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U of Chicago Chronicle: Ayres, Obama, and Michelle

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by Angus, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. Angus

    Angus Active Member

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    Close-up on juvenile justice
    Author, former offender among speakers

    By Jennifer Vanasco
    News Office
    Nov 6, 1997

    Children who kill are called "super predators," "people with no conscience," "feral pre-social beings" -- and "adults."

    William Ayers, author of A Kind and Just Parent: The Children of Juvenile Court (Beacon Press, 1997), says "We should call a child a child. A 13-year-old who picks up a gun isn't suddenly an adult. We have to ask other questions: How did he get the gun? Where did it come from?"

    Ayers, who spent a year observing the Cook County Temporary Juvenile Detention Center in Chicago, is one of four panelists who will speak on juvenile justice at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in the C-Shop. The panel, which marks the 100th anniversary of the juvenile justice system in the United States, is part of the Community Service Center's monthly discussion series on issues affecting the city of Chicago. The event is free and open to the public.

    Ayers will be joined by Sen. Barack Obama, Senior Lecturer in the Law School, who is working to combat legislation that would put more juvenile offenders into the adult system; Randolph Stone, Director of the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic; Alex Correa, a reformed juvenile offender who spent seven years in Cook County Temporary Detention Center; Frank Tobin, a former priest and teacher at the Detention Center who helped Correa; and Willy Baldwin, who grew up in public housing and is currently a teacher at the Detention Center.

    The juvenile justice system was founded by Chicago reformer Jane Addams, who advocated the establishment of a separate court system for children which would act like a "kind and just parent" for children in crisis.

    One hundred years later, the system is "overcrowded, under-funded, over-centralized and racist," Ayers said.

    Michelle Obama, Associate Dean of Student Services and Director of the University Community Service Center, hopes bringing issues like this to campus will open a dialogue between members of the University community and the broader community.

    "Students and faculty explore these issues in the classroom, but it is an internal conversation," Obama said. "We know that issues like juvenile justice impact the city of Chicago, this nation and -- directly or indirectly -- this campus. This panel gives students a chance to hear about the juvenile justice system not only on a theoretical level, but from the people who have experienced it."

    http://chronicle.uchicago.edu/971106/justice.shtml
  2. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Darn that Obama...actual proof that he is working with Ayers to blow up the pentagon.

    Don't let the idea that they were there on the issue of Juveniles fool you, they were there plotting a unibomber/timothy McVeigh style plan.
  3. Angus

    Angus Active Member

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    It's worse! They were trying to turn young juvenile gangsters loose on the world. And, on another level, to recruit them.

    :)
  4. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Yes...young black male hitler youth.

    Not only are they going to take over the world, they are going to do so by confusing them with the worlds first black aryan nation of youth who use the devastating power of stepping.
  5. Angus

    Angus Active Member

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    Do you have a fixation on race, BP?

    I don't, but I don't let PC intimidate me, either.

    :)
  6. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    When someone compares those youth to hitler youth...call it a fixation on stupidity.:D
  7. Bach

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    Have you got all the steps and choreography down yet, Brain?
  8. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Do you have another racist joke to tell us yet?
  9. Bach

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    When did I tell the first?
  10. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    This is a serious unbiased question. Straight judgement call.

    Ok here goes.


    If I am in office, at any level and am thinking of being President one day.


    Do I even consider dealing with a guy like Ayres on any level?

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