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Trial to begin in 9-year-old's killing that shocked Chicago
It stands as one of Chicago's most horrific crimes, in large part because of small details that are impossible to shake: The promise of a juice box that lured the 9-year-old boy off a playground and into an alley, and the basketball he dropped when he was shot and killed there.
Jury selection will begin Friday in the murder trial of two of three men charged with carrying out the November 2015 attack on Tyshawn Lee, a smart fourth-grader who prosecutors say was killed by gang members to send a message to his father, a purported member of a rival gang.
Two New York ex-policemen walk free after sex with handcuffed suspect
Eddie Martins and Richard Hall arrested the woman for possession of marijuana before having sex with her in the back of a van in exchange for her release.
They will serve five years probation but escaped the prosecutor's request for one to three years in prison.
Fullerton School Board Ignored Issue Of Campus Police Pervert
North Carolina police officer fired for following the 'Billy Graham Rule,' lawsuit says
A North Carolina police officer is suing for religious discrimination after he said he was fired for refusing to spend extended time with a woman who isn’t his wife, a practice commonly known as the “Billy Graham Rule.”
Manuel Torres, 51, worked as a deputy for the Lee County Sheriff for five years when his boss asked him to train a female deputy in July 2017. Torres requested a religious accommodation, the suit alleges, saying he “holds the strong and sincere religious belief that the Holy Bible prohibits him, as a married man, from being alone for extended periods with a female who is not his wife.”
Torres, a Baptist who serves as a deacon at his local church, said in the suit that training his colleague would leave the appearance of “sinful conduct.”
Report alleges sex abuse by 40 Vermont priests since 1950
A report released Thursday by Vermont's Roman Catholic Church found there were "credible and substantiated" allegations of the sexual abuse of minors against 40 priests in the state since 1950.
All but one of those allegations occurred prior to 2000, and none of the priests is still in ministry, the report said. Most of the priests who were named in the report are now dead.
"While most of these allegations took place at least a generation ago, the numbers are still staggering," said Bishop Christopher Coyne, who leads the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington, which covers the entire state.
Michigan priest accused of binding teen with plastic, tape
Catholic Church sex abuse: The difference a Pennsylvania grand jury made in lives of survivors
Newark man faces child sex charges; mummified remains found
Sicko Officer Exposed Himself To 12-Year-Old Girl, Urinated On Her At Bus Stop
Maryland police: Man molested girl while wife gave birth
Right to bare boobs: Topless advocates take battle to Supreme Court
A group of women are taking their mission to “free the nipple” all the way to the US Supreme Court, a report said.
The trio of New Hampshire women are asking the nation’s highest court to strike down a ban on women appearing topless in public in the city of Laconia, arguing the ordinance violates the constitution by treating men and women differently, NBC News reported.
The legal fight began in 2016, when Ginger Pierro was arrested at a Laconia beach for performing yoga while topless
Knife waving man screaming antigay & racist slurs in barbershop shot by Palm Springs police
A man who burst into a barbershop brandishing a knife and started yelling antigay and racist slurs was shot by police in Palm Springs, California. The unidentified man was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Officers originally were called to reports of a fight outside of a Bank of America, but learned that the deranged man had previously entered the nearby barbershop before patrons pushed him out and into the bank parking lot.
Anti-LGBTQ groups are funding the bigoted opponent of this trans legislator
One of the leading causes of death for young gay & bi men is police violence
DC police release photos of gang of men who attacked a trans woman in gas station lobby
Queer Middle School Teacher Rebuked for 'Gender Unicorn' Explainer
Republican official says the ‘sin’ of homosexuality kills gay men at age 42
Bus driver refuses to operate vehicle that ‘promotes homosexuality.’ Now he’s not working at all.
Restaurant employees get $40k after nonstop antigay harassment by coworkers
Lawsuit: Police Shot 12-Year-Old Black Child in His Own Bed During Pre-Dawn Raid
A suburban Chicago family filed suit against the local police Thursday alleging that a SWAT team shot and maimed a 12-year-old in his bed during an early morning raid. The incident took place in May at the in Markham, Ill. home of Crystal Worship and her three young sons, all of whom are black and were in bed at the time. According to the civil suit, it was around 5 a.m. when nearly two dozen police officers barged into the house with automatic rifles, throwing flash-bang grenades, and shouting “police, police, police,” while executing a warrant against Worship’s boyfriend Mitchell Thurman, who was also at the house at the time. Thurman was arrested and charged with drug possession and possessing a gun with an expired Illinois state Firearm Owner’s Identification card, but the criminal case against him was dismissed weeks later.
More than 220 former altar boys, students and Boy Scouts launch sex abuse lawsuit against 35 Catholic leaders in Guam's archdiocese
More than 220 former altar boys, students and Boy Scouts are suing the Catholic clergy in Guam in a shocking sex abuse scandal that has spanned generations and involved the island's archbishop.
The Catholic clergy in U.S. has been shrouded in a sex abuse scandal over the past decade and now it has left its mark on the American island territory of Guam.
Many of the allegations were against former Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Guam Anthony Sablan Apuron, 73, who has overseen the church since 1986 before he was removed in light of the accusations in 2018.
He was convicted in a secret Vatican trial and suspended in 2016 and in 2018 he was found guilty of sexual abusing minors and finally removed from his post.
Nearly 800 accuse Boy Scouts of failing to protect them from sex abuse as new lawsuit is filed
A lawsuit filed late Monday against the Boy Scouts of America says hundreds of former Scouts have come forward in recent months with accounts of sexual abuse, allegations from across eight decades that reach nearly every state.
Lawyers began collecting the accounts this spring as they prepared a suit, which they filed on behalf of a client who alleges his former scoutmaster plied him with drugs and alcohol before repeatedly sexually abusing him.
At a news conference Tuesday morning, the lawyers said they have nearly 800 other clients who were abused while Scouts. The suit says at least 350 abusers do not appear in the Boy Scouts’ disciplinary files, citing that as evidence that the organization has not adequately vetted its volunteers and hidden the extent of the sexual abuse scandal.
Institutional failings on display
FBI Busts 67 Sex Traffickers, Recovers 103 Child Victims
More than 100 models are calling out Victoria’s Secret over sexual harassment and abuse
Trial for priests accused of abusing deaf Argentine students
Ezequiel Villalonga signs frantically with his hands to express the power he feels after years of suffering now that the priests whom he and other former students at an Argentine institute for the deaf accuse of abuse are finally going to trial.
Villalonga, 18, is one of about 20 ex-students of the Antonio Próvolo Institute for Deaf and Hearing Impaired Children in Mendoza province who say they were sexually abused, including cases of rape, between 2004 and 2016. Their alleged abusers go on trial starting Monday in a case that Pope Francis, an Argentine, has not commented on publicly despite its closeness to his papacy.
Students accused of sexual harassment sue California universities
He was a University of California graduate student who said he dated another student twice — and was shocked when she accused him of stalking and sexual harassment in a Title IX complaint in 2017.
The UC system substantiated her allegations, he said, and suspended him for two years in June 2017, reducing the sanction to three months on appeal.
But the accused student is fighting back — not only for himself but for potentially hundreds of others, predominantly men, in similar straits.
The Latest: Family of ex-cop convicted of rape "devastated"
The family of a former Oklahoma City police officer convicted of rape says it's devastated that a court has rejected his appeal.
The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals on Thursday upheld the convictions of 32-year-old Daniel Holtzclaw.
A statement from Holtzclaw's sister, Jenny Holtzclaw, said Holtzclaw is also devastated, but strong, and that the family will "pursue every available avenue" to prove his innocence and win his freedom.
Prosecutors accused Holtzclaw of targeting black women and girls while on duty. He was convicted in 2015 on 18 charges involving seven women and a teenage girl. He was sentenced to 263 years in prison.
Thorbjorn Olesen Arrested on Suspicion of Sexual Assault, Being Drunk on Plane
Ashley Wagner Says She Was Sexually Assaulted by Another Skater
Five Ohio police officers face disciplinary action over Stormy Daniels strip club arrest
It's not a hate crime for a woman to feel uncomfortable waxing male genitalia
Should a woman be forced to wax male genitalia?
The answer to that is clearly “no”, right? If a female beautician has only been trained to wax female genitalia and only wants to offer these services to women then that should be her prerogative. But, hang on a minute, what if the person who wants their intimate areas to be waxed is a woman with male genitalia? What happens then? A court in Canada has been trying to figure that out. British Columbia’s Human Rights Tribunal has been holding hearings on the issue after Jessica Yaniv, a transgender woman, filed 16 complaints against female estheticians, arguing that she was denied service because of her gender identity.
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.
Texas Gov. Celebrates Signing Antigay Legislation With Chick-fil-A
Last month, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed what was dubbed the essentially anti-LGBTQ "Save Chick-fil-A" bill into law. If it weren’t enough that Abbott signed the bill over a month ago, late last week he thumbed his nose at LGBTQ people even more and participated in a TV ceremony celebrating the bill’s signing while he and his team were surrounded by Chick-fil-A food and beverages. He then tweeted the moment out to his supporters.
“No business should be discriminated against simply because its owners donate to a church, the Salvation Army, or other religious organization,” Abbott said.
“No business should lose a government contract because of their religious beliefs. The save Chick-fil-A legislation that I’m about to sign is a victory for religious freedom in Texas.”
Dominican man launches legal case against country’s anti-gay laws
Man who threatened to kill kids & gays at San Diego Pride is also a repeat bank robber