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  • 5 girls involved in fatal Gretna crash identified; 'We’re in a nightmare that we can’t wake up from'

    06/22/2019 12:20:25 PM PDT · by KierkegaardMAN · 70 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | 6/18/19 | Omaha World Herald
    Abigail Barth Alexandria Minardi Kloe Odermatt Addisyn Pfeifer Thursday, authorities released the names of the four Gretna teenagers who died in this week’s horrible car crash, along with a fifth victim being treated for burns at a Lincoln hospital. That is Roan Brandon, 15, who found out Wednesday that her four best friends had died. Sarpy County authorities and Gretna Public Schools Superintendent Kevin Riley held a press conference to discuss the crash. “Our collective heart in our community is shattered,” Riley said. “We ache for the families.” The five girls were all soon-to-be juniors at Gretna High. Barth, Odermatt...
  • In first states to legalize pot, teen use triggers concerns

    06/17/2019 9:30:06 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 86 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 16, 2019 | Jennifer Oldham
    The first two states to legalize recreational marijuana are starting to grapple with teenagers' growing use of highly potent pot, even as both boost the industry and reap huge tax windfalls from its sales. Though the legal purchase age is 21 in Colorado and Washington, parents, educators and physicians say youths are easily getting hold of edibles infused with tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the psychoactive component that causes a high, and concentrates such as "shatter," a brittle, honey-colored substance that is heated and then inhaled through a special device. Each poses serious risks to adolescents' physical and mental health. "Underage kids...
  • 26 people arrested after Eastpoint Mall carnival is shut down, Baltimore County police say

    04/22/2019 7:46:13 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | April 21, 2019 | Phil Davis
    Police arrested 26 young people during a disturbance at Eastpoint Mall on Sunday night after a carnival at the Baltimore County shopping complex was shut down. Sometime before 6 p.m., Jolly Shows Spring Carnival and mall officials made the call to close the carnival for the evening, Baltimore County police spokesman Shawn Vinson said at a news conference at the scene Sunday. Mall ownership did not immediately return a request for comment Monday. A message left with Jolly Shows was not immediately returned Monday. Carnival officials were “overwhelmed by the number of people that were trying to get in,” Vinson...
  • Nearly 30 arrested when fights break out as hundreds of young people descend on downtown Chicago

    04/18/2019 7:21:02 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 88 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 18, 2019 | Morgan Greene
    Nearly 30 young people were arrested in downtown Chicago Wednesday night when fights broke out as hundreds of students and about 200 officers wound through bustling streets. The large groups of young people, many of them high school students, moved through the Loop and the Near North Side, according to Chief of Patrol Fred Waller, speaking at the corner of State and Lake streets after 9 p.m. “The challenge is to keep the public safety,” he said. Twenty males and six females — all juveniles — were taken into custody, most of them charged with disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, and...
  • Pelosi says she backs lowering voting age to 16

    03/14/2019 7:38:14 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 158 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/14/19 03:19 PM EDT | JOHN BOWDEN
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) voiced her support on Thursday for lowering the federal voting age to 16, telling reporters during a press conference that doing so would be a boon to voter engagement in the U.S. Pelosi said Thursday that lowering the voting age would drive interest in politics among younger Americans who are learning about the subject in high school. The Speaker said that changing the voting age to 16 would help drive a higher level of voter awareness and turnout. "I myself have always been for lowering the voting age to 16," Pelosi said. "I think it's...
  • High School kid wearing Trump hat assaulted at High School

    02/26/2019 1:17:01 PM PST · by okkev68 · 52 replies
    Happened yesterday in my home town. So far local news refuses to cover and even hanging up on those calling for coverage.
  • ’48-Hour Challenge’ (disappear) poses danger for those who participate and the community

    02/15/2019 4:01:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Fox4kc ^ | 2/12/19 | SHANNON O'BRIEN
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A new social media challenge is gaining popularity among teens but not so much with police. Although teenagers might think the newest social media challenge is cool, the "48-Hour Challenge" only does two things: causes panic in parents and wastes valuable law enforcement resources. **SNIP** Lacy and others are very concerned about the latest challenge, where teens dare their friends to disappear for 48 hours with the goal that their name and/or picture will show up on social media. The missing teen gets points for each like, share and other viewer interactions. "We are going to...
  • Attention teens: YOUR texting and driving kills 269 times as many people as school shootings!

    03/25/2018 6:54:53 AM PDT · by grundle · 31 replies
    wordpress ^ | March 25, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Attention teen protestors: YOUR texting and driving kills 269 times as many people as school shootings! Wikipedia has this comprehensive, well documented article called “List of school shootings in the United States.”School shootings are so rare and infrequent that it wouldn’t be good to just look at any one year, so I’m going to look at all the school shootings from January 1, 1999 (the year of the Columbine massacre, which is often cited as the beginning of the “modern” era of school shootings) and go up until March 20, 2018, which is the most recent school shooting (Great Mills, Maryland)...
  • 5 kids, ages 12-16, charged with killing Nashville musician

    02/08/2019 7:00:02 PM PST · by wardaddy · 157 replies
    WSLS ^ | 2-8-19 | Williamson
    ASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nashville police have arrested the five kids they say shot and killed a 24-year-old musician Thursday afternoon. The Nashville Police Department announced the arrests Friday. Under Tennessee law, three of the five can be identified here because they are charged with homicide and they are over the age of 13. Roniyah McKnight, 14; Diamond Lewis, 15, and Decorrius Wright, 16, as well as a 12-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy are all charged in connection with Kyle Yorlets death. Police say Yorlets was killed outside his home Thursday afternoon when the five charged took his wallet and...
  • What’s Driving Rapid-Onset Gender Dysphoria

    02/04/2019 8:23:19 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 4, 2019 | Tony Perkins
    Parents used to worry about “peer pressure” encouraging their kids to experiment with alcohol or drugs, or to have sex. Now, they have to worry that it may encourage their kids (especially daughters) to change sex altogether. If you are a parent of a child or teenager, you owe it to yourself to read World magazine’s latest cover story, which addresses the relatively new but expanding phenomenon of “rapid-onset gender dysphoria,” abbreviated “ROGD.” Advocates for the LGBT movement have long argued that you can diagnose “gender dysphoria” in children who are “consistent, insistent, and persistent” in expressing a discomfort with...
  • Trio of teens egged cars before Harris County wreck that left woman dead, police say

    01/05/2019 7:40:00 PM PST · by simpson96 · 22 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 1/2/2019 | Nicole Hensley and Julian Gill
    A woman was hit and killed by a car packed with egg-chucking teens who ran a red light Tuesday afternoon, marking unincorporated Harris County's first traffic fatality of 2019. The three teens, including a 14-year-old boy behind the wheel of a GMC Acadia, were fleeing an enraged motorist who gave chase during their alleged egging spree, Harris County Sheriff's Lt. Susan Cotter said. The young driver ignored a red light along Aldine Mail Route Road in north Houston and t-boned a Ford F-150 heading south on Aldine Westfield Road, she said. Both vehicles tumbled into a nearby ditch. The woman...
  • UPDATE: Police ID 2 teen boys killed in Gwinnett shootings

    01/01/2019 7:46:54 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    AJC ^ | Jan. 1, 2019 | Amanda C. Coyne
    An accidental shooting in Lawrenceville on Monday afternoon killed one teenage boy and led to the death of another, police said. The teens have been identified by police as Chad Carless, 17, and Devin Hodges, 15, both of Lawrenceville. The incident happened when a group of teen boys were in a “makeshift shed” on a property on Riverlanding Circle around 4 p.m., Gwinnett police spokeswoman Ashley Wilson said at the scene. Detectives said Hodges was showing a group a handgun when he accidentally fired a shot, Detective David Smith said in a statement. The shot hit his friend, Carless, who...
  • Controversial Treatment Transfuses Patients With ‘Young Blood’ From Teenagers To Reverse Aging

    12/26/2018 6:33:01 PM PST · by bitt · 95 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | 12/20/2018 | Stephanie Stahl
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Could the secret to eternal youth be found in blood transfusions from young people? Some claim that transfusions with “young blood” from teenagers can reverse the aging process. It’s being tested in patients over the age of 35 as part of a clinical trial called ambrosia, where people paid $8,000 to get the rich growth factors found in bloods plasma platelets. “There are pretty much people from most states, people from overseas, people from Europe and Australia,” Dr. Jesse Karmazin said. Results of the trial have not been published. Dr. Karmazin, who plans to open a business...
  • The moment teens hurled a pole through a synagogue window

    11/06/2018 12:14:05 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    NYPost ^ | November 5, 2018 | Stephanie Pagones
    Startling video shows a group of teens hurl a metal pole through a Brooklyn synagogue window while congregation members were observing the Sabbath inside. The footage released by Williamsburg Shomrim on Twitter on Sunday shows half a dozen teens loitering near the synagogue on Franklin Avenue near Myrtle Avenue around 5:45 p.m. Saturday, according to the tweet. The kids are seen leaning against a wrought-iron fence talking to each other while one of the teens — wearing dark clothes and a white, patterned backpack — is carrying the metal pole, the video shows. ETC...
  • DC Takes Step Toward Allowing 16-Year-Olds to Vote [semi-satire]

    11/06/2018 11:04:32 AM PST · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Nov 2018 | John Semmens
    A bill to lower the voting age to 16 for all elections, both local and federal, was approved by the Judiciary and Public Safety committee of the DC City Council by a 3-0 vote. It is now slated for a full Council vote in the very near future. Council member Charles Allen sought to rebuff critics who contend that people this young don't have enough real life experience to be informed voters. "They may still live with their parents and haven't had the burden of supporting themselves, but neither have the legions of welfare recipients who currently vote," Allen pointed...
  • OPINION: Raising A Generation Of Wimps, Losing A Generation Of Entrepreneurs

    10/24/2018 8:20:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 10/23/2018 | Ron Hart
    Teen Vogue showed the ignorance of a poorly educated and lazy generation by trashing capitalism in favor of socialism. The magazine told kids who act like they read Teen Vogue that capitalism has left the world in a “dystopian ‘Mad Max’ nightmare in which resources have dwindled and rich plutocrats own everything.” In this view, we should strive for the much more desirable system of socialism. It went on to espouse the virtues of socialism over capitalism. That tone of lazy economic ignorance could foretell problems for our country. Years of the influence of Obama, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth “Fauxcahontas” Warren...
  • CNN's Toobin: 'If you sexually assault someone in high school, your life should be ruined'

    10/02/2018 7:22:22 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 117 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/02/18 | MORGAN GSTALTER
    CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin on Tuesday tore into Donald Trump Jr. for his recent remarks about how men are affected when they are accused of sexual assault, with Toobin saying that someone who commits assault in high school should have their life “ruined.” “If you sexually assault someone in high school, your life should be ruined," Toobin said on CNN's “New Day” while discussing the allegations against Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh. Toobin also mocked Trump Jr., jokingly saying that the president's eldest son cries himself to sleep every night “over the fate of white men in America.” Trump Jr....
  • Boys More Likely To Be Victims Of Teen Dating Violence Than Girls, Study Shows

    09/27/2018 6:49:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies ^ | September 26, 2018 | by Terra Marquette
    VANCOUVER — Who is more likely to be victimized by teen dating violence? If you’re quick to think it’s girls, new data shows you’re wrong. In a surprising twist, recently published research indicates boys are more likely to report being victims of dating violence committed by partners who hit, slap or push them. Researchers with the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Simon Fraser University (SFU) conducted a longitudinal study of dating violence. While reports of physical abuse went down over time, they say there is a troubling gender-related trend. Five percent of teens reported physical abuse from their dating...
  • Sixty-Five Women Who Went to School With Brett Kavanaugh Write Their Own Letter About His Character

    09/14/2018 10:44:04 AM PDT · by grayboots · 98 replies
    TownHall ^ | 9/14/2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Five dozen women who went to high school with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have written a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein backing his character. "We are women who have known Brett Kavanaugh for more than 35 years and knew him while he attended high school between 1979 and 1983. For the entire time we have known Brett Kavanaugh, he has behaved honorably and treated women with respect. We strongly believe it is important to convey this information to the Committee at this time," the letter states. "Brett attended Georgetown Prep, an...
  • Trump's Supreme Court nominee hit with bombshell claim of drunken sex attack when he was 17 [Trunc]

    09/14/2018 8:29:38 AM PDT · by Cecily · 134 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | September 14, 2018 | David Martosko
    A woman from Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh's teenage past claims he and a high school classmate once held her down in a locked room while he covered her mouth and tried to force himself on her sexually. The bombshell charge, which Kavanaugh flatly denied on Friday, followed 24 hours of speculation about what Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein vaguely called 'information' that she had handed to the FBI. The alleged teenage party incident was described in a letter from the unnamed woman to Democratic Rep. Anna Eshoo, her California congresswoman. Eshoo passed it to Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the...