crime

stalking

My Daughter Died By Suicide After Being Abused at College

The police officers took my hand, and asked: “Is your daughter Emily a student at the University of Aberdeen?” They told me she had taken her own life. I can honestly say that our world descended into complete darkness.
Fiona Drouet
4.12.19
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4 Women Killed By Men They'd Reported to South Wales Police

Using British Freedom of Information laws, Broadly obtained the number of women killed by partners, ex-partners, or stalkers in south Wales in a three year period, despite reporting them to police.
Sirin Kale
4.11.19
stalking

The Covert Ways Young People Stalk Their Victims Online

When so many of your social interactions are conducted online, it can be particularly complicated to evade a stalker.
Jessica Furseth
4.11.19
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51 Percent of Students Accused of Stalking or Abuse Allowed to Stay at UK Universities

Through FOI requests, Broadly asked every UK university how many students were accused of stalking or domestic abuse, and how many were expelled by college authorities. We found 381 cases of student-on-student abuse and stalking in a three year period.
Sirin Kale
4.8.19
crime

Police Use Genealogy Website to Crack 45-Year-Old Cold Murder Case

Linda Ann O'Keefe's family thought they would never find her killer. Decades later, police have arrested a suspect based on DNA match on a public genealogy site.
Zing Tsjeng
2.22.19
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35 London Women Murdered by Partners or Exes in Three Years

The killers in eight of the 35 cases had previously been reported to the police for violent or threatening behavior, according to data uncovered by Broadly under Freedom of Information laws.
Sirin Kale
2.20.19
crime

What This Ted Bundy Survivor Thinks of the Obsession Around the Serial Killer

Kathy Kleiner was 20 years old when she was attacked by the notorious serial killer. Decades on, she wants to recenter Bundy's victims in a narrative that too often excludes them.
Kitty Wenham
2.19.19
crime

Court Upholds Conviction of Woman Who Told Boyfriend to Kill Himself

A Massachusetts court has upheld Michelle Carter's conviction of involuntary manslaughter and coinciding 15-month jail sentence based on texts in which she coaxed her boyfriend to take his life.
Leila Ettachfini
2.6.19
activism

After Her Assault Went Viral, Marie Laguerre Turned the Tables on Her Abuser

French student Marie Laguerre was walking home last summer when she was violently assaulted outside a Paris cafe. After CCTV footage of the attack went viral, Laguerre used her platform to educate others on the violence faced by women worldwide.
Ruchira Sharma
2.5.19
News

Suspects in Marielle Franco's Murder Have Ties to Bolsonaro Family

The two primary suspects in the murder of the Brazilian councilwoman and activist Marielle Franco previously received honors from senator-elect Flávio Bolsonaro, the son of president Jair Bolsonaro.
VICE Brazil
1.23.19
crime

Student Jailed for Sexual Assault in Campus Attack That Echoes Brock Turner

Edinburgh University undergraduate Felix Beck left an 18-year-old woman bleeding after he choked her and bit her all over her thighs and genitals.
Sirin Kale
1.21.19
activism

First, She Was Upskirted. Then She Got it Banned in England and Wales

Thanks to Gina Martin, upskirting—the act of filming or photographing up someone's clothes without their consent—is now a criminal offense.
Zing Tsjeng
1.16.19
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