A Nantucket Police Officer, working in a temporary summer position, has been charged with rape. The 21-year old officer, James Sampson, allegedly assaulted the victim, who was in protective custody at the time, while she was sleeping. The victim woke up during the attack, and screamed for help. Sampson has since been dismissed by the Department and will be brought up next month on charges of battery, rape, and indecent assault.
11/25/2014 Marissa Alexander Has Accepted a Plea Deal - Marissa Alexander, the woman imprisoned for firing a warning shot in the presence of her abusive husband, chose to accept a plea deal Monday with the state of Florida, pleading guilty to three felony counts of aggravated assault.
As part of the plea deal, Alexander received three years imprisonment, but she will be credited for the time she's spent behind bars. . . .
11/24/2014 The City of Louisville Has Overwhelmingly Approved a CEDAW Resolution - The city of Louisville, Kentucky approved a resolution that will use the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) as a framework for all future policy aimed at ending gender-based discrimination.
Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh introduced the resolution, which passed overwhelmingly on November 6. . . .