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Texas Student Facing 3 Felonies For Peeing In Teachers Cup

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First off: gross! Secondly, this is not a joke – it actually happened. An unnamed 16 year old Moody High School (located about 122 miles south of Dallas) student peed in teacher’s cup and was only caught because his classmates snitched on him and surveillance cameras verified the act. 116 more words

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How do we get to zero youth detention?

I was honored to moderate a panel for the League of Women Voters on April 6. Here’s the youtube!

Panelists are Dominique Davis, Judge Wesley Saint Clair, and Judge Laura Inveen.


#36 - The Hell We Choose


Everyone has a hell to walk through. Some flames merely burn momentarily while others are all-consuming. Some survive seemingly unscathed and others, unfortunately, don’t. In incredibly grateful acknowledgement of the conquering of my particular corner of self-inflicted hell, today we launch LawrenceSpeaks.com, our initiative focused on reaching incarcerated and at-risk youth of all backgrounds and ethnicities. 198 more words

A. Lawrence Haskins

From Foster Care to Foster Care

What happens to kids when they are raised without love? Craving to have someone who thinks they matter and rarely finding what they seek. Some were babies separated from parents at birth. 1,422 more words

Juvenile Detention

Essay :: Stripped for Parts

I lived next to a boy, years ago, who did time for stealing cars.

When he got out, he worked at a restaurant downtown.

He wasn’t the first person I ever met who had a story to tell, but he… 798 more words