FBI investigators have named a material witness in the murder of abortion provider Dr. Barnett Slepian of Amherst, NY.
Investigators believe that James Charles Kopp of St. Albans, VT has information about the murder. Kopp is the registered owner of a 1987 black Chevrolet Cavalier that had been seen in the Buffalo area. The Buffalo News reported yesterday that a Vermont man with ties to the anti-abortion movement was seen jogging near the Slepian home; investigators wouldn't say whether Kopp was the jogger. Kopp is wanted for questioning and has not been named a suspect.
Investigators have released a 1997 photograph of Kopp, a 44-year-old white man with brown hair and a goatee, and are seeking the public's help in finding him. "We don't have any idea where he is. We are looking for him everywhere we can," said FBI Special Agent Bernard Tolbert.
The October 23 murder of Dr. Slepian is believed to be linked to four other shooting attacks on abortion providers in Upstate New York and Canada.
12/12/2013 Feminist Majority Celebrates Introduction of Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act) - WASHINGTON -- Feminist Majority today celebrates and applauds Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) for introducing the critically-needed paid family medical leave legislation.
The Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act) will allow workers to take paid time off to address a serious illness of their own, a spouse, parent or child or to care for a new baby or adopted child. . . .
12/11/2013 Human Rights Day Celebrated Around The World - Yesterday marked International Human Rights Day, a day to celebrate human rights advances and to assess the challenges that lie ahead in protecting them.
"The fundamentals for protecting and promoting human rights are largely in place: these include a strong and growing body of international human rights law and standards, as well as institutions to interpret the laws, monitor compliance and apply them to new and emerging human rights issues," said United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay in a statement. . . .
12/11/2013 UConn Under Federal Investigation For Mishandling Sexual Assault Cases - The US Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) informed the University of Connecticut on Monday that it will investigate the school for allegedly mishandling sexual assault cases and violating Title IX, the federal law that requires all recipients of federal financial assistance for education programs and activities to prohibit sex discrimination and sexual harassment [PDF].
The investigation was sparked after seven women filed a formal complaint in October alleging that UConn had failed to protect them from sexual assault and exposed them to a sexually hostile environment.One woman says her attacker was expelled from campus but later readmitted without her knowledge. . . .