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Over 750 American Kids Beaten, Starved or Left Alone Over 6-Yr Period
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Crime, Human rights, Law, Robert Bridge, Violence )

Ray
- 14 hours ago - rt.com
At least 786 children in the US died of abuse or neglect at the hands of their parents or care givers, even as child protection agencies were investigating the cases, according to a report by the Associated Press.
14-Year-Old Exonerated for Double Murder 70 Years After His Execution
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Human rights, Law, Politics, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 19 hours ago - rt.com
It took 70 years, but a 14-year-old African American boy from Alcolu, South Carolina who was executed for allegedly killing two white girls has now been exonerated of murder.
New York Bans Tattoos and Piercings for Pets
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Crime, Law, Politics, USA )

Ray
- 2 days ago - rt.com
New York pets already have to contend with being dressed up in embarrassing outfits by their owners, but thanks to a new law they wonâEUR(TM)t have to worry about getting any unwanted tattoos or piercings.
Woman F-Bombs Police and Gets Rewarded $100K Compensation
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Court, Law, Police, USA )

Ray
- 4 days ago - rt.com
"F*** police" is political speech, a US court ruled. A woman who was arrested for swearing and raising a middle finger at law enforcers has been acquitted and awarded $100,000 in settlement.
Religion&Ethics; Perspectives: Should the Law Allow Assisted Suicide?
Offbeat  (tags: chronically ill, assisted suicide, law, Euthanasia, Religion&Ethics )

Ray
- 7 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Should it be legally possible to help somebody die, if they are chronically ill and suffering great pain? , As part of the Perspectives series, BBC Religion and Ethics asked two contributors to develop some of the issues.
Illegal Pro-GMO Observers Accused of Disrupting Oregon Labeling Law Vote Count
Offbeat  (tags: Agriculture, Conflict, Court, Food, GMO, Health, Law, Monsanto, Scandal, USA )

Ray
- 12 days ago - rt.com
Amid a recount of Oregon's ballot initiative over labeling of genetically-modified foods, the pro-agribusiness contingent, known as the No on 92 Coalition, tried to illegally place out-of-state election observers in at least four counties, opponents say.
Overhaul: NYC to Spend $130 Million Reducing Mentally Ill Prison Population
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Human rights, Law, Police, Politics, USA )

Ray
- 15 days ago - rt.com
New York City will spend $130 million in order to significantly reform the way its criminal justice system treats mentally ill inmates, as well as those consistently cycling in and out of prison, in the hopes that the campaign will also lower crime.
60,000 Killed Annually: UK's Misjudged Air Pollution Highlighted in Upcoming Report
Offbeat  (tags: EU, Health, Law, Natural disasters, Science, UK )

Ray
- 16 days ago - rt.com
A disturbing new analysis says that traffic pollution in Britain is to blame for as many as 60,000 premature deaths each year, double what was thought until now. Scientists are to present their critical report to the government in 2015.
Up to 13,000 in UK: Modern Slavery Estimate By Home Office Quadruples Previous Figures
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Human rights, Immigration, Law, Police, Politics, Sex, UK )

Ray
- 19 days ago - rt.com
Britain has released a "dark figure" on modern slavery: 10,000-13,000 victims are thought to be scratching a living in the UK, around four times more than another recent estimate.
15 Bizarre U.S. Laws About Dogs That Will Make You Go "%#&?"
Offbeat  (tags: dogs, bizarre, law, usa )

Dan
- 26 days ago - goo.gl
"...So here's a list of the strangest laws regarding dogs in the U.S. Some of these will make you go, "Whaaaaaaaaaat?" and some will make your jaw drop from disbelief....." Feature article on today's ANS :-)
#BBCTrending: Arnold Abbot, 90, Vows to Feed Homeless Despite Arrest Threat
Offbeat  (tags: OAP, Male, Homeless, Law, Florida, USA )

Ray
- 31 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Arnold Abbott, a 90-year-old Florida man, has been called a hero for opposing new restrictions on feeding the homeless outdoors in Fort Lauderdale.
Two Wrongfully Convicted New Yorkers Awarded $9mn After Serving 16 Years in Jail
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Human rights, Law, Police, USA )

Ray
- 33 days ago - rt.com
After serving 16 years in prison on double murder charges they were wrongfully convicted for, two New York City men have reached a $9 million settlement deal with local and state officials.
Monsanto Sues Hawaii County Over GMO Ban
Offbeat  (tags: Biology, Ecology, GMO, Health, Law, Monsanto, USA )

Ray
- 33 days ago - rt.com
Two biotechnology behemoths have followed through with vows to sue Hawaii's Maui County for passing a law last week that bans the cultivation of genetically modified organisms.
What Should Happen to a Released Rapist?
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Rape, Law, release )

Ray
- 35 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The decision of Sheffield United to allow convicted rapist Ched Evans back for training has been widely condemned. A petition demanding the club refuse to sign Evans has been signed by 160,000 people.
US Navy to Kill, Injure 'Thousands' of Whales and Dolphins During Drills - Activists
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Law, Military, Navy, Scandal, USA )

Ray
- 38 days ago - rt.com
As the US Navy conducts war games off the coasts of California and Hawaii for the next four years, environmentalists are fighting back with legal action over concerns that hundreds, if not thousands, of marine animals will be injured or killed.
 

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