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A very public sexual assault captured by television cameras in Guwahati, India has many of the country's name celebrities up in arms. The disturbing video shows a woman being attacked by a group of roughly 30 men, with nobody stepping in to help. It took local police half an hour to respond to the incident. Only three people from the gathered mob have been arrested so far.

[arbroath]

Follow-Up of the Day: Sandusky Cover-Up Revealed

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Finally, the Freeh report has been released -- you know, the independent, months-long, damning inquiry into the Jerry Sandusky case we've all been waiting for?

Yeah, yeah, Sandusky's in prison.

But the report is important because it really sticks it to Penn State's big four -- President Graham B. Spanier, Senior Vice President-Finance Gary C. Schultz, Athletic Director Timothy M. Curley and Head Football Coach Joseph V. Paterno -- for not reporting Sandusky's actions:

The most powerful men at Penn State failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who Sandusky victimized. Messrs. Spanier, Schultz, Paterno and Curley never demonstrated, through actions or words, any concern for the safety and well-being of Sandusky's victims until after Sandusky's arrest.

Need more info? The Daily Beast has a rundown on the potential legal implications of the report; what the fallout looks like for the Penn State football program; and whether proven or alleged victims might come forward now that the report has been made public.

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This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day

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(Heads up -- video is graphic.)

Or maybe this story is all kinds of right.

Detroit rapper Young Calicoe recently posted a video tour of his home on YouTube, and he made sure to show off his (alleged) backyard animal-fighting operation, including makeshift kennels that house his collection of dogs and roosters:

Anybody want a fighting dog? I hope we don't get indicted for that. That Michael Vick type sh*t.

Now the criminally dumb Calicoe is the focus of a police investigation -- as the top commenter on the video puts it: "You just made the front page of reddit. You, sir, are f**ked."

Calicoe is taking the moral highground via Twitter: "If u find a video of me "FIGHTING DOGS" PLEEEEZE LET ME KNO"

[mashable]

This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day

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An author who is investigating the brutal March 2010 beating of a hit-and-run suspect by Pennsylvania State Police officers has made public a video documentary (extremely graphic; Not Safe For Work -- repeated expletives) of the incident in which he breaks down the entire assault and subsequent injustices against the victim.

The author, Larry Hohal, believes the police brutality against 31-year-old Robert Leone to be "worse [than] the Rodney King episode in many, many ways." And his one-man campaign to get the video circulated as widely as possible is picking up steam: protesters rallied in Pennsylvania last week in a call for justice for Leone.

"There's possibly a good chance that there's a cover-up at all levels," said Mike Kitner, a Towanda, PA, resident. "We just want some answers, we want somebody to come down and look into it because we're not getting any."

Here's the back story: In March 2010, Leone was brutally beaten by five state troopers after he refused to pull over when directed. Leone alleges the beatings continued at Memorial Hospital in Towanda, and at police barracks.

He recovered from his injuries, and eventually was found guilty of four charges -- simple assault, resisting arrest, fleeing or attempting to elude an officer, and accident involving damage -- and sentenced to one and a quarter to four years in prison.

In March of this year, Leone filed a civil suit in federal court against the Borough of Towanda, Pennsylvania State Police, and the five officers who attacked him. He alleges his civil rights were violated and that the officers used excessive force. His parents say he was denied medical attention.

"The paramount point is, he got beat within an inch of his life," says Frank Leone, Robert's father.

District Attorney Daniel Barrett says the video does not show real evidence of the whole situation.

The other people that may have opinions on the evidence weren't there. They can have whatever opinions they want. But that's why we have courtrooms here and not just plazas out front.

[iwidk]

This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day

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(Embiggen -- also interactive.)

Human Rights Watch released a major multimedia report on Syria today, and the ill-treatment and torture it reveals easily resemble crimes against humanity.

The report is based on more than 200 interviews conducted with former detainees and defectors since the beginning of anti-government demonstrations in Syria in March 2011.

According to Ole Solvang, emergencies researcher at HRW:

The intelligence agencies are running an archipelago of torture centers scattered across the country. By publishing their locations, describing the torture methods, and identifying those in charge we are putting those responsible on notice that they will have to answer for these horrific crimes.

Unfortunately, the atrocities in Syria have received scant attention from global media. So in the absence of a KONY-esque video that could rally the world against human rights abuses, we'll have to be satisfied instead with a (surprisingly compelling) interview with HRW's Nadim Houry.

[shortformblog]

This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day

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A Connecticut mom has filed a police report after she saw video footage of her toddler's daycare teacher getting into an argument him. The video shows Sleeping Giant Daycare teacher Lindsay Cavallaro taunting 3-year-old Michael Reese after Reese told her to "go to the moon":

News flash, sweetheart. I don't really like you either 'cause you throw toys.

Reese said he would throw her phone, to which Cavallaro responded:

Do it. Go ahead. No balls. Oh you're a tough guy. Hey boss, show me your nine.

Tyesha Reese received the video via email.

"'It got into someone's hands who actually saw the video and was like, wait a minute, I recognize whose son this is and that's when they forwarded it to me and said 'I need you to see this,'" she said. "When I saw my son's face it was just unbelievable, you know. He's everything to me.

"He doesn't deserve it. No child deserves it and especially not mine."

[iwidk]

This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day

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And here we have a spiteful youth hockey coach in British Columbia, who sees nothing wrong with tripping a couple of opposing 13-year-olds during the requisite high-five exchange.

So far no charges for the rat bastard, but one kid suffered a broken wrist, so officials are investigating.

[cosbysweaters]