Introduced last week, Violence Free Colorado will now post a weekly news update containing a few news stories from Colorado and beyond featuring issues related to gender-based violence. By presenting highlights from the week’s news in this format, we hope to make it easier to keep up with the news stories from around the country AND increase media literacy.  “What is media literacy?,” you ask. Great question! Check out this handy resource or visit Violence Free Colorado’s media literacy page.



Week in Review

Woman who accused ex-Alabama DL Taylor of domestic violence recants: The woman who said former Alabama football player Jonathan Taylor assaulted her has recanted the allegations and was arrested. The 24-year-old woman, who has not been identified, was charged with False Reporting to Law Enforcement, Tuscaloosa police said Wednesday in a release. She was released from the Tuscaloosa County Jail on bond.
Violence Free Colorado says, “What is missing from the article? It doesn’t give any context for why victims might recant their allegations. Instead, it highlights that now SHE is facing charges of false reporting.”

Native Americans Face Legal Challenges In Domestic Violence Cases: Starting this month across the country, Native American tribes are now allowed to prosecute crimes against women in their own courts, even if the perpetrator is not Native American. Three tribes have been piloting ways to honor both the tribal and federal legal systems.