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'Clare's Law' Introduced to Tackle Domestic Violence
Offbeat  (tags: Clare Wood, Domestic Abuse, Clare Law, Violence, Women, England, Wales, UK )

Ray
- 539 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The law was introduced following Clare Wood's murder by a former boyfriend - A scheme to let people find out from police if their partner has a history of domestic violence has been brought in across England and Wales.
Mother's Love Helped Actress Overcome War, Poverty and Bullying to Find Fame in Japan
Offbeat  (tags: violence, war, Iran, orphaned, Sahel Rose, Japan, love )

Naoko
- 554 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Orphaned at the age of 4, Sahel Rosa celebrates her birthday every Oct. 21 and Oct. 23, although she will never know for sure on what date she came into this world.
Utah Considers Law to Increase SWAT Raid Transparency
Offbeat  (tags: Law, Police, Security, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 557 days ago - rt.com
Following controversial raids by the state's SWAT teams in recent years, Utah is now poised to vote on a police reform bill that's almost unlike any other implemented in the United States.
Tea Party Senator Charged With Felony Assault for Throwing 4-Year-Old Daughter
Offbeat  (tags: Tea Party, Child Abuse, violence, bullying )

Debbie
- 562 days ago - aattp.org
Montana Tea Party Republican Senator Jason Priest thinks that a child's place is across the room after colliding with a wall and landing in a sobbing heap.
At Least 1 American Child Is Shot Every Hour - Report
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Children, Health, Medicine, Security, Shooting, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 579 days ago - rt.com
A recent research estimates over 10,000 under-18s were shot in the US in 2009 - at least one third died. While infants are mostly injured due to firearms mishaps, teenagers are most often victims of criminal armed assaults.
Former Cop Indicted By Grand Jury in Shooting Death of Unarmed Man
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Law, Police, Scandal, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 579 days ago - rt.com
A second grand jury has chosen to formally charge a Charlotte, North Carolina, police officer for killing an unarmed Florida A&M football player just one week after the first grand jury declined to indict him.
Cops Acquitted of Killing Homeless Man Could Face Federal Charges
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, FBI, Law, Police, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 592 days ago - rt.com
The two police officers acquitted of violently killing a homeless man in California still might face federal charges as the FBI prepares to reexamine the case.
Video:You Might Know Him For His Music, But There Is A Lot More To Know. And It Might Surprise You.
Offbeat  (tags: celebrity, children, culture, women, violence, society, rights, sadness, freedoms, ethics, family, unusual, performance, arts, health, interesting, news )

JL
- 639 days ago - upworthy.com
Alana Karsch We all know there's more to rock stars than what they wear (flannel) and their biggest hits ("Smells Like Teen Spirit," for sure). But Kurt Cobain is about to say a few things that you might not have expected to hear from a punk rock guy.
Video:What One Thing Has Every Woman Of A Certain Age Done, According To Meryl Streep?
Offbeat  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, asia, children, conflict, ethics, death, crime, freedoms, goodnews, GoodNews, HumanRights, humanrights, humans, interesting, politics, violence, world, usa, society, Refugees&Relief, middle-east, media, europe, c )

JL
- 642 days ago - upworthy.com
Victoria Fine It's pretty rare for one incredibly successful woman to vulnerably look up to another in public. Yet here we are. **watch to the end**
Video:7 Cowardly Words From A Totally Sexist Stranger Sparked This Courageous Response
Offbeat  (tags: women, violence, usa, society, safety, sadness, rights, media, law, freedoms, ethics, culture, crime, children, abuse, americans, child, dishonesty, arts, off-beat, unusual )

JL
- 666 days ago - upworthy.com
Melissa Gilkey Dear man on the bus, It is NEVER OK to say this to a woman. Or anyone else for that matter. Oh, and? You're pathetic. Not yours, Melissa
Detroit Rallies for Rescued Dog Found Skinned
Offbeat  (tags: fund raiser available, abuse, activists, americans, sadness, safety, violence, treatment, safety, prevention, medicine, healthcare, health, abused, animaladvocates, animalwelfare, animalcruelty, animalrights, cruelty, protection, sadness, suffering, pets )

Kelly
- 716 days ago - lifewithdogs.tv
Staff at a Garden City rescue group are calling a case of animal abuse one of the worst they've ever seen: a rat terrier was abandoned after being stabbed and partially skinned. Veterinarian Amanda Houk with Patty after her five-hour surgery.
6 Overused Creepy Sentences That I Wish Always Had These Surprise Endings
Offbeat  (tags: usa, violence, women, safety, society, rights, law, health, freedoms, ethics, culture, abuse, americans, unusual, goodnews )

JL
- 777 days ago - upworthy.com
Wow, excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor. These fantastic images were posted all over a city in Montana to engage bystanders in fighting sexual violence. This campaign shouldn't just stay in Montana. It should go global!-Megan Kelley
Violence Against Women Worldwide Is 'Epidemic'
Offbeat  (tags: Home, Domestic, Violence, Women, Abuse, epidemic', WHO )

Ray
- 801 days ago - bbc.co.uk
More than one in three women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence, a report by the World Health Organization and other groups says.
MoEF Says NO to Dolphinariums in India
Offbeat  (tags: conservation, ecosystems, endangered, wildlife, protection, destruction, environment, nature, oceans, world, safety, prevention, healthcare, research, treatment, protection, culture, safety, violence, sadness, animalwelfare, animaladvocates, conservation )

Kelly
- 834 days ago - victoriesfortheanimals.wordpress.com
FIAPO thanks MoEF for releasing the policy stating that they will not allow dolphinariums to be established in India
The Man in the Cowboy Hat: Meet Carlos Arredondo, a Hero of the Boston Bombings
Offbeat  (tags: activists, americans, culture, crime, children, ethics, freedoms, humans, media, rights, sadness, safety, society, violence, usa, philanthropy, unusual, news, interesting, goodnews )

JL
- 863 days ago - motherjones.com
One of the responders in the photograph--the man in the cowboy hat--has been identified as Carlos Arredondo, a Costa Rican immigrant (originally undocumented) whose Marine son died in action in Iraq in 2004.
 

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