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Classroom, Students

These For-Profit Schools Are ‘Like A Prison’

Camelot Education takes the students that public schools have given up on. But some current and former students say its discipline goes too far.

March 9, 2017
Christian

Life Inside Alabama’s Sadistic Christian Bootcamp

Today, in the United States, there is a multibillion-dollar industry for residential treatment—one that sells an illusory promise to desperate parents: Your children’s addictions and mental health problems can be cured with a relatively quick (and usually expensive) fix.

March 2, 2017

Meet The Duggars: Reality TV Stars And Moral Hypocrites

Despite their moralizing, Josh, the oldest in the long line of children, admitted to fondling several unnamed minors in 2006.

May 22, 2015

Adrian Peterson Expected To Plead Not Guilty Today

Adrian Peterson will appear in court today and is expected to plead not guilty to a felony child abuse charge.

October 8, 2014

What Is And Is Not Child Abuse

My mother was a child abuser. I was, too. In fact, growing up, pretty much every parent I knew abused their kids. Or so many of Adrian Peterson’s critics would have you believe. Peterson, a star of the Minnesota Vikings, was arrested recently for child abuse after hitting his 4-year-old son with a switch. A […]

September 22, 2014

Endorse This: Sean Hannity’s Defense Of Child Abuse Isn’t Helping The NFL

Find out what Hannity’s dad did to make him defend Adrian Peterson.

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

Reinstated NFL Star Peterson Says ‘I’m Not A Child Abuser’

Minneapolis (AFP) — Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, reinstated on Monday by the NFL team, declared he was not a child abuser despite charges of injuring his four-year-old son with blows from a switch. Peterson, who was deactivated from the playing roster for Sunday’s 30-7 home loss to New England, is able to return […]

September 16, 2014

New Lawsuit Filed Accusing Jerry Sandusky Of Abuse

By Mark Dent, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A new lawsuit has been filed against Jerry Sandusky, Penn State University, and The Second Mile by a man who claims Sandusky sexually abused him in 2008 and possibly in 2009. Any abuse in 2009 would have occurred after Victim 1’s November 2008 accusation to Clinton […]

September 5, 2014

Caregiver, Case Workers Accused In Autistic Girl’s Starvation Death

By Rafael Olmeda, Sun Sentinel FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Tamiyah Audain weighed 115 pounds when she was placed in the care of her mother’s cousin in Lauderhill in December 2012. She left on September 25, 2013, in the back of a hearse. At 12 years old, she weighed just 56 pounds before her body surrendered […]

August 28, 2014

Parents Accused Of Locking Up Child In Basement For 2 Years

By Steve Visser, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ATLANTA — Gwinnett County Police were still waiting Friday at noon for the couple charged in a bizarre child cruelty case to come in to be booked into jail. Recardo and Therian Wimbush reached an agreement earlier in the week to turn themselves in on felony charges of child […]

June 27, 2014
FBI

FBI, Social Workers Unite To Attack Sexual Trafficking Of Children

By Elissa Nadworny, Medill News Service PITTSBURGH — By just saying hello, a human trafficker can know whether or not a young boy or girl is worth pursuing as a victim, an FBI analyst explained at a recent training session with 20 local health and social services employees. The FBI has hosted a dozen such […]

June 4, 2014

Vatican Seeks To Prevent Sex Abuse Debate At U.N. Hearing

GENEVA — A United Nations hearing on the Vatican’s compliance with the international anti-torture convention should not be used to review sex abuse scandals, a Vatican envoy made clear Monday at the start of the session. The Holy See faced the U.N. Committee Against Torture in Geneva as part of that body’s regular country review […]

May 5, 2014

Allegations In LA School Molestation Case Grow; Number Of Victims Could Reach 100

By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Previously undisclosed accusations against former Miramonte Elementary School teacher Mark Berndt reveal a more widespread pattern of alleged abuse, with more than 100 possible victims, including some children who said Berndt molested them, according to court documents. The new allegations about Berndt are included in a 512-page […]

May 2, 2014

Supreme Court Sets Aside $3.4-Million Verdict For Child-Porn Victim

By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Victims of child pornography whose images of sexual abuse have circulated on the Internet may claim damages from every person caught with illegal images, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. But justices rejected the idea that a single person who possesses such images may be assessed the […]

April 23, 2014

Inspector General: Feds Didn’t Pass Polygraph Evidence Of Child Abuse To Investigators

By Marisa Taylor, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The nation’s spy satellite agency failed to notify authorities when some employees and contractors confessed during lie detector tests to crimes such as child molestation, an intelligence inspector general has concluded. In other cases, the National Reconnaissance Office delayed reporting criminal admissions obtained during security clearance polygraphs, possibly […]

April 22, 2014

The Profound Urgency Of DCF Reform

With much chest thumping, Florida governor Rick Scott last week signed a law clipping auto-tag fees by about $25 per vehicle in the state. He used the opportunity to blast former governor Charlie Crist for raising those fees five years ago. What Scott cynically failed to mention during the bill-signing charade was that all the […]

April 8, 2014