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  • "A Slap in the Face"

    July 22, 2015 9:10 PM

    RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA- A man doesn't face jail time for using racial slurs and pouring beer on American Indian children, which activists call "a slap in the face." Trace O'Connell pleaded not guilty to disorderly conduct, which spurred protests and had critics saying the charge is too lenient.... more »
  • Planned Parenthood: Video latest in 10 years' harassment

    July 20, 2015 3:21 PM

    WASHINGTON - Planned Parenthood says a secret video released last week by an anti-abortion group is a fraud and part of a decade long pattern of illegal harassment aimed at prohibiting abortion and intimidating women and doctors. The video was released last week by the Center for Medical Progress. It... more »
  • MLB agrees to sex harassment policy

    July 15, 2013 6:05 PM

    ALBANY, N.Y. - Major League Baseball says it'll strengthen its policy against harassment and discrimination based on sexual orientation. The league is scheduled to announce its new policy during All-Star Game festivities Tuesday. It'll create a workplace code of conduct and distribute it to major and minor league players and... more »
  • Sorrento police claim harassment by chief

    November 12, 2012 12:05 PM

    SORRENTO - Three Sorrento police officers have threatened to file suit against the town and its Police Department, alleging harassment and retaliation by Police Chief Earl Theriot. An attorney for the three officers - Catherine Gil, Tige Scott and Kermit Givens - tells The Advocate he faxed a letter to... more »
  • Hawaii attorney convicted in ear licking case

    July 16, 2012 12:43 PM

    LIHUE, Hawaii - A judge says a Hawaii attorney convicted of harassment is a "dirty old man" for licking a client's ear. A former client of Lawrence McCreery testified that while discussing her child custody case last year, the attorney licked the back of her right ear. She says he... more »
  • EEOC accuses Miss. store boss of sexual harassment

    September 27, 2011 2:47 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A federal lawsuit says a Mississippi grocery store manager groped female employees, used food to simulate a sexual organ and fired a woman who rejected his advances. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the complaint Monday against Venture Inc., which runs the Sav-A-Lot store on... more »
  • Federal probe of BRPD actions after Katrina is over

    January 4, 2011 12:38 PM

    Baton Rouge police officers have been cleared by the Justice Department of any wrongdoing in the days after Hurricane Katrina. State police officers from New Mexico and Michigan alleged some Baton Rouge officers harassed African-Americans and conducted illegal searches. Tens of thousands of evacuees from the New Orleans... more »
  • Judge: $10K for post-Katrina debt harassment

    November 4, 2010 5:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A state district judge says CitiMortgage Inc. cannot collect from a couple who defaulted after Hurricane Katrina destroyed their house, because it had no copy of their mortgage. The judge also ordered CitiMortgage to pay David and Rebekah Cefalu $10,000 for years of what Buckley called harassment.... more »
  • Investigator clears acting Houma chief

    September 10, 2010 5:11 AM

    A special investigator has concluded that a sexual harassment allegation against acting Houma Police Chief Todd Duplantis was not warranted. Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government has chosen not to take any action against Duplantis. The parish ordered the investigation. A complaint to the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was filed, but... more »
  • Britney Spears denies bodyguard harassment claim

    September 9, 2010 12:52 PM

    Britney Spears is denying a bodyguard's accusations that she sexually harassed him and abused her children. A statement posted to Spears' website Thursday morning says that the pop singer and her attorneys expect Fernando Flores' case to be dismissed. Flores sued the 28-year-old on Wednesday, claiming she repeatedly... more »
  • Bill would ban 'cyberbullying'

    April 20, 2010 5:21 AM

    A bill proposed by Rep. Roy Burrell of Shreveport would make "cyberbullying" a crime. The House Criminal Justice Committee is scheduled to debate the measure today. The bill comes as a bullying case in Massachusetts has received national attention. Six high school students are charged with bullying a 15-year-old girl... more »
  • Teens arrested for bullying that led to suicide

    March 29, 2010 8:23 PM

    A prosecutor in Northhampton, Massachusetts says nine teens are charged for the "unrelenting" bullying of a young girl who killed herself and two are charged with rape. Northwestern District Attorney Elizabeth Scheibel says 15-year-old Phoebe Prince of South Hadley sufferent months of constant stalking and harassment in person and online.... more »

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