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Dave Maass contributed to this post.Earlier today, the San Francisco-based Youth Law Center (YLC) and a coalition of nine civil-rights groups announced that they'd filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice over pepper-s... more

Jul 28, 2014 12:00 AM Last Blog on Earth | News

YLC identified dozens upon dozens of cases of improper use of pepper spray. Probation staff sprayed youth at risk of suicide; youth who simply were disobedient; youth with respiratory, cardiovascular and skin problems; and youth being treat... more

Jul 28, 2014 12:00 AM News

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Jul 31, 2013 12:00 AM News

Juvenile detention records obtained by CityBeat reveal some of the highest levels of pepper-spray usage in the country. In 2011, the East Mesa facility averaged more than five sprayings per week. more

May 2, 2012 12:00 AM News