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Black Professor Ordered to Show ID in Her Home

Danielle Fuentes Morgan, in her home, was told to prove she's on the Santa Clara faculty

(Newser) - Black people can face harassment anywhere in America, Danielle Fuentes Morgan said, even on the campus of a peaceful Jesuit university. "I wasn't surprised," she told the Washington Pos t. "I was just hurt that it was taking place in this place that I love."... More »

After Woman Tapes Sign to Door, Neighbors Face Charges

Black woman says she was harassed for years

(Newser) - A Long Island couple accused of waging a years-long campaign of harassment against their Black neighbor were arrested Monday. John McEneaney, 57, was charged with criminal mischief and harassment and Mindy Canarick, 53, was charged with criminal tampering, NBC reports. Registered nurse Jennifer McLeggan says the harassment began as soon... More »

They Retweeted a Cop's Photo, Got Charged With a Felony

New Jersey police say it was 'cyber harassment'

(Newser) - Five people are facing felony charges for tweeting or retweeting a photo of a New Jersey cop in a Blue Lives Matter face mask. When protester Kevin Alfaro tweeted a photo of the Nutley officer, saying, "If anyone knows who this b---- is throw his info under this tweet,... More »

Asked to Wear Masks, Guys Instead Start Trader Joe's Brawl

Numerous charges stem from July 14 assault at Manhattan store

(Newser) - Eight employees of a Trader Joe's in New York City were reportedly injured in a confrontation with two men who refused to wear masks. Employees had asked the men to leave the Manhattan store on East 32nd Street around 8:50pm on July 14 as they weren't following... More »

Feds: EBay Staff Sent Roaches, Pig Fetus to Critical Couple

6 former employees charged in scheme to harass newsletter staff

(Newser) - Six former employees of eBay were so "enraged" over a newsletter for eBay sellers that they sent the authors a pile of horrible stuff, including live cockroaches and spiders, a preserved pig fetus, and a bloody pig-face mask, say federal authorities. Involvement in the scheme to "emotionally and... More »

Fans Mocked Only Girl on School Hockey Team. She Scored Twice

Fans yelled insults about Alyssa Wruble, put up a 'gender reveal' sign

(Newser) - With two older brothers, a longtime love of ice hockey, and a competitive streak that enables her to brush off low-key trash-talking during games, Pennsylvania teen Alyssa Wruble knows what it is to be tough. As the only girl on Northampton Area High School's varsity team, the 17-year-old tells... More »

Cops: Man Made Woman Watch Roots to Confront Her 'Racism'

Robert Noye allegedly threatened the woman in his home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

(Newser) - An Iowa man was arrested Monday after being accused of employing an unusual attempt to school a woman on prejudice and discrimination. The Gazette reports that 52-year-old Robert Lee Noye is facing charges of first-degree harassment and false imprisonment after he allegedly forced a woman at his Cedar Rapids home... More »

Man Gets 15-Plus Years for Burning Pride Flag

Adolfo Martinez said it was his 'honor' to set LGBT banner on fire in Ames, Iowa

(Newser) - An Iowa man will have a lot of time to reflect on how burning an LGBTQ flag in June wasn't the right move. The AP reports that Adolfo Martinez, 30, was convicted last month, and Wednesday he was sentenced to at least 15 years behind bars for an arson... More »

Bosses Jailed Over Worker Suicides

French court recognizes 'institutional harassment'

(Newser) - In a landmark case, three former executives at France Telecom have been jailed over workplace policies linked to the suicides or attempted suicides of more than 30 employees. Ex-president and CEO Didier Lombard, deputy Olivier Barberot, and Louis-Pierre Wenès, former director of human resources, were sentenced Friday to a... More »

She Scolded His Parking, 3 Years of Stalking Followed

Frank Abbott Sweeney, 76, is sentenced to 51 months

(Newser) - If a 4-year sentence for sending some harassing postcards sounds overly harsh, consider the case of Frank Abbott Sweeney. The 76-year-old Boise, Idaho, man was sentenced to 51 months in federal prison Friday after pleading guilty to six counts of stalking, and the Statesman reports it all began with a... More »

Cops: NY Woman Harassed Toddler With Rare Disorder

Krista Sewell is accused of stalking 2-year-old Anna, who has condition that makes her skin split

(Newser) - "Over the past year, I have fought a battle I never thought I would fight and I felt fear no mother should feel," says Jennie Riley. The battle the upstate New York mom refers to is that of a harassment campaign against her toddler, allegedly carried out by... More »

Feel Like Shouting 'Speak English'? Not Smart in NYC

City issues ban on discriminatory rhetoric like 'illegal alien,' threatening to call ICE to harass

(Newser) - New York City is cracking down on xenophobia, with new guidelines that ban calling people "illegal aliens" in an attempt to "demean, humiliate, or harass" them; threatening to call Immigration and Customs Enforcement in an attempt to discriminate; or telling anyone to "speak English" or "go... More »

Reporter After On-Air Kiss: 'This Is Not OK'

Kentucky's Sara Rivest didn't appreciate peck on cheek from stranger while she was reporting live

(Newser) - A Kentucky reporter kissed by a stranger while on the air is pushing back. Per NBC News , WAVE 3's Sara Rivest was covering Louisville's Bourbon and Beyond fest last Friday when a group of men started acting up nearby. As Rivest tried to ignore them, one of them... More »

Texas Has a Problem Primate —and a Giant Mystery

Unconfirmed run-ins with an ornery chimp, monkey, or other creature reported in Texas

(Newser) - No one knows where it came from, how it got out, or even for sure what it is (or if it is)—but an animal said to be on the loose in Texas is causing a ruckus. The New York Times perfectly explains the current confusion in the Lone Star... More »

Judge to Ex-CEO in Suicide Trial: 'Are You Crying?'

Testimony is heart-wrenching in France Telecom trial

(Newser) - A head-turning case in France is putting employee suicides at the feet of their old bosses. In a two-month trial slated to end this week, prosecutors say former executives at France Télécom—a national phone company that went private amid harsh competition—made life intolerable for employees in... More »

He Placed Lewd Calls to Her. Now She's Going to Jail

Indonesian to serve 6 months for distributing obscene material after she taped a call

(Newser) - Women's rights advocates in Indonesia are outraged over a decision this week by the country's Supreme Court that will be sending the recipient of a lewd phone call to jail, and letting the supervisor who made the call walk away scot-free. Court documents cited by Reuters show Nuril... More »

Britney Gets Restraining Order to Keep 'Parasite' Away

Ex-manager Sam Lutfi has been harassing Spears and her family, filing claims

(Newser) - Britney Spears' recent stint in a mental health facility wasn't exactly stress-free. The 37-year-old singer, taking time for herself amid her father's health woes , has been granted a new restraining order against former manager Sam Lutfi, described in her filing as a "parasite" who "began a... More »

Harley-Davidson Workers: 'This Stuff Has to Stop'

Employees say they've had enough of racist harassment

(Newser) - Minority employees at Harley-Davidson's plant in Kansas City have been subjected to years of harassment and discrimination—including having swastikas and nooses posted in the plant, frequent racial epithets and at least one assault, several employees said at a news conference organized by the NAACP-Kansas City on Friday. "... More »

Airplane 'Creep' Stymied by Female Passengers

Canadian reporter, other women intervened after they say they witnessed man harassing teen girl

(Newser) - A Canadian reporter noticed a disturbing incident involving a teen girl on a recent plane ride—and her intervention, along with that of other female passengers, helped the young lady out of an uncomfortable situation. Per the CBC , Joanna Chiu, the Star's Vancouver bureau chief, was on a flight... More »

Staff Spends Hours Deleting Nasty Posts on Kate, Meghan

Fans are to blame in certain cases

(Newser) - The duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex get a lot of online hate—so much that staff members spend several hours each week deleting comments on social media—though a new campaign hopes to put it all to bed. "We just decided enough is enough," Hello! Royal Editor Emily... More »

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