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Racketeering, Smuggling, Sex with Guards: 25 Indicted in Massive Baltimore Prison Scandal | TIME.com

Racketeering, Smuggling, Sex with Guards: 25 Indicted in Massive Baltimore Prison Scandal | TIME.com | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Twenty-five people, including 13 guards, have been busted in a scandal featuring everything from racketeering to smuggling to an inmate impregnating female prison officers.
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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.
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Man Gets Home Confinement After Robbing Bank to Get Away from Wife

Man Gets Home Confinement After Robbing Bank to Get Away from Wife | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Lawrence John Ripple, who wanted to go to prison to get away from his wife, has instead been sentenced to six months home confinement and 50 hours of community service for bank robbery on Tuesday, said federal prosecutors.
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....and he doesn't look all that happy about it....
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Lydia Weiss's comment, June 16, 6:20 PM
I'm not going to lie, I saw the title of the article and chuckled. Then read the article and laughed. I mean, that sure as hell is one way to do it.
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J.P. Morgan Accused of Discriminating Against Fathers

J.P. Morgan Accused of Discriminating Against Fathers | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The ACLU has filed a discrimination complaint against J.P. Morgan on behalf of an employee who claims the company is biased against fathers.
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Boan White's comment, June 16, 12:31 AM
Wow, that is just cruel to fathers the world over. I mean I knew that in custody judges there is an unspoken bias but this is a new all time low, a father can for a child just as much as the mother.
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Mosque denies it paid doctor to cut girls' genitals

Mosque denies it paid doctor to cut girls' genitals | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
DETROIT — A Farmington Hills, Mich., mosque is denying claims that it paid a doctor to perform female genital cutting procedures on local girls as part of a religious practice and is demanding the allegation be retracted. Wednesday's denial came on the same day that a fourth defendant was arraigned in U.S. District Court in Detroit in the ongoing federal criminal investigation into female genital mutilation practiced by some members of a small Indian Muslim sect. 
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Bethany M's comment, June 17, 3:11 PM
The topic of female circumcision/mutilation is an interesting one to me. The way we negatively view this topic mainly has to do with our cultural indoctrination (and rightfully so.) However, the thing that really irks me is that most people who have an issue with female circumcision usually have no problems with male circumcision (which poses a huge double standard.) People who are pro-circumcision for men forget to take into consideration that circumcision is the act of unnecessarily mutilating someone else’s body without their consent. Apparently, the United States is the only country in the world which practices infant circumcision for non-religious reasons. In fact, no medical organization in the world recommends infant circumcision for males (because it is seen as completely unnecessary.)
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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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No Bill Cosby verdict after fourth day of deliberations, jury remains deadlocked

No Bill Cosby verdict after fourth day of deliberations, jury remains deadlocked | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
No Bill Cosby verdict after fourth day of deliberations, jury remains deadlocked
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Study: Victims Often Experience Paralysis During a Sexual Assault

Study: Victims Often Experience Paralysis During a Sexual Assault | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
During a sexual assault, seven out of ten female survivors reported significant immobility while nearly one in two experienced extreme immobility.
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Boan White's comment, June 16, 12:40 AM
As if sexual assault was not bad enough now it seems that a woman has to fear there body unconsciously going into tonic immobility thereby preventing them from fighting back, god or who ever created woman has a cruel sense of humor.
Lydia Weiss's comment, June 16, 6:33 PM
I've definitely heard of this, though mostly in shows and such. Not the direct term for it, but I've heard the usual "why didn't you fight back?" being referenced. So it makes me happy to see that this is being recognized as an actual physical thing, not just as passive consent.
Bethany M's comment, June 17, 2:58 PM
Victims experiencing paralysis during a sexual assault may be troubling or confusing to some people. However, this seems like a normal human “fight or flight” response to me. When we experience traumatic events, the way our bodies react can sometimes be involuntary. Whether we are paralyzed with fear, or succumbed to adrenaline. The article mentions that the paralysis is sort of like your body is involuntarily “playing dead” as a defense mechanism. Unfortunately, I can see this being used as part of the perpetrators defense (the victim not fighting back, as if this somehow proves or conveys consent from the victim.) Certain states like California already have passed legislation which makes it so that only a verbal “yes” means yes, and that silence or the absence of “no” does not imply consent.