Can Police Have Sex With People They Arrest? In New York, Yes

A little-known loophole in New York law is wreaking havoc on an ongoing rape case in which two police officers claim to have had consensual sex with a woman they’d just arrested. Former New York Police Department detectives Eddie Martins and Richard Hall picked up an 18-year-old woman on marijuana charges in September 2015. She was… Read more about Can Police Have Sex With People They Arrest? In New York, Yes

The Women We Forget During Black History Month

A version of this article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Black History Month is an opportunity to reflect on the historical contributions of black people in the United States. Too often, however, this history focuses on black men, sidelining black women and diminishing their accomplishments. This is true in mainstream narratives… Read more about The Women We Forget During Black History Month

Why We Need Black Feminism More Than Ever Under Trump

In April 1977, members of the black feminist Combahee River Collective-named after Harriet Tubman’s 1863 raid in South Carolina to lead more than 700 enslaved people to freedom-published a document called the Combahee River Collective Statement. In this document, they made a case for understanding how racism, sexism, class oppression, and homophobia are all connected, writing,… Read more about Why We Need Black Feminism More Than Ever Under Trump

Abuse of foreign domestic workers must end now

The death of Joanna Demafelis, a Filipina maid, would have been yet another horrible but all-too-familiar and easily forgotten tale of overseas domestic labour gone sour if it wasn’t so brutal. Her body was found last week stuffed in a freezer in an abandoned apartment in Kuwait – an incident of abuse taken to the extreme.… Read more about Abuse of foreign domestic workers must end now

Special Online Resources for Parents/Caretakers

Safety Resources   (Printable Download of these resources at the bottom of the page) Sex Offender Registry     Parents for Megans Law and the Crime Victims Center www.parentsformeganslaw.org In July 1994 the world lost 7-year-old Megan Nicole Kanka.  She was sexually assaulted and killed by her neighbor who was a previously convicted sex offender.  […]

N.J. may finally be addressing its teacher sexual misconduct problem

State lawmakers on Tuesday will hold a hearing on sexual misconduct in schools and consider a proposal for stricter background checks to flag teachers accused of inappropriate behavior with students at their previous schools. The hearing comes after an NJ Advance Media investigation published in December exposed how dangerous flaws in the system for vetting school… Read more about N.J. may finally be addressing its teacher sexual misconduct problem

It Is Time to End the Child Soldier Stereotype

From Syria and the Democratic Republic of Congo to Myanmar and Nigeria, countless children remain trapped in armed conflict. The UN Secretary General’s 2017 Report on Children and Armed Conflict names 56 non-state armed groups and seven state armed forces in 14 countries that recruit children. Escalating conflicts have led to a spike in child recruitment… Read more about It Is Time to End the Child Soldier Stereotype

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