Teenagers and children from Pennsylvania failed by “those who knew but failed to speak” and “those who saw but failed to act.”

The more I hear of what happened in Luzerne, the more my heart breaks. Summary: Over five years over 6000 children were driven into the PA juvenile ‘justice’ system while a judge received kickbacks. Inquirer: William Ecenbarger: Luzerne officials deny knowing of abuse Inquirer: Deferential culture abetted rotten judges: An 11-member Interbranch Commission on Juvenile […]

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Beyond Sad

NYTimes: Nebraska Revises Child Safe Haven Law: The Legislature on Friday revised an unusual law permitting parents to hand children up to age 18 over to state custody without prosecution, instead limiting its reach to infants up to 30 days old. The original law, enacted earlier this year, was intended to protect newborns from being […]

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No bonuses for jobless, hungry

Imagine a place where in two short years a budget surplus has been magically transformed into a deficit. A place where millions of people are jobless, many of them laid off in the past 24 months. Homelessness is steadily increasing, millions of children go to bed hungry and terrorists have recently attacked, killing thousands. Then […]

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