Nusrat Jahan Rafi video: Woman in Bangladesh burned to death after refusing to drop sexual harassment charges against principal

Nusrat Jahan Rafi told her family she was lured to the roof of her rural school in the town of Feni on April 6 and asked to withdraw the charges by five people clad in burqas.

When she refused, she said her hands were tied and she was doused in kerosene and set alight. Rafi told the story to her brother in an ambulance on the way to the hospital and he recorded her testimony on his mobile phone.

“The teacher touched me, I will fight this crime till my last breath,” Rafi said in the video, according to BBC News. She also identified some of her attackers as students at the school.

Rafi died four days later in a Dhaka hospital with burns covering 80 percent of her body.

… A video taken on March 27 while Rafi reported the assault shows the local police chief registering her complaint but telling her that the incident was “not a big deal.”

The chief was later removed from the police station for negligence in dealing with the case.

…At least 17 people, including students, have been arrested in connection with the case, said Banaj Kumar Majumder, the head of the Police Bureau of Investigation.

Nusrat Jahan Rafi video: Woman in Bangladesh burned to death after refusing to drop sexual harassment charges against principal – CBS News

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Tampons Confiscated, Guns Allowed as Texas Senate Debates Abortion

Tampons Confiscated, Guns Allowed as Texas Senate Debates Abortion – The Atlantic

Seems like some members of the Texas State Troopers need to lose their freaking jobs.

If the decision was based on the need to protect legislators the fact that guns were allowed through strongly suggests a willful dereliction of duty.

Any other rational for the decision to confiscate birth control and feminine sanitary products but not actual weapons indicates crass prejudice.

At best, it was insensitive and wholly unprofessional but whether it was gross incompetence or malicious abuse of power, the troopers involved should be relived of their badges.

Cesarean section complication risk rises with mother’s age, study finds

Mothers 35 and older who had C-sections without first going into labor were five times more likely to have severe complications than mothers who had vaginal births.

Cesarean section complication risk rises with mother’s age, study finds

hmmmm, isn’t it older mother’s that have scheduled Cesarean’s more often?

Wouldn’t follow that complications arise more often in C-sections that start after labor, because that would mean there was an existing complication suggesting the need to a c-section in the first place?

Texas GOP lawmaker facing ‘security concerns’ after blocking bill allowing death penalty for abortion

State Rep. Jeff Leach (R) stopped House Bill 896 from moving through the Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee, which he chairs, according to The Texas Tribune. 

Collin County Sheriff Jim Skinner told the local news outlet that he has since been in contact with Leach over “security concerns.”

Texas GOP lawmaker facing ‘security concerns’ after blocking bill allowing death penalty for abortion | TheHill

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Shana Grice: Sussex police to face discipline after stalking case

Shana Grice, 19, was killed in August 2016 by an ex-boyfriend, Michael Lane, who was convicted of murder a year later and sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Grice went to Sussex Police five times in six months to report Lane but, in most incidents, little to no action was taken against the man, an independent review found.

In one instance, Grice was “fined for wasting police time” after officers learned she and Lane had previously been in a relationship, the review by England and Wales’ Independent Office for Police Conduct found.

Shana Grice: Sussex police to face discipline after stalking case

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