Psychological abuse: ‘He would criticise me, humiliate me and question my stability’

Following in the footsteps of the UK, Ireland will recognize psychological abuse as a crime, thus giving legal recourse to victims of controlling or coercive behavior. 

If We’re Not Going To Stop Mass Shootings, These Doctors Want To Teach Civilians How To Save Lives

During a mass shooting, the most effective place to focus is on the patients not the perpetrators.  If civilians and first responders are equipped with how to handle trauma, they can be instrumental in saving lives. 

We Need to Stop Incarcerating Children for Status Offenses and Nonviolent Misdemeanors

Incarcerating juveniles for non-violent crimes is counter productive in almost every way.  Most young people who are jailed for "status offenses" need interventions from schools and psychologists rather than go to detention facilities where they leave in worse emotional and mental states than when they entered.

Fraternity banned in Pennsylvania, frat brothers given jail time after pledge dies

The members of a fraternity that upheld a "bro code" made an egregious, irresponsible mistake when 37 young men failed to get help for a fellow brother who became unconscious and died as a result of  hazing.  The prison time of the perpetrators and disbanding of the fraternity was a small price to pay for [...]

From where I stand: “Police officers must protect the safety of citizens”

Victims of domestic violence often don't know their rights and how to protect themselves against their perpetrators.  It is critical that first respondents and law enforcement be educated and trained to best protect victims to help guide them through every step of the system.

Harvard Study Shows Actual Number of People Killed by U.S. Police

A recent Harvard public health researchers report found that 1,166 people were killed by police in the US in 2015 and is the first report to quanitfy the rampant under-reporting of police-related deaths. Should the public be entitled to more transparent, accurate, comprehensive data that is properly updated and maintained?

Two decades of mass shootings later, not much has changed in ‘Gun Nation’

A powerful photo gallery related to guns and the 2nd Amendment. "Once we sell the gun, it's no longer our problem."    

Murder, violent crime increased significantly in 2016

It's not just the news headlines. The FBI's annual Crime in the United States report found a 3.4% increase in violent crime vs. last year and a nearly 10% increase in murder and nonnegligent manslaughter rates.

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