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Supreme Court Bars Life Without Parole for Teen Killers

The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that states may not impose mandatory life sentences without parole on juveniles, even if they have been convicted of taking part in a murder, reports the New York Times.

The justices ruled in a 5-to-4 decision that such sentencing for those under 18 violated the Eighth Amendment's ban on cruel and unusual punishment. The ruling left open the possibility of judges’ sentencing juveniles to life imprisonment without parole in individual circumstances but said state laws could not automatically impose such sentences.

Read the full New York Times story.



Florida Sheriff's Office Valentine's Day Facebook Post: "Don't Play Hard to Get"

A Florida sheriff's office used the Valentines Holiday to have a little fun with individuals...

The Martin County (FL) Sheriff's Office posted an image on Facebook of five deputies collectively holding a bouquet of flowers, a heart-shaped balloon, and five boxes of Valentines chocolates, saying, "Our Warrants team is waiting for you with open cuffs. Don’t play hard to get, because they’re in it for the long haul and are truly committed to capturing your heart!"