Gang Members Convicted of Slaying 12 Women in Juarez
Ten members of a Mexico gang were convicted in the killings of 12 women in the border city of Juarez. According to the Associated Press, three men from the Los Toltecas gang were sentenced to 40 years in prison and the fourth was sentenced to 113 years for aggravated rape, premeditated homicide, and criminal association for the murders of six women. Six men, from another gang known as the Los Rebeldes, received 24 to 40 years for the murders of six other women.
Mexican government records show that at least 300 women have been killed in Juarez since 1993. However, many human rights and women’s rights activists assert that this number is much higher and have accused the Mexican authorities of responding to the murders incompetently.
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. . . .