Here at NJ Spark, more than a dozen Rutgers students will be reporting on social injustices in and around the New Brunswick area.
However, these issues happen everywhere. Here’s some recent news highlights:
- Despite recent outcry in India for stronger laws in sexual assault prevention, a 15-year-old girl, who was raped, beaten, and set a blazed, found herself fighting for her life in New Delhi hospital. She died after suffering from burns on 95 percent of her body.
- A group of Mexican women are fighting sexual harassment in the streets with confetti guns.
- Google is supplying grants in support of the growing national movement against systemic racism, specifically the common killing of innocent black men.
- At gunpoint, why are so many black men allegedly digging into their pockets? A journalist gives his blunt opinion on the government’s refusal to prosecute a police officer who shot and killed an innocent black male in his own home.
- In the Philippines, about 90 percent of the estimated 94,000 inmates in custody are awaiting or undergoing trial. The allegedly innocent can spend five years in jail without having a proper trial.