Family & Society
Facebook/Atatiana Jefferson

Officer fatally shoots woman in her home

by Harvest Prude
Posted 10/14/19, 12:25 pm

Police responding to a request for a wellness check early Saturday shot and killed 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson, an African American woman, through her bedroom window. A neighbor called a Fort Worth, Texas, police non-emergency number at about 2 a.m. to report Jefferson’s front door was left open for several hours. Jefferson was playing video games with her 8-year-old nephew, family members said, when she thought she heard a prowler and went to the window to check. The boy was in the room when she was shot.

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Proliferating child pornography

Sexual Abuse | Public outcry against online child sex abuse often misses the link to adult pornography
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 10/11/19, 05:10 pm

Tech companies, child protection advocates, and law enforcement agencies find themselves drowning in an ever-increasing number of child pornography cases. A New York Times investigation published late last month found reports of child porn have exploded in recent years—from 3,000 in 1998 to 1 million in 2014 to 18.4 million in 2018, which included more than 45 million images and videos.

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Facebook/Veteran Suicide Awareness: Travis Hikes Around Lake Michigan

Veteran hikes 800 miles for suicide prevention

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/11/19, 12:48 pm

Marine veteran Travis Snyder hiked halfway around Lake Michigan in 42 days, starting in the town of Manistee, Mich. He posted daily updates about his trip on Facebook, and people began getting involved. They joined him for different stretches of the journey, hosting him overnight, making him a meal, or just meeting up to say hello. He finished his trek on Sunday.

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