INFOGRAPHIC: Racism in the Criminal Justice System

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INFOGRAPHIC: Racism in the Criminal Justice System

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Racism in the Criminal Justice System – An infographic by the team at ArrestRecords.com

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Children’s hyperactivity ‘is not a real disease’, says US expert

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Children’s hyperactivity ‘is not a real disease’, says US expert

Neuroscientist says children are being ‘labelled’ as having ADHD when there could be other reasons for their disorder
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Bruce D Perry of the Houston ChildTrauma Academy: ‘We are very immature in giving diagnoses.’

One of the world’s leading neuroscientists, whose work has been acknowledged by work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith, has suggested that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is not “a real disease”.

On the eve of a visit to Britain to meet Duncan Smith and the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, Dr Bruce D Perry told the Observer that the label of ADHD outlined a broad set of symptoms. “It is best thought of as a description. If you look at how you end up with that label, it is remarkable because any one of…

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Female Rapper Ramika spoke to BBC News about how rap allows her to express herself and tackle important issues…

Children in Prison WHY THEY ARE THERE?

March 30, 2014

Afghan voices: Female rapper Ramika

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-26784599 Video & text

Afghan voices: Female rapper Ramika

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In Afghanistan, young rappers gathered in Kabul earlier this month to compete to create a rap anthem for April’s presidential elections.

Ramika, a 19 year old female rapper from Kabul, was among the competitors, with a rap about the importance of participating in the elections.

The Taliban have threatened those who go to the polls, but many youngsters in Afghanistan say they are planning to defy such intimidation.

In the latest of the Afghan Voices series, Ramika spoke to BBC News about how rap allows her to express herself and tackle important issues….http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-26784599 Video & text

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When Prescribing Psychiatric Drugs Becomes Reckless Endangerment

CHILDREN IN SHADOW ::: CHILDREN IN WAR

When Prescribing Psychiatric Drugs Becomes Reckless Endangerment

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When psychiatrists or doctors prescribe dangerous, potentially life-threatening psychiatric drugs to children without the parent or legal guardian’s consent, they should be charged with reckless endangerment and/or child endangerment because these drugs are documented to cause side effects including, but not limited to, suicide, mania, heart problems, stroke, diabetes, death and sudden death…..

http://www.cchrint.org/issues/prescribing-psychiatric-drugs-recklessendangerment/

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How little Lucie Harford’s dying wish has inspired the donation of hundreds of Easter eggs for sick children : WE CAN CHANGE THIS.

CHILDREN IN SHADOW ::: CHILDREN IN WAR

How little Lucie Harford’s dying wish has inspired the donation of hundreds of Easter eggs for sick children

A grieving family is honouring the wish of a “selfless and generous” little girl who died on Monday after battling cancer for eight years

Lucie Harford died on Monday after battling cancer for eight years

A grieving family is honouring the wish of a “selfless and generous” little girl who died on Monday after battling cancer for eight years.

Eleven-year-old Lucie Harford could not speak as she came to the end of her life due to a brain tumour, but she could communicate with her mum Donna by squeezing her hand.

When asked if she wanted anything, Lucie, who loved Minnie Mouse and Hello Kitty, said she didn’t want anything herself and instead she wanted to give something to the other poorly children in the…

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DAMASCUS, Syria — They live in a wooden box at the side of a road: six children, their mother and father.

CHILDREN IN SHADOW ::: CHILDREN IN WAR

DAMASCUS, Syria — They live in a wooden box at the side of a road: six children, their mother and father.

The children’s shoes are broken, their hands dirty, their faces smiling but reflecting the burden of a life lived on the edge, almost literally. They don’t have money. They don’t go to school, and they haven’t for two years. They eat food handouts to survive.

 

It’s not the way life used to be for the children of the Al Kilzi family. They had a house, not fancy, but theirs. Their father worked. And their older sister, 14-year-old Hayat, lived with them.

Then Syria’s war smashed their lives apart in the dangerous Yarmouk district of the capital, Damascus. They were driven from their home. Hayat was kidnapped by armed men, and their father had a stroke after he couldn’t raise the ransom to get her back. He now lies…

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