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Tom Brady Should Sue Goodell’s Pants Off

Is Deflategate the NFL’s scapegoat for problems with safety standards and child and spousal abuse by players?

May 19, 2015
Economy, Health, Children Welfare, Well-Being, Great Recession, Health Care, Foreclosure, Homelessness, Neglect, Abuse

Q & A: How The Great Recession Affected Children

Although the Great Recession is officially over, children’s well-being has gotten worse since 2007.

March 18, 2015

Senator Wants To Strip NFL Of Tax-Exempt Status In Light Of Abuse Cases

Cory Booker wants sports leagues to pay taxes and have that money go towards domestic violence victims.

September 17, 2014

Vikings Place Peterson On Exempt List, Keeping Him Off Team

By Matt Vensel, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) The Vikings announced early Wednesday morning they have placed Vikings running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt/commissioner’s permission list, which will keep him away from the team while the legal process involving his child abuse case plays out. Pressure on the Vikings to bench Adrian Peterson mounted Tuesday, and […]

September 17, 2014

Janay Rice Breaks Her Silence, Describes Situation As ‘Horrible Nightmare’

By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun In an emotional message, the wife of former Ravens running back Ray Rice broke her silence Tuesday morning, one day after Rice’s contract was terminated and he was indefinitely suspended by the NFL. Those events followed a graphic video surfacing in which Rice punched his then-fiancee, Janay Palmer, whom […]

September 9, 2014

Obama: ‘Hitting A Woman Is Not Something A Real Man Does’

By Anita Kumar, McClatchy Washington Bureau After news broke Monday that the Baltimore Ravens had terminated the contract of Ray Rice after a video surfaced of him hitting his then-finance, Press Secretary Josh Earnest spoke to President Barack Obama about the case. “The president is the father of two daughters. And like any American, he […]

September 9, 2014

Ravens Release Ray Rice After New Video Surfaces

The Baltimore Sun BALTIMORE — The Ravens have terminated the contract of running back Ray Rice after a new video surfaced Monday morning showing Rice hitting then-fiancee Janay Palmer in an Atlantic City casino elevator in February. The video appears to show that after each hit the other in a Revel casino elevator, Rice threw […]

September 8, 2014

Lawsuit Filed After Toddler Was Allegedly Duct Taped To Nap Mat At Texas Daycare

By Deanna Boyd, Fort Worth Star-Telegram FORT WORTH, Texas — Parents of a toddler who was allegedly duct taped to his nap mat by a daycare co-owner in Willow Park, west of Fort Worth, filed suit Tuesday against the Heart2Heart Montessori Academy. Kristi and Brad Galbraith allege that Heart2Heart was negligent in properly carrying out […]

August 26, 2014

Suitcase Slaying: Police Files Show Daughter Abused Late Mother Repeatedly

By Matthew Walberg, Chicago Tribune In the years before she would be implicated in the beating death of her mother on the resort island of Bali, Heather Mack was accused of locking her mother in a closet, stealing thousands of dollars from her, punching and biting her repeatedly, and once pushing her to the ground […]

August 19, 2014

$1 Million Bail Set For Teen Suspect In Slaying, Rape Of 6-Year-Old Washington Girl

By Christine Clarridge, The Seattle Times SEATTLE — The 17-year-old neighbor of Jenise Wright wasn’t arrested until Aug. 9, but he had caught the attention of investigators several days before, according to court documents filed in Kitsap Superior Court. A Kitsap Superior Court judge on Monday ordered Gabriel Z. Gaeta held for investigation of first-degree […]

August 12, 2014

Youths At New York Prison Subjected To Abuse: Officials

New York (AFP) — Young detainees are subject to systemic violence and violation of their constitutional rights at Rikers Island prison in New York City, a study released Monday found. “The investigation, which focused on use of force by staff, inmate-on-inmate violence, and use of punitive segregation during the period 2011-2013, concluded that there is […]

August 5, 2014

Pope Slams Church Complicity In Child Sex Abuse

Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis acknowledged Monday that the suicides of clerical sex abuse victims weigh on his conscience as he thanked victims on Monday for shining a light on the “terrible darkness” at the heart of the Catholic Church. At his long-awaited first meeting with victims, the pope reached out to the tens […]

July 7, 2014

Autistic Boy, 11, Allegedly Kept In Cage; Parents Arrested

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Anaheim police arrested two parents Tuesday night who they say kept their 11-year-old autistic son in a cage, possibly in an effort to control his violent outbursts, officials said. The parents were arrested after child protective services and police were dispatched to their home on a tip that a boy there was […]

July 2, 2014

Chicago’s Cardinal George Gives Video Deposition In Priest Abuse Case

By Manya Brachear Pashman, Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — Lawyers began recording the testimony of Cardinal Francis George on Thursday amid a widening scope of sex-abuse allegations against defrocked Roman Catholic priest Daniel McCormack, a precaution taken in the event that Chicago’s archbishop’s health prevents him from testifying in a future trial. George announced in March that […]

May 30, 2014

Border Agents Are Rarely Punished In Abuse Claims, Documents Show

By Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — In April 2011, a Border Patrol agent was ordered to undergo counseling after an immigrant filed a formal complaint charging that the agent had slammed the man’s head against a rock near Tucson, Arizona. In August of that year, an immigrant who was arrested near El Paso, […]

May 12, 2014

Video Of Israeli Soldier Confronting Palestinians Yields Outpouring Of Support

By Joel Greenberg, McClatchy Foreign Staff JERUSALEM — An Israeli soldier caught on video as he loaded and aimed his rifle during a street confrontation with Palestinian youths has become an unlikely hero in Facebook postings by Israeli soldiers, embarrassing the military. The video was posted online by a Palestinian group, Youth Against Settlements, to highlight […]

May 8, 2014

Thailand Court Ousts Prime Minister After Abuse-Of-Power Verdict

By Simon Roughneen and Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times BANGKOK — In a controversial ruling that deepened Thailand’s political crisis, the country’s Constitutional Court on Wednesday ordered Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to leave office, ruling that she abused her powers when she transferred a government official from his post three years ago. The court also demanded […]

May 7, 2014

Who Speaks For The Voiceless?

Who speaks for Ghanson Debrosse? Before he was born, many people did. Anti-abortion groups did. Churches did. Protesters did. And lawmakers did. Florida, for instance, requires that a woman undergo an ultrasound before getting an abortion, and the provider must offer her the option of viewing the image. Ghanson was not aborted. He was born, […]

March 19, 2014

LISTEN: Ted Nugent Says Stevie Wonder’s Drug Use Behind Him Opposing Stand Your Ground

Nugent added that Wonder — who, as nearly all adult humans know, has impaired vision — is addled by being surrounded by people who help him.

July 24, 2013

CIA Director “Welcome[s] The News” That Only Two Detainee Deaths Will Be Investigated

US Attorney General Eric Holder announced yesterday that the Justice Department will open “a full criminal investigation” into the deaths of Manadel al-Jamadi and Gul Rahman, both of whom died while being held as prisoners by the CIA. Holder added, though, that investigation of hundreds of other CIA interrogations “is not warranted” and will be […]

July 1, 2011