Archive for July, 2016

Alabama to Improve Conditions for Inmates with Disabilities

Alabama to Improve Conditions for Inmates with Disabilities

During a prisoner evacuation because of a fire at an Alabama correctional facility, a wheelchair-bound prisoner had to maneuver against the flow of walking inmates being evacuated and go deeper into the prison to reach the wheelchair-accessible exit. This situation may soon be remedied. Impelled by a Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) lawsuit, officials of […]

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Thousands of Nude Photos of Men Found on Computer of District Judge

Thousands of Nude Photos of Men Found on Computer of District Judge

A District judge in Arkansas resigned from public office after investigators discovered over 4,000 photographs of nude males on his home computer.  Many of the men had received checks from the judge and many had appeared before him as defendants. Seventy-year-old Cross County Judge Joseph Boeckmann wrote in his letter of resignation to the Judicial […]

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Woman Dies from Exorcism

Woman Dies from Exorcism

A 41-year-old woman died during an exorcism performed by five members of her family. Those relatives wanted to expel a “demon” whom they believed had possessed the woman. The family is from South Korea. According to officials, the victim’s relatives reported that before they decided to conduct the exorcism, the victim was flailing around and […]

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LGBT Protest Site Becomes National Monument

LGBT Protest Site Becomes National Monument

President Obama has designated the historic Stonewall Inn, a gay bar, as a national monument. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made the Stonewall Inn a New York City (NYC) landmark in June 2015, but it is the country’s first national monument to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) history. It is significant that the designation […]

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