Category: Children

U.S. Child poverty more than doubles — a year after hitting record low, Census data shows

The poverty rate in the U.S. has risen dramatically in the year since pandemic benefits ran out — and the child poverty rate has more than doubled, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released Tuesday. Just a year ago, the Census Bureau found child poverty had hit a historic low. Experts point to the expanded child tax credit as key…

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Ohio father accused of killing his 3 young sons indicted on murder charges

  BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) — A grand jury has indicted an Ohio man accused of fatally shooting his three young sons on murder charges. Chad Doerman, 32, was indicted Thursday on charges of aggravated murder, kidnapping and assault for the June 15 deaths of his sons, according to Clermont County court records. Clayton Doerman, 7, Hunter Doerman, 4, and Chase…

Macron says police killing of teenager ‘inexcusable’ after Paris suburb riots

PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday described the shooting dead of a 17-year-old by police during a traffic stop near Paris as “inexcusable”, in rare criticism of law enforcement hours after the incident triggered riots. A police officer is being investigated for voluntary homicide for shooting the youth, who prosecutors say failed to comply with an order to…

Police release body camera video of an officer killing the gunman who killed 8 at a Texas mall

ALLEN, Texas (AP) — Police released video footage on Wednesday of an officer killing a neo-Nazi gunman, quickly ending a mass shooting that left eight people dead and seven others wounded at a Dallas-area shopping mall. The edited five-and-a-half-minute video details the final moments of Mauricio Garcia, 33, after he unleashed a rain of bullets from an AR-15-style rifle at…

Shot teenager’s grandmother urges end to French overnight riots

The grandmother of the teenager shot dead by police during a traffic stop in a Paris suburb said on Sunday she wanted the nationwide rioting triggered by his killing to end, after a fifth night of unrest. She said the rioters were using 17-year-old Nahel’s death last Tuesday as an excuse to cause havoc and that the family wanted calm….

US sets grim mass killings record in first half of 2023

Country endured 28 mass killings – a total of 140 victims – amid uptick in gun violence and calls by some for stricter laws. The United States saw a record of 28 mass killings in the first half of 2023, The Associated Press has reported, as policymakers struggle to curb gun violence across the country. The AP analysis, published on…

Mother of 6-year-old Virginia boy who shot teacher faces US gun charges

VIRGINIA – The mother of a 6-year-old Virginia boy who shot and wounded his elementary school teacher was charged on Monday with two US firearms felonies, and her lawyer said she will plead guilty to both offences under a deal with federal prosecutors. Deja Taylor was charged with being a user of illegal drugs in possession of a gun and…

Safety Last: AI Weapons Scanners Sold To US Schools Routinely Fail To Detect Knives

from the haphazardly-thinking-of-the-children dept We’ve done all we can we’re willing to do to make schools safer. We’ve added more cops, something that sounds like safety but just means we’ve offloaded school discipline to people trained in the art of violence. We’ve locked more doors, added more machinery, and opened up our students to all sorts of pervasive surveillance. And…

Mother of 6-year-old boy who shot teacher pleads guilty to federal gun charges

RICHMOND, Virginia – The mother of a 6-year-old Virginia boy who shot and wounded his elementary school teacher pleaded guilty on Monday to federal gun charges in a deal with prosecutors, according to court documents and her lawyer. Deja Taylor, whose son shot teacher Abby Zwerner at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News in January, pleaded guilty in federal court…

Student podcasters share the dark realities of middle school in America

Enlarge this image Norah Weiner (L) and Erika Young (R), the grand-prize winners in grades 5-8 of NPR’s Student Podcast Challenge, at Presidio Middle School in San Francisco. Talia Herman for NPR Talia Herman for NPR School shootings, social media, beauty standards and fast-changing fashion trends – say that five times fast. Adolescence has always been tough, but the acceleration…

Tennessee teen sues school for suspending him after he posted memes mocking principal

Students rights are limited on school grounds. But they don’t cease to exist. And what they do off-campus is subject to even fewer limitations. These are long-held facts backed by years of court precedent, the most famous of which is the Supreme Court’s 1969 Tinker decision. This is the baseline for school-student interactions when it comes to constitutional rights, as…

NYC Cancer Doctor Kills Her Infant and Herself

A New York City cancer doctor shot her 6-month-old baby and then turned the gun on herself, police said Saturday. Investigators provided scant detail about the tragedy involving Krystal Cascetta, 40, and her infant at the family’s home in Westchester County. But police said in a statement that “the scene is consistent with a murder/suicide.”   Cascetta was an assistant…

Killer Who Followed 12-Year-Old Girl Off School Bus Found After 30 Years: Cops

After three decades, Florida investigators say they have found the man allegedly responsible for kidnapping and killing a 12-year-old girl as she was walking home from school—before leaving her body in a nearby orange grove. Jeffrey Norman Crum, 61, was indicted on several charges, including first-degree murder, in connection with the February 1993 death of Jennifer Odom, the Hernando County…

U.S. Virgin Islands Wants JPMorgan Chase to Pay Big Over Epstein

Backstory: Epstein continued socializing with A-listers despite conviction – media, New reports on Jeffrey Epstein demonstrate deep-going corruption of US ruling elite The U.S. Virgin Islands government is seeking at least $190 million in penalties from JPMorgan Chase in connection to its banking relationship with sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein. In a new legal filing on Friday, the USVI’s Attorney General…

Deputies accused a Texas sheriff of corruption and dysfunction. Then came the mass shooting

COLDSPRING, Texas (AP) — Sheriff Greg Capers was the classic picture of a Texas lawman as he announced the capture of a suspected mass killer: white cowboy hat on his head, gold star pinned to his chest, white cross on his belt and a large pistol emblazoned with his name on his hip. For four days, Francisco Oropeza had evaded…