When are we safe?

 Aug 24, 2013

 Fox News – Phoenix, AZ
6 immigration activists arrested at protest outside Phoenix ICE facility

 In a protest before an ICE detention centre, the daughter a citizen, the mother undocumented ask:  When are we safe?  “Jaquelina Sanchez hugged her mother Alejandra — unsure of what will happen next.  Her mother is undocumented.  “It’s just really so hard to be in different situations,” she said.  “We are never all completely safe because if one of us isn’t safe then we are all unsafe.”    http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/story/23224347/2013/08/21/immigrant-rights-activists-protest-outside-ice-building 

 Toronto Star – Carol Goar
Abused girls grow into obese women

 Researchers at the University of Toronto think they have found a link between obesity and childhood abuse.  Though correlations have been found previously, the connection was thought to be from other factors.  A second finding was the absence of such a link in men.  http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2013/08/23/abused_girls_grow_into_obese_women_goar.html

 L.A. Daily News – Editorial
We pay a price for not tackling prison issues 

 The Daily News reviews the stalemate between Gov Gerry Brown and the federal courts ordering another 9600 inmate transfers by Dec. 31.  The state must either release a sizable number of inmates or find and pay for alternate arrangements, perhaps out of state.  Brown is mum on the options and about building more prisons in California.  http://www.dailynews.com/opinion/20130822/we-pay-a-price-for-not-tackling-prison-issues

 Getty Images – Andrew Burton
Camden Battles Crime and Poverty in Effort to Re-Vitalize Community 

 This New Jersey industrial town has been abandoned by its industrial and manufacturing base and suffering serious economic decline for some time.  The town recently disbanded the unionized police force and established the Camden Country Police Department.  The unionized police force had an absenteeism of 30% while crime was skyrocketing.  It seems to have already reduced the murder rate, according to the Wall Street Journal.   http://www.google.com/hostednews/getty/article/ALeqM5gdYLTbL1-BdZnP5CLDjODyfhD9ag?docId=177220754

 NineMSN News
US town where Chris Lane died buys up guns 

 Chris Lane is the young Australian baseball player shot in the back by three juveniles in Duncan, Oklahoma, allegedly because they were bored.  The immediate result in Duncan is a rush to buy handguns and get concealed-carry permits.  http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/2013/08/23/12/38/town-where-chris-lane-died-buys-up-guns 

 N.Y. One – Courtney Gross
Council Overrides Mayor’s Vetoes of Community Safety Act 

 The N. Y. mayor and the police commissioner have been fighting with the city council over two bills, one to bring greater oversight on the police and a second to allow the police to be sued over bias based profiling.  The vote follows on a federal court decision that the stop-and-frisk practice by police is unconstitutional.  http://www.ny1.com/content/news/187536/council-overrides-mayor-s-vetoes-of-community-safety-act  

 Addiction Treatment Magazine
Treatment of Mental Illness Lowers Arrest Rates, Saves Money 

 Psychiatric Services is an on-line medical journal reporting on a University of North Carolina study over seven years that followed over 4000 Florida residents, all of whom were psychiatric patients.  Equally important, all were enrolled in the Florida Medicaid, allowing the researchers to follow the health costs.  http://www.addictiontreatmentmagazine.com/addiction-news/mental-health/treatment-of-mental-illness-lowers-arrest-rates-saves-money 

 Vancouver Sun – Carlos Valdez, Associated Press
Fiery battle among inmates in Bolivian prison leaves 30 dead, including child

 Rival gangs, contained in separate wings of the prison, broke through the walls and used propane tanks as flamethrowers on one another.  The maximum security prison has a policy of allowing children aged 6 months to six years to stay with imprisoned parents.  http://www.vancouversun.com/news/world/Police+least+dead+Bolivia+prison+melee+death+toll+expected/8825555/story.html#ixzz2ctb7foVz   Related article: CTV News   Fiery Bolivia prison fight leaves 30 dead   http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/fiery-bolivia-prison-fight-leaves-30-dead-1.1424302