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Criminology

  • New publication on race and ethnicity in America 15 Feb 2017 12:00 Phys.org Patterns and trends in racial and ethnic inequality over recent decades is the focus of a new publication published by John Iceland, professor and department head of sociology and criminology and Population Research Institute associate at Penn State. In …
  • The violence in Great Britain after the Brexit vote might hold lessons for America 11 Jan 2017 01:18 Business Insider Brexit supporters form a counter demonstration as Pro-Europe demonstrators protest during a "March for Europe" against the Brexit vote result earlier in the year, in London, Britain Thomson Reuters A divisive vote, with jobs and immigrants the …
  • An Ocean Apart, But United in Concerns About Hate Crimes 10 Jan 2017 07:55 ProPublica Anti-Brexit protesters outside the Supreme Court during a hearing to determine whether Parliament’s consent is required before the country can leave the European Union, on Dec. 6, 2016, in London, England (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) A divisive vote, …
  • The Legal and Financial Reasons Why Police Stop and Shoot People like Philando Castile 10 Jul 2016 17:23 The Huffington Post There are many reasons why police stop and shoot people like Philando Castile. And it is not so much about good cop versus bad cop or individual racism. One can point to individual, institutional, or societal racism. There is racial and urban …
  • Canadian police struggle to maintain reputation under unprecedented scrutiny 22 Aug 2015 02:46 Calgary Herald On a campaign stop in Surrey, B.C., this week, NDP leader Thomas Mulcair promised $250 million to fund more frontline police officers. If elected, he said, he would put the money towards the recruitment of 2,500 of them across the country. But if Mulcair …
  • Canadian police struggle... 21 Aug 2015 18:11 Leader Post On a campaign stop in Surrey, B.C., this week, NDP leader Thomas Mulcair promised $250 million to fund more frontline police officers. If elected, he said, he would put the money towards the recruitment of 2,500 of them across the country. But if Mulcair …
  • Canadian police struggle to maintain reputation under unprecedented scrutiny and demands for new approach 21 Aug 2015 14:17 Montreal Gazette On a campaign stop in Surrey, B.C., this week, NDP leader Thomas Mulcair promised $250 million to fund more frontline police officers. If elected, he said, he would put the money towards the recruitment of 2,500 of them across the country. But if Mulcair …
  • "Broken Windows," Broken Lives and the Ruse of "Public Order" Policing 17 Jul 2015 15:48 truthout Authors note: As we approach the one year anniversary of Eric Garner's death, New York City reached a settlement with his family, agreeing to pay $5.9 million to resolve a wrongful-death claim. The settlement is the latest in a long series of civil …

Critical Criminology

  • Police: City Market deaths won’t count toward Savannah’s yearly homicide total 23 Jul 2017 01:41 Savannah Morning News The numbers tell the tale. Well, usually. Since the summer of 2015, Savannah has seen a generous uptick in violent crime, which is often illustrated by the number of homicides investigated by Savannah-Chatham police. In 2015, police investigated 53 …
  • Family of Australian woman fatally shot by Minneapolis police wants changes 20 Jul 2017 22:52 CapitalGazette.com The family of an Australian woman shot dead by a Minneapolis police officer wants changes in police protocols, including a look at how often officers are required to turn on their body cameras, a family attorney told local media. Other police shootings …
  • Family of Australian shot by Minneapolis police wants protocol changes 20 Jul 2017 22:40 The Globe and Mail The family of an Australian woman shot dead by a Minneapolis police officer wants changes in police protocols, including a look at how often officers are required to turn on their body cameras, a family attorney told local media. Other police shootings …
  • Damond family hires attorney from Castile case 20 Jul 2017 21:25 WTOL.com By AMY FORLITI and STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The family of an Australian woman shot dead by a Minneapolis police officer wants changes in police protocols, including a look at how often officers are required to turn on their body …
  • Family of woman shot by Minneapolis police want changes 20 Jul 2017 21:13 Santa Cruz Sentinel MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The family of an Australian woman shot dead by a Minneapolis police officer wants changes in police protocols, including a look at how often officers are required to turn on their body cameras, a family attorney told local media. Other …
  • Student news: Novartis mentoring program focuses on future career choices 20 Jul 2017 15:34 MyCentralJersey.com The players and cheerleaders taking part in the MyCentralJersey.com Snapple Bowl on July 20 at Kean University were honored at a July 19 banquet at the Pines Manor in Edison. Paul C. Grzella/Wochit Novartis hosted its 19th Multicultural Teen Corporate …
  • Florida man busted in pair of Eagle County carfentanil overdose deaths 20 Jul 2017 10:10 The Denver Post Online MINNEAPOLIS — Police and protesters heralded the arrival of the body camera as a critical window into officers’ everyday activities after the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. But as the killing of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis officer over the weekend …
  • Shooting of Australian woman shows police body cameras not used enough 20 Jul 2017 07:40 CTV News MINNEAPOLIS - Police and protesters heralded the arrival of the body camera as a critical window into officers' everyday activities after the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. But as the killing of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis officer over the …
  • Minnesota shooting shows police body cameras not used enough 20 Jul 2017 05:27 News Observer Police and protesters heralded the arrival of the body camera as a critical window into officers' everyday activities after the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. But as the killing of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis officer over the weekend showed, …
  • Museum uses micro explosions to save fine art from bird poop 20 Jul 2017 04:51 The Denver Post Online MINNEAPOLIS — Police and protesters heralded the arrival of the body camera as a critical window into officers’ everyday activities after the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. But as the killing of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis officer over the weekend …

Crime Theory

  • Cracking institutions 25 Jul 2017 14:49 The Land Newspaper THOUSANDS of pastoralists across the world have adopted Allan Savory's ideas and found them good, "but I don't even need one hand to count the number of organisations that have accepted this knowledge," Mr Savory said in Australia this …
  • The deadly secret cruise lines don't want you to know 24 Jul 2017 20:43 NYPOST In August 2004, Merrian Carver, a 40-year-old mother of one from Massachusetts, boarded a ship with Celebrity Cruises that sailed from Seattle to Alaska. She chose to travel alone while her daughter stayed with her ex-husband in England. She never made it …
  • Public choice theory is crucial to understanding the criminal justice system 21 Jul 2017 20:35 The Washington Post Nancy MacLean’s new book, “Democracy in Chains,” is causing a lot of controversy. In the book, MacLean, a well-regarded and award-winning historian at Duke University, takes on the late libertarian economist and Nobel laureate James Buchanan, one of the …
  • The dark side of cruises 20 Jul 2017 22:49 MarketWatch In August 2004, Merrian Carver, a 40-year-old mother of one from Massachusetts, boarded a ship with Celebrity Cruises that sailed from Seattle to Alaska. She chose to travel alone while her daughter stayed with her ex-husband in England. She never made it …
  • The dark side of cruises: Since 2000, nearly 300 people have gone overboard 20 Jul 2017 17:37 MarketWatch In August 2004, Merrian Carver, a 40-year-old mother of one from Massachusetts, boarded a ship with Celebrity Cruises that sailed from Seattle to Alaska. She chose to travel alone while her daughter stayed with her ex-husband in England. She never made it …
  • The dark side of cruising: Since 2000, nearly 300 have gone overboard on cruises and ferries 20 Jul 2017 17:21 MarketWatch In August 2004, Merrian Carver, a 40-year-old mother of one from Massachusetts, boarded a ship with Celebrity Cruises that sailed from Seattle to Alaska. She chose to travel alone while her daughter stayed with her ex-husband in England. She never made it …
  • Pro-Trump media are pushing a new voter fraud conspiracy theory 19 Jul 2017 23:01 Media Matters For America Radio host Bill Mitchell: Coloradans are“CANCELLING their registrations ...Because they’re FAKE.” [Twitter, 7/8/17, 7/16/17] Voter Registration Irregularities And Voter Fraud Are Not The Same Brennan Center Found No Instances Of Voter …
  • As NAFTA negotiations loom, Mexico faces a pivotal moment 08 Jul 2017 00:08 The Globe and Mail Jesus Jamie Garcia, and his son Sebastien Jamie Martinez, age 15, in Irapuato, a small community outside of Silao. Brett Gundlock/The Globe and Mail On June 7 in Toronto, The Globe and Mail is holding a live panel discussion, Globe Talks: NAFTA in …
  • ISIS 'sanctioned, if not directed' Resorts World attack – experts 02 Jul 2017 08:31 Rappler The Philippines now serves as an inspiration for global jihadists, say terrorism experts, who asked the government to investigate an ISIS claim the Resorts World gunman converted to Islam Published 4:30 PM, July 02, 2017 Updated 4:30 PM, July 02, 2017 …
  • A MINISTER'S BIGOTED AGENDA 28 Jun 2017 22:13 Nigerian Voice There is little doubt that the current minister of education Malam Adamu Adamu has displayed overwhelming aversion/repulsion for other faith-based affiliations in the determination of who to appoint into strategic national educational positions.He is …

Black Lives Matter

  • Politics sway Americans' support of basic rights 27 Jul 2017 23:53 Sentinel & Enterprise LOWELL -- A recent UMass Lowell poll found that Americans are willing to allow their support of basic constitutional rights to be swayed when partisan politics are involved. UMass Lowell Professor Joshua Dyck, who is the co-director of the Center for …
  • UML poll: Politics sway Americans' support of basic rights 27 Jul 2017 22:51 Lowell Sun Online LOWELL -- A recent UMass Lowell poll found that Americans are willing to allow their support of basic constitutional rights to be swayed when partisan politics are involved. UMass Lowell Professor Joshua Dyck, who is the co-director of the Center for …
  • Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay Faces Her Rejected Suitors On 'Men Tell All’: Here’s What Happens 27 Jul 2017 22:06 Us In the words of modern day philosopher Chris Harrison, the drama continues. Before Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay can begin her happily ever, she must first confront her rejected suitors on ABC’s Men Tell All special. Here, Us Weekly rounds up the best …
  • Charges against Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland dropped 27 Jul 2017 21:55 Sun Journal PORTLAND (AP) — Black Lives Matter protesters in Maine who police had said obstructed a public way are no longer facing criminal charges. File photo Activists protesting in support of Black Lives Matter block the intersection of Pearl and Commercial …
  • 'I didn't care if the troops risking their lives to help save me were gay, straight, transgender or anything else' 27 Jul 2017 21:16 TVNZ President Donald Trump's decision to ban transgender service in the armed forces drove a wedge through military veterans in Congress, with one camp standing squarely behind the commander in chief and the other decrying his order as an ugly attack on …
  • The COVER/LINE Great American Road Trip 2017 27 Jul 2017 21:03 Digital Burg You guys, I did it! I made it to California! After 4,250 miles, 14 states and zero speeding tickets, I got into Los Angeles yesterday afternoon. Philadelphia, the first stop on this trip, seems like months ago, newspapers are probably stacked sky high …
  • ‘Do You Know What Hands Up, Don’t Shoot Means?’ The View Lectures Ferguson Police Chief 27 Jul 2017 20:44 NewsBusters.org Thursday on ABC’s The View, the hosts had on former Ferguson police chief,Tom Jackson, to talk about his new book about his experience in Ferguson during the Michael Brown shooting. During the conversation, Jackson tried to dispel many of the media myths …
  • Discord defines board meeting 27 Jul 2017 20:14 Milton Independent Tensions flared at Milton’s School Board meeting Monday night, as constituents again lobbed criticism that cultural competency is amiss in the district. Residents, teachers and parents poured into the Milton Elementary and Middle School library for Monday …
  • Tomi Lahren Uses Military Trans Ban To Slam Obama. J.K. Rowling Wasn't Having It. 27 Jul 2017 18:59 The Huffington Post Like Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling’s latest tweet is the chosen one. The “Harry Potter” author has made a habit of speaking out against ignorant comments coming from President Donald Trump and his supporters. So when controversial political commentator Tomi …
  • Arizona Driver's Manual Now Includes How to Avoid Being Shot by Police 27 Jul 2017 18:14 Care2 Healthy Living So it’s finally come to this. Arizona’s state driver’s manual has undergone a recent update to reflect an increasingly visible safety hazard to motorists: trigger-happy police officers. Lawmakers from the state, including Democratic State Rep. Reginald …

Gender and Crime

  • Our Cultural Obsession With 'Pretty Dead Girls' Began Long Before 'Twin Peaks' 30 May 2017 17:41 Politics Daily The pilot episode of “Twin Peaks,” which aired in April 1990, begins with an image at once horrific and strangely compelling, disturbing yet deep-down familiar, the image of Laura Palmer’s washed-up dead body, sealed in a plastic bag. Her face is lifeless …
  • A Viral Sex Crime Saga 18 Mar 2017 19:56 The Daily Beast Andrea Noel's first-person account of her assault, the storm on social media, the hunt for the perv, and what it's meant to Mexican machismo and impunity. TIJUANA, Mexico—Just over a year ago, on International Women’s Day, as it happened, I was …
  • #OscarsSoWhite Again? Is Hollywood’s response to sexual assault coloured? 21 Jan 2017 19:14 Indian Express Published:January 22, 2017 12:18 am Affleck (left) is a firm favourite for this year’s Oscar for best actor; Parker and The Birth of a Nation. At the Sundance Film Festival last year, Nate Parker’s directorial debut The Birth of a Nation, about an 1831 …
  • The Best And Worst Sex Stories From The Last Year 13 Jan 2017 00:13 Politics Daily Alexandra Katehakis and Center for Healthy Sex (CHS) have released their Annual Best/Worst Sex List for 2016. It was a difficult and challenging year, especially seen through the lens of sexual health. It was a year in which politics came close to …
  • who’s waging war on men, again? the anti-feminist caricature of men 10 Jan 2017 05:41 altmuslim As a solitary feminist in a right-wing milieu, I seem to spend a lot of time dismantling straw-feminist stereotypes. You know what they are: feminists are trying to destroy the family. Feminists are trying to wipe out the differences between men and women …
  • Women empowerment in Pakistan is only possible if we understand consent 16 Nov 2016 12:44 Nation Recently in Pakistan, a debate occurred on social media regarding a famous picture of a sailorman kissing a woman during an end of World War II celebrations in New York.  To say a little about this photograph’s background, the lady in the picture is Greta …
  • Aftermath: Sixteen Writers on Trump's America 14 Nov 2016 12:58 Trending on EIN Newsdesk Jump to a section:   A Democratic Opposition By George Packer Four decades ago, Watergate revealed the potential of the modern Presidency for abuse of power on a vast scale. It also showed that a strong democracy can overcome even the worst illness …
  • The Roots of Trump and the Tea Party: The Hidden Injuries of Class, Race and Culture 02 Nov 2016 06:46 Alternet Photo Credit: a katz / Shutterstock.com Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right By Arlie Russell Hochschild New Press Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis By J.D. Vance HarperCollins The Populist …
  • Chimamanda gives parents a series of suggestions and commandments on how to raise a feminist 15 Oct 2016 14:01 Nigerian Eye Days after Chimamanda Adichie revealed in a publication that her feminism varies from Beyoncé’s, she has written a ‘Feminist Manifesto’ on how to Raise a Child. On her official Facebook page, Chimamanda gives a series of fifteen suggestions and …
  • Chimamanda Adichie: “Dear Ijeawele, or a femininst manifesto in fifteen suggestions” 13 Oct 2016 21:48 Y Naija by Chimamanda Adichie Dear Ijeawele, What joy. And what lovely names: Chizalum Adaora. She is so beautiful. Only a day old and she already looks curious about the world. Your note made me cry. You know how I get foolishly emotional sometimes. Please know …

Prison Privatization

  • From the Racetrack to Court — and Back 27 Jul 2017 01:04 Fort Worth Weekly Terry Propps knew it was going to be a long night. Miss Missile had just birthed another foal, and things weren’t looking good. The 125-pound, 5-foot-6-inch breeder led her stakes-winning champion mare beneath the starry springtime sky to join her baby. …
  • Charlie and the MBTA 19 Jul 2017 13:20 The American Prospect This article originally appared in the Summer 2017 issue of The American Prospect. Subscribe here.  “Let the governor know that you are out here!” That shout went up under a hot morning sun in mid-May, as orange-shirted transit union workers and their …
  • Commentary: Private prisons don’t save money, don’t make us safer 12 Jul 2017 03:17 Palm Beach Post In May, Texas lawmakers decided to close three private prisons — four total are to be shuttered — due to modest declines in the state’s prison population. There is a long history of prison privatization in the Lone Star State and around the country. …
  • News | Wired: 2011 Part 2, A Book by Paul Caranci 03 Jul 2017 10:36 Go Local Prov Email to a friend Permalink Monday, July 03, 2017 Paul F. Caranci, Author   Charles Lombardi Each week, GoLocalProv will publish a chapter of the book Wired: The Shocking True Story of Political Corruption and the FBI Informant Who Risked Everything to …
  • Two Views: Private prisons don’t save money or make us safer 03 Jul 2017 06:18 Southcoast Today By Nicole D. Porter Last month, Texas lawmakers decided to close three private prisons — four total are to be shuttered — due to modest declines in the state’s prison population. There is a long history of prison privatization in the Lone Star State and …
  • These Cities Might Just Save the Country 30 Jun 2017 20:35 The Nation Organizers at the Fearless Cities summit in Barcelona. (bcnencomu, CC BY-NC 2.0) Ever since the early hours of November 9, an old English word with Greek roots has been seeping back into circulation. The word, kakistocracy, means “a government by the …
  • In Florida, one of the greatest LGBT candidates ever 30 Jun 2017 19:54 Washington Blade Florida state Rep. David Richardson (D-Miami Beach) (Photo courtesy Twitter) Recently, the president and I were in Miami. He went to Little Havana to announce his rollback of the Obama administration’s Cuba policy. I went to the annual Champions of …
  • Cost benefits, if any, outweighed by drawbacks 21 Jun 2017 09:25 Las Vegas Sun By Nicole Porter Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | 2 a.m. Last month, Texas lawmakers decided to close three private prisons — four total are to be shuttered — due to modest declines in the state’s prison population. There is a long history of prison …
  • The Private-prison Industry Has One Big Client That No One Talks About 13 Jun 2017 21:55 GovExec.com The largest jail system in the United States has no buildings of its own. Instead, it’s a shadowy complex of agreements that tucks detainees in wherever there’s available space. It has swelled substantially over the past two decades, and it is likely to …
  • The Worst of Donald Trump's Toxic Agenda Is Lying in Wait – A Major U.S. Crisis Will Unleash It 10 Jun 2017 14:23 Trending on EIN Newsdesk During the presidential campaign, some imagined that the more overtly racist elements of Donald Trump’s platform were just talk designed to rile up the base, not anything he seriously intended to act on. But in his first week in office, when he imposed a …

Prison Abolition

  • Trần Thị Nga gets nine years in prison 26 Jul 2017 21:07 Asia News Hanoi (AsiaNews/Agencies) – Human rights activist Trần Thị Nga, 40, was sentenced to nine years in prison and five years’ probation on a charge of conducting “propaganda” against the state. She was arrested on 21 January for posting videos and …
  • GUEST COLUMN Supporting Black & Pink 19 Jul 2017 19:51 Windy City Times I have always taken more of an "academic" approach to the world, preferring to learn by keeping my nose in a book rather than striking up conversations. But part of my growing up has entailed realizing the importance of genuine human connection. …
  • News24.com | Morocco sentences 23 to prison over W Sahara killings 19 Jul 2017 15:01 News24 Rabat - A Moroccan court on Wednesday sentenced 23 Sahrawis to prison terms ranging from two years to life over the killing of 11 members of the Moroccan security forces in contested Western Sahara. The verdict in the case, which has been closely followed …
  • Morocco: Country sentences 25 to prison over W. Sahara killings 19 Jul 2017 11:37 Pulse A Moroccan court on Wednesday sentenced 25 Sahrawis to prison terms ranging from two years to life over the killing of 11 members of the Moroccan security forces in contested Western Sahara. The verdict in the case, which has been closely followed by …
  • Morocco sentences 25 to prison over W. Sahara killings 19 Jul 2017 10:06 Charleston Daily Mail By Afp Published: 04:46 EDT, 19 July 2017 | Updated: 06:01 EDT, 19 July 2017 A Moroccan court on Wednesday sentenced 23 Sahrawis to prison terms ranging from two years to life over the killing of 11 members of the Moroccan security forces in contested …
  • Morocco sentences 25 to prison over Western Sahara killings 19 Jul 2017 09:56 The New Indian Express Image used for representational purpose only. RABAT, MOROCCO: A Moroccan court on Wednesday sentenced 25 Sahrawis to prison terms ranging from two years to life over the killing of 11 members of the Moroccan security forces in contested Western Sahara. …
  • PRIDE '17 - SIDEBAR Statement from Pride protesters 28 Jun 2017 09:13 Windy City Times Trans and queer communities, leading groups of accomplices, gather in a unified stance against the annual Chicago Pride Parade and Festival. We disavow the numerous atrocities done to the legacies of our ancestors and foremothers in the movement for trans …
  • Defending sanctuary and fighting for abolition: It’s our time to be bold 25 Jun 2017 11:02 San Francisco Bay View by Critical Resistance We find ourselves in a moment with a great deal at stake. Our communities are fighting to define and create sanctuary spaces, while enduring a dangerous presidential administration that has emboldened white supremacist and …
  • Naomi Klein Pushes Us to Dream Big to Get Beyond Trump’s Shock Politics 22 Jun 2017 21:58 Alternet Photo Credit: @mjb/Flickr CC Naomi Klein understands that President Donald J. Trump is a problem, but he is not the problem. In her new book, No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need, Klein reminds us to pay …
  • GUEST COLUMN From the Inside Out 22 Jun 2017 10:33 Windy City Times In prison, everything gets around by word of mouth, and that's how I first heard about Black and Pink. When I was in segregation a few years ago, one of my LGBTQ friends had a few copies of the Black and Pink newspaper. At the time, I didn't know …

Corporate Crime

  • New volleyball club in Franklin has ties to coach banned by sports organization 27 Jul 2017 22:59 Tennessean Franklin Fieldhouse has partnered with an Illinois-based volleyball club with a co-owner banned by the USA Volleyball Association from coaching junior girls. Rick Butler, a co-owner and coach at Sports Performance Volleyball in Illinois, was banned after …
  • Wannacry revealed as single biggest driver for cyber insurance enquiries in the first half of 2017 27 Jul 2017 22:54 London Loves Business Newly released data from specialist cyber insurance provider, CFC Underwriting reveals that the Wannacry cyber-attack in May was the biggest source of cyber insurance enquiries for the first half of the year.  In the four weeks following the Wannacry …
  • KXDJ Community Calendar Updated Thursday, July 27 27 Jul 2017 22:22 High Plains Observer Perryton The River Valley Pioneer Museum in Canadian will feature the work of artist Dallas Mayer for the months of June and July. Perryton Municipal Pool will hold half-priced Wednesdays throughout July. 48 inches and under will be $2.50 and 48 inches and over …
  • Local council investigated for corporate manslaughter over Grenfell Tower fire 27 Jul 2017 22:03 ABC.net.au Updated July 28, 2017 07:46:03 British police investigating the Grenfell Tower fire that killed at least 80 people in London last month say there are "reasonable grounds" to suspect corporate manslaughter may have been committed by the local …
  • 'Reasonable grounds' for manslaughter case over Grenfell fire 27 Jul 2017 21:55 SBS Television British police say they have "reasonable grounds" to suspect local officials may have committed corporate manslaughter in a deadly high-rise fire in London. The Metropolitan Police force said on Thursday it officially informed the Royal Borough …
  • Review: Cosplay and Comedy in ‘Brigsby Bear’ 27 Jul 2017 21:37 International Herald Tribune Photo Kyle Mooney in “Brigsby Bear,” directed by Dave McCary. Credit Sony Pictures Classics The absurd and absurdly charming “Brigsby Bear” sounds, well, unbearable. It’s the story of a young man who, after decades of being shut away from the world, …
  • Grenfell Tower tragedy: Local officials may have committed corporate manslaughter 27 Jul 2017 21:16 TVNZ British police say they have "reasonable grounds" to suspect that local officials may have committed corporate manslaughter in a deadly high-rise fire in London. Some residents want it to include years of ignored concerns over the building's …
  • UK Police: 'Reasonable Grounds' To Suspect Corporate Manslaughter In Grenfell Fire 27 Jul 2017 20:44 NPR Londoners protest outside a Kensington Council meeting to discuss Grenfell Tower on July 19. British police say there are grounds to suspect the council and other local authorities of committing corporate manslaughter in the fire that killed at least 80 …
  • Corporate manslaughter charges weighed in U.K. tower fire 27 Jul 2017 19:41 CBS News LONDON -- British police said Thursday they have "reasonable grounds" to suspect that local authorities may have committed corporate manslaughter in a deadly high-rise fire in London.  The Metropolitan Police force said it has officially …
  • British police: Tower fire could be corporate manslaughter 27 Jul 2017 19:34 KSPR News LONDON (AP) - British police say they have "reasonable grounds" to suspect local officials may have committed corporate manslaughter in a deadly high-rise fire in London. The Metropolitan Police force said Thursday it has officially informed the …

White Collar Crime

  • A band called Niche that forever changed salsa 27 Jul 2017 23:52 City Paper Varela took his children on the road as much as he could. When not performing his trumpet or mulling over musical scores in a hotel room, he was very much a dedicated father to his five children from five different wives. “He was a very responsible man,” …
  • In a city that epitomizes the white working class, Trump reminds us that his racial 27 Jul 2017 01:00 Standard-Examiner (c) 2017, The Washington Post. Youngstown, Ohio, is a go-to destination for a certain type of political outreach and reporting. Bolstered by its identification as quintessentially blue collar in a Bruce Springsteen song, it’s a city that fills in neatly …
  • ‘Trading in influence’ to be made a criminal offence 26 Jul 2017 23:15 Irish Times New corruption offences will be created in legislation that will address recommendations made by the Mahon tribunal, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said. Details of the Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Bill discussed at Cabinet on …
  • Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes Receives Public Servant Award at International Leadership Foundation Annual Gala 26 Jul 2017 16:43 MarketWatch.com SALT LAKE CITY, Jul 26, 2017 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Last week, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes was honored at the annual International Leadership Foundation (ILF) Business Conference and Awards Gala with an international Public Servant Award for his …
  • Long Beach Man, Daughter Charged With Multiple Felonies in Money Laundering Case 25 Jul 2017 09:31 Long Beach Post Tom Fallon was charged with felony money laundering and embezzlement and authorities allege he used those funds to open a cigar shop in Naples. Photo: California Department of Insurance.  Investigators from the California Department of Insurance have …
  • ‘NAB committed to eradicate corruption with iron hand’ 25 Jul 2017 01:56 The News International Islamabad National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is committed to eradicate corruption. It is very pride for Pakistan that Pakistan is considered as role model for SAARC Countries in eradication of Corruption due to NAB efforts as Pakistan is the only …
  • ‘NAB committed to eradicating corruption with iron hands’ 25 Jul 2017 01:33 The News International Islamabad: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is committed to eradicating corruption. It is pride for Pakistan that Pakistan is considered as role model for SAARC countries in eradication of corruption due to NAB efforts as Pakistan is the only …
  • Roy Exum: My Dear Friend Jake 23 Jul 2017 05:00 The Chattanoogan Two weeks ago four of us piled in a car to go down to Canton, Ga., so we could tell Jake Butcher goodbye. Bob McKamey, former mayor Ron Littlefield, a dazzling guy named Steve Wilson, and myself. This would be the last time any of us would see Jake. It …
  • 10 minors raped, killed in six months in Kasur city 23 Jul 2017 02:35 The Dawn KASUR: Six months and 10 murders, and all the deceased are minor ages five to 10 and all of them were raped and killed. And the bodies were found in under-construction houses. An eight-year-old girl was the 10th victim of this serial killing going on in …
  • Experience, credibility may keep Kennedy as permanent U.S. Attorney 22 Jul 2017 12:26 Buffalo News James P. Kennedy Jr. in February pointed to his lack of political friends and allies, Republican or Democrat, to suggest his chances of becoming the top federal prosecutor in Buffalo were, at best, a long shot. Five moths later, Kennedy's reputation …

State Crime

  • Kris Kobach: GAI Report Backs Up My Findings on Under-Prosecuted Crime of Double Voting 27 Jul 2017 23:47 Breitbart Kobach said the report’s discovery of 8,471 double votes in 21 states was not surprising. “In fact, I’m not even slightly surprised, because there are 30 states – and I haven’t checked to see if the GAI’s 20 states are the same as the 30 that I’m thinking …
  • State Prison Uses Faith, Job Training To Gut Recidivism Rates 27 Jul 2017 22:57 Daily Caller In Louisiana, 43 percent of ex-convicts will return to prison within five years of their release — the state has the highest incarceration rate in the world and one of the worst recidivism rates in the country. The state passed a massive 10-bill justice …
  • Garden dedicated to victims of crime in Ottawa County 27 Jul 2017 22:44 WXMI GRAND HAVEN, Mich. – A memorial garden has been dedicated to the victims of crime in Ottawa County. Dedication of the William VanRegenmorter Memory Garden The William VanRegenmorter Memory Garden is at the Grand Haven Courthouse on Washington Avenue and …
  • Albany PD, State Police patrol program begins 27 Jul 2017 22:27 WRGB CBS 6 Albany ALBANY -- A new law enforcement program starts in Albany today, one that puts State Police troopers in the cars with city police officers. The city hopes the partnership will help decreased violence in crime-ridden neighborhoods. Acting Police Chief …
  • Pakistani elders order innocent girl be raped for her brother’s crime 27 Jul 2017 22:22 Blaze Elders in a Pakistani village ordered a 17-year-old girl be raped, after her brother was accused of raping another young girl, CNN reported Thursday. Police of the town of Muzaffarabad arrested 20 after the two assaults took place, according to the …
  • Families of Ohio State Fair victims release statement 27 Jul 2017 22:06 WLOX Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>> Posted: Thursday, July 27 2017 8:05 AM EDT2017-07-27 12:05:18 GMT Updated: Thursday, July 27 2017 8:19 AM EDT2017-07-27 12:19:42 GMT The indictment stated that 13-year-old Dylan planned to confront his father …
  • Somalia: UN trains mental health practitioners in Somalia’s South West state 27 Jul 2017 21:35 Relief Web Baidoa, 27 July 2017 - The UN held a capacity-building workshop for thirty mental health professionals from institutions in Baidoa, the capital of Somalia’s South West state. The training was held between 24 and 26 July 2017 and provided basic preparation …
  • Crime of the Week for July 26 27 Jul 2017 21:26 WCIV-TV Charleston County School District board of trustees member Kevin Hollinshead was booked into the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center Thursday afternoon. A release provided by Maj. Eric Watson with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office states …
  • Dawgs land a top Peach State linebacker 27 Jul 2017 20:55 11alive.com ATLANTA -- With his attorney by his side, DeKalb County Sheriff Jeffrey Mann pleaded guilty to obstruction and prohibited conduct in a park violating hours of the park charges--an amendment the court made to his initial indecency charges--and waived his …
  • Homicide victim's brother detained suspect at crime scene, prosecutor says 27 Jul 2017 20:54 Omaha World-Herald When they arrived at a homicide scene early Tuesday, Omaha police found that a slaying suspect was being detained by the victim’s brother, a prosecutor said Thursday. Shawn Stewart, 34, and Aristeo Pena-Robles, 39, had been arguing that night, according …

Environmental Crime

  • Environmental pollution is a serious crime 01 Jun 2017 15:10 Newcastle Herald Justice Tim Moore, the death of cows and why environmental crimes matter. THERE were no alarms or warnings at Dyno Nobel’s Warkworth explosives manufacturing site in January and February, 2015 when toxic waste flowed into a neighbouring farm dam where up …
  • America's Toxic Prisons: The Environmental Injustices of Mass Incarceration 01 Jun 2017 14:48 truthout Keith Cole is the lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit challenging conditions at Wallace Pack Unit in Navasota, Texas. Prisoners there are exposed to unbearable heat and for years were left drinking arsenic-contaminated water. (Photo: Michael Stravato …
  • "Superman Is Not Coming": Erin Brockovich on the Future of Water 27 Apr 2017 16:39 truthout Erin Brockovich speaks at the 2016 Arizona Ultimate Women's Expo at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, October 9, 2016. (Photo: Gage Skidmore) Come take a ride on America's toxic water slide: First stop: Flint, Michigan, where two …
  • EPA’s Scott Pruitt: The Great Disruptor 02 Mar 2017 00:06 Alternet Attorney General Scott Pruitt of Oklahoma speaking at the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr CC On January 17, 2017, a congressional hearing to confirm Scott Pruitt, …
  • Did the EPA Prosecute and Jail a Mississippi Lab Owner Because of Her Activism? 03 Dec 2016 16:20 truthout Tennie White, convicted of "faking laboratory testing results and lying to federal investigators" in 2013, stands in front of her Jackson, Mississippi home. (Photo: Nicole Craine for The Intercept) On a muggy Thursday morning in June, I drove …
  • Unsafe at Any Dose? Diagnosing Chemical Safety Failures, From DDT to BPA 21 May 2016 14:49 truthout A BPA free sign at a Babies "R" Us in Commack, New York, March 10, 2009. At long last chemical manufacturers have begun removing the endocrine-disrupting plastic bisphenol-A (BPA) from products they sell. (Photo: Maxine Hicks / The New York …
  • DeHart: New shop for diamonds 19 Apr 2016 19:14 BCLocalNews.com Anita Siemens of Anita’s Diamonds by Design and GIA graduate gemologist, Michelle Urbanovitch have opened and are co-sharing a new shop downtown in the Towne Centre Mall. Anita has been in the jewelry business for over 25 years, coming from a long line of …
  • Final Rush Transcript//CNN Democratic Presidential Primary Debate, Flint MI 07 Mar 2016 04:31 CNN Press Room ANDERSON COOPER, CNN ANCHOR: And welcome to The Whiting Auditorium on the campus of the Flint Cultural Center in Flint, Michigan for a special CNN Democratic presidential debate. I'm Anderson Cooper. I want to welcome our viewers in the United States …
  • Step in dog doo? Knox's PooPrints can find the culprit 28 Feb 2016 09:47 Knox News By Ed Marcum of the Knoxville News Sentinel The crime scene might be at any of 1,500 apartment complexes around the country and the culprit a furry perpetrator who seized the opportunity of an inviting stretch of lawn. With no thought of public health, …
  • “Sauce for the Goose Should Be Sauce for the Gander”: Should EPA Officials Be Criminally Liable for the Negligent Discharge of Toxic Waste into the Animas River? 10 Sep 2015 23:55 The Heritage Foundation [1] Julie Turkewitz, Environmental Agency Uncorks Its Own Toxic Water Spill at Colorado Mine, N.Y. Times, Aug. 11, 2015, http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/11/us/durango-colorado-mine-spill-environmental-protection-agency.html?_r=0 …

Critical Theory

  • Did the Koch family buy a piece of the University of Utah to 'balance' its Marxist faculty? 25 Jul 2017 21:15 Los Angeles Times Here’s something you may not have known about the University of Utah: It’s been a center of scholarship in Marxian economic theory. But the right-wing Koch family almost certainly knows. That could be why the Charles Koch Foundation is making a $ …
  • I have no Gupta-skeletons in my cupboard 21 Jul 2017 21:41 Politics Web A REVOLUTION IS A GENEROSITY OF LOVE AND NOT REVENGE In the morning of this Wednesday, I was woken from my bedside by a tone of an SMS from the general secretary of the South African communist party, Dr Blade Nzimande. Going through it, I thought it was a …
  • Crowning the Red Czar 04 Jul 2017 09:20 EpochTimes In 1906, a 27-year-old Joseph Stalin went to church and married a beautiful woman named Kato Svanidze, whom he had met two years earlier. According to those familiar to the couple, their relationship was a happy one that brought out a soft and loving side …
  • Daily academic Sociology Questions and Answers with Mwiinde Laison - Assess Marxist explanations of the mass media 03 Jul 2017 17:20 Bulawayo 24 News Question Assess Marxist explanations of the mass media (25) Comment overview The question needs students to high explore the applicability of the Marxist views on media. Students in the high band should be able to include aspects like media and ideology, …
  • An examination of hegemony and power in The H-Word 17 Jun 2017 10:18 New Statesman Perry Anderson’s writing displays two marked qualities: stunning erudition and a quirky idiolect. Recondite Anderson-isms, which often have Greek or scientific origins, include “alembicated”, “allogenous”, “aporia”, “autocephaly”, “costive”, “dégrin­ …
  • What programmes would Dr Jagan have pursued in Guyana as a socialist? 02 Jun 2017 09:21 Watchpost I wish to refer to the letter ‘Was Jagan a communist?’ published in your issue of May 27, and to offer a few comments.  It is not my intention to get embroiled in a debate between Mr Oscar Clarke and Mr Clement Rohee.  In relation to their issue however …
  • The Chávez Hypothesis: Vicissitudes of a Strategic Project 24 May 2017 20:21 Venezuela News What does Chavism really stand for? What are its main accomplishments and its main failures? What was the soldier-become-president Hugo Chávez trying to achieve, and how far did he go in achieving it? Most often it is taken for granted that Chávez, who …
  • Democracy under siege 16 May 2017 10:50 Sentinel & Enterprise By Paul Lambert The disappearance of authentic liberal education in our pedagogic and didactic systems in America from the highest level down portends the demise of our democracy. Arnold Toynbee, a noted historian in the mid-20th century, in a very …
  • Political Indoctrination in Chinese Colleges 12 May 2017 01:03 Modern Tokyo Times Political Indoctrination in Chinese Colleges Publication: China Brief By: Zi Yang The Jamestown Foundation In a system where ministers are incentivized to report only good news, China’s Minister of Education public censure of failures in ideological and …
  • Marx for the future 04 May 2017 19:38 Indian Express Written by D. Raja | Published:May 5, 2017 12:20 am Karl Marx. (Source: Wikipedia) The advent of Karl Marx and Marxism constitutes a revolutionary epoch in the history of humanity. Marxism provided a philosophical understanding of human history and a …