Posts tagged "crime"

Steubenville Assailant Is Back On His High School Football Team

Remember when two teenaged boys from Steubenville High School were sentenced for sexual assaulting a 16-year-old girl and all CNN could do was mourn about how these two boys’ lives…

Jessica Wakeman | August 12, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Renisha McBride’s Killer, Theodore Wafer, Found Guilty

The jury has spoken: Theodore Wafer, the Michigan man who shot unarmed Black teenager Renisha McBride on his doorstep, is guilty of second-degree murder, manslaughter, and one count of felony…

Jessica Wakeman | August 7, 2014 - 3:14 pm

RIP Society: Woman Crashes Into Firehouse With Stolen Python Around Her Neck

It wasn’t enough for Sarah Espinosa of Albany, New York, to crash into a firehouse while driving drunk. No, she had to show off and do it with a python…

Jessica Wakeman | August 5, 2014 - 2:00 pm

The Soapbox: On Richard Dawkins’ Rape Comments & How We Discuss Sexual Assault

Yesterday, the atheist and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins made comments about rape and pedophilia on Twitter that made many people angry.

From what I can gather, Dawkins appeared…

Jessica Wakeman | July 30, 2014 - 2:40 pm

Alleged Girlfriend Turns In Suspected Child Molester After She Sees Him On A CNN Crime Show

Monday’s apprehension of accused child molester Charles Mozdir in New York City is owed not just to the brave police officer and two U.S. marshals who took bullets during the…

Jessica Wakeman | July 29, 2014 - 5:30 pm

16-Year-Old Japanese Girl Charged With Decapitating Friend

A 16-year-old Japanese girl described by friends as emotionally unstable has been charged with bludgeoning and decapitating a 15-year-old friend, telling police “I did it all by myself,” the Japan

Newser | July 28, 2014 - 3:45 pm

Mommie Dearest: Mother Arrested For Leaving 9-Year-Old At The Park While She Went To Work

Another day, another mother arrested for trying to have it all. And by “have it all,” I mean struggling to figure out child care with little support while maintaining a…

Avital Norman Nathman | July 16, 2014 - 1:00 pm

New York Times Cover Story Reveals How Hobart & William Smith Massively Failed Student Rape Victim

It has the elements of so many sexual assault allegations before it: fraternity members, a lot of alcohol, football players, freshman girls. And like too many other stories about sexual assault,…

Jessica Wakeman | July 14, 2014 - 1:30 pm

15-Year-Old Girl Plays Dead After Abusive Ex-Uncle Murders Her Whole Family

Here’s a story that has me heavy in the heart:

Last night in Spring, Texas, a man looking for his ex-wife — whom he had beaten in the…

Jessica Wakeman | July 10, 2014 - 5:00 pm

#JusticeForJada: 16-Year-Old Texas Girl’s Alleged Rape Goes Viral With #JadaPose

A 16-year-old girl in Houston, Texas named Jada has had her alleged rape photographed, posted on social media, and then mocked across the Internet with the tasteless hashtag #jadapose.

Jessica Wakeman | July 10, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Father Charged With Murder, Suspected Of Intentionally Leaving His Toddler Son In Hot Car (While He Sexted A 17-Year-Old)

What-the-everloving-fuck: Justin Harris, the Georgia man whose toddler son died two weeks ago while left inside a hot car, is now suspected of intentionally killing his child. Harris was…

Claire Hannum | July 3, 2014 - 6:30 pm

4-Year-Old Foils Babysitter’s Plan To Blame Staged Home Invasion/Robbery On Black Men

Kids say the darndest things — including the truth when you least expect it. Four year-old Abby Dean from Washington, Wisconsin, was chillin’ at home with her 17-year-old babysitter, when…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 24, 2014 - 6:00 pm

The “Central Park Five” Settle With New York City For $40 Million

New York City has reached a $40 million settlement with the five wrongfully convicted men who as teenagers were falsely accused and imprisoned for an attack on a jogger.

Jessica Wakeman | June 20, 2014 - 12:30 pm

This Is How A Small Town In Arkansas Failed A Domestic Violence Victim

My friend Melissa Jeltsen has a piece on The Huffington Post about how the local criminal justice system in Arkansas failed Laura Aceves, a 21-year-old woman who was murdered…

Jessica Wakeman | June 16, 2014 - 5:30 pm

911 Dispatcher Tells Sexual Assault Victim To “Quit Crying”

A 911 dispatcher in Columbia, Ohio, is being criticized for telling a woman who had been sexually assaulted at gunpoint to “quit crying” during the upsetting call. The 20-year-old…

Jessica Wakeman | June 13, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Four Women Busted For Strip Club Roofie/Blackmail Scheme

A heart surgeon, a hedge fund manager, a financial manager, and a lawyer walk into a bar …

But nope, this is not a joke: these four men…

Jessica Wakeman | June 11, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Study: Some Rape Victims Are Forced To Pay For Their Medical Treatment

A new study has found that many rape victims in the United States are paying medical bills for the aftermath of their assaults, despite the fact that the federal government…

Claire Hannum | June 4, 2014 - 3:30 pm

WTF: Two 12-Year-Old Girls Accused Of Stabbing Classmate 19 Times To Impress Creepy, God-Like Internet Character “Slender Man”

This story is so full of WTF, I almost don’t know where to begin. Two 12-year-old girls — their names have been published elsewhere, but as they are minors, I…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 3, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Male Student Suspended By Columbia For Alleged Sexual Misconduct Sues School For Title IX Discrimination

In September 2013, a female student at Columbia University filed a complaint against “John Doe,” a sophomore and member of the crew team from Florida, over alleged nonconsensual sex in…

Jessica Wakeman | June 2, 2014 - 1:00 pm

PurrVerse: The NYPD Now Limits Using Condoms As Evidence Of Sex Work — But This Issue Is Far From Over

The NYPD has finally agreed to ban the confiscation condoms as evidence from people they suspect of being sex workers. With similar measures having been fought for and won in…

Kitty Stryker | May 15, 2014 - 12:00 pm
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