Athena: a Tiny, Wearable Device That Could Help Prevent Sexual Assault

With depressing statistics revealing sexual assault to occur every 107 seconds in the United States, it’s not unusual to carry some form of protection at all times — whether it’s pepper spray, a stun gun or a cute, cat-shaped keychain meant to gouge out the eyes of an attacker. A problem with these self defense… »11/19/15 10:45pm11/19/15 10:45pm


Comedian Avenges Sidewalk Assault By Launching Social Media Campaign Against Popular Brooklyn Bar

On Halloween night, comedian Akilah Hughes was at a bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, when, she says, a man in an afro wig began to harass her and her friends. They left, and by the end of the encounter, she alleges she’d been punched in the face outside the Crown Victoria, a bar just a block away, as security guards… »11/03/15 3:30pm11/03/15 3:30pm

Frat Bros Smile Pretty After Allegedly Beating Man "Within an Inch of His Life"

Five Pi Kappa Alpha brothers at Ole Miss were arrested Friday in connection with an assault that allegedly left another student beaten “within an inch of his life.” Tucker Steil, James Basile, Christian Guy, Kyle Hughes, and Austin Rice—real names—were charged with everything from hazing to larceny to felony assault.… »10/22/15 2:15pm10/22/15 2:15pm

Aide to Michigan Congressman Arrested for Beating Boyfriend With a Shovel

The “online communications director” for Michigan Democratic Congressman Sander M. Levin was arrested last week and charged with a brutal assault on his boyfriend, Roll Call reports. A police report obtained by the publication states that Timothy Foster, 32, beat and tried to stab the man, until Foster’s wife… »10/13/15 2:46pm10/13/15 2:46pm

War Machine Wants to Take a Lie Detector Test, Judge Is Like, Nah

In 2014, War Machine (birth name: Jonathan Koppenhaver) physically and sexually assaulted his former girlfriend Christy Mack and violently assaulted her friend Corey Thomas when he broke into Mack’s house and found the two together. He’s currently in jail awaiting trial on 34 counts, including attempted murder. Now,… »6/04/15 12:50pm6/04/15 12:50pm

If Anyone Deserves Gonorrhea in His Eyeball, It's War Machine

MMA fighter and alleged domestic abuser War Machine is awaiting trial on charges that he beat ex-girlfriend Christy Mack nearly to death. War Machine's brother Michael has been issuing jailhouse letters from War Machine on the fighter's Twitter page: in the latest ones, he claims to have found Jesus, and reminisces… »2/09/15 4:30pm2/09/15 4:30pm

Prison Visitor Says She Was Forced to 'Prove' She Was Menstruating  

A new lawsuit against the Corrections Corporation of America, the largest private prison management company in the U.S., alleges that a female visitor was strip-searched and humiliated at a prison in Clifton, Tennessee. The woman says during her security screening she had to "prove" she was on her period by allowing a… »1/23/15 8:50pm1/23/15 8:50pm

Christy Mack Posts Recovery Photos, Is Called a Dick-Sucking Whore

Christy Mack, who was brutally beaten by former boyfriend War Machine when he found "his property" with another man, is in the process of recovering from her ordeal. Recently, she posted some photos showing her physical progress, and a group of people on the MMA Underground internet forums celebrated the occasion by… »10/16/14 6:50pm10/16/14 6:50pm

War Machine Pleads 'Not Guilty' to Attempted Murder Charges

War Machine, the former MMA fighter and porn actor who allegedly mercilessly brutalized his former girlfriend Christy Mack and fled from the law, says that he is not guilty of any of the charges that have been brought against him. His lawyer says that people need to recognize that War Machine the person is not War… »9/04/14 5:30pm9/04/14 5:30pm

High Tech Pepper Spray Photographs Your Assailant and Calls the Police

An IndieGoGo campaign has raised nearly $218,000 to fund the development of The Defender, a pepper spray canister that photographs the person that the spray is being aimed at and immediately contacts law enforcement with the GPS location of the incident. It's being especially marketed towards woman as a self defense… »8/11/14 6:40pm8/11/14 6:40pm