Youth of­fend­ers learn fire­fight­ing

The Fresno Bee - - Opinion -

You might be sur­prised to learn that along­side the adult crim­i­nal of­fend­ers fight­ing the re­cent Cal­i­for­nia fires were vol­un­teer youth of­fend­ers. You might also be sur­prised to learn that these chil­dren ro­tate in and out of $1.00 - $2.00, 72 hour shifts ….eas­ily ex­ploita­tion and seem­ingly a vi­o­la­tion of child la­bor laws.

All of these is­sues are de­bat­able (and very well should be) but I be­lieve

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