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Tavon White Ran Prison Gang, Impregnated Four Guards While Behind Bars

The leader of a Maryland prison gang impregnated four Baltimore prison guards – including one twice – while running a fully-functioning criminal enterprise from behind bars.

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Obama Administration Announce New Drug Policy Emphasizing Treatment Over Incarceration

The Obama Administration has announced a new policy for fighting drug abuse; one that emphasizes treatment over incarceration. The plan will use public health tools to address the root causes of drug use and abuse, and divert offenders to rehabilitation programs.

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CPS Protest Highlights Dangers Facing Displaced Chicago Students; Questions ‘Safety Routes’

Chicago parents and activists are holding a march today- dubbed Walk the Walk – to draw attention to the “distances, safety concerns, and overcrowding potential” facing students displaced by the closing of over 50 Chicago Public Schools.

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Coalition of Celebrities Call on President Obama to Reform Drug Laws

Over 100 entertainers have banded together to call on President Obama to change America’s drug laws; emphasizing rehabilitation and intervention rather than jail time. Are you ready to see major reform to America’s drug laws? Will the President heed their call?

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Homeless Woman Sent to Prison for Sending Child to Better School Out of Her District

Tonya McDowell – a 34 year-old homeless woman – has been given prison time for sending her child to a better school out of her district. Should a parent receive jail time for securing a quality education for her child?

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COLORLINES Asks Youth of Color: ‘Do Cops Make Schools Safe?’

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Lost in the conversation surrounding putting more police officers in school has been the voices of young people, the ones most impacted by such a policy. Colorlines traveled to Los Angeles and spoke with youth of color and get their thoughts on making schools safer.

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Chicago Teen Allegedly Strip Searched At School

A 15 year-old Chicago student was allegedly strip-searched at his high school last month. His outraged parents plan to file suit against Chicago Public Schools. How could school officials ever deem a strip search appropriate?

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Majority of Americans Think States Should Decide Whether to Legalize Marijuana; What Do You Think?

According to a recent poll, the majority of Americans believe states should be allowed to decide whether to legalize marijuana. Do you support the legalization of recreational use of marijuana? Should individual states be able to make this decision?

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Lupe Fiasco: ‘Chief Keef Scares Me’

Lupe Fiasco on Chief Keef: “Chief Keef scares me. Not him specifically, but just the culture that he represents.” What do you think of Chief Keef?

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School District to Start Drug Testing Students

This fall, a Missouri school district will start randomly drug testing students who participate in extracurricular activities. But is this really appropriate? Does it violate student rights?

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