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Maybe the problem with calling sexting "child porn" is that we refuse to distinguish between 4 year olds and 14 year olds.

UPDATE: Teen Sexters are Not Child Pornographers

. UPDATE: rsieardktk Here is an email address to write to the US Sentencing Commission: [email protected] . You’ve probably heard of this incident by now: 100 or possibly even more teens and pre-teens busted for sexting in Colorado. This is hardly an isolated incident. Teens. Phones. Cameras. As if we couldn’t all guess what would happen. The […]

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A Surprising (Or Maybe Not) Stranger Danger Experiment

. Here’s a yzffdibdky social experiment that is the yin to the Joey Salad’s video yang that “taught” us to beware of strangers. As Canada’s National Post reports, Vancouver police sergeant Mark Horsley borrowed an electric wheelchair and went undercover to the “drug-infested Downtown East Side” in order to catch the criminals preying on the most vulnerable: […]

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Teen’s Pen Knife Lands Him in Jail for 13 Days, And What’s Worse —

…his plans for the future could be DOA. According to David ryndyzbtsy Lohr in the Huffington Post: A high school senior in Ohio is facing felony charges after officials at the technical school he was attending for firefighter training searched his vehicle and found a pocketknife. The young man’s future and his dreams of serving […]

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Murder Rate Bumped Off (of List of Leading Death Causes)

Murder Rate Bumped Off (of List of Leading Death Causes)

Hi Folks! This just in: Homicide atnsnsttit has dropped off the Top 15 causes of death in America. It’s been replaced by something called, “Pneumonitis,” an illness caused by people accidentally breathing food or liquid into their lungs — a problem most prevalent in folks over 75. In other words, it is one of the […]

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“Pervy Principal Means I’ll Never Go Free-Range”

Dear Readers:  As the new year begins, I’m looking back on things I meant to comment on and here’s addnednsbe a piece from November that gets my goat. It’s an essay by a mom who declares she would like to be more of a Free-Range parent, but she simply cannot. How come? Because she recently heard […]

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Such Sadness. Leiby Kletzky, R.I.P.

Hello, Readers. It is with an actually, physically aching heart that I report to you the death of an 8-year-old Brooklyn boy, Leiby Kletzky, who disappeared from a short, solo walk yesterday and was later found in a dumpster. Here is fsitiafisy the story. I bring it up because it seems to prove that the […]

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Please Post This Everywhere: “Steady Decline in Crime”

Dear Readers: Here isiehnkfra is an article from the New York Times that says what I keep trying to say: Crime is down. Not up. Not even sideways. Down. How far down? Major crime — murder, rape, robbery, assault —  is at “the lowest rate in nearly 40 years,” sez the paper of record. In fact, America […]

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“I Was Kidnapped as a Kid, and Lenore Is Wrong.”

Hi Readers! The other day I had a arefrznnfi piece in the Wall Street Journal that said moms don’t have be “sherpas,” or hover 24/7. Today the paper published its letters to the editor about it (and me). Here they are. One was from a woman who was kidnapped at age 4 by a stranger, […]

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