Monthly Archives: November 2013

In New Report, ACLU Condemns Solitary for Juveniles, Calls for Ban

The American Civil Liberties Union has called for a ban on solitary confinement of children being held in juvenile facilities. In a report titled “Alone and Afraid: Children Held in Solitary Confinement and Isolation in Juvenile Detention and Correctional Facilities,” the ACLU strongly condemned solitary confinement, in which children are held in a small cell 22 to
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Chicago to Get Federal Injection of Cash, Resources to Battle Crime, Violence: U.S. Attorney

Chicago can expect to see “millions of dollars” of extra federal cash to help battle crime in the nation’s most murderous city – a dubious title that involves some 100 minors yearly, according to statements made this week by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder while in Chicago to name the newest top prosecutor for northern
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Op-Ed: The Creation of 'Black Crime'

The news media has a funny way of covering crime … and an even more troubling way of covering “black” crime.  Tommy Raskin breaks down the clear political, racially-charged biases of the media and how it’s influencing the national understanding of race and crime. —————————– The laziest pundits in this country would have us believe
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Hispanics Doubly Hampered by Obamacare Rollout Bungle

For millions of Hispanics, the federal government’s botched rollout of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has jeopardized access to health care. As HealthCare.gov and its Spanish equivalent CuidadoDeSalud.gov have faltered, local organizations have taken on the burden of increasing awareness and helping facilitate registration among uninsured Hispanic Americans. HealthCare.gov was launched at the beginning
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