Bennie Starks was released from prison in 2006, after being locked up for 20 years for a crime he never committed. He is now suing the forensic experts who falsely testified against him in a case of sexual assault.
There are only six deputies in the Josephine County, Oregon Sherriff’s Office, and resources are so sparse that a woman was raped last year after an emergency dispatcher told her four times over the phone there was no one to help her.
The Army’s top general at Fort Jackson has been suspended over allegations of assault and adultery. The news strikes another blow against the US military, which has come under immense scrutiny for its frequent sex scandals involving senior officers.
A federal court has struck down an Arizona state ban on abortions beyond 20 weeks, signed into law last year. As is often the case with the contentious issue of abortion rights, at question was the legal definition of life.
More than 85,000 US veterans received medical treatment for sex abuse trauma in 2012, while only 4,000 applied for disability benefits. The numbers portray the shocking long-term consequences of sex abuse, days after the Pentagon acknowledged the problem.