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Changes in Chatham DA sex crime prosecutions worry victims, attorneys

The efficient pace of prosecuting sex crimes cases was something the Chatham County district attorney’s office had long been lauded for. One highlight was a cooperative system of victims’ rights advocates, social services and specialized attorneys meant that abused women and children often received proactive and sympathetic care. But that changed after December 2021, the last time that the D.A.’s office held a multi-agency meeting meant to achieve the best results for sex crime victims, according to an investigation by The Current.

Hate crimes are on the rise − but the narrow legal definition makes it hard to charge and convict

Jeannine Bell, Loyola University Chicago With hate crimes, context is everything, and events outside of the United States – like the war between Israel and Hamas – can have far-reaching and potentially tragic consequences. Vermont police arrested a man in Burlington on Nov. 27, 2023, for allegedly shooting three 20-year-old Palestinian American men, seriously wounding them. …