American courts routinely shackle children

A 13-year-old girl who ran away from home and resisted arrest was not only led in chains into court, but refused permission to remove them so she could wipe her tears.

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  1. The story of the 13-year-old is really bad, but the story at the end of an 8-year-old being shackled having been arrested for sexual assault on his birthday actually made me feel ill.

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