3 results for month: 01/2016


When Billy Is Called to Testify

By Kathryn Alfisi of the Children's Law CenterAccording to The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the word "testimony" means "To talk and answer questions about something, especially in a court of law while formally promising that what you're saying is true."While it sounds like a relatively easy thing to do, if you add an intimidating setting, unfamiliar legal procedures and jargon, and the possibility of having someone who caused you harm sitting close by you, testifying could become a stressful and anxiety-ridden experience for the average adult.So what happens when the person testifying is a child?Children are called to testify in a ...

FBI ran website sharing thousands of child porn images

WASHINGTON — For nearly two weeks last year, the FBI operated what it described as one of the Internet’s largest child pornography websites, allowing users to download thousands of illicit images and videos from a government site in the Washington suburbs.The operation — whose details remain largely secret — was at least the third time in recent years that FBI agents took control of a child pornography site but left it online in an attempt to catch users who officials said would otherwise remain hidden behind an encrypted and anonymous computer network. In each case, the FBI infected the sites with software that punctured that security, ...

Debate brews over role of anonymous Title IX-related complaints in course evaluations

Though the University effectively rejected a proposal created by the University Senate’s Faculty Affairs Committee to prohibit internal investigations into anonymous Title IX-related complaints made in course evaluations, fears surrounding the issue persist.The proposal asks that the University disregard anonymous complaints made on course evaluations and campus publications’ comment sections that could compel a Title IX investigation against faculty members. In response to an inquiry made by Spectator, the University released a statement saying they were obliged to respond to any information reporting a hostile environment, as described by ...