Exoneree Fights for Justice for Others Wrongfully Convicted

A 40-year-old man from the Philadelphia area was exonerated from a wrongful conviction last year. After spending over 20 years in prison for a murder he did not commit, he is now speaking out to support others who have been wrongfully convicted. “It’s surreal,” he said of his release, “…I have been enslaved, you know mentally, [...]

2020-12-22T12:11:17-06:00By |Categories: Wrongful Conviction|0 Comments

Survey at FEMA Uncovers Civil Rights Violations

In early December 2020, FEMA released the results of a survey pertaining to harassment and discrimination within the agency.  The results showed that out of nearly half of agency employees who responded to the survey, 20% of FEMA workers have experienced a civil rights violation due to their sex. Almost the same number of employees said [...]

School District Reaches Bullying Settlement with DOJ

Bullying in schools has become an increasing problem across the United States, but for one school, Federal Way public schools in Washington, instances of school bullying were out of control.  Moreover, between 2013 and 2015, complaints were made that Federal Way was not properly investigating reports of bullying from students, including reported physical and verbal harassment [...]

2020-12-22T12:02:46-06:00By |Categories: School Bullying|Tags: |0 Comments

Concerns for Cyberbullying Amid Increased Screen Time for Teens

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced nearly all students to spend an increased amount of time in front of a computer screen. When in-person social interaction is not an option, many students turn to social media to keep up with friends. However, more time online creates more opportunities for students to be cyberbullied. At least 33% of [...]

2021-01-26T14:21:18-06:00By |Categories: School Bullying|0 Comments

NY Attorney General Files Sex Abuse Suit Against Catholic Diocese

In a new lawsuit brought by the New York Attorney General, three bishops from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo are accused of covering up sexual abuse by over two dozen priests. The allegations, which purportedly took place for years, violate church policy and state law. The Attorney General’s suit aims to apply civil laws to sue [...]

Transgender Woman Victim of Sexual Abuse in Prison—Again

According to a recent lawsuit, an incarcerated transgender woman endured multiple accounts of sexual assault and harassment after being forced into lockup with men in a Georgia prison. Unfortunately, this was not her first experience with such horrific treatment. Five years prior, she endured the same type of horrific treatment after being incarcerated for a minor, [...]