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April, 2016

  • 4 April

    Christian School Principal Douglas J. Allison Charged With Raping Students

    Douglass J. Allison, Principal at Mountain View Christian School

    Principal at tiny Seventh-day Adventist school in Washington state charged with sexually assaulting two female students,  Claims one of the victims asked for it  Douglas J. Allison, a 55 year old principal of a tiny Christian school in a small Washington town has been charged with sexually assaulting two female …

March, 2016

February, 2016

  • 26 February

    Ohio Judge Finds Ex-Cop Guilty Of Raping 16-Year-Old Girl While Off Duty

    Justin Bentz was convicted of rape, kidnapping and sexual battery

    A judge in Lima, Ohio found a former police officer guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl on Tuesday.  28-year-old Justin Bentz, who was fired after the crime last year, reportedly committed the rape while off-duty only hours after participating in a continuing education course on sexual assault against minors. Prosecutor …

  • 11 February

    Justin Ladd Pleads Guilty After Years Of Racially Motivated Abuse Of Two Stepdaughters

    Photo Credit: Lawrence District Court

    A 35-year old man from North Andover, MA pleaded guilty in regards to accusations that he tortured and sexually abused his two stepdaughters over a five-year period because their father is Dominican, according to the Essex County District Attorney’s office. Justin Ladd systematically abused his stepdaughters, now 15 and 17, …

  • 10 February

    Black Teen 16, Dies ‘Suspiciously’ In Her Cell Day After Staff Restraint

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    On January 11, 2016 Gynnya McMillen, a 16 year old African-American girl from Shelbyville, KY being detained on misdemeanor assault charges was found dead in her holding cell at the Lincoln Village Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Elizabethtown, KY.                       …

  • 9 February

    NAACP Calls For Investigation In Lethal Force Used Against Unarmed Naked Man

    (Reuters/ Mike Stone)

    The use of lethal police force against 17-year-old David Joseph has evoked a call to action by both the Texas chapter of the NAACP and youth justice groups.  The Austin Police Department has named Geoffrey Freeman, a 10 year veteran of the force, responsible for the shooting of the black youth …

  • 3 February

    Two Dallas Men Forced Teenage Girl to Have Sex With At Least 6 Men A Day For Two Weeks

    Rafael Rodas (L) and Mike Osorio (R) now face charges of child trafficking and child prostitution, among other felonies.

    Two 19-year-olds in Dallas have been arrested because police allege they captured a 15-year-old victim and forced her to have sex with other men for money, at least six men per day.  Police say that the girl was lured by the suspects, Mike Osario and Rafael Rodas over Facebook. Dallas police …

  • 3 February

    Ramarley Graham – 4 Years Later, Still No Justice

    Photo Credit: ramarleyscall.net

    An unarmed teen was gunned down in his home by NYPD Officer Richard Haste. On February 2, 2012 Officer Haste broke into the Graham home, without a warrant or probable cause, and opened fire on 18-year-old Ramarley, murdering him before the eyes of two onlookers–his grandmother and 6-year-old brother. Officer …

  • 1 February

    Former Sheriff’s Deputy in Alabama Arrested On Three Sexual Abuse Of Minors Charges

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    Carl Nathan Weeks Jr., 33, a former Franklin County sheriff’s deputy was arrested by the State Bureau of Investigation on three charges of sexual abuse involving minors.  A grand jury later indicted Weeks on six total counts of sexual abuse including one account of rape. Weeks is a current member of …

  • 1 February

    India: Teenage Rape Victim Raped Again While Recovering In Hospital

    (AFP)

    On Monday a fifteen-year-old girl reported being raped by a hospital security guard while she was in the hospital recovering from another rape by another teenager in Jamshedpur, India.  The second rape occurred only five days after the first.  While the victim’s mother was out, the security guard escorted the victim to the …

January, 2016

  • 26 January

    President Obama Takes On Solitary Confinement

    President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks at the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno, Okla., Thursday, July 16, 2015. As part of a weeklong focus on inequities in the criminal justice system, the president will meet separately Thursday with law enforcement officials and nonviolent drug offenders who are paying their debt to society at the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution, a medium-security prison for male offenders near Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Today’s edition of the Washington Post contains an op-ed by President Obama outlining a series of executive actions on the use of solitary confinement in American federal prisons.  Currently around 100,000 inmates are serving time in solitary confinement.  The Justice Department’s research has found a high incidence of depression, withdrawal,  exacerbated …