New York City is being sued by the U.S. Government for failing to respond adequately to complaints of sexual and racial harassment by four city employees participating in workfare programs. In this unusual case, the federal government is seeking compensatory damanges and the halting of improper conduct by NYC on behalf of four city employees. Three of the plaintiffs claim that supervisors touched them improperly, while a fourth said she faced racial caricatures and a noose hanging in a window of a building where she was on assignment as a painter.
9/12/2014 Violence Against Women Act Turns 20 - Saturday will be the 20th Anniversary of the groundbreaking federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
Passed in 1994, VAWA was the first piece of federal legislation to specifically address domestic violence and sexual assault as crimes and to provide federal funding to improve local response to violence against women, including training and resources for law enforcement and judges.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday issued a proclamation commemorating the VAWA anniversary. . . .
9/12/2014 Indiana Woman Charged With Feticide For Premature Delivery - An Indiana woman has been charged with feticide after she delivered prematurely and sought hospital treatment.
Purvi Patel, 33, sought help at an emergency room for vaginal bleeding where it was discovered that she had delivered prematurely at home. . . .