Juvenile Court Meeting Puts Officials on Defensive

Shelby County Juvenile Court officials went on the defensive at a public meeting Tuesday, at times clashing with parents and community leaders, according to the Commercial Appeal. At one point, the paper reports, the court's chief administrator officer left the meeting. The meeting had been planned weeks ago to discuss a new project to reduce the number of minorities brought to court, but it quickly turned into a referendum on the U.S. Department of Justice’s claims of rights violations and racial discrimination in the juvenile system. Read more from the paper