Posts Tagged ‘rape’

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 [...]

Sentencing Tomorrow for Former NPR Tech Reporter Caught Downloading Child Porn

David Malakoff, 46, who resigned from NPR's Science and Tech desk after being charged with possessing child pornography on an NPR-owned computer, will be sentenced in federal court tomorrow.
According to the Examiner, more than 100 people wrote to District Court Judge Ellen Huvelle vouching for his character, including high-profile Post reporter Brigid Schulte. She described [...]

Palin on Rape Exams: Not the Taxpayers’ Problem

According to the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, Sarah Palin, during her tenure as mayor of Wasilla, approved a policy to deny free forensic examinations for sexual assault victims. Former Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles disagreed with the policy, which was unique to Wasilla, and went on to sign a bill that "[made] it illegal for any law [...]