Thursday, April 3, 2008

The Criminal Justice System Fails To Do It's Job Again!

The suspected killers of UNC Chapel Hill student body president should have been under extensive and intensive focus from the agency supervising their probation. Instead, their cases were being handled by an inexperienced probation officer with no training. Somebody should be fired, but of course, they have not done that. They also don't seem to have a clue as to how to fix the problem. I am not against folks getting locked up, but if you are not going to do anything for rehabilitation while they are locked up and you are not going to supervise them when they are released, what do you think they are going to do?

3 comments:

Randi523 April 3, 2008 at 1:55 PM  

Speaking of the probation officer, I saw on Nancy Grace that the probation officer for one of these hoodlums had a police record herself! Dang, my jobs does background checks, and I'm a chemist. You'd think they'd do it for a state/county job, for every applicant! How can you expect her to be harsh on a criminal, when she has a criminal past herself??
She may have called herself giving the guy "a break" b/c she was given one...trying to be the cool P.O....

wisdomteachesme April 3, 2008 at 8:43 PM  

i had not read that--but i did read that she was on admin. leave for rec' a DWI at the same time all this went down. she also back dated records after she saw he had committed this crime. they ahve her on that charge also.

from what i have heard, some body is going to loose they job.

they keep taking money for hiring and putting it in other things,. when the wash. govt. cuts the money...the states have to 'find' $ to do these things. they need more p.o's and social workers.

sevenofnine April 4, 2008 at 5:06 PM  

Thank you Professor Tracey for keeping our attention focused on this case!

Human Rights Watch agrees with your conclusion and cites examples of the abuse of juveniles in detention in New York, California, Louisiana, Maryland, and other states.

"Locked up for long periods of time, many children are subjected to appalling conditions of confinement that violate international standards. Often held with adults and subjected to violence at the hands of guards and other detainees, children in confinement are frequently denied adequate food, medical and mental health care, education, and access to basic sanitary facilities. These children eventually return to society, meaning that the failure to prepare them for their return is shortsighted as well as cruel, carrying enormous social costs."

http://www.hrw.org/children/juvenile_justice.htm


According to Wikipedia, The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child was entered into force 18 years ago in 1990.
Since then 193 nations have ratified the Convention. Only two have not. One of the countries which has NOT signed the Convention on the Rights of the Child
is Somalia. Which do you think is the other one?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convention_on_the_Rights_of_the_Child


Don't miss the major report today on CNN about JUVENILE ABUSE in prisons throughout the United States:

http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/04/04/juvenile.jails/index.html?eref=rss_topstories

What we do to children in US prisons is in itself A CRIME!

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