A 24-year-old father of two is facing the death penalty for allegedly beating one of his sons to death over a potty training accident. Anthony Trakemon Powell was arrested last week alongside his sister Prosha Nicole Land in Houston, Texas, according to USA Today. On Mother’s Day, Powell picked the boys up from their mom’s home in Jasper, where […]


A New York City mother has been arrested and charged after authorities found her locked inside the restroom of a busy Manhattan restaurant with her unconscious 1-year-old boy. The boy, identified as Gavriel Ortiz-Fisher, was foaming at the mouth when he was recovered and later died, police said. The woman, 35-year-old Latisha Fisher, was arrested at […]

BX Prosecutors say police officer Vladimir Sosa raped a 16 year old girl whom he met at church. Full story at 11 pic.twitter.com/nVbNXYSTws — Brynn Gingras (@Brynn4NY) March 25, 2015 A seven-year veteran of the NYPD has been arrested on rape and assault charges involving a 16-year-old girl, NBC New York reports. Vladimir Sosa, 38, raped the teen […]

Police Brutality

News stories in recent week have directed the public’s attention toward the issues of police brutality and domestic violence. It’s perhaps natural then that researchers are looking into the intersection of the two with, some would say, shocking results. It turns out that rates of domestic violence are two to four times higher in the law-enforcement […]


I am a domestic violence survivor. I’ve been cursed at, spit on, sexually assaulted by my mate, dragged down a flight of steps in public, and punched in the head. I have even been pulled out of my car and left bare foot on the side of the highway. Each time I went back. I’ve […]


Rikers Guards Accused of Faking Suicide Attempt to Cover Up Beating On Monday, New York City’s Department of Investigation said it’s reviewing the 129 incidents in which inmates were seriously injured by guards at Rikers Island last year, which were exposed by a New York Times report last week. They also shared another horror story from the prison. Mark Peters, the […]

While the current scandal at Penn State University revolving around child molestation shocks the country, many are now remembering a case that occurred with a member of another historic sports organization, the Boston Red Sox. Donald Fitzpatrick, a former clubhouse manager for the Sox for 20 years, abused a dozen Black boys in their spring […]

CALIFORNIA — Organizers and inmates in California are rallying on Monday against the state’s prion system for poor living conditions and other practices they say amount to systematic abuse and torture. The rally comes after inmates in four of the states prisons waged a hunger strike that lasted nearly a month long in protest of […]