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Coronavirus crime worries are making New Yorkers want guns
With thousands of cops out sick, cocky criminals on the loose, and people running out of money for food and rent because of COVID-19, the Rosario sisters of Staten Island want to arm themselves for what they fear could be a coming crime surge.
Online Child Abuse Complaints Surpass 4 Million In April. This Is How Cops Are Coping Despite COVID-19.
Closeted trans youth chased home, naked and bleeding, after being stripped, handcuffed, raped and robbed by his date
Mexico: 2 men arrested in strangling deaths of sister nurses
Transgender inmates have carried out seven sex attacks on women in jail: Despite the risks, male-born trans convicts are still allowed to move into women's prisons
Death penalty sought in Montana child torture, slaying case
YOUTUBER FACES 12 YEARS IN PRISON FOR 'PRANK' OF GIVING BOXES OF TRASH DISGUISED AS FOOD TO TRANSGENDER WOMEN
COVID-19 pandemic contributing to Winnipeg’s violent crime: U of W prof
3rd man charged in wounding of NJ state police detective
Danny Pearce death: Man charged with murder after fatal stabbing of young father in Greenwich in 2017
Baltimore turns to aerial surveillance as homicides continue
Starting Friday, the roughly 600,000 people living in Baltimore will be constantly recorded whenever they step out under the open sky.
Marvin L. Cheatham Sr., for one, knows he could be watched as he goes to a doctor’s appointment or visits friends. He’ll be spied upon in his back yard, and as he steps into his car, and when he drives around the city, his entire trip will be recorded, too.
All his movements will be captured, and he’s OK with this — even though police will have no search warrant, and the overwhelming majority of Baltimore’s citizens will have committed no crimes — because the city is so besieged by violence.
“I am so upset and angry about all these people that have died, I’m willing to give up some of my rights, as bad as that sounds, and I’m a staunch civil rights person,” said Cheatham, who led his local NAACP chapter in the 1990s. “I had 19 homicides two years ago in my neighborhood.”
Georgia family demands justice for black jogger who was shot dead in broad daylight after being chased down by two white men who thought he was a burglar before one pulled the trigger
3 men sue Montana Council of Boy Scouts, claim sexual abuse
Aberdeen man admits sexually abusing young girl more than 16 years ago
Sexual harassment including indecent exposure has got worse since lockdown, say women
Trans Woman Johanna Metzger Murdered in Baltimore
Transgender woman Johanna Metzger was stabbed to death in Baltimore Saturday, making her at least the sixth trans American to be murdered this year.
Metzger, from Pennsylvania, was staying at a recovery center in Baltimore, TV station WMAR reports.
Peru Held Responsible for Police's Anti-LGBTQ Rape, Torture
Netflix slammed as ‘Islam’s enemy’ by bigots over rumours of gay character in Turkish teen drama
Texas sanctions judge for displaying rainbow flag in court
Being attracted to chandeliers is not a protected sexual orientation, according to a landmark ruling
Florida doctors arrested for ripping down senior citizen's Trump flag, and it's all caught on video
Christians Were Fined $500 For Attending A Drive-In Church — The Trump Administration Is Supporting Them In Court
The Justice Department jumped into a federal lawsuit in Mississippi on Tuesday to support parishioners who had been fined $500 for attending a drive-in church service, demonstrating the Trump administration’s willingness to challenge what it sees as onerous local lockdown rules during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Baptist Temple Church in Greenville, Mississippi, had alleged in a complaint last week that local police overstepped their bounds by enforcing a ban on drive-in church services and trying to “bust up” the parking lot congregation. Worshippers were inside vehicles with their windows rolled up while listening to a broadcast of the sermon inside when eight police officers began issuing tickets, including to the pastor.
The Trump administration filed what’s called a statement of interest in the case, showing the government’s views about the general legal principles at play, contending parishioners retain certain constitutional rights to assemble and exercise free speech despite the pandemic.
Career thief released from jail over coronavirus fears breaks into shuttered subway newsstand: sources
A career subway thief who was released from jail over coronavirus concerns is back in cuffs, accused of breaking into a shuttered subway newsstand a few days later.
Darryl Naser, 25, got out of jail on Rikers Island on March 27 after he was ordered held on $25,000 bail for skipping a court date in a grand larceny case.
On April 1, police allege Naser and a buddy broke into a closed newsstand in the 34th St.-Herald Square subway station. He was arrested on a subway on Canal St. Monday night, police said.
Naser, who’s racked up two felony convictions and nine misdemeanor convictions, typically targets subway riders for theft, police sources said.
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R. Kelly requests bail because of Covid-19, but a federal judge turns him down
Cops bust Texas teen who boasted about spreading coronavirus
Actress who fronted coronavirus PSAs busted for throwing wild house party
Coronavirus: Former police officer handcuffed in front of six-year-old daughter due to social distancing measures
White Supremacist Groups are Recruiting With Help From Coronavirus – and a Popular Messaging App
Vampire-obsessed teen murdered 90-year-old, ripped her heart out and drank her blood
A TEENAGE paperboy obsessed with vampires murdered a 90-year-old woman, ripped her heart out and drank her blood in the belief that he would become immortal, a new documentary reveals.
And Mathew Hardman would have gone on to prey on other elderly people had he not been caught for the murder of Mabel Leyshon, described by an officer as one of the most gruesome in British legal history. Mabel had been widowed for 40 years and had lived in her bungalow in Anglesey for 50 years when Hardman broke in as she watched TV on a 2001 December evening. Mabel, hard of hearing, 4ft 9in, and very thin, suffered 22 stab wounds as she tried to defend herself from Hardman, 17.
Jehovah's Witnesses reportedly under investigation by Pennsylvania attorney general
The Pennsylvania attorney general's office reportedly is investigating whether the Jehovah's Witnesses repeatedly failed to report child sexual abuse allegations to authorities in what is believed to be the first wide-scale examination by a U.S. law enforcement agency.
The attorney general's office told USA TODAY it "cannot confirm or deny the existence of investigations."
"Witnesses believe that they’re obeying God, that they’re putting God’s law ahead of man's law," he said. "And the reality is that they’re harming people."
Lawsuits filed across the country since the 1990s have accused the Jehovah's Witnesses and their legal corporations — including the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania and the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York Inc. — of failing to report child abuse.
Middle School Teacher Accused Of Sexually Abusing Teen At Her Home, Including While Her Own Child Was Present
Man arrested for skipping sexual assault trial to see girl he met online
California pardons gay civil rights leader in new initiative
A civil rights leader who was gay and a confidant of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was posthumously pardoned by California Gov. Gavin Newsom, who also announced Wednesday what may be the nation's first process for forgiving those convicted under outdated laws punishing homosexual activity.
Bayard Rustin was a key organizer of the March on Washington in 1963 where King gave his seminal “I Have a Dream" speech. He also helped plan other nonviolent protests and boycotts to end racial discrimination.
Newsom pardoned Rustin for his arrest in 1953 when he was found having sex with two men in a parked car in Pasadena, where he was appearing as part of a lecture tour on anti-colonial struggles in West Africa.
Rustin served 50 days in Los Angeles County jail and had to register as a sex offender before returning to his home state of New York. He died in 1987.
Newsom noted that police and prosecutors nationwide at the time used charges like vagrancy, loitering and sodomy to punish lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people.
Here's why a federal judge tossed Nick Sandmann's $250M defamation lawsuit against the Washington Post
A federal judge in Kentucky tossed Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann's massive defamation lawsuit against the Washington Post on Friday.
What did the judge say?
U.S. District Judge William Bertelsman said the Post was within its First Amendment rights to publish the subjective opinion of Native American Nathan Phillips, whose account of what happened on the Lincoln Monument fueled outrage against Sandmann and his classmates.
"The Court accepts Sandmann's statement that, when he was standing motionless in the confrontation with Philip's his intent was to calm the situation and not to impede or block anyone," Bertelsman said in a 36-page opinion.
"However, Phillips did not see it that way. He concluded that he was being 'blocked' and not allowed to 'retreat.' He passed these conclusions on to The Post. They may have been erroneous, but … they are opinion protected by the First Amendment. And The Post is not liable for publishing these opinions, for the reasons discussed in this Opinion," he added.
A Look At The Staggering Sexual Harassment Numbers In The Legal Profession
A new international survey reveals that sexual harassment in the legal profession is truly at epidemic proportions. The survey, with almost 7,000 respondents, was conducted by the International Bar Association and market research company Acritas and asked both lawyers and nonlawyers in the legal profession from 135 countries questions about sexual harassment and bullying within the industry. The results are disheartening, to say the least.
Over a third of women — 36.6 percent of women and 7.4 percent of men — say they’ve been victims of sexual harassment. When in comes to bullying nearly 1 in 2 women say they’ve been a target, compared with 1 in 3 men who say the same.
Above The Law
Furious mob tie a man and his female cousins to a tree, brutally thrash them with ropes and sticks and 'molest the two women' for helping him run off with a married woman in India
At least one in three Alaska villages has no local law enforcement. Sexual abuse runs rampant, public safety resources are scarce, and Gov. Mike Dunleavy wants to cut the budget.
Third of women in survey ‘taken advantage of sexually’ while drunk or high
Sex slave driver, 57, is found guilty of keeping two Thai woman as prostitutes against their will
Father Catches Man Sexually Assaulting 13-Year-Old Son At Home
Why the Anti-Abortion Movement Stopped Making Allowances for Rape and Incest
VIDEO: WHITE MARYLAND POLICE OFFICER USES N-WORD WHILE TRYING TO DISPERSE GATHERING OUTSIDE MCDONALD'S
Maryland police are investigating a video that was posted to social media this week showing a white officer using a racial slur while addressing a group of black men.
The incident took place yesterday outside a McDonald’s on New Hampshire Avenue in Silver Spring shortly after 10:30 a.m. One of the men who recorded footage, Barry Tucker, told WRC-TV they had been waiting to be picked up for work when they were accused of trespassing.
Tucker told Fox 5 he was waiting with two of his brothers and a co-worker when officers from the Montgomery County Police Department approached them for questioning.
As the interaction continued, one white female officer was heard using the n-word at the men. As shown in bodycam footage, she said: “Hey, you want to get out of here fast, right? So if we have more people, y'all n****** been trying to something.” The officer then claimed she had been mimicking the men’s language, saying: “What I am doing is repeating your words.”
Michigan officer fired after video shows him striking teen
A POLICE TRAINING PROGRAM HAS BEEN PLAGUED BY SEXUAL ABUSE ALLEGATIONS
Police arrest man for his bumper sticker boasting about an ‘obscene’ sex act
FLORIDA MAN ARRESTED FOR REFUSING TO REMOVE ‘I EAT A**’ STICKER FROM HIS TRUCK GETS CHARGES DROPPED
Teachers posed with noose at California school, sparking outrage among some parents
CALIFORNIA MAN CONVICTED OF USING UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS FOR FORCED LABOR
The owner of a construction companies in California was convicted of committing forced labor, according to a Monday press release from the United States Attorney's Office from the Northern District of California.
Job Torres Hernandez, 38, was convicted on one count of "forced labor" and one count of "harboring illegal aliens for commercial advantage or private financial gain," according to the press release.
Job Torres recruited workers from Mexico, who he forced to live in poor conditions and did not pay, the statement said. Undocumented immigrants, identified in court documents by their initials, testified at trial about the conditions. They said they were forced to work 24-hour shifts, lived in a commercial warehouse and a garage in Hayward and were restricted in using bathrooms and showers.
A superseding indictment, filed in December, said Hernandez obtained the labor of his employees by "physical restraint and threats of force, threats of serious harm, means of abuse and threatened abuse of law and legal process and means of a scheme, plan and pattern intended to cause his employees to believe that if they did not perform such labor or services, they would suffer serious harm."
Hate Endures in America, and With It Our Effort to Document the Damage
Since the start of 2019, in places across the United States, there have been no fewer than five killings in which victims’ race, ethnicity or national origin appears to have been a factor.
Arthur Martunovich allegedly walked into a Chinese restaurant in New York City in January and killed three men with a hammer. Police said he later explained his motive: “Chinese men are awful.”
On Feb. 23, José Muñoz, 25, was shot and killed in the lobby of an Olive Garden in Louisville, Kentucky. The suspect in the killing allegedly used racial slurs when a child in Muñoz’s party at the restaurant bumped into him twice. Muñoz’s family insists he was targeted because of his ethnicity as a Mexican immigrant.
On March 6, scores of mourners gathered on the campus of Indiana University to protest the killing of Mustafa Ayoubi, a 32-year-old graduate of the school.
He’d been shot and killed in February in Indianapolis, following a road rage incident. Witnesses told police the suspect yelled slurs about Islam and told Ayoubi to “go back to your country.”
Why far-right attackers aren’t charged as domestic terrorists
This man has been harassing his gay & lesbian neighbors for years. Now he’s being held accountable.
A San Francisco man accused of violently harassing at least three gay and lesbian people is facing several charges – including hate crimes charges – in court.
Benjamin Waters, 58, has been accused multiple times of shouting anti-gay slurs at neighbors and even attacking them.
He is now facing charges of battery, vandalism under $400, multiple counts of violating a restraining order, illegally possessing a firearm, and hate crimes enhancements.
Simply 9 brilliant responses to parents complaining about LGBT lessons in schools
State Supreme Court overturns lower court ruling, says Sandy Hook families can sue gun manufacturer Remington
The Connecticut Supreme Court Thursday narrowly reversed a ruling by a lower court judge dismissing a lawsuit by the families of victims of the Sandy Hook shooting against Remington Arms Company, allowing the case to proceed.
In a 4-3 decision the court remanded the landmark gun case back to Bridgeport Superior Court and possibly created a path that other mass shooting victims can follow to get around the federal Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, known as PLCAA, which has protected the manufacturers of the AR-15 assault rifle from lawsuits.