The Hartford 17 lives

Yesterday, the community court saw the so-called Hartford 17, people who were arrested last Monday for disorderly conduct while protesting in downtown Hartford that Black Lives Matter. The 17 were given three days’ community service, as if what they were doing by protesting was not community service, itself. Prior to their time in court, the …

Rape victim fights back, faced jail time, but no more.

Savannah Dietrich, a 17-year old Kentuckian, got drunk at a party last August, fell asleep, was raped by two teen boys she knew, who took pictures of their crime and shared those photos. Her attackers accepted a plea deal Dietrich thought was too lenient, so she named them on Twitter, and for a while there, …