User: flenvcenter Topic: Human Rights and Indigenous Rights-National
Category: Youth and Children
Last updated: Jul 07 2020 03:18 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Denver police sergeant resigns before being fired for beating unarmed teen; 2 other officers suspended for excessive force 7.7.2020 Denver Post: Local
A Denver police sergeant resigned last month before the city could fire him for beating an unarmed teenager with a baton, breaking the 17-year-old's nose and causing his leg to snap. 
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The dark side of the South's Mexican combo-plate dream 5.7.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Gregorio Leon drove to the outskirts of Lexington, S.C., the night of Feb. 14, 2016, with a gun by his side and rage in his heart.

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Convictions of violent cops who kill Black people prove elusive. Dallas is becoming an exception 3.7.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Nationwide, police officers who kill unarmed Black people often are not charged, but Dallas County appears to be an outlier.

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‘Enough is enough.’ People gather where 20-month-boy was killed as Chicago experiences one of its worst stretches of violence against children. 2.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Leaning on his wife, a tearful Thomas Gaston stood among dozens of people gathered for a vigil at the spot where his 20-month-old son was shot dead days ago in Englewood. “I used to be a bad person,” he confessed to the crowd. But his son Sincere “changed me tremendously. Only thing I do is take care of my kids and my wife, I don’t live no life of crime.”
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“It Was a Torture Chamber”: The Facility That Killed a Black 16-Year-Old Had a Long History of Abuse 1.7.2020 Mother Jones
Nearly a month before George Floyd was asphyxiated at the hands of police, a Black teenager in Michigan named Cornelius Fredericks cried out “I can’t breathe” while two adults who were supposed to be taking care of him pinned him to the floor. Fredericks, a 16-year-old ward of the state, was at a juvenile residential […]
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How coronavirus could wipe out two decades of progress in the war against child labor 30.6.2020 LA Times: Health

Experts warn the pandemic could force millions of children worldwide out of school and into the work force, exposing them to stress and exploitation.

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4 people charged with attempted murder after reported attack on Cañon City man 30.6.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Four individuals are being charged with criminal attempt to commit second-degree murder after they allegedly entered a Cañon City man’s home, where one man proceeded to choke him and threaten to kill him and two other individuals took his children. According to an arrest affidavit, David Mark Hayes, 46, Marta Danielle Helsel, 24, Nicholas Griffith […]
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During the pandemic, groups that help kids are hurting. Kids are, too 26.6.2020 LA Times: Health

Make-A-Wish and other organizations that help children are raising less money. Social workers and court services for families also face challenges.

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Teens are leading an effort to rename a Kenilworth school. But siblings from the family they suggested naming the school after aren’t convinced. 23.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Two area teens are circulating a petition to rename Joseph Sears Elementary School in Kenilworth, citing issues of race and discrimination.
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Column: Chicago toddler gunned down, another soon-to-be-forgotten tragedy in city where violence gets ignored 22.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
A 3-year-old boy was shot and killed in Chicago over the weekend. Two hours later, a 13-year-old girl was shot and killed just blocks away. Between Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, seven people were murdered, including the 3 year old, the 13 year old and two other teenagers. What do you want me to write? Should I go with, “Enough is enough"? Or maybe, “These tragedies must stop”?
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DCFS set to resume parental visits after 3-month coronavirus shutdown, but advocates say it’s ‘much too little too late’ 20.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Illinois Department of Children and Family Services set to resume parental visits after 3-month coronavirus shutdown, but advocates say it’s ‘Much too little too late’
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Opinion: The Supreme Court gave Trump a campaign gift in its DACA decision. He didn't even notice 20.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The Supreme Court's ruling that the government botched how it sought to end DACA was a gift to President Trump's campaign. And he's turning it down.

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Two days before a hearing that could have set him free, the courthouse shut down. Now inmates like LaRon Warren wait, as they try to dodge coronavirus. 17.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Two days before a hearing that could have set him free, the courthouse shut down. Now inmates like LaRon Warren wait, as they try to dodge coronavirus.
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Youth march in Bronzeville for change 14.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Hundreds of children and parents gathered for a youth march in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago as new rounds of George Floyd-inspired demonstrations continue in Chicago.
Hundreds of children and parents gather for youth march in Bronzeville as new rounds of George Floyd-inspired demonstrations continue in Chicago 14.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The Bronzeville march was one of several that took place throughout the city, with more planned for the rest of the weekend. Most of them were directly sparked by the May 25 death of Floyd, a black man who gasped, “I can’t breathe,” while a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck, or by proposals for police reforms in Chicago.
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Teen activism in Chicago spurred by police killing of George Floyd: ‘We are fed up and this is the last straw’ 9.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
“What’s fueling youth actions out of public schools is (that) youth are underserved in public schools," one young activist said.
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Child care is still the missing ingredient for a fast economic recovery 8.6.2020 LA Times: Health

As states and businesses begin to reopen, lack of child care options could slow recovery, experts say.

Personhood debate: Colorado Supreme Court rules child abuse can’t happen in the womb 2.6.2020 Denver Post: Local
In a split decision, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday that those who injure unborn babies can’t be prosecuted for child abuse, even if the infant is born and survives an in utero attack with lifelong injuries.
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Letters to the Editor: Why is the Trump administration working so hard to deport immigrant children? 24.5.2020 LA Times: Opinion

There's nothing that can justify preventing a 16-year-old immigrant from seeing her lawyer and suddenly deporting her by herself.

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Crestwood police officer accused of beating, choking woman in front of kids in Portage 22.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Dino Pavoni, 38, of Midlothian, was charged with felony strangulation, four counts of felony domestic battery and interference with reporting of a crime following an altercation early Sunday morning at Lakeshore Camp Resort in Portage, Indiana, according to court records.
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