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We’re wrapping up this week with a story from TIME about bulletproof fashion … for kids.
According to TIME, ” less than a month after 20 children and six adults were killed in a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Miguel Caballero, designer of bullet-resistant fashion, announced a new line of clothing for children.”
Well this week, Elite Sterling Security LLC became the exclusive distributor of Cabellero’s line of personal body armor, which now includes children’s-sized backpacks, blankets, tank tops, and T-shirts. Reuters recently photographed children and adults modeling the new products in Aurora, Colorado.
Check out the slideshow here.
Today NPR reports “Bosco Ntaganda, a notorious warlord accused of crimes against humanity during Congo’s civil war, is headed to an international court after turning himself in at the U.S. Embassy in Rwanda earlier this week.”
According to NPR, Ntaganda has been wanted by the International Criminal Court since 2006 for crimes against humanity, including conscripting child soldiers, murder, rape, and sexual slavery allegedly committed in 2002 and 2003 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
IN OTHER NEWS
Today we bring you a campaign from All Out, which is currently rallying support against anti-trans legislation in Arizona.
According to the campaign, an proposed amendment to SB 1432 “would jail and fine anyone who goes into a public restroom that someone thinks is the “wrong” gender for them.”
The bill was proposed by Representative John Kavanagh and would require transgendered individuals to show I.D. and conform to the gender printed on their I.D. in order to use a public restroom. Using a restroom not assigned to your gender could earn you six months in jail and a $2,500 fine. According to All Out, the proposed legislation is discriminatory.
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