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Feb 15, 2019
Congress is keeping watch and the military has introduced prevention programs. Yet sexual assaults at military service academies keep rising. The leaders of those academies got an earful when they testified before a House Armed Services subcommittee on Wednesday. “After a decade-plus of concerted efforts to address sexual harassment and assault, the...
Feb 14, 2019
Just as colleges and universities are shaping the future of how sexual-misconduct and -assault allegations are handled on campuses, one professor fears historical protections for victims are being chipped away at, as well. “Title IX is shrinking rather than growing,” University of Illinois law Professor Lesley Wexler said of the...
Feb 13, 2019
At some of the nation’s largest universities, the vast majority of sexual assaults take place not in dorm rooms or anywhere else on school property but in the neighborhoods beyond campus boundaries, according to data obtained by The Associated Press. But the schools’ obligation to investigate and respond to those...
Feb 13, 2019
Hebert and Rita Pasarell both say they were sexually harassed while working for Brooklyn assemblyman Vito Lopez. “When I had reported harassment, I had expected that something was going to be done about it. And I was really surprised when that process didn’t happen,” Rita Pasarell added. Their sexual harassment...
Feb 6, 2019
Sterigenics is still venting ethylene oxide into neighborhoods surrounding its facility in west suburban Willowbrook, according to federal testing that revealed spikes of the volatile, cancer-causing gas higher than concentrations detected before the company installed new pollution-control equipment last year. But a top Trump administration official told residents on Tuesday that...
Feb 6, 2019
llinois lawmakers have renewed bipartisan efforts to address the Chicago Public Schools sexual abuse scandal, filing bills designed to protect students by making sweeping changes to state laws. Legislators last year proposed 12 bills that would allow state officials to swiftly revoke the licenses of educators found to have sexually abused children, lift...
Feb 5, 2019
A Chicago police sergeant who was under investigation resigned Thursday, years after allegations of sexual abuse placed him on desk duty, officials said. Eric Elkins was placed on paid desk duty in 2015 when four teenage boys told police he tried to fondle them at a family reunion in Michigan....
Feb 1, 2019
The long, divisive battle over the future of the Chicago Police Department hit a turning point Thursday as a federal judge approved a plan intended to fundamentally alter the way a troubled police force treats the people it is sworn to serve and protect. But the judge’s order made clear that the...
Jan 29, 2019
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Jan 22, 2019
Atlanta police are investigating a sexual assault at Opera nightclub after video of the incident was posted on Facebook. Officer Jarius Daugherty said the department began receiving calls from people who had seen the assault on a Facebook Live video early Sunday morning. The Atlanta Police Department has opened an...