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South Sudan sexual violence on 'massive scale,' report says

South Sudan sexual violence on ‘massive scale,’ report says

It’s been five months since the shy, frail 13-year-old was snatched from his bed, drugged and raped in the middle of the night. The boy hasn’t been able to say much since. “I don’t remember a lot,” Batista says, darting his eyes toward the dirt floor as he sits in a makeshift clinic in one of South Sudan’s displaced people’s camps in the town of Wau. The Associated Press is using only the boy’s first name to protect his identity. Four years into South Sudan’s devastating civil war, the world’s …
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Miami Marlins’ Dee Gordon Gets Kicked By Young Cincinnati Reds Fan

Sometimes children have irrational thoughts when it comes to winning and losing in sports. And those ideas can involve violence if necessary, as this young Cincinnati Reds fan showed the Miami Marlins‘ Dee Gordon before their game on Sunday afternoon. It seems this youngster’s tactics may have paid off, as the Reds topped Miami 6-3 in the game. But let’s not reinforce this type of behavior – or at least wait until the playoffs….
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New initiative aimed at gun violence announced in Memphis

A new initiative in the Memphis area will toughen penalties for gun violence. Media outlets report officials announced Monday the campaign will focus on aggressive investigations, prosecutions seeking maximum sentences, and advertising that will send a clear message to offenders. Violent crime in Memphis has increase 10 percent in the first six months of 2017 compared to the same period of last year. Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich says the community is fed up with gun crimes. Count…
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AP PHOTOS: American black women feel it’s time to get a gun

A minister posing with a church manual in one hand and a 9 mm handgun in the other. A tax analyst cradling her AR-15 semi-automatic. A flight attendant taking aim, her blue fingernail polish glowing alongside the Glock 40. A banker in a black summer dress checking the chamber. They are among the American black women now picking up firearms and learning how to shoot. Most say they want to protect their homes, families and themselves. “What’s going to happen if something goes bump in the night?” …
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Indianapolis anti-crime group says Pence attending event

An Indianapolis anti-violence group says Vice President Mike Pence will return to his home state as the main speaker for its fundraising luncheon next month. Pence also is scheduled to take part Aug. 11 in a Statehouse ceremony unveiling his official Indiana governor’s portrait. The Indy Ten Point Coalition says Pence will speak during its luncheon at a downtown Indianapolis hotel. Tickets for the luncheon start at $250 a person. Ticket packages range from $1,500 to $25,000. The coalition’s web…
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