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School To Prison Pipeline Thriving: Study Finds That Students Of Color As Young As Preschool Are Consistently Suspended More Than Their White Classmates For Similar Offenses

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Civil Rights Data Collection released grim findings Tuesday morning showing a clear racial gap in how disciplinary measures are enforced in public schools nationwide.   New findings from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) shows that the America’s public schools suspended significantly fewer students in 2014 than they did in 2012, however …

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Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Admits To Molesting Teenagers Decades Ago, Receives 15 Months In Banking Violations Case

Dennis Hastert at today's sentencing hearing (Source: Chicago Tribune)

Dennis Hastert, former U.S. Speaker of the House, was sentenced in federal court on Wednesday to 15 months in federal prison with two years of supervised release in his hush money case.  The sentence also requires the man who once was the second in line for the presidency to comply with …

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Shocking Video Shows Officers Watching Teenagers Drowning And Doing Nothing To Help

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“They’re done. They are 6-7, dude.” In today’s episode of “Who do you actually protect and serve?” shocking new video footage has emerged from a police cruiser dash cam showing sheriff’s deputies deliberately making no attempt to save three drowning Florida teenage girls who drove into a cemetery pond after stealing …

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School to Prison Pipeline Alive And Well: Elementary School Students Arrested For Watching Playground Fight

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Lawmakers calling on TBI, Dept of Justice to investigate Murfreesboro child arrests  At least 10 children ages 6 to 11 were arrested at Hobgood Elemetary School in Murfreesboro, Tennessee for reportedly not breaking up a fight that not only did not occur on school grounds–rather at a neighborhood basketball game–a …

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Sheriff Sees No Wrongdoing In Viral Video Of Kindergarten Student Paddled By School Admins.

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A mother in Jasper County, Georgia posted a video to her Facebook page Wednesday that shows her son, a kindergartener, crying for his mother and struggling against the school’s principal and assistant principal as they attempted to paddle the five-year-old. The video circulating now on social media is available here. The …

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Chicago Cop Gets Away With Molesting 9-Year Old, Judge Can’t Decide If Fondling Is Sexual

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Dennis Barnes caught kissing and fondling the child of a fellow Chicago police officer A Cook County judge opted to clear longtime Chicago police sergeant Dennis Barnes of the molestation and sexual assault of a colleague’s young daughter, convicting him instead on the far-lesser charges of misdemeanor battery. As a …

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Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert Accused By Four Men Of Sexually Abusing Them As Teenagers When He Was Wresting Coach

Former U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert is surrounded by officers as he leaves federal court after pleading not guilty to federal charges of trying to hide large cash transactions and lying to the FBI in Chicago, Illinois, United States, June 9, 2015. According to an indictment, Hastert, 73, was trying to evade detection of $3.5 million in payments he had promised to make to someone from his hometown of Yorkville, Illinois, to conceal past misconduct against the person. REUTERS/Jim Young

As former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert awaits his April 27 sentencing by a federal judge for charges related to evading banking laws, the Chicago Tribune has reported that unidentified sources within law enforcement can confirm that four men have filed “credible allegations” which accuse the 74-year-old Republican with sexual …

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Former Pastor And Missionary Charged With Sexually Assaulting Two Young Girls In Orange County

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80-year old Douglas Whinery of Tustin, California was arrested last week and on charged on Tuesday.  The Orange County District Attorney’s Office said Whinery was charged with sexually assaulting a 10-year-old and an 80-year-old girl. If convicted of the charges, Whinery could face a 100 year to life sentence. He faces …

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Matthew Lane Durham, Christian Missionary, Convicted And Sentenced to 40 Years In A Federal Prison For Sexually Abusing Children At A Kenyan Orphanage

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Matthew Lane Durham, a 21 year old former missionary from Oklahoma was sentenced in US federal court Monday to 40 years in prison for serially molesting and raping children at a Kenyan orphanage, at least one of whom was just 5 years old. US District Judge David L Russell handed …

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