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  • Johnson, Emanuel bemoan canceled game after fight closed United Center (Chicago)

    08/17/2017 5:37:27 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 28 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 15, 2017 | Fran Spielman
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Eddie Johnson on Tuesday bemoaned the fights that forced the United Center to close, canceling the championship game of a basketball league intended to keep teenagers off the streets in the summer. The pandemonium — some captured on cellphone video — prevented neighborhood teams made up of players from two of Chicago’s top high school basketball teams — Orr Academy and Curie Metropolitan — from squaring off in a title game. As upsetting to Emanuel and Johnson as the ugly scene outside the United Center was the fact that the league itself was supposed...
  • Teen Sent to Internet Addiction Camp Dies Within 48 Hours

    08/16/2017 10:23:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 15, 2017
    A Chinese couple sent their teenage son to an internet addiction treatment camp—and within days, he was dead. As the BBC reports, “boot camps” for internet and gaming addictions have become popular in China, with some being criticized as using harsh military-style discipline on attendees. Some even beat patients or use electroshock therapy. The 18-year-old who died earlier this month in Fuyang had been sent to a camp that promised “psychological counseling and physical training”; according to the Telegraph, the camp said no corporal punishment would be used. Two days after the teen was dropped off by his mother on...
  • Teen suicides now outnumber homicides — and smartphone use could be playing a major role

    08/08/2017 4:38:21 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 8/7/2017 | Chris Weller
    In 2011, for the first time in more than two decades, suicide began killing more teenagers than homicide. And according to research presented in a recent article in The Atlantic, excerpted from a book written by Jean Twenge, a psychologist at San Diego State University, smartphones and social media may deserve a lot of the blame. "As teens have started spending less time together, they have become less likely to kill one another," Twenge wrote, "and more likely to kill themselves." Over the past decade, psychologists have come to see a picture in which young, developing brains are pitted against...
  • Why Are Lesbian Teens Having Two To Seven Times As Many Babies As Their Heterosexual Peers?

    08/08/2017 3:37:21 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 74 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/07/2017 | Glenn T. Stanton
    The surprising statistic suggests that for many, LGBTQ sexual orientation is not a fixed identity, but rather something that fluctuates. Remarkably, research shows teen who identify as lesbian have significantly higher pregnancy rates than their heterosexual peers. I know what you’re thinking, but it’s true. It’s also true for teen gay males: they are substantially more likely to impregnate their sexual partners than are heterosexual males. The dramatic disparities are explained in these graphs from the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Numerous studies across many nations find that sexual-minority youth aged 14 to 19 have pregnancy rates two to seven times greater...
  • Teens in stolen car crash had 126 arrests; murder charges possible (w/video)

    08/08/2017 12:00:31 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 56 replies
    Teens in stolen car crash had 126 arrests; murder charges possible (w/video) ^ | 08 AUG 17 | By Zachary T. Sampson, Lisa Gartner, Laura Morel and Anastasia Dawson, Times Staff Writers
    The last thing Keondrae Brown remembers before he blacked out is lying in shattered glass on Tampa Road, next to the burning wreckage of a stolen car, lucky to be alive after a high-speed crash that killed his brother and two of his friends. Now Keondrae and two other boys in a second stolen car could face murder charges in the deaths of Keontae Brown, 16; Jimmie Goshey, 14; and Dejarae Thomas, 16. Sheriff Bob Gualtieri suggested the more serious charges against the surviving teens at a news conference Monday, a day after the Palm Harbor crash once again highlighted...
  • Minimum Wage Still = Unemployment

    08/04/2017 6:56:41 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 1, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Democratic Party economists warehoused in academia between elections have spent decades denying that minimum wage increases cause unemployment. Unfortunately, they do. "At the Great Recession's bottom, African-American teens had an unemployment rate of nearly 50 percent while the rate for all teens was 27.1 percent," a column on the BET website notes. "In the weak post-Recession, many teens compete for jobs against down-sized adults with college degrees." "And economists William Even from Miami University and David Macpherson from Trinity University report that when a state, or the federal government, increases the minimum wage, Black teens are more likely to be...
  • Parents are freaking out over Teen Vogue’s anal sex guide

    07/21/2017 12:30:21 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 54 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 21, 2017 | Amanda Woods
    Teen Vogue’s “Guide to Anal Sex” is sparking a slew of outrage — including one mom so incensed, she burned a copy of the mag. [cut] “They are teaching children 11 through 17, that’s the target audience…how to be safely sodomized,” the woman said in the video. “Yes, they are teaching kids how to have anal intercourse. We should not be teaching children — period — how to have sex.” “These editors’ brains are in the gutter,” she ranted as she ripped apart the glossy mag and tossed it into the flames. “Now let’s put their sales in the gutter...
  • Satanic ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ Led to Texas Teen’s Death, Says Father

    07/12/2017 8:20:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | July 12, 2017 | Bob Price
    The father of a San Antonio, Texas, area teenage boy said his son apparently killed himself while participating in the satanic “Blue Whale Challenge” that is spreading on social media. After playing the game online, the parents of 15-year-old Isaiah Gonzalez found him hanging in his bedroom. His father, Jorge Gonzalez, wants other parents to know about the dangers of this game that is believed to have originated in Russia, Fox News reported. “It talks about satanic stuff and stuff like that and my son was never into that,” the teen’s father told KSAT ABC12 in San Antonio. He said...
  • Teen Vogue's Sex Instruction Guide for Girls Is 'Horrific,' Women's Rights Advocates Say

    07/11/2017 10:53:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | July 11, 2017 | Brandon Showalter , CP Reporter
    Warning: This story contains content not suitable for minors. Women's rights advocates are criticizing a teen fashion magazine aimed at girls for encouraging them to engage in anal intercourse and minimizing the dangers.
  • Five charged with assaulting lifeguards on Ocean City beach

    07/05/2017 8:28:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    The Press of Atlantic City ^ | July 5, 2017 | Claire Lowe
    OCEAN CITY — A group of men from Pennsylvania was charged with assaulting lifeguards Tuesday afternoon on the beach near Eighth Street and attempting to flee by running through Gillian’s Wonderland Pier. About 4:30 p.m., police were called to the 800 block of the beach to assist lifeguards with several intoxicated and loud people causing a disturbance, police said. The men, who were assaulting the lifeguards when they arrived, turned their aggression toward the officers, police said.
  • Inside the FBI’s secret relationship with the military’s special operations

    04/11/2014 7:08:51 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 10, 2014 | Adam Goldman and Julie Tate
    When U.S. Special Operations forces raided several houses in the Iraqi city of Ramadi in March 2006, two Army Rangers were killed when gunfire erupted on the ground floor of one home. A third member of the team was knocked unconscious and shredded by ball bearings when a teenage insurgent detonated a suicide vest. Who, the relative asked, was this man — the one represented by a blue dot and nearly killed by the suicide bomber? After some hesi­ta­tion, the military briefers answered with three letters: FBI. The wounded agent in Iraq was Jay Tabb, a longtime member of the...
  • Michelle Carter, teen in texting suicide case, found guilty of involuntary manslaughter

    06/16/2017 8:47:35 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 63 replies
    Circa.com ^ | June 16, 2017 | Circa News
    A juvenile court judge announced a guilty verdict in the trial of Massachusetts woman Michelle Carter who was charged with manslaughter for sending her suicidal boyfriend Conrad Roy III a barrage of text messages encouraging him to kill himself. Judge Lawrence Moniz announced his decision Friday in Bristol Juvenile Court.
  • The Latest: Trump wants apprenticeships in all high schools

    06/13/2017 3:52:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | June 13, 2017 | The Associated Press
    The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times Eastern Daylight Time): 5:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says he wants every high school in America to offer apprenticeship programs. Trump also says at a round table conversation at Waukesha County Technical College in Wisconsin that he loves the "name Apprentice" — a reference to the reality television show he used to host.....
  • Teacher suspended after removing 'Trump' from yearbook

    06/13/2017 11:27:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 52 replies
    Two students complained after their photographs were apparently edited to remove Mr Trump's name and his campaign slogan, Make America Great Again. Another student was upset that a quote by Mr Trump that she had submitted for the yearbook was not included. The teacher who advised the yearbook team has been placed on paid leave. ... "References to and support of President Trump were involved in each of these incidents," Ms Dyer wrote in a statement published over the weekend. She added that the teacher's actions amounted to "censorship and the possible violation of First Amendment rights" to free expression....
  • Gay teens make up 92 percent of HIV cases in their age group

    06/08/2017 8:29:25 AM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 9, 2017 | Peter LaBarbera
    More than 9 in 10 new HIV cases among young men and boys ages 13 to 24 in the U.S. occur among homosexuals and bisexuals, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The April 25 CDC report, “HIV Among Gay and Bisexual Men,” offers stark evidence of the extreme health risks associated with male homosexual sex, in particular receptive anal sex. Below are some of its findings: — Gay and bisexual men aged 13 to 24 accounted for an estimated 92 percent of new HIV diagnoses among all men in their age group...
  • Gov’t sucks 101: Business license needed for teens to cut grass

    06/02/2017 4:05:52 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 43 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 06/02/2017 | Chris Pandolfo
    If your teenage kids are trying to make some money cutting grass this summer, government is there to ruin it for them. A city ordinance in Gardendale, Ala., requires entrepreneurial teens to show a city-issued business license before they offer their lawn services for some extra summer cash. According to ABC’s Birmingham affiliate, a business license in Gardendale costs $110. Parents are complaining that their kids aren’t making enough money to recoup the cost of the license. "I have never heard of a child cutting grass had to have a business license," said Elton Campbell. Her granddaughter cuts grass around...
  • Students in rocket design contest visit Oval Office to show president their 'Trump' projectile

    05/13/2017 6:49:55 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | 05/13/2017 | David Caplan
    <p>Donald Trump's pre-presidential air fleet -- consisting of a Boeing 757, a small aircraft and a handful of choppers -- has been easily recognizable for years, thanks to "TRUMP" being slapped on the exterior of these souped-up aeronautical machines.</p>
  • Teen Gold Bar Scam Allegedly Included Fake Rolex Watches

    05/10/2017 10:51:14 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    The Bulletin ^ | Apr 24, 2017 a | Aubrey Wieber
    Prosecutors are calling on all victims to come forwardProsecutors are working to uncover the breadth of a fake gold bar scam allegedly carried out by two Bend teenagers, which investigators say included selling fake Rolex watches on eBay. Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel is asking for all victims of the scam to come forward. “Right now I am doing a big push to identify every victim and total the financial damages,” he said. Robert Yelas Jr. and Caleb Knight, both 17, were arrested March 21 after police say they made nearly $60,000 from selling fraudulent 1-ounce gold bars. Yelas...
  • Complaint: High school’s boys vs. girls spirit week activities unfair to ‘gender variants’

    05/06/2017 10:14:07 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 41 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 05/05/2017 | Dave Huber
    An Idaho high school had altered the traditional boys vs. girls competitions for its spirit week in order to be accommodating to its “gender variant” students, but the change still ended up causing a big controversy. The Twin Falls High School student council altered the activities’ monikers to “blue vs. pink,” but apparently there’s little substantive difference between the traditional gender colors … and the genders themselves. According to MagicValley.com, a group of students — “including some who are transgender” — complained of harassment and say they felt targeted after wearing purple shirts to school instead of blue or pink....
  • Fights, arrests after 300 youths converge on N.J. downtown (South Orange-suburb of Newark)

    05/02/2017 5:11:24 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 32 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | May 2, 2017 | Noah Cohen
    SOUTH ORANGE -- Police plan to boost patrols after officers from several departments were needed to disperse at least 300 young people who gathered in downtown South Orange late Saturday, sparking fights and blocking traffic. South Orange Police Chief Kyle Kroll said Tuesday the crowd contained a mix of village teens and others from nearby communities, including Newark, East Orange and Irvington residents, who apparently arrived by public transportation. The unruly crowd formed around 8 p.m. and kept officers busy until around midnight, according to police. Kroll said he requested assistance from the Essex County Sheriff's Office, Maplewood and Orange...