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  • U.S. broadens archaic definition of rape

    01/06/2012 12:51:06 PM PST · by ColdOne · 18 replies ^ | 1/6/12 | Moni Basu
    (CNN) -- The Justice Department announced Friday it is revising a decades-old definition of rape to expand the kinds of offenses that constitute the crime and for the first time, include men as victims. Now, any kind of nonconsensual penetration, no matter the gender of the attacker or victim, will constitute rape -- meaning that attacks on men will be counted. The crime of rape will be defined as "penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the...
  • Woman meets child born out of rape, given up for adoption 77 years ago

    01/03/2012 12:11:39 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Toranto Star ^ | January 3, 2012
    SAN CLEMENTE, CALIF.—For most of her 100 years, Minka Disbrow tried to find out what became of the precious baby girl she gave up for adoption after being raped as a teen. She hoped, but never imagined, she’d see her Betty Jane again. The cruel act of violence bore in Disbrow an enduring love for the child. She kept a black and white photograph of the baby bundled in blankets and tucked inside a basket. It was the last she saw of the girl — until the phone rang in her California apartment in 2006 with the voice of an...
  • Reunited after 77 years: Woman meets the daughter she gave up for adoption

    01/02/2012 4:06:05 PM PST · by Lorianne · 24 replies
    Daily Mail, UK ^ | 02 Jan 2012
    For almost a century, Minka Disbrow tried to find out what became of the baby girl she gave up for adoption after being raped as a teenager. She hoped, but never imagined, that she would see her daughter Betty Jane again. Her only connection to the child was a black and white photograph of the baby bundled up in blankets shortly after she was born. Then in 2006, Mrs Disbrow, who turned 100 years old at the end of last month, received a call from Brian Lee who turned out to be her grandson. He then asked if she'd like...
  • Swedish woman held for sex with 16-year-old

    01/01/2012 1:42:54 AM PST · by WesternCulture · 44 replies ^ | 12/30/2011 | The Local/js
    A 32-year-old woman from Dalarna in central Sweden has been remanded on suspicions of child rape for having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy. The woman was called in for questioning by police on December 22nd and placed under arrest later that day, the local Dala-Demokraten newspaper reported. Police were alerted to the woman's relationship with the teen after she spoke to a social worker about the affair and the social worker in turn filed a report with police. The couple allegedly began their relationship in August and continued to see each other up until the time of the...
  • Afghan woman cuts off father-in-law's private part

    12/31/2011 8:22:37 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Emirates 24/7 News ^ | December 31, 2011 | AFP
    Afghan woman cuts off father-in-law's private part An Afghan woman cut off her father-in-law's penis with a knife after he tried to have sex with her, a doctor in eastern Afghanistan's Ghazni province said on Saturday. "One day when the husband was away from home he attempted to have sex with his daughter-in-law and she cut off his penis with a knife," the doctor from a private hospital in Ghazni said on condition of anonymity. The man went for treatment at the private hospital but was sent on to the capital Kabul for specialist treatment, he added. The incident took...
  • Man charged in fatal rape of baby

    12/31/2011 9:38:23 AM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 137 replies ^ | December 30, 2011 | Nancy Laflin
    ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Bernalillo County Sheriff's Deputies have charged Juan Galindo, 37, for the rape and death of his girlfriend's 1-month-old infant daughter.Deputies say around 4:00 this morning, family members called 911 from a home in the 1900 block of Lake Southwest. When deputies arrived, they found the baby girl already dead. Medical investigators were also called to the scene.
  • Rick Perry Now Opposes Abortions in Cases of Rape, Incest

    12/28/2011 8:43:31 AM PST · by julieee · 16 replies ^ | December 28, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Rick Perry Now Opposes Abortions in Cases of Rape, Incest Washington, DC -- At a pro-life presidential forum last night, Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry announced that he had a change of heart on abortion in cases of rape or incest -- now opposing abortion in such rare cases.
  • TSA screenings aren't just for airports anymore

    12/26/2011 6:24:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 74 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 12/26/11 | By Brian Bennett, Washington Bureau
    Reporting from Charlotte, N.C.— Rick Vetter was rushing to board the Amtrak train in Charlotte, N.C., on a recent Sunday afternoon when a canine officer suddenly blocked the way. Three federal air marshals in bulletproof vests and two officers trained to spot suspicious behavior watched closely as Seiko, a German shepherd, nosed Vetter's trousers for chemical traces of a bomb. Radiation detectors carried by the marshals scanned the 57-year-old lawyer for concealed nuclear materials. When Seiko indicated a scent, his handler, Julian Swaringen, asked Vetter whether he had pets at home in Garner, N.C. Two mutts, Vetter replied. "You can...
  • New Haven man gets 80 years in prison for 2009 East Rock rape, attempted murder

    12/23/2011 8:36:10 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 30 replies · 16+ views
    New Haven Register ^ | December 23, 2011 | Randall Beach
    NEW HAVEN — For one last time, the woman faced the man who repeatedly beat and raped her, and she told her story. Clearly moved by the victim’s “extraordinary dignity and immeasurable courage,” Superior Court Judge David Gold Thursday sentenced Jose Angel Moreno-Hernandez to serve 80 years in prison for what he did to the young woman and her family. She was in the courtroom with her mother, father, sisters, boyfriend and about 25 other supporters, including the police officers and detectives who found and arrested the defendant a few hours after the prolonged attack in her car and then...
  • Occupy Berkeley holds ground despite police action (only 24 crimes, one attempted rape so far)

    12/22/2011 6:34:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies · 1+ views
    ABC Local ^ | 12/22/11
    Occupy Berkeley holds ground despite police actionUpdated at 05:15 AM today BERKELEY, Calif. -- After members of the "Occupy Berkeley" camp were served with a notice that police planned to evict people lodging at Civic Center Park after 10 p.m. Wednesday night, a group has remained in the area despite small bouts of police action this morning. Occupy Berkeley is the last of the large scale Occupy encampments in the Bay Area and Berkeley city officials are confronting the same problems that shut down the camps in Oakland and San Francisco. Berkeley police delivered their third warning, prompting some Occupy...
  • Standing up for our eroding civil liberties

    12/21/2011 11:51:52 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies · 1+ views ^ | December 21, 2011 | Amy Alkon
    This country's Founding Fathers were a bunch of obnoxious jerks -- and I mean that in the most reverent way. These were men who were fiercely opposed to blind obedience to authority, and who laid their lives on the line to flip it the bird. Oh, how disappointingly -- and dangerously -- far we've fallen. Our Constitutional rights are increasingly being eroded -- at TSA checkpoints, at police stops where citizens are arrested for videotaping, and elsewhere -- and so many Americans are just sitting there blinking like livestock. At the airport this past March, I wasn't one of those...
  • Vermont fraternity chapter closed indefinitely over rape survey

    12/19/2011 6:29:33 AM PST · by Libloather · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Fox 8 ^ | 12/17/11 | LISA RATHKE
    Vermont fraternity chapter closed indefinitely over rape surveyLISA RATHKE - Staff Writer 9:53 a.m. EST, December 17, 2011 MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A University of Vermont fraternity whose members are accused of circulating a survey that asked who they would like to rape has been closed indefinitely. The national Sigma Phi Epsilon made the announcement Friday after an internal investigation and lengthy discussions with the university in Burlington. "Without suggesting that every member had knowledge of this questionnaire, the questions asked in the document are deplorable and absolutely inconsistent with our values," said Brian Warren, executive director of the national...
  • Nearly one in five U.S. women raped in lifetime: study

    12/15/2011 7:56:38 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 49 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/15/2011 | David Beasley
    Nearly 20 percent of women in the United States have been raped at least once and one in four has been severely attacked by an intimate partner, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Wednesday. Almost 80 percent of female victims were first raped before age 25 and more than half were raped by a current or former partner, according to the CDC's analysis of data from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey of 18,049 men and women in the United States in 2010. The survey, which the CDC said was the first of its kind,...
  • Frat accused of asking: Who do you want to rape?

    12/14/2011 11:44:10 PM PST · by trumandogz · 19 replies
    AP Via Yahoo ^ | 12.14.11 | LISA RATHKE
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A University of Vermont fraternity has been suspended while school officials, national organization leaders and police investigate allegations that a survey was circulated among members asking them who they would like to rape.
  • The Values of Occupy Eugene are Worth Cost of the Camp (Barf Alert)

    12/13/2011 12:06:58 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 4 replies
    Eugene Register Guard ^ | 12/12/11 | Shelley Jensen
    Some claim that the price is too high to continue to support the occupation of Washington-Jefferson Park in Eugene — yet 70 percent of that $100,000 cost to the city of Eugene was for police overtime at marches and rallies. That cost will not be reduced if the city fails to renew the Occupy Eugene permit to stay overnight. More to the point, what is the price of freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, and the right to petition for redress of grievances? Dark forces of destruction attack not just our middle class jobs, but also the survival prospects of...
  • Sacramento woman allegedly fakes own rape to convince husband to move

    12/10/2011 12:14:14 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 23 replies
    KPCC ^ | Dec. 9, 2011 | Paige Osburn
    Laurie Ann Martinez, a prison psychologist with the California Department of Corrections, was charged Friday with faking her own rape in order to convince her husband they needed to move. Martinez conspired with a friend to create the appearance that she was beaten, robbed and raped in her Sacramento home in April, according to conspiracy charges filed by the Sacramento County district attorney. Investigators say she split her own lip with a pin, scraped her knuckles with sandpaper and had her friend punch her in the face with boxing gloves they bought for that purpose. She ripped open her blouse...
  • Muslim 'Rape Wave' Reported in Oslo

    12/09/2011 7:46:34 PM PST · by george76 · 66 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/4/2011 | Gil Ronen
    45 of 48 rapes in Norway's capital recently were by Muslim immigrants. Norway is suffering from an unprecedented wave of rapes that are largely being perpetrated by Muslim immigrants against local women ... the "politically correct rot" prevents the rape wave by Muslims from being reported. "They are called 'non-western,' 'dark skinned,' 'Middle Eastern' et cetera."
  • FBI to change definition of ‘rape’ for the first time since 1929

    12/08/2011 3:33:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    WHPTV ^ | 12/08/11 | Rheana Murray
    FBI to change definition of ‘rape’ for the first time since 1929BY Rheana Murray NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: 11:04 am The FBI’s definition of “rape” is about to get a long-awaited update, for the first time since 1929. The revamped description will be broader, pleasing activists who say the current definition leads to the low-balling of sexual assault cases, and also discourages victims to come forward. An agency panel voted on Tuesday to change the narrow definition that’s currently in use: “Carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will.” The new definition, which will more closely match...
  • Joe Paterno's Payback? Penn State Football is Number One in Academic Bowl

    12/07/2011 11:04:16 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 30 replies
    Time ^ | 12-7-11 | Kayla Webley
    Paterno’s Payback? Penn State Football is No. 1 in Academic Bowl New rankings of the graduation rates of top football programs reaffirm Penn State's reputation for creating athlete-scholars Louisiana State University may again be the best team in the nation going into the recently announced college bowls, but when it comes to the football team’s academic performance, they’re a lower-than-middling No. 13. According to an analysis done by the New America Foundation (NAF), only 48% of the school’s football players currently graduate within six years or less. But the more ironic news is that the team that topped the...
  • [Muslim] Fatwa Permits Mujahideen to Kidnap, Imprison, Have Sexual Intercourse w/ Infidel Women

    12/07/2011 11:33:41 AM PST · by Righting · 13 replies
    MEMRI ^ | November 30, 2011
    Fatwa Permits Mujahideen to Kidnap, Imprison, and Have Sexual Intercourse with Infidel Women MEMRI On October 28, 2011, the jihadi forum Minbar Al-Tawhid Wal-Jihad published a fatwa by Sheikh Abu Humam Al-Athari, a member of its shari'a council, in which he unequivocally permits mujahideen to capture the infidels' women and have sexual intercourse with them, even those who are married, on the claim that their marriage bonds to infidels are dissolved as soon as they are taken captive.Following are the fatwa's main points:The inquiry in response to which Al-Athari issued the fatwa reads as follows:[1] "Is it permissible for mujahideen...