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  • Cave heroes win Australians of the Year 25 Jan 2019 18:44 News.com.au Every year, Australia celebrates those who work towards improving our country. Across fields ranging from science to community welfare, those nominated for Australian of the Year have inspired a nation through their achievements. Craig Challen and Richard …
  • Rochester 10 26 Dec 2018 06:45 City Newspaper Who makes Rochester Rochester? The people who are most often in the public eye are the elected officials, corporate leaders, university presidents and researchers, and entertainment figures. But thousands of Rochesterians make equally important …
  • Frances Kellor and the Birth of Multiculturalism 19 Oct 2018 00:55 Q-Notes Online by Victoria A. Brownworth, LGBT History Project Few topics in American politics under President Trump elicit more controversy than immigration. The same was true in early 20th century America when waves of immigrants flooded Ellis Island, causing fears …
  • Same city, different opportunities: Study maps life outcomes for children from Chicago neighborhoods 16 Oct 2018 14:11 Chicago Tribune America is known as the land of opportunity. But new research suggests that the American Dream is much harder to reach for some kids and that wide differences exist even for those who grow up in neighborhoods mere miles apart. Researchers from Harvard …
  • Charlottesville focuses on healing as Unite the Right heads to Washington 13 Aug 2018 16:48 NBCNews Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Residents, protesters and others gathered in this Virginia city on Sunday to mark the anniversary of tumultuous …
  • One year ago, a right-wing march in Charlottesville ended in violence 12 Aug 2018 07:28 euronews Last year's tumultuous clashes in Charlottesville gripped the nation and became a flash point in a renewed discussion about the state of race relations in America. White nationalists and anti-fascist counter-protesters clashed violently, and video …
  • "Feeling Race" and Other Crucial Issues: Join Thousands of Sociologists Aug. 11-14 in Philadelphia 12 Jul 2018 22:59 Newswise Contact: Naomi Paiss, Communications Director, at (202) 247-9859, npaiss@asanet.org, or (202) 440-0875 (cell); Johanna Olexy, Senior Communications Associate, at (202) 247-9873, communications@asanet.org, or (202) 251-6251 (cell). Newswise — July 11, 2018, …
  • Trump Is Still The Same Man Who Wanted The Central Park Five Executed 20 Jun 2018 09:45 Politics Daily Impulsive and emotional reactions are Donald J. Trump’s trademark ― even more so than displaying his name in big gold letters on luxury buildings. These traits helped Trump win the presidential election, and they continue to harm innocent people every day. …
  • Finding Her Voice 16 Nov 2017 08:15 City Weekly Long before she picketed at Weber State University, before she took the LDS Church to court, before a masked gunman threatened her life, before she was shackled by ICE agents and a lifetime before she sang opera to sublimate her anxiety, Victoria Sethunya …
  • New riots over police shooting raise the question: What is it about St. Louis? 21 Sep 2017 05:46 Yahoo News For the past four nights in St. Louis, peaceful daytime protests over the acquittal of a former police officer charged with the fatal shooting of a black motorist in 2011 have degenerated into violent clashes with police, resulting in more than 100 arrests …

Critical Criminology

  • Ekiti: Will S’Court verdictend Fayemi, Oni’s rift 24 Apr 2019 02:17 New Telegraph For more than a decade, Governor Kayode Fayemi and Engr. Segun Oni have engaged in various legal battles over governorship polls in Ekiti State, but ADEWUMI ADEMIJU asks whether the recent Supreme Court’s decision will reunite the duo On Wednesday, April …
  • Columbine Anniversary: How Effective Are School Lockdown Drills? - NPR 20 Apr 2019 04:26 Google Jaclyn Schildkraut, associate professor of Criminal Justice at SUNY Oswego, leads a lockdown drill at Ed Smith Elementary School in Syracuse, N.Y., last month. Heather Ainsworth/Colorado Public Radio hide caption toggle caption Heather Ainsworth/ …
  • How Effective Are School Lockdown Drills? 19 Apr 2019 18:15 NPR Jaclyn Schildkraut, associate professor of Criminal Justice at SUNY Oswego, leads a lockdown drill at Ed Smith Elementary School in Syracuse, N.Y., last month. Heather Ainsworth/Colorado Public Radio hide caption toggle caption Heather Ainsworth/ …
  • Black Studies becomes major factors in social 17 Apr 2019 19:37 Westside Gazette At Princeton, Black Studies has proven to be a popular and successful program. Dr. Eddie Glaude, chair of the Center for African American Studies at the New Jersey campus, believes the burgeoning interest in Black Studies may provide ground for a degree …
  • 6 ways parents and schools can tackle the spike in teen suicide 16 Apr 2019 17:24 Chicago Tribune The two middle-schoolers had never met in person, but they both struggled with depression and were drawn to the same dark group chat. When one wrote that he planned to kill himself, the other took an image of his post. "I'm so freaked out," …
  • Twenty Years Later A Look At Columbine, Then And Now 15 Apr 2019 20:34 KUNC The nation was shocked on April 20, 1999, when 12 students and one teacher were killed in a mass shooting at Columbine High School outside of Denver, Colorado. In the 20 years since, through other prominent school shootings from Sandy Hook to Parkland and …
  • Nine women were killed by men they knew - and who they'd reported to police in Wales 14 Apr 2019 08:44 Wales Online All they were trying to do was to warn the police that they were in danger. But nine women in Wales died before police could do anything - all at the hands of the men they knew. Often, it was men the loved. Figures from a Freedom of Information request to …
  • JUVENILE LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE RE-SENTENCING SHOULD INCLUDE DISCIPLINARY CREDITS 13 Apr 2019 01:08 Voice of Detroit   Michigan State Representatives Martin Howrylak (R-District 41) and David LaGrand (D-District 75), sponsors of 2018 bills to restore disciplinary credits for all prisoners; bills died in committee. For explanation of what happened to Michigan’s “good-time …
  • Should prison be a death sentence? SC inmates say they fight for survival among gang violence 11 Apr 2019 10:31 Charlotte Observer South Carolina prisons are a hotbed of violence, and not much has changed since the deadly riot at Lee Correctional Institution, say inmates and others. With a strong gang population and a culture against aiding investigators, they’re now “war zones.” It …
  • Distinguished professor visits academic panel 09 Apr 2019 06:49 Signal By Len La Rocca, Ryan Budzek and Olivia Grasing Distribution Manager and Correspondents   Collins discusses intersectionality’s influence on her studies (Meagan McDowell / Staff Photographer).Students and faculty flocked to the three events featuring …

Crime Theory

  • The threat of white power and nationalism rises while conservatives gaslight and ignore the danger 14 Apr 2019 20:45 Daily Kos This week, CNN legal analyst Jennifer Rodgers stated that white nationalist terrorism is on the rise and that the Trump administration is ignoring it, although federal prosecutors are not. Writing on the CNN website Tuesday, legal analyst Jennifer Rodgers …
  • Despite more violent crimes, it's safer to be a cop today than 50 years ago 10 Apr 2019 18:13 Phys.org There is no doubt that policing is a dangerous profession. But is it safer to be a cop today than it was 50 years ago? Yes, according to a study that analyzed police officer deaths (felonious and non-felonious) in the United States from 1970 to 2016. The …
  • Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan: 169 years a slave: Harvard and Papa Renty 05 Apr 2019 20:26 www.madison.com The haunting gaze of Papa Renty peers from the 1850 daguerreotype. The enslaved man was forced to pose, naked, for a study being conducted by a racist Harvard anthropologist named Louis Agassiz. The Swiss-born scientist promoted "polygenism," a …
  • Who should get to adopt Native American children? 05 Apr 2019 18:29 Brainerd Dispatch All of the cases Tarnowski hears on this cold January day fall under the Indian Child Welfare Act, a 41-year-old federal law that governs adoption and child protective cases for members of federally recognized tribes as well as their children. When a child …
  • A Cruel, Costly, and Anxious ‘Cold’ War 30 Mar 2019 15:43 Antiwar This article originally appeared at TruthDig. Friends in war, enemies in peace: This 1942 pamphlet from the U.S. government reminded military personnel that the Soviets were part of America’s wartime team. Not long after the shooting stopped, the …
  • Gun-makers have always invoked the military to lure customers. Could it be their undoing? 30 Mar 2019 15:08 NBCNews Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE March 30, 2019, 1:50 PM GMT By Jon SchuppeOn the pages of just about any current gun magazine are glossy advertisements featuring men …
  • Voting begins in Anchorage election to decide alcohol tax, Assembly and School Board seats 30 Mar 2019 10:55 Anchorage Daily News A campaign video where a candidate whacks a would-be thief with her purse, tough talk on crime and big alcohol industry spending against a potential tax are a few highlights of the Anchorage city election as voting begins. On March 12, the city mailed …
  • Survey Context Effects on Middle East Sympathies 30 Mar 2019 08:41 Gallup.com Survey research professionals are well aware that the way respondents answer a question can be influenced by the questions that precede it. "Context effects" can occur when results to a specific question vary when it is asked in different surveys …
  • Curbing Illicit Financial Flows in Extractive Industry 28 Mar 2019 00:31 This Day In this report Ugo Aliogo examines efforts of stakeholders to curb illicit financial flows in the country Illicit Financial Flows (IFF) has become a dominant theme while discussing domestic resource mobilisation. Its importance in the global agenda is …
  • Minnesota researchers say we're still getting school safety wrong 27 Mar 2019 12:46 KASU Dateline: St. Paul "It's been 20 years. This is not working." That's Jillian Peterson's blunt assessment of the nation's reactions to school shootings since April 20, 1999, when two students opened fire inside Colorado's …

Black Lives Matter

  • Can Legal Marijuana Business Deliver On Diversity? Existing Medical Program Hasn't 25 Apr 2019 06:30 WUIS Politicians spearheading the effort to legalize recreational marijuana say revenue isn’t the driving force. It’s about promoting justice for people of color who have been unfairly targeted by the war on drugs. But, the lack of diversity and transparency in …
  • Constable: 'I AM … FEST' forges unity, hope through Sandra Bland 25 Apr 2019 04:28 Daily Herald On July 13, 2015, three days after she was stopped by a police officer who said she changed lanes without signaling, former Naperville resident Sandra Bland was found dead in a Texas jail cell. The death of the 28-year-old black woman, and the video and …
  • Joe Biden 2020 presidential campaign frustrates women at She the People forum 25 Apr 2019 02:47 Washington Times HOUSTON — A group of 2020 hopefuls that included two black candidates, four women and a Latino man spent three hours Wednesday making the case to a room full of black women for why they should be the Democratic presidential nominee. By Thursday, they could …
  • Schnucks: Suspected shoplifter struck employee before police shooting 25 Apr 2019 02:27 KTVI Please enable Javascript to watch this video LADUE, Mo. – Black Lives Matter demonstrators gathered at the Ladue Crossing Shopping Center early Wednesday evening to protest the shooting of a suspected shoplifter by a Ladue police officer. The suspected …
  • Some women of color frustrated by Biden’s expected 2020 bid 25 Apr 2019 01:47 Seattle Times HOUSTON (AP) — A group of 2020 hopefuls that included two black candidates, four women and a Latino man spent three hours Wednesday making the case to a room full of black women for why they should be the Democratic presidential nominee. By Thursday, they …
  • Ivor Novello awards 2019: Ghetts, Jorja Smith and The 1975 among nominees 25 Apr 2019 01:16 Independent Ghetts, The 1975 and Jorja Smith are among the artists nominated for this year's Ivor Novello awards. They are contending for best contemporary song, all with tracks that address pressing social issues including sexual abuse, political turmoil and …
  • Kushner Distorts Scope of Russia Interference 25 Apr 2019 00:55 Factcheck Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report concluded that “[t]he Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election in sweeping and systematic fashion” — contrary to Jared Kushner’s claim that Russia’s effort amounted to little more than “a …
  • Letters to the Editor (4/24/19) 25 Apr 2019 00:46 Seven Days What About Men? [Re "Trafficked: How the Opioid Epidemic Drives Sexual Exploitation in Vermont," April 10]: While Seven Days published an excellent report on the state of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation as a part of the opioid crisis, not …
  • Schnucks says woman shot by Ladue police officer was one of two female shoplifters 25 Apr 2019 00:14 STLtoday.com LADUE • The 33-year-old woman shot by a Ladue police officer Tuesday outside of a Schnucks grocery is expected to survive her injuries, police said Wednesday. The grocer, meanwhile, said she was one of two women suspected of shoplifting moments before the …
  • Google's algorithms discriminate against women and people of colour 25 Apr 2019 00:02 MENAFN (MENAFN - The Conversation) At the start of Black History Month 2019, Google designed its daily-changing homepage logo to include an image of African-American activist Sojourner Truth , the great 19th-century abolitionist and women's rights activist. …

Gender and Crime

  • What Happens to Palestinians Who Demand a Better Life? 12 Apr 2019 13:48 Daily Alert Latest Analysis and Commentary by Khaled Abu Toameh  •  April 12, 2019 at 5:00 am Mohammed Safi is reported to have lost his eyesight while being held in a Hamas prison. His crime: participation in demonstrations calling for an end to the economic crisis …
  • What Should We Make of Joe Biden? 05 Apr 2019 16:01 Politico Everyone’s talking about Joe Biden. In the past week, several women have said the former vice president and senator, who is mulling a 2020 run, made them uncomfortable with his overly familiar style of touching—his “tactile” style, as he has called it. …
  • Delhi Crime dramatises a horrific gang rape without disrespecting its victim 01 Apr 2019 03:50 The Dawn Delhi Crime, a Netflix India original 7-part series, is inspired by the 2012 Delhi gang rape case. Fortunately, it’s not an exploration of the rape incident, but an examination of the following six-day police investigation. In the roughly seven hours of …
  • Raging "Male Passions," Roe vs. Wad 22 Mar 2019 10:58 Black Star News Kavanaugh and Trump may see eye-to-eye for a reason. Photo--Flickr. The Republican Party, the self-appointed champions of “family values,” are about to place a probable sexual assault perp on the Supreme Court, with the full support of Republican voters— …
  • The National Rifle Association’s media operation has been around for more than a decade and it’s always been a cesspool 13 Mar 2019 22:49 Media Matters For America Spreads hatred, bigotry, sexism and misinformation Serves as an authoritarian defense and propaganda operation for President Trump Launches inflammatory attacks on progressives Uses violent and unhinged rhetoric when talking about the press  Smears …
  • Zimbabwe male MPs fuel gender violations - Bulawayo24 News 11 Mar 2019 21:55 Zimbabwe Star WHILE a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step, the journey to women's emancipation seems so close yet so far! The day to day scenarios are characterised by women being victims of all sorts of abuse. Women continue to be subject of unfair …
  • In unearthed audio, Tucker Carlson makes numerous misogynistic and perverted comments 11 Mar 2019 10:36 Media Matters For America Talking about underage girls and sex, and minimizing and defending statutory rape Carlson said underage marriage is not “the same thing exactly as pulling a child from a bus stop and sexually assaulting that child. ... The rapist in this case has made a …
  • Zimbabwe male MPs fuel gender violations 08 Mar 2019 18:14 Bulawayo 24 News WHILE a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step, the journey to women's emancipation seems so close yet so far! The day to day scenarios are characterised by women being victims of all sorts of abuse. Women continue to be subject of unfair …
  • Raging "Male Passions," Roe vs. Wad 05 Mar 2019 01:07 Black Star News Kavanaugh and Trump may see eye-to-eye for a reason. Photo--Flickr. The Republican Party, the self-appointed champions of “family values,” are about to place a probable sexual assault perp on the Supreme Court, with the full support of Republican voters— …
  • Quddus King, Benita Nnachortam, Jekein Lato-Unah, Mary Edoro: Here is the Y!/YNaija 2018 New Establishment List 20 Feb 2019 12:27 Y Naija With each year, it becomes clearer to the editorial board at YNaija, the premium our annual New Establishment list places on the work of young emerging players in diverse field within Nigeria. Providing that first wave of recognition for the work that the …

Prison Privatization

Prison Abolition

  • Like we said, we’re not backing down 23 Apr 2019 21:07 Daily Collegian A recent letter to the editor by Aviva Slomich Rosenchein was published by the Massachusetts Daily Collegian addressing the upcoming event on the University of Massachusetts campus titled “Not Backing Down: Israel, Free Speech, and the Battle for …
  • Palestinian Prisoners Day brings attention to human rights violations 22 Apr 2019 08:52 Daily Collegian On Wednesday, Palestinian Prisoners Day was commemorated at the University of Massachusetts. At least 40 students, mostly from UMass, collected at the Integrative Learning Center in order to learn about Palestinian issues and connect them to their own …
  • Melissa Brannen’s abductor, Caleb Hughes, will be freed from prison after 29 years 19 Apr 2019 18:08 The Washington Post If you lived in the Washington area in 1989, you remember 5-year-old Melissa Brannen. Starting in the Christmas season, she was repeatedly shown on the local news singing “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” in a home video, as hundreds of police and …
  • Robert Mueller, Londonderry, Sylvia Hatchell: Your Friday Briefing 19 Apr 2019 10:30 International Herald Tribune (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning, We’re covering the many angles on the release of the special counsel’s report, new details about the man arrested at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, and the resignation of a …
  • Abolition of death penalty won’t happen in 2019. House Democrats cite other priorities 19 Apr 2019 09:58 Columbian.com A bill to eliminate the death penalty from Washington’s statutes won’t reach the governor’s desk to become law this year. The Senate passed a death-penalty abolition bill on Feb. 15 by a 28-19 margin, but the House did not vote on it by Wednesday’s …
  • University forced to cancel conference on prison reform after transgender activists issue threats 18 Apr 2019 14:15 Blaze Open University in Milton Keynes, England, canceled a prison reform conference after transgender activism lobby groups issued threats against the event. What are the details? The school and the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies co-organized the …
  • Feature: Is Prison Necessary? Ruth Wilson Gilmore Might Change Your Mind 17 Apr 2019 19:00 New York Times But in the United States, it’s difficult for people to talk about prison without assuming there is a population that must stay there. “When people are looking for the relative innocence line,” Gilmore told me, “in order to show how sad it is that the …
  • Is Prison Necessary? Ruth Wilson Gilmore Might Change Your Mind 17 Apr 2019 18:38 International Herald Tribune But in the United States, it’s difficult for people to talk about prison without assuming there is a population that must stay there. “When people are looking for the relative innocence line,” Gilmore told me, “in order to show how sad it is that the …
  • Million Hoodies launches Iowa Prison Industries Divestment Campaign 12 Apr 2019 05:53 Scarlet and Black C’Erra Houston ’21, Jelani McCray ’21 and Malcolm Davis ’21 tabling for Million Hoodies’ prison divestment action. Photo by Caelin Bryant. Julia Anderson anderson14@grinnell.edu The student-run activist group Million Hoodies had their first action on …
  • When adults are sent to jail, their children are an 'invisible group,' lawyer says 08 Apr 2019 22:09 CBC According to the 1989 United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child, the best interests of the child should be a primary consideration in all actions concerning children, including in courts of law. But when adults are sent to jail, their children…

Corporate Crime

  • How one country blocks the world on data privacy 25 Apr 2019 06:17 Politico Last May, Europe imposed new data privacy guidelines that carry the hopes of hundreds of millions of people around the world — including in the United States — to rein in abuses by big tech companies. Almost a year later, it’s apparent that the new rules …
  • What’s on TV Thursday: ‘Gotham’ and ‘Shrek Forever After’ 25 Apr 2019 06:03 International Herald Tribune “Gotham” comes to an end on Fox. And “Shrek Forever After” is on Freeform. GOTHAM 8 p.m. on Fox. Since its beginnings in 2014, this Batman origin story series has traced the transformations of a young Bruce Wayne and James Gordon into Batman and the police …
  • Made in China, exported to the world: surveillance states 25 Apr 2019 05:04 Sydney Morning Herald Ecuador's system, which was installed beginning in 2011, is a basic version of a program of computerised controls that Beijing has spent billions to build out over a decade of technological progress. According to Ecuador's government, these cameras …
  • When “the best of the best” is arrested 25 Apr 2019 04:49 Community Word Yolanda Johnson, left, expresses support for her daughter Yunek Moore as the two discuss how Yunek was singled out and arrested. The two still wonder why the arrest ever took place. (PHOTO BY CLARE HOWARD) Yunek Moore fulfilled every dream a parent could …
  • CBI questioning Rajiv Saxena in VVIP chopper scandal 25 Apr 2019 04:42 The Economic Times NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is questioning Rajiv Saxena, an accused turned approver in the money laundering case registered by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), over his involvement in the VVIP chopper scandal. Saxena has recently …
  • The ‘insidious plague’ corroding our society 25 Apr 2019 03:53 News 2019-04-25 05:00 Corruption should be declared a violation of our human rights and freedoms, and the public should be conscientised and educated much better in our fight against corruption and its "economic gangsters", writes Chris Jones. We' …
  • News24.com | The 'insidious plague' corroding our society 25 Apr 2019 03:34 News24 2019-04-25 05:00 Corruption should be declared a violation of our human rights and freedoms, and the public should be conscientised and educated much better in our fight against corruption and its "economic gangsters", writes Chris Jones. We' …
  • DOXA 2019: The Godfather of Godfathers gets the epic he deserves with blood-drenched Corleone 25 Apr 2019 02:51 Straight.com It’s more chilling than The Godfather, grislier than Goodfellas, and all true. The blood-drenched rise and fall of Salvatore “Totò” Riina gets the epic documentary it deserves with Corleone, in which some of the most notorious Mafiosi in Sicily’s brutal …
  • The Buzz 4/25/19 24 Apr 2019 23:27 Independent News Petition Failed City officials say the deadline petition drive to disrupt the expansion of MRO campus has passed without the group ever presenting any signatures to city hall. In February, Citizens against Corporate Welfare announced that it wanted the …
  • Corporates’ role in keeping Kenya safe 24 Apr 2019 22:17 Nation By NICHOLAS MULILA More by this Author Last week I was delighted to take part in a National Leadership Forum on security as a private-sector representative. The ensuing discussion made it clear that Kenyans understand national security not as the singular …

White Collar Crime

  • Ann Ferro: A grandmother’s greatest gift 25 Apr 2019 06:30 Skaneateles Press Apr 24, 2019 admin Point of View, Press-Observer We laughed at the quote in AARP magazine attributed to Tom Brokaw: “For parents, bribery is a white-collar crime, for grandparents, it’s a business plan.” “Come over to my house and you would think it’s a …
  • No. 1 in nation for “Draconian,” mandatory drug sentencing 25 Apr 2019 04:49 Community Word Judge Michael McCuskey is outspoken in his criticism of enhanced mandatory sentencing guidelines imposed by the federal prosecutors office in Springfield for the central judicial district of Illinois. (PHOTO BY CLARE HOWARD) Once again, Peoria tops a …
  • Source: Feds Probe Illinois Gov. Pritzker, First Lady For Property Tax Appeals On Mansion 25 Apr 2019 04:02 WUIS Democratic Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker, his wife and his brother-in-law are under federal criminal investigation for a dubious residential property tax appeal that dogged him during his gubernatorial campaign last year, WBEZ has learned. A law-enforcement …
  • What Mueller Really Knows About Trump (And Russia) 25 Apr 2019 03:59 National Memo Reprinted with permission from DCReport. Robert S. Mueller knows a great deal more than he put in his richly detailed 448-page report. He says so again and again right in the report. Two crucial words he put into the report at least eight times are …
  • NAB chief wants working of anti-graft body improved 25 Apr 2019 03:22 The Dawn ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau chairman retired Justice Javed Iqbal on Wednesday emphasised the need for improvement in the working of the organisation through efficient, effective and expeditious disposal of white-collar crime cases. An …
  • Biden 2020 candidacy will confront Democratic Party with its past 24 Apr 2019 22:24 CNN When Biden, who's now 76, was first elected to the Senate from Delaware in 1972, Democrats relied on an electoral coalition that revolved primarily around working-class white voters, many of them conservative on cultural issues, particularly those …
  • Trump effort to stonewall faces thorny legal challenge 24 Apr 2019 22:16 Hill President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats' CNN town halls exposed an extreme agenda Buttigieg says he doubts Sanders can win general election Post-Mueller, Trump has a good story to tell for 2020 MORE’s attempt to stonewall investigations by House …
  • Gov. J.B. Pritzker says 'All the rules were followed' in wake of report that feds are looking into removal of toilets in Gold Coast mansion for property tax break 24 Apr 2019 18:54 Chicago Tribune Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s removal of toilets from an Astor Street mansion to gain a property tax break, a move that gained notoriety during his recent election campaign, is under review by federal prosecutors, WBEZ-FM 91.5 reported Wednesday. The …
  • Curfews and armed guards – The dangerous lives of bankers working in Joburg 24 Apr 2019 17:15 News Anyone living in Johannesburg knows that certain areas in the CBD are extremely dangerous, especially when compared to the leafy suburbs around Rosebank and Sandton. According to data from Crime Stats SA, Joburg Central is the worst precinct in Gauteng in …
  • How Trump may be making his own impeachment more likely 24 Apr 2019 14:39 The Washington Post Nancy Pelosi has rebuffed pressure to initiate an impeachment inquiry by arguing that there are other means of holding President Trump accountable for his corruption and wrongdoing — a goal that the House speaker herself has cast as imperative for …

State Crime

  • State Police Recruitment Event Focuses on Women in Policing 25 Apr 2019 08:05 WVIT From those thinking about joining the ranks of Connecticut State Police to those who are already serving, dozens showed up for a State Police special recruiting event at the Connecticut Police Academy in Meriden on Wednesday. State Police haven’t had a …
  • Qatar signs MoU with UN Office on Drugs and Crime 25 Apr 2019 07:13 Peninsula Qatar The State of Qatar and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) have signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen partnership and develop cooperation between the two sides in a number of areas, including the protection of sport from …
  • People in rural areas urged to mark property with Eircode to combat crime 25 Apr 2019 07:08 The Roscommon Herald Farmers, homeowners and business owners are being urged to sign up to a new system aimed at tackling rural crime. The Property Marking Ireland programme is being set up by the Government in the hope of creating an extra barrier for thieves. It involves …
  • PHOTOS-The-Terrible-State-Of-Aboaso-Police-Station-In-The-Eastern-Region 25 Apr 2019 07:01 Peace FM GhanaCelebrities has come across a post on the Facebook page of A-Plus’ “The People’s Project” and it is about the terrible state of Aboaso Police Station in Fantiakwa district in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The Police Station is really in a terrible …
  • Opponents call it a ‘crime against humanity,’ but vaccine bill moves forward - Los Angeles Times 25 Apr 2019 05:36 Google In California, travelers from abroad have introduced measles into the state at least 10 times this year, but there have only been three outbreaks. The biggest, in Northern California, has infected 15 people so far, which pales in comparison to the 390 …
  • Clean Slate Legislation Gets Major Push at State Capitol 25 Apr 2019 05:08 CT News Junkie HARTFORD, CT — Automatically erasing the criminal records of individuals three to five years after they have completed their sentences will give them a better a chance of landing a job or finding a place to live, according to clergy and advocates. It’s the …
  • Amid Anchorage budget adjustment, state actions loom large 25 Apr 2019 04:52 Alaska Public Telecommunications The Anchorage Assembly chambers at the Z. J. Loussac Public Library in Anchorage. (Staff photo)The Anchorage Assembly passed a revised budget Tuesday night. Though modest upward adjustments this time are year are fairly routine, worries about the state …
  • UPDATE: Infamous Hate Crime Killer Has Been Executed 25 Apr 2019 04:28 WVGA UPDATE: John William King, 44, was pronounced dead shortly after 7 p.m. local time in a Hunstville prison after murdering James Byrd, Jr., two decades ago in Jasper, Texas.  HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) —A man who orchestrated one of the most gruesome hate …
  • Opponents call it a ‘crime against humanity,’ but vaccine bill moves forward 25 Apr 2019 03:06 Los Angeles Times In California, travelers from abroad have introduced measles into the state at least 10 times this year, but there have only been three outbreaks. The biggest, in Northern California, has infected 15 people so far, which pales in comparison to the 390 …
  • Activist Says He Falsely Confessed To War Crime As Part Of Anti-War Efforts 25 Apr 2019 01:34 Daily Caller Kristofer Goldsmith, now with Vietnam Veterans of America, said in 2008 that while serving in Iraq, he sabotaged the weapons of Iraqi allies while they slept, leaving them defenseless. A former military lawyer said this is a war crime that could lead to a …

Environmental Crime

  • How a lawyer, a lobbyist and a legislator waged war on an... 24 Apr 2019 18:06 SF Gate Keisha Brown sits outside her home in Birmingham, Ala. Brown has respiratory problems that she attributes to the level of pollution in her area. Keisha Brown sits outside her home in Birmingham, Ala. Brown has respiratory problems that she attributes to …
  • The future of all life: Indigenous sovereignty and the Fukushima nuclear disaster 06 Mar 2019 00:40 San Francisco Bay View by Harun Minhaj In 2011, an unprecedented series of die-offs began to strike dead hundreds of millions of sea creatures in the northern Pacific Ocean. As one sailor who frequently travels the Pacific remarked in October of 2013: “I’ve done a lot of miles …
  • You asked, we answered: Who pays to clean up Tonawanda Coke? 19 Nov 2018 02:26 Buffalo News Buffalo News environment reporter T.J. Pignataro has been involved in reporting on Tonawanda Coke for the past several years and recently investigated where the biggest toxic problems are located at the company's River Road site. More stories are on …
  • Spotlight on green news & views: Climate report says act now or else; weaker radiation limits 14 Oct 2018 07:33 Daily Kos CRITTERS AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS The Monolithforesterbob writes—I have not posted a diary of any kind in three months. When I’m on the go 8 to 12 hours a day, 6 days a week, there is not much time for outside activities. Y’all know that I’m still alive and …
  • Spotlight on green news & views: Women climatologists catch sexist flak; judge okays Flint trial 26 Aug 2018 06:25 Daily Kos CRITTERS AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS Milly Watt writes—The Daily Bucket - Dry Summer at Hurricane Ridge: “On August 7, Mr Watt (aka grnchile) and I finally got up to Hurricane Ridge to inventory wildflowers along the Hurricane Hill trail. This is part of a …
  • 55 Ways Donald Trump Structurally Changed America in 2017 22 Dec 2017 02:15 New York The GOP tax bill will mark the Trump administration’s first major legislative achievement. It’s likely to jolt the economy more than any one political event since Trump’s election, if not since the Affordable Care Act was passed, and it may well bring …
  • Fracking: Could it happen in Harrogate district? 03 Nov 2017 19:26 Harrogate Advertiser Fracking has been approved, so far, in only three places in the UK, but one of those is in North Yorkshire, 40 miles away in Ryedale, writes Graham Chalmers. And that is unlikely to be the end of the story. A small group of major companies plan to drill up …
  • How diverse are Colorado newspaper newsrooms? Well… 28 Oct 2017 02:31 Colorado Independent Results are in from the latest American Society of News Editors survey on diversity in newsrooms. This year the group partnered with Google News Lab for an interactive approach. You can search for a newsroom that responded to the survey and see how it …
  • Evidence of spills found at toxic waste site during Harvey flooding, report says 19 Sep 2017 22:21 The Star PASADENA, TEXAS—The U.S. government received reports of three spills at one of Houston’s dirtiest Superfund toxic waste sites in the days after the drenching rains from hurricane Harvey finally stopped. Aerial photos reviewed by The Associated Press show …
  • Spotlight on green news & views: Hurricane Irma spins northward; Big Oil beats CA on drilling 10 Sep 2017 00:47 Daily Kos CRITTERS AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS Great Blue Lobelia PHScott writes—The Daily Bucket: Fall Wildflowers in the Virginia Highlands: “Yellow Wingstem — this was flowering everywhere I went — sunny or shady, roadsides or hedgerows, in town or out in the hills.  …

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