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Pre-med Univ. of South Florida student charged with first degree murder for tricking girlfriend into taking abortion pill

Pre-med Univ. of South Florida student  charged with first degree murder for tricking girlfriend into taking abortion pill | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it

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Genevieve Valle's curator insight, May 16, 2013 3:56 PM

Another horrendous crime out of Florida... This pre-med student, John Welden, sent his pregnant girlfriend to see his OB/GYN father. Welden told his girlfriend that his father diagnosed her with an infection requiring her to take antibiotics. Welden swapped the anibiotic pill for Cytotec, the abortion pill. He instructed his girlfriend to take the "antibiotics" three times a day for a week. His girlfriend only learned about the abortion pills when she showed up to the emergency room a week later, having aborted the pregnancy. Welden's girlfriend was six weeks pregnant and communicated her intent to carry the pregnancy to term to all of her friends and family. Federal authorities have since charged 28-year-old Welden with first degree murder and tampering. Normally, a 6 week old fetus would not be considered viable, but federal law provides otherwise. Under the Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2004 (18 USC 1841), an "unborn child" is defined as “member of the species homo sapiens, at any stage of development, who is carried in the womb.” The Act further provides that if an unborn child is killed during the commission of a federal crime, it will constitute murder. Here, Welden's tampering with his girlfriend's prescription (a federal crime) allows authorities to tack on a first degree murder charge. Welden faces life in prison for his crimes. It is not clear what role, if any, his OB/GYN father played in the commission of these crimes. 

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The Racist Truth Of The War On Drugs: Legalize It All, by Dan Baum

The Racist Truth Of The War On Drugs: Legalize It All, by Dan Baum | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it
At the time, I was writing a book about the politics of drug prohibition. I started to ask Ehrlichman a series of earnest, wonky questions that he impatiently waved away. “You want to know what this was really all about?” he asked with the bluntness of a man who, after public disgrace and a stretch in federal prison, had little left to protect. “The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”
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The International Criminal Court recognises rape as a war crime

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The court’s guilty verdict against a former Congolese commander marks a milestone

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Days before Belgium, there were two terror attacks you may not have heard about

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Days before Belgium, there were two terror attacks you may not have heard about

The city of Brussels was rocked by explosions Tuesday morning, leaving at least 26 people dead and 130 others injured. Just days before all this, however, there were actually not one, but two bombings you may not have heard about — both in Turkey.  
On March 13, a car bomb in the capital city of Ankara exploded leaving at least 37 people dead and more than 100 injured, according to the Turkish health ministry. On Saturday, an ISIS-connected suicide bomber killed at least four in a busy tourist area in Istanbul. Leaving many asking one question about the reaction.
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The lynching of Jesse Washington

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The lynching of Jesse Washington.

Washington was beaten with shovels and bricks,was castrated, and his ears were cut off. A tree supported the iron chain that lifted him above the fire. Jesse attempted to climb up the skillet hot chain. For this, the men cut off his fingers.

Jesse was 15.

1916.

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Histories of Sexuality and the Carceral State–Part 1

Histories of Sexuality and the Carceral State–Part 1 | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it
Moderated by Regina Kunzel Edited by Devin McGeehan Muchmore What can histories of sexuality and gender tell us about the carceral state? The United States’ incarceration rate has quadrupled since the 1970s, giving the U.S. the largest prison population in the world. According to Bureau of Justice Statistics, over 2.2 million people were confined in…
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Calculating US police killings using methodologies from war-crimes trials

Calculating US police killings using methodologies from war-crimes trials | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it
Statistician Patrick Ball runs an NGO called the Human Rights Data Analysis Group, which uses extremely rigorous, well-documented statistical techniques to provide evidence of war crimes and genoci…
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Why the Flint Water Crisis May Not Be Isolated Incident 

Why the Flint Water Crisis May Not Be Isolated Incident  | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it

YES !!! (source)

This is a really good time to note that this all began because of the Snyder administration’s long term goal to privatize Michigan’s water system, so that private, for-profit businesses like Nestlé could further profitize clean water, a basic necessity for human life. 

Chris Christie has already signed a bill authorizing the privatization of New Jersey’s municipal water system...

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Genocide, the British don't want you to know about - They systematically starved to death over 60 millions of Eastern Indians!

Genocide, the British don't want you to know about - They systematically starved to death over 60 millions of Eastern Indians! | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it

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All the while the railways, as in India, and the canals were busy with the armed and guarded traffic of food and other forms of our wealth in pursuit of that ‘freedom’ bestowed by ‘the market’.


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The 'invisible' hand of 'the market'. 

The 'invisible' hand of 'capitalism'.


It's visible now!

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NFL Risk: On and Off the Field

NFL Risk: On and Off the Field | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it
Lockton is the world’s largest privately owned, independent insurance brokerage firm. Clients across the globe count on Lockton for risk management, insurance and employee benefits.
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Uh, look at how small the section on Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is.

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An attack on trans students in Wisconsin

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Wisconsin Republicans are pretending to "protect" students by pushing a bill that would put transgender students at greater risk.

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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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Finding a Place to Live Is So Much Harder When You're Trans | VICE | United States

The bigotry and lack of understanding that make it difficult to get a job (or hold it) is the same bigotry that puts you last when applying for housing.

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Two Big Frauds: I Pretended to Be Pregnant at a Crisis Pregnancy Center

Two Big Frauds: I Pretended to Be Pregnant at a Crisis Pregnancy Center | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it
In reality, however, they’re often the opposite: disseminating misinformation and, in the process, robbing women of their autonomy. And the best worst part of the situation is the fact that plenty of crisis pregnancy centers, in spite of their duplicity, are actually licensed community clinics, which gives them an added air of respectability.

So, in the interest of trying to understand what actually goes on in these inexplicably legal establishments, I decided to go undercover as a preggers patsy.

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Paraguay Rape Victim, 10, Denied Abortion; UN Raps Government

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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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May 12th, 1936: Dr Buck Ruxton hanged | JAQUO Lifestyle Magazine

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May 12th, 1936: Dr Buck Ruxton hanged

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Cops on an 11-Year-Old Who Says She Was Raped: “Child’s Promiscuous Behavior Caused This”

Cops on an 11-Year-Old Who Says She Was Raped: “Child’s Promiscuous Behavior Caused This” | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it
Rape victims often feel like they're the ones being put on trial, but Joanna Walters of the Washington Post published a story late last week about a young victim of repeated gang rapes who actually was. When Danielle Hicks-Best was only 11 years old, she says a group of two...

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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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Who Kills Themselves Binge Drinking? It’s Not Who You Think » Sociological Images

Who Kills Themselves Binge Drinking? It’s Not Who You Think » Sociological Images | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it
Not to mention, she says, how the alcohol industry would feel about the government telling their richest customers to curb their drinking. They much prefer that PSAs focus on young people. “This industry can well afford the much-touted ‘We Card’ programs,” says Sternheimer, “because teens usually don’t have the money for the expensive stuff that their parents can buy.”

The industry’s marketing to wealthy, white men, then, goes unchecked.
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I don’t find it shocking that men who are 35-64 and earn over $70,000 have a drinking problem. I think that those who have stressful jobs such as lawyers, dentist, and doctors are more likely to drink or even kill themselves. I have read articles where those three occupations are the people who are most likely to commit suicide. It’s kind of a no brainer that those who earn more money than the usual and have stressful jobs would binge drink. I also think that we focus on teen drinking in aspects of how will it affect them in the long run. Alcohol is addictive and a suppressant, and this learned behavior at such a young age could continue on for years. If we focus those who are at risk we are helping them out in short term aspects but also long term.
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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

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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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3rd annual Genocide Awareness Week April 13-18 - SCC News

3rd annual Genocide Awareness Week April 13-18 - SCC News | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it
The genocide of Ukrainians in Holodomor during the 1930s and the Kurd genocide inside Iraq are among a diverse lineup of topics, speakers and art exhibits to be featured during the 3rd annual Genocide Awareness Week April 13-18 at Scottsdale...

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Vaccines Work Comic (aka get f-ing vaccinated)

Vaccines Work Comic (aka get f-ing vaccinated) | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it
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B.C. missing women inquiry led to changes, but roots of violence remain

B.C. missing women inquiry led to changes, but roots of violence remain | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it
B.C. women's advocates weigh up the progress made since Commissioner Wally Oppal slammed police for botching their investigations into serial killer Robert Pickton.

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Cops: Pregnant woman's boyfriend asks, 'Ready for your abortion?' — then hits her with car (w/video)

Cops: Pregnant woman's boyfriend asks, 'Ready for your abortion?' — then hits her with car (w/video) | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it
Pasco deputies overnight arrested a man they say tried to run over his pregnant girlfriend with a car Monday, nearly three years after he struck his brother with a car in Holiday.

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