August 27, 2007 |
baghdad -- Child fighters, once a rare presence on Iraq's battlefields, are playing a significant and growing role in kidnappings, killings and roadside bombings in the country, U.S. military officials say. Boys, some as young as 11, now outnumber foreign fighters at U.S. detention camps in Iraq. Since March, their numbers have risen to 800 from 100, said Maj. Gen. Douglas Stone, the commander of detainee operations. The Times reported last month that only 130 non-Iraqi fighters were in U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 2007 |
Angered by a recent report criticizing the quality of schooling for youths in juvenile halls and camps, Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe is calling for major changes to education in the system, such as creating arts-themed classroom programs in detention facilities.
June 17, 2007 |
Inside of a week, a U.S. federal court, retired Gen. Colin L. Powell and two military judges assigned to the war-crimes tribunals here dealt serious blows to the Bush administration's efforts to detain and prosecute terrorism suspects. Some legal scholars and analysts predict more obstacles to trials for any of the 385 foreign prisoners at the U.S. military detention compound.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 2007 |
Authorities asked for the public's help Wednesday in their search for four youths who made a violent escape Sunday from a juvenile detention camp in Orange County's Cleveland National Forest. The boys allegedly fought their way out of the low-security Los Pinos Conservation Camp shortly before midnight. When a Probation Department deputy tried to stop them, one of the boys struck him with a heavy metal pipe, sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino said.
September 15, 2006 |
Sports movies about underdogs battling and clawing from behind to make it to the big game are as familiar as the old gang on Monday -- excuse me, Sunday -- Night Football. And "Gridiron Gang" is as formula-bound as they get, even though it's a movie taken from real life.
May 20, 2004 |
The commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan ordered a "top to bottom" assessment of American prison camps in the country Wednesday, saying he wanted assurances that facilities were adequate and that detainees were being treated in accordance with the Geneva Convention. Army Lt. Gen. David Barno ordered the probe to ensure that "internationally accepted standards of handling detainees are being met" and that staffing was adequate to the job.