Breaking News: Sandusky Receives 30-60 Yr Sentence
This morning, Jerry Sandusky was sentenced by a Pennsylvania court to "no less than 30 years and no more than 60 years with credit for time served". This news follows Sandusky's June trial where he was convicted of 45 counts of child sex abuse. A jury found Sandusky guilty of abusing 10 boys over a span of 15 years and faced "a maximum of 400 years in prison".
Judge John Cleland addressed Sandusky saying, "The crime is not only what you did to their bodies but to their psyches and their souls and the assault to the well-being of the larger community in which we all live."
CNN reports that Sandusky's attorney will seek an appeal for his conviction; Sandusky's legal team has ten days to appeal. Last November, Sandusky, a former Penn State University assistant football coach, was fired along with football coach Joe Paterno and University President Graham Spanier.
Media Resources: CNN 10/9/12; NBC News 10/9/12; Feminist News 11/10/11
12/12/2013 Feminist Majority Celebrates Introduction of Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act) - WASHINGTON -- Feminist Majority today celebrates and applauds Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) for introducing the critically-needed paid family medical leave legislation.
The Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act) will allow workers to take paid time off to address a serious illness of their own, a spouse, parent or child or to care for a new baby or adopted child. . . .
12/11/2013 Human Rights Day Celebrated Around The World - Yesterday marked International Human Rights Day, a day to celebrate human rights advances and to assess the challenges that lie ahead in protecting them.
"The fundamentals for protecting and promoting human rights are largely in place: these include a strong and growing body of international human rights law and standards, as well as institutions to interpret the laws, monitor compliance and apply them to new and emerging human rights issues," said United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay in a statement. . . .
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The investigation was sparked after seven women filed a formal complaint in October alleging that UConn had failed to protect them from sexual assault and exposed them to a sexually hostile environment.One woman says her attacker was expelled from campus but later readmitted without her knowledge. . . .