What’s Current: Jian Ghomeshi writes 3,453 word essay on how hard it is to be Jian Ghomeshi

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  • The editor of the The New York Review of Books is defending his decision to publish a 3,453 word essay by Jian Ghomeshi. The essay is about the effect that being accused of and prosecuted for the sexual assaults of multiple women has had on Ghomeshi.
  • A UK primary school has been accused of neglecting a six-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted on a supervised playground by two boys. The mother of the victim says that schools are failing to effectively respond to peer-on-peer abuse at the primary school level.
  • A retired NYPD detective and seven current officers have been charged in connection with the operation of multiple brothels, in several boroughs. Among other things, the officers are accused of tipping off brothel-keepers to potential raids, taking cash payoffs for and trading information on police investigations for discounted “services.”
  • California authorities have released the name of Javier Casarez, who murdered his ex-wife, Petra Maribel Bolanos de Casarez, and four other people in a mass shooting earlier this week. Casarez shot himself in the chest when he was pulled over by police and died from his injuries.
  • Patrick Walsh, a Toronto man, has pled not guilty to charges that he sexually assaulted a woman and live-streaming video of her naked, vomiting, and crying to his friends.
Natasha Chart
Natasha Chart

Natasha Chart is an online organizer and feminist living in the United States. She does not recant her heresy.

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