California teens “demand a plan”, add appeal for more counselors, health care

In the wake of the murder of 20 children and 6 staff at a school in Newtown, CT, nearly two weeks ago, 800 mayors and 800,000 supporters have signed on so far to Demand A Plan, an appeal organized by Mayors Against Illegal Guns to stop gun violence. Last week, a group of California teens put together their own video to complement the Demand a Plan video in which artists — including Beyonce, Jamie Foxx, Carey Mulligan and Jason Bateman —  appeal to President Obama and the nation.

The teens go beyond demanding a plan to ask for more counselors, mentors, and health care in their schools. “If I mess up or have problems, give me

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Playground to prison — grim infographic about kids in adult prisons

Besides the 81,000 children in the juvenile justice system on any given day, 10,000 sit in adult prisons, according to the Campaign for Youth Justice. picked up this graphic that depicts this stark situation. A couple of panels are below. It’s worth scrolling through the whole thing.




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