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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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Fine For Posing as Jesus Paid Through Crowdfunding

Draw your own conclusions about this: A man in Spain posted a picture of himself on social media posing as Jesus and was sued by a religious brotherhood. The poster “pleaded guilty to a crime against religious sentiment, and was … 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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Crowdfunded Criminal Case Results In Acquittal

In what appears to be a first of its kind, the family of a bicyclist who was killed in a traffic accident crowdfunded his prosecution. The driver was acquitted. In the United Kingdom, Gail Purcell struck Michael Mason, 70, as … Continue reading

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Texas Bill Proposes Crowdfunding To Test Backlog of Rape Kits

A Texas legislator has put forward a bill to let citizens who renew their drivers licenses crowd fund $1 to pay for the testing of the large backlog of rape kits. The crowdfunding will supplement the Texas budget that pays … Continue reading

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Brexit Opponents Crowdfund to Prosecute Politicians

A new crowdfunding campaign in the United Kingdom is raising pounds to “Prosecute dishonest Brexit politicians and bring integrity back to British politics.#BrexitJustice.” Several barristers have signed up to file lawsuits at reduced legal fees against Boris Johnson, Andrea Leadsom, … Continue reading

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