02/13/14 - Thursday’s Topical Currents begins with information about the One Billion Rising for Justice Miami program. It aims to end the violence directed at women worldwide. One in three females will experience violence or rape in a lifetime. There are local events scheduled, and we’ll also learn more about the human trafficking of minors.
Juan Carlos Chavez's inadvertent legacy to the people of Florida was a piece of legislation now known as the Jimmy Ryce Act, in honor of the nine-year-old boy Chavez raped and murdered in 1995. It was one of those crimes so heinous that it inspired action.