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‘I’m No Longer Afraid’: 35 Women Tell Their Stories About Being Assaulted by Bill Cosby, and the Culture That Wouldn’t Listen

‘I’m No Longer Afraid’: 35 Women Tell Their Stories About Being Assaulted by Bill Cosby, and the Culture That Wouldn’t Listen | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it
One by one, they came forward, finding safety in their staggering number and a world that was finally ready to believe them.
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What's so amazing is that it took a man's voice, a comedian's, to raise the issue and expose it. While you may be overwhelmed and even bored by this news story, it is important. Many excellent insights and quotes.

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Bill Cosby Admitted To Getting Drugs To Give Women For Sex, Court Records Show

Bill Cosby Admitted To Getting Drugs To Give Women For Sex, Court Records Show | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it
Bill Cosby said in a 2005 court deposition made public Monday that he procured Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to women he wanted to have sex with, the Associated Press reported.
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Paraguay Rape Victim, 10, Denied Abortion; UN Raps Government

Paraguay Rape Victim, 10, Denied Abortion; UN Raps Government | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it
ASUNCION, Paraguay — Paraguay's government has failed to protect a 10-year-old rape victim who is being denied an abortion, United Nations human rights exper...

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Amanda Knox verdict: The real evidence and why (almost) everything you think you know about the case is wrong

Amanda Knox verdict: The real evidence and why (almost) everything you think you know about the case is wrong | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it
Today Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito’s convictions for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy were annulled, bringing this divisive case to a final close. The verdicts came as shock to both pro-innocence and pro-guilt sides, with lawyers for the defendants openly expressing their fears the conviction would be upheld, and even Knox’s supporters saying they feared a guilty verdict was the only outcome.

The reactions on both sides of the Atlantic will be markedly different; while many Americans may feel the right decision has been reached, in Italy and the UK the reaction so far has mainly been one of stunned disbelief.

Much of the U.S. media has propagated the idea that this has always been a simple case of wrongful conviction: Knox was railroaded by a corrupt prosecutor; she was beaten and bullied into a false confession; and there was no evidence anyway. Or was there?

“In 50 years of practicing law, I have never seen a more one-sided presentation by the media in the United States of the case,” says Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz. “Everybody is saying there’s no evidence against her and she’s totally innocent. It’s just not true.”
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It's difficult not to feel for Meredith Kercher's family in all this... Was this really justice?

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If Only Voters Were As Serious As Gamblers About Presidential Elections

If Only Voters Were As Serious As Gamblers About Presidential Elections | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it
Yes, you can bet on presidential elections. And gamblers betting on the election have a pretty good history of predicting the next US president. Better than the bulk of polls and surveys, in fact. ...

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The saddest story you will read

The saddest story you will read | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it
RODRIGO Gularte is relaxed about the death penalty. He knows it has been abolished across the world. The people that monitor and control him via satellite through the microchip they have implanted in his head have told him so.

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Judge overturns 1944 conviction of George Stinney, executed at 14 after three-hour trial

Judge overturns 1944 conviction of George Stinney, executed at 14 after three-hour trial | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it

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Of Sex Workers Jill Brenneman & Amanda Brooks

Of Sex Workers Jill Brenneman & Amanda Brooks | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it
As in feminism, there have been a number of waves in the sex worker movement. This is due in no small part to the turnover in activists themselves, for it is they who help shape conversations as we...

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Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Was Struck at Least 6 Times

Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Was Struck at Least 6 Times | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it


"A private, family-requested autopsy shows that Michael Brown was shot at least six timestwice in the head — with all of the bullets striking him in the front."

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“The sheer number of bullets and the way they were scattered all over his body showed this police officer had a brazen disregard for the very people he was supposed to protect in that community,” Mr. Crump said. “We want to make sure people understand what this case is about: This case is about a police officer executing a young unarmed man in broad daylight.

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‘You’re not supposed to shoot so many times,’ said Dr. Baden



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800 Dead Babies Discovered in Septic Tank Of Home for Unwed Mothers

800 Dead Babies Discovered in Septic Tank Of Home for Unwed Mothers | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it
Police are investigating the discovery of 800 long-dead babies found in the septic tank at a home for unwed mothers in western Ireland. The Home (that is its actual name and, yes, it does sound freakishly ominous) housed thousands of pregnant and unwed — "fallen"— women between 1925 and 1961. The women left after they'd paid for their stay in indentured servitude. Their children, reports The Washington Post, may not have been so lucky.

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With lethal drugs in short supply, Wyoming considering firing squads

With lethal drugs in short supply, Wyoming considering firing squads | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it
The state has no lethal injection drugs on hand.

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APNewsBreak: Tennessee brings back electric chair

APNewsBreak: Tennessee brings back electric chair | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it

Tennessee has decided how it will respond to a nationwide scarcity of lethal injection drugs for death-row inmates: with the electric chair.


Republican Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill into law Thursday allowing the state to electrocute death row inmates in the event prisons are unable to obtain the drugs, which have become more and more scarce following a European-led boycott of drug sales for executions.



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The internet just changed: Net Neutrality is dead.

The internet just changed: Net Neutrality is dead. | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it
The FCC sided with Comcast and decided to let ISPs censor the internet. The Internet needs to stop this from happening: http://cms.fightforthefuture.org/tellfcc/
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Jack the Ripper copycat murders spark call for sex worker protection

Jack the Ripper copycat murders spark call for sex worker protection | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it
The nearest thing Jackie Summerford has to a grave for her murdered daughter is a small pine bookshelf in her front room. It is covered in poems, candles and trinkets – her way of remembering  her youngest child, Bonnie Barrett, who was murdered by a serial killer who police believe was imitating Jack the Ripper. 

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Second California woman accuses Riverside middle school coach of sexual abuse

Second California woman accuses Riverside middle school coach of sexual abuse | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it
Another young woman is speaking out against the sexual abuse she said she suffered at the hands of a former educator in California.
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Officer who fatally shot 13-year-old holding toy rifle had pulled gun during routine traffic stop

Officer who fatally shot 13-year-old holding toy rifle had pulled gun during routine traffic stop | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it
The same police officer who shot and killed a young teen after mistaking a toy gun for a real one pulled his weapon on a motorist during a routine traffic stop on the highway two months ago, the California driver in question now says.

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Joint Chiefs’ Testimony on Sexual Assault Dismays Senators

Joint Chiefs’ Testimony on Sexual Assault Dismays Senators | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it

by JENNIFER STEINHAUER, New York Times

 

Senator Roy Blunt sat silently for nearly an hour as his colleagues on the Armed Services Committee questioned one military leader after another on Tuesday about what they were doing to address the problem of sexual assault in the military, and then assessed their responses: “Stunningly bad.”

In particular, Mr. Blunt chided Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, the chief of naval operations, for displaying scant knowledge of how military allies of the United States had dealt with sexual assault in their ranks, and for thanking Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Democrat of New Hampshire, for “the tip” that other countries had grappled with the issue.


“Has anybody who works for you been asking this?” Mr. Blunt, Republican of Missouri, asked with clear exasperation.


In a rare appearance together, a majority of the members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff — as well as the commandant of the Coast Guard and other military officials — testified before the committee about how the military should approach the problem as Congress prepares to vote on several measures that would significantly change military policy.

“Discipline is the heart of the military culture, and trust is its soul,” said Senator Carl Levin, Democrat of Michigan and the chairman of the committee. “The plague of sexual assault erodes both the heart and the soul.”
 

Senators from both parties pressed the leaders, at times using strong language, about why, decades after the full integration of women into the military, the problem seems to have worsened. Senator John McCain, an
Arizona Republican, recalled meeting with a woman whose daughter was considering entering the military if Mr. McCain, a former naval aviator, could offer his “unqualified support” of the choice. “I could not,” he said. [MORE]


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