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When Ryan Lochte got caught in his bold-face Olympic lie, half of us immediately pointed fingers, while the rest of the world made excuses for him. Among the most popular- and outrageous -excuse used to protect the Olympic swimmer was “he’s just a kid.”

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A kid. A 32-year-old man was widely defended as “just a kid,” for doing something very childish, and simultaneously black children (who are actually just kids) in this country get tried as adults both in the court of law and public opinion! Click on the audio player to hear Jeff Johnson explain this issue further in this edition of ‘3 Things You Should Know’ on “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.”

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