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  • Expression
    5 years ago
    by Mikey81
    +4 +1

    How Googling Unmasks Child Abuse

    The real story about child maltreatment during the recession is a grim one. I spent months studying this topic, using a number of different data sources, including Google search queries. I found that the Great Recession caused a significant increase in child abuse and neglect. But far fewer of these cases were reported to authorities, with much of the drop due to slashed budgets for teachers, nurses, doctors and child protective service workers.

  • Analysis
    3 years ago
    by wildcard
    +22 +1

    Justice Department Finds Pattern of Police Bias and Excessive Force in Ferguson

    Police officers in Ferguson, Mo., have routinely violated the constitutional rights of the city’s black residents, the Justice Department has concluded in a scathing report that accuses the officers of using excessive force and making unjustified traffic stops for years. The Justice Department, which opened its investigation after a white Ferguson police officer shot and killed a black teenager last summer, says the discrimination was fueled in part by racial stereotypes held by city officials.

  • Unspecified
    3 years ago
    by AdelleChattre
    +11 +1

    Congress’ Watchdog Thinks America Can’t Afford the F-35

    New report reads like a passive-aggressive letter between spouses

  • Expression
    3 years ago
    by tukka
    +18 +1

    How I Found the Strength to End My Relationship with an Abusive Girlfriend

    I met Angelo on a film set in Berlin. We'd both been booked for a German TV commercial. The producers were worried that the all blond-haired, blue-eyed cast would send out the wrong message, so they'd done a last-minute search of out-of-work non-German actors in the city and found Angelo, a black Canadian, and me, a ginger Paddy. There was a lot of downtime on the shoot, so Angelo and I got to talking. But our conversations kept getting interrupted...

  • Analysis
    3 years ago
    by KondoR
    +2 +1

    Sex trafficking: Lifelong struggle of exploited children

    In the US, poverty, deprivation and exploitation draw thousands of its own children down into a dark underworld that offers few ways out. It is a world few Americans are aware of. But tens of thousands of American children are thought to be sexually exploited every year. It's believed that every night hundreds are sold for sex.

  • Video/Audio
    2 years ago
    by wildcard
    +8 +1

    Soldier uses GoPro to prove wife's domestic abuse

    It was a low blow, captured on a man's GoPro that has led Pinellas County Deputies to put his estranged wife in jail. "This is just one of many instances where I've had to use the camera to either prove her guilt or prove my innocence and that's the only reason I am carrying it," said Michael who recorded the attack. 10 News is protecting his identity since he is a victim of domestic violence.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by everlost
    +57 +1

    Emotional abuse to become illegal under new domestic abuse law

    A new offence of emotional abuse and controlling behaviour has been announced by the government. The Home Office is giving police in England and Wales new powers in a drive to crack down on domestic abuse. At the moment the government's definition of domestic violence recognizes the impact of threatening behaviour but it has never been a law.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by TNY
    +45 +1

    A hazing ritual forced Chinese female flight attendants into overhead bins

    The tradition, imposed by men, supposedly marks the women's first 30 to 50 hours of flight service. To make it as a female flight attendant in China, you must have the body of a model and the strength of a martial artist. Each of the coveted positions attracts thousands of applicants — an interest that has little abated despite routinely documented abuse. At China Southern Airlines, worthy candidates must be no older than 24 and above average height.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by geoleo
    +61 +1

    Japan urged to ban manga child abuse images

    Japan must ban sexually abusive images of children in manga comics, despite claims that such a move would threaten freedom of expression, the UN’s special envoy on child protection has said. Maud de Boer-Buquicchio praised Japan for passing a law last year that banned the possession of abusive images of children, but said it contained loopholes that allowed exploitation to continue.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by jasont
    +36 +1

    Plans to Close Guantanamo Bay Prison Expected Next Week

    Guantanamo Bay, the prison infamous for reports of prisoner abuse, torture, and illegal interrogation methods, might finally be shut down. President Obama announced on his first day in office that the closing of Guantanamo Bay was a top priority, but he and his administration have so far been frustrated by the lack of progress on that front. However, the New York Times reports that the Pentagon's finalized plans for closing the prison are expect in the coming weeks.

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by baron778
    0 +1

    Internet trolls have learned to exploit our over-militarized police. It's a crime that's hard to stop — and hard to prosecute.

    Early one weekend morning in January 2014, Janet was sleeping fitfully in her parents’ home in Toronto. A junior studying elementary education at a nearby college, she had gone home for the weekend in a state of nervous collapse. For months, someone going by the name ‘‘Obnoxious’’ had been harassing her online. He had called her cellphone repeatedly and sent her threatening texts. Worst of all, he had threatened to ‘‘swat’’ her at school...

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by Nelson
    +34 +1

    Mexican activist killed; searched for missing students

    When he felt authorities weren't doing enough to protect his hometown, he organized more than 100 women to police the streets. When 43 students went missing in a controversial case that drew global attention to Mexico's struggles with violence and corruption, he led search parties trying to find them. And when more families in his state came forward reporting that their loved ones had disappeared, he organized searches for them, too.

  • Analysis
    2 years ago
    by geoleo
    +51 +1

    Long-Hidden Details Reveal Cruelty of 1972 Munich Attackers

    In September 1992, two Israeli widows went to the home of their lawyer. When the women arrived, the lawyer told them that he had received some photographs during his recent trip to Munich but that he did not think they should view them. When they insisted, he urged them to let him call a doctor who could be present when they did.

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by AdelleChattre
    +25 +1

    “My Ex Stalked Me For 11 Years”

    Women’s rights advocate Julie Lalonde was stalked by an ex-boyfriend for over a decade—and kept silent about it. Now she’s finally able to share her story.

  • Analysis
    2 years ago
    by imokruok
    +25 +1

    Profit and Abuse at Homes for the Profoundly Disabled

    While evidence of abuse of the disabled has piled up for decades, one for-profit company has used its deep pockets and influence to bully weak regulators and evade accountability

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by AdelleChattre
    +22 +1

    Woven

    Every story I have ever told has a kind of breach to it, I think. You could say that my writing isn’t quite right. That all the beginnings have endings in them. By Lidia Yuknavitch.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by zritic
    +36 +1

    Nearly 50,000 sign petition to ban pro-rape pick-up artist

    Nearly 50,000 people have signed a petition calling for the Scottish government to ban events planned by a self-described pick-up artist who has said rape should be legal. Daryush Valizadeh says he has organised nine meetups – although he will not be present – for followers across the UK this weekend, including in Glasgow, Edinburgh, London and Cardiff. Cat Boyd started the petition on Monday, calling on politicians in Holyrood to stop Valizadeh...

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by Pfennig88
    +8 +1

    7-Eleven workers 'physically intimidated', 'beaten'

    Last year, ABC's Four Corners program and Fairfax revealed workers at the convenience stores were systematically paid about half the minimum wage. Many of those affected were foreign workers. The convenience store chain set up an independent panel to assess the claims of about 20,000 past and present workers from the convenience store's franchises. The head of the panel, Professor Allan Fels, has told a senate committee several employees faced threats from franchisees.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by sauce
    +7 +1

    BBC Radio Couple Face Child Sex Charges

    Two BBC radio presenters have been charged with sex offences involving four children. Tony and Julie Wadsworth, who have worked for the broadcaster's local stations in Leicester and Birmingham, are due to appear in Warwickshire Magistrates' Court on 11 May. Tony Wadsworth, 68, of Broughton Astley, Leicestershire, has been charged with five counts of inciting a boy under the age of 16 to commit an act of gross indecency. His wife, 58-year-old Julie, has been charged...

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by jedlicka
    +23 +1

    Pedophile ex-priest gets 29 years

    A depraved former priest was able to carry out a decade-long reign of abuse against three girls and nine boys because he was protected by the Catholic Church, a Sydney judge says. Loud applause broke out in court on Monday as John Joseph Farrell was led from the dock after being sentenced to 29 years behind bars for his crimes in Moree and Tamworth, in country NSW. Victims and their loved ones packed into the courtroom at Sydney's Downing Centre District Court...

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by canuck
    +30 +1

    'Britain's worst paedophile' faces 22 life sentences for abusing 200 children

    A British paedophile who wrote a manual on how to abuse children and sold videos of himself raping children and babies online is facing as many as 22 life sentences after admitting an unprecedented number of child sex offences. Richard Huckle, 30 from Ashford in Kent, pleaded guilty to 71 offences including rape, sexual assault and grooming following an nine-year campaign of abuse against children in Malaysia.

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by spaceghoti
    +2 +1

    Trial of Faith

    Every faithful or once faithful member of their respective religion should be familiar with the idea of a “trial of faith”. When hardship and tragedy strike, we are told that God is testing us. We are expected to endure and remain faithful through our trials, and after… AFTER… we will be blessed. There are many explanations for why the troubling experiences we have supposedly bring us closer to God. Mostly though, God just wants to see how much he can fuck with you before you give up on him.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by Chubros
    +30 +1

    Turkey accused of legalising sex with children

    Turkey's constitutional court has prompted anger after voting to scrap a law that automatically categorises sexual acts with children between the ages of 12 and 15 as sexual abuse. Judges in the country's highest court voted to annul the provision by a narrow margin, in response to an application from a district court which complained the law did not differentiate between age groups in cases of child sexual abuse. The complaint also said the law failed to take into account the “consent” of victims in cases where the child victim was between the ages of 12...

  • Video/Audio
    2 years ago
    by Maternitus
    +7 +1

    Real Men Do Cry

    A groundbreaking and sensitive documentary portraying the real stories and experiences of male victims of domestic abuse in the UK.

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by spaceghoti
    +14 +1

    I Let My Husband Rape Me, and Here’s Why…

    Abuse is progressive. This is how it gets from point A to point B.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by Nelson
    +18 +1

    'Mentally ill' Chinese girl, 8, tied to a tree for six years

    An eight-year-old Chinese girl has been tied to a tree outside her grandparents' home for six years because she suffers from mental illness. Zhao Ziyi’s grandparents said they first strapped her to the tree outside their home in 2010 after she became mentally ill and started to hit people, Henan Television reported. The girl was filmed barefoot with ropes tied around her neck and chest when reporters visited her home, in Henan province, in September.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by spaceghoti
    +10 +1

    Louisiana child law violates priest's religious freedom, judge rules

    A Louisiana judge has struck down a state requirement that clergy members report suspected child abuse even if they learn about it during a private confessional.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by timex
    +11 +1

    ‘Every second woman suffers domestic violence in Pakistan’

    Every second woman in Pakistan suffers from some form of domestic violence that has an extremely damaging effect on her physical and mental well-being, said Dr Tazeen Saeed Ali during a session held on Saturday as part of the three-day national health sciences research symposium being organised at the Aga Khan University (AKU).

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by melaniee
    +24 +1

    Victims' group withdraws from historical child sex abuse inquiry

    The largest victims' group in the independent inquiry into historical child sex abuse has left the process, calling it an "unpalatable circus". The BBC has been told the Shirley Oaks Survivors Association, which represents 600 victims who lived in children's homes run by Lambeth Council, has lost confidence in the inquiry's leadership. It had threatened to withdraw before - questioning the inquiry's independence.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by Chubros
    +8 +1

    Brits urged not to report Dubai crimes after 'gang-raped' woman arrest

    A charity is advising UK nationals not to report rapes to the Dubai police after a sex attack victim was arrested when she went to the authorities for help. The 25-year-old woman was locked up by police after telling them she had been gang-raped by two British men in a Dubai hotel room. She has reportedly been released on bail but had her passport confiscated and could face charges of having extra-marital sex. Radha Stirling, the founder of Detained in Dubai, told the Independent that Dubai police assumed Western women were "looking for it".

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by capoti
    +13 +1

    White Helmets Movie: Updated Evidence From Swedish Doctors Confirm Fake ‘Lifesaving’ and Malpractices on Children

    This article reports updated findings I obtained in a further examination of videos published by the White Helmets, and which aimed to represent consequences of an alleged gas attack in Sarmine in March 2015 [See my first report of March 6, 2017]. [1] The videos depict a medical rescuing scenario focused on ‘lifesaving’ procedures on children.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by zritic
    +11 +1

    Jewish fanatics torture, try to kill 8-year-old boy in West Bank

    A Palestinian child from Beit Furik town in Nablus survived certain death on Wednesday after Jewish settlers kidnapped and tortured him inside their settlement. Local sources told reporters that eight-year-old Bashar Ghazal was found in the illegal Itamar settlement, handcuffed and injured as a result of his exposure to severe torture at the hands of extremist settlers.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by dynamite
    +9 +1

    60 Years of Cover-up Exposed: Medical experiments on missing Yemenite children

    The Israeli Knesset has, after sixty years of cover-up, exposed one of the most lurid scandals in the history of Israeli medicine. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, inspired by Ben Gurion’s philosophy that Israel must populate itself via Jewish immigration to compete with the Arabs, Israel airlifted tens of thousands of Yemenite Jews and resettled them.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by melaniee
    +16 +1

    Cambodian female workers in Nike, Asics and Puma factories suffer mass faintings

    Women working in Cambodian factories supplying some of the world’s best-known sportswear brands are suffering from repeated mass faintings linked to conditions. Over the past year more than 500 workers in four factories supplying to Nike, Puma, Asics and VF Corporation were hospitalised. The most serious episode, recorded over three days in November, saw 360 workers collapse. The brands confirmed the incidents...

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by everlost
    +12 +1

    New Zealand man died after being tied to bed in Japanese hospital, says family

    A New Zealand man has died after allegedly being forcibly tied to a bed in a Japanese psychiatric hospital for 10 days. Kelly Savage, 27, who also had US citizenship, died in May after a massive heart attack at the Yamato municipal hospital, where he was admitted on 30 April following a manic episode with psychotic features. His family believes the heart attack was the result of deep vein thrombosis, which he developed after...