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VIOLENCE

Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 22, 2013
Vetting firms 'rush' through security clearances
When Ileana Privetera started working for the contractor USIS, the firm that vetted National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis, it sounded like the perfect job. A mother, she would have flexible hours for her family, and she would be helping the country by running background checks on people who were doing the government's most critical jobs.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 22, 2013
Gun-violence victims often greeted by silence
The survivors took their places onstage from memory, because by now they knew exactly where to go. The shooting victims in wheelchairs entered first, rolling into the front row, wearing bracelets engraved with the words "Aurora," "Oak Creek" or "Virginia Tech." Behind them stood a dozen people in black T-shirts who held memorial photos of relatives killed in America's most infamous mass shootings. In the far back were politicians holding copies of their speeches and gun-control activists waving signs, including one that read: "How many more victims does it take?"
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Sep 22, 2013
Shooter's erratic, violent behavior overlooked
Aaron Alexis' erratic and violent behavior was ignored, overlooked or dismissed for nine years by police, the military, the Department of Veterans Affairs and his employer, creating a series of missed opportunities that might have stopped the Washington Navy Yard gunman, according to records and interviews with officials close to the investigation.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal / FOCUS
Sep 22, 2013
Alexis was atypical Buddhist
Aaron Alexis had a gold Buddha in his room, a regular meditation practice and a gun with him "at all times," according to a friend.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Sep 19, 2013
Capitol Police were ordered to leave Navy Yard
U.S. Capitol Police officials are reviewing reports that tactical team members were ordered to leave the scene after they responded to Monday's shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal / FOCUS
Sep 18, 2013
For world, U.S. gun violence is new norm
Jimmy Davis, a 41-year-old London disc jockey, was saddened when he heard about the latest mass shooting in the United States. But like much of the world after the attack Monday at Washington's Navy Yard, he was no longer shocked.
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
Sep 17, 2013
First confusion, then 'we just started running'
Standing at an ATM in the first-floor atrium of the building where she works at the Washington Navy Yard, Patricia Ward was startled by a rapid succession of sharp noises that seemed to come from overhead.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Aug 12, 2013
U.S. to overhaul rigid mandatory sentences
Attorney General Eric Holder was to announce Monday that low-level, nonviolent drug offenders with no ties to gangs or large-scale drug organizations will no longer be charged with offenses that impose severe mandatory sentences.
ASIA PACIFIC / Society / FOCUS
Jul 31, 2013
China grapples with understanding spate of random violence
A spate of deadly knife attacks and other apparently random acts of violence in the past few days has rattled the Chinese government.
JAPAN / Society
Jul 25, 2013
Over 66,000 cases of child abuse seen in '12
Child consultation centers dealt with 66,807 child abuse cases in fiscal 2012, exceeding 60,000 for the first time since the tally started in fiscal 1990.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 29, 2013
Mom, son who fled abuse found starved to death
A 28-year-old woman found dead with her 3-year-old son in an apartment in Osaka, apparently of starvation, may have been trying to escape domestic violence.
COMMENTARY / World
May 25, 2013
End the U.S. military's culture of sexual violence
There may be fertile ground for reducing the number of sexual assaults in the U.S. military: Why not round up those in charge of handling sexual-assault cases?
Japan Times
WORLD
May 4, 2013
Immigration shows no impact on U.K. violence
Crime in British neighborhoods that have experienced mass immigration from Eastern Europe over the last 10 years has fallen significantly, according to research that challenges a widely held view over the impact of foreigners in the United Kingdom.
JAPAN
Mar 21, 2013
12% of athletes suffered abuse: poll
Nearly 12 percent of athletes surveyed by the Japanese Olympic Committee say they have been subjected to violence or sexual harassment while competing in their respective sports.
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 11, 2013
Ending the violence against women and girls
Two teenage girls, from Vietnam and Uganda, have traveled to U.N headquarters to find out what the world is doing to end violence against women.
MORE SPORTS
Feb 27, 2013
JOC tackles in-depth interrogation of female judoka
The Japanese Olympic Committee said Tuesday it has debriefed at least 11 of the 15 female judo wrestlers who lodged a joint complaint accusing their former coach of physical and verbal violence.

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