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Migrants take to the streets in Cologne: “We are refugees from Syria. “We’re against racism, sexism and war.”

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Migrants in Germany have arranged their own protests against the New Years Eve attacks against women at the Cologne cathedral.  Reports of attacks on that night have now grown to over 500, leading primarily men to take to the street with signs declaring that not all migrants are responsible. The …

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Christian homeschool movement leader accused by 10 women of rape, sexual assault

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For decades Bill Gothard was the influential leader of a Christian homeschool movement that drew in conservative Christian families such as the Duggars from “19 Kids and Counting.”  The now 81-year old resigned in 2014 after being accused by 30 women including minors of sexual harassment and molestation.  On Wednesday 10 …

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US Army: Those leading the fight against sexual harassment and assault in the military are frequently among the perpetrators of sexual violence

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The Washington Post investigates the Army’s approach to combating sexual assault and reveals the hypocrisy of its leaders, several of whom have been recently charged with sexual harassment or sexual assault. The photo shows three officers with key roles in sexual assault prevention who have themselves been accused of crimes …

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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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