For me, the recent outcome of the Bill Cosby trial and trials similar to that one are an absolute disgrace and slap to the face. This trial, essentially, discredits the severity of sexual assault and the voice of victims. Though we have made progress throughout the years, we still have so very far to go. Trials like Cosby’s and men like Donald Trump, destroys not only the credibility of sexual assault victims, but the spirit of the victims as well. People often wonder why sexual assault victims don’t speak up or wait so long to speak up, and it is because of men like this who so easily walk free. Each victim’s reason for not immediately sharing his or her story will be different. Continue reading “Reaction Piece on the Bill Cosby Mistrial”
On Saturday, June 17th Bill Cosby was released after a lengthy trial. Cosby was accused of sexual assault and misconduct of at least 50 women; however, Cosby was only put on trial for the alleged assault of Andrea Constand. Constand accused 79 year old Cosby of drugging and assaulting her at his home in 2004. Continue reading “Bill Cosby Trial Ends in a Mistrial”
Since Donald Trump’s inauguration, there have been millions of protesters lining the streets with “Not My President” signs proudly in hand. Men, women, children, and even celebrities have joined the movement. There have been more protesters than there were attendees at Trump’s inauguration.
While I’m all for protesting and exercising one’s First Amendment right’s, the fact of the matter is he is our president. And he’ll be our president for the next four years unless impeached. Continue reading “How to Survive Trump’s Presidency”
I was watching the news the other night and I realized there were no positive or uplifting stories. I think sometimes we, as a society, focus solely on the negative aspects of life. Research shows that negative stories and feedback have a much greater impact. They require people to think and feed into the relevant controversy. According to Stanford University professor Clifford Nass: Continue reading “Turning a Negative into a Positive: The Needed Movement”
I was watching The Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live last night. One of the hosts was discussing the recent San Bernardino shooting. He then added, “There have been more mass shootings than days this year.” I laughed it off as another SNL joke, but then it got me thinking. Was that a joke or was that a fact? Continue reading “More Mass Shootings Reported Than Days This Year”
It is now determined that Wednesday, Dec. 2nd’s shooting was carried out by husband and wife, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik. Continue reading “San Bernardino Shooting Update”
The hunt is on in San Bernardino, California for at least three probable suspects.
At 11am today bullets erupted inside a conference room of the Inland Regional Center, killing 14 people and injuring at least 17. Shortly after the shooting, the suspects sped away in a black SUV. Continue reading “Shooting Leaves 14 Dead and 17 Injured”
Within the past months angry confrontations between police and protestors have spiraled out of control both in the media and in Ferguson, Missouri. Continue reading “Ferguson Bias”