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Criminology

  • 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

  • Trump is open to arming teachers in the U.S. Other countries have different ideas. 22 Feb 2018 14:20 The Washington Post President Trump on Feb. 21 hosted a discussion at the White House about school shootings. Several students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., recalled the shooting that they survived. (The Washington Post) BERLIN — At first, the …
  • Trump open to teachers in the U.S. to be armed. Other countries have different ideas 22 Feb 2018 12:45 The Washington Post President Trump on Feb. 21 hosted a discussion at the White House about school shootings. Several students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., recalled the shooting that they survived. (The Washington Post) BERLIN — At first, the …
  • Lamb misses the mark on gun issues 22 Feb 2018 05:51 Pitt News Southwestern Pennsylvania loves its guns. And for many Democrats outside Pittsburgh’s City limits, that part of the region’s culture has become a stumbling block to winning public office. Throughout his campaign, Conor Lamb — the Democratic candidate for …
  • Ronnie Long Has Spent Four Decades Behind Bars for a Rape He Says He Didn’t Commit. There’s Reason to Think He Got a Raw Deal. 21 Feb 2018 19:50 Independent Weekly The morning of August 18, 2014, greeted Ashleigh Ward with a blast of sticky summer heat. She was excited. She was getting married. Nobody she knew approved of the wedding, but she didn't care. She slipped into a white sundress with navy stripes—$3.49 …
  • Leading academics challenge Jacinda Ardern over mega prison 21 Feb 2018 18:17 New Zealand Herald It's being called Labour's first great test as Government - signing off on a $1 billion mega prison that will allow our overflowing prison population to expand even further. The problem is the nation's finest academic minds on criminal justice …
  • See something, say something, do nothing? There is a solution 21 Feb 2018 17:41 The Hill Last week’s tragedy in Parkland, Florida, renewed the ongoing gun debate in the United States. Certainly, access to assault weapons presents a major problem, but substantive changes to gun laws are unlikely (although promisingly, several states are …
  • Hatchet attack leaves San Francisco man in critical condition 21 Feb 2018 17:26 SF Gate Photo: Steven G. De Polo, Getty Image A 38-year-old man was in critical condition Tuesday after being attacked with a hatchet in San Francisco’s Tenderloin, authorities said. A 38-year-old man was in critical condition Tuesday after being attacked with a …
  • Mega prison plans head to Cabinet as Jacinda Ardern urged to keep Waitangi promise 21 Feb 2018 16:22 The New Zeland Herald It's being called Labour's first great test as Government - signing off on a $1 billion mega prison that will allow our overflowing prison population to expand even further. The problem is the nation's finest academic minds on criminal justice …
  • Prisons under 'immense pressure' with only enough space for 300 more inmates 21 Feb 2018 08:12 Stuff MATT STEWART Last updated 20:43, February 21 2018 KEVIN STENT/STUFF In 2016 the prison population broke 10,000 for the first time. In 2017 it's edging up on 11,000. New Zealand has just 300 beds available to accommodate its growing prison …
  • Roy Exum: Arm Our Teachers Now 19 Feb 2018 14:27 The Chattanoogan There are three distinct reasons that Grady Judd, the sheriff of Polk County, Fla., is one of the top law enforcement officers in the country. Just last week he was named as president of the Major-Cities Sheriff’s Association -- he’s that good. Also last …

Crime Theory

  • Are African American families more vulnerable in a largely white neighborhood? 21 Feb 2018 15:53 The Guardian White people in America tell themselves many stories about racism and race. Some are comforting myths, designed to naturalize racial hierarchies or dispel the guilt and responsibility of privilege. Others are sociological and historical narratives, which …
  • Why one story explaining racial segregation in America is overlooked 21 Feb 2018 12:46 The Guardian White people in America tell themselves many stories about racism and race. Some are comforting myths, designed to naturalize racial hierarchies or dispel the guilt and responsibility of privilege. Others are sociological and historical narratives, which …
  • Study reveals links between youth victimization, beliefs about government, and political participation 19 Feb 2018 12:59 Phys.org Young people's views about the government and their level of political involvement are shaped by their life experiences and start developing during adolescence. While most research on this topic focuses on the impacts of positive life experiences, in …
  • Rutgers taking public health to city streets 14 Feb 2018 17:24 MyCentralJersey.com South Plainfield wrestler upsets defending state champion iPhone video by Greg Tufaro McKinley Elementary School’s fifthh annual STEAM Night took place on Jan. 18, and drew more than 360 students, parents, and community members. STEAM stands for Science, …
  • Hands-on learning focus of Westfield school's STEAM event 14 Feb 2018 12:15 MyCentralJersey.com South Plainfield wrestler upsets defending state champion iPhone video by Greg Tufaro McKinley Elementary School’s fifthh annual STEAM Night took place on Jan. 18, and drew more than 360 students, parents, and community members. STEAM stands for Science, …
  • Diagnosing Gentrification 12 Feb 2018 16:31 Politics Daily To the residents at 1030 Carroll Street in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, a new bank of Citi Bikes ― the bike sharing program typically found in wealthier neighborhoods ― isn’t a sign that city officials are investing in their health and …
  • Diagnosing Gentrification 12 Feb 2018 16:31 Politics Daily To the residents at 1030 Carroll Street in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, a new bank of Citi Bikes ― the bike sharing program typically found in wealthier neighborhoods ― isn’t a sign that city officials are investing in their health and …
  • In Depth. How VW paid $25B for Dieselgate — and got off easy 07 Feb 2018 02:09 The Rock River Times Volkswagen paid huge government penalties in the U.S., but virtually nothing in Europe. Two things now seem clear: Some very senior officials knew of the wrongdoing — and they’re not likely to face meaningful prison time. By Roger Parloff  ProPublica On …
  • How VW Paid $25 Billion for 'Dieselgate' — and Got Off Easy 07 Feb 2018 01:48 CNNfn This article is a collaboration between Fortune and ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative news organization. On Dec. 6, former Volkswagen (vlkay) engineer Oliver Schmidt was led into a federal courtroom in Detroit in handcuffs and leg irons. He was …
  • Feature: The Towers Came Down, and With Them the Promise of Public Housing 06 Feb 2018 16:05 International Herald Tribune Ricks lived at Cabrini-Green for the next 21 years. She worked as a teacher’s aide in the local schools that most of her own (eventual) 13 children attended. She babysat, ran an after-school program and served free lunches out of the field house by her …

Black Lives Matter

  • Reality check: Democrats in Trump Country aren't jumping into the gun debate 22 Feb 2018 14:14 NBCNews First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter WASHINGTON — Over the last 24 hours, something has felt different in the debate over guns — with President …
  • Analysis: Dana Loesch, the NRA's brash spokeswoman, dials back the rage at CNN town hall 22 Feb 2018 13:13 Standard-Examiner (c) 2018, The Washington Post. Exactly one year ago, the National Rifle Association excitedly announced that it had tapped Dana Loesch, a conservative commentator and radio host, to serve as its spokeswoman. She had all the right chops for the job: …
  • Four reasons the NRA should fear the student survivors 22 Feb 2018 13:02 Mace and Crown That's how some critics are describing the Florida school shooting survivors who have emerged in recent days as impassioned gun control advocates. They're the most formidable foes the NRA will face -- and it's because they're so young. Yet …
  • Dana Loesch, the NRA’s brash spokeswoman, dials back the rage at CNN town hall 22 Feb 2018 12:19 The Washington Post National Rifle Association spokesperson Dana Loesch, right, answers a question while sitting next to Broward Sheriff Scott Israel during a CNN town hall meeting in Sunrise, Fla., on Feb. 21, 2018. (Michael Laughlin/Reuters) Exactly one year ago, the …
  • Why Arming Teachers And Police At Schools Is The Last Thing Black Students Need 22 Feb 2018 10:48 New Pittsburgh Courier The debate surrounding the state of school security following last week’s deadly massacre in Florida has increasingly turned to arming teachers and police alike on school grounds. However, were that to happen, the already high chances of Black students …
  • National View: Putin's useful idiots 22 Feb 2018 09:18 Southcoast Today By DANA MILBANK Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's indictment of 13 Russians over their alleged efforts to elect Donald Trump set off a presidential paroxysm of self-exoneration. "The results of the election were not impacted. The Trump …
  • Milbank: Putin’s useful idiots 22 Feb 2018 08:01 The Santa Rosa Press Democrat Special counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of 13 Russians over their alleged efforts to elect Donald Trump set off a presidential paroxysm of self-exoneration. “The results of the election were not impacted. The Trump campaign did nothing wrong — no …
  • Dianne Liuzzi Hagan Releases New Book To the Mothers of the Movement, With Love 22 Feb 2018 07:18 MENAFN (MENAFN Editorial) Book Focuses on Understanding Systemic Racism and Racial Inequality in America Winston-Salem, NC - February 21, 2018 - Black communities throughout the United States have long struggled with prejudice, inequality, hostility and violence …
  • Dana Milbank: Putin makes useful idiots out of Americans 22 Feb 2018 06:12 Now Salt Lake Video: Lawmakers release social media ads that Russians used to influence the 2016 presidential election. (Joyce Koh/The Washington Post)(Joyce Koh/TWP) Washington • Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s indictment of 13 Russians over their …
  • Marco Rubio gets an earful at CNN town hall on Parkland shooting 22 Feb 2018 06:06 Seatlle Post-Intelligencer CNN The father of a Parkland school shooting victim criticized Rep. Sen. Marco Rubio during a CNN town-hall event. Rubio appeared to agree with the idea of enacting new gun measures, including raising the age limit to purchase AR-15-style rifles. But he …

Gender and Crime

  • 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 …
  • Me Too: Abuse of Power and Managed Inequality 29 Nov 2017 15:54 OpEdNews At all times it has also been profitable to deny or suppress such knowledge...You already know that. So do I. It is not knowledge we lack. What is missing is the courage to understand what we know and draw conclusions. Sven Lindqvist, Exterminate All the …
  • No one gets left behind: Ending the threat of violence 25 Nov 2017 10:42 Bangkok Post The initial response to the outpouring of #MeToo around the world has been of outrage at the scale of sexual abuse and violence revealed. The millions of people joining the hashtag tide showed us how little they were heard before. They poured through the …
  • Leave no One Behind 22 Nov 2017 10:23 International Youth Leadership Network Development & Aid, Gender, Gender Violence, Global, Headlines, Poverty & SDGs | Opinion Message by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence …
  • From #MeToo to Men Too: How Men Can Prevent Harassment and Abuse 13 Nov 2017 12:44 Politics Daily With insights from Justin Baldoni, Ted Bunch, Eve Ensler, Michael Kimmel, Matt McGorry, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, and Maile M. Zambuto Since the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault story broke the floodgates, every day brings new allegations of powerful men …
  • We Are All Implicated in the Post-Weinstein Reckoning 13 Nov 2017 08:05 New York The anger window is open. For decades, centuries, it was closed: Something bad happened to you, you shoved it down, you maybe told someone but probably didn’t get much satisfaction — emotional or practical — from the confession. Maybe you even got …
  • Why Men Masturbate In Front Of Women Without Their Consent 11 Nov 2017 11:26 Politics Daily Five women accused Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct in a New York Times report published on Thursday. Most of the allegations involved displays of masturbation without explicit consent.  Comedians Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov described being invited to …

Prison Privatization

  • 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 …
  • Takeaways from Snyder’s final budget 12 Feb 2018 06:22 Alpena News Online Flashback to Jan. 1981. President Ronald Reagan brought the House down, at least on the GOP side of the Congress with his infamous line, “government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem.” Apparently Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder wasn’ …
  • 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 …
  • Michigan may stop using private food vendors in its prisons 07 Feb 2018 19:12 Metro Times Michigan may stop using private food vendors to provide food service in prisons kitchens after several years of dramatic problems related to inmates' meals. MIRS reports that Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to announce a proposal to do so in his upcoming …
  • The Latest: Snyder plans to end private prison food service 07 Feb 2018 17:00 Montreal Gazette Published on: February 7, 2018 | Last Updated: February 7, 2018 11:26 AM EST LANSING, Mich. — The Latest on Gov. Rick Snyder’s budget proposal (all times local): 11:20 a.m. Gov. Rick Snyder plans to end Michigan’s use of a company to feed prisoners and …
  • Snyder plans to end private prison food service 07 Feb 2018 16:48 The Herald The Latest on Gov. Rick Snyder's budget proposal (all times local): 11:20 a.m. 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 …
  • How a Company Built the Only Immigrant Detention Center Able to Expand in California 12 Jan 2018 00:17 Voice of San Diego In 2010, a private prison company, CoreCivic, spent $10.3 million on seemingly undesirable land in southeastern San Diego County. That land now houses the Otay Mesa Detention Center. The county now values that land at $123 million. Almost three years …
  • Regulatory corruption, sexual misconduct, opioids, and golf carts among measures to be considered in 2018 Statehouse session 09 Jan 2018 01:49 Charleston City Paper The 2018 state legislative session started in Columbia on Tuesday, but it will take much longer than a single meeting for lawmakers to sort through the bills already filed before the start of the year. Here’s a look at some of the pre-filed bills in both …

Prison Abolition

  • 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, …
  • Pulitzer-winning historian believes current prison system should be abolished 14 Feb 2018 20:21 Vanguard Pulitzer prize-winning historian Dr. Heather Ann Thompson presented on the findings of her book Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy Thursday, Feb. 8 in an event hosted by the Portland State history, Black studies, and …
  • 1960s radical Angela Davis donates her papers to H 13 Feb 2018 21:09 Central Florida News 13 By , Last Updated: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 CAMBRIDGE, Mass. --  (AP) Angela Davis is donating her papers to a library of women's history at Harvard University. The school announced Tuesday that it received 150 cartons of material from the …
  • 1960s radical Angela Davis donates her papers to Harvard 13 Feb 2018 19:57 SF Gate Updated 11:52 am, Tuesday, February 13, 2018 CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Angela Davis is donating her papers to a library of women's history at Harvard University. The school announced Tuesday that it received 150 cartons of material from the 74-year-old …
  • Activist Angela Davis donates personal papers to Harvard 13 Feb 2018 19:41 The Herald Social activist and 1960s radical Angela Davis is donating her papers to a library of women's history at Harvard University. The school announced Tuesday that it received 150 cartons of rare material from the 74-year-old Davis, including letters, …
  • 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 …
  • Doing time in a Colombian prison 25 Jan 2018 02:59 Bogota Post Appalling conditions, drugs and overpopulation plague Colombian prisons, prevent successful reintegration and induce relapses into criminal behaviour. A recent operation revealing that many scams are done from behind the bars, shows that current prisons …
  • Redistributing the pain 2018: Shut ‘em down! 24 Jan 2018 14:47 San Francisco Bay View by Keith ‘Malik” Washington, Chief Spokesperson, End Slavery in Texas Movement, and IWOC member “The Black Panther Party is a revolutionary nationalist group and we see a major contradiction between capitalism in this country and our interests. We realize …

Corporate Crime

  • The global cyber war is heating up: Why businesses should be worried 22 Feb 2018 12:11 csoonline.com Last Friday, the Department of Justice indicted 13 Russians and three Russian companies for interfering with the 2016 elections. Also last week, several countries including the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Australia, and Denmark accused Russia of being behind …
  • Crimes of compassion, Iraq's long war and Canada's bloody hands 22 Feb 2018 11:23 Rabble Canadians should prepare themselves for an onslaught of feel-good propaganda in the coming weeks as the world marks the 15th anniversary of one of the most horrific war crimes of the 21st century, the illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq by forces …
  • The hottest GRC topic in 2018 22 Feb 2018 08:26 ITWeb Dr Peter Tobin, director, of Peter Tobin Consultancy. The hottest topic in GRC this year is likely to be risk management within the IT field, and not compliance or the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA), as many may anticipate. This is …
  • Congressman Blum under fire 22 Feb 2018 08:06 The Times Republican T-R FILE PHOTO Rep. Rod Blum, R-Iowa, speaks during a town hall meeting in Marshalltown back on May 11, 2017. A review by The Associated Press review has found that Blum has likely violated multiple House ethics rules by failing to disclose a new company …
  • BUILDING A DEVELOPMENTAL AND WELFARE STATE: TOWARDS A NEW NATIONAL ECONOMIC AND DEVELOPMENT PLANNING FRAMEWORK FOR NIGERIA. BY JAYE GASKIA 22 Feb 2018 07:19 Nigerian Current THE CURRENT FAILED ECONOMIC PARADIGM Let us begin by trying to understand where we are at – at the moment, so that we can put things in their proper perspective. This is because a clear unambiguous understanding of where we are and how we got here is …
  • Pair wanted over Vic tattoo shop shooting 22 Feb 2018 07:19 The Australian Two masked gunmen who shot a man multiple times in a busy Melbourne tattoo parlour may be linked with outlaw bikie gangs. The victim, a 35-year-old man, was a customer at Hampton Park's Nitro Ink tattoo shop when he was gunned down by the men on …
  • Greg Palast Wins Sidney Award -- Exposed Soft 22 Feb 2018 06:20 Black Star News Investigative reporter Greg Palast Greg Palast has won the December Sidney Award for “Jim Crow Returns,” and “Challenging Crosscheck,” a two-part Al Jazeera America exposé that shows how millions of innocent people were flagged as suspected vote …
  • Why Didn’t Billy Gunn’s Main Event Push Work? 22 Feb 2018 05:54 411mania Hilarious intro! Self-referential comment to the column title! Unwitty banter! [email protected] address for questions! (I’m writing this one in sort of a rush. Sorry.) Awkward transition to BANNER~! Huggy Bears! Me On Twitter~! Check out Mat’s Drabble …
  • Business Acceleration Network Recognizes Business Leaders During Summit In Brevard 22 Feb 2018 05:45 SpaceCoastDaily.com summit built on principles of collaborative capitalism Five Florida business leaders who work to improve their communities by building partnerships and helping others were recognized for their accomplishments by the Business Acceleration Network at its …
  • APNewsBreak: Iowa congressman failed to disclose new company 22 Feb 2018 05:07 Michigansthumb Photo: Charlie Neibergall, AP FILE - In this May 11, 2017, file photo, Rep. Rod Blum, R-Iowa, speaks during a town hall meeting in Marshalltown, Iowa. Blum has likely violated multiple House ethics rules by failing to disclose a new company that he …

White Collar Crime

  • Crimes of compassion, Iraq's long war and Canada's bloody hands 22 Feb 2018 11:23 Rabble Canadians should prepare themselves for an onslaught of feel-good propaganda in the coming weeks as the world marks the 15th anniversary of one of the most horrific war crimes of the 21st century, the illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq by forces …
  • 'Killer parents' eerie Dr Phil plea 22 Feb 2018 09:44 The New Zealand Herald "This just has a stench to the whole thing". This sentence — uttered by Dr Phil McGraw about missing teenager Erica Parsons to her adoptive parents on national TV — has taken on an eerie new tone this week, after the pair were charged with her …
  • ‘Killer parents’ eerie Dr Phil plea 22 Feb 2018 05:46 News.com.au “THIS just has a stench to the whole thing”. This sentence — uttered by Dr Phil McGraw about missing teenager Erica Parsons to her adoptive parents on national TV — has taken on an eerie new tone this week, after the pair were charged with her murder. …
  • Justin Paperny Writes Book Describing How To Thrive Through A... 22 Feb 2018 01:22 SF Gate If you're a white collar defendant headed to federal prison, Justin Paperny shares one valuable book every defendant and prisoner must read. CALABASAS, Calif. (PRWEB) February 21, 2018 Many defendants who have been found guilty of white-collar crimes …
  • Ninth Circuit Affirms 33-Month Sentence For Con Man Who Fleeced Investors 21 Feb 2018 23:57 Metropolitan News Metropolitan News-Enterprise   Wednesday, February 21, 2018   Page 1   Ninth Circuit Affirms 33-Month Sentence For Con Man Who Fleeced Investors Panel Rejects Claim That Judge’s Comment That Defendant Might Have Come To Believe His Own Falsehoods Doesn’t …
  • Feds renew calls for help in case of executed U.S. attorney 21 Feb 2018 21:58 Seatlle Post-Intelligencer Amy Wales reads a letter to her late father Thomas Wales as her brother, Tom Wales, background, listens in the Thomas C. Wales Conference Room at the U.S. Federal Courthouse on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 in Seattle. The Federal Government and family of …
  • Delta Sigma Theta Holding Founders Day Weekend Celebration 21 Feb 2018 20:09 WLBC The Anderson-Muncie Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will host the 2018 Indiana Statewide Founders Day Weekend Celebration on March 2-3 at the Horizon Convention Center in Muncie. The public is invited to a Welcome Reception at 7:00 p.m …
  • Justice Dept's enforcement policies make change for the worse 21 Feb 2018 17:40 The Hill Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsUnder pressure, Trump shifts blame for Russia intrusion Overnight Tech: Judge blocks AT&T request for DOJ communications | Facebook VP apologizes for tweets about Mueller probe | Tech …
  • Collaborating for cleaner Lagos 21 Feb 2018 02:26 New Telegraph When university education and certificates obtained in other tertiary institutions could no longer guarantee job for the youth, the lawmaker representing the Lagos East Senatorial District, Gbenga Ashafa held a 5-Day Entrepreneurship and Skill Acquisition …
  • McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman names Robert Glickman managing principal 21 Feb 2018 01:15 Crain's Cleveland Business Midsize Cleveland law firm McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman has named new leadership this year in new managing principal Robert Glickman. Glickman assumed the title at the first of the year. He succeeds Kenneth Liffman, who held the role for 25 …

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

  • 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. …
  • Professor Irfan Habib on Indian history, culture debates, nationalism, RSS and more 08 Dec 2017 18:25 Indian Express New Delhi | Updated: December 8, 2017 11:41 pm File photo of Irfan Habib. (Source: YouTube screen-grab) India’s renowned historian, Professor Irfan Habib of Aligarh Muslim University, speaks to independent journalists Jipson John and Jitheesh P. M., …
  • Cultural Marxism, the post-factual dog whistle 09 Nov 2017 19:52 The Age The good news is that "cultural Marxism" isn't real. The bad news is that people believe it is anyway. The claim that left-wing intellectuals are trying to destroy the foundations of Western society is gaining traction in Australia. Mark …
  • Cultural Marxism - the ultimate post-factual dog whistle 09 Nov 2017 18:23 The Sydney Morning Herald The good news is that "cultural Marxism" isn't real. The bad news is that people believe it is anyway. The claim that left-wing intellectuals are trying to destroy the foundations of Western society is gaining traction in Australia. A still …

Vegan Criminology

  • News of the Weird: A Valentine's Divorce 22 Feb 2018 12:18 Creative Loafing Charlotte Irony A North Little Rock, Arkansas, law firm celebrated Valentine's Day in an unconventional way: Wilson & Haubert, PLLC hosted a contest to win a free divorce (a $985 value). "Are you ready to call it quits?" the firm's Facebook …
  • Weird: Travel to India to legally marry an animal 22 Feb 2018 10:07 Pulse news In India, you can legally marry any animal you want but dogs seem to be the most popular choice. This practice called Human-animal marriage is a marriage between an animal and a human.   Marriage between zoophile humans and non-human animals isn’t …
  • Food Safety Law Reform Bill passed 22 Feb 2018 06:10 Scoop Food Safety Law Reform Bill passed Food Safety Minister Damien O’Connor has today welcomed the passing of the Food Safety Law Reform Bill into law. The new law addresses the recommendations from the Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC) Contamination Inquiry. “ …
  • Ban on coyote-hunting contests moves ahead after lengthy debate 22 Feb 2018 02:00 VTDigger A coyote in Yosemite National Park. Photo by Christopher Bruno/Wikimedia CommonsA bill banning coyote tournaments survived unchanged after two hours of debate on the House floor Wednesday. It would be the first law in the US that imposes possible jail …
  • Cavitation Technologies, Inc. Announces Six Month Financial Results and Business Developments 21 Feb 2018 22:15 MENAFN (MENAFN Editorial) CHATSWORTH, CA / ACCESSWIRE / February 21, 2018 / With increased revenue and sales of patented Nano Reactor & #8482; Systems, Cavitation Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: ) (BERLIN: WTC) announced six month financial results …
  • Fish and Wildlife Official Steered Work to Family Member, IG Finds 21 Feb 2018 20:40 GovExec.com The chief of international conservation at the Fish and Wildlife Service violated the law and ethics regulations when he issued a cooperative agreement and helped steer grants to nonprofits for which a family member worked, a watchdog found. Richard …
  • US wildlife official broke law with grants 21 Feb 2018 20:26 CapitalGazette.com Investigators say a senior official at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service broke the law with his involvement in awarding $324,000 in conservation grants to a nonprofit where his wife worked as a contractor. Details on the conflict of interest …
  • How reliably does animal torture predict a future school shooter? 21 Feb 2018 20:04 The Washington Post By Arnold Arluke By Arnold Arluke February 21 at 12:40 PM Arnold Arluke, an emeritus professor of sociology and anthropology at Northeastern University, is author of “Just a Dog: Understanding Animal Cruelty and Ourselves.” Inevitably, a mass shooting is …
  • Troubled Dallas Mavericks: Allegations of ‘Animal House’ culture inside the organization 21 Feb 2018 20:04 Blaze More than a dozen female employees and ex-employees have leveled allegations ranging from sexual harassment to domestic violence inside the Dallas Mavericks’ corporate environment, according to a Sports Illustrated exposé published Tuesday. The women have …
  • Investigators: US wildlife official broke law with grants 21 Feb 2018 20:02 WFED BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Investigators say a senior official at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service broke the law with his involvement in awarding $324,000 in conservation grants to a nonprofit where his wife worked as a contractor. Details on the conflict …