Posts Tagged ‘Human Rights Watch’

District Line Daily: America’s Most Congested City

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Defending champs come through again: Washington has retained its title as the country's most congested [...]

Police Head to the Middle East for Sex Crime Defense

Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier is no fan of today's Human Rights Watch report, which accuses her department of downplaying sex crime statistics and mistreating victims. (Here are some of the most serious allegations.) Not only is the group discouraging future victims from reporting sex crimes, Lanier says in a new statement, they can't [...]

Human Rights Watch: MPD Officers Blame, Intimidate Sex-Crime Victims

In 2011, Sara Darehshori, a senior counsel at Human Rights Watch, got curious about Washington. How did the Metropolitan Police Department have such an unusually low rate of sexual assaults, and how did it manage to clear an unusually high number of the cases it did have? After more than a year of investigating and more [...]

What MPD’s Condom Practice Means for the Transgender Community

Transgender individuals don’t have it easy in the District: The last time the District government studied the population, in 2000, it had a 42 percent unemployment rate, and 47 percent of the community didn't have health insurance.  To make ends meet, many end up in sex work as a last resort, transgender activist Jeri Hughes says—16 [...]

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