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Oxfam says staff intimidated witnesses in Haiti sex scandal | The News Tribune

Oxfam says staff intimidated witnesses in Haiti sex scandal | The News Tribune

Oxfam workers suspected of sexual misconduct in Haiti intimidated and threatened a witness as the charity investigated the original claims, according to the organization’s report on the internal inquiry.

The findings were part of a previously confidential report released by Oxfam on Monday as the charity responds to newspaper stories suggesting it covered up allegations that seven employees used prostitutes on the charity’s property while working in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake that devastated the country.

"We are making this exceptional publication because we want to be as transparent as possible about the decisions we made during this particular investigation and in recognition of the breach of trust that has been caused," the charity said in a statement. "We are also meeting with the government of Haiti to apologize for our mistakes and discuss what more we can do, including for the women affected by these events."

Publication of the report comes as Oxfam seeks to move past the scandal after the British government on Friday suspended new funding to Oxfam’s British affiliate. Oxfam Great Britain received 31.7 million pounds ($43.8 million) from the government in the 12 months through March 31, 2017, or about 8 percent of its revenue. Never miss […]

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Oxfam says staff intimidated witnesses in Haiti sex scandal | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Oxfam says staff intimidated witnesses in Haiti sex scandal | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Oxfam workers suspected of sexual misconduct in Haiti intimidated and threatened a witness as the charity investigated the original claims, according to the organization’s report on the internal inquiry.

The findings were part of a previously confidential report released by Oxfam on Monday as the charity responds to newspaper stories suggesting it covered up allegations that seven employees used prostitutes on the charity’s property while working in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake that devastated the country.

"We are making this exceptional publication because we want to be as transparent as possible about the decisions we made during this particular investigation and in recognition of the breach of trust that has been caused," the charity said in a statement. "We are also meeting with the government of Haiti to apologize for our mistakes and discuss what more we can do, including for the women affected by these events."

Publication of the report comes as Oxfam seeks to move past the scandal after the British government on Friday suspended new funding to Oxfam’s British affiliate. Oxfam Great Britain received 31.7 million pounds ($43.8 million) from the government in the 12 months through March 31, 2017, or about 8 percent of its revenue. Never miss […]

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Legal Scholars Call on Universities to Reform ‘Victim-Centered’ Sexual Misconduct Policies

Legal Scholars Call on Universities to Reform ‘Victim-Centered’ Sexual Misconduct Policies

Nearly 140 legal scholars have signed a letter calling on universities to reform current policies governing sexual misconduct allegations with a renewed focus on due process, rather than by a doctrine of "always believe the victim."

The letter highlights dangers inherent in "‘victim-centered’ practices" that "undermine neutrality in campus Title IX processes," and claims the imbalance has been plaguing institutions for nearly three decades.

According to the authors, the misleading victim-centered procedure was introduced in the early 1990s and been on the rise since the 2006 publication of an End Violence Against Women International manual, titled " Effective Report Writing ," which mapped out methodology for achieving a "successful prosecution" of sexual assault complaints.

The contemporary campus disciplinary system is likened to the daycare abuse hysteria of the 1980s and 1990s, during which accusations against caregivers ran wild and children were coaxed into relating extreme tales of abuse, including Satanic sexual rituals.

In Title IX procedure, the accuser has been assiduously reimagined not as "complainant" but as "victim," as part of the definitional collapse of relevant terminology, according to the document, published by the non-profit criminal watchdog, Stop Abusive and Violent Environments .

Signatories include litigators, higher education reformers, and scholars from institutions ranging […]

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Moment sobbing vice cop is arrested at work after he tried to blackmail a man he saw visiting a prostitute

Moment sobbing vice cop is arrested at work after he tried to blackmail a man he saw visiting a prostitute

THIS is the jaw-dropping moment a police detective breaks down in tears as he is arrested by his own colleagues for blackmailing a man who visited a prostitute.

DC Gareth Suffling was named a prime suspect in the blackmail case which left his fellow officers stunned and saw his spectacular fall from grace televised. DC Gareth Suffling was arrested for blackmailing a man who visited a prostitute The blackmail case was launched after a man walked into Luton police station clutching an envelope he found on his car windscreen containing pictures of him walking away from a motorhome.

A typed note accompanying the photos demanded £1,000 or his loved ones would be told he has visited a prostitute.

The note, signed ‘Light Justice’, said: “You have made an error in judgement. A massive error in judgement. The next step is for you to decide.

“On Thursday 16 March between 12.05 and 12.12 you used the services of a prostitute in Sedgewick Road, Luton.

“We’re sure that you will agree that the photographs along with the copies of the website provide quite damning proof of your actions that day.“Do you really want the people closest to you to know about this?“You made a bad decision […]

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Oxfam says staff intimidated witnesses in Haiti sex scandal | Miami Herald

Oxfam says staff intimidated witnesses in Haiti sex scandal | Miami Herald

Oxfam workers suspected of sexual misconduct in Haiti intimidated and threatened a witness as the charity investigated the original claims, according to the organization’s report on the internal inquiry.

The findings were part of a previously confidential report released by Oxfam on Monday as the charity responds to newspaper stories suggesting it covered up allegations that seven employees used prostitutes on the charity’s property while working in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake that devastated the country.

"We are making this exceptional publication because we want to be as transparent as possible about the decisions we made during this particular investigation and in recognition of the breach of trust that has been caused," the charity said in a statement. "We are also meeting with the government of Haiti to apologize for our mistakes and discuss what more we can do, including for the women affected by these events."

Publication of the report comes as Oxfam seeks to move past the scandal after the British government on Friday suspended new funding to Oxfam’s British affiliate. Oxfam Great Britain received 31.7 million pounds ($43.8 million) from the government in the 12 months through March 31, 2017, or about 8 percent of its revenue. Never miss […]

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Oxfam says staff intimidated witnesses in Haiti sex scandal | The Wichita Eagle

Oxfam says staff intimidated witnesses in Haiti sex scandal | The Wichita Eagle

Oxfam workers suspected of sexual misconduct in Haiti intimidated and threatened a witness as the charity investigated the original claims, according to the organization’s report on the internal inquiry.

The findings were part of a previously confidential report released by Oxfam on Monday as the charity responds to newspaper stories suggesting it covered up allegations that seven employees used prostitutes on the charity’s property while working in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake that devastated the country.

"We are making this exceptional publication because we want to be as transparent as possible about the decisions we made during this particular investigation and in recognition of the breach of trust that has been caused," the charity said in a statement. "We are also meeting with the government of Haiti to apologize for our mistakes and discuss what more we can do, including for the women affected by these events."

Publication of the report comes as Oxfam seeks to move past the scandal after the British government on Friday suspended new funding to Oxfam’s British affiliate. Oxfam Great Britain received 31.7 million pounds ($43.8 million) from the government in the 12 months through March 31, 2017, or about 8 percent of its revenue. Never miss […]

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Oxfam says staff intimidated witnesses in Haiti sex scandal | The State

Oxfam says staff intimidated witnesses in Haiti sex scandal | The State

Oxfam workers suspected of sexual misconduct in Haiti intimidated and threatened a witness as the charity investigated the original claims, according to the organization’s report on the internal inquiry.

The findings were part of a previously confidential report released by Oxfam on Monday as the charity responds to newspaper stories suggesting it covered up allegations that seven employees used prostitutes on the charity’s property while working in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake that devastated the country.

"We are making this exceptional publication because we want to be as transparent as possible about the decisions we made during this particular investigation and in recognition of the breach of trust that has been caused," the charity said in a statement. "We are also meeting with the government of Haiti to apologize for our mistakes and discuss what more we can do, including for the women affected by these events."

Publication of the report comes as Oxfam seeks to move past the scandal after the British government on Friday suspended new funding to Oxfam’s British affiliate. Oxfam Great Britain received 31.7 million pounds ($43.8 million) from the government in the 12 months through March 31, 2017, or about 8 percent of its revenue. Never miss […]

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Spin-the-bottle game among newest allegations against female lawmaker

Spin-the-bottle game among newest allegations against female lawmaker

A former employee of Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia filed a complaint with the state on Saturday, seeking to sue the Bell Gardens Democrat for allegedly firing him after he refused to play “spin the bottle” with her.

In the complaint to the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, which was posted online Sunday by his lawyer, J. David Kernick of San Diego wrote that during his time as a field representative in 2014, Garcia was “very disparaging to the staff and others, used vulgar language, discussed topics inappropriate for the workplace and showed herself to be very vindictive in nature.”

It is the second accusation of sexual misconduct against Garcia , who is currently on a voluntary, unpaid leave of absence while the Assembly investigates claims that she drunkenly groped a former legislative staff member. In addition, a lawyer on Wednesday released a list of other allegations from four former employees in Garcia’s office who said they wished to remain anonymous.

Kernick could not immediately be reached Sunday for comment about his complaint. In his complaint, he wrote that Garcia was “seemingly not critical” of his work until “after he questioned the appropriateness of her suggestion that after a fundraiser at a […]

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Oxfam says staff intimidated witnesses in Haiti sex scandal

Oxfam says staff intimidated witnesses in Haiti sex scandal

Oxfam workers suspected of sexual misconduct in Haiti intimidated and threatened a witness as the charity investigated the original claims, according to the organization’s report on the internal inquiry.

The findings were part of a previously confidential report released by Oxfam on Monday as the charity responds to newspaper stories suggesting it covered up allegations that seven employees used prostitutes on the charity’s property while working in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake that devastated the country.

"We are making this exceptional publication because we want to be as transparent as possible about the decisions we made during this particular investigation and in recognition of the breach of trust that has been caused," the charity said in a statement. "We are also meeting with the government of Haiti to apologize for our mistakes and discuss what more we can do, including for the women affected by these events."

Publication of the report comes as Oxfam seeks to move past the scandal after the British government on Friday suspended new funding to Oxfam’s British affiliate. Oxfam Great Britain received 31.7 million pounds ($43.8 million) from the government in the 12 months through March 31, 2017, or about 8 percent of its revenue. Never miss […]

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Cyclist who killed mother-of-two pedestrian with illegal ‘fixie’ bike lied to court about his experience as a courier – but police still haven’t investigated him for perjury six months after he was jailed

Cyclist who killed mother-of-two pedestrian with illegal 'fixie' bike lied to court about his experience as a courier - but police still haven't investigated him for perjury six months after he was jailed

Charlie Alliston (pictured) was sentenced to 18 months in a young offender institution last year following the death of London pedestrian Kim Briggs Police have failed to complete an investigation into claims a killer cyclist committed perjury more than six months after his conviction.

Charlie Alliston was sentenced to 18 months in a young offender institution last year following the death of London pedestrian Kim Briggs.

But during his trial the judge was informed that Alliston may have committed perjury after claiming under oath that he was an experienced bike courier.

The 20-year-old was convicted in August of causing bodily harm through ‘wanton and furious driving’ but acquitted of manslaughter in relation to the death of Mrs Briggs.

The 44-year-old mother-of-two died from severe head injuries sustained when the pair collided on Central London’s Old Street in February 2016.

The Daily Mail has learned that Alliston may be released in April – meaning he could be back on the streets before the police have completed their investigation.During his trial Alliston told an Old Bailey jury that he had spent eight months working as a courier in London and was used to making ‘up to 20 deliveries’ a day.Alliston – whose fixed wheel bike was […]

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