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What's Current: No officers charged in death of Breonna Taylor

What’s Current: No officers charged in death of Breonna Taylor

What’s Current is Feminist Current’s daily news roundup.

  • A grand jury decision was delivered in the death of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman who was shot by police multiple times in her home. Of the three officers responsible, none were charged in her death and one officer was charged with “wanton endangerment.”
  • A Salvadoran woman accused of homicide after suffering a stillbirth was released from prison. Cindy Erazo served six years out of the 30 years of her initial sentence. El Salvador has some of the strictest abortion laws in the world, with some women sentenced to 40 years in prison, and more than 140 women incarcerated.
  • Hunter Biden, son of former US vice president and current presidential candidate Joe Biden, is accused of having financial ties to an Eastern European human trafficking ring.
  • Cyprus updated the legal definition of rape to include a lack of consent.
  • HBO pulled a segment on the debate around trans athletes 30 hours before it was scheduled to air due to complaints from a reporter at Outsports. Dawn Ennis claims to have taken issue with a biologist’s position on the issue.
Mary Hickman
Mary Hickman

MARY HICKMAN HAS DONE VOICE WORK FOR THE ENGLISH AUDIO TOUR OF ​THE WAR AND WOMEN’S HUMAN RIGHTS MUSEUM​ IN SOUTH KOREA. SHE IS CURRENTLY DEVELOPING A VOLUNTEER-RUN AUDIO PROJECT TO BRING AWARENESS TO FEMINIST WRITERS.

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