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Barricaded suspect arrested by Boulder SWAT following domestic violence report
The suspect in a domestic-violence call was arrested Friday morning after refusing to come out of their residence, prompting the Boulder SWAT team to respond to the scene.
1 points by The Denver Post | Domestic violence Violence Violence against women Police SWAT Child abuse Crime
Pittsburgh police alter policy over calls handled by phone
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh public safety officials have reversed course and will scale back a new policy that had clerks taking some crime reports over the phone rather than dispatching a police officer. Police Chief Cameron McLay last month issued an order prohibiting officers from appearing in person to handle ...
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Calif. officer shot after responding to domestic disturbance
The unidentified deputy is a 10-year department veteran, according to Sheriff Vern Warnke.
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Universities step up battle on sex assaults
Many Michigan universities have revamped their sexual assault policies and stepped up training and education        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Rape Michigan State University University Domestic violence Violence against women Pleading Michigan Violence
In America, unequally applied justice: Column
Judges need implicit bias training to fix system that continues to fail women, minorities         
3187 points by Arizona Republic | Crime Domestic violence Violence against women Violence Police Criminal law Criminology Rape
SW Side man charged with sexually assaulting teen in woods
A Southwest Side man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy Sunday night in the Cermak Woods in west suburban Lyons.
1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Rape Police Cook County Illinois Assault Domestic violence Human sexual behavior Crime Sexual intercourse
Report says mother suspected abuse months before Las Vegas girl’s death
A 3-year-old Las Vegas girl may have been kicked to death by her mother’s boyfriend, according to an arrest report.
154 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Child abuse Physical abuse Blunt trauma Bruise Family Injuries Domestic violence Abuse
After closed-door meeting, Pittsburgh amends police-response policy
Pittsburgh police will send an officer to every call for simple assault, harassment and terroristic threats, putting a tighter limit on the types of calls that may be handled only by phone, city officials said today.
234 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Assault Crime Domestic violence Constable Police Violence The Police Councillor
Domestic abuse survivors in Ohio can now hide their voter information: Here's how
The Safe at Home Ohio program took effect Thursday, allowing survivors of domestic violence to hide their addresses as part of their voter information. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- As of Thursday, domestic abuse survivors in Ohio can now vote without having their address become public information. The Safe At Home program aims to protect Ohioans whose abusers might seek out their public information. Its launch comes a month before the deadline for voter registration for this year's presidential election. Since the bill passed in late May, a network of advocates across the state have prepared to enroll people quickly. "We're ready to go," said Nancy Neylon, executive director of the Ohio Domestic Violence Network. Neylon spoke in Cleveland Thursday, along with Ohio Secretary of State John Husted, state Rep. Mike Duffey, state Sen. Sandra Williams, and Linda Johanek, CEO of Cleveland's Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center. The secretary of state's office is partnering with 26 domestic violence facilities. By calling the office, a county board of elections or a local domestic abuse shelter, victims will be connected with advocates who can walk them through the program.  When domestic abuse victims leave their partners, the partners can stalk them, ignoring protective orders, Husted said. He said about 66,000 people statewide are in domestic violence shelters.   When voter information is entered into the Statewide Voter Registration Database, it becomes public information which an abuser could use to find their victim. "I believe what we're doing today will save lives," Duffey said, who co-sponsored the bill.  When the person enrolls in the Safe At Home Program, they're given a P.O. box which they can use as their address. The secretary of state's office would then forward the mail to the person's actual residence, according to the program's website. Also new, Duffey said, is that a victim can ask during a court hearing process to have the phone company isolate their number from a particular account to distance themselves from an abuser and keep them connected with friends and family. For more information, click here to visit the program's website, or call (216)391-HELP for the Cleveland Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center domestic violence hotline.
566 points by The Plain Dealer | Child abuse Abuse Psychological abuse Stalking Physical abuse Intimidation Domestic violence Violence
Face-biting suspect's dad believes son was poisoned
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The father of a Florida college student accused of randomly killing a couple and biting the dead husband's face said his son's condition is deteriorating.
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The high-concept 'Westworld' on HBO wants to be more than just a show about rich people having sex with robots
Ask straight questions of the creators and cast of “Westworld” and you may not get straight answers. When does “Westworld” take place? Where in the world — or beyond it — is this weird, adult amusement park where humanoid robots cater to all whims and fantasies of visiting guests, located? Are...
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Wife arraigned for assault at Michigan wedding reception
Witnesses stated the wife “repeatedly struck her husband during an altercation,” police said.        
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Canadian teenagers sold for sex
As Lauren Chopek painfully details her story, she does so with the reticence of a survivor, as if somehow remaining silent would have been better.
7298 points by CNN | Rape Human trafficking Indigenous peoples Domestic violence Slavery Commercial sexual exploitation of children First Nations Canada
Wife arraigned for assault at wedding reception
Witnesses stated the wife “repeatedly struck her husband during an altercation,” police said.        
298 points by Detroit Free Press | Leelanau County Michigan Traverse City Michigan Domestic violence Traverse City micropolitan area Michigan Grand Traverse County Michigan Peshawbestown Michigan Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
With NFL career on hold, Manziel re-enrolls at Texas A&M
DALLAS – Former Cleveland quarterback Johnny Manziel re-enrolled at Texas AandM after his NFL career was derailed by a series of off-field incidents that included a domestic violence charge still pending in court.A school spokesman confirmed Manziel’s enrollment Monday, saying he couldn’t provide...
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Looking at Cosby's past for a pattern of drugging, sex abuse
They were models and aspiring actresses. One was a flight attendant. Another was a masseuse ...
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Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott cleared in domestic violence case
Ezekiel Elliott will begin his Cowboys rookie season without the threat of domestic violence charges hanging over him.
32 points by Daily News | Jerry Jones Domestic violence Columbus Ohio Child abuse Fort Worth Texas Ohio State University Physical abuse Violence
Jonathan P. Baird: The gun-control victory that went unnoticed
In recent years, gun-control advocates have had precious little to cheer about. Victories have been exceedingly rare.So it is important to acknowledge a real win when it happens. Back in June, at the end of the U.S. Supreme Court’s term, the court issued a decision that limited domestic violence ab...
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Attorney argues cops with body cams more susceptible to attacks
Officers strapped with body cameras could be more susceptible to physical attacks while on duty, an attorney representing Boston patrol cops said yesterday as he tried to persuade a judge to halt the controversial pilot program slated to ?launch Monday.
43 points by Boston Herald | Violence Police Crime Domestic violence RAND Health Insurance Experiment Risk Donald Rumsfeld RAND
NYPD cop and boyfriend busted for fighting in their Queens home
Detective Rosalyn Rosahamdja, 35, and Akim Land, 40, of the Rockaways, have leveled domestic violence allegations against each other in the 3:05 a.m. incident.
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Pervy ex-cop gets three years for molesting girl
A former NYPD cop was sentenced to three years in prison for repeatedly sexually molesting a friend's young daughter.
652 points by Daily News | Child abuse Child sexual abuse Sexual abuse Rape Supreme Court of the United States Domestic violence Crime Jury
Man charged with domestic stabbing in Plainfield
A man was stabbed in a domestic disturbance in southwest suburban Plainfield Wednesday.
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Philly judge rejects move to block retrial of Msgr. Lynn in church sex-abuse scandal

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Ex-Penn State president convicted over child-sex scandal
Jurors found Graham Spanier guilty of one misdemeanor count of child endangerment over his handling of a complaint against ex-coach Jerry Sandusky.
-1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Sexual abuse Child sexual abuse Penn State Nittany Lions football Pennsylvania State University Child abuse Joe Paterno Domestic violence Rape
'Sometimes, it's ok to throw rocks at girls': N.C. jewelry store slammed for billboard
A North Carolina jewelry store is under fire for a controversial billboard that critics say makes light of violence against women.         
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First Look: Chris Brown to Guest Star on ABC’s ‘Black-ish’ (Photo)
Chris Brown will guest star on ABC’s “Black-ish,” and the network has released the first look at the musician in character on the sitcom. Brown, known for both his music talents and highly-publicized controversial behavior, will appear next week on the episode airing Wednesday, March 29. He will play a rapper named Richard Youngsta. The... Read more »
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'Wife beating is not a matter of 'differences of opinion'': Domestic violence groups blast Oberweis
For a man intelligent enough to amass a fortune in business, state Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove) can display a head-shaking lack of common sense and courtesy. You may have heard by now how ice-cream magnate Oberweis compared "wife beating" and "wage theft" to "differences of opinion." It probably...
7 points by Chicago Tribune | Domestic violence Violence Violence against women Child abuse Wife Husband
Middle River woman charged with child abuse after video goes viral
A Middle River woman was arrested and charged Tuesday with child abuse and assault after a video that Baltimore County police say appears to show her apparently striking two young children went viral on social media last week.Rachel Marie Pietro, 26, of the first block of Cool Breeze Drive, faces...
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Salisbury man charged with hate crime for seizure-inducing tweet
DALLAS (AP) — A Maryland man has been indicted in Texas on a hate-crime charge after a Twitter message induced a seizure in a Newsweek reporter. A Dallas County grand jury on Tuesday indicted John Rayne Rivello of Salisbury on an aggravated assault charge enhanced as a hate crime. The 29-year-old...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Assault Domestic violence Grand jury Violence Hate crime Donald Trump Twitter Jury
Public defender, moonlighting as Judiciary chair, holding up bills to help rape victims, veterans
There’s a public defender in charge of Assembly Judiciary, and he’s preventing proposals by Nevada’s Attorney General to help veterans and victims of rape, domestic violence and human trafficking from even getting hearings.
-1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Democracy Domestic violence Violence Buffalo Bills Chair Violence against women Voting Nevada
Zack Wheeler takes first step to calming Mets’ fears
PORT ST. LUCIE — Zack Wheeler threw a bullpen session Sunday and later said there was no discomfort in his elbow. The righty had “tenderness” in the joint last week, causing the Mets to push back his throwing by a few days. The Mets will be especially careful with Wheeler given that he has spent...
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Lakewood couple indicted in stabbing death of dog
Charles Hobbs and Cassandra Biddulph face charges of having weapons while under disability, receiving stolen property, endangering children, cruelty against companion animal and cruelty to animals. Hobbs also faces a charge of domestic violence. LAKEWOOD, Ohio -- A couple accused of stabbing their dog to death in Lakewood has been indicted on multiple charges in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. Charles Hobbs, 30, and Cassandra Biddulph, 33, both of Lakewood, are charged with cruelty to a companion animal. Hobbs is due in court to answer to the charges on Tuesday. Biddulph's arraignment date is March 2. WEWS News 5 reported the charges stem from an incident that happened just before 10:30 p.m. Feb. 10 on Idlewood Avenue. Police responded to a call that a woman had been shot at, according to the news station's report. Officers learned that a dog had been stabbed to death, and that Hobbs and Biddulph claimed the dog had bitten their daughter, according to the news report. Police found no evidence that the child had been bitten, according to WEWS. In addition to  cruelty against a companion animal, Hobbs is charged with animal cruelty, domestic violence, having weapons while under disability, receiving stolen property and endangering children, according to court records. Biddulph faces the cruelty against a companion animal charge as well as charges of animal cruelty, endangering children, receiving stolen property and having weapons while under disability, according to court records. If you'd like to comment on this story, visit Saturday's crime and courts comments section.
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CU hires lawyers to investigate Joe Tumpkin response
The University of Colorado has hired two lawyers who specialize in institutional response to sexual violence and gender-based harassment to investigate how campus leaders handled domestic violence allegations against a former assistant football coach.
2 points by The Denver Post | Baylor University Domestic violence Violence against women University of Colorado at Boulder University Child abuse Violence Abuse
Testimony alleges years of sex abuse by MSU doctor
Dr. Larry Nassar is being sued by more than three dozen women and under investigation by MSU in at least 60 cases        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Michigan State University Child abuse Human sexual behavior Sexual intercourse Rape Domestic violence Psychological trauma Sexual abuse
Authorities: Attorney urged client to break law
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire attorney who previously pleaded guilty to calling in bomb threats to two elementary schools in Maine has now been charged with encouraging a client to break the law. Ragnar Huffmann, formerly known as Ronald Hoffman, was arrested on Wednesday on charges including witness ...
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Akron man who raped children, gave them STDs sentenced to life in prison
Delacey Walters, 27, will not be eligible for parole for 45 years, a news release from the Summit County Prosecutor's Office says. AKRON, Ohio - An Akron man who was found guilty last month of raping three children was sentenced Thursday to life in prison. Delacey WaltersSummit County Jail  Delacey Walters, 27, was sentenced in Summit County Common Pleas Court and will not be eligible for parole for 45 years, the Summit County Prosecutor's Office said in a news release. Walters was convicted Jan. 31 of nine counts of rape of a child under 10 years old and five counts of gross sexual imposition. Walters sexually abused three girls - a 2-year-old and two 8-year-olds - between October and December 2015, police said. The abuse took place while the girls' mother was at work. The children reported the sexual abuse to their father, who alerted police. Doctors discovered that Walters gave all three girls sexually transmitted diseases, prosecutors said. Walters lied to investigators and tried to hide the results of his medical tests from police, the release states. Walters has two previous felony convictions. He spent two years behind bars after hitting a Akron police cruiser during a 2012 chase, records show. He was also convicted of aggravated assault in 2007. If you'd like to comment on this post, please visit the crime and courts comments section. 
15 points by The Plain Dealer | Criminal law Rape Crime Assault Child abuse Felony Human sexual behavior Domestic violence
ICE detains woman seeking domestic abuse protection at Texas courthouse
A hearing in the El Paso County went from ordinary to "unprecedented" last week when half a dozen Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents showed up at a courthouse where an undocumented woman was seeking a protective order against the boyfriend she accused of abusing her.
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Man wanted for allegedly sexually abusing 13-year-old Harris County girl
Authorities are on the hunt for a 41-year-old man accused of sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl for nearly 20 months, authorities said Thursday.
5 points by The Houston Chronicle | Child abuse Domestic violence Terrorism Torture Family Psychological trauma Violence Suffering
CU chancellor Phil DiStefano says he wasn’t required to report domestic violence allegations against Joe Tumpkin
University of Colorado Chancellor Phil DiStefano said Thursday he decided not to report domestic violence allegations against an assistant football coach because he didn't believe he had to, based on his reading of university policy.
1 points by The Denver Post | Domestic violence Violence Violence against women Child abuse University Decision theory Report Policy
Danish man charged with ordering rape of 346 children in ‘historic’ livestream sex abuse case
A 70-year-old Danish man has been charged with ordering numerous child rape and sex abuse livestreams from third-world countries, where each assault usually cost the predator no more than $40. Read Full Article at
13 points by Russia Today | Child sexual abuse Child abuse Human sexual behavior Rape Sexual intercourse Sexual abuse Domestic violence Child pornography
Robert Durst friend testifies that real estate heir said he killed his wife
One of the closest friends of real estate heir Robert Durst implicated him Thursday in the killing of his first wife and provided a motive for the slaying of their mutual friend.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Testimony Witness Susan Berman 1943 births Domestic violence University of California Los Angeles alumni Police officer Oath
Lorain woman stabbed boyfriend in the butt in mini-fridge dispute, police say
Janice Hitchen's faces charges of felonious assault and domestic violence. Hitchen's case was bound over Monday to the Lorain County grand jury. Janice HitchensLorain police  LORAIN, Ohio -- A Lorain woman stabbed her boyfriend in the butt with a steak knife and later told police that she did so because he stabbed her in the knees with scissors a day earlier, police said. Janice Hitchens, 49, was charged with felonious assault and domestic violence in the incident that happened about 10 p.m. Jan. 28 in the 3400 block of Grove Avenue between East 34th and East 35th streets, according to police and court records. Hitchen's case was bound over to a Lorain County grand jury Monday for review, according to court records. The boyfriend was drunk when police arrived and said that Hitchens was also drinking, the police report says. He pulled down his pants to show police the stab wound on the left cheek of his buttocks, the police report says. He refused treatment despite calling 911 and requesting paramedics, the report says. The man told officers that Hitchens got mad when he moved a mini-fridge stocked full of beer into the living room, the report says. Hitchens stood up yelling and stabbed him with what he believed was a steak knife. Hitchens admitted she stabbed him, police said. But when police spoke to Hitchens, she said she stabbed him in self-defense after he apparently stabbed her knees with scissors. Officers did not see stab marks on her knees, the report says. She also admitted to the officers that she was upset that he moved the mini-fridge, the report says. Police could not find the knife. The couple refused to tell police where it was, the report says. Hitchen's boyfriend did not want to press charges and told officers that he only called police so she would stop stabbing him, the report says. A felonious assault complaint was filled out due to the seriousness of the crime, the report says. Hitchens has a prior domestic violence conviction from Aug. 9, 2000, police said. If you'd like to comment on this story, visit Thursday's crime and courts comments section.
8 points by The Plain Dealer | Violence Domestic violence Assault Crime Dagger Stabbing Battery Misdemeanor
Navy vet attacked for trying to stop turtle torture
A US Navy veteran suffered a skull fracture while trying to stop three men from torturing a turtle outside his Daytona Beach, Florida residential complex. The trio has been arrested and faces assault and animal cruelty charges. The turtle died. Read Full Article at
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Immigration agents detain domestic-abuse victim in court
Six federal immigration agents went to the El Paso County Courthouse last week and arrested an undocumented woman who had just received a pr...       
681 points by USA Today | Child abuse Abuse Psychological abuse Intimidation Physical abuse U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Domestic violence Violence
Marsy's Law for Ohio begins campaign for crime victim ballot initiative
Marsy's Law for Ohio, a proposed constitutional amendment granting crime victims rights, has the support of a bipartisan group of prosecutors, law enforcement officials and sexual assault victim advocates. COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A proposed Ohio constitutional amendment granting rights to crime victims has the support of a bipartisan coalition of prosecutors, law enforcement officials and advocacy groups. Supporters of the amendment, called Marsy's Law for Ohio, said crime victims' rights currently included in the Ohio Constitution aren't equally enforced across the state. Marsy's Law would expand the rights granted by a 1994 constitutional amendment and allow victims' attorneys to file a motion in court if they feel their rights have been ignored. They could then appeal the judge's decision. "This provides an additional protection of enforcement and that is largely one of the benefits I support," O'Brien, a Republican, said at a Wednesday news conference. Marsy's Law also has the support of Franklin County Sheriff Dallas Baldwin, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence, Ohio Victim Witness Association, Parents of Murdered Children and other domestic violence and sexual assault advocates. Rights for victims The amendment would enumerate 10 rights for victims, including to be present at court proceedings and provide input before a plea deal is struck, be notified of changes in an offender's status, have a prompt conclusion to the case without unreasonable delay and receive restitution. Anna Herb of Columbus said the right to a prompt conclusion would have helped her during a sexual abuse case that stretched over two years. Herb, who was in high school at the time, said the numerous continuances granted to her abuser dragged out the case and prevented her from healing and moving on. Herb was also not allowed to sit in the courtroom during proceedings. "You have no voice, you have no rights, you have nothing yet he gets the rights to a speedy trial," Herb said. "He's the one that's protected. What about us?" Concerns from defense attorneys Public defenders and defense attorneys are concerned the amendment could give victims, who are not parties to criminal lawsuits, more rights than defendants. The constitutional amendment would override state law, which contains many rights for crime victims and the accused. Barry Wilford, public policy chairman for the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, said that would eliminate judges' ability to weigh and balance rights of victims and defendants. And he questioned whether the proposed right to refuse an interview or other discovery request would defeat a defendant's subpoena power. "This is overkill," Wilford said in an interview. "It's a good cause, but putting it in the Constitution would be a drastic mistake." The campaign The Marsy's Law for Ohio campaign has the help of experienced Columbus consultants and lobbyists who have worked on successful statewide ballot issues. Supporters began collecting the nearly 305,600 signatures of Ohio registered voters to qualify for the November ballot. The campaign will largely use paid signature gatherers to complete the effort by the July 5 deadline, spokesman Aaron Marshall said. Marshall also said the campaign will have "sufficient" funding to educate voters ahead of the November election, thanks to California businessman Henry Nicholas. Nicholas' sister Marsalee (Marsy) was stalked and killed in 1984 by an ex-boyfriend. The ex-boyfriend was released from jail one week later, and Nicholas and his mother only found out after seeing him at a grocery store.
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Aurora police shut down busy stretch of road because of armed, dangerous suspect
Aurora police have shut down a busy stretch of roadway and are warning people in the area to stay indoors as they try to arrest an armed and dangers suspect wanted on domestic violence charges.
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Denver’s homicides hit a 10-year high in 2016 after domestic violence killings spiked
The number of homicides rose in Denver for the second year in a row in 2016, reaching a 10-year high of 56 people killed amid a sharp rise in domestic violence deaths.
437 points by The Denver Post | Crime Violence Constable Murder Police Homicide Domestic violence United States cities by crime rate
$9 million cut from domestic violence programs, Rauner administration blames 'confusion'
Illinois officials waited more than five months to alert dozens of domestic violence programs that their funding had been eliminated, an omission that has forced layoffs and other cuts at some facilities, according to interviews and documents reviewed by The Associated Press.No one knows — or is...
341 points by Chicago Tribune | Domestic violence Violence against women Violence Child abuse
Washington state woman faces charges for poisoning husband
TRI-CITIES, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state woman has been charged with poisoning her estranged husband with pesticide. The Tri-City Herald reports ( that 41-year-old Chelsea Schmitt of Pasco faces several charges, including malicious mischief and residential burglary with domestic violence. She's scheduled to appear in court next week. Court ...
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