Study: Half of US adults have had close family member jailed

Having an immediate family member become incarcerated is a much greater likelihood than one might think, according to a recent study. Read about the high percentage of family members who end up locked up at some point in their life and the social and emotional consequences it has on loved ones.

Guns kill more U.S. kids than cancer. This emergency physician aims to prevent those firearm deaths

Having grown up in a violent home, Dr. Rebecca Cunningham understands the appeal of guns as a means of protection. She also witnesses in the emergency room the damaging and fatal consequences gun use can have on teenagers.  Dr. Cunningham is at the helm of using grant money to educate people on the dangers of [...]

Man Allegedly Tries To Kidnap 11-Year-Old Girl. Her 13-Year-Old Sister Has An Answer.

There is safety in numbers! Read what happens when a man attempts to kidnap a girl who was surrounded by friends. Read More

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?

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