4-year-old Tucson boy in abuse case dies — Jaedyn Minley loved bounce houses, but was terrified of Chuck E Cheese. Jaedyn had a significant collection of little toy cars and the diction of an adult. And on Saturday, after the 4-year-old was declared brain dead, Jaedyn was removed from life support, and his organs were harvested to save the lives of two other children and an adult. “He was the best kid,” Jaedyn’s paternal aunt, Janai Minley, said Monday.
Anti-rape bill is anti-male: Jaya Bachchan — Actor-turned-politician Jaya Bachchan on Thursday said the anti-rape bill is anti-male and that its provisions make men vulnerable to misuse of the law. Participating in a debate in Rajya Sabha on the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013, Samajwadi Party MP Bachchan said she was not too happy with various aspects of the bill, including punishment for those found stalking women, which can lead to the misuse of the bill. It’s not just men who stalk women.
Barbara Kay: Our male-victimizing myths live on — Twenty years ago Earl Silverman of Calgary, fleeing his home to escape violence from his abusive wife, had no refuge to take shelter in. There were plenty of shelters for women victims of domestic abuse, but for men the only publicly funded services were for anger management. The message was clear to Silverman: “As a victim, I was re-victimized by having these services telling me I wasn’t a victim, but I was a perpetrator.”
Criminal justice system’s ‘dark secret’: Teenagers in solitary confinement — James Stewart, a 17-year-old from Denver who committed suicide while in solitary confinement, had never been to jail before August of 2008. That was when, under the influence of alcohol and marijuana, Stewart had gotten into a head-on car collision, killing a 32-year-old man. Because of the severity of his crime, Stewart was charged with vehicular homicide – and charged as an adult.
Do Some Massachusetts Probate and Family Court Judges Incarcerate Men at Excessive Rates? More Shocking Data — Last week, we reported the data gathered by Fathers and Families member Terry Brennan on the number of men and women incarcerated from Massachusetts Probate and Family Courts for incomplete payment of child support. We found that 95% to 98.5% of those incarcerated in Massachusetts for this violation from 2001 through 2011 were men.
Enough Is Enough—Time for the Feds to Investigate Prison Abuse — “The department is much more than just a federal agency,” declared Michael Horowitz, the Inspector General of the Justice Department, in his opening statement Thursday at an oversight hearing before a House Appropriations subcommittee. “It is the guardian of our system of justice, and is responsible for enforcing our laws fairly without bias and above all with the utmost of integrity.”
Male Rape Victim Discharged From Military For ‘Personality Disorder‘ — Hagel mentioned Oscar-nominated Invisible War during his confirmation. There have been hearings in the Senate, and reform has been promised. So where do we stand today? Joining Jacob to share his story is guest Brian Lewis.
Man charged with abusing boys may have been a predator for 20 years, police say — Salt Lake police believe a man currently accused of molesting young boys may have been committing similar crimes for 20 years. Investigators are now asking for any victims — or people who know of any victims — to come forward. Last month, William Patrick Estell, 40, was charged in 3rd District Court with three counts of forcible sodomy, a first-degree felony, and one count of forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony.
Rape accused kills self after ‘victim’ admits false charges — A man facing a rape trial committed suicide in Indore days after the complainant reportedly admitted that he had only tried to hold her hand after a fight over money. Roopkishore, 53, was found dead in his home in Palasia locality on Sunday, four days after the woman, 33, admitted during trial that she had falsely charged him with rape to avoid repaying the money her husband owed him.
Teenage boy, 17, collapses in court as he accuses soap star of raping him on a ‘weekly basis’ to prove to his girlfriend he was bisexual — A teenage boy collapsed in court today as he gave evidence against a child soap star who allegedly sexually assaulted him when he was just 14-years-old. The performing arts student, now 17, claims the actor molested him on a ‘weekly basis’ between August and September 2010 at their stage school in an attempt to prove to his girlfriend that he was bisexual.
Ucas: Men are becoming ‘disadvantaged group’ — Mary Curnock Cook, the head of the admissions service, Ucas, said she was “very worried” about the decline in the proportion of young men applying for places on degree courses. The trend has significant implications for society because university graduates are expected to earn far more than workers without degrees, the Commons business select committee was warned.