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Fast Company: This platform wants to fix the disturbing lack of data on police violence

Reading Time: 4 minutesIn the U.S., police brutality is a known problem: all-too-numerous headlines in recent years have detailed the deaths of Philando Castile, Freddie Gray, and Mike Brown, among many others. But recent research suggests that police kill around three people per day in the U.S., and those people are disproportionately black men. Those findings, though, still fail to account for other violence and verbal and physical abuse people face at the hands of police.

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3 Stories You Should Read 4/22/2019: Matt Shea, Larry Mitchell Hopkins, LGBTQ Rights

Reading Time: 3 minutesConfluence Daily is your daily news source for women in the know. In the category of:  The highest court in the land The Supreme Court just took up a set of very big cases on LGBTQ rights The Supreme Court will hear big cases on LGBTQ rights — after an LGBTQ ally left the Court. The US Supreme Court on Monday agreed to take a trio of cases that will, collectively, help decide the future of gay and transgender rights in America. The Court agreed to hear three cases that have to do with whether existing federal bans...

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Can we stop saying, ‘She could have been your daughter’?

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe approach of this sentiment is to gain empathy or understanding from the other person by encouraging them to imagine that the rape or abuse could have happened to their female family member. People would most likely assume that by using this retort, the person might think ‘Oh gosh, yes, I would hate it if that happened to my own daughter, maybe I need to re-evaluate why I blame women and girls for rape?’

The reality is a little bit murkier than that. The reality is less optimistic and less effective than that.

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3 Stories You Should Read 4/19/2019: Sarah Huckabee, United Constitutional Patriots, Republicans for the Rule of Law

Reading Time: 2 minutesConfluence Daily is your daily news source for women in the know. In the category of:  Common sense isn’t completely dead. REPUBLICAN GROUP WILL RUN AD ON FOX NEWS URGING GOP TO HOLD TRUMP ACCOUNTABLE: ‘NO EXONERATION, DEFINITELY OBSTRUCTION’ The highly-anticipated 448-page report, with redactions, was released by Attorney General William Barr Thursday morning. It details the nearly two-year investigation, which resulted in 199 criminal charges and more than 30 individuals and organizations facing indictments or pleading guilty — including six former Trump associates and three groups linked to the Russian government. Mueller’s team revealed a number of questionable actions attributed to Trump...

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