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Fatal police shooting of unarmed citizen Noel Aguilar in Long Beach officer caught on camera shooting him in the back and clearly planting gun

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Essay: How the Indian government withheld the name of murder-rape victim to limit the media and deceive the public

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A media ban on using the real name of the 2012 gang rape victim (previously known under the pseudonym “Nirbhaya”) in efforts to protect the murdered victim’s family from shame appears to have done just the opposite.  Silencing the victim’s identity also silenced the truth. Akshaya Mishra explains how the state covered …

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Churches and mosques are beefing up security across the U.S.A.

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2015 has been a frightening year for religious congregations of all kinds, between the recent vandalism and threats toward mosques to the June massacre in a historically black church.  Before the holidays bring the highest number of attendees into the nation’s Christian churches, leaders are seeking to hire police officers, …

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U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks out about gender and racial bias in sexual assault cases, gives police new guidelines

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A long-term study by the A.P. reveals over 1,000 police officers have been dismissed between 2009 and 2014 for sexual assault and misconduct. Daniel Holtzclaw, declared guilty last week of 18 counts of rape and sexual assault, preyed upon black women with prior arrests in the lowest social classes, knowing that …

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What to do about America’s tens of thousands of untested rape kits? Congress responds.

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Congress included $45 million in support in yesterday’s omnibus bill after public concern over the nation’s increasing number of untested rape kits.  The funding should aid local police forces to combat their astounding numbers of backlogged rape kits.  Rape kits cost about $1,000 each to test and, like the upwards of …

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