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Crowdfunding Helps Cut Rape Kit Backlog

Some of the money raised by the #MeToo movement could go to prosecuting years, sometimes decades, old rape crimes. In Texas, the backlog of untested rape kits was 20,000 in 2011, some going back to the 1980’s. The state passed … Continue reading

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Woman Crowdfunds To Prosecute Rapist

Private justice is permitted in the UK. A woman is crowdfunding to prosecute a man who allegedly raped her after the government dropped the case due to “lack of evidence.” Newsweek reports that “In the U.K., complainants can finance private … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding To Expand Spy Cops Inquiry

Matilda “Tilly” Gifford is crowdfunding a legal challenge of the United Kingdom’s government’s decision to exclude Scotland from the official inquiry of “spy cops.” Over a dozen police officers have been identified as those who adopted the names of dead … Continue reading

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TX Sen. Hall Only Vote Against Rape Kit Crowdfunding

Only one Texas Senator, Bob Hall, voted against the bill that would permit Texas to crowdfund to help pay for processing the backlog of 3,200 rape kits in that State. His reason?  “Rape kit testing is far too important to … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding For Justice

The Washington Post reports that a new website, CrowdJustice, is letting people crowdfund to pursue lawsuits. Started in the United Kingdom, the web portal is a politically neutral site where people can solicit the public’s help in fighting injustice in … Continue reading

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Parents Crowdfund Lawsuit vs. British Government Officials for Iraq War

The families of some British soldiers killed in the Iraq War are crowdfunding their legal costs to sue Tony Blair and other government officials based on the Chilcot Report that suggested that Blair “had misrepresented intelligence ahead of the war.” … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding For a Cause: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

If you remember, 12 year old Tamir Rice was shot and killed by a Cleveland police officer in November 2014. An “activist” started a crowdfunded donation campaign on YouCaring.com and raised about $60,000. After being challenged as a scam, attorneys … Continue reading

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