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Feds Sue NYC Over Rikers Island Jail Violence

by Associated Press
Rikers Island Jail.

Timothy Vogel, Flickr 

Federal prosecutors sued New York City on Thursday to speed the pace of reforms at the Rikers Island jail complex and address what a Justice Department investigation found was a "deep-seated culture of violence" toward young inmates.

   The move comes a day after Mayor Bill de Blasio visited the 10-jail lockup to announce the end of solitary confinement for 16- and 17-year-old inmates, a policy change initiated after the 2 1/2-year federal probe released in August.

Parents Demand a Federal Probe in NY Police Shooting

by Associated Press
Police Car.

Noonday News, Flickr

The parents of a black teenager shot to death by a white New York City police officer in 2012 are demanding a federal civil rights probe.

The parents of Ramarley Graham led several dozen people in a short march from a park to the federal prosecutor's office Wednesday.

They submitted a letter demanding a full federal investigation, a grand jury probe and a meeting with the U.S. attorney.

Still Cool to be a Cop

by Jeff Coltin
Law enforcement explorers at Fordham

Explorers during morning exercises, Jeff Coltin, WFUV News

Police officer has always been one of the coolest professions, up there with astronaut and rock star. But is it still that way in New York City?

Teens, Trauma and Delinquency

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Cell phone user behind bars
Evan Earwicker, Stock Xchng

We hear a lot about the stress that kids are under today--too many activities, too much homework, too much pressure to get into college…But what kind of stress does it cause if you're a kid who's abused, or who's a witness to violence, or whose parents are heavy drug users?

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