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.
4/17/2014 Supreme Court of India Recognizes Transgender Rights - India's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that official documents must allow transgender people to identify as a third gender and directed the federal and state governments to include transgender people, known as hijras, in welfare programs such as education, health care, and job programs.
"All documents will now have a third category marked 'transgender,'" said Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, a transgender activist who petitioned the court. . . .