Aug 29, 2014
A six-game suspension would be without pay and the length of the penalty could increase in these cases: an employee was involved in a prior incident before joining the NFL; violence involving a weapon; choking, repeated striking, or when the act is committed against a pregnant woman; or in the presence of a child. A second-time offender may petition for reinstatement after one year but there is no assurance the petition would be granted, the letter said.
NFL implements domestic violence penalties
Aug 28, 2014
Julaine Appling, president of Wisconsin Family Action, said it is in the state’s interest to make sure that “the next generation of taxpayers and work force and entrepreneurs and leaders have the best opportunities to grow up to become contributing citizens. “If that is not a compelling state interest, I don’t know what is,” she said. “What is in the best interest of children to attain is to be brought up in the married homes of their moms and dads, not deconstruction of the institution that affirms that.
Wisconsin, Indiana gay marriage bans reviewed - Chicago Tribune
Aug 28, 2014
The people trying to put putting the responsibility on women have a laundry list of suggestions for preventing rape. It seems to me that it would be useful to have concrete suggestions for ways to change the behavior of boys and men. There are no shortage of programs to train girls and women in self protection. We seldom hear about comparable programs to impress on boys and men the risk that they occur by engaging in illegal activities that could lead to being convicted of a crime. Probably the reason that we don’t hear about such programs is because not many of them exist.
Rape And Nail Polish: Controversy
Aug 21, 2014
Much like the backlash of the 1980s and ’90s, today’s rape apologia comes in four distinct, but interconnected, forms: denying the problem exists, blaming the victim, vilifying whistleblowers and turning perpetrators into victims.
The Second Wave of Backlash Against Anti-Rape Activism
Aug 21, 2014
More and more women are reporting that men are recording the act of rape with their smartphones, and they are using these recordings to threaten women into silence,” said Shamina Shafiq, a member of the state-run National Commission for Women. “In many cases, they actually upload the rape video or circulate it among friends on WhatsApp. The woman is raped not just once, but again and again when people view the video.
Video recordings of gang rapes on rise in India in effort to shame, silence the victim - The Washington Post
Aug 21, 2014
Tuberculosis isn’t a problem unique to Alabama prisons. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevent says the airborne disease is more common in prisons than in the general population.
Worst TB Outbreak in 5 Years Hits Alabama Prisons - ABC News
Aug 20, 2014
Aug 20, 2014
Examples: Alaska forbids felony sex offenders from being hearing aid dealers within five years of an offense. In Kentucky, for 10 years after a felony sex offense, an offender can’t be a land surveyor. And for certain sexual offenses, New Hampshire forbids working at an “end stage renal disease dialysis center.” Why those industries in particular? We’re not sure: Tell us if you have an idea.
Several states ban people in the sex offender registry from a bizarre list of jobs.
Aug 20, 2014
To be sure, law enforcement’s job is inherently dangerous even in the safest communities. No one is arguing with that. But civil unrest isn’t about a bunch of unruly hooligans, as Dutta wants us to think; it’s about decades of systematic discrimination, disenfranchisement, flagrant misuse of authority, race-based brutality, and civil rights violations inflicted on people who historically have been screwed by the justice system and who have little to no recourse.
LAPD Officer Ironically Demonstrates Why Police Are Out of Control
Aug 20, 2014
Criminal cases against correction officers are notoriously rare and difficult to prosecute. That’s because attorneys representing jail guards expertly challenge the credibility of inmate witnesses, a code of silence permeates the ranks of officers, and inconsistencies in video footage and statements are easily exploited by defense lawyers, experts say.
No Charges for Rikers Guards Who Allegedly Beat Inmates to Death
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