This 911 Dispatcher's Terrible Call Shows Exactly How Not to Help a Rape Victim

Listen to the audio and prepare to be mortified.


The 6 Most Notorious Criminals Of 2013 Aren't Facing the Justice They Deserve

It's been one weird year in high-profile criminal justice.

Ariel Castro Suicide: Convicted Kidnapper and Rapist Found Hanging in Cell

Ariel Castro has been found dead in his jail cell of an apparent suicide.

What Bob Filner and Ariel Castro Have in Common

Their actions could not be more different — but their flimsy justifications are strikingly similar.

How the Ariel Castro Trial Exposes America's Rape Culture

At his sentencing, Ariel Castro placed the blame for his heinous crimes on porn, law enforcement, his victims, and the status quo. His inability to accept guilt is part of a larger problem.

Ariel Castro’s Testimony Reveals More About Us Than It Does About Him

Ariel Castro's crimes aren't common, but his justifications for them are.

Mic Check: The Ideological War in the Middle East No One is Talking About

Today's PolicyMic newsletter, featuring my take on the world's top news and some of the best links from around the web.

"I Am Not a Monster" — Really, Ariel Castro?

Ariel Castro, the man who pleaded guilty to abducting, torturing, and raping three women in Ohio, claimed he wasn't a monster during his sentencing.

Can Amanda Berry Recover? Ask the Media

As Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro accepts a plea deal that'll send him to jail for life, what's next for victims Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight?

Ariel Castro: "I Was Also a Victim, Will Miss My Daughter"

Amanda Berry's kidnapper accepted a plea deal that will avoid the death penalty as well as the need for his alleged victims to testify.

Why is Ariel Castro Pleading Not Guilty?

Ariel Castro kidnapped three women, and tortured and raped them for over a decade. Castro has no hope of denying his crimes. So why is he pleading not guilty?

Amanda Berry Video: Ariel Castro's Victims Speak Publicly For the First Time

The three Ohio women kidnapped by Ariel Castro for over a decade have released a video to the internet, thanking the public for their support and asking for privacy.

Ashland Slavery Case: Modern-Day Slavery is Alive and Well in the U.S.

A chilling case of "modern day slavery" in Ohio is a reminder that kidnapping and forced labor in the U.S. remains a tragic and persisting issue.

Ariel Castro Trial: Your Eyes Are Not Fooling You — Ariel Castro Really Did Plead Not Guilty

It's unclear how Castro plans to go about defending himself, but obviously he's going to try.

Gay Marriage: If Being Gay is a Choice, So What?

Supporters and opponents of gay rights spend a lot of time talking about whether being gay is a choice. But, even if it was, would it matter to the debate?

Michelle McKnight: Ariel Castro Allegedly Forced Abortions 5 Times By Punching Her in the Stomach

How can we give Castro's victims back control of their lives after they have been deprived for so long? For one, by respecting them.


Ariel Castro Death Penalty: Does Accused Cleveland Kidnapper Deserve It?

Alleged Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro may face the death penalty, but should he get it?

Amanda Berry Gina DeJesus Michelle Knight: Cleveland Kidnapping About More Than Sex

It is tempting to blame extended kidnappings like this on a sexual motivation, but it's about more than sex. It is about power and control.

Stockholm Syndrome: Was It the Reason It Took Amanda Berry So Long to Escape?

Is it possible Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight suffered from Stockholm syndrome and were emotionally beholden to their captor?

Amanda Berry 911 Call: Audio and Transcript Of Call That Lead to Discovery Of 3 Missing Women

Amanda Berry made a 911 call that saved her life and the lives of two other women.

Ariel Castro: Son Of Alleged Cleveland Kidnapper Wrote Newspaper Article On Missing Girl After Disappearance

Nearly 10 years ago, alleged kidnapper Ariel Castro's son wrote an newspaper article on a missing girl that her father apparently kidnapped.