Posts tagged "minor"

Second city takes first in 17-year-old arrests

Second city takes first in 17-year-old arrests
Jemarco Baldon was 17 when he was arrested in Chicago and tried as an adult for selling $40 worth of heroin to an undercover cop. A 17-year-old is significantly more likely to get arrested in Chicago than he is in any of the nine other largest cities. In fact, arrests in Chicago in 2009 nearly... Read more »

The Chicago Reporter investigation finds felony convictions for 17-year-olds jump

The Chicago Reporter investigation finds felony convictions for 17-year-olds jump
When you are 17, you are not allowed to purchase cigarettes, drink or vote. But you can be tried on a felony charge. The Chicago Reporter’s latest investigation found that the number of 17-year-olds convicted of a felony jumped from 777 in 2010 to 907 in 2011. One consequence of sending youth offenders into the... Read more »