“Shocks the Conscience” Abby Zimet


“Shocks the Conscience”

“Shocks the Conscience”

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Abby Zimet

A horrific story out of Meridian, Miss. – and evidently a lot of other places – where police act as a “taxi service” for a school-to-prison pipeline that shuttles mostly black kids to jail for “offenses” like dress code violations, flatulence, profanity, and disrespect. After months of investigation, the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division found the police, Youth Court and Youth Services systematically violated the rights of mostly black and disabled children by arresting them without probable cause and sending them into a juvenile justice system where “existing due process protections are illusory and inadequate.”

“The systematic disregard for children’s basic constitutional rights by agencies with a duty to protect and serve these children betrays the public trust.“

http://www.commondreams.org/further/2012/08/15/shocks-conscience#.UCyhMqIDqcQ.wordpress

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