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Two Sikh priests jailed for rape of Glasgow prostitute - BBC News

Two Sikh priests jailed for rape of Glasgow prostitute - BBC News | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
BBC NewsTwo Sikh priests jailed for rape of Glasgow prostituteBBC NewsTwo Sikh priests have been jailed for a total of 12 years for raping a 26-year-old Glasgow prostitute after she refused to have sex with them.
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'We Need To Take Our Bodies Back': Chester Teen Speaks Out About Rape

'We Need To Take Our Bodies Back': Chester Teen Speaks Out About Rape | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
"It's really hard for people to say they were raped," White says. "We don't want to call it rape because that's a scary word, and I feel like that's so much of why people don't come forward, because they don't think that's what happened to them."
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Mystery surrounds death of 14-year-old girl found in Texas landfill

Mystery surrounds death of 14-year-old girl found in Texas landfill | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The death of a 14-year-old Kaytlynn Cargill is shrouded in mystery after her body was found in a landfill in northern Texas this week.
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Eight UAE princesses convicted in Belgium of human trafficking

Eight UAE princesses convicted in Belgium of human trafficking | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Eight Emirati princesses were convicted of human trafficking by a Belgian court on Friday and were given suspended jail terms and fines in a case stemming from their treatment of servants at a Brussels luxury hotel nearly 10 years ago, their lawyer said.

The Brussels criminal court handed the eight women from Abu Dhabi’s ruling al-Nahyan family 15-month suspended sentences for human trafficking and degrading treatment, the lawyer, Stephen Monod, said.
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Juror Says Bill Cosby 'Already Paid His Price'

Juror Says Bill Cosby 'Already Paid His Price' | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
One member of the hung jury in Bill Cosby's mistrial said the panel was deeply divided from the very start of its marathon deliberations.
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Another Manson family member is up for parole. Here's what you need to know

Another Manson family member is up for parole. Here's what you need to know | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Patricia Krenwinkel, a Charles Manson follower convicted in the Manson family murder spree and the longest-serving female inmate in the California prison system, will be up for parole consideration on Thursday.
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Mother caught on camera trying to suffocate baby at hospital, police say

Mother caught on camera trying to suffocate baby at hospital, police say | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it


A North Carolina mother is accused of trying to smother her 1-year-old baby on Saturday at a hospital, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.

Police said Maggie Dixon, 32, was captured on security cameras at Levine Children's Hospital trying to suffocate the baby with her hand and a pillow, WBTV reported.

Police said Dixon was alone with her son when hospital staff was alerted in abnormalities and fluctuations in the baby's breathing patterns, and staff eventually reviewed surveillance video, the news station reported.

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Video shows man repeatedly punching woman in fitness club parking lot

Video shows man repeatedly punching woman in fitness club parking lot | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Shocking video released by Rochester police Tuesday shows the violent assault of a young woman walking to her car after work.
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A good example of how women experience the "built space" differently than do men.  This is a well-lit parking lot, but still dark and empty.
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Roman Polanski's victim pleads to end case: 'He owes me nothing'

Roman Polanski's victim pleads to end case: 'He owes me nothing' | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Roman Polanski's sexual assault victim made an impassioned plea Friday to end the fugitive director's four-decade legal saga, saying she felt more abused by the legal justice system than by the man who she said drugged, raped and sodomized her when she was 13. The trauma of the ordeal that followed was so great that, you know, the brief encounter with him that evening that was unpleasant just faded and paled, Samantha Geimer said outside a courtroom in Los Angeles Superior Court.
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Drunken woman accused of biting off man’s ear

Drunken woman accused of biting off man’s ear | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A Fairbanks woman faces felony and misdemeanor assault charges for reportedly biting off a portion of her boyfriend’s ear while in a drunken rage early Friday morning.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Fairbanks court, the manager of Kodiak Jack’s called Fairbanks police at 2:12 a.m. and reported “a wild woman” was fighting with his brother in their apartment above the bar. When police arrived, the man told them Kinlee Lynn Hawkins was drunk and that they were going to have their “hands full,” according to the complaint.

Police entered the apartment and found the alleged victim on top of Hawkins and holding her down. The man had bite marks on his arm and shoulder, almost the entire outer portion of his ear was missing and the cartilage was sticking out, according to the complaint.

Hawkins, 32, was intoxicated and kept wandering around the room, gathering her things and asking for a ride home. She told police she and the man had dated for the past year and she found out he had been with another woman. Hawkins said she was angry with the man, so she started wrestling with him, then bit his ear off and spat it out in the room somewhere, according to the complaint.
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Man convicted of murder for killing girlfriend, dumping body in SF Bay

Man convicted of murder for killing girlfriend, dumping body in SF Bay | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A man who strangled his girlfriend and then stuffed her battered body into a suitcase and threw it in the San Francisco Bay in 2010 was convicted of first-
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Kimber Elena Andruss's comment, June 19, 2:52 PM
It's interesting to me that this man was convicted, especially when you read more about the circumstantial evidence. A history of domestic violence, while indicative of the type of relationship they had, does not necessarily lead to murder. I think it's strange how in some cases, like Casey Anthony or OJ Simpson, when ALL the supposed evidence points one way and jurors acquit, and then cases like this where the evidence presented makes loose ties at best and the jurors convict.
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Pennsylvania Mom Charged After Putting Her Kids in the Trunk of a Car: Police

Pennsylvania Mom Charged After Putting Her Kids in the Trunk of a Car: Police | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A mother in Pennsylvania was accused of putting her two young children into the trunk of a red Corvette
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I can imagine the conversation: "ok, so I made you ride in the trunk that one time--but that does not make me a bad mother..."
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Black, Female, Spanish, and a Police Officer · Global Voices

Black, Female, Spanish, and a Police Officer · Global Voices | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
While CAEO (who prefers to go by her initials for this interview) was studying law enforcement on her path to become a police officer in Spain, she almost believed that her dream wouldn’t be achievable. The lack of similar role models in the profession is noticeable, and not all those around her were confident that she’d be capable of success in the field.

Nonetheless, she persisted. Now, after nearly a decade, she has completed not just her studies, but her childhood dream of becoming a member of the police force in Spain, showing once and for all to those who doubted, that yes, it can be done.

The following is an interview that touches on weighty issues including male chauvinism and racism, but also dives into one woman’s unfaltering passion for her profession.
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Lawmakers want gender-neutral terms for police, firefighters

Lawmakers want gender-neutral terms for police, firefighters | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Women willing to take a bullet for the City of New York should not be overlooked and ignored by antiquated laws that fail to recognize they’re no
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Missing woman, 20, found dead in car pulled from Missouri River, report says

Missing woman, 20, found dead in car pulled from Missouri River, report says | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The desperate search for a missing 20-year-old woman ended Friday with the discovery of her body in a car that was pulled from the Missouri River, the Kansas City Star reports.
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Texas mom accused of leaving two toddlers in hot car on purpose

Texas mom accused of leaving two toddlers in hot car on purpose | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A Texas mother faces first-degree felony charges in the deaths of her 2-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son after police say she locked them inside a sweltering car last month to teach them a lesson.

Cynthia Marie Randolph, 24, was arrested Friday on two counts of causing injury to a child. Authorities later determined that the children died from extreme heat exposure.

The incident happened on May 26, when Randolph’s 2-year-old daughter, Juliet, and 1-year-old son, Cavanaugh, were found dead in a locked car in the driveway of her home outside of Fort Worth, police said.
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Army busts another general for improper relationship with woman

Army busts another general for improper relationship with woman | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Many generals are landing in trouble for sexual misconduct as the Army tries to curb the problem.
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Transgender sheriff's deputy breaking barriers

Transgender sheriff's deputy breaking barriers | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
One of the country's only openly transgender law enforcement officers works right here in King County.
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Michael Bullinger Wanted After 3 Bodies of Women Allegedly Found on His Property

Michael Bullinger Wanted After 3 Bodies of Women Allegedly Found on His Property | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Michael Bullinger Wanted After 3 Bodies of Women Allegedly Found on His Property
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Woman sentenced to prison for role in sexual abuse of child

Woman sentenced to prison for role in sexual abuse of child | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A Manchester woman was sentenced to 12½ years in prison after she was convicted of her role in the sexual assault of a child.
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Cleveland police officers welcome their daughters to the force

Cleveland police officers welcome their daughters to the force | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Four Ohio women who followed in their father's footsteps and joined the Cleveland Police Department said their dads have always inspired them to join the force.
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This is a new "norm".  In my day, sons often followed the dad into police/fire, but rarely daughters, but it's encouraging to see this become more "normal" for daughters to want (and be able to) follow parents.
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Shocking Video Shows Police Rescue Chained Rape Victim

Shocking Video Shows Police Rescue Chained Rape Victim | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
After hearing a woman's screams inside a large metal container, investigators sawed and pried open the bin, rescuing the woman who had been chained inside for about two months by a serial killer
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SFPD watchdog head steps down a month after being appointed

SFPD watchdog head steps down a month after being appointed | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The temporary head of San Francisco’s police watchdog agency has stepped down from his position in the wake of an allegation of sexual harassment, the San
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The charges against Bill Cosby and their potential sentences

The charges against Bill Cosby and their potential sentences | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Bill Cosby's sexual assault case ends in a mistrial
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Former dominatrix fights to keep her job as a police officer

Former dominatrix fights to keep her job as a police officer | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A newly sworn-in sheriff’s officer is fighting to keep her job after her department learned that she previously appeared in bondage films as a dominatrix.

Hudson County sheriff’s officer Kristen Hyman is accused of conduct unbecoming a public employee and faces a disciplinary hearing June 27, The Jersey Journal reported on Thursday. The department says the videos, produced from 2010 to 2012, have sparked ridicule for it.

The department suspended Hyman on May 26, six days before her academy graduation, saying she failed to disclose that she appeared in the films and sometimes saw clients privately for money.

Court documents show that Hyman told investigators she never appeared naked and didn’t perform any sex acts in the videos.

Hyman called the videos “stupid stuff I did when I was a kid.” She said that violent acts seen in some recordings, including whipping and kicking, were staged and that she was merely an actress. She also noted that she didn’t use her real name.
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What's next for Michelle Carter

What's next for Michelle Carter | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Here's what's next for Michelle Carter, found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for using texts and phone calls to urge boyfriend Conrad Roy to commit suicide.
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Kimber Elena Andruss's comment, June 19, 2:55 PM
Talk about a ground-breaking case. This, if upheld, paves a new precedence in the world of technology and legal liability. I imagine that this young lady's family will appeal; I would hate to be the judges reviewing that appellate matter. I do think that it's important to create rules for things like internet bullying and text message suicidal assistance. We're getting into such a grey area with liability when it comes to technology, because that veil or shield that is the internet or cell phone or social media makes it feel like you're not *really* doing something to someone, or that you aren't really involved. This is definitely a case that will be talked about extensively in the future.