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Tue Jul 14, 2020, 09:56 AM

A Teenager Didn't Do Her Online Schoolwork. So a Judge Sent Her to Juvenile Detention.

https://www.propublica.org/article/a-teenager-didnt-do-her-online-schoolwork-so-a-judge-sent-her-to-juvenile-detention

PONTIAC, Mich. — One afternoon in mid-June, Charisse* drove up to the checkpoint at the Children’s Village juvenile detention center in suburban Detroit, desperate to be near her daughter. It had been a month since she had last seen her, when a judge found the girl had violated probation and sent her to the facility during the pandemic.

The girl, Grace, hadn’t broken the law again. The 15-year-old wasn’t in trouble for fighting with her mother or stealing, the issues that had gotten her placed on probation in the first place.

She was incarcerated in May for violating her probation by not completing her online coursework when her school in Beverly Hills switched to remote learning.

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The decision, they say, flies in the face of recommendations from the legal and education communities that have urged leniency and a prioritization of children’s health and safety amid the crisis. The case may also reflect, some experts and Grace’s mother believe, systemic racial bias. Grace is Black in a predominantly white community and in a county where a disproportionate percentage of Black youth are involved with the juvenile justice system.

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Reply A Teenager Didn't Do Her Online Schoolwork. So a Judge Sent Her to Juvenile Detention. (Original post)
WhiskeyGrinder Jul 14 OP
Johnny2X2X Jul 14 #1
BComplex Jul 14 #3
Johnny2X2X Jul 14 #6
FM123 Jul 14 #2
Celerity Jul 14 #4
Fullduplexxx Jul 14 #5
Fullduplexxx Jul 14 #7
WhiskeyGrinder Jul 14 #8
WhiskeyGrinder Jul 14 #9

Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 10:07 AM

1. Just disgusting

There's been a move in the last few decades to get law enforcement involved more in schools (mostly low income schools). In states like MS and AL they make sure that a large % of young black students have criminal records before graduating high school so they'll be more likely to be charged with a felony if they make mistakes going forward, basically it's part of an effort to disenfranchise minority voters. It's just sick and wrong and it's been wildly successful in accomplishing that goal.

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Response to Johnny2X2X (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 10:23 AM

3. They do that everywhere. We cannot stop the BLM protests until all this racism STOPS.

We need to bring the wrath of god down upon any judge that does this, and Moscow Mitch and his senate republicans have approved judges that will make sure we have a lot of cleaning up to do for a very long time. I'm so frikkin' sick and tired of it.

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Response to BComplex (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 10:36 AM

6. I don't think a lot of white people appreciate the differences

I grew up in a diverse neighborhood in the 1980s, and even then I realized how different I had it compared to my friends who were of another ethnicity. I made mistakes, did all kinds of stupid things that a lot of teenagers do including minor vandalism, skipping school, minor theft. Got caught plenty of times and gave my parents a lot of grief. But I was able to come out of it without a scratch on my record. Even in college it continued, did all kinds of questionable stuff, had several interactions with the police, was let off with a warning over and over. Came out the other end with a chance in life to do whatever I wanted because of no criminal record. But unlike most, I am aware that that was privilege. If I had not been so privileged I might have had a serious record by the time I went to college, that record could have kept me out of college or hindered my ability to pay for college. I'd have been less likely to be let off with warnings later in life because the police would have seen my record in those instances.

I don't think people appreciate it, even when middle aged guys are sitting around comparing stories of how dumb they were when they were younger, no one realizes that if they had been held to account for every little transgression that their life would have not had the chance to turn out so well.

Being privileged means being given chances to make mistakes when you're a youth and having society bend over backwards to make sure it didn't effect my future. Recognizing that entire groups of people in this country were never given those same chances is the first step.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 10:21 AM

2. So wrong, this is just heartbreaking.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 10:27 AM

4. Print out 1000 copies of this article and shove them up Tucker Carlson's batty crease

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 10:49 AM

7. This child was not sent to juvie for homework failure. The home work was more a final straw

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Response to Fullduplexxx (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 10:55 AM

8. Final straw in a series of system failures within a framework of white supremacy, yes.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 05:35 PM

9. Kick.

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