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HARTFORD, Conn. (CBS/AP) Sylvia Mojica is facing charges for allegedly sending her 12-year-old son to school with a BB gun and a folding knife so he could protect himself from bullies.
Police say the 38-year-old Hartford mother has been charged with risk of injury to a minor. Administrators say her son now faces a suspension or even expulsion, and they are also investigating the bullying allegations.
FORT LAUDERDALE (CBS/WFOR) Three teenagers charged in the brutal burning of Deerfield Beach teen Michael Brewer appeared back in court on Friday.Continue »
NEWARK, N.J. (CBS/AP) Police in New Jersey are investigating whether the murders of a gay man and a transgendered woman were bias crimes.
Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino announced on Thursday the arrest of a suspect in the March. 15 slaying of Arthur Downey.Continue »
FT. LAUDERDALE (CBS/WFOR) Michael Brewer blew out the candles on his birthday cake as a crowd cheered and the media crowded around the young man who had turned 16. The celebration came just one day before the one year anniversary of the day he nearly died.Continue »
MENTOR, Ohio (CBS/AP) Sladjana Vidovic's body lay in an open casket, dressed in the sparkly pink dress she had planned to wear to the prom. Days earlier, she had tied one end of a rope around her neck and the other around a bed post before jumping out her bedroom window.
The 16-year-old's last words, scribbled in English and her native Croatian, told of her daily torment at Mentor High School, where students mocked her accent, taunted her with insults like "Slutty Jana" and threw food at her.Continue »
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At a town meeting Wednesday night in memory of the Rutgers University freshman who jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge, Lautenberg, D-N.J., said he will introduce legislation to require schools to put such policies in place.Continue »
NEW YORK (CBS/AP) The Stonewall Inn became a touchstone of the gay rights movement in the 70s after a clash between the NYPD and patrons led to protests which led to a movement. And now, amidst a seeming anti-gay crime wave, it has again been thrust into the media spotlight after a brutal attack occurred in the bar's bathroom.Continue »
"I'm not going to stop. I'll fight bullying wherever it's found," he told a reporter in an interview with CNN Monday.Continue »