Posts Tagged Violent crime

Hearing to resume for former prep football star

DETROIT (AP) — A probable-cause hearing is scheduled to resume for a one-time prep football star charged with assaulting a female student after he was released from jail for body-slamming a security officer in his school.

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Beaten ex-football player Kolstad going home

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Former Minnesota State football player Isaac Kolstad is going home, five months after he was severely beaten in downtown Mankato.

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Man denied bond in fatal accident case

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A Brookhaven man has been denied bond on charges related to a fatal accident in which two high school football players died.

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Motion hearing set in fatal punching of referee

DETROIT (AP) — A court hearing is scheduled in the case of a Detroit-area recreational soccer player charged in the one-punch killing of a referee who was about to eject him from a game.

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Thai soaps trigger outcry over romanticizing rape

In this Sept. 26, 2014 photo, Thai actress Pimthong Washirakom poses after an interview in Bangkok, Thailand. Up-and-coming starlet Pimthong's debut role as a dangerously beautiful "bad girl" who gets raped in the soap "The Rising Sun" aired last month. Pimthong said that filming of the scene, in which a police detective locks her in his office and rapes her, took place after the girl's rape on the train in July. As the cameras rolled, she broke down in tears. A recent real-life rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl on an overnight train in Thailand has focused national outrage on Thai popular culture, and particularly TV soaps for sending messages that trivialize - and some say encourage - rape. (AP Photo/Thanyarat Doksone)

BANGKOK (AP) — In a famous scene from Thailand’s award-winning soap opera “The Power of Shadows,” the handsome protagonist gets drunk and rapes the leading lady. He later begs her forgiveness, and they live happily ever after.

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