Children

Dozens dead, including 20 children, in one of the worst massacres in US history

Dozens dead, including 20 children, in one of the worst massacres in US history

More than two dozen people, including as many as 20 children, have been killed during a school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut outside of New York City early Friday. Follow live updates here. According to preliminary reports, a gunman opened fire inside of an office at Sandy Hook Elementary at around 9:40 a.m. Friday. Police have verified […]

Los Angeles police beat a boy for skateboarding on the wrong side of the street (VIDEO)

Los Angeles police beat a boy for skateboarding on the wrong side of the street (VIDEO)

A young man was brutally pinned down and beaten by Los Angeles police for skateboarding on the wrong side of the road, leaving him with a broken nose, a broken cheekbone and a concussion. Ronald Weekley Jr., 20, had blood coming out of his mouth after four police officers punched him repeatedly in his face, […]

National disaster: Millions of children prescribed antipsychotic drugs they don’t need

National disaster: Millions of children prescribed antipsychotic drugs they don’t need

Are doctors going crazy? US psychiatrists prescribe antipsychotic drugs to children in one third of all visits, which is a rate almost three times higher than during the 1990’s. Roughly 90 percent of antipsychotic prescriptions written between 2005 and 2009 were prescribed for something other than what the US Food and Drug Administration approves them […]