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Jul 9, 2018
Movie producer Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of sexually assaulting a woman in 2006, the third criminal sex assault case brought against him, and his attorney said he expects further charges to follow. More than 70 women, mostly young actresses and other women employed in the...
Jul 3, 2018
Rep. Jim Jordan, the powerful Republican congressman from Ohio, is being accused by former wrestlers he coached more than two decades ago at Ohio State University of failing to stop the team doctor from molesting them and other students. The university announced in April that it was investigating accusations that...
Jul 2, 2018
The #MeToo movement has started an important conversation, both in and out of Hollywood, about sexual harassment and assault. In a new animated public service announcement from the Time’s Up initiative, narrator Donald Glover answers a few questions many people may still have about what is and isn’t acceptable in...
Jun 25, 2018
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday ruled that, in most situations, police need to obtain a search warrant to track an individual using the location data of his or her cellphone. While the police in Carpenter v. United States were not using a cell-site simulator, or stingray, to track the...
Jun 20, 2018
Chicago has dedicated bike routes to help keep cyclists safe and out of the way of passing drivers.The United States also saw the highest jump in pedestrian deaths during the time period, at 39.2 percent, and a 34.8 percent increase in cyclist deaths. In contrast, Norway saw a 37.5 percent...
Jun 19, 2018
Leaders from P.O.W.E.R. (Pastors Organized with Equity and Respect) recently met to address the way Chicago Public Schools has handled sexual abuse in schools. An investigative story published by the Chicago Tribune titled, “Betrayed” exposes CPS’ dysfunctional approach to protecting students from sexual assault/abuse. Most of the alleged predators were...
Jun 18, 2018
State lawmakers hope to crack down on sexual predators in Illinois’ schools after a investigation showed repeated problems with sexual abuse and assault in Chicago’s public schools. State Rep. David McSweeney’s filed legislation Wednesday that would make a number of changes, including banning any type of sexual relationship between a...
Jun 14, 2018
First passed in Illinois in 2011, the law requires public school districts statewide to provide sexual abuse prevention education each year to staff and students in pre-K through 12th grade. More than 30 other states have since passed similar versions of the law. The goal is to help children understand...
Jun 13, 2018
The inspector general for the Chicago Public Schools is expected to review hundreds of sexual abuse cases and take over future investigations from the district’s Law Department, pending approval from the school board. Following the Tribune’s “Betrayed” series, Nicholas Schuler said it should be his office, not the city’s law...
Jun 12, 2018
On Monday, the district launched a new website, cps.edu/protectingstudents. The website will provide updates over the summer on the CPS plan of action. CPS already had announced it would re-check the background checks of all employees, and retrain workers on their obligations to report any physical or sexual abuse of...