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Domestic violence victims may be hurt by mandatory arrest laws

Mandatory arrest is a law enforcement policy that was created in an effort to curb domestic violence in the United States. But a recent study by sociologists suggests that the law may be intimidating victims from actually calling the police to report an instance of abuse.

Ander Herrera Opens Up on Wayne Rooney, Louis Van Gaal, Lionel Messi, More

Ander Herrera played only a supporting role in Sunday's biggest Premier League story, being the victim of Steven Gerrard's stamp which saw the Liverpool skipper rapidly dismissed as the Reds lost 2-1 to Manchester United at Anfield. However,...Show More Summary

Mariska Hargitay: ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ Star Could Be Planning To Move Behind The Camera

Mariska Hargitay has made a career out of playing detective Olivia Benson on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, but now she may have a new show business path in mind. The actress has committed 16 years to the NBC police procedural drama, but in recent years has started to slowly move behind the camera. Show More Summary

UNICEF Report Shows Children Make Up One Fifth of Ebola Virus Victims

According to the United Nations Children's Fund's new report, one in five people infected with the Ebola Virus Disease is a child.

Two White Students Banned From Anti-Racism Group At University Campus

Two white students were banned from a meeting by the Racialized Students’ Collective Unit (RSU) in Ontario on March 11. Trevor Hewitt and Julia Knope were informed that since they weren’t victims of racism, they weren’t allowed to participate, the Ryersonian reports. Show More Summary

Who in the United States will be Most Harmed by Ocean Acidification?

In 2007, when Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery in Oregon experienced extreme die-offs of baby oysters, the company became the first known economic victim of ocean acidification in the United States. Ocean acidification continues to worsen as atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations rise. read more

Woman Says United Airlines Flight Attendant Shamed Her For Breastfeeding During Flight

For years now nursing mothers have encountered any number of displeased looks, rude remarks and requests to cover up. A Vancouver mother says she was the latest victim of such a run-in when a flight attendant on a United Airlines flight tossed a blanket to her husband in an attempt to get her to cover up. CNN reports that the … [More]

SEE IT: U.N. exhibit shows Syrian victims of torture

2 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

The shocking casualties from Syria's now 5-year long conflict are on full display at the United Nations.

Victims deserve better than nationwide rape kit backlog

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Every seven minutes a rape occurs somewhere in the United States, yet fewer than half of those reported to police result in an arrest, according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports. One way to catch more rapists would be to eliminate the inexcusable nationwide backlog in laboratory testing of...

UN report shows nearly half of female murder victims worldwide are killed by partners or relatives

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Nearly half of all female murder victims are killed by intimate partners or family members, according to a new United Nations report, while the same is true of about one in every 20 male victims. In 1995, the Fourth World Conference on Women highlighted the human rights violations experienced by...

Greece Can’t Do It Alone: Austerity Victims of the World, Unite!

3 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

By Ismael Hossein-zadeh, Counterpunch For the anti-austerity struggle in Greece and elsewhere to become effective and sustainable, it must be raised from the national level to the international level.

Mariska Hargitay On Olivia Benson: Actress Reveals How Role Made Her Want To Help Others

Mariska Hargitay is speaking out on Olivia Benson and the impact the role has had on her life in a new interview with People Magazine. Hargitay has portrayed Benson for the last 16 years on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and the role has changed her life. Show More Summary

The Ebola Plague: African Heroes and Martyrs

Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh (Photo: World Christian Broadcasting) During the height of the Ebola panic, nurse Kacie Hickox, who cared for Ebola victims in Sierra Leone, was forcibly quarantined in New Jersey on her return to the United States. Show More Summary

U.S. Ambassador To South Korea Injured In Attack: Reports

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

The United States' ambassador to South Korea was the victim of an attack by an armed assailant, Agence-France Presse reported on Wednesday. According to South Korean media, the ambassador, Mark Lippert, was attacked during a lecture. Pictures...Show More Summary

The rate of heroin overdose deaths has nearly tripled in just three years

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

The death rate from heroin overdoses in the United States nearly tripled between 2010 and 2013, and younger white males replaced middle-aged and older black men as the most common victims of the epidemic, the National Center for Health Statistics reported Wednesday.Read full article >>

American Posts Criticism Of His Company In United Arab Emirates On Facebook . . . Company Brings Criminal Charges And Has Him Arrested Upon His Return To The UAE

3 weeks agoNews : Jonathan Turley

We have previously discussed the common criminalization of speech found in Muslim countries (and the increasing criminalization seen in the West). The most recent victim is Ryan Pate, a civilian helicopter mechanic who was arrested for a derogatory comments made on Facebook in the United States toward his employer in the United Arab Emirates, Global […]

John ‘Jack’ Willke, a father of antiabortion movement, dies at 89

John C. Willke, an Ohio physician who helped lead the movement to outlaw abortion in the United States, supplying fellow advocates with arguments that included a widely rebuked claim about a rape victim’s ability to conceive, died Feb. 20 in Cincinnati. He was 89.Read full article >>

Your favorite childhood cartoons become 100% more gangsta when they're voiced by Ice T.

last monthHumor / odd : Happy Place

O.G.I. Joe Ice-T has always been big on subverting our expectations. Nobody saw it coming when the gangsta rapper who recorded "Cop Killer" started playing a detective on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. So it should come as no surprise...Show More Summary

Bradley Cooper Goes From Sexiest Man To Elephant Man On Broadway

Bradley Cooper will be the first to dismiss the notion that he’s sexy. Having made one-off appearances in series like Sex and the City and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, as well as being part of the comedic ensemble of David Wain’s...Show More Summary

Mother calls 911 for help with mentally ill son, police shoot and kill him. He had a red broom.

Police in the United States continue to shoot and kill mentally ill people with reckless abandon. The latest victim, 25-year-old Lavall Hall of Miami, had only been released from a mental hospital for a week. His mother, struggling to...Show More Summary

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