Lindsay Malloy presented Why Teens Confess to Crimes They Didn’t Commit as a TED Talk.
Marlon Peterson presented Am I Not Human? A Call for Criminal Justice Reform as a TED Talk.
This morning a saw the headline Man Charged With Two Rapes Gets One Day in Jail. My first thought was What the Hell (or something like that), wondering what’s going on that’s causing rapists to get such light punishment. In this case the punishment wasn’t for rape. It was instead for battery, which appears to… Continue reading Rape to Battery
Jeffrey Brown presented How We Cut Youth Violence in Boston by 79 Percent as a TED Talk.
I received an email news alert the other day that threw me off. It was regarding James Holmes, the person convicted of killing 12, plus wounding 70 more, at an Aurora, CO movie theater a couple years ago. Holmes had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in the 2012 shootings. He was convicted last… Continue reading Justice System
Slate published When Men Are Raped, pointing out the number or men and women sexually assaulted is almost equal. This definition includes victims who were forced to penetrate someone else with their own body parts, either by physical force or coercion, or when the victim was drunk or high or otherwise unable to consent. When… Continue reading Slate: Male Rape in America
James Lyne presented Everyday Cybercrime — and What You Can Do About It as a TED Talk.
CNN published Egyptian General Admits ‘Virginity Checks’ Conducted on Protesters. I’m not sure what else to say. A senior Egyptian general admits that “virginity checks” were performed on women arrested at a demonstration this spring, the first such admission after previous denials by military authorities.
I’ll keep this in mind if I ever get married. Man Charged with Felony for Reading His Wife’s E-mail to Track an Affair