William Ayers, dismissed by Barack Obama as a "guy in my neighborhood", was sought out as a speaker on "juvenile justice" at a program apparently put together by Michelle Obama 11 years ago today. Ayers was concerned about protecting juvenile "super predators" - who kill with no remorse. Sweetness & Light has the story, based on an official University of Chicago newspaper article:
Ayers will be joined by Sen. Barack Obama, Senior Lecturer in the Law School, who is working to combat legislation that would put more juvenile offenders into the adult system [....]
Michelle Obama, Associate Dean of Student Services and Director of the University Community Service Center, hopes bringing issues like this to campus will open a dialogue between members of the University community and the broader community.
"Students and faculty explore these issues in the classroom, but it is an internal conversation," Obama said. "We know that issues like juvenile justice impact the city of Chicago, this nation and - directly or indirectly - this campus. This panel gives students a chance to hear about the juvenile justice system not only on a theoretical level, but from the people who have experienced it."