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Death at Shelton prison investigated as homicide

11-22-17 Washington: OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – Authorities say a 57-year-old man serving a life sentence for child molestation at the Washington Corrections Center near Shelton died over the weekend and police are investigating it as an apparent homicide. The Olympian reports the state Corrections Department said Bryan Emmal died after “sustaining injuries in his two-person cell” shortly before 10

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Internet censorship bills wouldn’t help catch sex traffickers

In the most illuminating part of last week’s House subcommittee hearing on the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA, H.R. 1865), Tennessee Bureau of Investigation special agent Russ Winkler explained how he uses online platforms—particularly Backpage—to fight online sex trafficking. Winkler painted a fascinating picture of agents on his team posing as johns, gaining trust…

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Don’t Rush New Sexual Harassment Policies, Some Women Lawmakers Warn

[governing.com] One of the top agenda items for state legislatures next year will be to address the rampant sexual harassment in state capitols. Lawmakers in more than a dozen states have been accused of sexual harassment — or worse — since the #metoo movement took off in mid-October. But several women in the Illinois legislature, which has already passed new…

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IN: Justices to decide if sex offender’s internet restriction unconstitutional

After being convicted of incest with his teenage niece, a Tippecanoe County man’s sentence contained several probation conditions, including a prohibition on accessing websites “frequented by children” and a prohibition on internet use without prior approval. Those conditions are the subject of an appeal now under review by the Indiana Supreme Court, which will decide whether the conditions, as applied,…

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