The Tsimhoni Case soared into international headlines after Judge Gorcyca in Oakland County, Michigan ordered the three Tsimhoni children, Liam 14, Roee 10, and Natalie 9, to juvenile detention for defying her order demanding that they speak with their father who they claim is abusive.
School shootings must end. I appeal to you to reach out to civic and political leaders and make them act. Yes, there are solutions, and they lay with us. Children must not die in school and we must end these senseless deaths. Engage today. Get involved.
Prior to the introduction of the Greenwich Juvenile Review Board (JRB) in late 2008, every arrest in Greenwich, Connecticut was processed and sent directly to court.
On Monday, September 17, twenty-eight years - essentially a life sentence ¬- was given to 61-year old disgraced peanut executive Stewart Parnell for his role in a salmonella cover-up linked to nine deaths between 2008 and 2009.
Regardless of what the constitution may or may not allow, I can live a perfectly happy and safe life without owning a gun. I had that thought today, and it led to another: Maybe it's time to stop talking about rights and start talking about personal rationale.
Kevin Wilkins remembers the summer day long ago when he stared down a member of The Valley, a notorious gang that inhabited the streets of North Philadelphia in the '60s and '70s.
The real tragedy behind crime is that it is not about the victim nor the person who turned into a criminal. It is about us. We turn our eyes away from our own responsibilities we have as a world society.
Yes, we need strict gun control laws, a deeper understanding of the role of media and better mental illness treatment. However, what we really need, central to all of those dimensions, is a public conversation about hegemonic masculinity in the United States.
The most flawed narrative is that increased gun ownership actually "deters" criminals or mass shooter. In reality the criminals are more likely to shoot if they suspect that their target is armed.
The victims and heroes and families should serve as a reminder of the very real, lasting human cost of these shootings. I have never lost a loved one to gun violence but perhaps it's time all of us start acting as if we had. Maybe then we'd do something about it.
Three different state trials resulted in the same unfair outcomes: death for those that did not physically participate in the killings, and life for those who did. Looking at each of these cases is like having a really bad case of triple déjà vu.
Yesterday was supposed to be a day of celebration, at least up north here in Portland. It was the day recreational marijuana consumers could make their first legal purchases of marijuana.
Cyberbullying and other risky behaviors associated with social media are increasing because children are receiving phones at younger and younger ages.
There once was a school/where people were always right./They knew they were right . . .and they were proud of it.
In a press conference covering the brutal mass murders at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, Sheriff John Hanlin defiantly refused to mention the name of the perpetrator, Chris Harper Mercer, and encouraged the media to do the same. The media should reject the Sheriff's request.