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September 26, 2013
16:16 // 10 months ago
September 10, 2013

Four men convicted for last year’s brutal New Delhi rape/murder

  • 4 men convicted on all counts for the infamous, brutal rape and murder of a woman riding a bus in New Delhi, India last year. All four men could face the death penalty by hanging, with sentencing expected to be announced on Wednesday. source
20:15 // 10 months ago
August 29, 2013

Stunning sentence in rape case leaves student’s mother, community in shock

  • 2010 A 16-year-old student from Billings, Montana killed herself, just days before her 17th birthday, while police were investigating a man accused of having sex with the young girl when she was only 14. Stacy Dean Rambold initially avoided charges, by agreeing to attend a sex-offender treatment program and avoid unsupervised contact with minors, but was arrested after being discharged for having unsupervised contact with underage family members.
  • 2013 Montana District Judge G. Todd Baugh sentenced the young girl’s rapist to 15 years in prison, only to suspend all but 31 days of the sentence and give the newly convicted sex offender a one day credit for time served. When justifying his decision, he claimed that he believed the now deceased victim was “just as much in control” of the situation, later adding that “It was horrible enough as it is just given her age, but it wasn’t this forcible beat-up rape.” source
16:15 // 10 months ago
July 27, 2013
theatlantic:

What the Delhi Rape Trials Mean for India’s Women

Today the Juvenile Justice Board in Delhi, India was supposed to deliver the verdict against the youngest of the six men accused of gang-raping a 23-year old physiotherapy student while she was riding on a bus on December 16, 2012. The accused was 17 at the time of the rape and turned 18 last month. Police reports indicate that the defendant was allegedly the  most brutal of the men involved. However, according to the provisions of India’s Juvenile Justice Act, the maximum sentence possible for a minor is three years in custody, including time already served. In a dramatic turn, India’s Supreme Court is now considering changing the legal definition of a juvenile in response to this case. The verdict has been delayed until August 5 of this year.
This news sets the stage for the rest of the Delhi rape trials and suggests that the five remaining adult defendants will receive harsh sentences from the courts.
Read more. [Image: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters]


The brutal incident from last year, which drew widespread international attention and condemnation, left the victim, a 23-year-old physiotherapy intern, with severe injuries which led to her death while under hospital care.

theatlantic:

What the Delhi Rape Trials Mean for India’s Women

Today the Juvenile Justice Board in Delhi, India was supposed to deliver the verdict against the youngest of the six men accused of gang-raping a 23-year old physiotherapy student while she was riding on a bus on December 16, 2012. The accused was 17 at the time of the rape and turned 18 last month. Police reports indicate that the defendant was allegedly the most brutal of the men involved. However, according to the provisions of India’s Juvenile Justice Act, the maximum sentence possible for a minor is three years in custody, including time already served. In a dramatic turn, India’s Supreme Court is now considering changing the legal definition of a juvenile in response to this case. The verdict has been delayed until August 5 of this year.

This news sets the stage for the rest of the Delhi rape trials and suggests that the five remaining adult defendants will receive harsh sentences from the courts.

Read more. [Image: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters]

The brutal incident from last year, which drew widespread international attention and condemnation, left the victim, a 23-year-old physiotherapy intern, with severe injuries which led to her death while under hospital care.

19:13 // 12 months ago
July 17, 2013
Accused kidnapper Ariel Castro has pleaded not guilty to 512 counts of kidnapping and 446 counts of rape on Wednesday, even as prosecutors filed the new indictment which nearly tripled the total number of charges from the original 329-count filing. Castro remains incarcerated on an $8 million bond, and is expected to return to court for the beginning of his trial on August 5. (Photo via The Guardian) source

Accused kidnapper Ariel Castro has pleaded not guilty to 512 counts of kidnapping and 446 counts of rape on Wednesday, even as prosecutors filed the new indictment which nearly tripled the total number of charges from the original 329-count filing. Castro remains incarcerated on an $8 million bond, and is expected to return to court for the beginning of his trial on August 5. (Photo via The Guardian) source

14:50 // 1 year ago
July 15, 2013
15:53 // 1 year ago
May 15, 2013
Attorneys for Ariel Castro, the man accused of kidnapping and imprisoning three women and a child for periods ranging from six to eleven years, say he will plead not guilty to the kidnapping and rape charges he faces. Strangely, they also seem to admit that Castro fathered the six-year-old child found with Amanda Berry and two other women last week, telling WKYC-TV that Castro loves his child “dearly.” (Photo via The Guardian) source

Attorneys for Ariel Castro, the man accused of kidnapping and imprisoning three women and a child for periods ranging from six to eleven years, say he will plead not guilty to the kidnapping and rape charges he faces. Strangely, they also seem to admit that Castro fathered the six-year-old child found with Amanda Berry and two other women last week, telling WKYC-TV that Castro loves his child “dearly.” (Photo via The Guardian) source

14:30 // 1 year ago
April 13, 2013
Before I am an artist, I am a father, a son, and a brother to some of the most cherished women in the world. So for me to suggest in any way that harm and violation be brought to a woman is one of my biggest mistakes and regrets. As an artist, one of the most liberating things is being able to paint pictures with my words. But with that comes a great responsibility. And most recently, my choice of words was not only offensive, it does not reflect my true heart. And for this, I apologize. To every woman that has felt the sting of abuse, I apologize. I recognize that as an artist I have a voice and with that, the power of influence. To the young men who listen to my music, please know that using a substance to rob a woman of her right to make a choice is not only a crime, it’s wrong and I do not encourage it. To my fans, I also apologize if I have disappointed you. I can only hope that this sparks a healthy dialogue and that I can contribute to it.
Rapper Rick Ross finally apologizes for his controversial lyrics on Rocko’s “U.O.E.N.O.” source
13:14 // 1 year ago
March 27, 2013

Hey Bro: Posted because responses to several recent stories have served as a painful reminder that videos/messages like these can always use a signal boost. Just do yourself a favor, and avoid the comments section on YouTube. 

17:52 // 1 year ago
March 20, 2013
10:06 // 1 year ago