Domestic Violence

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Mississippi Rep Charged With Punching Wife Could be Removed

The Mississippi House speaker said Friday that he is asking lawyers to research how to remove a lawmaker if it's true that the man punched his own wife and does not resign voluntarily.

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Gov. Bryant, GOP Leaders Call for Lawmaker to Resign After Abuse Charges

Mississippi's governor and two other top Republicans say Republican Rep. Doug McLeod of Lucedale should resign if he punched his wife.

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Report: Mississippi Lawmaker Punched Wife in Face Over Sex

A police report says a south Mississippi lawmaker punched his wife in the face after she didn't undress quickly enough when the lawmaker wanted to have sex.

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Mississippi Reps Vote 'Nay' on Violence Against Women Act

All three Republicans in Mississippi's Congressional delegation voted against renewing the Violence Against Women Act on Thursday.

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Carmen Hendrix

Members of the community such as Jackson State University English instructor C. Liegh McInnis, The Nest at Highlites co-owner Mac Epps and others will host an event tonight, Nov. 1, to honor the life and legacy of Carmen Hendrix, a Jackson native poet, writer and activist who died on Sept. 10 as a result of domestic violence.

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Hyde-Smith: Defending Kavanaugh Is ‘My Duty’ as a Woman in Congress

While addressing the Senate floor for the first time, Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith defended Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, after a third woman accused the judge of sexual misconduct earlier today.

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The Latest: Cosby Gets Three to 10 years for 2004 Sexual Assault

Bill Cosby has been sentenced to three to 10 years in state prison for drugging and molesting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Change the Rape Culture for Women and Men Alike

Young men too often grow up in a toxic masculine environment where their friends and even fathers or 
uncles celebrate some level of abuse. Many are challenged to be macho and to at least brag about rough sexual exploits or contexts.

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Republican Women Honored for Work Against Human Trafficking in State

Republican Mississippi women are helping to help end human sex trafficking and help its victims, a prominent Jackson-area domestic-violence organization said Monday.

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OPINION: What It Will Take to Reduce Youth Crime

When it comes to tackling youth crime, Jackson is at the intersection of Concern and Encouragement.

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