Another Officer Charged In San Francisco Bay Area Police Sex Scandal

Originally posted by Richard Gonzales on NPR.com on November 4, 2016— “Another law enforcement officer will be charged in the ongoing investigation of dozens of San Francisco Bay Area police officers who allegedly had sex with a teen sex trafficking victim. Contra Costa County District Attorney Mark Peterson said he is filing a single misdemeanor charge against … More Another Officer Charged In San Francisco Bay Area Police Sex Scandal

2012 Harvard Men’s Soccer Team Produced Sexually Explicit ‘Scouting Report’ on Female Recruits

Originally posted on TheCrimson.com by C. RAMSEY FAHS, CRIMSON STAFF WRITER on October 25, 2016 — “In what appears to have been a yearly team tradition, a member of Harvard’s 2012 men’s soccer team produced a document that, in sexually explicit terms, individually assessed and evaluated freshmen recruits from the 2012 women’s soccer team based on … More 2012 Harvard Men’s Soccer Team Produced Sexually Explicit ‘Scouting Report’ on Female Recruits

United Nations Heads to North Dakota to Investigate Possible Human Rights Violations

Originally posted by PRI’s The World on November 3, 2016— “THERE’S NO END IN SIGHT FOR THE PROTESTS OVER THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE. This pipeline is being built to carry crude oil from the Bakken oil field in North Dakota to a refinery near Chicago. The Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters say the … More United Nations Heads to North Dakota to Investigate Possible Human Rights Violations

Human Rights Watch Interview: New CIA Torture Claims

Originally published on http://www.hrw.org on October 3, 2016— “It’s public knowledge that following the 9-11 attacks on the United States, the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) detained and tortured terrorism suspects in secret sites around the world. But new Human Rights Watch research provides disturbing details about CIA torture techniques that have not been … More Human Rights Watch Interview: New CIA Torture Claims

Backpage.com Raided, CEO Arrested in Texas

Originally posted on October 6, 2016, on Yahoo News Digest— “State agents have raided the Dallas headquarters of adult classified ad portal Backpage and arrested Chief Executive Officer Carl Ferrer. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton alleges that adult and child sex-trafficking victims had been forced into prostitution through escort ads posted on the site. Paxton … More Backpage.com Raided, CEO Arrested in Texas

Woman Arrested for Human Trafficking After Allegedly Forcing Children to Sell Cookies

Originally posted by Mahita Gajanan for Time on September 26, 2016— “A Kentucky woman faces human trafficking charges for forcing several children to sell cookies, according to officials. Rhonda Bell, 32, was arrested on Sunday in Anderson County, Kentucky,WDRB reported. She is accused of making nine juveniles, whose ages range from 9 to 16, sell peppermint … More Woman Arrested for Human Trafficking After Allegedly Forcing Children to Sell Cookies

Police, Feds Investigating Weiner for Alleged Online Chats with Teen Girl

Originally posted by Yahoo News Digest on September 23, 2016— “The office of Jill Westmoreland Rose, the U.S. attorney for the Western District of North Carolina in Charlotte, has “begun investigative efforts” into the online communications between disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner and a 15-year-old girl, officials said. Meantime, an FBI task force in New … More Police, Feds Investigating Weiner for Alleged Online Chats with Teen Girl

Forced Displacement: A Developing World Crisis

Originally posted by The World Bank on September 15, 2016— “Forced displacement is a crisis centered in developing countries, which host 89 percent of refugees and 99 percent of internally displaced persons, says a new World Bank report. At its root are the same 10 conflicts which have accounted for the majority of the forcibly … More Forced Displacement: A Developing World Crisis

More Than Drinks for Sale: Sex Trafficking in U.S. Cantinas and Bars

Originally posted on PolarisProject.org— “Across the United States, thousands of Latina women are prisoners of the sex trafficking industry in bars and cantinas. These women are victims of an underground sex economy, run by traffickers who go largely untouched. From December 2007 to March 2016, the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline and BeFree Textline … More More Than Drinks for Sale: Sex Trafficking in U.S. Cantinas and Bars

It’s Time to Rethink the World’s Approach to Human Rights in China

Originally posted on Sept. 1, 2016, by Yahoo News— “When world leaders touch down in early September in the city of Hangzhou for this year’s G20 leaders’ summit, which China will they see? The one of glossy skylines, enviable growth statistics, and perfectly choreographed diplomatic exchanges? Or the one in which China’s prominent human and … More It’s Time to Rethink the World’s Approach to Human Rights in China