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Have you seen this suspect in Westfield Topanga mall kidnapping, sexual assault?

Have you seen this suspect in Westfield Topanga mall kidnapping, sexual assault? | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The LAPD was searching Monday for the man who robbed and sexually assaulted a 19-year-old woman, after kidnapping her at knifepoint from Westfield Topanga mall, officials said.
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Paige Daugherty's comment, July 28, 2013 3:03 AM
What I find so surprising about this is that no one was in the parking garage to help this woman. I would imagine that she did not get into this car willingly and that the man would have had to be outside of his car to physically force the women into the car. This is sad to me, because that is how much of America functions in a “It’s not my business” manner. I have had a similar experience where a drunk personal stole my phone outside of a bar, three men just stood there and did nothing. It wasn’t until I asked them “Are all of you really going to just stand there?” that one of them ran after the man. People do not like to get involved, as a society I feel that we have very little sense of community and that’s why many of the crimes continue to occur more often.
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ISIS Fed Yazidi Sex Slave Her 1-Year-Old Son After Starving Her For 3 Days, Iraqi MP Says

ISIS Fed Yazidi Sex Slave Her 1-Year-Old Son After Starving Her For 3 Days, Iraqi MP Says | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A Yazidi sex slave captured by the Islamic State Group (ISIS) was deceived into consuming her own 1-year-old child after being starved for three days, an Iraqi politician, Vian Dakhil told the Egyptian TV channel Extra News Monday, according to several reports.

Dakhil said during the interview that the unidentified Yazidi woman was left to starve for three consecutive days in an Iraqi basement and then unwittingly ate her own son when the barbaric guards provided the food to her. “One of the women whom we managed to retrieve from ISIS said that she was held in a cellar for three days without food or water,” Dakhil said during the interview, according to a translation by the Middle East Media Research Institute.

“Afterwards, they brought her a plate of rice and meat. She ate the food because she was very hungry,” she said.
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Shocking story that illustrates the types of crimes perpetrated under the cover of war.
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Child-predator sting operation leads to more than 100 arrests in SoCal

Child-predator sting operation leads to more than 100 arrests in SoCal | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Authorities shared that a two-month multi-agency sting operation resulted in the arrests of more than 100 online child sex predators, including teachers and educators in Southern California.
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Manson follower, longest-serving female inmate, seeks parole

Manson follower, longest-serving female inmate, seeks parole | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Officials denied parole Thursday for convicted killer Patricia Krenwinkel - a follower of cult leader Charles Manson - after considering whether battered women's syndrome affected her state of mind at the time of the notorious murders nearly five decades ago in California.
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Husband guilty of raping wife after South LA attack: Facing life in prison - MyNewsLA.com

Husband guilty of raping wife after South LA attack: Facing life in prison - MyNewsLA.com | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
One day after convicting a man of trying to kill his estranged wife at her South Los Angeles home, jurors found him guilty Tuesday of spousal rape.
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Officials: Doctor in Abuse Case Wanted to Impregnate Women

Officials: Doctor in Abuse Case Wanted to Impregnate Women | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
A brain surgeon charged with sexually abusing children sought to impregnate women to create more victims and had been suspected of molesting youngsters for two decades, Northern California prosecutor
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Boan White's comment, June 27, 4:48 PM
So not only do we have to worry about paying for expensive medical bills but also whether our doctor is going to rape, molest, or abuse us? Aren't all those with medical licenses supposed to have background chocks or something? How can we trust any kind of doctor if monster like Dr. James Kohut are allowed to have a medical license.
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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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That disgusting how can any mother think that locking there kids in a sweltering car is a good way to teach children a lesson. Its horrendous.
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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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State Police quietly probed mistreatment of female recruits

State Police quietly probed mistreatment of female recruits | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The letter was discovered by a sergeant last November on a shared computer drive at the State Police Academy. It was an anonymous plea for help from a young trooper detailing serious accusations that male training officers were drinking with female recruits in their dorm rooms and at bars near the agency’s Albany headquarters.

The author, believed to be a newly appointed trooper, sought help from a counselor for a fellow female trooper who she said was taunted by co-workers for her affair with a training officer while attending the academy with more than 200 other recruits. The sergeant delivered the letter to Lt. Christine Baker, who oversees the academy’s Basic School.
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Boan White's comment, June 27, 4:48 PM
This is unbelievable, women have been allowed attend the State Police Academy for at least 30 some odd years. If one is going to be a trooper then they should accept there fellow trooper, regardless of gender, race, color, or religion. Female troopers, recruit or not, should not have to deal with sexual harassment, physical and psychological intimidation, and or rape.
Rob Duke's comment, June 28, 1:01 PM
I think this culture would have to be cultivated by the leaders. As an example all the way back in the late 1980's when I attended Rio Hondo in L.A., I was platoon commander and the tactical staff and managers of the academy stressed to me that it was imperative that I inculcate a culture of helping classmates and that it was a failure if we didn't help everyone succeed. With that in mind, we held clinics after hours to help any trooper who needed help (e.g. getting over the 6' wall & fences). I always knew that it wasn't enough for me to succeed, but that we had to succeed as a group, and that came from leadership. They'd give me these talks and, like the Dread Pirate Roberts say: "good job, Duke, we'll most likely have to fire you tomorrow" which kept me on my toes and further reinforced that they were watching and evaluating constantly.
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Sex trafficking of kids in LA: Rams Inglewood stadium expected to draw underage prostitutes - MyNewsLA.com

Sex trafficking of kids in LA: Rams Inglewood stadium expected to draw underage prostitutes - MyNewsLA.com | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
Los Angeles County law enforcement officials will expand their successful crackdown on sex trafficking of kids on the streets and online in August.
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California reconsiders lifetime registration for sex offenders

California reconsiders lifetime registration for sex offenders | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
The legislation would end automatic lifetime registration for sex offenders, regardless of the seriousness of the crime. Many in law enforcement support it.
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Man Found Guilty of Impersonating Cop to Fondle Women

Man Found Guilty of Impersonating Cop to Fondle Women | Gender and Crime | Scoop.it
An Orange County man was convicted Tuesday of impersonating a police officer to fondle two women in separate incidents in the Hollywood area and order another woman to take off her clothes.
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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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