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  • Fort Myers Nightclub Shooting: 2 Dead, at Least 14 Others Reportedly Wounded

    07/25/2016 1:41:41 AM PDT · by Drago · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | 07/25/2016 | Erin Dean
    At least two people were killed and 15 others injured in a shooting at a Florida nightclub, according to a local report.
  • Fort Myers nightclub shooting: 2 dead, at least 13 injured

    07/25/2016 2:00:37 AM PDT · by Enchante · 82 replies
    CNN ^ | July 25, 2016 | Christine Sever
    Two people are dead and at least 13 others injured during a shooting at a Fort Myers, Florida, nightclub, according to Captain Jim Mulligan with the Fort Myers Police. Developing story - more to come
  • Parent of Minnesota student who committed suicide files lawsuit against school district

    07/20/2016 10:42:26 AM PDT · by mn-bush-man · 23 replies
    West Central Tribune ^ | 7/20/2016 | Duluth News Tribune
    A federal lawsuit filed by the parent of a Lincoln Park Middle School student alleges his son's 2015 suicide was the result of "severe and pervasive harassment" — and the Duluth school district's failure to stop it. Todd Seehus is suing the Duluth school district, its school board and former and current administrators at the school because of their alleged disregard of complaints about students bullying Tristan Seehus, 13, who killed himself in February 2015. Tristan was harassed verbally and physically because of his perceived sexual orientation or gender expression, according to the complaint, filed Friday in U.S. District Court....
  • Islamist Teen Pleads Guilty to Kangaroo Pouch Bomb Plot

    06/30/2016 8:57:42 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 18 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 06/30/16 | Jim Hoft
    In January an Aussie Islamist teen was arrested for planning an ISIS kangaroo bomb attack. The teen planned to paint a kangaroo with the ISIS flag, fill its pouch with bombs and let it loose on Aussie police on Anzac Day. On Thursday Sevdet Besim pleaded guilty to the kangaroo bomb plot. The Daily Star reported: An Australian teenager accused of discussing packing a kangaroo with explosives and setting it loose on police is facing life behind bars after pleading guilty Thursday to planning a terrorist act.Sevdet Besim was arrested in Melbourne last year when he was 18 and accused...
  • Girls jealous after ‘Fame’ high school crowns boy prom queen!

    06/30/2016 9:10:56 AM PDT · by freddy005 · 55 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 26, 2016 | 12:13am | By Mary Kay Linge
    Some girls at La Guardia HS of Music & Art and Performing Arts were not amused that a boy stole their stiletto-heeled thunder and became this year’s prom queen — and their claws have come out on social ­media. “I know I go to LaGuardia because a boy won prom queen,” snarked Asia Pierre in a Facebook post that attracted 500 homophobic comments and 100 shares before it was removed. “It just sucks that men win everything and we thought we at least deserve that,” wrote a classmate under the name Taj Mahal. Matthew Crisson, an 18-year-old Staten Islander who self-identifies...
  • Miss Teen USA Is Eliminating the Swimsuit Portion

    06/29/2016 12:58:07 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 49 replies
    MSN ^ | June 29, 2016
    The 2016 Miss Teen USA pageant will feature one major change from the previous year’s competitions: USA Today reports that it will be eliminating the swimsuit portion. The pageant had previously required the contestants, aged 14–19, to walk across the stage in a bikini to "show off the athleticism of the competitors.”
  • Miss Teen USA pageant replaces swimsuits with athletic wear

    06/29/2016 10:41:21 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 47 replies
    The Miss Teen USA pageant is dropping the swimsuit portion of its competition. This decision reflects an important cultural shift we're all celebrating...
  • Indiana teen accused of supporting ISIS, terrorism

    06/23/2016 9:57:58 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 18 replies
    Evansville Courier Press ^ | June 21, 2016 | Justin L. Mack, Madeline Buckley, Sara Salinas and Michael Anthony Adams
    Akram I. Musleh long sought to join ISIS, federal court documents allege, hoping to travel overseas to join the terrorism group as a fighter. The Brownsburg teenager's alleged involvement began on social media in 2013, according to court documents, when he posted videos of terrorist leaders. FBI agents spoke with Musleh back then, hoping to prevent him from pursuing extremism. The teen told investigators he posted those videos simply to understand Islam's history. His activity grew more alarming when Musleh, 18, snapped pictures of himself standing in front of a flag associated with ISIS and asked young people in a...
  • Man catches teens breaking into house, makes them call 9-1-1 to report themselves

    05/25/2016 12:52:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    ktau ^ | May 25, 2016 | ktau staff
    COOS BAY, Ore. - A homeowner caught three 14-year-olds burglarizing his Coos Bay house on Sunday afternoon, and forced one of the boys to call 9-1-1 to report the attempted theft. The three boys were all taken to the Douglas County Juvenile Detention Facility on several charges including burglary II, criminal trespassing, and marijuana possession. The homeowner was armed when he found the boys burglarizing his home on Terramar Road, the Coos County Sheriff's Office said. According to emergency dispatchers, he told one of the teens to call police and report the burglary in progress.
  • Amish teens clocked at 110 mph face alcohol charges

    05/23/2016 4:30:22 PM PDT · by PROCON · 60 replies
    wndu.com ^ | May 23, 2016
    Five Amish teens face alcohol-related charges after their 2001 Dodge Caravan was clocked at 110 miles per hour. The teens were spotted Friday night while driving southbound on US 31 in Fulton County. As the Indiana State Police troopers caught up with the van, the teens allegedly started throwing alcohol containers out of the vehicle. An investigation found that the 17-year-old male driver was operating the vehicle on a learner's permit and had consumed alcohol. Inside the vehicle, troopers spotted numerous alcohol containers, multiple cases of beer, and a jug of whiskey. There were two female passengers, ages 16...
  • Teen uses satellite imagery to discover possible ancient Mayan ruins

    05/20/2016 10:31:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    phys.org ^ | May 11, 2016 | by Bob Yirka
    Credit: Canadian Space Agency, via TheTelegraph ====================================================================================================================== William Gadoury, a 15 year old Mayan history enthusiast who lives in Saint-Jean-de-Matha in Lanaudière, Quebec, has, according to Le Journal de Montréal, used satellite imagery to make associations between ancient Mayan city locations and constellations, and in so doing, may have actually discovered a site that has not been previously known. According to the news report, Gadoury, who claims to have been long interested in the Mayan culture, gained access to satellite imagery—after applying the Geographic Information System he found a correlation between 22 constellations and 117 Mayan cities. But, in so...
  • High schoolers, 14 and 15, 'live streamed themselves having a threesome at Barack Obama school

    05/13/2016 11:31:52 AM PDT · by dead · 72 replies
    Two teenage girls from a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, school live streamed sex acts with a teenage boy while their classmates watched through Facebook Live at school, authorities said. Milwaukee Police have asked Facebook to hand over information from the account of a 14-year-old girl after saying two juvenile girls in the video could be charged with 'exposing a child to harmful material'. The 15-year-old boy was not listed as a suspect on the police warrant. An investigation into the incident was prompted in January after staff at Barack Obama School - which houses students in grades kindergarten through 12th - became...
  • Aeropostale: One of the hottest teen brands from a decade ago just filed for bankruptcy

    05/04/2016 9:12:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/04/2016 | Mallory Schlossberg
    Aeropostale used to be one of the most popular teen retailers. Cheaper than Abercrombie & Fitch, and less bohemian than American Eagle, the brand was the go-to for teens who still wanted to fit in with the trends. But those days are gone. The retailer has filed for bankruptcy protection, though it says it will be out of debt in six months. Last June, Crain's New York reported that the retailer lost 95% of its value in just five years. The brand has plans to close 113 stores in the US and all 41 stores in Canada. According to Reuters,...
  • Common Sense: Why attack Kasich for telling young women not to attend parties with lots of alcohol?

    05/04/2016 9:41:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/03/2016 | Walter Williams
    Republican presidential aspirant John Kasich stirred up angry words from women's organizations and the Democratic Party by his response to a question from a female college student at a town hall meeting in Watertown, New York, regarding sexual assault. Kasich said all the right things about prosecuting offenders, but what got the Ohio governor in trouble with leftists was the end of his response: "I'd also give you one bit of advice: Don't go to parties where there's a lot of alcohol, OK? Don't do that." Let's examine that advice. To do so, let's ask some general questions about common...
  • Man Hijacks Metrobus; Pedestrian Fatally Struck: Police (Armed Teens Hijack DC Metro Bus)

    05/03/2016 9:07:00 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 28 replies
    NBC Washington DC ^ | 03 MAY 16 | News staff
    A man attacked a Metrobus driver with a weapon and hijacked his bus Tuesday morning, D.C. police said. The bus then struck a pedestrian, who later died. It's not clear where the bus was taken from, but police say the bus in now stopped at a gas station in the 4300 block of Minnesota Avenue in Northeast Washington. Police say the suspect got on the bus and attacked the bus driver with a weapon. The driver managed to get off the bus, but suffered a back injury in the process. He is expected to be OK. The suspect then drove...
  • ‘Teen’ basketball player says he didn’t know he was 29

    04/27/2016 2:47:18 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 34 replies
    A 29-year-old South Sudanese man told officials he wasn't lying when he allegedly posed as a teenager to attend high school in Canada — he just didn't know his real age. Wearing a loose orange jumpsuit, Jonathan Elia Nicola, who has been held by immigration since April 15, attended a brief detention hearing in Windsor on Tuesday and was ordered to remain in custody because he was considered a flight risk. He did not provide further testimony at the hearing, but at an earlier detention review, the 6-foot-9 Nicola, who was enrolled in Grade 11 and played basketball on his...
  • Boat Belonging to Missing Florida Teens, Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen, Found Off Bermuda Coast

    04/23/2016 12:59:08 PM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | April 23, 2016 | ELISHA FIELDSTADT
    The boat belonging to two teenagers who went missing off the coast of Florida during a fishing trip last year was discovered off Bermuda nearly eight months after they vanished, authorities said Saturday. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission said the 19-foot single-engine boat that Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen, both 14, sailed off the coast of Jupiter on July 24 was found by a Norwegian supply boat on March 18 while on the way to Norway. The vessel was discovered about 100 miles off the coast of Bermuda, or about 1,000 miles from where Stephanos and Cohen were last...
  • North Carolina High School Opens Indoor Gun Range

    04/20/2016 11:58:52 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 40 replies
    Bearingarms.com ^ | April 19, 2016 | Jenn Jacques
    A high school in Smithfield, NC now offers another lane of study for some students: Members of the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program are able to study their aim on campus. The JROTC built a 1,200-square-foot, six-lane, indoor shooting range at the Smithfield-Selma High School and students began using the facility last week. The $10,000 in costs for the range was donated by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and the National Shooting Sports Foundation.
  • London: Orthodox teens harassed by man yelling 'Kill the Jews!'

    04/12/2016 12:45:02 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/4/16 | Matt Wanderman
    Two Orthodox teenagers were verbally attacked in London on Monday. The pair, one aged 14 and the other 17, were walking in the Stamford Hill neighborhood when a strange man came at them yelling "Allah Akbar! F---ing Jews! Kill the Jews!" Though the assailant did not physically harm the two, he remained in the area and yelled anti-Semitic remarks to other passers-by. The two teens quickly called Shomrim, the local Jewish neighborhood watch organization, for help. Police officers arrested the man for disturbing the public order with racially aggravating circumstances. He has not been identified and is only described as...
  • Teens Made a Music Video Dissing Donald Trump

    03/31/2016 9:12:34 AM PDT · by Ulmius · 18 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCxJlbCjawg
  • I go to a competitive high school in surburbia. The stress is killing me.

    03/29/2016 6:35:00 AM PDT · by detective · 80 replies
    MSN News ^ | MARCH 29, 2016 | Ethan Brown
    We just want you to have a good senior year!" I hardly heard the words leave my guidance counselor's mouth as I stumbled out of her office. I could barely walk back to my classroom without collapsing. I tried to process what just happened and to make sense of the fear inside me. No such luck. I was a mess of emotions, held together haphazardly by black coffee and teenage angst.
  • West Virginia teen reportedly killed in a game of 'dodging arrows'

    03/22/2016 12:54:31 PM PDT · by bgill · 59 replies
    FOX news ^ | March 22, 2016 | AP
    A 15-year-old boy was killed when he was struck in the head while playing a game of "dodging arrows" at a friend's house, and criminal charges could be possible, authorities said Monday. Caleb Fairchild, an eighth-grader, was playing the bow-and-arrow game Saturday evening when he was hit by an arrow in in Chapmanville, about 45 miles south of Charleston, West Virginia State Police spokesman Lt. Michael Baylous said.
  • Marine says he was beaten and robbed by teens

    02/17/2016 9:11:04 AM PST · by Kartographer · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/17/16 | James Wilkinson
    Chris Marquez is an Iraq vet who served eight years of active duty He says he was eating in a Washington, DC McDonald's when he was approached by a group of teens who asked him if 'black lives matter' He says they later ambushed him, hit him in the head with a handgun, knocked him unconscious, and stole his wallet Marquez was hospitalized for several hours with injuries to his head A 2004 photograph of Marquez carrying a wounded comrade in Fallujah inspired the No Man Left Behind statues located at two corps bases
  • Teen Love In The Ruins 2016 (Soft Porn as Teen Lit)

    02/02/2016 8:13:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    American Conservative ^ | February 2, 2016 | Rod Dreher
    New in the Young Adult section, a novel called Firsts. From the publisher MacMillan’s description: Seventeen-year-old Mercedes Ayres has an open-door policy when it comes to her bedroom, but only if the guy fulfills a specific criteria: he has to be a virgin. Mercedes lets the boys get their awkward fumbling first times over with, and all she asks in return is that they give their girlfriends the perfect first time-the kind Mercedes never had herself.
  • 3 people killed in separate shootings in Little Rock (Mother killed while holding 2 yo daughter)

    02/01/2016 10:21:45 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 32 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 01 FEB 16 | AP
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Three people were fatally shot over the course of a day in Little Rock, including a mother who was holding her young daughter while she was struck, police said Sunday. The killings bring to five the number of homicides in the city so far this year, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported. Little Rock police spokesman Lt. Steve McClanahan said 19-year-old Junius Pitts Jr. died early Sunday morning after being shot while apparently sitting in his car at a red light near the University of Arkansas at Little Rock campus. A witness who was in the car...
  • Invasion Update: 92% of Migrant Muslim Teens Entering Sweden are Male

    01/30/2016 2:01:55 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 01/30/16 | Jim Hoft
    Invasion Update: 92% of Migrant Muslim Teens Entering Sweden are Male Jim Hoft Jan 30th, 2016 11:05 am 19 Comments migrants line up It's an invasion. 92% of the teen migrants seeking asylum in Sweden are male. And the teen refugees are allowed to bring their family members to Sweden because they are underage. The BBC reported: Sweden has received more asylum applications per capita than any other country in Europe - 163,000 last year. The country's population is just 9.7 million. What is surprising is that if you look at the breakdown of the ages of applicants in Sweden,...
  • Kentucky's Mall St. Matthews Shuts Down After Brawls Involving Up to 2,000

    12/27/2015 10:10:18 AM PST · by PROCON · 130 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | Dec. 27, 2015 | Elisha Fieldstadt
    Chain-reaction brawls involving up to 2,000 people erupted in one of Kentucky's largest malls Saturday night, forcing the entire mall and businesses in the surrounding area to shut down, police said. The hours-long chaos at Mall St. Matthews began about 7 p.m. ET when the six St. Matthews police officers assigned to the mall for the holiday season began responding to "disturbances," said Officer Dennis McDonald, a police spokesman."As they were responding to those disturbances, others were breaking out. ... Disturbances started to feed on themselves." McDonald said. "They were just overwhelmed with a number of calls for service and...
  • Multiple gunshots reported at East Towne Mall ("Teens")

    12/19/2015 2:43:24 PM PST · by PROCON · 77 replies
    madison.com ^ | Dec. 19, 2015 | AMANDA FINN
    Two people were injured on Saturday in a shooting at East Towne Mall that sent a panic through shoppers closed the mall six days before Christmas. Police spokesman Joel DeSpain said one person was transported to the hospital with a leg wound after a dispute between two groups of teenage males at the mall turned violent. "We don't believe this is related to terrorism. This was obviously not a mass shooting. This is not an active shooter," DeSpain said. "This is an incident where we had young people as we have seen in many areas of the city who were...
  • Juvenile Delinquents Are Now 'Justice-Involved Youth'

    11/05/2015 10:18:16 AM PST · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    CNS News ^ | November 3, 2015 | Susan Jones
    They used to be called juvenile delinquents. But not any more. The new term is "justice-involved youth," a non-disparaging, government-speak phrase that fits with the Obama administration's recent push to give people with criminal convictions a second chance to become productive citizens. "The Department of Justice is committed to giving justice-involved youth the tools they need to become productive members of society," Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in a news release on Monday.
  • 3 Teens Died After Principal Hypnotized Them

    10/07/2015 2:36:52 PM PDT · by Aliska · 54 replies
    Newser ^ | October 7, 2015 | Michael Harthorne
    (NEWSER) – On Tuesday, a Florida school board approved a $600,000 payout to the families of three students who died after being hypnotized by their high school principal, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports. The bizarre case started in 2011 when 16-year-old North Port High School student Wesley McKinley hanged himself after being hypnotized by principal George Kenney multiple times. Friends say McKinley couldn't remember his own name after hypnosis sessions to improve his guitar playing.
  • 4 California students arrested for plotting mass shooting

    10/05/2015 1:33:00 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 5 replies
    Aol.com ^ | 10/5/15 | Aol
    4 California students arrested for plotting mass shooting Four northern California students have been arrested for plotting to carry out a shooting at a high school, authorities said. Authorities took four unidentified students into custody after they uncovered their plan to shoot and kill faculty members and students at Summerville High School, the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office said on Saturday. "The suspects plan was very detailed in nature and included names of would be victims, locations and the methods in which the plan was to be carried out," the sheriff's department said in a Facebook post.
  • High school students engage in mass disobedience after principal cancels 'America Pride Day'

    10/05/2015 7:16:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/5/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Jackson Hole High principal Scott Crisp blamed the results of a student survey and his concerns that some students may feel excluded if they see an American flag for the administration’s decision to cancel “America Pride Day.”
  • ‘It’s now or never': Texts reveal teen’s efforts to pressure boyfriend into suicide

    09/01/2015 10:09:07 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 42 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 08/31/2015 | Abby Phillip
    Michelle Carter knew that if anyone found her text messages to her boyfriend Conrad Roy III, she might go to jail. “[If the police] read my messages with him I’m done. His family will hate me and I can go to jail,” Carter texted a friend after her 18-year-old boyfriend used a gas-powered water pump to commit suicide in the parking lot of a K-Mart. Carter had asked Roy in a text message to delete her messages before he carried out the suicide last summer, but investigators found them anyway.
  • Horde of Teens Snags Goods from Christian Louboutin in Buckhead

    08/19/2015 10:52:25 AM PDT · by Cecily · 61 replies
    As unarmed security officers ordered them to stop, more than a dozen teenage boys swiped $60,000 worth of handbags from a Buckhead boutique early Wednesday, Atlanta police said. The incident at the Christian Louboutin store at 3065 Peachtree Road was the second smash-and-grab burglary in the area in as many days. The French designer store is less than two miles from a Neiman Marcus Last Call that was hit by suspects Tuesday morning.
  • Police search for teens who attacked, terrorized young family

    08/18/2015 4:11:58 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 73 replies
    wsbradio ^ | 8/17/2015 | wsb radio
    Atlanta police are looking for a group of home invaders who they say attacked and terrorized a young couple and their children. The family had just returned from vacation to their home on Sumter Street in northwest Atlanta around 7:30 p.m. Sunday when someone knocked on their door. Police say four teenagers asked to borrow a jack for their car, then tried to force their way inside. When Michael Lash tried to close the door, police say the teens shot him in the legs. Jessica Huffman fought back tears talking about her son-in-law’s bravery. “He said, ‘I can't let you...
  • Family: 15-year-old suspect dead in police shooting

    08/10/2015 4:25:35 AM PDT · by digger48 · 46 replies
    wishtv ^ | August 10, 2015 | Staff Reports
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — One suspect is dead and police are looking for multiple others following a police involved shooting on the city’s northeast side Sunday night. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said the shooting happened just after 11:00 pm. They said officers noticed a car near East 30th Street and North Chester Avenue that matched the description of a vehicle that had been carjacked. Police say the carjacking happened in the 3100 block of Thompkins Square Court earlier that evening. Officers say the suspects inside the car were seen shooting at people when they stole the car. Investigators say officers first...
  • Florida Teens Lost at Sea Have Been Missing for Six Days

    07/30/2015 5:39:28 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 38 replies
    People ^ | 07/30/2015 | Tara Fowler
    The desperate search for two missing Florida teens entered its sixth day on Thursday with no sign of the boys. Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos, both 14, were last seen buying fuel for their boat near Jupiter, Florida, on Friday. That boat was found capsized on Sunday, about 67 miles off the coast of the Ponce de Leon Inlet. But the teens were nowhere in sight. The search has now expanded to the South Carolina coast, but officials are beginning to lose hope as the longest anyone has been know to survive in open water is five days.
  • Bricks hurled at truck carrying mother, son

    07/20/2015 6:05:18 AM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 11 replies
    myfoxdfw ^ | 7-19-2015 | staff
    A Plano family's trip home from the airport turned into a dangerous attack Friday night. They claim three teenagers hurled bricks at their truck and fled the area. Dallas Police say it could be a gang initiation. The family is now warning other drivers. Dallas police are looking for the three teens, around the ages of 14-17,who maliciously targeted the Rose family who were driving home from Love Field Friday night and suddenly found themselves under attack. Just before 10 p.m. Kimberly Rose and her son Kevin drove past Frankford Road on Midway in the far right lane when Kimberly...
  • Raw: Surveillance shows teens in gun show robbery

    07/14/2015 9:22:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    wftv.com ^ | 7/14/2015 | Unknown
    Channel 9 has obtained surveillance video that shows more than a dozen people stealing weapons from a gun show at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orange County over the Fourth of July weekend.
  • ..Teens charged with murdering grandfather as they roamed his neighborhood breaking in to homes

    07/13/2015 10:34:06 AM PDT · by envisio · 24 replies
    daily mail ^ | 13 July 2015 | DAILYMAIL.COM REPORTERS and ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Six New Mexico teens face murder charges after authorities say one of them gunned down a 60-year-old man in his driveway while the group was breaking into cars and homes in a neighborhood. Prosecutors said those four were charged as serious youthful offenders, meaning their cases will proceed as if they were adults - something Gerecke's family called for during the news conference. Heather Alter, Gerecke's daughter, said her father did not deserve to be executed. 'I want to address the parents of these animals,' she added. 'Where were you? Why did you let your children run the streets at...
  • ABC7 Exclusive: Woman allegedly attacked by group near University of Chicag0 campus with kids in car

    07/11/2015 7:13:20 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 72 replies
    ABC7.com (Chicago) ^ | 07/11/2015 | Eric Horng
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Her car damaged, her nerves shaken, the victim of an alleged group attack near the University of Chicago campus with her children in the back seat of her car talked exclusively with ABC7 Eyewitness News about the incident Friday night. Police say two people were arrested and charged, but Susan Pedersen says several dozen people were involved in the incident that left her two kids covered in broken glass. The encounter left several dents in the vehicle and shattered the back window. "I'm very scared, very anxious, nervous. Just fearful," she said. Broken glass littered the pavement...
  • A transgender teen faced tough years in wake of Proposition 8

    07/05/2015 8:44:04 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 18 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 07/02/2015 | Jack Roach
    I was a sophomore in high school when the same-sex marriage question hit California ballots. Having spent my entire life up until that point in a Bay Area-bred bubble of positivity (later deemed the 'queer bubble' by my Maine-born best friend), I naively believed Proposition 8 would fail without much backlash. Talk about a rude awakening.
  • Should We Lower the Age of Consent to Protect Teenagers? (Nov. 18 2013)

    06/28/2015 4:54:39 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 77 replies
    Slate ^ | Nov. 18 2013 | Amanda Hess
    In 16th-century England, the age of consent was set at 10 years old in an effort to protect young girls from sexual abuse by adult men. In 1875, parliament raised the age of consent to 13; in 1885, it upped it to 16. Now, a leading public health advocate has proposed that the United Kingdom bring the age down again in light of the high proportion of British adolescents who are having sex—with one another—before they’re legally capable of granting consent. Lowering the age of consent to 15 (where it stands in Sweden) or 14 (where it’s set in Germany...
  • Minnesota Sees Teen Abortions Drop 87% After Parental Notification Law Passed

    06/24/2015 9:25:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Jun 24, 2015 | Bill Poehler
    Teen abortions in Minnesota have declined dramatically since the state enacted a law requiring parental notification before minors undergo abortions. Tomorrow is the 25th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding Minnesota’s parental notification requirement. The law (MN Statute 144.343), strongly supported by Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL), was passed by the Legislature with large bipartisan majorities in 1981. It requires that both parents be notified at least 48 hours before an abortion is performed on a minor girl. The measure includes a judicial bypass procedure, which is required by the courts, and exceptions for rare cases. Minnesota’s...
  • Risky unprotected sex linked to weak working memory in teenagers

    06/18/2015 7:36:08 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 42 replies
    benchmark reporter ^ | 18 June 2015 | TASNUVA RAHIM
    The adolescents had been involved in experiments that had been designed for measuring working memory and their ability for focusing their attention on information relevant to a task. The participants’ impulsivity has also been evaluated in a task that tested their ability to delay gratification. The levels of “sensation seeking”, the tendency for seeking excitement without thinking had been self-reported in this study.
  • 13-year-old charged with gas station murder

    06/17/2015 11:15:34 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 49 replies
    WOKV ^ | JUNE 17, 2015 | Stephanie Brown
    Jacksonville police tell us 13-year-old Jeremiah Hill arranged to swap guns with 25-year-old Tony Johnson at the BP gas station on North Main Street in the early morning hours of June 10. Hill, his cousin 18-year-old Keyshaun Hill, and 17-year-old Cameron Sneed allegedly met up with the victim and another man when Jeremiah Hill started shooting for an unknown reason.
  • Two Teens Lose Limbs in Separate Shark Attacks at Same Beach (Oak Island, North Carolina)

    06/14/2015 6:30:50 PM PDT · by kristinn · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | Sunday, June 14, 2014 | Kevin Conlon and Janet DiGiacomo
    Two teenagers lost limbs in separate shark attacks at the same North Carolina beach on Sunday. Oak Island Mayor Betty Wallace told CNN that a teenage girl lost her left arm and left leg in an attack around 4:15 p.m. EDT. Less than 90 minutes later, as responders were still tending to her, a teenage boy was then attacked. "His arm was clean off," said witness Jason Hunter, who spoke with CNN affiliate WWAY.
  • Black children are not even safe from police violence at a pool party (Barf alert)

    06/09/2015 8:26:49 AM PDT · by MNDude · 107 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | June 8, 2015 | Steven W Thrasher
    <p>The video made me cry because it showed me how black children are not allowed to play. How they’re not allowed to just be (expletive deleted) kids. How their play becomes criminalized and how they’re socialized to become black adults who internalize that their very breathing selves are criminal.</p>
  • Video of officers breaking up pool party in Texas sparks outrage [in the media]

    06/08/2015 5:11:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 71 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/8/15 | Faith Karimi and Ashley Fantz
    he outrage was immediate. After a video surfaced of a chaotic confrontation between teens and police at a community pool in Texas, calls for the officer's dismissal were swift and loud... The approximately seven-minute video shows officers trying to gain control of a group of teenagers at the pool. A few minutes into the video, an officer throws a 14-year-old girl wearing a bikini to the ground and shoves her head down. Two teenage boys approach; the officer pulls out his gun and chases them away. He then grabs the girl's arm as he re-holsters his gun.
  • Texas Teen Dies on Way Home From Prom After Car Gets Swept Away by Floodwater

    05/26/2015 7:31:14 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    ktla ^ | 06:38am, May 26, 2015 | CNN Wire and Lynette Romero,
    Homecoming queen. Student council president. Star athlete. Her storied high school career was nearing an end with one final rite of passage: her senior prom. But as Ramirez, 18, was driving home from the prom over the weekend, her car was swept away by floodwater in southern Texas, ending her short but illustrious life. “She did the right things,” her aunt Roberta Ramirez told CNN affiliate WOAI. “She called 911. She called her father, but it was just too much and too quick.” Ramirez is one of six people who died in Texas and Oklahoma in the past four days...