Tag Archives: Juvenile Justice

Pepper Spray Use Rampant At San Diego Juvenile Halls

San Diego CityBeat reporter Dave Maass says San Diego County’s two juvenile halls used pepper spray 371 times in 2011. It was used 91 times in Los Angeles County’s three facilities in 2011. Maureen Cavanaugh, Katie Euphrat and Patty Lane California is … Continue reading

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‘Born, Not Raised’ Explores Juvenile Justice

By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh and Joanne Faryon Kids who circle in and out of juvenile hall are mostly termed “at risk.” They are at risk of not finishing school, falling into a life of drug addiction or crime and winding up behind … Continue reading

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Community Organizer Responds to Curfew Sweeps Investigation

Above: Keegan Kyle discusses his investigation into curfew sweeps with Amita Sharma on KPBS Evening Edition. By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn, Amita Sharma and Claire Trageser Ramla Sahid, community organizer with Mid-City CAN, and Keegan Kyle of voiceofsandiego.org spoke with … Continue reading

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Video: Are Curfew Sweeps the Right Intervention for At-Risk Youth?

Above, Speak City Heights video journalist Brian Myers shares the scene of a recent curfew sweep. He talks to volunteers and some of the teens they helped arrest Feb. 24. Most of those interviewed said the program is good for … Continue reading

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How We Analyzed Curfew Sweeps

By Keegan Kyle What’s a Curfew Sweep? One of San Diego’s most heralded crime fighting programs is often called a collaborative curfew sweep. Once or twice a month, police swarm inner-city neighborhoods and arrest minors out past 10 p.m. The … Continue reading

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Hundreds of Kids Arrested on an Unproven Hunch

Two minors are detained at the corner of 54th Street and University Avenue during a March 2010 curfew sweep. | Photo Credit: Sam Hodgson By Keegan Kyle In March 2010, as teenagers roamed City Heights’ streets, a swarm of cops … Continue reading

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