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Category: Youth and Children
Last updated: Sep 19 2020 03:25 IST RSS 2.0
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AJ Freund murder: Andrew Freund Sr. pleads guilty to charges in connection to his son’s death, gets 30 years in prison 19.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Andrew Freund Sr. pleads guilty to charges in connection to his son’s death, gets 30 years in prison.
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Column: QAnon's monstrous conspiracy theories fit the Trumpian moment 18.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A vocal faction of Americans — some seeking high places — are trafficking in canards: 5G is deadly, COVID-19 is a hoax, blue state pedophiles roam the halls of Congress. No wonder they might also believe Tom Hanks — Tom Hanks! — is a cannibal.

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Child protection supervisor pleads not guilty to child endangerment in death of 5-year-old AJ Freund 18.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Lawyers said it’s extremely rare for prosecutors to bring charges against child protection workers.
Two former DCFS staff members in AJ Freund case arrested, charged with child endangerment 11.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Two former state child welfare officials who were involved in an abuse investigation four months before 5-year-old AJ Freund’s tragic death were arrested Thursday, both facing felony charges
Man accused of killing girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter held on $1 million bond 7.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Terrance Space, who had been dating the toddler's mother since February, has been charged with first-degree murder in the child’s killing.
Chicago homeless shelter creates remote-learning spaces for kids living there and seeks donations 4.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
After donations from Chicagoans, a homeless shelter is creating remote-learning spaces for children there.
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‘I thanked the Creator.’ Man wins freedom after COVID-19 delays, philosophical change on teenage sentences 1.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
LaRon Warren, sentenced to life in prison for murder as a teen, will soon be released after 26 years despite delays that kept him locked up during the deadly coronavirus outbreak.
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Anxious foster parents say it’s not the right time to switch fragile kids into new managed care plan 31.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The state is set to roll out a new managed health care plan for thousands of foster children on Tuesday amid concerns from some caregivers and child welfare advocates who question whether the for-profit company that runs the plan has built a provider network that is adequate to handle the population’s unique needs.
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18-year-old in custody for allegedly shooting Aurora parents of five children 29.8.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
An 18-year-old wanted in connection with the shooting deaths of an Aurora couple was taken into custody Thursday and charged with two counts of first-degree murder.
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Instead of starting seventh grade this month, this 12-year-old is working in Mexico's fields 27.8.2020 LA Times: Nation

With many families struggling, children have become a crucial source of labor, raising the specter that even when schools reopen, many may not return.

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“What Kind of Society Are We Building?”: Durham DA Satana Deberry on Prosecuting Like a Progressive 26.8.2020 Mother Jones
One reason that the nomination of Kamala Harris is so fascinating is that it comes at a time when we’re completely rethinking criminal justice in the United States. And Harris was a prosecutor. From her time as San Francisco district attorney and as California’s attorney general, critics argue that she locked up parents of truant children, […]
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Column: Four years after he was shot, Tavon Tanner’s family is grateful for his life — and for the two detectives helping him get to high school 8.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Four years have passed since Tavon Tanner was sitting on his Chicago porch, gazing at the moon, and a shooter sprayed the house with bullets. Now, his family is grateful for his life — and for the two detectives helping him get to high school.
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Column: Facing a wave of evictions, California is about to make thousands of kids homeless 7.8.2020 LA Times: Health

In weeks, as many as 1 million families across California could find themselves at risk of being forced out of their homes, pushed off the "eviction cliff."

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As private preschools prepare to reopen, California's poorest kids are stuck at home 5.8.2020 LA Times: Health

As many private preschools prepare to reopen for the school year, many of California's poorest and neediest children are stuck at home, waiting for public preschools to reopen or offer distance learning, which is far from ideal for a 4-year-old.

Appellate court affirms conviction of Naperville woman who stabbed and killed her 7-year old son and 5-year old girl she babysat 5.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Even though a former Naperville woman may have been mentally ill when she stabbed her son and another child to death in 2012, her actions were the result of conscious decisions, DuPage County Judge Robert Miller judge ruled in 2017 and affirmed this week by the Second District Appellate Court of Illinois.
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Letters to the Editor: Hey, Venice, if homeless housing can't be next to a church, then where can it be? 4.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A volunteer at Safe Place for Youth advocates for putting a housing project on site, which is next to a Catholic church.

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Book publisher who served 30 years for murder is trying to prove the innocence of convicted killer Marni Yang 3.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Tammy Koelling, who served 30 years for murder, is behind an effort to try to free Marni Yang, who was convicted in the killing of a former Chicago Bears' girlfriend.
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Letters to the Editor: L.A. Times takes a cheap shot at a Venice church for opposing a housing project 30.7.2020 LA Times: Opinion

St. Mark Catholic Church in Venice, which would border a homeless housing project, is acting to protect the children under its care.

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Editorial: California schools were already unequal. Then came 'learning pods' 29.7.2020 LA Times: Health

Parents are combining in small groups to get better instruction for their school-aged children. California school districts should be enabling more parents with lower incomes to do the same.

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Editorial: Paging Jesus: The Catholic Church is fighting a homeless housing project 26.7.2020 LA Times: Opinion

It is beyond comprehension, not to mention disgraceful, that the Archdiocese would appeal a city planning commission's approval of a much-needed 40 unit housing development in Venice for about 80 homeless people.

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