Turnstyle News

2:51pm

Thu March 29, 2012
Cops & Courts

Local youth respond to Trayvon Martin's death

Jabari and Gerald Gray
Photo by Colleen Higa

Criminal justice news continues to make national headlines, with the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida. Social networking sites are full of commentary on the killing. Many in the African American community are wondering how to talk to their sons about such tragedies.

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1:00pm

Thu March 29, 2012
TURNSTYLE NEWS

Where Race Matters In the Trayvon Martin Case, and Where It Doesn’t

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Race has played an increasingly large role in the case involving the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black 17-year-old boy who was killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer last month in Sanford, Florida.

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1:00pm

Wed March 28, 2012
TURNSTYLE NEWS

YI: Young People Of Color Need Health Care Access Via Smartphones

This week the Supreme Court began hearing arguments that affirm or deny the constitutionality of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA)—that started taking effect a little more than a year ago.

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2:26pm

Tue March 27, 2012
TURNSTYLE NEWS

Juvenile Life Without Parole: U.S. Supreme Court Reconsiders

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Back in 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that sentencing juveniles to life without parole for any crimes besides murder is cruel and unusual punishment.This week the high court took another look at life in prison, except this time for juveniles under the age of 14 convicted of homicide.

NPR reports that currently 79 people are serving life terms for crimes committed when they were 14 or younger. Justice Anthony Kennedy is expected to be the deciding vote on a decision expected by early summer.

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2:00pm

Thu March 22, 2012
TURNSTYLE NEWS

Community college offers expensive version of popular classes

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Popular California community college, Santa Monica College, recently decided to start offering more sections of its most popular classes during the summer for five times the amount they normally cost, according to the Atlantic. The reason the tuition is so high is because these sections are not subsidized by the state.

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