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No Justice in Weinstein Case

No Justice in Weinstein Case

By Allison De La Bastida, Staff Writer

October 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion

With multiple sexual assault allegations surfacing against producer Harvey Weinstein, it’s hard to tell whether any of these women will get the justice they rightfully deserve. Just take Bill Cosby's trial as an example.

Tamir Rice Case Ends Without Justice

Tamir Rice Case Ends Without Justice

By Connor Borden, Staff Writer

May 2, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The City of Cleveland owes the Rice family much more than a settlement.

Rape Kit Processing Still Disappoints Survivors

Rape Kit Processing Still Disappoints Survivors

By Annie Cohen, Staff Writer

April 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion

As the nation works to prevent and combat sexual assault, we must also work to better provide for the victims of these crimes.

New York Bail Policies Stifle Justice

New York Bail Policies Stifle Justice

By Matthew Perry, Contributing Writer

April 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion

There is one process housed in the criminal justice system which quietly delivers especially egregious and far-reaching decisions: the bail system.

NYPD Must Be Held Accountable For Its Actions Against Citizens and Police Alike

NYPD Must Be Held Accountable For Its Actions Against Citizens and Police Alike

By WSN Editorial Board

March 2, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The Forster case sheds light on an enormous double standard — the police spring into action when the victims are their own men, but are reluctant to take a stand when civilians are involved.

Zero tolerance: NYU’s shameful rape policy fails survivors

Zero tolerance: NYU’s shameful rape policy fails survivors

By WSN Editorial Board, Editorial Board

December 4, 2014


Filed under Opinion

[Trigger Warning] NYU needs a zero-tolerance policy towards rapists — they should be expelled.

Going Global: Prison Rape Elimination Act standards not demanding enough

Going Global: Prison Rape Elimination Act standards not demanding enough

April 4, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Human Rights Watch released a landmark report in 2001, “No Escape: Male Rape in U.S. Prisons,” outlining the grotesque flaws in the country’s criminal justice system that allowed sexual abuse and violence to flourish in prisons. It spurred necessary action in Congress, and, with unanimous su...