Melany Joyce Alexander, 31, was arrested Friday in Florida on suspicion of child abuse after authorities said she beat her daughter with a belt.
An Oklahoma law that has put battered women in prison — sometimes for longer than their abusers — is part of why the state puts more women per capita behind bars than any other. So says a Harvard fellow hired by Oklahoma’s governor to examine its criminal justice system. The latest in a BuzzFeed News investigation.
Tens of thousands have signed a petition from grassroots organization UltraViolet for the release of Tondalo Hall, an Oklahoma prisoner and domestic abuse victim. Hall is serving a prison term 15 times longer than her abusive partner. Read the latest installment of a BuzzFeed News investigation here.
Tondalo Hall was sentenced to 30 years in prison for allowing child abuse — while the actual abuser got only two years. Now she seeks clemency, and a women’s rights group is backing her with an online petition.
A Pennsylvania district attorney described the killing of Scott McMillan as “an American Horror story.” Warning: Story details are graphic.
TMZ reports that the Vikings running back could fail a court-ordered drug test after admitting to smoking marijuana.
Collin Grant’s stepfather repeatedly raped him — but under laws exposed in a BuzzFeed News investigation, Collin’s mom went to prison for more time than his rapist. Today, Collin wants his mother pardoned.
Victoria Pedraza’s daughter was murdered by the man who had also been beating her for months. Victoria’s story, in her own voice, will haunt you. Part of a BuzzFeed News Investigation.
Arlena Lindley’s boyfriend Alonzo Turner beat her for months and murdered her child — so why was she sent to prison for 45 years? A BuzzFeed News investigation.
For a BuzzFeed News investigation, here is a list of the cases we found and an explanation of the methodology we used to find them.
A preview of an upcoming BuzzFeed News investigation. Update: The investigation has been published — read it here.
Coleman was convicted of kidnapping and murdering her girlfriend’s 9-year-old son through abuse and starvation.
However, Sean Hannity does think Adrian Peterson “went too far.”
Gov. Mark Dayton calls Peterson’s actions “a public embarrassment to the Vikings organization and the State of Minnesota.”
Updated: The Minnesota Vikings said Monday that Adrian Peterson will “fully participate in this week’s practices and meetings and is expected to play this Sunday in New Orleans.” Peterson was indicted in Texas Friday for reckless or negligent injury to his son. He turned himself in to authorities early Saturday.
“I’m not sure whether I knew it was a crime or not,” said St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson, who is part of a lawsuit accusing more than 100 priests and church employees of sex abuse. “I understand today it’s a crime.”
The director’s rebuttal to Dylan Farrow’s allegations that he molested her depicts his ex, Mia Farrow, as a deceitful, manipulative, hate-mongering witch who brainwashed his child. A close examination of his own statements paints a different picture.
Children are locked, abused, beaten, and forced to work up to 18 hours a day, according to Harvard University’s investigation into India’s exploitative labor practices.
I think I’m going to faint.
The search giants have worked together to develop new search algorithms that will block illegal results.
Because for some reason it wasn’t already. Pope Francis also will impose tough penalties for staff who leak confidential Vatican information.
Tired of hearing about the former Penn State assistant coach? Karl Rominger says it’s not over yet.
“I saw a meth lab right next to a kid’s bedroom. He left his bike in the lab. This little kid was constantly going in and out of a meth lab.”
Via St. Petersburg, Russia, for the International Economic Forum.
At a subway station in Brooklyn.
Speaking with one woman — and two automated, English-deficient spambots — about the ethics of making money off a convicted child-abuser’s autobiography.
The child actors sell it.
62-year-old Althea Ricketts was charged with aggravated child abuse after she beat her son for having a Facebook page. Her son (whose name and age was not released) was beaten with a computer cable, police said.
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