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[Criminal sexual conduct] victims face convicted ex-USA Gymnastics doctor in court
Nassar, 54, has pleaded guilty to a total of 10 counts of criminal sexual conduct in two counties in Michigan, and could face life in prison.
Nassar already faces 60 years in prison after being convicted of child pornography charges.
A civil lawsuit has been filed [ALSO] on behalf of about 100 of Nassar's victims. Their attorney, John Manly, has said the total number could be as high as 160.

Tough recovery ahead after California siblings [TORTURE]
Booked on suspicion of torture and child endangerment, the parents' bail was set at $9 million each.

"The police are notoriously inept at handling sexual-assault cases."
Jane Doe v. Harvey Weinstein, et al.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Jan 19th, 2018 at 06:20:58 PM EST
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NJ Court Tosses Conviction on 2012 Assault Spree
"We are glad the New Jersey Supreme Court made clear that there's no place in our legal system to use a criminal defendant's immigration status to prejudice a jury against him."
Sweden Sees Spike in Rapes Amid Migrants' Speculated Prevalence in Sex Offenses
"While experts attribute this spike in women being increasingly encouraged to report all forms of harassment that would have been ignored in the past, this may only be the tip of the iceberg, as only 11 percent of victims of sexual offenses reported incidents to the police."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Jan 19th, 2018 at 08:15:45 PM EST
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"Women and Minorities" Edition: Choose one.
New study shows prevalence of unreported Islamaphobic incidents against Muslim women in GTA
"I believe the same is true for hate crimes against Muslim women. Actual reported hate crimes are just a tip of the iceberg of what we're experiencing in the city."

The women Ahmad spoke to ranged across age and race. The youngest was 18; the oldest, 58. Nine were Black Muslims. Fourteen out of 21 were mothers, some grandmothers -- their children witnessed the targeted attacks against them. Eighteen of them wore a hijab or niqab.

Their stories "humbled" Ahmad. She expected her social media call out for participants in June 2017 to bring forward university students and activists. Instead she got "aunties" ...

Girl's claim that man cut hijab with scissors is disputed by Canadian police
Her mother urged police to treat the incident as a hate crime. The story made international headlines and drew public condemnation from the Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau.

"It's something that received, quite understandably, a lot of media and social media attention and I know it caused significant concern, as it should," Pugash said.

Pugash declined to say whether the girl had acknowledged that the incident had not happened. He said police would not take a step like this unless they were absolutely confident.

Hell no.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Jan 21st, 2018 at 09:33:27 PM EST
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