The Family Of A Murdered DNC Staffer Has Rejected A Report Linking His Death To WikiLeaks
A report on Monday evening claimed to find links between slain DNC staffer Seth Rich and WikiLeaks. But Rich's family told BuzzFeed News, "[W]e see no facts, we have seen no evidence, we have been approached with no emails."
Maryland Victims No Longer Need To Prove They Physically Fought Their Rapists
Previously, "saying no" was not enough in Maryland, where rape victims had to show they forcibly resisted their assailants. The new law was prompted by a BuzzFeed News investigation.
Maryland Lawmakers Say Its Rape Laws Need To Change
Maryland lawmakers are considering a range of bills, in response to a 2016 BuzzFeed News investigation into one of the state's largest police departments.
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Baltimore County Police Say Detectives Will Now Interview Every Rape Victim
The change is "effective immediately." It comes in response to a BuzzFeed News investigation that revealed the police dismissed many rape cases as "unfounded" without taking that elemental step.
Jailed When Her Boyfriend Killed Her Son, She Is At Last Free
Across the country, women are locked up for decades because their children were abused — not by the women themselves but by their boyfriends or husbands. A 2014 BuzzFeed News investigation has now helped one of those women win her freedom. This is her story.
Maryland Lawmaker Seeks Change To Rape Law After BuzzFeed News Report
Police officers had cited the statute as grounds to drop rape cases without investigating them.
Maryland Lawmakers Urge "External Review" Of Baltimore County Rape Cases
Two state delegates, Shelly Hettleman and Steve Lafferty, want to change how the Baltimore County Police Department handles rape cases after a BuzzFeed News investigation. They're also "prepared to support legislation" strengthening Maryland's rape law.
Police Pledge "Fresh Look" At Rape Cases After BuzzFeed News Investigation
After BuzzFeed News found that Baltimore County detectives did not adequately investigate many rape accusations, the police department promises to "re-examine all unfounded rape cases that have occurred over the last three years."
This Police Department Tosses Aside Rape Reports When A Victim Doesn’t Resist “To The Best Of Her Ability”
Across the country, some police departments claim a vast number of rape reports are false. A BuzzFeed News investigation into a year of “unfounded” rapes in Baltimore County reveals that detectives often don't investigate them at all — even when the man had been arrested for rape before.
Texas Plan To Jail Fewer Poor People Infuriates Some Court Officers
The idea was to ensure people who can’t afford their traffic tickets have an alternative to getting locked up. But it’s facing fierce pushback from some quarters.
Austin Moves To Jail Fewer People Over Unpaid Fines
The city council is pushing judges to find alternatives for people who cannot afford traffic tickets.
Donald Trump Supporters Believe His Claims Of Rigged Election
"The whole system's been rigged for decades," one supporter said at a rally Saturday.
Trump Gave $150,000 To Charity That CNN Head’s Wife Helped Lead
The donations were for the private school that Trump's son attends. The candidate and the media mogul have not publicly disclosed the connection.
El Paso Gets Sued Over Jailing People For Unpaid Traffic Tickets
Legal advocates say the city has failed to reform unconstitutional practices that BuzzFeed News exposed last fall.
Judge Blasts Texas For Using Courts To Make Money Off Poor
A San Antonio judge called out “oppressive” policies that he said pressure courts to squeeze money out of people who cannot afford to pay low-level fines.
Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Claiming Austin Illegally Jails Poor People
A class-action suit had claimed that judges in Austin were locking people up for not paying court fines without properly assessing whether the defendants could afford to pay. A federal judge said this week that the city can't be held liable.
Texas Proposes New Rules To Help People Stay Out Of Jail For Traffic Tickets
State officials have proposed extended payment plans for people who can’t afford their fines; new rules would also make explicit that people can’t be jailed when they are too poor to pay.
Donald Trump's Victory Speech Sounded Like An Infomercial
He also took time on Tuesday to hawk his various business ventures after taking heat from party leaders.
Jailed Texas Woman Featured In BuzzFeed News Investigation Is Granted Parole
Arlena Lindley was sentenced to 45 years in prison for failing to protect her son from her abusive boyfriend, even though she tried to stop the beating. She was featured in a 2014 Buzzfeed News investigation on battered women facing long prison sentences for crimes their partners committed despite evidence that the women were brutally abused themselves.