Judge Sentences Teen Vandals to Reading Books About Racism – and It Apparently Worked

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Judge Sentences Teen Vandals to Reading Books About Racism – and It Apparently Worked Empty Judge Sentences Teen Vandals to Reading Books About Racism – and It Apparently Worked

Post by phildidge on Mon May 06, 2019 2:27 pm

Rather than punishing a group of juveniles for a racist act of vandalism, this compassionate judge wanted them to understand the error of their ways and made them read books—and it apparently worked.

Back in September 2016, five teenagers were charged with painting graffiti on a historic old schoolhouse in Ashburn, Virginia.

The schoolhouse, which had been used to teach black children during segregation, had been covered in swastikas, racist statements, and doodles that seemed typical of misled youngsters.

In fact, one of the teenagers had just been expelled from his school prior to the vandalism, which is why Prosecutor and Deputy Commonwealth Attorney Alejandra Rueda believed that the kids were lashing out – and she felt that she had a chance to turn the incident into an educational opportunity.


https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/judge-sentences-teen-vandals-to-reading-books/

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