Tag: Juvenile Delinquency

When ‘Incorrigible’ Teen Girls Were Jailed

In 1932, at the age of 12, my maternal grandmother, a talented young singer, was a victim of sexual abuse. By the time she was 15, she was performing in a Minneapolis nightclub to earn money to help her family survive. It was the Depression, and she was the youngest daughter of a widowed mother, […]

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Attempted Murder Charge Over Child Pushed From Tate Modern Balcony

LONDON — A teenager who is accused of throwing a 6-year-old boy off a balcony at the Tate Modern museum in London appeared in court on Tuesday on a charge of attempted murder. In a five-minute hearing, a magistrate confirmed the teenager’s identity and heard a short statement from prosecutors before referring the case to […]

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Children as Young as 11 Added to N.Y.P.D. Facial Recognition Database

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The New York Police Department has been loading thousands of arrest photos of children and teenagers into a facial recognition database despite evidence the technology has a higher risk of false matches in younger faces. For about four years, […]

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Judge Gets Threats After Saying Teenager in Rape Case Was From ‘Good Family’

Judge Troiano, 69, cited the boy’s good grades and potential to attend a good college when he denied prosecutors’ request that the boy be charged as an adult. ImageCreditSuperior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division Family Court proceedings are typically closed to the public, but some of Judge Troiano’s comments, taken from a 65-page transcript […]

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Blue Bell Ice Cream Licker in Viral Video Is Found, Police Say

In a freezer at the Police Department in Lufkin, Tex., there is a half-gallon container of Blue Bell ice cream in an evidence bag — Exhibit A from a cringe-inducing video that drew widespread attention. In the video, a teenage girl can be seen removing the tub of ice cream from a store freezer, lifting […]

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Teenager Accused of Rape Deserves Leniency Because He’s From a ‘Good Family,’ Judge Says

The 16-year-old girl was visibly intoxicated, her speech slurred, when a drunk 16-year-old boy sexually assaulted her in a dark basement during an alcohol-fueled pajama party in New Jersey, prosecutors said. The boy filmed himself penetrating her from behind, her torso exposed, her head hanging down, prosecutors said. He later shared the cellphone video among […]

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