Tag Archives: Abuse

I Remember Mama: One Man And Boy’s Odyssey Through Abuse By
Writer’s note: I wrote a piece last week on domestic abuse and was ready to move on to another subject. It seems that although I thought I was done with the topic, the topic was not done with me. Born in the 1960s to a 14-year-old...
Quebec Police Run Over Cyclist For Minor Infraction, Then Handcuffed Him As He Dies By
From The Toronto Sun: QUEBEC CITY — Quebec police are investigating witness claims that Quebec City police pinned a cyclist to the ground and continued with their arrest, even as blood poured from his mouth after their cruiser ran him over. Guy Blouin, 48, died Wednesday...
Sri Lanka Fights Against UN Civil War Inquiry By
GENEVA (AP) — Sri Lanka on Wednesday rejected a U.S.-led call for accountability after the U.N.’s top human rights official recommended an international criminal investigation of abuses from the island nation’s civil war that ended in 2009. U.N. rights...
Group: Thousands Of Women Illegally Held In Iraq By
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq authorities are illegally detaining thousands of women, many of whom are subjected to torture and ill-treatment including the threat of sexual abuse, Human Rights Watch said Thursday. The 105-page report contained the testimony of dozens of women....
Obama Continues To Hack Away At Press Freedoms By
The New York Times (NYT) editorial board is calling out the Obama administration for “secretly combing through the phone records of reporters and editors at the Associated Press.” It’s a bold allegation that has drawn the ire of civil liberties groups and concerned...
Relatives Say Cleveland Suspect Had Violent Streak By
The mannequin was life-sized, with a mop-like wig and creepy, slanted eyes. Ariel Castro kept it propped against a wall of his house and liked to use it to scare people. Sometimes he drove around town with it in the back seat of his car. “He threatened me lots of...
Inside The DPRK: How A Caste System Structures Everyday Realities For North Koreans By
There is a strange phenomenon that lingers over every North Korean. For the past five decades, an arbitrary determination decides where they will live, what hospitals they will go to if they are sick, if they can go to college, if they can marry and even if they will receive...
Four Dead in Ohio: The Search for Kent State Justice Continues (UPDATE) By
Forty-three years after the 1970 Kent State massacre that left four students dead and nine injured, survivors of the Vietnam War protest are still searching for justice, maintaining that National Guard troops murdered innocent student protesters. In April of last year,...
Report Your Neighbors: Florida Program Worries Civil Liberties Groups, Residents By
It could be a new era of McCarthyism in Palm Beach County, Florida, where police are set to unveil a new $1 million “violence prevention” program that encourages Floridians to report neighbors for making hateful or suspicious comments about the government. The program,...
Major Crackdown In Oakland As Gangs, Police Exchange Accusations By
Around 8 p.m. on Wednesday night, more than 200 police officers and FBI agents barricaded neighborhoods in Oakland, Calif., as part of an operation cracking down on a notorious West Oakland gang. About 12 miles from San Francisco, Oakland is infamous for its high crime...