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Up To 100 Masked Men Attack Refugees In Sweden

Photo Credit: Think Progress

According to a report from Buzzfeed News, a group of approximately 100 masked men physically attacked Swedish immigrants in a train station Friday night. Immediately before the attack, several subsets of the group were seen passing out anti-immigration and white nationalist fliers. Via Think Progress: Four suspects were arrested in …

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In NYC, where ‘stranger rapes’ are on the rise, access to statistics locked down due to victim privacy concerns

A cab in Upper Manhattan. Many stranger rapes occur in what the police call “for-hire vehicles.”

(Karsten Moran for The New York Times)

Rapes by attackers previously unknown to their victims, known as ‘stranger rapes’ are occurring at an escalating rate in New York City.  While only 117 ‘stranger rapes’ were reported in 2014, the city reported 166 in 2015, and last year those numbers per month increased over the course of the …

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Death And Disappearances Of Native Americans Occurring At Alarming Rates In Northern United States, Police Eerily Silent

Patti Larsen of Mending the Sacred Hoop, an organization focused on ending violence against Native women. Photograph: Zoe Sullivan for the Guardian

Local activists in Minnesota have been urging local, state, and federal law enforcement units to take seriously a disturbing trend of crimes against Native American women, efforts they claim have been met with callous indifference from police forces and lawmakers. Three Native American women have been killed and two more …

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Victims are routinely punished for reporting K-12 campus sexual assault, officials say

Dea Goodman’s daughter was expelled after reporting an alleged sexual assault on campus. Goodman has filed a Title IX civil rights complaint. (Photo by Salwan Georges/For the Washington Post)

Via: The Washington Post “The Education Department has seen a spike during the past year in the number of civil rights complaints filed against K-12 schools for allegedly mishandling reports of sexual violence. It’s one sign that the national debate about sexual assault on college campuses is raising awareness about the problem among …

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