sexual assault

12:00am

Thu November 13, 2014
Arts & Culture

Your Call: How should we respond to sexual harassment in public?

from Tatyana Fazlalizadeh's "Stop Telling Women to Smile" poster series

6:30pm

Wed November 5, 2014
Politics

Interview with Alameda Country District Attorney Nancy O'Malley about backlogged rapekits

 

When a rape is reported, the victim is medically examined, and the biological evidence acquired in that exam is called a "rape kit." That rape kit is used by prosecutors who try to bring the perpetrator to justice.

At least that's what is supposed to happen. But in many cases, it doesn't. Last month, a state audit found that half of all rape kits at the Oakland Police Department were never analyzed. Rape kit backlogs, it turns out, are plaguing the state. In Alameda County alone, the audit found close to 2,000 untested kits, dating back to 2001.

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6:00pm

Wed November 5, 2014
Education

Put to the test: How is U.C. Berkeley addressing sexual assaults on campus?

Student activists Sofie Karasek and Meghan Warner
Liz Mak

 

Sexual assault on college campuses is a topic that's difficult to escape right now. That's partly because earlier this year, the Department of Education released a list of 55 college campuses facing investigation for failing to take sexual assault reports seriously.

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6:00pm

Wed November 5, 2014
Cops & Courts

Assault and recovery, a reporter's personal tale

Judy Silber as a graduate school student in St. Louis during the 1990s.

In 1992, KALW's Judy Silber was in Des Moines, Iowa for the Bar Mitzvah of a second cousin. On a late Saturday afternoon, she left the hotel where she was staying with her family and went out for a walk. While crossing over a bridge, a man grabbed her and pulled her down the grass embankment. A warning to listeners, this story involves some disturbing and graphic content.

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9:58am

Thu June 19, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Your Call: How should colleges deal with rape and sexual assault on campus?

Rape Awareness
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