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  • 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 …
  • 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 officers with body cameras are as likely to use force as those who don’t have them 20 Oct 2017 23:17 The Washington Post D.C. police officers wearing body cameras reported using force about as often as colleagues who didn’t have them, and citizen complaints against the two groups were about even, according to a new study that bucks early expectations about the impact of the …
  • Police body camera study finds complaints against officers did not drop 20 Oct 2017 15:48 The Washington Post D.C. police officers wearing body cameras reported using force about as often as colleagues who didn’t have them, and citizen complaints against the two groups were about even, according to a new study that bucks early expectations about the impact of the …
  • Muslims, Blacks more likely to be treated badly in UK prisons: study 19 Oct 2017 13:16 The Express Tribune Nearly one-third of Muslim­s did not have prison jobs nor did they attend educat­ion course­s Representational image of a prison. PHOTO: REUTER A recent research on the treatment of non-whites in UK prisons has revealed that Muslims and blacks are more …
  • Black and Muslim prisoners suffer worse treatment, study finds 19 Oct 2017 00:33 The Guardian Black and Muslim offenders are more likely to be badly treated in prison, leading to poorer outcomes and mental health concerns, research has found. The Runnymede Trust, a race equality thinktank, and the University of Greenwich investigated the treatment …
  • Arts degrees: Can universities save them? 18 Oct 2017 13:09 The Irish Times They’ve always been an easy target. And nowadays, jibes about arts degrees and low-paying jobs provide plenty of material for meme-makers online. “Oh, you have an arts degree?” says a self-satisifed Willy Wonka in one . “Yes, I would like to upsize my …
  • Hate crime in Ireland, North and South 18 Oct 2017 06:16 Irish Times Northern Ireland and the Republic occupy different positions with respect to criminal justice responses to hate crime. Northern Ireland has introduced legislation which provides for an aggravation of sentence where hostility towards the victim’s race, …
  • Teaching policing in Indian universities 17 Oct 2017 19:03 livemint.com Police personnel of all ranks require proper training at the appropriate time in their careers. Photo: Mint Recently, the Union cabinet has approved a Rs25,000 crore internal security scheme, aimed at strengthening the law-and-order apparatus while …
  • Everything you need to know about college open days 17 Oct 2017 01:23 Irish Times University College Cork When is open day? The full schedule is available on ucc.ie/opendays. Life on campus For its 21,000 students, campus life outside the academic offers much more than long afternoons spent in the Main Rest (the college canteen). …
  • Arts for art’s sake – money for god’s sake 16 Oct 2017 12:48 The Irish Times They’ve always been an easy target. And nowadays, jibes about arts degrees and low-paying jobs provide plenty of material for meme-makers online. “Oh, you have an arts degree?” says a self-satisifed Willy Wonka in one . “Yes, I would like to upsize my …
  • Woodland School in Warren gets Blue Ribbon designation 16 Oct 2017 11:20 MyCentralJersey.com The Literacy Volunteers of Somerset County hosted its fall soiree, LVS City, on Friday, Oct. 6, at SCLSNJ's Bridgewater Library branch. More than 150 people were in attendance to support the work of the organizatons. Wochit Woodland School has been …

Crime Theory

  • California Editorial Rdp 19 Oct 2017 13:52 Ledger Enquirer Oct. 18 Los Angeles Times on a bad Supreme Court decision on political corruption that casts a long shadow In a decision that proved unanimity is no guarantee of wisdom, the Supreme Court last year overturned the corruption conviction of former Virginia …
  • The Future of Truth and Misinformation Online 19 Oct 2017 11:48 Pewtrusts Experts are evenly split on whether the coming decade will see a reduction in false and misleading narratives online. Those forecasting improvement place their hopes in technological fixes and in societal solutions. Others think the dark side of human …
  • In the contactless payment era, why is cash making a comeback? 14 Oct 2017 15:08 The Observer As we enjoy an era of contactless payment, credit cards and bitcoin, Sunday appears set to signal another blow to the longevity of cash. From midnight, the round pound coin, a British institution dating back to 1983, will pass its use-by date. Is cold, …
  • Study Finds Background-Check Laws in Wa. and Colo. Did Nothing 13 Oct 2017 17:23 National Review In the Guardian, Lois Beckett highlights a new study that has found that background-check laws in Washington and Colorado have “had little measurable effect”: In Colorado and Washington state, advocates spent millions of dollars, and two Colorado …
  • Criminal offenders with genetic mental disorders judged more negatively 11 Oct 2017 16:12 Phys.org Popular literature, crime dramas and recent trials dominating the media imply that defense attorneys who portray their clients as victims may have better outcomes. The belief is that jurors assign less blame to defendants they feel have been wronged. New …
  • Why the most ambitious initiative to change Fata’s status is put on hold 11 Oct 2017 05:33 The Dawn Tribesmen and army personnel in Miran Shah | Abdul Majeed Goraya, White Star Afridi tribesmen gather on a May morning at a hujra in Khyber Agency’s Bara town. The mood of the gathering is celebratory as the participants pat each other’s back on …
  • In Theory: Does the U.S. owe an ethical obligation of citizenship to immigrants living in the country illegally? 10 Oct 2017 00:46 Los Angeles Times An article published in the online magazine Aeon suggests that migrants living in the U.S. are "social citizens" already a part of the American fabric. "Considering how to ensure that social citizenship extends to migrants so that they get …
  • Steve Wynn on the future of security in Las Vegas 08 Oct 2017 17:19 FOX News Chief executive of Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas enhanced security at his properties after deciding a year ago that Las Vegas was a soft target. This is a rush transcript from "Fox News Sunday," October 8, 2017. This copy may not be in its final …
  • Participants Share Opinions of Peace Efforts, Ways to End 50-Year-Long Occupation, as International Media Seminar on Middle East Peace Opens 06 Oct 2017 22:26 Relief Web PAL/2215-PI/2213 INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SEMINAR ON PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST, AM & PM MEETINGS VIENNA, 5 October — The 2017 International Media Seminar on Peace in the Middle East opened in Vienna today, with journalists, diplomats, academics and …
  • The gender pay gap 06 Oct 2017 02:59 Economist “I ALWAYS wanted to be a mum,” says Meghan, a British woman with two children. She wanted a career, too, and worked hard for it, earning a degree in economics and accounting, and taking professional exams. At a big accounting firm in London, she managed …

Black Lives Matter

  • George Soros Looms Large in Democratic Party Circles and Far Left Groups 23 Oct 2017 14:06 News Blaze There are few Americans who know about the Open Society Foundation. It would be in their best interest to educate themselves. George Soros, the billionaire hedge-fund manager who is a major contributor to liberal and Democratic causes, along with more …
  • Officers Injured by Protesters 23 Oct 2017 13:14 Officer.com PHILADELPHIA -- Demonstrators rallying against police brutality protested for several hours and marched through Center City on Saturday, chanting and hurling insults and profanity at police, who followed behind the raucous procession by foot and car. …
  • The 'Ali summit': a turning point in sports' fight against injustice 23 Oct 2017 11:52 The Guardian In 1962, as a cornerback for the American Football League’s Boston Patriots, Walter Beach rallied his fellow black players – there were about five – for a discussion. The topic was what to do about a forthcoming exhibition game against the Houston Oilers …
  • The Ali summit: can a legendary meeting serve as a model for protesting athletes? 23 Oct 2017 11:16 The Guardian In 1962, as a cornerback for the American Football League’s Boston Patriots, Walter Beach rallied his fellow black players – there were about five – for a discussion. The topic was what to do about a forthcoming exhibition game against the Houston Oilers …
  • The Ali summit 23 Oct 2017 11:07 The Guardian In 1962, as a cornerback for the American Football League’s Boston Patriots, Walter Beach rallied his fellow black players – there were about five – for a discussion. The topic was what to do about a forthcoming exhibition game against the Houston Oilers …
  • LOOK: Justin Bieber inks entire torso for 3 days in gothic tattoo 23 Oct 2017 11:02 INQUIRER.net Image: Facebook/@justinbieber What started with small, relatively hidden tattoos has become a full-blown obsession for Justin Bieber. Over the years, the “Sorry” singer’s ink has only gotten larger and the symbolisms more religious, including a “Son …
  • How social media brought political propaganda into the 21st century 23 Oct 2017 10:58 Marketplace  - Leon Neal/Getty Images Listen To The Story Marketplace Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2017/10/23/tech/how-social-media-brought-political-propoganda-21st-century/popout" frameborder=…
  • Tulsa Officer Found Guilty of Manslaughter in Death of Jeremy Lake 23 Oct 2017 10:38 RIA Novosti Tulsa Officer Kepler found guilty after 3 mistrials, Richard Spencer's white ethno-state claim, Japan set for General Elections. On this episode of "By Any Means Necessary" hosts Eugene Puryear and Sean Blackmon are joined by Dr. David …
  • In the Trump age, an emboldened attack on intellectuals 23 Oct 2017 10:30 Salon Moyers: You’re not at peace with some of the behavior on the other side, either. Scott: No. Moyers: You’ve warned about the moralism that’s appeared in some college courses. And I know you have expressed some concern about so-called trigger warnings. …
  • NAACP elects new president as group moves toward more political activism 23 Oct 2017 09:34 KPCC The NAACP — which at 108 years old must balance both its storied legacy as the nation's oldest civil rights group and the potential for irrelevance amid a fresh wave of racial justice groups born of social media such as Black Lives Matter — decided to …

Gender and Crime

  • We now know that America is truly a racist nation 23 Oct 2017 08:31 Daily Kos Be patient with his post: there is a lot of ground to cover but the first obstacle to solving any problem is recognizing that there is a problem. Of course some of us have known there’s a problem and have since long before the election of Trump, but now …
  • How Harvey Weinstein’s accusers gave women worldwide a voice 22 Oct 2017 09:46 The Observer Drop a stone in a deep enough pond, and you never know how far the ripples will spread. It is more than a fortnight now since Harvey Weinstein was first accused of sexually harassing actresses in an article for the New York Times, and still the …
  • Songs That Say 'Me Too' 17 Oct 2017 18:37 WBAA Content advisory: The videos and language below contain strong language and may be offensive to some. For the past two days women have overwhelmed social media with a truth often hidden in plain sight: One out of every six women has been subject to an …
  • ‘ANC deleted moral conscience from its soul’ – Makhosi Khoza 11 Oct 2017 09:40 Mail & Guardian Dr Makhosi Khoza, former Member of Parliament and Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service, delivered the 11th Annual Helen Joseph lecture at the University of Johannesburg on Tuesday. Read the full speech below. The Vice-Chancellor of the …
  • Mornings on the Mall 09.29.17 29 Sep 2017 17:51 WMAL WMAL’s Jamee Witten, Washington Post’s Laura Vozzella, The Hill’s Joe Concha and Bret Baier joined WMAL on Friday! Mornings on the Mall Friday, September 29, 2017 Hosts: Mary Walter and Vince Coglianese Executive Producer: Heather Hunter 5am – A/B    …
  • You Do Uterus: Trump’s behavior fueled by toxic masculinity 28 Sep 2017 07:10 Daily Trojan Growing up, I was taught to listen to others and never speak out of turn. Contrary to what you might think, this had far more to do with my gender than my ethnicity. Across race and culture, women are taught from a young age to hold their tongues and …
  • The NRA's New Television Network Is Part Breitbart, Part InfoWars and Completely Deranged 28 Aug 2017 17:50 Alternet Photo Credit: YouTube Screengrab Launched in late 2016, NRATV serves as the news outlet for the National Rifle Association, regularly defending President Donald Trump, slamming mainstream media outlets as “dishonest rags,” and viciously criticizing any …
  • NRA's news outlet is a hybrid of Breitbart and Infowars 28 Aug 2017 14:01 Media Matters For America Sarah Wasko / Media Matters What is NRATV? What are its programs? Who are the major figures and what do they say on NRATV? Three troubling trends on NRATV thus far Launched in October 2016, NRATV is a rebrand of the National Rifle Association’s …
  • Keep your hands to yourself 25 Aug 2017 06:37 Prince George Citizen Taylor Swift will roll out a fresh song tonight, in advance of a new album this fall, her first since her monster smash 1989 came out three years ago. This follows her recent court victory against a former radio DJ, who sexually assaulted her by grabbing …
  • Flaws are the defining traits of Jane Campion's gripping China Girl 23 Aug 2017 14:12 The Age One way to understand Top of the Lake: China Girl, the new season of filmmaker Jane Campion crime drama that is set to be one of the year's most divisive shows, is to note what it isn't. Screening on Foxtel's BBC First, the six episodes have …

Prison Privatization

  • "You're Still in Jail": How Electronic Monitoring Is a Shackle on the Movement for Decarceration 22 Oct 2017 14:15 truthout (Image: Lauren Walker / Truthout) Despite the "law and order" vows of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, states and counties continue to take steps to reduce prison and jail populations. Last month, Cook County, Illinois initiated its own …
  • Detroit Pistons Owner Wants To Get In On The Prison Business 21 Oct 2017 02:28 Politics Daily Shortly after buying the Detroit Pistons six years ago, private equity investor Tom Gores wrote about turning the pro basketball team into a winning franchise: “If you buy a company, you have to make the customers happy or they’re going to leave you.” …
  • Florida Lawmakers To Soon Do In-Depth Look Into Miami Herald's DJJ 'Fight Club' Probe 14 Oct 2017 01:04 WFSU Florida lawmakers are expected to soon take a deeper look into the Miami Herald investigative series, which detailed abuses within the state’s juvenile facilities. A panel of legislators this week gave the head of the Florida’s juvenile justice system a …
  • "Stealth Privatization" Increases Risk for Torture 13 Oct 2017 14:45 Op Ed News Article originally published in Stars and Stripes By Robert Weiner and Ben Lasky The idea of privatizing the war in Afghanistan with contractors was floated by notorious ex-Blackwater CEO Erik Prince, but the military immediately rejected the suggestion. …
  • Fitch Rates CoreCivic's Unsecured Notes 'BB+'; Outlook Stable 11 Oct 2017 13:20 Reuters (The following statement was released by the rating agency) NEW YORK, October 11 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has assigned a 'BB+' rating to the unsecured bonds issued by CoreCivic, Inc. (NYSE: CXW). The Rating Outlook is Stable. A full list of ratings …
  • Union warns of VA privatization ahead of Choice reform debate 06 Oct 2017 10:41 Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON – A coalition of people opposed to the Department of Veterans Affairs providing more private care for veterans described their fears Thursday about an effort by President Donald Trump’s administration to shift more public funds to private …
  • When Stealing a $2 Can of Beer Yields $1,000 of Debt 22 Sep 2017 02:22 Alternet Photo Credit: wavebreakmedia / Shutterstock Renewed interest in reforming America’s complicated and controversial approach to bail has broadened over the past few years. A New Jersey law, which took effect on the first day of 2017, has almost …
  • Private Equity Firm Acquires Rita’s Italian Ice, Now Eying California Public Library 14 Sep 2017 23:01 The Huffington Post January. The outskirts of Philadelphia. 23 degrees. It’s hard to imagine anyone buying Rita’s Italian ice. But Argosy did just that earlier this year. Specializing in acquiring companies, cutting costs, and selling them for a profit, the …
  • Privatized Prisons Profiting From Youth Incar 07 Sep 2017 13:42 Black Star News [The Judge's View] Over the last several decades, the nation’s prison population has tripled and annual prison spending increased by over $40 billion dollars. State and federal budgets are pushed to the limits as they work to fund existing prisons and …
  • Crime Pays Well: Eric Holder's Georgeto 02 Sep 2017 20:28 Black Star News Attorney General Holder [Speaking Truth To Power] Voter Disenfranchisement and the Criminalization of Blacks For Profit This week, Attorney General Eric Holder argued that ex-felons, who’ve already served their time, should be allowed to exercise the …

Prison Abolition

  • Michelle Alexander and Paul Butler Talking About "Chokehold: Policing Black Men" 21 Oct 2017 16:08 truthout (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout) Earlier this month at the Brooklyn Museum, scholar and MSNBC legal analyst Paul Butler joined Michelle Alexander, civil rights lawyer and author of The New Jim Crow, for a conversation about his latest book,  …
  • Prison labor: A legacy of involuntary servitude 20 Oct 2017 15:48 Marblehead Reporter The 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude. As any high school sophomore knows, President Abraham Lincoln and his Emancipation Proclamation were driving forces behind the official abolition of slavery. …
  • Matthew T. Mangino: Prison labor: A legacy of involuntary servitude 20 Oct 2017 15:08 Burlington, Times News The 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude. As any high school sophomore knows, President Abraham Lincoln and his Emancipation Proclamation were driving forces behind the official abolition of slavery. …
  • It’s life in prison for St. Augustine priest’s tormented killer 19 Oct 2017 00:20 The Florida Times-Union WAYNESBORO, GA. | A shackled Steven James Murray was ushered into an old historic courtroom on Liberty Street Wednesday for what was his last glimpse of a free society — a society that in many ways failed the 30-year-old. Sitting in the Georgia courtroom …
  • You Can't End Violence With More Violence: Shifting From Incarceration to Accountability 17 Oct 2017 20:30 truthout Organizer CeCe McDonald speaks at the San Francisco LGBT Center. McDonald was incarcerated for actions she took to defend her survival. Prisons do not solve sexual and gender violence; they perpetuate it. (Photo: Pax Ahimsa Gethen / Flickr) We're …
  • The Occupied Territories Are the Biggest Prison on Earth 08 Oct 2017 14:57 truthout A protester peers through a fence in Bil'in, Palestine, on January 7, 2011. (Photo: IDF) Fifty years after the Six-Day War, the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip shows no end in sight. Acclaimed historian Ilan Pappé provides a …
  • The Fantasy of a Female Hugh Hefner 30 Sep 2017 02:21 New York In the wake of Hugh Hefner’s death, I’m not interested in arguing about whether the Playboy founder was a sexual pioneer or a feminist. You know what’s not novel and transgressive? Rich white men in mansions enjoying access to women’s bodies and …
  • Panel on women’s rights in prisons comes to UMass 28 Sep 2017 14:07 Daily Collegian Posted by Alvin Buyinza on September 28, 2017 · Leave a Comment  (Katherine Mayo/ Daily Collegian) The School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst held a panel event in which  “Women Behind Bars: Public …
  • Irawat the Legend #2 :: Joyshree Usham 27 Sep 2017 01:49 E-Pao.net Irawat the Legend - Part 2 - Joyshree Usham * 117th Birth Anniversary of Lamyanba Hijam Irabot at Pishum in 21 Sep 2013 Right from his youth, Irawat could not stand any injustice. During his school days at Johnstone, he was against punishment and canning …
  • Anthony Weiner Gets 21 Months in Prison. It Could Have Been Worse. 25 Sep 2017 21:55 MSNBC Anthony Weiner was sentenced in federal court on Monday morning to 21 months imprisonment. He got lucky. He could have been sentenced to a lot more time. The federal sentencing guidelines are harsh in general. Most criminal defense attorneys would rather …

Corporate Crime

  • Letters to the Editor - 10-22-17 23 Oct 2017 14:56 The Crescent News There has to be a better way Do you know what happens when you vote on issues here in Ohio? I didn’t. I thought that after issues were approved, they just became law. Until now, I didn’t know how our state government works regarding issues. Doing research …
  • Our Ever-Deadlier Police State 23 Oct 2017 14:34 Op Ed News From Truthdig None of the reforms, increased training, diversity programs, community outreach and gimmicks such as body cameras have blunted America's deadly police assault, especially against poor people of color. Police forces in the United States …
  • Trump lies about fallen vets, taxes 23 Oct 2017 11:50 Capitol Hill Blue President Donald (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) President Donald Trump’s boast that he surpasses his predecessors in consoling families of the fallen proved empty this past week as many stepped forward to say they’d never heard from him after losing their …
  • Australia to get tough on white collar crime 23 Oct 2017 11:16 Gulf News SYDNEY: The Australian government is planning to increase penalties and lengthen prison terms for financial crimes in a bid to strengthen the enforcement powers of the corporate regulator following a series of scandals. Penalties for financial crimes …
  • FACT CHECK: Trump sounds off-key note on economy 23 Oct 2017 10:58 Trentonian (Trenton) WASHINGTON >> President Donald Trump is sounding an off-key note on his economic performance and perhaps overstating how much the public wants his tax package. A look at some of his statements about the economy over the weekend and a rash of …
  • Electronic Security Market to hit $60bn by 2024: Global Market Insights, Inc. 23 Oct 2017 10:41 GlobeNewswire Ocean View, Delaware , Oct. 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Electronic Security Market is poised to surpass USD 60 billion by 2024; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. The state and central governments of various …
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump sounds off-key note on economy 23 Oct 2017 09:49 SF Gate President Donald Trump departs Trump National Golf Club, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Sterling, Va. President Donald Trump departs Trump National Golf Club, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Sterling, Va. Photo: Andrew Harnik, AP President Donald Trump arrives to …
  • Trump sounds off-key note on economy 23 Oct 2017 09:08 Odessa American WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is sounding an off-key note on his economic performance and perhaps overstating how much the public wants his tax package. A look at some of his statements about the economy over the weekend and a rash of …
  • ASIC examining tougher penalties for white collar crime 23 Oct 2017 08:45 ABC.net.au Posted October 23, 2017 19:09:46 A review of company laws has called for steeper fines and longer jail terms for corporate crooks amid concerns about weak punishment for white collar criminals. Key points: Civil fines for individuals will increase from $ …
  • Giftland Mall sees Mr Duncan for the political animal he is 23 Oct 2017 08:10 Stabroek News Dear Editor,  Allow me a few words on Mr Sherod Duncan, who comes across as our brightest hope, a proverbial knight in shining armour and his recent disclosure that he takes responsibility for not reporting a case of alleged child abuse which he had …

White Collar Crime

  • Navajo Nation Criminal Code Tweaked 23 Oct 2017 13:10 KXAZ Navajo Nation Criminal Code Tweaked   The theme to the old “Baretta” TV series warned if you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime. Now that time just got a little longer for white collar crimes on the Navajo reservation. At least the time when you can …
  • Australia to get tough on white collar crime 23 Oct 2017 11:16 Gulf News SYDNEY: The Australian government is planning to increase penalties and lengthen prison terms for financial crimes in a bid to strengthen the enforcement powers of the corporate regulator following a series of scandals. Penalties for financial crimes …
  • Minister for Finance to meet three bank executives over tracker mortgage scandal 23 Oct 2017 11:15 The Roscommon Herald The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will meet the executives of three banks across the course of today about the tracker mortgage scandal. Mr Donohoe will brief the Cabinet at a meeting this evening – the threat of extra taxes on the banks has …
  • ASIC examining tougher penalties for white collar crime 23 Oct 2017 08:45 ABC.net.au Posted October 23, 2017 19:09:46 A review of company laws has called for steeper fines and longer jail terms for corporate crooks amid concerns about weak punishment for white collar criminals. Key points: Civil fines for individuals will increase from $ …
  • Australia examines tougher penalties for white collar crime 23 Oct 2017 06:47 Reuters SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Australian government is planning to increase penalties and lengthen prison terms for financial crimes in a bid to strengthen the enforcement powers of the corporate regulator following a series of scandals. Penalties for financial …
  • Minister for Finance to meet three bank Ceos over tracker mortgage scandal 23 Oct 2017 05:47 Breaking News from Ireland The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will meet the executives of three banks across the course of today about the tracker mortgage scandal. Mr Donohoe will brief the Cabinet at a meeting this evening - the threat of extra taxes on the banks has …
  • Banking giant ANZ settles rate-rigging case ahead of trial 23 Oct 2017 03:18 Charleston Daily Mail By Afp Published: 22:12 EDT, 22 October 2017 | Updated: 22:27 EDT, 22 October 2017 ANZ Bank settled an alleged rate-rigging case with Australia's corporate regulator on the opening day of a court hearing Monday that also involves fellow heavyweights …
  • Leadership voting rules are farcical as SNP councillor signs up to vote in contest 21 Oct 2017 05:23 Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser If an SNP councillor can sign up to vote in the Scottish Labour leadership election, then at least two sets of party rules might be being broken, those of Labour and the SNP. No party allows dual membership, although by signing up as affiliated Labour …
  • Gov. Christie's Opioid Commission and the Nation's Biggest Nightmare - J. David Haddox, MD, DDS 21 Oct 2017 04:46 Salem News   Oct-20-2017 16:20TweetFollow @OregonNews Marianne Skolek-Perez Salem-News.com Investigative Reporter This should scare anyone involved in the prescription opioid/heroin epidemic. J. David Haddox, MD, DDS (MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - J. David Haddox, MD, DDS …
  • Fiji Police Work Closely With Internet Shops To Prevent Cybercrime 20 Oct 2017 23:23 Pacific Islands Development Program Businesses proactive in engaging with law enforcement By Serafina Silaitoga SUVA, Fiji (Fiji Times, July 7, 2014) – Although cases of cybercrime may not be common in the North, it has not deterred Fiji police from working closely with owners of internet …

State Crime

  • Our Ever-Deadlier Police State 23 Oct 2017 14:34 Op Ed News From Truthdig None of the reforms, increased training, diversity programs, community outreach and gimmicks such as body cameras have blunted America's deadly police assault, especially against poor people of color. Police forces in the United States …
  • Flawed FBI hair, fiber analysis taint Wisconsin convictions 23 Oct 2017 13:43 Sheboygan Press In 1991, in a string of attacks, three women were sexually assaulted by a man in a ski mask in and around Baraboo, a Sauk County community just north of Devil’s Lake State Park. One victim was kidnapped after finishing her shift at a Hardee’s, bound and …
  • Puerto Rico Police Struggle to Contain Crime After Hurricane 23 Oct 2017 13:31 Officer.com SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Hurricane Maria ripped apart daily life in Puerto Rico but it hasn’t stopped the crime that has long plagued the poverty-stricken island. In the Rio Piedras neighborhood, Jessica Rojas was at work last week making sandwiches at a …
  • It's up to Mbalula to bring crime down – Zakhele Mbhele 23 Oct 2017 13:06 Politics Web DA says fact is that the SAPS are under-trained, under-staffed, under-resourced and under-equipped Only Mbalula can make sure SAPS are properly resourced to bring crime down 22 October 2017 The DA’s oversight visit to the Nyanga Police Station this …
  • Albania PM Backs Ex-Minister in Drug Crime Probe 23 Oct 2017 13:03 BalkanInsight.com Prime Minister Edi Rama said on Monday that his ruling Socialist Party majority in parliament will turn down a request from the Prosecution Office for Serious Crimes, which asked for a mandate to arrest former Interior Minister Saimir Tahiri. In a speech …
  • Outcry after rooms apparently rented at Penn State frat where pledge died 23 Oct 2017 12:19 CBS News Cars filled the parking lot of Penn State's Beta Theta Pi house this weekend as alumni returned to the now-defunct fraternity house, some in Nittany Lion gear ahead of Saturday night's football game. The university shut down the chapter in March, …
  • Wisconsin not among several states that are reviewing flawed FBI hair, fiber cases 23 Oct 2017 11:59 Sheboygan Press States including Massachusetts, Iowa and Arizona are initiating their own reviews of microscopic hair and fiber analysis cases, prompted by the FBI’s nationwide inquiry. Wisconsin — which has seen at least three convictions overturned after such analysis …
  • Prosecution treating murder of gender-fluid teen as hate crime 23 Oct 2017 11:49 Independent Retired nurse Jenna Sansone said it was a normal night in the quiet eastern Iowa neighbourhood where she lives on a hill above the Mississippi River. Then she heard the “bang-bang-bang” of gunshots and called 911. Responding officers made a gruesome …
  • In Kogi: 'Late Civil Service director falsified age record' - State Govt reacts to worker's alleged suicide 23 Oct 2017 10:34 Pulse The Kogi State Government has expressed sadness over the death of a director in the State Civil Service, Mr. Edward Soje, who allegedly committed suicide. The state described him as a man attached to the Teaching Service Commission. A statement signed by …
  • Police investigate strange dorm attack at Cal State San Marcos 23 Oct 2017 09:33 KPCC Two students at California State University at San Marcos are recovering after they were attacked. It happened around 3:15 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. A student who lives in an on-campus housing facility known as the Quad had a friend visiting when they …

Environmental Crime

  • 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.  …
  • 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 …

Critical Theory

  • Walter Benjamin in Venezuela 21 Oct 2017 00:39 Venezuela Analysis At first glance, the work of Walter Benjamin and contemporary Latin American politics appear to have nothing in common. It is difficult to imagine a more strictly European figure than Benjamin, a Berlin-born man of letters who was reluctant to emigrate …
  • Weapons of Poetry and Images: On the Works of Pier Paolo Pasolini 17 Oct 2017 08:29 PopMatters Passolini saw classes and structures and abstractions but he was also moved by the plight of individuals, all of them flawed but whose lives deserved staging worthy of that accorded to Accattone, Christ, or to the nameless peasants of his medieval fables. …
  • Intersectional-what? Feminism's problem with jargon is that any idiot can pick it up and have a go 30 Sep 2017 10:24 The Guardian Nobody knows what intersectionality means. I certainly don’t, and the more I read about it the more confused I become. There are a few things I think I know: it’s something to do with oppression, especially multiple oppressions; if you run in certain …
  • Ghassan Kanafani: Voice of Palestine (1936-1972) 04 Sep 2017 23:00 Palestine Chronicle Sep 4 2017 / 10:00 pm Ghassan Kanafani. (Photo: File) By Louis Brehony 2017 marks 45 years since the murder of Palestinian writer, activist and political leader Ghassan Kanafani by the Israeli Mossad agency. On July 8, 1972, while living in Beirut, a …
  • The Root of Identity Politics 23 Aug 2017 21:06 EpochTimes In the United States and other democratic nations, narratives on racial inequality, social justice, and other issues dominate an increasingly divisive and polarizing political culture. As an article by the National Review reads: “Americans have grown …
  • The Root of Identity Politics 23 Aug 2017 16:12 Epoch Times In the United States and other democratic nations, narratives on racial inequality, social justice, and other issues dominate an increasingly divisive and polarizing political culture. As an article by the National Review reads: “Americans have grown …
  • Cambridge University Press bows to Beijing and erases over 300 'sensitive' articles 19 Aug 2017 20:07 Asia News » 08/19/2017, 11.57 CHINA - GREAT BRITAIN Paul Wang Most articles concern Tiananmen, the Cultural Revolution, Tibet, Xinjiang, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and so on. The publisher agreed on the back of threats to take down the entire site. An additional …
  • 'Deep state' conspiracy theory on display in fired White House aide's memo 12 Aug 2017 01:05 The Sydney Morning Herald Washington: A cabal of leftist "deep state" government workers, "globalists," bankers, adherents to Islamic fundamentalism and establishment Republicans are conspiring to remove President Donald Trump and impose cultural Marxism in the …
  • 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 …