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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, with …
  • 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

  • Researchers predict Zika hot spots in the US 27 Mar 2017 20:22 Medical Xpress Credit: Saint Louis University Where in the continental United States is Zika most likely to occur? An early online article in the American Journal of Public Health by Saint Louis University researchers puts the bulls-eye of Zika transmission on the …
  • Fresno State students consider fee hike 26 Mar 2017 15:07 The Fresno Bee Fresno State students will vote on hiking their fees to pay for a new Student Union when annual voting begins Tuesday. Students will also choose a new student body president and other officers in balloting that begins Tuesday and goes into Thursday. To …
  • The Other Women’s Movement 20 Mar 2017 12:05 Foreign Policy On an evening in late January, amid fallout from President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily barring entry into the United States to nationals of seven predominantly Muslim countries, a foreign-born Muslim-American journalist, Asra Nomani, sits …
  • 'Everybody's freaking out': Challenger ends half-century political dynasty 20 Mar 2017 11:30 Chicago Tribune When a tea party conservative defeated a 24-year officeholder in last month's Republican primary, it ended one of the longest-running political dynasties in the Chicago area, spanning three generations over about half a century. The office at stake — …
  • Conversations With My Mother By ‘Tope Oriola 18 Mar 2017 16:54 Sahara Reporters I left Nigeria for Canada in 2005. Over 11 years later, I am amazed at how deeply I still care about a country in which professional development opportunities were largely unavailable or blocked. I witnessed how folks in academia hired their children and …
  • Who's teaching kids about rape culture and consent? 17 Mar 2017 16:39 Stuff LAURA DOONEY Last updated 05:00, March 18 2017 ROSS GIBLIN/FAIRFAX NZ Hundreds turned up to a protest at Parliament against rape culture. Chanting "no means no", and "2, 4, 6, 8, stop the violence, stop the rape", they moved on to …
  • BC Corrections rescinds ban on two of three prisoner publications 16 Mar 2017 02:29 The Globe and Mail BC Corrections has rescinded a ban on two prisoner publications but a third is still not permitted inside provincial jails, prisoners’ advocates say. At a meeting last July, BC Corrections officials discussed a prohibition on Cell Count, Out of Bounds and …
  • At Seven Springs, nation's top snow crew works tirelessly to groom slopes 15 Mar 2017 16:46 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Updated less than a minute ago Skiers and snowboarders at Seven Springs rarely run into Joe Genovese's crew, just their award-winning work. Like the shoemaker's elves in the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, the 35-member team logs long hours after dark …
  • Seven Springs snow-grooming crew takes nation's top award 15 Mar 2017 15:40 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Updated 16 minutes ago Skiers and snowboarders at Seven Springs rarely run into Joe Genovese's crew, just their award-winning work. Like the shoemaker's elves in the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, the 35-member team logs long hours after dark and …
  • Vice-chief of defence isn't the only suspect in RCMP probe of DND leaks, sources say 15 Mar 2017 12:09 CBC The RCMP has been conducting a secret, wide-ranging investigation for many months into a series of leaks involving classified cabinet papers, decisions and other sensitive information — a high-stakes probe that's not only targeted the country's …

Crime Theory

  • The danger of our left-right political divide 27 Mar 2017 23:59 The Hill For years a consistent refrain in American politics has bewailed an increasingly polarized political atmosphere. As the Pew Research Center observes, for the first time in almost 25 years, “majorities in both parties express not just unfavorable but very …
  • The future is female. So how do we get there? 23 Mar 2017 18:38 Chicago Reader Filmed at TWO by Scrappers Film Group One of the most striking images from the January 21 Women's March on Washington was a photo of a cluster of white women wearing pink pussy hats and taking selfies, while a black woman, Angela Peoples, stands in …
  • Proposed bill would speed up the process of bonding out of jail 20 Mar 2017 16:27 Brownsville Herald Two state lawmakers hope their bill – and a constitutional amendment – will speed up the process of releasing jailed defendants who are considered unlikely to skip their court date or become safety risks.  The proposed legislation would require judges to …
  • The easy way to eradicate poverty 07 Mar 2017 17:23 Gulf News Why do poor people make so many bad decisions? It’s a harsh question, but look at the data: poor people borrow more, save less, smoke more, exercise less, drink more and eat less healthily. Why? Margaret Thatcher once called poverty a “personality defect …
  • Trump's Bogus Immigration Claims Come Straight From Nativist Groups And Fringe Right-Wing Media 01 Mar 2017 20:26 Media Matters For America Trump Claims Immigration System Harms Wages, Taxpayers, And Public Safety Trump: Current Immigration System “Depresses Wages” And “Puts Great Pressure On Taxpayers.” President Donald Trump focused a substantial part of his first speech to Congress on …
  • What Lay Behind Russia’s Interference in the 2016 Election—and What Lies Ahead? 24 Feb 2017 15:31 Trending on EIN Newsdesk 1. Soft Targets On April 12, 1982, Yuri Andropov, the chairman of the K.G.B., ordered foreign-intelligence operatives to carry out “active measures”—aktivniye meropriyatiya—against the reëlection campaign of President Ronald Reagan. Unlike classic …
  • Are We Doing All We Can to Prevent Lead Poisoning? 22 Feb 2017 16:35 The Nation Most Popular Byron’s parents were stunned. Robert thought it was “insane.” Beverly lost her appetite for a week. They had no idea how their baby could have been exposed to so much lead.11 “I kind of thought that it wouldn’t happen to me,” Beverly says.12 …
  • Baltimore's cash bail system traps thousands, propelling the poor deeper into poverty 22 Feb 2017 01:05 Baltimore City Paper This article is published in partnership with Washington Monthly. The row house on Cecil Avenue was just like any other in the East Baltimore neighborhood where Rafiq Shaw lives. But one chilly day in December 2015, he had the bad luck to be walking by …
  • How hollow rhetoric and a broken child welfare system feed Texas' sex-trafficking underworld 15 Feb 2017 22:45 Odessa American How the crusade against sex trafficking in Texas has left child victims behind. When Mia was 16, she walked out of a Houston children's emergency shelter. She had to go, she told the staff. Her pimp was waiting. It was 2013, the day before …
  • How ‘Stupid or Liar’ explains Michael Flynn and lots of other Trump controversies 15 Feb 2017 18:08 The Washington Post “The Adam Carolla Show” has been named the most downloaded podcast in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records. And while discussing the day's news, Carolla will often return to a theory called “Stupid or Liar.” Basically, when a celebrity or …

Black Lives Matter

  • Tuesday Letters: People exercising their constitutional right shouldn’t be viewed as criminals 27 Mar 2017 23:54 The Florida Times-Union Obamacare party says no again With their failed attempt at replacing the Affordable Care Act, Republicans are proving that even though they wield all of the power now, they are still the “Party of No.” I’m actually thankful about that. I wouldn’t mind if …
  • Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson wants Baton Rouge police officer's lawsuit tossed 27 Mar 2017 22:45 The Advocate An attorney for a prominent Black Lives Matter activist urged a federal judge Monday to dismiss a lawsuit by an unnamed Baton Rouge police officer who claims he was injured during a protest four days after the deadly police shooting of Alton Sterling in …
  • TV Review: BET’s ‘Rebel,’ From John Singleton 27 Mar 2017 21:39 Variety.com Rebecca “Rebel” Knight (Danielle Moné Truitt), in the grand tradition of hardboiled private investigators, is an ex-cop with a past — a pro who got jaded because of one bad case, one tough story, one loss that was too much to handle. She can take on a …
  • 55 Stunning Images Of Muslim Women Protesting Around The World 27 Mar 2017 21:27 Politics Daily On the campaign trail, President Donald Trump criticized Ghazala Khan, the mother of a fallen U.S. soldier, for staying silent during an appearance at the Democratic Convention. He suggested “maybe she wasn’t allowed to have anything to say.”But Trump was …
  • School Tries To Censor BLM Article. These Students Had The Final Say. 27 Mar 2017 21:08 Politics Daily Two California high schoolers fought back ― and won ― when their principal tried to censor a yearbook article on Black Lives Matter earlier this year.  Throughout the fall semester, Vanessa Mewborn, 16, and Ariana Coleman, 17, interviewed students and …
  • University back to ‘normal’ six months after Borchuck incident 27 Mar 2017 20:14 East Tennessean (Photograph by David Floyd/East Tennessean) Six months after an ETSU student disrupted a peaceful Black Lives Matter demonstration in Borchuck Plaza, a student involved in the incident believes things have gone back to normal, while the university is …
  • Spring Break slaying should make us all mad – Saunders 27 Mar 2017 19:55 News Observer When I dialed up my erudite friend who teaches at St. Augustine’s University, Professor Natalie, and told her I was writing about the St. Aug.’s student who was shot and killed while Spring Breaking in Washington last week, the first thing she said was, “ …
  • The Viral Story About Missing Black And Brown Girls In D.C. Reveals A Huge Media Blindspot 27 Mar 2017 19:33 Media Matters For America Viral Social Media Post Falsely Claimed 14 Black And Latina Girls Went Missing In The Washington, D.C., Area In 24 Hours BuzzFeed: Viral Post “Inaccurately Claimed 14 Girls Went Missing In DC In 24 Hours.” BuzzFeed News reported that the claims made in a …
  • Vancouver police handcuff men in hoodies after smoke bomb set off at antiracist gathering 27 Mar 2017 19:23 Straight.com An antiracist demonstration in Vancouver has been disrupted by alt-right activists. According to a Facebook post by activist Fatima Jaffer, a purple smoke bomb was set off today at the Community March Against Racism at Victory Square. "Huge thanks to …
  • Letters (March 28, 2017) 27 Mar 2017 18:45 www.recordnet.com Build up, not out After decades of having carte blanch to sprawl Stockton in all directions, now the developers are crying foul that they are being asked to restrain themselves or maybe even come up with a better plan. At the planning meeting I attended …

Gender and Crime

  • 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 …
  • Chimamanda Adichie: Read writer's 9,000 word proclamation on feminism (Part 1) 13 Oct 2016 17:16 Pulse The article which was posted on her Facebook page was an open letter to her friend Ijeawele who recently gave birth to a girl and reached out to her author friend asking for tips on how to raise her daughter as a feminist. If you have some popcorn and …

Prison Privatization

  • Henry A. Giroux | The Culture of Cruelty in Trump's America 23 Mar 2017 17:11 truthout Trump's culture of cruelty views violence as a sacred means for addressing social problems and organizing society. (Image: JR / TO; Adapted: Auntie P, Tallapragada) This story was published thanks to readers like you. Donate now to support Truthout…
  • The Culture of Cruelty in Trump's America 22 Mar 2017 15:00 truthout Trump's culture of cruelty views violence as a sacred means for addressing social problems and organizing society. Trump's culture of cruelty views violence as a sacred means for addressing social problems and organizing society. (Image: JR / TO; …
  • The future of private prisons, explained 21 Mar 2017 22:12 Daily Independent The year 2016 was a wild one for the private prison industry. During the presidential election campaign, the Democratic challengers both called for an end to private prisons. The leader in the industry announced it would lay off 12 percent of headquarters …
  • Crime Pays Well: Eric Holder's Georgeto 21 Mar 2017 06:28 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 …
  • Private prisons, explained 21 Mar 2017 02:34 Greenwich Time Brett C. Burkhardt, Oregon State University (THE CONVERSATION) The year 2016 was a wild one for the private prison industry. During the presidential election campaign, the Democraticchallengers both called for an end to private prisons. The leader in the …
  • Trump administration reversal on private prison use faces pitfalls 16 Mar 2017 17:14 FOX News The Trump administration's plan to reconsider privately run prisons faces a web of complications amid litigation and allegations the industry cuts corners at the expense of security.  Last month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded an Obama-era …
  • Exposing the Audacious Project to Make Christian Converts in America's Prisons 14 Mar 2017 07:24 Alternet Photo Credit: Thomas Hawk / Flickr The following is an excerpt from the new book God in Captivity: The Rise of Faith-Based Ministries in the Age of Mass Incarceration by Tanya Erzen (Beacon Press, 2017). Reprinted with permission from Beacon Press: It’s …
  • Investors, Oligarchs, Mobsters and Capital Flight: Inside the Shadowy World of Trump’s Private Russian Connections 13 Mar 2017 04:44 Alternet Photo Credit: twitter.com/realDonaldTrump What Americans know about Donald Trump’s network of Russian/Former Soviet Union (FSU) connections keeps growing. A recent New Yorker report on Trump's “worst deal,” in Azerbaijan scratches the surface. A late …
  • Repeat Offense: Private Prisons Resurrection Represents Pay-To-Play 06 Mar 2017 21:16 The Seattle Medium Marc Morial By Marc H. Morial (Trice Edney Wire) – “The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian Novelist, “The House of the Dead,” 1862 Twenty-four hours after the election of Donald Trump …
  • The Monetization of Misery 06 Mar 2017 06:42 The Daily Beast The war on drugs is back, along with one of its most toxic byproducts: the privatization of punishment. The Trump administration has taken yet another giant step backward when it rescinded the directive issued by the Justice Department last August …

Prison Abolition

  • Professor of disability studies speaks abolition of institutionalization 27 Mar 2017 20:00 Easternecho Liat Ben-Moshe, Ph.D., assistant professor of disability studies at The University Of Toledo. Liat Ben-Moshe, Ph.D., assistant professor of disability studies at the University of Toledo presented her lecture “Epistemologies of Abolition” as part of the …
  • Mandela-Like Iranian Cleric Has Finished His Prison Sentence but Has Not Been Released 14 Mar 2017 10:49 Iran Focus Iran Focus London, 14 Mar - A dissident Iranian cleric, who has been likened to Nelson Mandela, has completed his prison sentence but there are doubts that the Iranian Regime will ever release him. Ayatollah Seyed Hossein Kazemeini Boroujerdi was …
  • The Deportation Terror 27 Feb 2017 13:00 ABC Ethan Blue is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Western Australia, specialising in the history of punishment. Donald Trump and the U.S. Republican administration's controversial call for a new and massively militarized deportation force …
  • There Is a Growing Movement Across the Legal Community to Plan a Nationwide Walkout Against Trump 16 Feb 2017 03:55 Alternet Photo Credit: National Lawyers Guild The legal professionals whose careers are premised on working within the system are now taking aim at the system itself, throwing their weight behind a call for a strike on Friday, February 17 to oppose the Trump …
  • Exploiting Black Labor After the Abolition of Slavery 12 Feb 2017 15:54 truthout The US criminal justice system is riven by racial disparity.  The Obama administration pursued a plan to reform it. An entire news organization, The Marshall Project, was launched in late 2014 to cover it. Organizations like Black Lives Matter and The …
  • Prison abolition organization gets students involved in pen pal system with LGBTQ inmates 19 Jan 2017 18:16 Daily Northwestern Yvonne Kim, Assistant Campus Editor January 18, 2017 Representatives from prison abolition organization Black and Pink spoke to students Wednesday evening in hopes of connecting them to incarcerated LGBTQ individuals through a pen pal system. The event …
  • The Scandal of Chemical Weapons in U.S. Prisons 12 Jan 2017 04:49 Alternet Photo Credit: Justin Norman / Shrieking Tree Originally launched as a tool of trench combat during World War I, tear gas has been used around the world over the past century to enforce colonial rule, quell popular protests and aid in ethnic cleansing of …
  • 'It Is Our Duty...': Dispatches from a week of anti-Trump protests 04 Jan 2017 18:31 Baltimore City Paper On Wednesday night in front of MICA's Fred Lazarus IV Center, Tawanda Jones held the 172nd installment of West Wednesday, a weekly event dedicated to her brother Tyrone West—who was killed in police custody in 2013—and to all other victims of police …
  • America's prisoners: We're slaves 31 Oct 2016 11:32 CNN The inmates' grievances are as varied as the states they came from: Pennies for labor in South Carolina, racial discrimination in California, excessive force in Michigan. However, they share an overarching goal: End legalized slavery inside American …
  • Why US inmates launched a nationwide strike 30 Oct 2016 20:52 CNN The inmates' grievances are as varied as the states they came from: Pennies for labor in South Carolina, racial discrimination in California, excessive force in Michigan. However, they share an overarching goal: End legalized slavery inside American …

Corporate Crime

  • Malloy Criminal Justice Pow Wow Brings Together Former Obama Adviser, Koch Industries Executive 27 Mar 2017 21:07 Hartford Courant Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will host a criminal justice conference in June that aims to bring together reformers from across the political spectrum. Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to former President Barack Obama, will present the keynote address.  Also …
  • Companies need to plan for handling a cybersecurity breach 27 Mar 2017 20:53 The Globe and Mail Angela Carmichael is senior vice-president, senior partner and general manager of FleishmanHillard in Toronto. Imran Ahmad is a partner at Miller Thomson LLP and specializes in the area of cybersecurity law. Our shift to a digital society has seen the …
  • ​Want more clout with the CEO? Wait until your first ransomware attack. 27 Mar 2017 20:18 PC World Ransomware may have become a scourge for businesses of all sizes, but there’s a silver lining for CSOs: once a business has suffered through one ransomware attack, it becomes much easier to find a receptive audience for discussions about cybersecurity. …
  • Why ‘reinventing government’ usually falls short 27 Mar 2017 19:27 MarketWatch Jared Kushner, a close adviser to father in law Donald Trump, is aiming to make government run more like a business. Efforts to make government leaner, smarter and more friendly to the people they serve have a long pedigree, but they usually fall short. …
  • How to end the practice of anonymously-held corporations, one year post-Panama Papers 27 Mar 2017 19:27 Brookings Institution One of the core tenets of America’s terrorism finance and anti-money laundering (AML) strategies is that financial institutions are under an affirmative requirement to ‘know your customers’—or KYC. The centrality can be seen in the ubiquity of the KYC …
  • Florida’s former top federal prosecutor, Wifredo Ferrer, joins Holland & Knight 27 Mar 2017 19:23 Miami Herald Holland & Knight announced Monday that Wifredo A. “Willy” Ferrer has joined the firm as a partner in the Miami office and will lead the firm's Global Compliance and Investigations Team. Ferrer is the former U.S. attorney for the Southern District …
  • How the dark web creates a fraud pandemic 27 Mar 2017 18:20 BetaNews The statistics continue to chill. Two point three million estimated fraud victims in the UK alone in 2015 according to the ONS. 173,000 confirmed reports of identity theft amongst CiFas members (largely utilities and finance companies) in 2015. From a …
  • Help ABH Reporter Joe Johnson Beat Cancer 27 Mar 2017 16:34 AltWeeklies.com Those of you who are regular readers of the local daily will recognize the name Joe Johnson. He's been the paper's ace crime reporter for 20 years—the guy who not only writes those hilarious blotter items, but has covered dozens of murder trials, …
  • North Carolina’s ‘bathroom bill’ to cost state more than $3.7 billion, AP finds 27 Mar 2017 16:30 The Star The Associated Press used dozens of interviews and multiple public records requests to compile an analysis that shows North Carolinas bathroom bill is expected to cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a dozen years. (The Associated …
  • Why religious freedom is important to both Dems and Republicans in Gorsuch hearings 27 Mar 2017 16:19 Gaston Gazette Judge Neil Gorsuch deftly handled queries on religious freedom from Republican lawmakers who were out to praise the Supreme Court nominee and from Democrats who were looking for opportunities to trip up the conservative justice. Kelsey Dallas, Deseret …

White Collar Crime

  • From the ghetto streets, to the executive sui 27 Mar 2017 10:32 Black Star News  Meet Ken “Pimpin’ Ken” Ivy...a combination of razor sharp wit, a vivid personality and enough swagger for 10 men.  He is a self-made entrepreneur and author who grew up in the tough streets of East Side, Milwaukee.  He used his “gift of gab” and " …
  • What you should know about the economics of crime 26 Mar 2017 10:07 Citizen Sambo (not real name) was our houseboy. He did his chores uncomplainingly and generally behaved well. But Sambo had a game plan. He was casing our bedroom and trying to befriend the dog. Once his planning was done, he moved swiftly. In the wee hours of …
  • Manufacturing Genocidal Consent 26 Mar 2017 07:27 Black Star News [Global: Africa Commentary] What might not be apparent to readers of a recent article in The New York Times, under the by-line of Howard French, is that both Howard French and Mahmood Mamdani, whose book he reviews, suffer from similar afflictions. On …
  • FG urged to empower youths to stem criminality 25 Mar 2017 23:41 New Telegraph The Federal Government and other tiers of government, as well as Nigerians have been urged to support the youths across the country through talent discovery in order to eradicate crime and hooliganism now prevalent in the society. A former Deputy Vice …
  • Pre-employment drug testing shows increase in meth use by professionals 25 Mar 2017 16:11 Stuff CHLOE WINTER Last updated 05:00, March 26 2017 123RF Meth use is a growing problem in the professional sectors of society (file photo). An increasing number of white-collar jobs seekers are testing positive for methamphetamine, a drug testing firm boss …
  • Police must transform to tackle latest crime trends: Najib 25 Mar 2017 04:54 The Sun Daily KUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) should undergo transformation and move with the times in order to tackle the latest crime trends, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak. Najib explained that currently, most crime cases are no …
  • No mercy — LaJoice gets 11 years 24 Mar 2017 17:18 Tri County Times Detroit — Michael LaJoice, 38, formerly of Tyrone Township, was sentenced to 132 months, or 11 years, in prison for embezzling more than $18 million from the now-insolvent Clarkston Brandon Community Credit Union.  Judge Gershon A. Drain gave the ruling …
  • Connecting the Russian dots: Why an independent special prosecutor is necessary 24 Mar 2017 12:56 The Ellsworth American By Alan Lieberman The pundits and partisans who qualify the public facts about the Russian cyber attack as lacking a “smoking gun” linking the Russian activity to the Trump campaign are missing the point. White collar crimes involving fraud and corruption …
  • MPs body decides to replace NAB with NAC 24 Mar 2017 00:48 The News International Islamabad The Parliamentary Committee on National Accountability Laws on Wednesday approved the proposal of granting sweeping powers to the Chairman of the proposed National Accountability Commission (NAC) to make a decision whether to close any …
  • False Narrative: The Rwanda Genocide 23 Mar 2017 10:45 Black Star News [Global: Exposing Western Players In African Genocide]   Genocide And New Speak Editor’s Introduction: Ordinarily, we don't write introductions to articles or essays published in The Black Star News but the following column by Keith Harmon Snow …

State Crime

  • Aggressive ICE tactics making Latino crime victims fearful to come forward 27 Mar 2017 23:31 CBS News LOS ANGELES -- Nineteen-year-old Estefany Ortiz says Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents came to her house in Pasadena, California, last month looking for someone who did not live there. They arrested her father, Carlos Ortiz, instead. He was in …
  • State Attorney Ayala's decision refuels death penalty debate 27 Mar 2017 23:20 Orlando Weekly Florida's death penalty has been roiled by controversy for decades, marred in the past by botched executions —- including one that resulted in the retirement of "Old Sparky" —- and, more recently, by court rulings condemning the way …
  • Hate Crime? Rocks, Bible Used to Break Glass Door at Colorado Mosque (VIDEO) 27 Mar 2017 23:15 Sputnik International US 01:48 28.03.2017(updated 01:50 28.03.2017) Get short URL The suspect first attempted to break into the building with a screwdriver before flipping over garbage cans and benches outside the mosque. He then began smashing the glass doors using a brick …
  • Cyber crime, social media on cop radar 27 Mar 2017 23:01 Calcutta Telegraph The state government is in the process of setting up cyber crime and social media lab from the district to the headquarters level of the police department to keep vigil on growing incidents of cyber offence. "We have been setting up the cyber crime …
  • James Jackson indicted for murder as act of terrorism, hate crime in stabbing of black man in New York 27 Mar 2017 23:01 CapitalGazette.com James Harris Jackson, the 28-year-old white Baltimore man accused of fatally stabbing a black man in New York City a week ago, was indicted Monday on charges of murder as an act of terrorism and a hate crime. "James Jackson prowled the streets of New …
  • Criminal justice system reform unresolved as state budget talks enter final phase 27 Mar 2017 22:27 Buffalo News ALBANY – As lawmakers try to wrap up bread-and-butter fiscal issues of school funding and tax levels before a new fiscal year starts Saturday, negotiators at the state Capitol are still apart on how 16 and 17- year-olds who commit crimes are handled in …
  • UPDATE: Starkville man killed in shootout after fleeing officers 27 Mar 2017 22:08 Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal BAILEY Daily Journal, wire reports COLUMBUS – A man was shot to death after fleeing during a traffic stop and leading officers on a high-speed chase that ended in gunfire in Lowndes County. State Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain says a …
  • Rise in crime worries citizens 27 Mar 2017 21:48 Calcutta Telegraph Imphal, March 27: Bebetombi Devi, a Class X student, was stabbed in the neck as she rushed to the rescue of her friend when a local youth tried to assault her. That was last year but she is still traumatised and could not take her matriculation exam this …
  • CM push to curb gender crime 27 Mar 2017 21:48 Calcutta Telegraph Guwahati, March 27: Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal today directed the home department to set up a women police battalion to check the rising cases of crime against women and children in the state. Sonowal gave the directive while reviewing the …
  • City to proceed with 41st Street pedestrian bridge project, without extra state funds 27 Mar 2017 21:30 Chicago Tribune The city plans to go ahead with construction of a pedestrian bridge over Lake Shore Drive at 41st Street after the state balked at contributing an extra $2 million to the $34 million cost. Transportation commissioner Rebekah Scheinfeld said on Monday …

Environmental Crime

Critical Theory

  • Pessimism Is Europe's Only Hope 24 Mar 2017 14:30 The AfPak Channel It’s not supposed to be fun to spoil a party. But as the European Union prepares to mark its 60th year this weekend, let me simply say that this hardly seems like the time to be celebrating. In facing a number of existential threats, Europe is once again …
  • Venezuela: A Balance Sheet of 2016 and Perspectives for 2017 27 Feb 2017 23:13 Venezuela News The Bolivarian Revolution is at one of its lowest points since President Chávez’s electoral victory in 1998. On top of the defeat in the December 2015 National Assembly elections, the aggravation of the economic situation is impacting the mass of the …
  • Empty Traditionalism 22 Feb 2017 22:35 altmuslim “Separation” (1896) by Edvard Munch. Source: Wikimedia, Creative Commons License. Whoever is versed in the jargon does not have to say what he thinks, does not even have to think it properly. The jargon takes over this task. – Theodor Adorno This is not a …
  • How Universities Are Increasingly Choosing Capitalism Over Education 06 Feb 2017 02:48 Alternet Photo Credit: An Nguyen / Shutterstock The following is an excerpt from the new book The Capitalist University: The Transformations of Higher Education in the United States since 1945 by Henry Heller (Pluto Press, December 2016): The fact that today there …
  • Grand Hotel Abyss by Stuart Jeffries review – what happened to Cafe Marx? 08 Nov 2016 06:03 The Guardian The story goes that when the German revolution of 1918 failed to abolish capitalism, Marxist intellectuals, centred around the Institute of Social Research in Frankfurt, decided to achieve their aims by other means. They would infiltrate the universities, …
  • A Starting Point for Politics 31 Oct 2016 03:56 The Nation Most Popular * * *6 Stuart Hall, who died in 2014, never denied that there was honor in being called an intellectual. Though he was a person of extreme modesty and directed a considerable amount of his energy toward political activism, he admitted on …
  • Earth Church Is Not Cool 05 Oct 2016 09:13 Energy Bulletin The Handholders Suppose you were organizing a group intending to take political action on some pressing local issue, like new development projects in your neighborhood; or suppose you were running a meeting of the local Democratic, even Green, political …
  • Cultural Marxism Is Destroying America 29 Sep 2016 16:14 Daily Caller 5250119 Yet again an American city is being torn apart by black rioters. The images we see of the violence in Charlotte do not resemble the country we know. At the same time, high school footballers, cheerleaders and even American servicemen are following …
  • Grand Hotel Abyss: The Lives of the Frankfurt School – review 18 Sep 2016 09:25 The Guardian A fractious Europe, a failing currency, a challenged economy, populist parties on the rise, a divided left, migration from the east, an atmosphere of fear combined with social and sexual liberalism. The parallels between Britain today and Germany in the …
  • Hermine spares much of East Coast 05 Sep 2016 19:59 Video Games UK & Ireland Yahoo Mathew E: Obama is a lot worse than that I am afraid, he is a Cultural Marxist. Cultural Marxism: What is it and how is it destroying the moral and intellectual foundations of our Western Civilisation: By Linda Kimball There are two misconceptions held by …