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It’s Going Down

Originally posted in the Santa Fe Reporter.

The Santa Fe Reporter cites research by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice in an article on declining youth crime and incarceration rates in New Mexico.

From the article:

Among young people, the use of institutional confinement for even minor offenses was growing” in states across the country, according to the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice. In the media, some youth, especially black teenagers, were characterized as superpredators,” a term invented by a Princeton professor to describe a mythical new breed” of criminal with absolutely no respect for human life and no sense of the future.” Hillary Clinton infamously deployed the term while campaigning for her husband in 1996.

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