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Cop Handcuffs 11-Year-Old Boy for Bouncing Basketball, Mom Says - The Sun Sentinel

An overzealous cop slapped handcuffs on an 11-year-old boy who wouldn't stop bouncing a basketball after a game, the kid’s mom said. Fatayi Jomoh was bouncing the ball after a game at the Police Athletic League of Jacksonville when an officer…
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Florida Sheriff Sued for Jailing Teen Suspects in Solitary - The New York Times

A civil rights group filed suit Thursday against a Florida sheriff and school district, claiming that juvenile suspects are unjustly kept in solitary confinement without cause and denied a proper education as they await trial as adults. The…
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In the “Making a Murderer” Case, the Supreme Court Could Help Address the Problem of False Confessions - The New Yorker

Lawyers for Brendan Dassey, whose case is featured in Making a Murderer, have filed petitions with the U.S. Supreme Court. Read more. Briefs Petition for Writ of Ceriorari Respondent's Brief in Opposition Petitioner's Reply Brief Amicus…
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Brevard Schools Looking to Hire Concealed-Carry Security Officers - The Orlando Sentinel

Brevard Public Schools has begun post job advertisements for school security specialists. Read more.
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Inaugural Kids vs. Cops Basketball Game - April 13, 2018 at 6:00 PM

University High School and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 93 is hosting Kids vs. Cops Basketball game to benefit the University HS Athletic Program and the FOP Lodge 93 Foundation.
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New Podcast Tells Stories of Children 'Caught' in Mass Incarceration - Colorlines

WNYC Studios has released its newest podcast, "Caught: The Lives of Juvenile Justice," which focuses on how children of color are traumatized by mass incarceration. Read more.
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Review: Law Enforcement’s Leadership Role in Juvenile Justice Reform

Reviewer: Sarah Krantz, Esq. Article to be Reviewed: Bahney, Anna; Daugirda, Ryan; Firman, John; and Rhudy, Aviva. Law Enforcement’s Leadership Role in Juvenile Justice Reform Actionable Recommendations for Practice and Policy, IACP National…
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School Officer: A Job With Many Roles and One Big Responsibility - The New York Times

School resource officers are expected to fill multiple roles: counselor, teacher, and law enforcement officer. Read more.
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Florida’s Pattern is Underfunding School Psychologists and Resource Officers - The Miami Herald

Legislators, mental health professionals, and law enforcement have expressed concern regarding Florida's failure to adequately fund school psychologists and resource officers. Read more.
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OSCO is Now Taking Applications for its 2018 Teen Academy

We are now taking applications for one of our most popular programs! The OCSO Teen Academy is for high school students ages 13-17. There will be three separate week-long Teen Academies and you must apply now. The sessions are : June…
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Review: Rethinking How We Police Youth

Reviewer: Sarah Krantz, Esq. Article to be Reviewed: Lisa H. Thurau, Rethinking How We Police Youth: Incorporating Knowledge of Adolescence into Policing Teens, Children’s Legal Rights Journal Vol. 29 No. 3 (Feb 2009) https://www.nlgnpap.org/sites/default/files/RethinkingPolicingYouthLT.pdf. Summary Law…
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Abuse, Lies, Videotape: A Star Employee at Miami’s Juvenile Lockup Confesses to Misconduct - The Miami Herald

A detention officer at the Miami-Dade Regional Detention Center has been fired for admitting to falsifying records during polygraph testing. Read more.