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New Tactic for Crime?new

Detroit cops to target gang members with 'cease fire' strategy.
Metro Times  |  Larry Gabriel  |  09-26-2012  |  Crime & Justice

Photos: La Nueva Generacionnew

Santa Cruz's Beach Flats neighborhood is a community in transition. The older generations, having immigrated mostly from Mexico, South and Central America, have started new families. Through their children, they are both changing the way that they’ve lived for decades and changing the way that the rest of Santa Cruz lives today.
Good Times Santa Cruz  |  Curtis Cartier  |  09-16-2009  |  Immigration

Old-Time Religion in New Locations Infiltrate Bostonnew

The congregation of Fenway Church, which is composed largely of young adults in their 20s and 30s, started worshipping at a new venue on October 5th. It doesn't have pews or an organ, but it does offer a stage, surround sound, plasma TVs and a bar.
Dig Boston  |  Alexandra Dednah  |  11-20-2008  |  Religion

Dirty Tricks and Registration Difficulties Impact Florida's Youth Votenew

College students on campuses throughout Florida are mobilizing for a big election year, but that doesn't mean casting a ballot will be easy.
Creative Loafing (Tampa)  |  Amelia Harnish and Ben Fry  |  06-18-2008  |  Politics

There's No Evidence That Shows Popular Youth Curfew Laws Worknew

San Diego’s juvenile curfew law was enacted as a way to cut down on gang violence, and by that standard, it has failed. After 11 years and thousands of curfew citations and arrests since the law took effect, gang-related crimes are up 23 percent this year over last, and gang-related homicides increased 61 percent during that same period.
San Diego CityBeat  |  David Silva  |  06-18-2008  |  Crime & Justice

Ailene is 11 and Homelessnew

Where will she and 13,000 others go to school today?
Los Angeles CityBeat  |  Matthew Mundy  |  04-04-2008  |  Children & Families

School Shooting Challenges Community to Communicate With Youthnew

After Larry King's murder last week, what really can be written? Instead of anger and vengeance, the community must follow the example of his family, which chose to offer new life by donating his organs, and use the tragedy as an opportunity to reengage with its youth.
Ventura County Reporter  |  Editorial  |  02-21-2008  |  Commentary

Somewhere Elsenew

Producer Bill Laswell proves that Matthew Miller has a lot going on.
The Village Voice  |  James Hunter  |  04-19-2006  |  Reviews

911 Call Captures Officer's Questionable Pepper-Sprayingnew

Asking an officer armed with pepper spray for his badge number turned out to be risky business for a Colorado choirboy.
Westword  |  David Holthouse  |  12-07-2004  |  Crime & Justice

Twentysomethings Grapple with Post-9/11 World

As the presidential election approaches, Kevin Foster Langston examines how 9/11 and its aftermath have affected his generation's perception of politics and the world around them.
Columbia Free Times  |  Kevin Foster Langston  |  10-08-2004  |  Civil Liberties

Dean's New Campaign: Recruiting Neophytes to Liven Up the Partynew

Most of the unsuccessful Democratic presidential hopefuls have quietly gone back to their day jobs. Not Howard Dean. He's still on the road five or six days a week vigorously promoting the political action committee Democracy for America.
Long Island Press  |  Elizabeth Cady Brown  |  09-24-2004  |  Politics

Homeless 101

Changes in federal law are changing the way schools think about homeless youth.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Nadra Kareem  |  09-23-2004  |  Policy Issues

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