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March 16, 2014 | By Robin Abcarian
The new documentary about Anita Hill opens with a close-up of a telephone and a bizarre voice mail message: "Good morning, Anita Hill. It's Ginni Thomas, and I just wanted to reach across the air waves, and the years and ask you to consider something. I would love you to consider an apology sometime, and some full explanation of why you did what you did with my husband. So give it some thought, I certainly pray about this and hope one day you will help us understand why you did what you did. OK!
March 9, 2014 | By Anky van Deursen
Question: My wife and I purchased a 10-unit residential building as an investment. This is our first time owning a rental property, and we quickly realized it's a lot of work. We hired a property manager to deal with all of the details, and for a while everything seemed to be fine. Last week, however, we received a notification from the Department of Housing and Urban Development that one of our tenants had filed a complaint against us, claiming that our property manager had sexually harassed her. We know nothing about this - can we be liable for what the property manager did here?
February 26, 2014 | By Cindy Carcamo
AMADO, Ariz. - Border-area residents, upset with what they called an increased militarized presence in their community, began an effort Wednesday to monitor Border Patrol actions at a federal immigration checkpoint about 25 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border in southern Arizona. Organizers with a humanitarian aid group called People Helping People in the Border Zone have called on the Border Patrol to remove the checkpoint in Amado, a town of about 300 people. Some residents say they have to deal with unnecessary delays, harassment and sometimes abuse at the checkpoint.
February 20, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - To settle a sexual harassment claim filed against ex-Mayor Bob Filner, the City Council will issue a "full apology" to a 67-year-old great-grandmother and designate a day in her honor, the city attorney announced Thursday. Peggy Shannon, who worked as a part-time employee at the senior citizens service desk at City Hall, had alleged that Filner continually made sexually inappropriate comments to her about wanting to begin a personal relationship. Shannon said Filner's misconduct began soon after he became mayor in December 2012 and continued each time he would see her at her desk in the lobby of City Hall.
February 14, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
The investigator looking into the abrupt departure of Miami Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin released his months-long report Friday, concluding that three starters on the offensive line "engaged in a pattern of harassment" directed not only at Martin but other players and an assistant trainer. The 144-page report, prepared by independent investigator Ted Wells, identifies linemen Richie Incognito, John Jerry and Mike Pouncey as the instigators in the locker room. Incognito, a Pro Bowl guard who recently finished a three-month suspension, is a free agent and isn't expected to return to the Dolphins.
January 8, 2014 | By Jason Song
The speaker of the state Assembly has created a 15-member committee to investigate student harassment and hate crimes. "Over these past few years we have seen too many incidents on California college campuses perpetrated by people with malicious intent to harm or demean others," said Speaker John A. P é rez (D-Los Angeles), whose office announced the panel formation Wednesday. Last year, three white students at San Jose State University were charged with hate crimes and a fourth suspended after they allegedly   harassed   a black 17-year-old student by locking him in his room, nicknaming him "three-fifths" -- a reference to a slavery-era constitutional provision that counted blacks as three-fifths of a person -- and parading a Confederate flag.
January 8, 2014 | By Melanie Mason
SACRAMENTO -- Prompted by the uproar over an incident of alleged racial harassment at San Jose State University, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) announced Wednesday the formation of a special committee addressing hate crimes at California universities. “Over these past few years we have seen too many incidents on California college campuses perpetrated by people with malicious intent to harm or demean others,” Pérez said in a statement. “We need to act vigorously to ensure that our campuses are welcoming to all and reflective of the rich diversity of this great state.
December 12, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- Twitter has caused an uproar with a controversial change to its blocking policy. It used to be that when you blocked a user, it meant that person could not follow you and could not track your updates on the service. Now even if you block someone, that person can still see everything you do, interact with you and receive your updates in his or her timeline. You just won't see that person's activity on Twitter. That means blocked users can retweet or favorite your tweets.
November 11, 2013 | Wire reports
Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has broken his silence on the bullying scandal that has engulfed his team, saying he's appalled by Jonathan Martin 's allegations of daily harassment by teammates. Ross said he plans to meet with Martin on Wednesday and that he has been in touch with the tackle through text messages. "I'd like to hear from him what had happened, why he felt that way and what we did and what we could have done to prevent something like this from happening," Ross said.
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