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Rights group cries 'foul' on student arrests


By Amisha Padnani
The Staten Island Advance (New York)

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Kids as young as 5 years old have been hauled off to the police station and the New York Civil Liberties Union said it's got to stop.

After collecting data showing that hundreds of children under the age of 16 have been cuffed - including 22 on Staten Island - the group sent a letter to NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly asking the illegal arrests to stop, representatives said yesterday.

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