Ivy League social work program run by team of former prisoners

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    Some Columbia University programs are being run by a bunch of murders crooks robbery assault, No wonder the youth of this country are so screwed up in the head.

    "EXCLUSIVE: In the hallowed halls of Columbia University, a nest of ex-cons — who have served time for murder, attempted murder, robbery and assault — hold court on their unique brand of social justice for admiring students enrolled in the school's social work program, a FoxNews.com investigation has found.

    The ex-cons work for or with the Criminal Justice Initiative (CJI), co-founded in 2009 by former Weather Underground operative and Columbia adjunct professor Kathy Boudin, who pleaded guilty to felony murder for her role in an infamous 1981 armed robbery that left two police officers and a security guard dead. And while that case was well-publicized, the group is hardly upfront about the “practical experience” of Boudin and others associated with the CJI.

    A description on the program's website says it is "situated inside” Columbia, and a part of the school’s “Social Intervention Group,” a research center within the Columbia University School of Social Work. It lists among its goals helping to forge a solution for “a central social crisis of our time, mass incarceration.” The program holds events and conducts research as part of "an interdisciplinary project built around a model of community collaboration" that "seeks to increase the number of skilled practitioners, policy-makers and researchers who can advance the fields of re-entry and incarceration across all disciplines.”

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/06/1...m-run-by-team-former-prisoners/#ixzz2WgmK32p9
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    Sounds like an interesting project covering an important topic. But I doubt that was the intent of the article, which was to scare old people. It's covered the sweet spots of 60s radicals, ex-prisoners and Ivy League universities. Well done, Fox.
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    This probably the rule rather than the exception. :) Isn't Obozo from an Ivy League (supposedly). We'd need to see transcripts to prove it.
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    This reads like an Onion article where they try to hyperbolize reasonable things for comedic effect.

    What is the goal of the CJI? Why would former prisoners be best suited to carrying out this goal?

    I'll give you a hint:
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    This is not surprising considering Columbia hired a cop murderer as a professor who never apologized to the victim's family for her deed. The resume is dead in Lawyerland.

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