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Pennsylvania teen accused of stabbing girlfriend to death during hike

Pennsylvania teen accused of stabbing girlfriend to death during hike | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Troopers allege that during the argument, the 16-year-old youth produced a knife and stabbed 17-year-old Julianne Siller of Royersford multiple times.
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Rachael Toy's comment, June 14, 2013 2:46 PM
A story like this just makes you so sick. I am always saddened to see such young kids doing such horrible crimes. This is when they are supposed to be young, having fun, and enjoying life. Another scary thing is that the crime seemed to have happened without any reason. One moment they are hiking and the next he gets mad so he just stabs her to death; multiple times. I get mad and I might yell or walk away. I wouldn’t just whip out a knife and start stabbing. That is such intense anger for a non-intense reason. It makes you wonder what really is the cause of young kids committing crimes. He obviously didn’t do it for the satisfaction since he immediately told his parents. It truly just seemed like a moment of anger and something horrible resulted from it. A lesson to be learned; think before you do.
Kyle Maines's comment, June 14, 2013 4:27 PM
This is sad. What kind of argument among teenagers triggers this kind of response? Clearly overreacting since nothing like this should ever happen. I'd say that this teenager has some issues that need sorting out, and hopefully he gets that.
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No point reporting rape says mum of victim whose attacker is free


Mum says she would now tell girls not to report rape after the sentence for her daughter's attacker
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Fox News guest Scottie Nell Hughes says Fox Business host raped her, then Fox News blacklisted her

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Transgender Woman Forced To Show 'Prosthetic Penis' During Shoplifting Search

Transgender Woman Forced To Show 'Prosthetic Penis' During Shoplifting Search | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A transgender woman alleges that she was coerced into showing her “prosthetic penis” to a grocery store cashier after being accused of shoplifting by an off-duty sheriff’s officer and employees of the business.
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Probe into N.J. sheriff's officer's kinky past complete, source says

Probe into N.J. sheriff's officer's kinky past complete, source says | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The Hudson County Sheriff's Office has completed its investigation into a rookie officer's dominatrix-film past and she is expected to face a disciplinary hearing within the next few weeks, a source told The Jersey Journal.

First-year Sheriff's Offficer Kristen Hyman has been on administrative leave from the job since early June after failing to disclose her prior work as a dominatrix, which included making videos and seeing private clients. The disciplinary hearing could lead to punishment as severe as termination.
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Homeless man accused of trying to rape 18-year-old in NE Portland home

Homeless man accused of trying to rape 18-year-old in NE Portland home | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
basement of a Northeast Portland home on Aug. 31 has been indicted on six charges, including first-degree sex abuse and attempted first-degree rape.
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Man Allegedly Kills Mother in ICU at New Hampshire's Largest Hospital

Man Allegedly Kills Mother in ICU at New Hampshire's Largest Hospital | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Although authorities have released little information about Frink, a 2013 article says his wife and son were found dead in a running car in an apartment complex. Police suspected that alcohol played a role.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock president Joanne Conroy praised her staff, saying everyone did exactly what they had leanred to do in active shooter trainings.

“You became very creative over the hours. One team set up a MASH unit in the parking lot and saw over 40 patients, removed stitches, changed dressings and scheduled those patients to return later this week for follow up,” says Conroy. “For those that sheltered in place, thank you for the care and comfort you gave to patients and their families during this stressful time.”
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Couple arrested in California had dead body in their SUV

Couple arrested in California had dead body in their SUV | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A homeless couple was arrested after deputies found a decomposing body in their SUV with their daughter, Central California authorities said.
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Jasmine Lowery's comment, September 13, 7:26 PM
I just can’t even wrap my mind around this at all. Why is a family driving around with dead body. And to make matters worse the couple knew the person they killed while their 13 year old daughter had to sit next to person they killed. Murder charges and child endangerment yes this just horrible in every way. I will definitely want to gather and understanding of this case once it unfolds.
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Chicago Block Patrolled By Moms Goes Two Years Without a Fatal Shooting

Chicago Block Patrolled By Moms Goes Two Years Without a Fatal Shooting | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A group of Chicago mothers who have been patrolling a two-block stretch of South Stewart Avenue in the city’s Englewood neighborhood are celebrating three summers without a fatal shooting. “We’re doing better than most neighborhoods in Chicago and we’re definitely doing better than most areas in Englewood,” Tamar Manasseh, a mother of two who grew …
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Samara Taber's comment, September 17, 10:14 PM
I think community groups like this can act as a powerful agent for change. I used to live on the south side of Chicago and have watched over the last 5 years the area I used to live in rapidly degrade, I can guess primarily because many of the chief gang leaders have been jailed and there isn't any community based policy.
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This group is putting women at the center of the battle to fix California's bail system

This group is putting women at the center of the battle to fix California's bail system | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Gina Clayton, shown with her grandmother Velma Halliburton in Venice, founded the Essie Justice Group, a support network for women whose loved ones are in prison. (Christina House / For The Times)
By Jazmine Ulloa Contact Reporter Crime Jerry Brown

As a public defender in New York City, Gina Clayton realized the cash bail system used in most state courts across the country was placing a heavy burden on women. The grandmothers and mothers who visited her office bailed relatives out so often that they knew several bond agents by name.

Often the women navigated complicated contracts and paid high fees alone, she said. Many ended up swimming in debt. Some lost their homes.

Frustrated with the daily churn of cases, she moved back to her hometown, Los Angeles, four years ago. She had a mission.

“I wanted to know what mass incarceration was doing to women in this country,” Clayton, 34, recalled at her grandmother’s home in Venice. And she wanted to find a more meaningful way to help, she said.

So she founded the Essie Justice Group, a support network for women whose loved ones are in prison. The organization has been one of several civil rights and advocacy nonprofits that have pushed a hotly debated state legislative package to overhaul how courts grant offenders bail before trial in California. After one those bills stalled in the Assembly, Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday delayed action on a second, identical bill until next year, but pledged to continue working on the issue with members from all three branches of government.
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Bulldog Gang leaders arrested in probe of sex trafficking, gun and drug sales

Bulldog Gang leaders arrested in probe of sex trafficking, gun and drug sales | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it

Fresno police and multiple federal agencies Friday announced the arrest of Bulldog Gang leaders allegedly involved in human trafficking and sales of firearms and narcotics. Jim Guy The Fresno Bee

Fresno police and multiple federal agencies Friday announced the arrest of Bulldog Gang leaders allegedly involved in human trafficking and sales of firearms and narcotics in an operation dubbed “Alpha Dog” that involved extensive use of wiretaps on gang shot callers since 2016.

Dyer labeled those arrested “the scum of the earth” for trafficking in women and girls, some in their early teens. He said the operation, in which the department partnered with the FBI, DEA, ATF, Homeland Security and other agencies, “clearly demonstrates that the ‘untouchables’ are ‘touchable.’ ”

Drugs were distributed and females were coerced into prostitution in areas as far ranging as New York, Iowa and Texas.

Thursday morning, officers served 13 federal and state search warrants and 25 arrest warrants. There were 32 arrests, and several gang members, including Gabriel Gomez, 26, Daniel Villanueva, 19, and Gerrick Travis Tyrell Franklin, 27, remain at large. Thirteen pounds of methamphetamine and multiple firearms, including a fully automatic machine gun, were seized.

The chief said wiretaps on gang members allowed officers to intervene to stop six gang shootings and led to the arrest of gang member Alberto Perez, 30, who bragged about shooting his target on a Fresno freeway on June 26, although the victim turned out to be an innocent party. A total of 630,000 “communication intercepts” took place during the operation.

U.S. Attorney Phillip Talbert said the indictment will show guns were sold outside Fresno-area restaurants and Fashion Fair mall. Pistols had serial numbers obliterated and agents also recovered a “ghost gun,” an assault weapon created without numbers. Automobiles that were seized included a Porsche Panamera and a Mercedes AMG.

Fresno County District Attorney Lisa Smittcamp emphasized that the human trafficking victims, sent to cities where they were forced to take drugs and work around the clock for pimps, often face years, or even a lifetime, recovering from their exploitation.

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Mother charged in suspected revenge killing over daughter’s rape

Mother charged in suspected revenge killing over daughter’s rape | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A Florida woman was arrested on a murder charge for allegedly luring a teen into the woods and killing him because she believes he raped her young daughter.

Connie Serbu, 41, phoned police herself after the July 2016 murder, telling them she had confronted 18-year-old Xavier Sierra about sexually assaulting her daughter, the Naples Daily News reported.

Detectives during their investigation learned the mother-of-two texted the teenager asking for help building a bunk bed in exchange for money.

“Connie Serbu stated that she planned on confronting Xavier Sierra regarding the molestation of her daughter” when she requested his assistance, according to a criminal complaint cited by the newspaper.

Joined by her 29-year-old brother John Vargas — who was intellectually disabled — Serbu left to pick up Sierra, bringing a pair of guns, two stun guns, a potato to use as a silencer, an ice pick, plastic gloves and paper towels with her.

When Sierra got into the car, Vargas questioned Sierra about the sexual assault while Serbu drove them to a wooded area. When they arrived at their destination, Sierra tried to run away but in the end, was unable to escape, according to the complaint.

Sierra and Vargas at one point wrestled over a gun. Vargas, who was reportedly struck first, suffered a gunshot wound during the scuffle and later died from his wounds.
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Jasmine Lowery's comment, September 13, 7:30 PM
A mother is arrested for murdering an 18 who she thought was responsible for raping her teenage daughter. Connie Serbu murder of Xavier Sierra was definitely premeditated she texted him lured him into the woods with stun guns, silencer and gloves. Even if he had been responsible for her daughter’s rape now there is more trauma,scaring and pain because now two families are now destroyed. It’s just sickening and impulsive act of murder is not a way to rightful take care of a situation especially since she is now in prison. Even if he had been the one to sexually assault her daughter that did not give Serbu the right to be judge,jury,and executioner.

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New police chief launches High Five Fridays - WS Chronicle

New police chief launches High Five Fridays - WS Chronicle | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Police Chief Catrina Thompson, and more than a dozen officers, greeted students with hugs, high fives at Kimberley Park Elementary School.
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Riley Landeis's comment, September 10, 7:55 PM
Seems like a great idea to improve community relations with the police when it seems that attitudes towards the police have become very toxic as of late. If more departments did things like this, cops may be seen in a more positive light.
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Why I Don’t Identify With Feminism, Even When It’s Intersectional · Global Voices

Why I Don’t Identify With Feminism, Even When It’s Intersectional · Global Voices | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
"In a space where my vitality is neither disrespected, ignored nor discarded, I, as a black woman, can thrive."
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Samara Taber's comment, September 17, 10:18 PM
I found this article quite powerful. I hear the author's point of view regarding intersectional feminism not meeting her needs and being exhausted from trying to insert her point of view in the feminist movement, which is primarily one lead by white women.
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Georgia Tech shooting: Victim called police to scene of fatal encounter

Georgia Tech shooting: Victim called police to scene of fatal encounter | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A Georgia Tech senior who was fatally shot by police made the 911 call that brought officers to the scene, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.
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Georgia Tech Student-Activist Shot Dead by Campus Police

Georgia Tech Student-Activist Shot Dead by Campus Police | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it

A engineering student who was also an LGBTQ activist was shot and killed by Georgia Tech campus police on Saturday night, officials said Sunday.

The school identified the victim as Scout Schultz, 21, a fourth year engineering student from Lilburn, Georgia, who police said was armed with a knife. They made contact with him outside of a campus parking garage after they received a 911 call at 11:17 p.m. on Saturday, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The original call reported that Schultz was also carrying a gun, officials said.

In a video taken by a witness, Schultz can be heard yelling "Shoot me!" at police, as they tell him to drop the knife.

"Nobody wants to hurt you," an officer says in the video.

But as Schultz continued to ignore the officers commands and stepped forward with the knife, a single shot rang out and Schultz's screams can be heard.

The young engineering student was transported to and later died at Grady Memorial Hospital.

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Bill Seeks To Drop Some Offenders From Megan's Law Website

Bill Seeks To Drop Some Offenders From Megan's Law Website | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A California senator who believes the state's sex offender registry is broken says sex offenders may no longer have to register for life.
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Teen’s Suicide Raises Concerns of School Policies, Child Porn Laws

Teen’s Suicide Raises Concerns of School Policies, Child Porn Laws | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A 16-year-old’s suicide in January has raised questions for both school administrators and law enforcement officials on how to handle possible child pornography crimes involving young students.

The parents of Corey Walgren have sued his school for the way it handled the discovery of a sex video between the teen and a female classmate, reports CNN.

Back in January, Walgren was called into the dean’s office at Naperville North High School to discuss the sex video. Two hours later, Walgren jumped to his death from the top of a five-story parking garage.

Maureen and Doug Walgren have alleged the school traumatized their son by warning him that he could be charged and forced to register as a sex offender for the video. They are seeking $5 million in damages.

“They scared the hell out of the kid, and that’s what drove Corey to kill himself,” says Terry Ekl, the Walgren’s attorney.

Knowledge of the video came after the female classmate who was having sex with Walgren in the video filed a complaint to the school. She had learned about the existence of the video the same day Walgren committed suicide. She says Walgren made the video without her permission.


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Walgren showed the video to four friends but did not redistribute it. Neither student was visible, but the video’s audio could be heard.
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‘What Were You Wearing?’ exhibit at KU takes aim at sexual assault myth

‘What Were You Wearing?’ exhibit at KU takes aim at sexual assault myth | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
There’s a form-fitting, bright red minidress.
There’s also some workout clothes, a button-up shirt with slacks, a nightshirt, a man’s T-shirt and cargo pants, and a couple child-size sundresses.
None of those outfits invited the people wearing them to be sexually assaulted, an installation on view this week at the University of Kansas reminds us.
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8 killed in shooting at Dallas Cowboys watch party in Plano, police say

8 killed in shooting at Dallas Cowboys watch party in Plano, police say | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it

Police at the scene in Plano, where the police chief said, "We've never had a shooting of this magnitude."
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Victims knew the gunman, Plano police chief says
A Plano officer fatally shot the gunman at the scene, authorities say
(CNN)A man shot and killed eight people at a Dallas-area home where people had gathered to watch a Dallas Cowboys football game on TV, authorities say.

A police officer who was called to the home in Plano on Sunday shot and killed the gunman there, authorities said. The gunman was Spencer James Hight, according to the Plano Police Department.
One of the victims, Meredith Hight, 27, was the estranged wife of the gunman, officials said Tuesday. At a news conference on Monday, Plano Police Chief Greg Rushin had said the gunman had a connection to the house.
The other victims were Anthony Cross, 33; Olivia Deffner, 24; James Dunlop, 29; Darryl Hawkins, 22; Rion Morgan, 31; Myah Bass, 28; and Caleb Edwards, 25, the Plano Police Department said in a news release.
"We've never had a shooting of this magnitude. We've never seen this many victims before. It's just a terrible event," Rushin said.
Calls reporting multiple gunshots came in to Plano Police dispatch around 8 p.m. Sunday. An officer nearby approached the residence two minutes later, where he heard gunfire and found shooting victims in the backyard, Rushin said.
The officer "showed great bravery," immediately engaging and fatally shooting the armed suspect who was inside the residence, Rushin said.
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Body of missing pregnant woman found in river

Body of missing pregnant woman found in river | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Police have found the body of a 22-year-old woman who was missing for more than a week.

Savanna Greywind, of Fargo, N.D., was last seen at her apartment Aug. 19. She was eight months pregnant. Authorities found a newborn in one of the apartment complexes Thursday and believe the infant is Greywind's child.


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Fargo Police Chief David Todd said Sunday that Greywind's body was pulled out of the Red River, just outside of Moorhead, KARE reported.

Todd said the family has been notified.

Police previously arrested two of Greywind's neighbors, a 32-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman, on suspicion of conspiracy to commit kidnapping.

Prosecutors in North Dakota say a woman charged in the disappearance of a pregnant woman admitted taking advantage of the woman in an attempt to get her baby.
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Victim's Boyfriend Arrested in 1992 Cold Case Killing

A man suspected of killing his girlfriend during a custody battle over their young daughter has been arrested more than two decades later.
"They had a young daughter together, we do believe there was some time of argument, and that argument stemmed from a custody battle and that is when the event occurred," said Sheriff Lt. Kenn Nelson.
The child is now in her mid-20's, and was raised by the suspect's parents in Boston.
Homicide detectives from the San Diego County Sheriff's Department (SDSO) announced the arrest in the 25-year-old cold case on Tuesday. Investigators said they solved the case with some good old-fashioned detective work.
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Human Trafficking in Europe: the "Juju Curse" of Nigerian Prostitutes | Leo Igwe

Human Trafficking in Europe: the "Juju Curse" of Nigerian Prostitutes | Leo Igwe | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The “juju curse” is not a solid reason for Nigerian women remaining as sex slaves in Europe. Scratch below the surface, and another narrative appears.
After reading The juju curse that binds trafficked Nigerian women into sex slavery by Lorenzo Tondo and Annie Kelly in The Guardian recently, I said one emphatic thing to myself: enough!

Yes, enough of this sweet, flimsy nonsense in the Western press. There is a need to critically assess this cheap narrative that is being peddled to explain the trafficking of Nigerian women and modern sex slavery in Europe. Western journalists, NGO workers, and their African collaborators know better and could do better. They definitely understand the issues at stake; for some reason they have chosen to shy away from them.
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Texas man arrested in ex-wife's disappearance day of Harvey

Texas man arrested in ex-wife's disappearance day of Harvey | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The body of a Texas real estate agent was found in a marshy wooded area Saturday more than two weeks after she disappeared the day Hurricane Harvey made landfall, authorities said.

The woman's ex-husband, 44-year-old Steven McDowell, was charged with murder, and booked into Chambers County Jail, awaiting bail to be set.

Crystal McDowell, a 37-year-old real estate agent and mother of two, vanished Aug. 25, the day Harvey landed in the Gulf Coast area of southeast Texas, Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne said Sunday.

She went missing after telling her boyfriend, Paul Hargrave, that she was headed to her ex-husband's house to pick up her children, ages 5 and 8.

Her uncle reported her missing the following day.

"I knew immediately she was deceased," McDowell's friend Morgan Raimondi told the Houston Chronicle.

"When Steve decided that if he couldn't have her, nobody else could, he also made the decision for her children, her family and her friends," Raimondi said of the suspected killer, even before charges were finalized.

Floodwaters and rain hampered the search, but McDowell's partially submerged car was found at a Motel 6 off an interstate highway. Authorities traced the last ping from her cellphone to a marshy area in Baytown, Texas, within a couple of days of her disappearance. By Sept. 2, the roads had cleared enough for search crews to scour parts of Baytown near the final cell phone ping, but they initially came up empty-handed.
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Seven people found shot to death in Texas home, shooter killed

Seven people found shot to death in Texas home, shooter killed | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it

Police gather outside a Plano, Texas, home where eight people, including the shooter, were killed.  (WFAA 8 NEWS)
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NICOLE HENSLEY
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Updated: Monday, September 11, 2017, 12:35 AM
A Texas police officer shot a suspected gunman dead and found seven more slain inside a suburban Dallas home Sunday night.

A flurry of gunfire led authorities to the gruesome discovery inside a Plano home around 8 p.m., police said.

The first cop to the crime scene confronted the shooter inside and shot him dead, Plano police spokesman Officer David Tilley told reporters.

Two more people were wounded in the deadly attack and rushed to a hospital near the Dallas suburb. Their conditions were not immediately known.

Police said all the victims were adults.

Witness Crystal Sugg said she heard a man and woman arguing moments before he gunfire.

“As she was going to the house, he started letting go. Just started releasing,” Sugg told WFAA-TV.

The Dallas Morning reports that the shooting took place during a Dallas Cowboys watch party as the football team battled the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium.  

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DIGITAL EXTRA: Extended Interview with Former Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau

DIGITAL EXTRA: Extended Interview with Former Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it

September 07, 2017 04:19 PM

On Thursday, Former Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau sat down with KSTP's Bill Lunn for an interview.

During the interview, Harteau spoke about the fatal shooting of Justine Damond, the police department's body camera policy and current state of police/community relations.
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