A Kansas Law School Student Reported a Rape. Then Police Arrested Her.

In late January of this year, as frost covered the streets of Kansas, an officer at the Lawrence Police Department called a woman whose rape report he was investigating. He told her hed received an anonymous tip, but couldnt understand it. He needed her help to decode it. Thrilled, the woman rushed into the station house before her afternoon classes at the University of Kansas Law School. She later said the call made her feel like I was being believed, for the first time. But when she arrived, the officer informed her there was no anonymous tip. In fact, police werent looking into her Sept. 28 rape report at all. All these months that she believed they were investigating her …

Gunman Shoots Two at New Hampshire Church Wedding, Gang Tackled by Guests

A gunman opened fire during a Saturday morning wedding ceremony at a New Hampshire Pentecostal church, striking two people before fast-thinking guests gang tackled and subdued the shooter until police arrived, Pelham Police Chief Joseph Roark said. The suspect has been arrested in the shooting at the New England Pentecostal Church, Roark said. He did not identify the suspect or provide a motive, but noted the incident was not a random shooting. A coward walked into my familys church today at NEP New England Pentecostal Church and shot my uncle Bishop Stanley Choate I call for anyone that knows and believes and In the GOD we serve to get on your knees and pray for my family, Neivia Choate, the …

Teenagers held over homophobic attack on two women on London bus

Lesbian couple assaulted by group of young males blame rise of rightwing populism for growth in hate crime The two women left needing hospital treatment after they were attacked on a bus in a homophobic assault have blamed a rise in rightwing populism for growing hate crime and called on people to stand up for each other. Melania Geymonat, 28, and her girlfriend, Chris, 29, defiantly announced they would not be intimidated into hiding their sexuality, days after they said they were attacked by several young men when they refused to kiss upon demand. I was and still am angry. It was scary, but this is not a novel situation, said Chris. Im not scared about being visibly queer. If …

Boko Haram Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s a look at Boko Haram, a militant Islamic group working out of Nigeria, whose purpose is to institute Sharia, or Islamic law. Originally, Boko Haram was referred to locally as the Nigerian Taliban because of their religious similarities to the Taliban. Boko Haram does not engage in Nigeria’s political system out of an adherence to a fundamentalist form of Islam, which forbids participation unless the system is based on Sharia, or Islamic law. Timeline:2002 – The group, which may have existed since the late 1990s, organizes under the Muslim cleric Mohammed Yusuf. It is centered in Maiduguri, the capital of the northeastern state of Borno. December 2003 – The first known attack by Boko Haram includes roughly 200 militants, …