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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

  • Pulse shooting questions still linger as state attorney clears police in response probe 15 Feb 2019 21:48 Orlando Sentinel Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala gave an answer this week to a question many had been asking for more than two and a half years: None of the victims in the massacre at Pulse nightclub were killed or injured by bullets fired by police, she said. …
  • In Williston, Youth Offenders Face Justice Panel of Peers 13 Feb 2019 20:02 Seven Days Jessica and Ted considered themselves to be more cyber-savvy than many parents. They limited their son's online activities by not giving him his own smartphone, and they supervised his time on the family's computer by letting him use it only in the …
  • Community Partnership Schools Show Florida Lawmakers Their Results 13 Feb 2019 02:17 WFSU Turning around a troubled school isn't easy, and Florida lawmakers have tried many formulas over the years. Now, they're taking a closer look into a program in Orlando--a community school. It's one of the state's oldest and most successful. …
  • New Broward sheriff determined to restore faith after Parkland and lead beyond 2020 12 Feb 2019 02:09 Miami Herald Gregory Tony ended his career as a cop to start a business teaching people how to protect themselves in a mass shooting and treat bleeding victims. No longer would he be subduing killers but training a frightened nation how to survive an epidemic that has …
  • Celebration of civil rights hero 06 Feb 2019 16:30 Lumberjack By Tony Wallin on February 6, 2019 January 30 marked the 100th birthday of civil rights hero Fred Korematsu. Students, alumni, faculty and community members filled the fishbowl of the library at Humboldt State University to celebrate the national civil …
  • Fact check of the 2019 State of the Union address and Democratic response 06 Feb 2019 04:34 The Louisville Channel WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump delivered his second State of the Union address Tuesday. He called for unity among Americans and is expected to lay out an "agenda of the American people." Our fact check team examined the president's …
  • Fact-checking the 2019 State of the Union address and Democratic response 06 Feb 2019 04:03 wvtm13.com WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump delivered his second State of the Union address Tuesday. He called for unity among Americans and is expected to lay out an "agenda of the American people." Our fact check team examined the president's …
  • Kharge dissents to Shukla as new CBI chief 02 Feb 2019 15:58 Can India News New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and member of high-powered selection committee, Mallikarjun Kharge, on Saturday dissented to the appointment of Rishi Kumar Shukla as new CBI chief contending that 1983-batch IPS officer did not have any …
  • Drug lord used tunnel to escape 31 Jan 2019 21:42 Sunbury News Witness: El Chapo’s wife was in on plans for prison escape By TOM HAYS Associated Press Thursday, January 24 NEW YORK (AP) — The wife of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman played a key role in his infamous 2015 escape from prison through a tunnel …
  • Public Safety Technology Summit Speakers Preview 5 Can't-Miss Sessions at Dual Conference Event, Feb. 27-28 29 Jan 2019 08:58 24 7 Press Release ..."The best way to learn how to manage a program and expand a program is to learn from individuals who have been there and done that and have had varying levels of experience"...     CHARLOTTE, NC, January 29, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- …

Crime Theory

  • Fact-Checking President Trump’s 2019 State of the Union address 06 Feb 2019 04:57 The Washington Post President Trump’s State of the Union speech once again was chockful of stretched facts and dubious figures. Many of these claims have been fact-checked repeatedly, yet the president persists in using them. here, in the order in which he made them, are …
  • Civil forfeiture: SC police seize millions, often from innocent people 04 Feb 2019 12:55 Sandiegouniontribune Anna Lee and Nathaniel Cary and Mike Ellis, The Greenville News In South Carolina, civil forfeiture targets black people’s money most of all, exclusive investigative data shows When a man barged into Isiah Kinloch’s apartment and broke a bottle over his …
  • Brexit, Trump, Serbia: Your Friday Briefing 02 Feb 2019 00:55 International Herald Tribune (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. British business braces for impact, President Trump gives an interview to The Times, and European teenagers become a protest vanguard. Here’s the latest: Companies across Britain, …
  • Drug lord used tunnel to escape 31 Jan 2019 21:42 Sunbury News Witness: El Chapo’s wife was in on plans for prison escape By TOM HAYS Associated Press Thursday, January 24 NEW YORK (AP) — The wife of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman played a key role in his infamous 2015 escape from prison through a tunnel …
  • How the Blockchain Ushers in a New Form of Trust 31 Jan 2019 18:16 Hotel News Resource Blockchain is one of the biggest buzzwords in technology today, but confusion exists about what it is exactly. Wharton's Kevin Werbach provides clarity in his new book. This article originally appeared on Knowledge@Wharton. Blockchain is one of the …
  • Apple’s power over Facebook ought to worry the rest of us 31 Jan 2019 11:11 The Verge Programming note: I’m on assignment tomorrow and Friday. The Interface will return on Monday. At around 2:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Facebook sent me an update about the controversial market research program revealed on Tuesday by TechCrunch. Effective …
  • Special Report: Global alt-right exploiting SA’s divisions and history 31 Jan 2019 08:06 Daily Maverick A file photograph dated 15 October 2006 shows the sun setting over downtown Johannesburg, South Africa. EPA/JON HRUSA Swedish-born neo-Nazi and former member of the Ukraine ultra-nationalist paramilitary Azov Battalion, Jonas Nilsson, has been visiting …
  • Big cities feed on their hinterlands to sustain growth 30 Jan 2019 19:12 Phys.org Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers at Linköping University in Sweden call into question an influential theory of the self-reinforcing dynamics of urban growth. Their research, published in Science Advances, shows that big cities feed on their …
  • A comprehensive guide to indicted Trump ally Roger Stone, a racist, sexist conspiracy theorist 26 Jan 2019 05:37 Media Matters For America A federal grand jury has indicted Roger Stone on seven counts, including obstruction of a proceeding, false statements, and witness tampering. Stone is a racist, misogynist, and conspiracy theorist. He has been a longtime adviser to President Donald Trump …
  • After police foil terrorist attack on Islamberg, New York Muslims push for justice 25 Jan 2019 05:15 Religionnews (RNS) — News of arrests in an alleged terrorist plot to attack their small village has sent “shock waves” through Islamberg, a predominantly black Muslim community in upstate New York, residents say. Now, members of the beleaguered community say they want …

Black Lives Matter

  • Small Alabama Newspaper Calls For Comeback Of The KKK 19 Feb 2019 21:08 Daily Caller 3:33 PM 02/19/2019 | Nick Sherman | Contributor An editor for a small Alabama newspaper, the Democrat-Reporter, wrote an op-ed last week calling for the KKK to return. Editor Goodloe Sutton wrote and published said article, which begins, “Time for …
  • Howard Schultz’s Deficit of Honesty 19 Feb 2019 20:57 New York Howard Schultz during a CNN town hall, February 11, 2019. Photo: CNN “As somebody who grew up in a very diverse background as a young boy, in the projects,” said Howard Schultz, would-be presidential candidate, during a televised town hall on February 11, …
  • Review: Jordan Casteel Faces Forward at the Denver Art Museum 19 Feb 2019 16:58 Westword The Denver Art Museum mounts a solo show dedicated to a contemporary artist every year or so, though rarely does it choose an emerging artist just a few years out of graduate school. But that’s exactly the case with the striking Jordan Casteel: Returning …
  • Sanders' evolution on race may not have come soon enough 19 Feb 2019 15:41 CNN 2020 won't be that way. And to be successful, he'll have to earn every vote he can get.This field will be massive, and in many ways, everyone is running as not Hillary Clinton (note Amy Klobuchar and Beto O'Rourke's digs at Clinton in their …
  • New 'funny tinge' jokes continue to ridicule Angela Smith's racism gaffe 19 Feb 2019 14:50 Metro Cafe An MP who described people has having a ‘funny tinge’ has been ridiculed for the gaffe she’s described as ‘mis-speak’. Angela Smith, who quit Labour to join the newly-formed Independent Group political party with six other MPs, was speaking about racism on …
  • Analysis: Sanders' evolution on race may not have come soon enough 19 Feb 2019 14:49 Digital Burg 2020 won't be that way. And to be successful, he'll have to earn every vote he can get.This field will be massive, and in many ways, everyone is running as not Hillary Clinton (note Amy Klobuchar and Beto O'Rourke's digs at Clinton in their …
  • Still Taking a Knee Against Racism 19 Feb 2019 14:08 Inside Higher Ed In 2016, a silent protest, a knee to the ground, spurred a movement -- and set off a backlash -- that has lasted years. Colin Kaepernick, then a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, first took a knee during the National Anthem at a preseason game, a …
  • Black candidates know they have to be careful in talking about race. Here’s what the research suggests. 19 Feb 2019 13:11 The Washington Post February 19 at 7:00 AM The 2020 Democratic presidential primaries will have the most diverse field of top-tier candidates in American history. Earlier this month, Cory Booker joined Kamala D. Harris as the second black Democratic senator to announce a …
  • Sanders’ evolution on race may not have come soon enough 19 Feb 2019 12:19 KBZK Bozeman News Bernie Sanders’ biggest selling point in 2016 was that he was the only person in the Democratic primary running not named Hillary Clinton. 2020 won’t be that way. And to be successful, he’ll have to earn every vote he can get. This field will be massive, …
  • Cassell signs 'definitive guide to activism' 19 Feb 2019 10:25 theBookseller.com Published February 19, 2019 by Mark Chandler Octopus imprint Cassell has bagged rights for One Young World’s “definitive guide to activism” featuring advice from Sir Bob Geldof, Black Lives Matter and author... Octopus imprint Cassell has bagged rights for …

Gender and Crime

  • Red MAGA hats are actually the new Red Shirts, and their defenders the new Confederate revisionists 07 Feb 2019 06:31 Daily Kos The bright blood-red shirts worn by the white Southerners determined to prevent “Negro rule” were, in fact, a specific reference to what is now well-known trope: “Waving the bloody shirt.” An 1878 cartoon lampoons a Republican congressman for “waving the …
  • This Nun Is Fighting To End Sexual Abuse In India’s Churches Despite Threats 01 Feb 2019 01:23 Politics Daily SR. LUCY KALAPURA/FACEBOOK When Bishop Franco Mulakkal returned to the Jalandhar diocese in October after spending 21 days in jail, his supporters welcomed him back with massive garlands and showers of rose petals. As images of the hero’s welcome given …
  • Netflix asks viewers to stop swooning over serial killer Ted Bundy 29 Jan 2019 14:32 Independent Netflix has felt compelled to remind its audience that serial killer Ted Bundy is an innapropriate choice of crush, after noticing a number of tweets about his alleged attractiveness.  The streaming service released its four-part docuseries, Conversations …
  • Netflix politely asks viewers to stop swooning over serial killer Ted Bundy 29 Jan 2019 10:41 The Independent Netflix has felt compelled to remind its audience that serial killer Ted Bundy is an innapropriate choice of crush, after noticing a number of tweets about his alleged attractiveness.  The streaming service released its four-part docuseries, Conversations …
  • Malkin: Three Good Men; Three Great Kids’ Books 22 Dec 2018 22:11 Houston Community Newspapers Online By Michelle Malkin, Commentary Published 4:02 pm CST, Saturday, December 22, 2018 Men get a bad rap. They’re blamed collectively for rape culture, violence, war, poverty, climate change and all other manner of global suffering. They’re forced to apologize …
  • Three good men; three great kids’ books 20 Dec 2018 08:17 Fort Dodge Messenger Men get a bad rap. They’re blamed collectively for rape culture, violence, war, poverty, climate change and all other manner of global suffering. They’re forced to apologize on college campuses for their chromosomes, anatomy and athleticism. They’re …
  • Three Good Men; Three Great Kids' Books By Michelle Malkin 19 Dec 2018 14:06 Rasmussen Reports Three Good Men; Three Great Kids' Books A Commentary By Michelle Malkin Sign up for free daily updates Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Men get a bad rap. They're blamed collectively for rape culture, violence, war, poverty, climate change and all …
  • Men need to understand what upsets women, what makes them feel invaded: Mallika Sarabhai 14 Dec 2018 20:34 The Times of India Her association with Kolkata has been long. She used to perform regularly at Nazrul Manch 20 years ago and her last visit here was for a performance two years ago. Back in the city for a similar show at Nazrul Manch, Mallika Sarabhai tells CT about how her …
  • Associations between sex work laws and sex workers' health: A systematic review and meta-analysis of quantitative and qualitative studies - PLoS Blogs 12 Dec 2018 01:09 Google From 9,148 papers identified, 134 studies met the inclusion criteria, resulting in 40 papers included in the quantitative synthesis, of which 20 were included in the meta-analysis and 20 in the narrative synthesis. A total of 94 met the inclusion criteria …
  • Raging "Male Passions," Roe vs. Wad 29 Nov 2018 16:55 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— …

Prison Privatization

  • Crime Pays Well: Eric Holder's Georgeto 15 Feb 2019 04:22 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 …
  • State will turn over administration of troubled Alaska Psychiatric Institute to a for-profit company 11 Feb 2019 10:10 Anchorage Daily News Alaska will hand over administrative oversight of its troubled state-run psychiatric hospital to a company with ties to private prison operators, the state announced Friday. The company, Wellpath Recovery Solutions, will “provide administrative leadership” …
  • Crime Pays Well: Eric Holder's Georgeto 24 Jan 2019 02:10 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 …
  • The New Plantation: Incarceration Of Black 22 Jan 2019 01:29 Black Star News Photo: Southercoalition.org For forty years the United States has hidden the consequence of its tragic racial history at the center of the War on Drugs. That historical consequence has now hardened into a box of mass incarceration that has trapped Black …
  • The Truth About Privatization 30 Dec 2018 06:56 Axis of Logic Privatization. Privatization. Privatization. It’s all you hear from Republicans. But what does it actually mean? Generations ago, America built an entire national highway system, along with the largest and best public colleges and universities in the world …
  • Shaka Shakur: Reawakening a sleeping giant 24 Dec 2018 21:22 San Francisco Bay View by Shaka Shakur Shaka ShakurIn the ‘70s and ‘80s and throughout the ‘90s there was a strong progressive revolutionary prison movement throughout the state of Indiana. The two dominant and often competing political lines or ideologies were Revolutionary …
  • Robert Reich: The truth about privatization 24 Dec 2018 18:44 Salon Privatization. Privatization. Privatization. It’s all you hear from Republicans. But what does it actually mean? Generations ago, America built an entire national highway system, along with the largest and best public colleges and universities in the world …
  • Texas Detention Players Ramp Up Trump’s For-Profit 'Baby Jails' 20 Dec 2018 18:48 The American Prospect U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP People who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, sit in one of the cages at a facility in McAllen, Texas.  Family detention centers …
  • The New Slavery's Boost: Private Prison 16 Dec 2018 03:56 Black Star News Cover of Michelle Alexander's "The New Jim Crow" The great Russian novelist, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, in “The House of the Dead,” 1862, wrote: "The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.” Twenty-four hours …
  • The Truth About Privatization 15 Dec 2018 18:03 OpEdNews From Robert Reich Blog Privatization. Privatization. Privatization. It's all you hear from Republicans. But what does it actually mean? Generations ago, America built an entire national highway system, along with the largest and best public colleges …

Prison Abolition

  • Jail sentences under six months face abolition, says Justice Secretary, as he warns the UK is jailing too many people 18 Feb 2019 14:36 Telegraph.co.uk Jail sentences of less than six months face abolition, the Justice Secretary announced today, as he warned the UK jails too many people and has become an “international outlier.” Warning that “prison isn’t working” for thousands of offenders, he said …
  • Delay in abolition of Death Penalty delays the bringing to justice all those involved in murder of Altantuya Shaariibuu 15 Feb 2019 05:32 Malaysia Today This would enable Sirul to be brought back to Malaysia, and his evidence which may be vital for the successful prosecution of any other remaining perpetrators will finally happen. Charles Hector, MADPET Table Bills To Abolish Death Penalty in Parliament …
  • Controversial Civil Rights Activist Angela Davis Draws Big Crowd to BU Talk 11 Feb 2019 05:17 Boston University Controversial feminist icon, civil rights leader, scholar, teacher, and author Angela Davis stood in front of a packed Jacob Sleeper Auditorium Saturday night, sipping ginger tea in a blue thermal mug she’d brought herself, because, she said apologetically …
  • The Case for Prison Abolition 06 Feb 2019 09:44 Washington Square News Read one writer’s take on the recent incident at MDC Brooklyn and what it says about the criminal justice system as a whole. In the midst of New York’s frigid weather last weekend, Metropolitan Detention Center Brooklyn, a pre-trial federal detention …
  • We Built This: Raquel Willis Is The Freedom Fighter Kids Should Be Reading About 01 Feb 2019 18:23 Politics Daily Raquel Willis is dynamic in every way imaginable. Long before she became the first trans woman to take on a leadership position at Out magazine, she was advocating for the safety, empowerment and rights of people who identify as trans, especially black …
  • Can #AnybodyButMitts win in the 37th Ward? 01 Feb 2019 16:37 Chicago Reader As the wind chill dipped below zero and the snow piled on last week, small teams of youth hit the streets of the 37th Ward. They fanned out across unplowed residential blocks of Austin, West Garfield Park, and West Humboldt Park to tell locals not to …
  • End prison slavery in Texas now – Part 3: Knockin’ doors down 29 Jan 2019 04:28 San Francisco Bay View by Keith ‘Malik’ Washington, Chief Spokesperson for the End Prison Slavery in Texas Movement “Collective Struggle” – Art: Kevin “Rashid” Johnson, 264847, Pendleton Correctional Facility, G-20-2C, 4490 W. Reformatory Road, Pendleton, IN 46064“The prison …
  • SGA Vice President Amazan to resign 26 Jan 2019 06:09 Daily Collegian Effective Feb. 4, Student Government Association Vice President Nathalie Amazan will resign from office. In her statement on Thursday, Amazan cited time commitments to her other work on campus as the reason for her departure. Amazan was elected to the …
  • Amani Sawari awarded a 2019 Roddenberry Fellowship to develop Right2Vote Campaign for Jailhouse Lawyers Speak 15 Jan 2019 03:37 San Francisco Bay View by Amani Sawari Amani SawariI’m thrilled to share that I will be joining 19 other activists and changemakers for the 2019 Roddenberry Fellowship! Jailhouse Lawyers Speak’s Right2Vote (R2V) Campaign is being recognized for the direct impact on civil rights …
  • KOJI to play Birmingham 09 Jan 2019 11:03 Express and Star Speaking on the upcoming dates Andrew 'Koji' Shiraki stated: "I have been playing shows in the UK and Europe since 2007. "I've toured there with Into It. Over It., Geoff Rickly of Thursday, and Bob Nanna of Braid/Hey Mercedes. …

Corporate Crime

  • It's time to check your mum's Tinder 19 Feb 2019 22:23 ABC.net.au Updated February 20, 2019 08:29:07 It's time to check your mum's Tinder — and you really should talk to dad about his new "internet friend", Queensland police say. Key points: As new platforms for online romance emerge, so do new …
  • VIDEO: Why King IV’s ‘apply and explain’ is so important 19 Feb 2019 22:15 News JOHANNESBURG – It’s not you do, but why that counts in corporate governance. King IV’s disclosure regime forces governing bodies to take actions that have the right results. In poker, as in so much of life, bluff can take you very far, but sooner or later …
  • ODCE head says the 'wheels came off' in a 'catastrophic way' during Sean FitzPatrick trial 19 Feb 2019 22:04 Breaking News from Ireland Ireland's white collar crime investigator has warned he would still be unable to cope with a financial scandal on the same scale as the 2008 Anglo Irish crisis if it happened tomorrow. The Director of the Office of Corporate Enforcement repeatedly …
  • Letter: Governor’s budget assumptions 19 Feb 2019 21:49 Anchorage Daily News In a recent article about the budget, Gov. Mike Dunleavy mentioned twice that the people are better at spending money than the government. He mentioned New York, Illinois and California as examples where government spending is too high. Are the people …
  • Talking to your family may save them from romance scammers 19 Feb 2019 19:53 ABC.net.au Posted February 20, 2019 06:35:29 It's time to check your mum's Tinder — and you really should also talk to dad about his new "internet friend", Queensland police say. Key points: As new platforms for online romance emerge, so do new …
  • Fate of American Citgo executives held in Venezuela up in the air as Maduro’s regime plunges deeper into crisis 19 Feb 2019 19:38 FOX News This photo combo shows Citgo executive Tomeu Vadell at his home in Lake Charles, Louisiana in July 2015, left, and three and a half years later while in confinement in a Venezuelan jail in January 2019. (AP/Cristina Vadell) The fate of six Citgo …
  • Drennan seeks to cast wider blame for acquittal of Seán FitzPatrick 19 Feb 2019 19:38 Irish Times The factors that led to the collapse of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán FitzPatrick’s criminal trial “extend well beyond” failures within the State’s corporate watchdog, the Director of Corporate Enforcement (DCE) has said. Appearing before an …
  • Cory Booker's 2020 Ambitions could be weighed down by his rise to power in the Soprano State 19 Feb 2019 18:06 Salon For years there has been speculation that Senator Cory Booker would run for President even as he was assembling the required resume to make such a bid.  There’s no doubt the nation is better off because Cory Booker is one of 100 people that populates what …
  • DCP Hay Takes Over at Professional Standards Branch 19 Feb 2019 16:46 Nationwide 90FM Nationwide News understands Deputy Police Commissioner in charge of crime, Selvin Hay, has been transferred to the JCF’s Professional Standards Branch. The professional standards branch is also known as the Police Inspectorate Branch. DCP Hay’s transfer to …
  • Brazil’s Lula given nearly 13 years in new graft conviction 19 Feb 2019 14:02 Press TV A Brazilian court Wednesday handed a nearly 13-year sentence to Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in a new corruption conviction for the former leftist president already serving a lengthy jail term in a separate case. Lula, 73, was found guilty by a court in the …

White Collar Crime

  • VIDEO: Why King IV’s ‘apply and explain’ is so important 19 Feb 2019 22:15 News JOHANNESBURG – It’s not you do, but why that counts in corporate governance. King IV’s disclosure regime forces governing bodies to take actions that have the right results. In poker, as in so much of life, bluff can take you very far, but sooner or later …
  • ODCE head says the 'wheels came off' in a 'catastrophic way' during Sean FitzPatrick trial 19 Feb 2019 22:04 Breaking News from Ireland Ireland's white collar crime investigator has warned he would still be unable to cope with a financial scandal on the same scale as the 2008 Anglo Irish crisis if it happened tomorrow. The Director of the Office of Corporate Enforcement repeatedly …
  • Drennan seeks to cast wider blame for acquittal of Seán FitzPatrick 19 Feb 2019 19:38 Irish Times The factors that led to the collapse of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán FitzPatrick’s criminal trial “extend well beyond” failures within the State’s corporate watchdog, the Director of Corporate Enforcement (DCE) has said. Appearing before an …
  • Prosecutions of Union Officials in 2018 Unmasked Theft, Embezzlement 19 Feb 2019 12:39 ENR Building trades officials and employees embezzled millions of dollars over the past year, raiding the bank accounts of their locals to pay for trips to Las Vegas, lavish jewelry, luxury cars, home renovations and even a new puppy, U.S. Labor Dept. records …
  • Cyber security – are we automating faster than we are protecting? 19 Feb 2019 08:52 Nation By JOHN WALUBENGO More by this Author Recently, the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) posted a list of one hundred and thirty most wanted cyber criminals in Kenya. Their key target being the financial sector, where insider sources confirm that …
  • Sheena Bora Trial: A game of chess 19 Feb 2019 06:48 Rediff Sameer Buddha was just the kind of witness Indrani's lawyer Sudeep Pasbola dislikes. Someone, who had temporarily dumped his memory before entering the court. He answered most questions, one after another, one after another, one after another, with a …
  • UBS's $6 Billion Gamble in France Tax Case: Deal or No Deal? 19 Feb 2019 06:05 Investing.com (Bloomberg) -- It’s UBS Group AG’s $6 billion gamble, but the risk extends far. The Swiss lender eschewed a settlement in a French tax investigation after failing to agree on an amount, exposing it to in-court demands from the state and prosecutors that …
  • Mr. President, you’re forgetting one thing: Educating our children 18 Feb 2019 16:06 The Hill As the nation steps away from the cliff of another government shutdown and our policy leaders extend their quarrel about the southern border, here at home, an underpaid early educator is on a school supply run buying materials with their own funds and a …
  • Congress’ workers murder: Flash hartal catches Kerala unawares 18 Feb 2019 16:01 The Hindu An impromptu hartal called by the Kerala Youth Congress (KYC) early on Monday to protest the murder of two of their party members in Kasargode late on Sunday caught the citizenry unawares on the first working day of the week. The public mood was mostly one …
  • Trump spins fiction about diversity visas 18 Feb 2019 10:45 Odessa American WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is going after the "horror show" known as the diversity visa lottery program. His description of it is pure fiction. The president offered a multitude of fabrications and partial truths over the past week …

State Crime

  • Indiana Senate strips hate crime bill, scrapping gender identity and other protected traits 19 Feb 2019 22:47 IndyStar.com Indiana is one of five states without a hate crime law with penalties, even though local police agencies are supposed to report them. Just what is a hate crime here? Dwight Adams, dwight.adams@indystar.com The Indiana Senate voted to amend a hate crimes …
  • Hate Crime Charges Filed in MLK Day Viral Video Altercation in Brickell 19 Feb 2019 22:15 NBC Miami Prosecutors have filed hate crime charges against an armed white man who confronted a group of black teenagers in Brickell during a housing inequality protest on Martin Luther King Day. Additional charges have been filed against 51-year-old Mark Bartlett …
  • Hate crime charges filed against man involved in heated dispute with teens in Brickell 19 Feb 2019 21:14 WPLG MIAMI - Hate crime charges have been filed against Mark Bartlett, 51, who was caught on cellphone video last month holding a gun while slinging racial slurs at a group of black children who were blocking a bridge in Brickell during a protest, prosecutors …
  • Haiti’s serious crime unit to investigate foreigners arrested with guns 19 Feb 2019 21:05 News A woman carries a deck in front of a main Haitian police station, where according to local media a group of foreign nationals including Americans armed with semi-automatic weapons were detained, after anti-government protests, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, …
  • Former church volunteer pleads not guilty to sex crime 19 Feb 2019 20:10 NWA Online BENTONVILLE -- A former volunteer youth pastor pleaded not guilty today to sexually assaulting a 17-year-old church member. Derek L. Smittle, 30, of Centerton is charged with sexual assault and faces from six to 30 years in prison if convicted of the …
  • Kent Co. authorities searching for 2nd crime scene connected to Solon Twp. shooting 19 Feb 2019 19:57 WXMI GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Sheriff’s investigators are searching northeastern Kent County for a possible second crime scene that could be related to the  four people found shot to death on Monday. A woman and three children were found dead from gunshot wounds …
  • Inside this 6-floor building, fighting crime is a science 19 Feb 2019 19:31 The Times of India New Delhi: Retrieving evidence from electronic devices was always a task that the cyber cell of Delhi Police considered with a few sighs. The sleuths knew they were in for a wait as the central forensic laboratories or private agencies laboriously tinkered …
  • Arkansas teen dies after clerk shoots him during gas station robbery, police say 19 Feb 2019 19:28 Arkansas Democrat Gazette A suspected robber died of his injuries after an Arkansas gas station clerk retrieved a gun and shot him during an apparent holdup try in Jacksonville, authorities said Tuesday. The Jacksonville Police Department identified the suspect who died as 19-year- …
  • New hate-crime charges filed in Florida MLK confrontation 19 Feb 2019 19:22 SF Gate Curt Anderson, Ap Legal Affairs Writer Updated 11:20 am PST, Tuesday, February 19, 2019 This Jan. 21, 2019 photo provided by the Miami Dade Department of Corrections shows Mark Allen Bartlett. On Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, the Miami-Dade County state attorney …
  • Is marijuana legalization driving increases in violent crime? 19 Feb 2019 19:19 The Hill The legalization of marijuana has not resulted in a reduction in crime, as we were told it would. The numbers show the results have been quite the opposite. In 2012, Colorado and Washington were the first states to legalize recreational use and possession …

Environmental Crime

  • 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.  …
  • 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 …

Critical Theory

  • The far Right, conservative leftism and how to get rid of it 10 Feb 2019 21:43 Scoop Monday, 11 February 2019, 9:59 am Article: Fightback Germany: The far Right, conservative leftism and how to get rid of that shit By JoJo, a Fightback correspondent based in Germany. In this piece, I attempt to analyze some strategies against the rise of …
  • How the 'cultural Marxism' hoax began, and why it's spreading into the mainstream 23 Jan 2019 22:29 Daily Kos An academic plot The general outline of this conspiracy, according to the progenitors of the theory, is fairly simple: A group of Jewish academics, all Marxists with a base of operations at the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt am Main—known as “ …
  • How Post-WWI France Helped Shape Revolutionary China 22 Jan 2019 20:43 Diplomat Here in Paris, it is impossible for any China observer not to reflect on Deng Xiaoping and his student years in France, a period which marked him, and thus China’s history, with immeasurable impact. In the wider context, however, there is much more to the …
  • Until recently IR theory had little to say about religion: Jeff Haynes 25 Dec 2018 12:51 Mehr News Agency “Until recently International Relations (IR) theory had little to say about religion,” Prof. Haynes tells the Tehran Times. “Today, however, many scholars seek to theories about religion when talking about IR theory,” he maintains. Following is the full …
  • China’s most dangerous export is anti-market ideology. And we’re buying it 20 Dec 2018 12:31 Calgary Herald While trolling through the television-news wasteland on Monday night in search of meaningful content, I turned — as I often do — to Canada’s Business News Network. Since Bell Media’s BNN merged with Bloomberg’s Canadian business channel earlier this year, …
  • “The Once and Future Worker” is Romney loyalist, Oren Cass’s labor theory of value 02 Dec 2018 06:39 Salon At the center of Marx’s critique of capitalism is a labor theory of value. Namely, the notion that treating labor as a commodity to buy and sell alienates workers from the act of production, causing feelings of powerlessness, isolation, and self- …
  • Will Xi Jinping's China survive? - Rediff.com India News 29 Nov 2018 12:39 Shanghai News 'Is Xi's China stable?' 'No one can say whether the regime will fall all at once or if its leaders are devising a new solid and competitive -- anything but democratic -- model.' A fascinating excerpt from Francois Bougon's Inside …
  • Will Xi Jinping's China survive? 28 Nov 2018 07:43 Rediff 'Is Xi's China stable?' 'No one can say whether the regime will fall all at once or if its leaders are devising a new solid and competitive -- anything but democratic -- model.' A fascinating excerpt from Francois Bougon's Inside …
  • What Would Gramsci and Said Do? A Socialist Perspective on BDS 20 Nov 2018 15:09 Palestine Chronicle Antonio Gramsci (L) and Edward Said. (Photos: File) By Rod Such The prominent Palestinian intellectual Edward Said, author of Orientalism and The Question of Palestine, admired the Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci for his views on cultural hegemony. What …
  • What Does It Even Meme? 05 Nov 2018 20:37 Capilano Courier Your favourite medium for online humour is more political than you think  Ana Maria Caicedo, Community Relations Manager Kyle Papilla, Illustrator When was the last time you stood at CapU’s recycling stations agonizing over where your garbage belongs? Do …