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A wealth of mismanagement found in rape kits still buried in police storage facilities for decades.
Human rights researcher shares her thoughts on media coverage and women’s rights in India.
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On July 13, 2013, a jury in Sanford, Florida, acquitted George Zimmerman of the murder of Trayvon Martin, the 17 year old African American boy he admittedly shot and killed during an altercation in February 2012. Although the case put the state’s so-called “Stand Your Ground” law in the forefront of national debates, Zimmerman’s defense relied on a self defense argument and the shooting and trial have sparked many other discussions about the state of race relations in America. The day after the verdict, rallies were held across the nation; BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker visited one such rally in NYC’s Union Square, where she heard citizens speak out against the verdict -- among them Bill de Blasio, Public Advocate for the city and mayoral hopeful, and Kevin Powell of BK Nation, a non-profit community organization. Hawker then spoke with others in the city the day after the event
Demonstrators gather across the country to express outrage at Saturday's verdict in Florida.
On Monday, April 15th, two bombs exploded in the crowded streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Three people were killed and more than two hundred others injured, leading to a massive manhunt, the lockdown of a major city, the death and injury of law enforcement officers, and the eventual death of one suspect and capture of another. BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker asks people their thoughts on the media's coverage of the events as well as what rights and considerations they believe the suspect in custody should be allowed.