ROSEBURG — A move to improve the care of foster children relegated to living in hotels has resulted in 25 percent more children removed from their families being housed in institutions such as former juvenile jails, The Oregonian/OregonLive has found.The children being sent to cinderblock facilities are often the most traumatized and difficult to care for. Most are teens but the state is looking at expanding institutional programs for children as young as six. A year ago, Oregon child welfare leaders signed a court settlement promising to stop housing vulnerable foster children in hotels, state offices and juvenile detention centers instead of with families. State caseworkers had increasingly relied on those makeshift methods as Oregon faced a shortage of foster homes, particularly ones equipped to care for children grappling with trauma, mental health challenges or developmental disabilities.One year after the settlement, child welfare officials say they’ve complied and … [Read more...] about Oregon sends hundreds of foster kids to former jails, institutions, not families
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A federal judge didn’t equivocate Wednesday, declaring Lawrence Collins, a 40-year-old accused of federal tax fraud, unable to assist in his own defense because of his intellectual disability.The next questions proved more difficult: What does the court do with Collins now?Should he be committed to the federal Bureau of Prisons? Or should he be allowed to remain in the community to continue to receive local treatment, counseling and other support services?The case is rare because of a combination of factors: Collins faces charges in a nonviolent crime. He’s already been out of custody for more than two years on pre-trial supervision. And, perhaps most unusual, Collins suffers from a cognitive disability that may not be treatable.His case, as well as one involving a defendant in Arizona who has gone to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to challenge his commitment, highlight how the federal system deals with people who have intellectual disabilities.What the courts decide … [Read more...] about Federal judge in Oregon grapples with how to handle defendant with intellectual disabilities
WTAE Livestream PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police said a suspect was in custody after a shooting caused "multiple casualties" at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday. Three officers were also shot in the attack at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood. It was not immediately known how many people had been shot, whether there were any fatalities or what the shooter's motive was. Police spokesman Chris Togneri said police have no more information at this time because they were still trying to clear the building and determine if any more threats exist. Polikce respond to an active shooter situation at the Tree of Life synagogue on Wildins Avenue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pa., on Saturday, October 27, 2018. (Pam Panchak/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP) less Polikce respond to an active shooter situation at the Tree of Life synagogue on Wildins Avenue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pa., on Saturday, October … [Read more...] about Suspect in custody in Pittsburgh synagogue attack
As well as the bunting, union flags and other wedding memorabilia which temporarily appeared on shop shelves for the recent royal wedding, the nephew of Meghan Markle announced his own tribute to the new royal bride. Tyler Dooley, who grows cannabis in Oregon in America, revealed he had created his own potent hybrid of the drug named Markle’s Sparkle. Whether his aunt, the new Duchess of Sussex, will ever sample his tribute is debatable, although at least one half of the newly-wed couple has experience of smoking the drug - Prince Harry was famously hauled off to a drugs rehabilitation centre by his irate father, after it was revealed the prince had smoked the cannabis when he was 16. But then, his experience would not have been unusual. According to Home Office statistics, more than one third of adults, 35%, have taken illegal drugs at some point in their lifetime, and cannabis is the most common, with 6.5% of adults having used it in the last year, around 2.1million people. The … [Read more...] about The state of cannabis use in Wales
Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Feature Across the country, time-limiting laws prevent scores of sexual assault cases from being prosecuted, in spite of persuasive evidence or a confession. Donna Palomba in May 2018. Credit Elinor Carucci for The New York Times Supported by ByRuth Padawer June 19, 2018 Around 1 a.m. on a Saturday in 1993, a man sneaked into Donna and John Palomba’s house in Waterbury, Conn. John was away for a long weekend, and Donna and her two young children were asleep when she awoke to the sound of heavy footsteps. She remembers seeing a masked man and screaming. An instant later, he was on her, threatening to hurt her if she didn’t comply. He covered her head with a pillowcase, wrapped nylon stockings around her mouth and eyes, bound her hands behind her back, cut open her underpants and raped her. Right before he fled, she recalls him saying: “If you call the pigs, I’ll come back and kill … [Read more...] about Should Statutes of Limitations for Rape Be Abolished?