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  • 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 …
  • 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

  • Firearm Deaths Among U.S. Children and Teens 19 Apr 2018 19:28 HealthNewsDigest Such preventable injuries include the unintentional shooting of a toddler who finds a gun, the use of a firearm to self-inflict harm by a suicidal teen, the escalation of fighting or dating violence, lethal use by an adolescent or a tragic school shooting …
  • NIH Funds a Research Consortium to Address Firearm Deaths Among U.S. Children and Teens 18 Apr 2018 18:22 Newswise Such preventable injuries include the unintentional shooting of a toddler who finds a gun, the use of a firearm to self-inflict harm by a suicidal teen, the escalation of fighting or dating violence, lethal use by an adolescent or a tragic school shooting …
  • Annual Baxter Dean Runway Show fundraiser set to take Calhoun this Friday, April 20 18 Apr 2018 18:03 Calhoun Times Nothing brings the nineties to mind like big hair, drama and high-end fashion, so the stage is set for another successful Baxter Dean Runway Show as Calhoun’s Dynamic Duo hustle to present their signature fundraiser. Business partners Andy Baxter and …
  • Cybersecurity Takes Center Stage 17 Apr 2018 00:16 Businessfacilities By Jenny Vickers From the March/April 2018 Issue You only have to glance at today’s headlines to know that cybersecurity has surged to the top of the list of U.S. national security concerns. The good news is that more than a dozen states are engaged …
  • Two more charged in connection with attack which left man fighting for life 14 Apr 2018 08:50 Daily Post Two more people have been charged in connection with an attack which left a student fighting for his life. Andrew Raymond John Scott, 23, has today been charged with grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of cannabis while Lee Andersen-Warnes, 20 …
  • Two men in court accused of assaulting student in the street 13 Apr 2018 13:21 Wales Online Two men are set to appear in court after an alleged assault which left a student in a coma for a month. David Lloyd, 26, and Billy Michael Valentine, 19, have been charged with assault after 19-year-old Aberystwyth student Ifan Richards Owens was …
  • Pair charged in connection with street attack which left student 'fighting for his life' 13 Apr 2018 12:30 Daily Post Two men have been charged in connection with a serious assault which left a student fighting for his life. David Lloyd, 25, and Billy Michael Valentine, 19, have been charged with grievous bodily harm in connection with an attack on second year …
  • Making laws more effective 12 Apr 2018 23:39 Record-eagle LANSING — A Port Huron angler once told Ethan Shirley that a fisherman’s job is to break the law as much as possible without getting caught. It’s a challenging attitude to overcome when enforcing environmental laws, said Shirley, a law student at Michigan …
  • Behind The Scenes Of Venezuela’s Deadly Prison Fire 11 Apr 2018 04:50 Politics Daily By Rebecca Hanson, University of Florida and Leonard Gómez Núñez, Universidad Nacional Experimental de Seguridad (UNES), Venezuela for The Conversation A fire killed scores of inmates after a riot in a Venezuelan jail in the early morning hours of March …
  • Evidence elusive for federal government’s decision to cut preliminary inquiries 09 Apr 2018 01:11 The Star OTTAWA—Not long ago, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould seemed hesitant to embrace the idea of eliminating preliminary inquiries as a way to reduce court backlogs. Now that the Liberal government wants to curtail their use, it appears she was won over …

Crime Theory

  • Gentrify or die: inside a university's controversial plan for Baltimore 18 Apr 2018 12:14 The Guardian The minivan is passing through a scene that typifies urban decay, Baltimore-style: blocks of modest rowhouses, where some dwellings are inhabited, others are boarded up or abandoned to the elements, and some blocks are entirely vacant, studded with empty …
  • Gentrify or die 18 Apr 2018 12:04 The Guardian The minivan is passing through a scene that typifies urban decay, Baltimore-style: blocks of modest rowhouses, where some dwellings are inhabited, others are boarded up or abandoned to the elements, and some blocks are entirely vacant, studded with empty …
  • Letter to the editor: Flawed research not useful amid opioid epidemic 15 Apr 2018 15:38 Crain's Cleveland Business A recently released study is promoting a flawed — and possibly dangerous — perspective on an important tool in the arsenal against the opioid addiction and overdose epidemic currently facing Americans. Public health researchers and interventionalists have …
  • Better OxyContin Leads to Worse Heroin Epidemic 13 Apr 2018 18:11 Breitbart This belief was challenged by studies demonstrating that prescription drug problems from the 1990s and 2000s were fading before the current opioid crisis began, and the real problem today is with street drugs like heroin and fentanyl. New research …
  • Ducey's Drive-By: How Arizona Governor Helped Cause Uber's Fatal Self-Driving Car Crash 12 Apr 2018 14:24 Phoenix New Times Nighttime road conditions were near perfect in Tempe at about 10 o’clock on Sunday, March 18, the night Elaine Marie Herzberg became the first pedestrian in the world killed by a self-driving car.The air was cool and clear. The sky was moonless, but the …
  • Genius-Grant Winner Betsy Levy Paluck Provides a Message of Hope 11 Apr 2018 21:30 New Jersey Monthly The #MeToo movement seems made for Betsy Levy Paluck, the Princeton University social psychologist whose work on the impact of changing social norms recently won her a prestigious MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. “I think that we needed a strong treatment …
  • Move over fake news: Hostile neighbors pose big threats to governance 09 Apr 2018 20:58 Phys.org Propaganda by way of "fake news" is one way a nation can wage war without firing a single shot. Another is through tactics of subversion and coercion, in which a country intentionally keeps neighboring countries weak in order to advance its own …
  • Opposition Leader’s response to the policy statement – April 4, 2018 06 Apr 2018 08:40 St. Lucia News Online Mr Speaker, As I rise to make my contribution on the budget I cannot help comment on the emotional, financial and physical state of the island of Saint Lucia at this time. This budget presented yesterday is nothing more than a list of aspirations with no …
  • Public panel to be held on extremism and anti-Semitism 06 Apr 2018 00:06 Montreal Gazette Given the rise of anti-Semitism and extremism worldwide, "we feel a public panel discussion that explores these issues is an important opportunity to inform the community,” said Marlene Grossman, a teacher at Vanier College and organizer of the event …
  • Response by Hon Philip J. Pierre to the Policy Statement April 4th, 2018 05 Apr 2018 14:35 St. Lucia Times PRESS RELEASE: Mr Speaker, As I rise to make my contribution on the budget I cannot help comment on the emotional, financial and physical state of the island of Saint Lucia at this time. This budget presented yesterday is nothing more than a list of …

Black Lives Matter

  • Rudy Giuliani, Whose Unconstitutional Stop-And-Frisk Policy Was Racist, Joins Trump’s Legal Team 20 Apr 2018 15:28 New Pittsburgh Courier Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor whose rocky tenure leading the five boroughs was marked lowering crime at the expense of people of color, has returned to the national spotlight. The failed presidential candidate who has struggled to maintain …
  • Here’s What We Know About The National School Walkout Against Gun Violence 20 Apr 2018 15:28 New Pittsburgh Courier Thousands of students will stand in solidarity during another collective day of action against gun violence on April 20. The National School Walkout plans to build on the work started on National Walkout Day on March 14 and March For Our Lives on March 24 …
  • TIME 100 Forgot These Black Folks: Full List Of ‘Most Influential’ People 20 Apr 2018 15:28 New Pittsburgh Courier TIME 100, the new organization’s annual list of what it said were the world’s most influential people, is more diverse than perhaps some would expect. However, that assemblage of names could stand to be a bit Blacker, if you will, as a number of key …
  • My daughter's walking out of school today, and I couldn't be more proud 20 Apr 2018 15:26 Chicago Tribune I remember releasing balloons with my classmates, maybe around third or fourth grade, in hopes of finding a pen pal. We attached our names and the address of our school and a note asking the person who found our balloons to please write us a letter, which …
  • Janelle Monae plans dystopian film to accompany album 20 Apr 2018 15:10 Charleston Daily Mail By Afp Published: 09:58 EDT, 20 April 2018 | Updated: 09:58 EDT, 20 April 2018 The singer Janelle Monae on Friday announced the release of a dystopian film to accompany her first album in nearly five years, which was initially being produced by Prince. …
  • Pro-gun Parkland survivor rips Obama over essay celebrating student gun control activists 20 Apr 2018 14:49 Blaze Kyle Kashuv, a pro-gun survivor of the Parkland, Florida, mass killing, has spoken out against former President Barack Obama for writing an essay in which he celebrates the gun control activist students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. What did …
  • Starbucks Shutting Down 8,000 Stores 20 Apr 2018 14:25 Black America Web 4/19/18- Starbucks CEO has announced that he will close 8,000 of his stores for a half day of racial bias training in the workplace to better serve customers. Kym and Sherri came up with some hilarious a probably painfully true That’s What He Said …
  • Joseph Stiglitz: 2018 Sydney Peace prize winner on tax cuts and Trump 20 Apr 2018 14:19 The Guardian Ask Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz for his thoughts on the Turnbull government’s arguments that cutting the company tax will lead to strong investment and higher wages, and he doesn’t mince words: “I don’t think there’s any validity in it. …
  • The 'Scandal' crew share their favorite scenes of all time 20 Apr 2018 14:16 KSBW Raise your hand if you're devastated that "Scandal" came to an end last night. 🙋 For seven years, we've witnessed the dramatic evolution of nearly every character—from Olivia to Cyrus to Mellie to Abby to Quinn to Fitz—and the complex …
  • Why 14-year-old Emma Boniface is leading the charge at a 4/20 protest on Parliament Hill 20 Apr 2018 14:09 Global News OTTAWA – At the age of 11, Emma Boniface watched her mother lose herself in the grasp of an opioid addiction. Diagnosed with a debilitating spinal condition in 2013, Genevieve Gendron was prescribed fentanyl and oxycodone to deal with the chronic pain, …

Gender and Crime

  • How can we rid our future of harassment? 12 Apr 2018 09:34 Las Vegas Sun Richard Shotwell / Invision / AP In this Jan. 6, 2016 file photo, producer Harvey Weinstein participates in the “War and Peace” panel at the A&E 2016 Winter TCA in Pasadena, Calif. Weinstein has been fired from The Weinstein Co., effective …
  • Special report: Sexual harassment in workplaces in Pakistan 20 Mar 2018 04:44 The Dawn By Razeshta Sethna, Tooba Masood and Ramsha Jahangir Sexual harassment, abuse and discrimination in Pakistan’s workplaces, including universities, are pervasive, mostly unreported and ignored by senior managers, a Dawn survey of 300 women found. In …
  • Special report: Sexual harassment in the Pakistani workplace 20 Mar 2018 02:42 The Dawn By Razeshta Sethna, Tooba Masood and Ramsha Jahangir Sexual harassment, abuse and discrimination in Pakistan’s workplaces, including universities, are pervasive, mostly unreported and ignored by senior managers, a Dawn survey of 300 women found. In …
  • Special report: Sexual harassment in Pakistan 20 Mar 2018 02:28 The Dawn By Razeshta Sethna, Tooba Masood and Ramsha Jahangir Sexual harassment, abuse and discrimination in Pakistan’s workplaces, including universities, are pervasive, mostly unreported and ignored by senior managers, a Dawn survey of 300 women found. In …
  • Ordinary Women Rise Up Against Patriarchal Practices in India and Make a Difference 09 Mar 2018 10:42 Sputnik International New Delhi (Sputnik) — She woke up the first morning after her marriage only to be abandoned by her husband and to be chastised and punished by her community’s self-styled court of elders. Sangeeta (name changed to protect her identity) had failed the …
  • Missing Shulamith and the Dialectic of #MeToo 22 Feb 2018 23:11 Canadian Dimension Martha Sonnenberg   Culture   February 22, 2018 Photo by Mihai Surdu I was 24 years old in 1970, when I read Shulamith Firestone’s The Dialectic of Sex, a year younger than she was when she wrote the book. The book catapulted me from the limitations of …
  • The evil that is child rape 06 Feb 2018 02:49 INQUIRER.net The terrible vulnerability of female children is constantly illustrated by radio/TV news reports on rape, and the recent revelation of Assumption College president Carmen “Pinky” Valdes of having been thus violated when she was 6 years old trains the …
  • Catherine Deneuve and the French #MeToo battle 13 Jan 2018 23:51 The Irish Times French women are lining up on either side of a heated debate, pitting defenders of men’s “right to importune”, against a younger generation who say that tolerance of sexual harassment must end. The debate was sparked by an open letter signed by the actor …
  • Butterfly politics and the culture of change 21 Dec 2017 06:54 Indian Express Updated: December 21, 2017 10:33 am Can the flap of a butterfly trigger a tornado miles way? American feminist and lawyer Catharine MacKinnon uses this metaphor to argue in her recent book, “Butterfly Politics”, that seemingly minor interventions carried …
  • Sexual harassment should be treated as a hate crime 11 Dec 2017 11:56 The Washington Post The Weinstein moment is making us all a little more woke, and it’s safe to say Americans are finally grappling with a complex but crucial idea: “Sexual harassment,” Gretchen Carlson said in a recent TED talk, “is not about sex. It’s about power.” The …

Prison Privatization

  • Escapes, Riots and Beatings. But States Can’t Seem to Ditch Private Prisons. 10 Apr 2018 09:08 International Herald Tribune Private prison companies can be found at every level of government, housing 9 percent of the nation’s prisoners. They emerged in the 1980s, when the number of inmates was quickly outstripping capacity, and they have an outsize influence in certain states, …
  • Beware of Big Philanthropy’s New Enthusiasm for Criminal Justice Reform 16 Mar 2018 15:37 The Nation Charles Koch, founder of the Charles Koch Institute. (AP Photo / Topeka Capital-Journal, Mike Burley) Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. The Koch brothers are known for campaigning to free corporations from …
  • The New Slavery's Boost: Private Prison 28 Feb 2018 09:08 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 …
  • Privatized Prisons Profiting From Youth Incar 24 Feb 2018 17:49 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 …
  • Prison Food Is Making U.S. Inmates Disproportionately Sick 23 Feb 2018 13:41 Alter Net Photo Credit: LightField Studios/Shutterstock This article was originally published by The New Food Economy, an independent, non-profit newsroom that investigates the forces shaping how and what we eat. Read the original. Sign up for their newsletter …
  • Kansas Bill Treats Influence Peddling With All Branches Like Legislative Lobbying 22 Feb 2018 22:09 KANZ Questions about a private company’s efforts to win a lucrative prison contract from former Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration have lawmakers looking to close a loophole in state lobbying laws. Current law requires legislative lobbyists to register …
  • Treasurer candidate wants private prison spending study 22 Feb 2018 05:29 Ledger Enquirer A candidate for state treasurer says the office should determine the impacts of prison privatization on Ohio taxpayers. In a Wednesday letter, Democrat Rob Richardson asked Republican State Treasurer Josh Mandel (man-DEHL') to conduct a fiscal and …
  • Is Privatization the Answer to Lackawanna County Prison Problems? 22 Feb 2018 02:54 WNEP Please enable Javascript to watch this video SCRANTON -- Members of the Lackawanna County Prison Board met Wednesday for the first time since seven current and former corrections officers were arrested, facing allegations of sexual assault against female …
  • Snyder budget tackles prison food, school funding 07 Feb 2018 21:19 WOOD The Associated Press and 24 Hour News 8 web staff Published: February 7, 2018, 8:06 am Updated: February 7, 2018, 11:48 am Related Coverage LANSING, Mich. (AP/WOOD) — Gov. Rick Snyder plans to end Michigan’s use of a company to feed prisoners and …
  • MI to end privatization of prison food workers 07 Feb 2018 20:41 WXYZ LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder plans to end Michigan's use of a company to feed prisoners and return to hiring state workers to handle food service. The Republican governor made the announcement while delivering his budget proposal to …

Prison Abolition

  • Local advocacy group continues years-long effort to preserve Abolition Hall 16 Apr 2018 15:36 Times Herald WHITEMARSH >> During the mid-19th century, the Corson Estate, which sits at the corner of Butler and Germantown pikes, was a crucial hub along the storied Underground Railroad. It was a place where runaway slaves could find shelter and nourishment, …
  • Uniting on U.S. Prison Reform 23 Feb 2018 04:58 American Free Press Communist China imprisons half of what the United States currently jails—over 2 million people incarcerated in America today and over 4.5 million on probation or parole—yet we are told it is China that’s the “harshly prosecutorial” state. Prison reform …
  • Bay View needs benefactors 21 Feb 2018 02:30 San Francisco Bay View by Dr. Willie and Mary Ratcliff This is why we need to keep the Bay View in print: to keep the Prison Abolition Movement growing. Send these brothers some love and light: Shango Bey, 151986, and Travis Henderson-El, 1135863, both at ERDCC, 2727 Hwy K, …
  • Are prisons obsolete? 12 Feb 2018 11:00 McGill Daily Content warning: mentions of abuse, incarceration, anti-Indigenous racism In July 2016, Bresha Meadows, a 14-year-old girl in Ohio, allegedly killed her father, who had inflicted years of violent abuse on her and her family. Charged with aggravated murder …
  • Prison labor exploitative, unjust, unproductive toward inmate rehabilitation 07 Feb 2018 01:34 Badger Herald Scores of primarily black men hunch over their labor, working in inhumane conditions. They do not run away, they do not receive compensation and they do not have a choice. They have been stripped of their humanity. Think we’re talking about slavery in the …
  • The University of Washington's Dan Berger discusses excesses of incarceration in new book 'Rethinking the American Prison Movement' 26 Jan 2018 16:01 Newswise  Newswise — Dan Berger is an associate professor in the University of Washington Bothell School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and the author of many books and articles, including the 2014 book, "Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the …
  • Repackaging Abolition: Targeting Christians, Conservatives 15 Dec 2017 00:43 Politics Daily Recent events have put the death penalty and wrongful conviction on center stage in America. Last month, a California man made headlines for being pardoned after spending 39 years in prison. In his case, DNA evidence revealed that his own DNA did not …
  • Under Trump, the Private Prison Boom Shows No Sign of Slowing 14 Dec 2017 19:58 The Nation Most Popular Though profit motives have long played a part in the politics of incarceration, only in the past four decades have private prisons started dotting the US carceral landscape. In 1983 CoreCivic (formerly known as Corrections Corporation of …
  • Cancer Kills French Murderer Who... Contributed to Abolition of Guillotine 04 Dec 2017 13:11 Sputnik International Europe 15:20 04.12.2017Get short URL Patrick Henry, infamous French criminal, who spent 25 years in prison for killing a 7-year-old child in early 1976, in a twist of fate is considered by co-citizens as the man whose case paved the way for abolition of …
  • Eastham water supply shut completely OFF, stench of human waste pervades old, decaying prison 01 Dec 2017 23:06 San Francisco Bay View by Keith ‘Malik’ Washington “Hasan (Shakur) was the hardest worker I ever met. He founded organizations, sat on boards and planned antiviolence concerts in the community. He put out a newsletter a hell of a lot more regularly than many groups on the …

Corporate Crime

  • Bonking bans and other codes of conduct - are they worth it? 20 Apr 2018 14:47 The Sydney Morning Herald Codes of conduct are often billed as a first line of defence against ethical and legal transgressions - one of the "building blocks" of good corporate culture, in the words of the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors. It's telling …
  • MPs to question HMRC on refusal to aid French inquiry into top Tory donor 20 Apr 2018 14:41 The Guardian MPs are to investigate an HM Revenue and Customs decision to turn down a French request for help with a criminal inquiry into a major Conservative party donor. The Treasury select committee and the public accounts committee want to explore why tax …
  • New misconduct laws need tough regulator, experts say 20 Apr 2018 14:28 The Sydney Morning Herald Consumer Action Law Centre chief executive Gerard Brody, who was on the taskforce, called on the regulator to be “bold” in pursuing tougher penalties against financial institutions and senior executives. He added that courts “should not be afraid of …
  • 2 most wanted in Mindanao slain in encounter 20 Apr 2018 14:09 INQUIRER.net Members of the Scene of the Crime Operations conduct the standard operating procedure on the bodies of the two slain suspected kidnappers. Inquirer Mindanao / Leah Agonoy PAGADIAN CITY–Two members of the notorious Anwar Ansang group, tagged as behind …
  • Starbucks to close 8,000 U.S. stores on May 29 for racial-bias education 20 Apr 2018 13:57 KPCR Starbucks says it will close its more than 8,000 U.S. stores for several hours next month to conduct racial-bias training to its nearly 175,000 workers. The announcement comes after two black men were arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks store, sparking …
  • After Brexit, Where Will Cash Come From to Save Port Home of UK's Fishing Fleet? 20 Apr 2018 13:11 Sputnik International Opinion 15:29 20.04.2018(updated 15:33 20.04.2018) Get short URL Until the 1980s the UK port of Grimsby was home to one of the biggest fishing fleets in the world. Sputnik spoke to Nick Triplow, an author and expert on the history of the fishing industry, …
  • Trump and Comey 20 Apr 2018 12:56 Arkansas Times In the Bizarro World of the Trump administration, it's only fitting that the president serves as publicity director for James Comey's big book tour. (In the old Superman comics, Bizarro World was an upside-down reality where wickedness was virtue …
  • Black Man Arrested at Starbucks: Anger, Boycotts Not Solution 20 Apr 2018 12:45 Voice of America One of the two African American men whose arrests last week in a Starbucks coffee shop in Philadelphia sparked cries of modern-day racism, protests and calls for a nationwide boycott, says anger and boycotts are not the solution. "We need a different …
  • Ewan MacKenna: Sacking Jackson and Olding was symptom-tackling and disease...   20 Apr 2018 12:28 Irish Independent The latter claim even involved a pay-off of $850,000, although he was never found guilty on any count. As for the night itself, it was widely celebrated in a room packed with some of the island's most influential dignitaries including many from …
  • Managing Online Extortion and Other Tricky Relationships 20 Apr 2018 12:19 Information Week Speakers at the RSA Conference this shared some advice on how business leaders can deal with hackers who are trying to extort payments from an organization. When it comes to online extortion, sometimes breaking up is hard to do. So said cyber incident …

White Collar Crime

  • If House GOPers thought they were helping Trump by forcing the memo release, they may want to think again 20 Apr 2018 10:14 Digital Burg The documents written by the then-FBI director, detailing his interactions with Trump, present a contemporaneous and deeply unflattering view of a President throwing his weight around in his first days in the White House -- that at the very least seems …
  • Comey memos renew questions over Trump's behavior 20 Apr 2018 05:50 KITV Honolulu's Channel 4 Analysis by Stephen Collinson CNN WASHINGTON (CNN) -- If House Republicans thought they were helping President Donald Trump by forcing the release of James Comey's memos, they might want to think again. The documents written by the then-FBI director, …
  • Two Indiana fugitives arrested in Florida after being on run since 2003 20 Apr 2018 03:35 WXIN × Two Indiana fugitives arrested in Florida after being on run since 2003 POLK COUNTY, Fl. – An Indiana couple accused of taking off following a 2003 arraignment for gun and drug charges have been arrested in Florida, 15 years later. 52-year-old Derrick …
  • Miami husband-and-wife legal duo to join Trump defense in Russia investigation 20 Apr 2018 02:13 Miami Herald A husband-and-wife legal team from Miami is joining President Donald Trump’s personal legal team in the special counsel's Russia investigation. Jane Serene Raskin and Marty Raskin, two former federal prosecutors and veteran defense lawyers who have a …
  • Two Wanted Fugitives From Indiana On the Run Since 2003 Have Been Arrested 20 Apr 2018 01:08 Daily Ridge Polk County detectives arrest two wanted fugitives from Indiana on the run since 2003 (Sheriff Grady Judd will be available to comment on this subject at 3:00 p.m. today at the PCSO Sheriff’s Operation Center at 1891 Jim Keene Blvd, Winter Haven) On …
  • 'I'm very interested in staying': Police Chief Rod Knecht confirms contract extension talks 19 Apr 2018 21:49 Edmonton Journal Police chief Rod Knecht speaks during an end-of-year feature in his office at police headquarters in Edmonton, December 19, 2017. Ed Kaiser/Postmedia Ed Kaiser Ed Kaiser / Ed Kaiser/Postmedia After months of will-he or won’t-he speculation, …
  • Oklahoma City officials to educate seniors on avoiding fraud 19 Apr 2018 18:08 KFOR-TV-DT OKLAHOMA CITY – Authorities in Oklahoma City are hoping to educate senior citizens on the prevalence of fraud and prevent them from becoming a victim. The Oklahoma City Police Department is part of the Informed Senior Seminar, which will be held Friday, …
  • Two men ‘defraud’ $8 million worth of commercial properties in Adelaide 19 Apr 2018 08:12 Sunday Times TWO men have been arrested over allegedly defrauding three investors of commercial properties worth more than $8 million. Major Fraud detectives on Wednesday morning executed two search warrants and arrested a Erindale man, 43, and a Magill man, 29, at …
  • Two charged with $8m SA property fraud 19 Apr 2018 07:31 News.com.au TWO men have been arrested over allegedly defrauding three investors of commercial properties worth more than $8 million. Major Fraud detectives on Wednesday morning executed two search warrants and arrested a Erindale man, 43, and a Magill man, 29, at …
  • Pair ‘defraud’ $8 million worth of properties 19 Apr 2018 06:42 Geelong Advertiser TWO men have been arrested over allegedly defrauding three investors of commercial properties worth more than $8 million. Major Fraud detectives on Wednesday morning executed two search warrants and arrested a Erindale man, 43, and a Magill man, 29, at …

State Crime

  • Welsh prisons are 'overcrowded' and in a state of 'crisis', MPs are told 20 Apr 2018 16:04 Wales Online Welsh MPs have been presented with a picture of a prison and probation service in “crisis”. Leading figures who represent the men and women who run these services gave a scathing assessment the state of the sector to the Welsh Affairs Select Committee. …
  • Female genital mutilation a crime: Centre to Supreme Court 20 Apr 2018 15:40 The Times of India NEW DELHI: The Central government on Friday told the Supreme Court that the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) is a "crime under existing laws". Attorney General KK Venugopal asked a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice DY …
  • Spokane police arrest housemate in woman's death 20 Apr 2018 15:31 Seatlle Post-Intelligencer Updated 8:14 am, Friday, April 20, 2018 SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Spokane police have arrested the housemate of a woman whose beaten body was found at a recycling plant earlier this month. Police say 53-year-old Eugene Jupp turned himself in Thursday after a …
  • Mother and daughter on premeditated crime spree 20 Apr 2018 15:02 Irish Examiner A Dublin mother and daughter came to Cork on a premeditated crime spree where elderly women doing their Christmas shopping were targeted. Judge Marie Keane said: “These are very serious offences — all the more serious because it is clear they were …
  • Was Refugio oil spill a crime? Jurors to decide 20 Apr 2018 14:07 Ventura County Star An acrid stink of petroleum sent Santa Barbara County firefighters scrambling three years ago in a search of a possible spill. When they arrived at Refugio State Beach, oil was staining the pristine sands and seeping into the surf. Uphill they discovered …
  • German state of Bavaria plans to bring back border police 20 Apr 2018 13:39 DW.DE Police chief inspector Timo Schüller (pictured above) stands next to Germany's A3 motorway at border to the Austria. One after another trucks drive past him. The noise is deafening. Schüller, wearing a blue sports jacket, has to raise his voice to be …
  • ‘Hardball’ Guest Whacks Hannity for Advising Trump Without a College Degree, Matthews Defends 20 Apr 2018 13:37 NewsBusters.org For the second time in as many days, frequent CNN and MSNBC guest/former Republican Congressman David Jolly proved his usefulness to the liberal media by not criticizing the relationship between President Trump and Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity …
  • Slain T&T guard was State witness 20 Apr 2018 12:52 Stabroek News (Trinidad Guardian) Paul Rajcoomar, 41, was an exemplar security guard and in no way was his killing connected to him carrying out his duties. In fact, according to police investigators, Rajcoomar was a witness in a court case and was expected to attend …
  • Chico panel discusses crime, rehabilitation and how mental health factors in 20 Apr 2018 12:21 Oroville Mercury Register Chico >> Local law enforcement leaders, representatives for probation and behavioral health and a criminal defense attorney discussed in a panel on Thursday night criminal justice reform and the intersection of mental health. In their opening …
  • Escambia County inmate wins appeal over state sentencing law 20 Apr 2018 12:12 Pensacola News Journal An appeals court Wednesday sided with an inmate who argued that part of a 2009 state law was unconstitutional because it gave too much authority to a judge, rather than a jury, to impose a tougher sentence. A panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal …

Environmental Crime

  • 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 …
  • 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 …

Critical Theory

  • U’s Economics Department: Marxist or Diverse? 17 Apr 2018 00:05 Daily Utah Chronicle The University of Utah’s economics department has been labeled a center of Marxist thought since it began its leftward trajectory following a move toward academic freedom in the early 20th century. State institutions, including the Church of Jesus Christ …
  • In Marx’s Republic 05 Apr 2018 06:22 The Nation Most Popular Yet this response, however reasonable, can also be misleading, for it implies that the place to look for Marx’s politics is in his vision for a postcapitalist society. For obvious reasons, Marx’s notoriously brief and scattered writings on …
  • Marx at the Movies 28 Feb 2018 20:52 Canadian Dimension Louis Proyect   Reviews   February 28, 2018 The Young Karl Marx Raoul Peck Diaphana Films, 2017 Raoul Peck’s The Young Karl Marx opened on Friday, February 23 at the Metrograph in N.Y. and the Laemmle Royal in L.A. It is the story of how the youthful Marx …
  • Marx and the end of orientalism 11 Feb 2018 01:18 The News International Marx and the end of orientalism In ‘Marx and the End of Orientalism’, Bryan S Turner has critically explored the inherent theoretical flaws of both the traditional sociological approach and the Hegelian/Marxist approach. This book is relevant to the …
  • Going to the Heart of the Matter: Peter Gabel Argues for a Psycho-Spiritual Politics 10 Feb 2018 03:48 Alter Net Photo Credit: ScenaStudio / Shutterstock "A human being is a part of a whole…but he experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness."—Albert Einstein Peter …
  • We All Live on Campus Now 09 Feb 2018 15:01 New York Over the last year, the most common rebuttal to my intermittent coverage of campus culture has been: Why does it matter? These are students, after all. They’ll grow up once they leave their cloistered, neo-Marxist safe spaces. The real world isn’t like …
  • How dangerous is Jordan B Peterson, the rightwing professor who 'hit a hornets' nest'? 07 Feb 2018 16:18 The Guardian Since his confrontation with Cathy Newman, the Canadian academic’s book has become a bestseller. But his arguments are riddled with ‘pseudo-facts’ and conspiracy theories ‘I hit a hornets’ nest at the most propitious time’ ... Jordan B Peterson giving a …
  • Jordan B Peterson 07 Feb 2018 15:40 The Guardian Since his confrontation with Cathy Newman, the Canadian academic’s book has become a bestseller. But his arguments are riddled with ‘pseudo-facts’ and conspiracy theories ‘I hit a hornets’ nest at the most propitious time’ ... Jordan B Peterson giving a …
  • Since Trump’s Victory, Democratic Socialists of America Has Become a Budding Political Force 21 Dec 2017 16:16 The Nation Most Popular “Everyone on the left agrees that the Democratic Party...must be our main political arena.” —DSA founder Michael Harrington in 1984 She’s one of about 24,000 people—70 to 80 percent of them under 35—who have joined DSA since November 2016. …
  • In the Year Since Trump’s Victory, Democratic Socialists of America Has Become a Budding Political Force 21 Dec 2017 11:55 The Nation Most Popular “Everyone on the left agrees that the Democratic Party...must be our main political arena.” —DSA founder Michael Harrington in 1984 She’s one of about 24,000 people—70 to 80 percent of them under 35—who have joined DSA since November 2016. …