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California Bill Requires ‘Affirmative Consent’ to Engage in College Sex

August 29, 2014 | 9:11 am

California Bill Requires ‘Affirmative Consent’ to Engage in College Sex

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The ‘yes means yes’ bill now goes to Gov. Jerry Brown, who has not indicated if he will sign it.

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Bill Would Impose Sanctions for Sexually Harassing Farmworkers

May 22, 2014 | 3:56 pm

Bill Would Impose Sanctions for Sexually Harassing Farmworkers

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Contractors could lose licenses if they hire crew leaders who’ve sexually harassed or assaulted workers.

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UC Berkeley Students Press for Stronger Action on Sexual Assaults

May 5, 2014 | 6:00 am

UC Berkeley Students Press for Stronger Action on Sexual Assaults

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Activists say Cal officials have been ‘deliberately indifferent’ to sexual violence and its survivors.

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Speier Demands Accountability for Campus Sexual Assaults

April 22, 2014 | 6:17 pm

Speier Demands Accountability for Campus Sexual Assaults

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One in five women will be sexually assaulted while in college. Rep. Jackie Speier seeks to change the campus response.

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UC Berkeley and Three Other Colleges Accused of Mishandling Rape Allegations

May 23, 2013 | 8:36 am

UC Berkeley and Three Other Colleges Accused of Mishandling Rape Allegations

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NEW YORK (AP) — Women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred joined students from four U.S. colleges and universities on Wednesday to announce the filing of federal complaints over how the higher-education institutions handle rape allegations. Students who attended the New York news conference said the colleges and universities had not taken their rape complaints seriously. Tucker […]

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Speier Slams ‘Antiquated’ Military Justice System

May 16, 2013 | 3:08 pm

Speier Slams ‘Antiquated’ Military Justice System

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Rep. Jackie Speier sounded pretty frustrated when I talked to her on Wednesday. The South Bay Democrat has been trying for two years to reform the way the military handles sexual assaults. Her bills on the issue have yet to get out of subcommittee in the House. “Congress has got to take a much more […]

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July 5, 2012 | 3:07 pm

Lynch Acquitted in Priest-Beating Trial

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP and KQED News) — A jury acquitted a man Thursday of assaulting a priest he says molested him more than three decades ago during a camping trip and left him with tormented memories that led to alcohol abuse, depression and suicide attempts. “I’m relieved,” defendant William Lynch said after the trial. […]

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June 8, 2011 | 9:01 pm

Oakland Police Release Video in Sex-Assault Case

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Oakland police have released a cellphone video they say a sexual assault victim took of her attacker earlier this week. Police said the attack occurred Tuesday morning in West Oakland when a man forced his way into the victim’s residence. She reportedly used her cellphone to record the assailant as he prepared to leave the […]

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