Juvenile Justice Week in Review: Ferguson, Immigration and Guns

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Shooting of Michael Brown

Police arrested a small number of people as demonstrators and police clashed along West Florissant Avenue Saturday night into early Sunday morning as protests continue after the shooting death of an unarmed teen by police on August 9, 2014…

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Reporter’s Notebook: When I See the Refugee Children at America’s Border, I Think of My Son
I can’t look at the photographs of the faces of the desperate refugee children at America’s border without thinking of my son. For I know Paulie, who is now 8 years old, could have been one of them, if not for fortunate, roll-of-the-dice circumstances.
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At Least 28,000 Children and Teens Were Killed by Guns over an 11-Year-Period
For every U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan during 11 years of war, at least 13 children were shot and killed in America. More than 450 kids didn’t make it to kindergarten. Another 2,700 or more were killed by a firearm before they could sit behind the wheel of a car. Every day, on average, seven children were shot dead.
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OP-ED: We Need the Legalization of Being Black
I have sometimes imagined that because of my time in prison I can understand what it is like to be black in the United States. I lived for nearly 25 years under conditions of control, viewed with suspicion and presumed dangerous.

OP-ED: Can Young Offenders Be Rehabilitated?
Are there those for whom redemption is impossible? I have known a lot of men who committed terrible deeds, and it seemed to me that every one of them had the potential to change, if they chose to and if they were properly supported.

Her Legacy Lives On
Those of you who have followed the JJIE know that thanks to the early and continuing inspiration, advice and support of Ruth Ann Harnisch of the Harnisch Foundation we have had four exciting years of growth with many more such years on the horizon.

OP-ED: International Perspectives on Juvenile Detention and Solitary Confinement
Juvenile solitary confinement is a poignant indictment of our dependence on incarceration. The practice is pervasive in the United States, despite the fact that it damages our youth and, by causing higher recidivism, harms our society.

JJIE Multimedia Story is ONA Finalist
The Center for Sustainable Journalism, the publisher of the JJIE.org, has been named a finalist by the Online News Association (ONA) in the Student Projects category. The multimedia story, Battling Meth: A Mother’s Road to Recovery, was completely produced and edited by five Journalism and Citizen Media track students at Kennesaw State University.

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