Health/Food Posts Tagged as 'Crime'
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Woman jailed for 11 years for performing FGM on her 3-year-old daughter
A judge has sentenced a 37-year-old Ugandan woman to 11 years in jail for performing female genital mutilation (FGM) on her three-year-old daughter, the UK's Press Association (PA) news agency reported.
The defendant was found guilty of the "barbaric" practice last month, becoming the first person to be convicted of the offense in the UK.
In sentencing at London's Old Bailey criminal court Friday, Judge Mrs Justice Whipple handed down an 11-year jail term and a further two years for possession of indecent images and extreme pornography.
"FGM has long been against the law and let's be clear FGM is a form of child abuse," PA reported the judge as saying.
Cargill ground beef recall after E. coli outbreak kills 1, sickens 17
More than 132,000 pounds of possibly tainted ground beef sold nationwide is being recalled in an E. coli outbreak that has killed one person and sickened 17 others, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday.
Cargill Meat Solutions, a division of the nagribusiness giant Cargill, is recalling approximately 132,600 pounds of ground beef products made from the chuck portion of carcasses that may be contaminated with E. coli, the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service, or FSIS, said in a statement.
Needle found in mango in latest chapter of Australia fruit crisis
Measles cases have hit a record high in Europe. Blame austerity.
Puppies to blame for drug-resistant infection in 118 people
Celebrated food researcher to step down after research is questioned
Even cops say this new Alexa 'skill' might scare off potential burglars
Homeowners have always come up with clever ways to scare away potential burglars. They leave the television on while they’re away, install dummy cameras or plant the classic “BEWARE OF DOG” sign in the front yard, even though it’s just a teacup poodle in the backyard.
A new “skill” for Amazon’s Echo smart speaker takes things a step further: Away Mode attempts to trick potential burglars into thinking somebody is home by playing long audio clips that sound like real – albeit absurd – conversations that could be happening inside.
Judge rebuked after offering reduced jail time in exchange for vasectomies
The Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct has publicly reprimanded a judge who had offered reduced jail time to inmates who agreed to get long-term birth control procedures.
Judge Sam Benningfield had offered a 30-day jail credit to female inmates who received a free Nexplanon implant, which provides up to three years of continuous birth control, and to male inmates who received a vasectomy, according to the board's letter.
Benningfield, a White County General Sessions judge, signed the standing order on May 15 enforcing the program.
"I hope to encourage them to take personal responsibility and give them a chance, when they do get out, not to be burdened with children," Benningfield told CNN affiliate WTVF at the time. "This gives them a chance to get on their feet and make something of themselves."
How to tell if you're one of the 143 million Americans affected by the Equifax hack
So Equifax was hacked. Like, badly. But how to tell if you, personally, are affected by the massive data breach? There's a website for that — as long as you don't mind forking over even more information to Equifax.
The credit reporting agency announced Thursday that private identifying information on potentially 143 million US citizens was accessed by "criminals," and that the information in question could include names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and even possibly driver's license numbers.
Like we said, it's bad.
But don't worry! Equifax is here to save the day! And, like we said, if you trust them with your personal information (which, maybe not a great idea?), the process of determining if you'll now need to keep an eye out for identity theft should be a breeze.
Usher’s Insurance Company Doesn’t Feel They Should Have to Defend Him in Herpes Lawsuits
Usher‘s insurance company claims the singer didn’t just allegedly hide his herpes diagnosis from his sexual partners, but from them as well — which they believe means they shouldn’t have to fork over a dime on his behalf.
According to court documents filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court — and obtained by PEOPLE — New York Marine and General Insurance Company believe they are under no obligation to defend the singer in his current lawsuits in Georgia and California or any potential lawsuits that may come down the road.
If Lawmakers Get Their Way, Teens’ Sexting Could Land Them Behind Bars for 15 Years
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill earlier this month that expands the definition of child pornography and the penalties to anyone who takes or distributes sexually suggestive images of a minor.
This is a huge over-reach because those people punished under such a measure could include other minors. After all, we live in an era when many young people walk around with smartphones and voluntarily take or send naked selfies.
The Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017 (or HR 1761) was passed by the House and would have to get the Senate’s approval to be enacted. It’s time to push back now.
The bill makes no exemption for teen sexting, and the act could impose existing mandatory minimum sentences of 15 years on teenagers who are guilty of nothing more than high-tech flirting.
Woman left with life-threatening heart condition after parents chose prayer over medical treatment
A woman whose life is threatened by heart and lung complications was left permanently disabled after her parents rejected medical treatment and prayed for her recovery instead.
Mariah Walton was born with a small hole in her heart, which could have been repaired in early life, but is now in and out of hospital for her condition, which has become life-threatening.
The 21-year-old and her siblings, from the US state of Idaho, are now campaigning for a change in the law so parents such as theirs who choose to follow “faith healing” can be prosecuted.
Pregnant Women Are Being Arrested for Crimes They Didn't Know They Committed
Laurie was five months pregnant when she used methamphetamine. She'd previously been on anxiety medication, but her doctor switched her to an opiate when she told him she had history for drug addiction. She said the opiate made her addiction "a whole lot worse."
After her son was born, just as she was getting ready to take him home, the 23-year-old found herself handcuffed in front of her family. She was charged with "chemical endangerment," a law passed in Alabama intended to protect children from environments where they could be exposed to drugs, but has since been interpreted to apply to pregnant women themselves.
Man 'whose girlfriend died choking in oral sex accident' cleared of murdering her
Richard Patterson, 65, was acquitted of second-degree murder over the death of Francisca Marquinez.
His defence was that Marquinez, 60, had choked to death on his genitals because of their size, according to reports.
Gun violence costs Americans more than $730 million a year, with the poor paying the most, study says
Bangs are taking a hit on Americans' bucks.
Gun violence costs Americans an average of more than $730 million per year in medical bills, according to a new study from the American Public Health Association — with poor people and taxpayers shelling out most of that money.
A cost analysis from more than 267,000 victims found that Americans have paid more than $6.6 billion between 2006 and 2014 for initial hospitalizations for gunshot wounds.
That does not even count the costs of emergency room visits, readmissions or extended treatments — not to mention legal bills and funeral arrangements. The report notes that the actual national cost of gun violence is likely much higher.
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