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Somalia: Conundrum of an Activist

Sadia Ali Aden | Posted 11.04.2014 | World
Sadia Ali Aden

In order to genuinely win the hearts and minds of the ordinary citizens, the Somali leadership must not hasten making decisions on their behalf or self-interest by signing any treaty at a disadvantaged position with countries that have more negative record than positive.

Watch How Passersby React To Domestic Violence In Public

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.07.2014 | Impact

Warning: The video above features actors, but some readers may find the footage disturbing. In a revealing social experiment, passersby respond in...

There's Nothing Domestic About Domestic Assault

B. D. Colen | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics
B. D. Colen

We should not give this kind of assault a special name and put it in a special category that ultimately belittles it, fails to protect society, and robs victims of justice. By calling it "domestic assault," as we have for so long, we put a white picket fence around it and in some weird way prettify it. Which is utterly inexcusable.

Ohio Woman Sent To Prison For School Outburst

Associated Press | Posted 08.21.2014 | Crime

AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio woman has been sentenced to more than a year in prison for assaulting a teacher, principal and cafeteria worker at her son...

David Lohr

Alleged Kidnapping Victim Sent To Jail To Ensure That She Testifies

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.04.2014 | Crime

In an extraordinarily rare legal move, a Pennsylvania judge ordered an alleged kidnapping victim held behind bars to make sure she shows up at the sus...

Woman In Lingerie Accused Of Trying To Run Over Cop

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 07.25.2014 | Crime

Florida police say a woman wearing only lingerie tried to run over an officer who woke her while she slept in her car. No one was injured, but acco...

Female Trainees In The Sciences Report Harassment And Assault

Julienne Rutherford | Posted 09.23.2014 | Science
Julienne Rutherford

Our main findings -- that women trainees were disproportionately targeted for abuse, and that targets generally felt they had few avenues to report or resolve these problems -- suggest that at least some science field sites are neither safe nor inclusive.

Worker Safety Agency Reviewing Alleged Rape Of Prison Teacher

AP | BOB CHRISTIE | Posted 06.27.2014 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's workplace safety agency confirmed Thursday that it has launched a review of the rape of a teacher inside a state prison cla...

Soccer Superstar Hope Solo Arrested for Domestic Violence

Ravishly | Posted 08.25.2014 | Women
Ravishly

Though of course we want to be supportive of kickass female athletes, there's nothing about Solo's actions this weekend worth applauding. Domestic violence is a startling issue in this country, with millions of attacks reported every year.

The Reevaluation of a National Mindset

Hannah Berkman | Posted 08.11.2014 | College
Hannah Berkman

To fully eradicate the frighteningly common issue of sexual assault, we must change the rape culture of our society. We cannot stop a crime whose focus is the degradation and objectification of women if we don't stop the problem at its root and eliminate the current attitude toward women.

Because I Have a Daughter, I'm Sharing My Story of Sexual Assault

Elizabeth Flora Ross | Posted 07.30.2014 | Parents
Elizabeth Flora Ross

I am sharing my experiences now because I have a daughter. She is young and innocent. At 5 years old, I have already had to explain to her that no one has the right to touch her body without her permission. Because that is the world we live in.

Jay-Z's 100th Problem

Midwin Charles | Posted 07.14.2014 | Entertainment
Midwin Charles

Jay-Z's 100th Problem #WhatJayZSaidToSolange is the hash tag that circulated wildly on Twitter and many social networks once news broke that Solange ...

Judge's Light Sentence for Convicted Rapist Sparks Outrage for the Legal Community

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

The line between what is acceptable and what is not as it pertains to shaming in the legal arena is murky at best. In the interest of not just those in the legal profession, but more importantly victims and the accused, it is time we get some clarity on these issues.

I Survived Assault In India, But When I Went to Police, I Was Victim Blamed

Bustle | Posted 07.01.2014 | Women
Bustle

People were passing by, staring in awe at the scene that was taking place in front of them. Their heads turned sideways as they glanced back at me in horror and surprise. A few people even slowed down to watch him throw me to the ground. But not a single one of them stopped. No one came to help. I was alone.

Captured: Inmate Who Fled 6 Days Before Release

Posted 05.01.2014 | Crime

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police say an inmate who served 272 days then escaped from a north Portland prison with less than a week to go has been recapt...

Remains Found In Washington State May Be Those Of Long-Vanished Fugitive

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2014 | Crime

By Jonathan Kaminsky OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - Washington state authorities believe they have unearthed the remains of an escaped...

Man In Obama Ricin-Letter Case Pleads Guilty To Fondling

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — The man who pleaded guilty last week to sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other officials has pleaded...

Man Allegedly Killed Dog, Threatened To 'Eat' Roommate On Christmas Eve

David Lohr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

A California man, in the midst of a domestic dispute on Christmas Eve, allegedly threatened to 'eat' his roommate and then killed her small dog. Al...

Woman's Attacker Ordered To Write 'Boys Do Not Hit Girls' 5,000 Times

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Montana judge who said a teen rape victim appeared "older than her chronological age" has sentenced a man convicted of pu...

Knockout Games -- The Biggest Form of Cowardice

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

Diversity is one of the greatest strengths of this nation, and we must respect one another in a way that preserves and further develops this diversity. Therefore, when an injustice happens to anyone, it is the duty of all to speak up. Silence is akin to tacit acceptance.

WATCH: Off-Duty NYPD Cop Brutally Beaten

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 11.19.2013 | New York

An 18-year veteran of the NYPD is in stable condition Monday after being beaten unconscious outside a New York City club over the weekend. Forty-y...

Disturbing Knockout Game Leaves Victims Out Cold With One Punch

Posted 11.17.2013 | Crime

Police say the assault of a Washington DC woman may be connected to a violent new trend called the "knockout game." The unsuspecting 27-year-old vi...

The Silence Surrounding Domestic Violence is Deafening

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 11.08.2013 | Impact
Tanya Young Williams

As a very vocal advocate for the eradication of domestic violence, I am greatly frustrated by the apparent indifference our culture has towards domestic violence and the cancerous destruction it has on our families.

Avalanche Goalie Faces Kidnapping, Assault Charges

Reuters | Keith Coffman | Posted 12.30.2013 | Sports

DENVER, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, Denver police said on We...

David Lohr

Suspect In Missing Teen Case Linked To 2nd Girl's Disappearance

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.13.2013 | Crime

A 48-year-old man who was charged in connection with the disappearance of Virginia teenager Alexis Murphy, is also a longtime person of interest in th...