October 26, 2014

BRUTAL CRIMES DON'T JUSTIFY BAD LAWS

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/26951-brutal-crimes-don-t-justify-bad-laws

This article is a real eye opener, if anyone at all is following the laws and actions of the courts about "juveniles."

Everyone is strongly urged to read this article and share with those in your world.
Children have that "legal right" to be treated fairly and "justly."
Parents/guardians are highly encouraged to teach their children to know their "legal rights", it is so important/imperative to their very lives.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

HOW BAD WERE THESE 100,000 KIDS???

http://www.upworthy.com/how-bad-were-these-100000-kids-that-courts-had-them-sent-to-adult-prisons-the-reason-disgusts-me?c=reccon1

A MUST READ/VIEW AND SHARE, lives being destroyed by the "system"
CHILD ARE "NOT" ADULTS.......Juvenile "law" reform is imperative to help save these children from doom and deaths.