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Attorneys are Looking to Extract Everything They Can From a Bankrupt Jesuit Ordernew

Kate Sanchez, a member of the Colville tribe, still feels revulsion when she comes here, remembering the sexual, physical, and emotional abuse she says she experienced at the hands of Jesuit priests at a school that was once a thriving boarding school four decades ago.
Seattle Weekly  |  Nina Shapiro  |  03-01-2010  |  Crime & Justice

From Personal Struggle, a Higher Purpose for Tracey Weavernew

Tracey Weaver has suffered more than her share of setbacks in life. As a teen she struggled with abuse, molestation, major financial problems, and the deaths of loved ones. But she overcame these and other tragedies and began to devote her life to helping others through hardship.
East Bay Express  |  Alison Alter  |  12-16-2009  |  Children & Families

Lies & Videotape: The Case Against an Allegedly Abusive Orlando Cop Heads to Trialnew

On April 12, 2007, while working off-duty as a security guard at the now-defunct Club Paris nightclub, Orlando cop Fernando Trinidad pushed a woman down a flight of stairs.
Orlando Weekly  |  Jeffrey C. Billman  |  07-24-2009  |  Crime & Justice

Detainees Refute ICE's Denials of Abusenew

A recent report, based on interviews with 41 detainees over a period of eight months in 2007 and 2008, alleges various "human rights violations" at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Wash., including inadequate medical care, lack of due process, and physical abuse.
Seattle Weekly  |  Nina Shapiro  |  08-18-2008  |  Crime & Justice

Is Vermont's Anti-Sex-Offender Hysteria Really Helping Kids?new

Pretty soon, no penalty of a sex offender is considered cruel and unusual enough. When the Supreme Court ruled that capital punishment for the rape of a child is unconstitutional, both presidential candidates expressed disappointment in the decision.
Seven Days  |  Judith Levine  |  08-15-2008  |  Crime & Justice

Systemic Neglect at Texas' Troubled Insitutions for the Mentally Retardednew

Texas has the largest remaining set of mental institutions in the nation, housing the state's most vulnerable: some can't feed or dress themselves, and others can't even rise from a gurney or speak. And according to government records, the very people charged with caring for these patients are victimizing them.
The Texas Observer  |  Dave Mann  |  05-07-2008  |  Science

The Passion of the Courtnew

The U.S. Supreme Court's silence forces Cardinal Mahony to turn over files of ex-priests suspected of molestation.
Pasadena Weekly  |  Andre Coleman  |  04-20-2006  |  Religion

Anatomy of a Murdernew

When Bush speaks of human rights, it's not only our enemies around the world that scoff.
The Village Voice  |  Nat Hentoff  |  02-07-2006  |  War

Family Tiesnew

Ex-members of a cult that once advocated sex between adults and children want the group's leaders exposed and punished.
Houston Press  |  Craig Malisow  |  11-22-2005  |  Religion

Grass in Massnew

The Bay State inches toward legalizing medical marijuana.
Boston Phoenix  |  Mike Miliard  |  09-19-2005  |  Science

The Patriot Axnew

Markus Young moved to this country from Germany when he was three years old. Now, courtesy of tougher immigration laws, he could be deported under the Patriot Act.
Boston Phoenix  |  Deirdre Fulton  |  08-29-2005  |  Immigration

The Supreme Court Shines Some Light into the Bush's Gulagnew

The enemy within: in a trio of cases, the Supreme Court shines some light into the Bush administration’s gulag. But for "enemy combatants" both here and in Guantánamo, it’s not yet time to celebrate.
Boston Phoenix  |  Harvey Silverglate  |  07-08-2004  |  Civil Liberties

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