Scotland Votes, Texas Executes and Apple Does Something Good

By Jamilah King Sep 18, 2014

Here’s what I’m reading up on today:

  • Scotland votes on its referendum for independence today. 
  • The University of California has proposed a system-wide plan to combat campus sexual assault, calling for mandatory training for students, staff and faculty, improved support for victims and more thorough investigations. 
  • Texas executed 38-year-old Lisa Ann Coleman on Wednesday. Coleman was on death row for starving and beating her girlfriend’s son to death. 
  • Yet another NFL player has been arrested on charges of domestic violence. 
  • Adrian Peterson’s mom stood up for him and defended corporal punishment.
  • San Francisco is really bad at prosecuting rape cases…
  • …but great, it seems, at allowing single-room occupancy hotels to hawk rooms to tourists in low-income neighborhoods. 
  • Occupy Wall Street activists are suing one another. 
  • Apple finally decides to protect its users