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  • 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 …
  • 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 …

Critical Criminology

  • Handcuffed DUI suspect dies after jumping off Seattle bridge 18 Aug 2018 04:14 Palm Beach Post SEATTLE —  A handcuffed man jumped off a bridge after being pulled over for a suspected DUI. But the incident raises the question: What happens when someone crosses over from being a private citizen to being in police custody? >> Read more trending …
  • Using outdated data to make decisions about juvenile offenders is unacceptable 17 Aug 2018 14:50 The Dallas News Data systems made 25 years ago simply do not hold up today. Unfortunately, this problem is not just true of the Texas Department of Juvenile Justice. It is true of many other data management systems in criminal justice today. I am a member of the National …
  • People who believe in 'pseudo-profound b******t' are less likely to donate money to charity 16 Aug 2018 15:44 Charleston Daily Mail People who believe in 'pseudo-profound b******t' are less likely to donate money to charity or become a volunteer, scientists have claimed. Researchers found that people who thought nonsensical statements like 'the unexplainable touches on the …
  • New Bottled Old Wine: Unmasking Irrelevancies Called IGP Ibrahim’s “11-Point Police SARS Reform” 16 Aug 2018 12:03 Nigerian Voice (Intersociety Nigeria: 16th August 2018)-We have continuously received a barrage of calls in the past 12 hours from concerned Nigerians including members of the Nigerian media regarding the announcement yesterday, 15th August 2018 by the Inspector General …
  • Hundreds of rape evidence kits never get tested - should we be alarmed? 14 Aug 2018 19:01 Stuff NIKKI MACDONALD Last updated 05:00, August 15 2018 MONIQUE FORD/STUFF Many rape cases turn on whether or not sex was consensual, which can't be proved by a forensic examination kit. Imagine a traumatised rape victim being plucked and combed, …
  • 'Set up a central agency like the EC to conduct social audits of shelters' 13 Aug 2018 12:21 The Times of India The country has been waking up every morning to disturbing accounts of young girls being sexually abused at a shelter home in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur. Mohammad Tarique, 34, led the field action team from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) that blew the …
  • SUMMER JOBS: Penn State LB Farmer wants to be crime-stopper 09 Aug 2018 14:06 Seatlle Post-Intelligencer Ralph D. Russo, Ap College Football Writer Updated 11:47 pm PDT, Tuesday, August 7, 2018 Koa Farmer's taste in television steers in a very clear direction. "I liked 'Law and Order.' I liked 'CSI.' I liked 'Bones.' ' …
  • Five jailed over attack on student that left 50 metre trail of blood through town 09 Aug 2018 10:38 Daily Post A promising university student was left in a coma for a month after being beaten by five thugs. Ifan Owens was ‘touch and go’ for weeks after he was set upon by the gang. The criminology student at Aberystwyth had to undergo nine months of intensive …
  • Penn State LB wants to be crime-stopper 09 Aug 2018 02:11 Pocono Record Online Koa Farmer's taste in television steers in a very clear direction. "I liked 'Law and Order.' I liked 'CSI.' I liked 'Bones.' 'Criminal Minds' was a good one," the Penn State linebacker said. "And …
  • 'That was a hell of a day' 09 Aug 2018 01:23 CapitalGazette.com Koa Farmer's taste in television steers in a very clear direction. "I liked 'Law and Order.' I liked 'CSI.' I liked 'Bones.' 'Criminal Minds' was a good one," the Penn State linebacker said. "And …

Crime Theory

  • The Other Hiroshimas: A Review of Napalm: An American Biography 13 Aug 2018 06:51 Antiwar Fire-weapons have been used from ancient times. Napalm-like weapons were used by and against the Romans and Greeks. One term used for them was "wildfire"; another was "Greek fire", as incendiaries were widely used by the Greeks. Some …
  • The American roots of Nazi eugenics 08 Aug 2018 11:56 Spero News Hitler and his henchmen victimized an entire continent and exterminated millions in his quest for a co-called "Master Race." But the concept of a white, blond-haired, blue-eyed master Nordic race didn't originate with Hitler. The idea was …
  • How ICE Became Government's Most Controversial Agency 08 Aug 2018 03:31 GovExec.com Settling into a sense of safety is hard when your life’s catalog of memories teaches you the opposite lesson. Imagine: You fled from a government militia intent on murdering you; swam across a river with the uncertain hope of sanctuary on the far bank; …
  • Out of the spotlight: Sexual assault lurks in the Pioneer Valley local music scene 17 Jul 2018 17:41 Valley Advocate By Chris Goudreau - Jul 17, 2018 Author’s note: This article discusses sexual assault and trauma and includes personal stories from victims of sexual harassment, assault, and rape. The Pioneer Valley is unique for its thriving and diverse music scene with …
  • Racial resentment is the biggest predictor of immigration attitudes, study finds 10 Jul 2018 21:57 The Washington Post White Americans’ negative attitudes toward immigrants are driven overwhelmingly by racial prejudices, not “economic anxiety,” according to a new working paper by political scientist Steven V. Miller of Clemson University. Immigration hard-liners, …
  • We Now Have a Terrifying Militarized Law Enforcement System — And It's the Unavoidable Result of Living in a War Economy 21 Jun 2018 16:16 Alternet David Hogg. Photo Credit: Screenshot / YouTube On June 5, a call came into the Broward County Sheriff's Office alleging an ongoing hostage situation at the family home of student activist David Hogg, a survivor of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman …
  • First Edition: June 12, 2018 12 Jun 2018 10:46 kaiserhealthnews.org Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations. Kaiser Health News: The ‘Perfect Storm’: Redirecting Family Planning Funds Could Undercut STD Fight  A Trump administration effort to shift family planning funding toward groups that …
  • Armed conflicts in Sahara and Sahel endangering wildlife in the region 04 May 2018 10:24 Phys.org Hunting of wild gazelles in the Sahara. Credit: UGR An international study involving researchers from the University of Granada has established that the escalation of armed conflicts in the Sahara-Sahel region is leading to a dramatic population decline …
  • Prosecutorial objection to bringing a parole system to Illinois 30 Apr 2018 03:36 San Francisco Bay View by Joseph Dole Introduction by Stateville Correctional Center Debate Coach Katrina Burlet On March 21, the Stateville Correctional Center Debate Team, hosted a public debate about bringing a parole system back to Illinois – one of two states which …
  • What Fresh Hell?: The Church of Trump edition 28 Apr 2018 19:11 Raw Story Donald Trump and male members of the Saudi royal family place their hands on a glowing orb (Photo: Twitter.com) Welcome to another edition of What Fresh Hell?, Raw Story’s roundup of news items that might have become controversies under another regime, …

Black Lives Matter

  • California Legal Challenges To Census Citizenship Question To Continue 18 Aug 2018 03:24 KNPR The Trump administration has lost another round in its efforts to get courts to dismiss lawsuits challenging the citizenship question it added to the 2020 census. On Friday, U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg issued an order allowing two cases filed at …
  • Here's Why Republicans' Disturbing Romance with the Racist Confederacy Is So Troubling 18 Aug 2018 02:40 Alter Net “Lee Park, Charlottesville, VA” by Cville dog, CC BY-SA 3.0, commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=21113526 Among the historical ironies of our current era is the defense of Confederate monuments and southern white “heritage” by Republicans. The …
  • Under fire from activists, Geo Group funnels donations to Florida Republicans 17 Aug 2018 22:19 Boca Raton Forum One of the country’s biggest private prison companies, based in Boca Raton, has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars supporting Republican candidates in Florida’s midterm elections, amid accusations that the company’s past giving hasn’t complied with …
  • UK: 84 BAME communities unite against attempts to suppress free speech 17 Aug 2018 21:54 Middle East Monitor Eighty-four Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups have issued a joint statement expressing concerns with growing attempts to suppress their fundamental right to freedom of expression of political issues. The statement was published in the Independent …
  • Exempt from federal regulation: a family lives in limbo after amusement park accident 17 Aug 2018 21:42 Watertown Daily Times HASLEMERE, England — Luke Gibbs drives from his home in Maidenhead south to Surrey about once a month now. It’s been three years since his wife, Rachel, an American, was critically injured in a go-cart accident at a Michigan amusement park. Because it was …
  • Three Hundred Papers Circle Jerk to Their Own Image 17 Aug 2018 21:20 Stranger artisteer/Getty Images The big news in media land today is that 300 newspapers across the U.S. ran editorials calling Donald Trump out for shit-talking the press—or, more specifically, for calling the media "fake news," "the enemy of …
  • Sessions visits Iowa 17 Aug 2018 21:03 WOWT DES MOINES, Just over two months after canceling at rip to Nebraska, Attorney General Jeff Sessions was in the Iowa on Friday. Protesters were also present. They carried signs reading "Abolish ICE" and "Black Lives Matter." Protesters …
  • ‘Abolish Prisons’ Is the New ‘Abolish ICE’ 17 Aug 2018 19:51 Politico It’s no secret that the criminal justice system in America needs fixing—everyone from Jared Kushner to Cory Booker agrees. And while the Koch brothers might not go so far as Elizabeth Warren to outright label it “racist … front to back,” politically …
  • Saweetie interview: 'I was renting a room off Craigslist when I made the ICY GRL video' 17 Aug 2018 19:35 Evening Standard High Maintenance is the title of Californian rapper Saweetie’s first EP. She looks it, with her floor-length pink leather coat, Louis Vuitton boots, green bejewelled fingernails and eyelashes that could be put to good use as helicopter landing pads.  The …
  • ‘The Hazards of Good Fortune,’ by Seth Greenland 17 Aug 2018 19:25 SF Gate “The Hazards of Good Fortune” “The Hazards of Good Fortune” Photo: Europa Seth Greenland Seth Greenland Photo: Barbara Katz ‘The Hazards of Good Fortune,’ by Seth Greenland Seth Greenland writes “big,” ambitious books. Moonlighting as a producer and …

Gender and Crime

  • The Politics of Spaces: Gay Clubs and Bachelorette Parties 19 Jul 2018 01:05 Daily Maverick My most vivid instruction on the politics of spaces was delivered by a six-year-old blond boy while I was emerging from a bathroom. He put his hand up to say, “I know what I want, now,” despite his mother’s repeated, “That’s not our waiter.” A scan across …
  • What Came Before #MeToo: The Himpathy That Shaped Misogyny 15 Jul 2018 14:55 Alter Net International Women's Day March, Los Angeles, 2017 Photo Credit: Molly Adams (mollyktadams) / Flickr he #MeToo movement has brought unprecedented attention to sexual harassment and assault. It’s revealed just how many women feel besieged by …
  • Violence against women (I & II) 19 Jun 2018 01:12 Politics Web Jade Tess Wiener says that education, both institutional and cultural, needs to become a priority VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN - PART I: CASE STUDIES AND LEGAL MECHANISMS 18 June 2018 Recent months have shown an increase in sexually violent crimes against women …
  • Violence against women 18 Jun 2018 18:32 Politics Web Jade Tess Wiener writes education, both institutional and cultural, needs to become a priority in order to combat the scourge of violence VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN - PART I: CASE STUDIES AND LEGAL MECHANISMS 18 June 2018 Recent months have shown an increase …
  • Nazir Afzal’s Diary: the Manchester bombing was an attack on women and girls 23 May 2018 22:46 New Statesman In the week of the anniversary of the atrocity at the Manchester Arena – a place my kids and I have visited many times – and the beginning of the Grenfell Inquiry, we should remember who it is that keeps us safe, who runs towards every disaster while most …
  • 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 …

Prison Privatization

  • Who Profits From Our Prison System? 09 Aug 2018 20:58 The Nation An Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer prepares handcuffs and leg irons before a prisoner transfer at an ICE detention facility. (AP Photo / Brian Kersey) Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. Thank …
  • Privatized Prisons Profiting From Youth Incar 08 Aug 2018 18:16 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 …
  • POST INVESTIGATION: Inmate was getting only Tylenol for cancer 06 Aug 2018 14:49 Palm Beach Post Inmates called her Red, for the thick auburn hair her beloved older sister once painstakingly curled.  Smart as a whip at 9, Donna Pickelsimer was troubled in her teens, struggling with alcohol in her 20s and at 52, a convict, sentenced to 15 years behind …
  • Privatizing prison health care leaves inmates in pain, sometimes dying 06 Aug 2018 14:49 Palm Beach Post Inmates called her Red, for the thick auburn hair her beloved older sister once painstakingly curled. Smart as a whip at 9, Donna Pickelsimer was troubled in her teens, struggling with alcohol in her 20s and, at 52 a convict, sentenced to 15 years behind …
  • The New Slavery's Boost: Private Prison 05 Aug 2018 05:20 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 …
  • Florida's Private-Prison Population Spiked 211 Percent Since 2000 03 Aug 2018 17:45 New Times Broward Palm Beach America largely phased out the use of privately run, for-profit jails and prison facilities in the early 20th Century after the public realized that the practice of making a profit from caging people was a particularly heinous piece of the capitalist …
  • Here Are 3 Things the Government Does More Efficiently Than the Private Sector 30 Jul 2018 20:39 Alternet Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force As the November midterms draw closer, many Republican candidates will be touting their alleged disdain for “big government” as one of the reasons to vote for them. Republicans, of course, aren’t so fond of “small government” …
  • Thanks to Trump's Family Separations, Democrats Are in the Hot Seat for Taking Private Prison Cash 30 Jul 2018 10:04 Trending on EIN Newsdesk Mother Jones illustration; Getty Looking for news you can trust? Subscribe to our free newsletters. In a theater outside of Miami last month, as a debate between four Democratic candidates for Florida governor approached the two-hour mark, 18-year-old …
  • Illinois governor profits off ICE detention center contracts 09 Jul 2018 11:13 Politico Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is facing a rocky road to reelection this November in a heavily Democratic state. | John Gress/Getty Images CHICAGO — Gov. Bruce Rauner this year reported turning a profit from a health care group that services U.S. …
  • The New Slavery's Boost: Private Prison 08 Jul 2018 08:26 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 …

Prison Abolition

  • ‘Abolish Prisons’ Is the New ‘Abolish ICE’ 17 Aug 2018 19:51 Politico It’s no secret that the criminal justice system in America needs fixing—everyone from Jared Kushner to Cory Booker agrees. And while the Koch brothers might not go so far as Elizabeth Warren to outright label it “racist … front to back,” politically …
  • Analysis: Immigration Activists Fighting To Abolish ICE Have a Bigger Vision 17 Aug 2018 15:07 GovExec.com There’s a phrase being thrown around a lot these days: “Abolish ICE.” It’s a hashtag, it’s used in political speeches and demonstrations, and it appears all over Facebook. What does it mean and where did it come from? ICE stands for Immigration and …
  • Andrew Cuomo Under Pressure To Free Women Imprisoned For Killing Abusers 10 Aug 2018 21:29 Politics Daily NEW YORK ― Her mother couldn’t be there to tell her story, so Nikki Smalls-Williams, 29, did it for her. On a warm Thursday evening, she sat at the front of a crowded room of prison reform supporters and recited the dark details of the abuse that her …
  • Pope Francis declares death penalty 'inadmissible,' calls for abolition 02 Aug 2018 13:07 NJ.com Pope Francis has changed Catholic Church teaching about the death penalty, saying in a new policy published Thursday that it is always "inadmissible" because it "attacks" the inherent dignity of all humans. The Vatican said Francis had …
  • Mack the Knife, Now a Transgender Hero of London’s Riotous Underground 31 Jul 2018 17:24 International Herald Tribune CONFESSIONS OF THE FOX By Jordy Rosenberg 329 pp. One World. $27. “Some time ago — never mind how long precisely — I slipped off the map of the world,” Dr. Voth, a transgender professor and the principal narrator of Jordy Rosenberg’s “Confessions of the …
  • What Is Prison Abolition? 31 Jul 2018 15:20 The Nation Most Popular Read next The “movement” thus operates with affinity groups, with various organizations working in prisoner support, prisoner advocacy, political advocacy, or community education. “And when something big happens,” as Azzurra Crispino, prison …
  • Campaigning transgender student denies inappropriate 'sexual activity' after suspension from NUS role 31 Jul 2018 12:19 Manchester Evening News The first ever national transgender students officer has been suspended pending an investigation into allegations of inappropriate behaviour. Jess Bradley, a former student at the University of Manchester, confirmed that she had been suspended from her …
  • Returning to life outside prison — without food on the table 30 Jul 2018 12:16 Salon Editor’s note: As the Senate and House get set to reconcile the 2018 Farm Bill —  the House version would lead to dramatic changes to SNAP nutrition assistance programs — during #SNAPweek, we are looking at how SNAP affects a range of different …
  • Fiction: Mack the Knife, Now a Transgender Hero of London’s Riotous Underground 27 Jul 2018 09:36 International Herald Tribune CONFESSIONS OF THE FOX By Jordy Rosenberg 329 pp. One World. $27. “Some time ago — never mind how long precisely — I slipped off the map of the world,” Dr. Voth, a transgender professor and the principal narrator of Jordy Rosenberg’s “Confessions of the …
  • The Reader: Short prison terms for women do more harm than good 25 Jul 2018 13:49 Evening Standard MONDAY’S publication of the London Assembly’s report on women in the criminal justice system is timely. We know that the vast majority of women are sent to prison for short sentences for non-violent offences. This leads to reoffending rates of 71 per cent …

Corporate Crime

  • How Gurumurthy may change the RBI 18 Aug 2018 05:09 Rediff With his strong views on Bharatiya economics, his appointment to the RBI board may well presage interesting times, says Archis Mohan. With the exception of the demonetisation decision of November 8, 2016, the influence that Swaminathan Gurumurthy exerts …
  • California's bill to end cash bail could make history--and splinter the left 18 Aug 2018 02:41 Lake County Record Bee California is considering a massive shake-up in the way the justice system treats people accused of crimes—scrapping money-based bail but giving judges broad leeway to decide whether suspects should be held in jail before they go to trial. It’s the result …
  • Mainstream media hypocrisy on display: Press Freedom for me 18 Aug 2018 02:14 OpEdNews By Dave Lindorff Some 300 newspapers, large and small, joined today in publishing, often on their front pages, editorials defending the First Amendment's freedom of the press, often making note of their own efforts to combat current threats to that …
  • Which insurance lines will blockchain transform? 17 Aug 2018 21:49 Canadianunderwriter As the hype around blockchain continues and it looks increasingly like the technology is here to stay, insurers are taking a closer look and seeking to create coverages to respond to this evolving market. Blockchain currently has a variety of applications …
  • You'll never guess where Vladimir Putin is going to show up this weekend 17 Aug 2018 21:42 CBC Welcome to The National Today newsletter, which takes a closer look at some of the day's most notable stories. Sign up here  and we'll deliver it directly to your inbox Monday to Friday. TODAY: Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to be a …
  • Corporate Media Moved On — So Here's a Reminder That 565 Children Remain Separated from Families Due to Trump's Monstrous Policies 17 Aug 2018 20:48 Alter Net Amid a news cycle dominated by the day-to-day chaos, antics, and scandals of the Trump presidency, new government numbers released on Thursday offered a grim reminder that the humanitarian travesty sparked by President Donald Trump's inhumane family …
  • Can Tahirah Amatul-Wadud Become the Next Progressive Woman to Unseat an Incumbent? 17 Aug 2018 19:29 The Nation Attorney Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, who is challenging incumbent Representative Richard Neal (D-MA) campaigns in the Mason Square neighborhood of Springfield, Massachusetts, on Monday, June 18, 2018.  (AP Photo / Charles Krupa) Thank you for signing up. …
  • 'Bull Durham' never lollygags, Nazis make movies, and more new Blu-ray releases for the discerning viewer 17 Aug 2018 19:22 The Dallas News There's a pile of recently released and watched specialty Blu-rays on my coffee table, which means it's probably about time I write about them. We've got something for baseball fans, something for noir junkies, something from Russia, from …
  • Droop Lion wants more events for Clarendon 17 Aug 2018 16:05 Jamaica Star Reggae artiste Droop Lion believes that music is the balm that can soothe the crime monster that is running loose in Jamaica. More than 60 persons have been killed in Clarendon this year, with the main crime-producing centres being Farm/Effortville, …
  • Mainstream media hypocrisy on display: Corporate Media Join 17 Aug 2018 15:37 OpEdNews By Dave Lindorff Some 300 newspapers, large and small, joined today in publishing, often on their front pages, editorials defending the First Amendment's freedom of the press, often making note of their own efforts to combat current threats to that …

White Collar Crime

  • Insights from front lines of opioid crisis 17 Aug 2018 15:13 Seacoastonline.com PORTSMOUTH Investigative reporter Beth Macy tried to end her book, Dopesick, with some hope. When the book was finished and edited in November 2017, it was three pages shorter, and ended with the mother of 26-year-old Tess Henry going to sleep with a …
  • Lawyers & Leaders: Class of 2018 17 Aug 2018 15:00 West Virginia Executive By Samantha Cart During a time when the practice of law has been brought to the forefront of the national consciousness with extensive media coverage on a variety of court cases and the appointment of new judges to the U.S. Supreme Court, West Virginia …
  • Grim warning to pet owners about popular Australian dog food brands 17 Aug 2018 13:59 Charleston Daily Mail Popular Australian pet food brands claiming to be jam packed with nutritional value have come under fire after an expert claimed they caused chronic disease in dogs. Gruesome photos inside a 12-year-old pomeranian's mouth showed what veterinarian Tom …
  • Former Carmi business manager sentenced in fraud case 15 Aug 2018 16:35 14 News EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - A former Evansville resident who worked as the business manager of a Carmi, Illinois, oil and gas company was sentenced for his role in what U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler calls a massive fraud scheme. Kent W. Cutchin, 62, …
  • Fake accounts case: Omni Group Chairman Anwar Majeed taken into FIA custody 15 Aug 2018 14:14 Pakistan News The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Wednesday took former president Asif Zardari's close aide and Omni Group Chairman Anwar Majeed into custody outside the Supreme Court, where he and his family appeared today after repeated absences from …
  • Manufacturing Genocidal Consent 15 Aug 2018 13:08 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 …
  • On spicing up probes 14 Aug 2018 17:38 Pakistan Today Expanding the accountability net “Maybe the members of ISI and MI were included in the Panama Papers leaks case to spice up the probe,” Chief Justice Saqib Nisar remarked, rather curiously, during the hearing of the Rs35 billion fake accounts case. He …
  • Trumped-up justice: New report shows corporate crime going unpunished under Trump 14 Aug 2018 12:24 Salon The horrors of the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” enforcement policies against immigrants have been widely reported, but certainely bear repeating. There is the eponymous “zero-tolerance” Justice Department (DOJ) policy that instructs U.S. …
  • Novartis appoints Dr. Klaus Moosmayer as Chief Ethics Risk and Compliance Officer 14 Aug 2018 06:43 PharmiWeb.com Posted on: 14 Aug 18 Basel, August 14, 2018 - Novartis announced today the appointment of Dr Klaus Moosmayer as Chief Ethics, Risk and Compliance Officer. He will report to Vas Narasimhan, M.D., CEO of Novartis and  become a member of the Executive …
  • U.S. Attorneys Meet In Tulsa To Discuss Native American Crime Issues 13 Aug 2018 17:33 NewsOn6.com TULSA, Oklahoma - U.S. attorneys from across the country are meeting in Tulsa Monday to discuss ways to reduce the number of violent crimes and drug problems facing Native Americans. U.S. Attorney Trent Shores said violent crimes and substance abuse …

State Crime

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

  • Marxism and Marriage 17 Aug 2018 09:08 The American Thinker In its centuries-long efforts to dismantle the load-bearing structures of traditional and classical liberal society, Marxist dogma in its various forms – communism, socialism, neo-Marxism, Cultural Marxism – has embarked on a sustained campaign to weaken …
  • We All Live in a Mediocracy 21 Jun 2018 23:28 Canadian Dimension Patrick Desjardins   Reviews   June 21, 2018 Mediocracy: The Politics of the Extreme Centre Alain Deneault Between the Lines, 2018 Alain Deneault has become one of the most important Canadian public intellectuals Anglosphere audiences have never heard of. …
  • Sartre’s Muddled Views On Jews And Israel 24 May 2018 14:13 Jewish Press Photo Credit: Jewish Press Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) – whose work has strongly influenced sociology, critical theory, and literary studies – was a playwright, novelist, political activist, and literary critic best known as a key figure in …
  • Variations on a Theme of ‘The Revolution Betrayed’ 07 May 2018 06:32 Antiwar The anniversary of Karl Marx’s birthday 200 years ago has gifted us with dozens of polemics, both pro and con, debating the theoretical prognostications and real world consequences of the ideology that bears his name. I won’t add to this genre except to …
  • It's time to normalize Karl Marx 04 May 2018 11:29 The Week Magazine Sign Up for Our free email newsletters Happy birthday to Karl Marx, who was born 200 years ago on May 5. He was the most astute and influential critic of capitalism in history — and also the most misunderstood. It is long since time that Marx re-joined …
  • The Biggest May Events 02 May 2018 02:57 Stranger In Seattle, there are lots of ways to go out and enjoy the increasingly warmer weather that May offers, all of which you can find on our Things To Do calendar. But, to make sure you don't miss out on the biggest ones, we've compiled 150 major arts …
  • Your Complete Guide to May 2018 Events in Seattle 02 May 2018 00:16 AltWeeklies.com In Seattle, there are lots of ways to go out and enjoy the increasingly warmer weather that May offers, all of which you can find on our Things To Do calendar. But, to make sure you don't miss out on the biggest ones, we've compiled 150 major arts …
  • Racism, 'White Violence,' and the Left 01 May 2018 09:11 The American Thinker So how, exactly, does that work? The statement also disregards the fact that violence has occurred in every culture at every time since the beginning of the human race.  (In the 1960s and beyond, left-wing anthropologists tried to deny this by citing …
  • 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 …

Vegan Criminology

  • Big Read: How 'tough on crime' equals votes and bulging prisons 18 Aug 2018 03:53 The New Zealand Herald To hear former National Party minister Chester Borrows talk, crime and punishment is to lift the bonnet of government and to look into the engine of power. Votes are the fuel for the political engine and Borrows says politicians know the easy way to get …
  • PVPD warns about imposter animal control officers 18 Aug 2018 02:43 Daily Courier Prescott Valley Police Department Animal Control has received several reports from concerned residents about individuals who are conducting themselves as an official animal control officer. Some self-proclaimed animal rescue groups have reportedly …
  • UIS tells students and employees to stop feeding feral cats 18 Aug 2018 01:59 State Journal Register The future of a feral cat colony at the University of Illinois Springfield is up in the air after administrators said employees and students are no longer allowed to feed the animals. Administrators cited health and sanitation concerns, but feral cat …
  • Trump Administration Hit With 7 Major Environmental Setbacks In Court In Past Week 17 Aug 2018 23:05 Yahoo News The Trump administration suffered seven major environmental setbacks in the past week as mounting losses in federal courts stall its ambitious deregulatory agenda. On Friday morning, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled against the …
  • Morton family seeks justice for mistakenly euthanized dog 17 Aug 2018 22:13 Washington Times Reporter MORTON — With their grief still fresh, members of a Morton family have hired a Springfield lawyer to pursue legal action against Tazewell County Animal Control for accidentally euthanizing their dog. The Wang family rescued their dog Moses from a kill …
  • States are stepping up to end animal testing in cosmetics while federal legislation stalls 17 Aug 2018 22:07 The Hill The use of non-animal tests to assure consumer safety has followed an upward trajectory for at least the last 20 years and that trend has accelerated as countries around the world move to prohibit the use of animal tests for cosmetics. The most …
  • Mesquite Animal Shelter Pet Listing August 17, 2018 17 Aug 2018 20:51 Mesquite Local News Pet-Friendly Tips for Landlords- follow up to previous article Pets in Rental Housing According to the 2009/2010 American Pet Products Association (APPA) National Pet Owners Survey, 62 percent of American households have at least one pet. That means …
  • Women embrace elephant task of protecting wildlife 17 Aug 2018 20:47 Nation By JANE WYNYARD More by this Author As Kenya's infrastructure continues to rapidly expand, one group of women in northern Kenya is breaking down barriers to ensure wildlife and livestock have the freedom to move through the landscape. The Mama Tembos, …
  • Seeking 'justice': After being covered in lice, horse sues former owner 17 Aug 2018 19:01 wvtm13.com ESTACADA, Ore. — Justice, an 8-year-old American quarter horse, was covered in lice and 300 pounds underweight during a veterinarian exam last year, The Washington Post reported. His genitals were so frostbitten, they still might have to be amputated. Now …
  • Charleston shifts tour guide requirements to 'voluntary certification' after losing federal lawsuit 17 Aug 2018 18:50 Charleston City Paper The City of Charleston will morph its previously-mandatory tour guide license into a "Voluntary Certification Pending Judicial Review" program after a federal judge declared the rules unconstitutional earlier this month. Tour guides will no …