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Criminology

  • New publication on race and ethnicity in America 15 Feb 2017 12:00 Phys.org Patterns and trends in racial and ethnic inequality over recent decades is the focus of a new publication published by John Iceland, professor and department head of sociology and criminology and Population Research Institute associate at Penn State. In …
  • The violence in Great Britain after the Brexit vote might hold lessons for America 11 Jan 2017 01:18 Business Insider Brexit supporters form a counter demonstration as Pro-Europe demonstrators protest during a "March for Europe" against the Brexit vote result earlier in the year, in London, Britain Thomson Reuters A divisive vote, with jobs and immigrants the …
  • An Ocean Apart, But United in Concerns About Hate Crimes 10 Jan 2017 07:55 ProPublica Anti-Brexit protesters outside the Supreme Court during a hearing to determine whether Parliament’s consent is required before the country can leave the European Union, on Dec. 6, 2016, in London, England (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) A divisive vote, …
  • The Legal and Financial Reasons Why Police Stop and Shoot People like Philando Castile 10 Jul 2016 17:23 The Huffington Post There are many reasons why police stop and shoot people like Philando Castile. And it is not so much about good cop versus bad cop or individual racism. One can point to individual, institutional, or societal racism. There is racial and urban …
  • Canadian police struggle to maintain reputation under unprecedented scrutiny 22 Aug 2015 02:46 Calgary Herald On a campaign stop in Surrey, B.C., this week, NDP leader Thomas Mulcair promised $250 million to fund more frontline police officers. If elected, he said, he would put the money towards the recruitment of 2,500 of them across the country. But if Mulcair …
  • Canadian police struggle... 21 Aug 2015 18:11 Leader Post On a campaign stop in Surrey, B.C., this week, NDP leader Thomas Mulcair promised $250 million to fund more frontline police officers. If elected, he said, he would put the money towards the recruitment of 2,500 of them across the country. But if Mulcair …
  • Canadian police struggle to maintain reputation under unprecedented scrutiny and demands for new approach 21 Aug 2015 14:17 Montreal Gazette On a campaign stop in Surrey, B.C., this week, NDP leader Thomas Mulcair promised $250 million to fund more frontline police officers. If elected, he said, he would put the money towards the recruitment of 2,500 of them across the country. But if Mulcair …
  • "Broken Windows," Broken Lives and the Ruse of "Public Order" Policing 17 Jul 2015 15:48 truthout Authors note: As we approach the one year anniversary of Eric Garner's death, New York City reached a settlement with his family, agreeing to pay $5.9 million to resolve a wrongful-death claim. The settlement is the latest in a long series of civil …

Critical Criminology

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

Crime Theory

  • How Utah has kept the American dream alive 29 Mar 2017 22:48 The Fresno Bee For a girl raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Salt Lake City is a very weird place. I went to Utah precisely because it’s weird. More specifically, because economic data suggest that modest Salt Lake City, population 192,672, does something that …
  • BBC editors: The key issues 29 Mar 2017 08:11 BBC Image copyright Getty Images As the government prepares to trigger Article 50, what are the key areas that will need to be dealt with in the Brexit negotiations with Europe? The economy: Kamal Ahmed, economics editor For the future of the economy, there …
  • What are the key issues for Brexit talks? 29 Mar 2017 07:33 BBC Image copyright Getty Images As the government prepares to trigger Article 50, what are the key areas that will need to be dealt with in the Brexit negotiations with Europe? The economy: Kamal Ahmed, economics editor For the future of the economy, there …
  • What are the key issues for the Brexit negotiations? 29 Mar 2017 00:48 BBC Image copyright Getty Images As the government prepares to trigger Article 50, what are the key areas that will need to be dealt with in the Brexit negotiations with Europe? The economy: Kamal Ahmed, economics editor For the future of the economy, there …
  • The danger of our left-right political divide 27 Mar 2017 23:59 The Hill For years a consistent refrain in American politics has bewailed an increasingly polarized political atmosphere. As the Pew Research Center observes, for the first time in almost 25 years, “majorities in both parties express not just unfavorable but very …
  • The future is female. So how do we get there? 23 Mar 2017 18:38 Chicago Reader Filmed at TWO by Scrappers Film Group One of the most striking images from the January 21 Women's March on Washington was a photo of a cluster of white women wearing pink pussy hats and taking selfies, while a black woman, Angela Peoples, stands in …
  • Proposed bill would speed up the process of bonding out of jail 20 Mar 2017 16:27 Brownsville Herald Two state lawmakers hope their bill – and a constitutional amendment – will speed up the process of releasing jailed defendants who are considered unlikely to skip their court date or become safety risks.  The proposed legislation would require judges to …
  • The easy way to eradicate poverty 07 Mar 2017 17:23 Gulf News Why do poor people make so many bad decisions? It’s a harsh question, but look at the data: poor people borrow more, save less, smoke more, exercise less, drink more and eat less healthily. Why? Margaret Thatcher once called poverty a “personality defect …
  • Trump's Bogus Immigration Claims Come Straight From Nativist Groups And Fringe Right-Wing Media 01 Mar 2017 20:26 Media Matters For America Trump Claims Immigration System Harms Wages, Taxpayers, And Public Safety Trump: Current Immigration System “Depresses Wages” And “Puts Great Pressure On Taxpayers.” President Donald Trump focused a substantial part of his first speech to Congress on …
  • What Lay Behind Russia’s Interference in the 2016 Election—and What Lies Ahead? 24 Feb 2017 15:31 Trending on EIN Newsdesk 1. Soft Targets On April 12, 1982, Yuri Andropov, the chairman of the K.G.B., ordered foreign-intelligence operatives to carry out “active measures”—aktivniye meropriyatiya—against the reëlection campaign of President Ronald Reagan. Unlike classic …

Black Lives Matter

  • How will we know when police have earned their way back to Toronto Pride?: Robyn Urback 30 Mar 2017 15:43 CBC If we accept that uniformed police officers should be banned from Pride parades in Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa because of their history of persecution of racialized, gay and other minority communities, as some local Black Lives Matter (BLM) groups and …
  • Civilian Oversight of Police Faces Resistance 30 Mar 2017 15:36 Nashville Scene When some two dozen protesters marched into a Metro Council meeting last month and shut it down, they came armed with a set of demands. Beyond their general call for justice for Jocques Clemmons — the black 31-year-old father of two who was shot dead by …
  • Colin Kaepernick Anthem Controversy and Hypoc 30 Mar 2017 15:24 Black Star News This is what Kaepernick is talking about [Speaking Truth To Power] Since last Friday, many in White America have been criticizing San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick for his recent refusals to stand during the singing of the national anthem, …
  • Films about rodent infestation and racism among highlights of DOC10 30 Mar 2017 15:24 Orlando Sentinel Last year the short, compact, shrewdly curated documentary festival known as DOC10 made its debut at the Music Box Theatre, sponsored by the Chicago Media Project and programmed by Chicago International Film Festival staffer Anthony Kaufman. The second …
  • Black Lives Matter co-founder urges SSU crowd to 'show up, speak out' 30 Mar 2017 14:48 The Santa Rosa Press Democrat In front of a crowd of about 200 people gathered in the Sonoma State University Student Center on Wednesday night, Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, issued a rallying cry and urged attendees not to give into fear brought on by what she …
  • Women’s March organizers tell The N&O Community Voices audience what’s next 30 Mar 2017 14:32 News Observer Nearly two months have passed since the Women’s March drew a half million protesters to Washington and nearly 17,000 people to a sister rally in downtown Raleigh. Since the marchers put down their placards and slipped off their pink hats, a question has …
  • Trayvon Martin's mother reflects on his shooting and Black Lives Matter 30 Mar 2017 14:11 MLive.com KALAMAZOO, MI - In the wake of tragedy, Sybrina Fulton is using the spotlight to become a vocal activist for the African American community. Fulton's son, Trayvon Martin, was shot and killed during a confrontation with volunteer neighborhood watchman …
  • Bill Clinton "Hopped Up On Whack" 30 Mar 2017 13:46 Black Star News Bill Clinton challenged by Black Lives Matter   [Speaking Truth To Power] Last Friday, former President Bill Clinton said he regretted becoming involved in an acerbic exchange with Black Lives Matter protesters in Philadelphia on Thursday, because as he …
  • Why I'm Worried About the Future of Charter Schools 30 Mar 2017 13:42 Education Week Commentary By Greg Richmond Over the last few weeks, I’ve been asked repeatedly about U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Friends and neighbors who know that my work involves charter schools have said, "You must be happy." But the truth is, …
  • Ice-T and Body Count are back in the house 30 Mar 2017 13:23 The Sydney Morning Herald It seems like the exact right time for the revival of rapper Ice-T's veteran hardcore band, Body Count, who play three Australian shows in June. Their sixth album Bloodlust is out now, 25 years since the release of their debut self-titled album. That …

Gender and Crime

  • A Viral Sex Crime Saga 18 Mar 2017 19:56 The Daily Beast Andrea Noel's first-person account of her assault, the storm on social media, the hunt for the perv, and what it's meant to Mexican machismo and impunity. TIJUANA, Mexico—Just over a year ago, on International Women’s Day, as it happened, I was …
  • #OscarsSoWhite Again? Is Hollywood’s response to sexual assault coloured? 21 Jan 2017 19:14 Indian Express Published:January 22, 2017 12:18 am Affleck (left) is a firm favourite for this year’s Oscar for best actor; Parker and The Birth of a Nation. At the Sundance Film Festival last year, Nate Parker’s directorial debut The Birth of a Nation, about an 1831 …
  • The Best And Worst Sex Stories From The Last Year 13 Jan 2017 00:13 Politics Daily Alexandra Katehakis and Center for Healthy Sex (CHS) have released their Annual Best/Worst Sex List for 2016. It was a difficult and challenging year, especially seen through the lens of sexual health. It was a year in which politics came close to …
  • who’s waging war on men, again? the anti-feminist caricature of men 10 Jan 2017 05:41 altmuslim As a solitary feminist in a right-wing milieu, I seem to spend a lot of time dismantling straw-feminist stereotypes. You know what they are: feminists are trying to destroy the family. Feminists are trying to wipe out the differences between men and women …
  • Women empowerment in Pakistan is only possible if we understand consent 16 Nov 2016 12:44 Nation Recently in Pakistan, a debate occurred on social media regarding a famous picture of a sailorman kissing a woman during an end of World War II celebrations in New York.  To say a little about this photograph’s background, the lady in the picture is Greta …
  • Aftermath: Sixteen Writers on Trump's America 14 Nov 2016 12:58 Trending on EIN Newsdesk Jump to a section:   A Democratic Opposition By George Packer Four decades ago, Watergate revealed the potential of the modern Presidency for abuse of power on a vast scale. It also showed that a strong democracy can overcome even the worst illness …
  • The Roots of Trump and the Tea Party: The Hidden Injuries of Class, Race and Culture 02 Nov 2016 06:46 Alternet Photo Credit: a katz / Shutterstock.com Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right By Arlie Russell Hochschild New Press Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis By J.D. Vance HarperCollins The Populist …
  • Chimamanda gives parents a series of suggestions and commandments on how to raise a feminist 15 Oct 2016 14:01 Nigerian Eye Days after Chimamanda Adichie revealed in a publication that her feminism varies from Beyoncé’s, she has written a ‘Feminist Manifesto’ on how to Raise a Child. On her official Facebook page, Chimamanda gives a series of fifteen suggestions and …
  • Chimamanda Adichie: “Dear Ijeawele, or a femininst manifesto in fifteen suggestions” 13 Oct 2016 21:48 Y Naija by Chimamanda Adichie Dear Ijeawele, What joy. And what lovely names: Chizalum Adaora. She is so beautiful. Only a day old and she already looks curious about the world. Your note made me cry. You know how I get foolishly emotional sometimes. Please know …
  • Chimamanda Adichie: Read writer's 9,000 word proclamation on feminism (Part 1) 13 Oct 2016 17:16 Pulse The article which was posted on her Facebook page was an open letter to her friend Ijeawele who recently gave birth to a girl and reached out to her author friend asking for tips on how to raise her daughter as a feminist. If you have some popcorn and …

Prison Privatization

  • Hoodwinked! Lawmaker says prison privatization is scamming Florida 28 Mar 2017 23:12 tampabay.com TALLAHASSEE — Numbers don't lie and Florida's private prisons are not saving money as promised, according to an investigation by Rep. David Richardson, a retired forensic auditor. Part of the reason, he says, is that the agency in charge of …
  • Henry A. Giroux | The Culture of Cruelty in Trump's America 23 Mar 2017 17:11 truthout Trump's culture of cruelty views violence as a sacred means for addressing social problems and organizing society. (Image: JR / TO; Adapted: Auntie P, Tallapragada) This story was published thanks to readers like you. Donate now to support …
  • The Culture of Cruelty in Trump's America 22 Mar 2017 15:00 truthout Trump's culture of cruelty views violence as a sacred means for addressing social problems and organizing society. Trump's culture of cruelty views violence as a sacred means for addressing social problems and organizing society. (Image: JR / …
  • The future of private prisons, explained 21 Mar 2017 22:12 Daily Independent The year 2016 was a wild one for the private prison industry. During the presidential election campaign, the Democratic challengers both called for an end to private prisons. The leader in the industry announced it would lay off 12 percent of headquarters …
  • Crime Pays Well: Eric Holder's Georgeto 21 Mar 2017 06:28 Black Star News Attorney General Holder [Speaking Truth To Power] Voter Disenfranchisement and the Criminalization of Blacks For Profit This week, Attorney General Eric Holder argued that ex-felons, who’ve already served their time, should be allowed to exercise the …
  • Private prisons, explained 21 Mar 2017 02:34 Greenwich Time Brett C. Burkhardt, Oregon State University (THE CONVERSATION) The year 2016 was a wild one for the private prison industry. During the presidential election campaign, the Democraticchallengers both called for an end to private prisons. The leader in the …
  • Trump administration reversal on private prison use faces pitfalls 16 Mar 2017 17:14 FOX News The Trump administration's plan to reconsider privately run prisons faces a web of complications amid litigation and allegations the industry cuts corners at the expense of security.  Last month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded an Obama-era …
  • Exposing the Audacious Project to Make Christian Converts in America's Prisons 14 Mar 2017 07:24 Alternet Photo Credit: Thomas Hawk / Flickr The following is an excerpt from the new book God in Captivity: The Rise of Faith-Based Ministries in the Age of Mass Incarceration by Tanya Erzen (Beacon Press, 2017). Reprinted with permission from Beacon Press: It …
  • Investors, Oligarchs, Mobsters and Capital Flight: Inside the Shadowy World of Trump’s Private Russian Connections 13 Mar 2017 04:44 Alternet Photo Credit: twitter.com/realDonaldTrump What Americans know about Donald Trump’s network of Russian/Former Soviet Union (FSU) connections keeps growing. A recent New Yorker report on Trump's “worst deal,” in Azerbaijan scratches the surface. …
  • Repeat Offense: Private Prisons Resurrection Represents Pay-To-Play 06 Mar 2017 21:16 The Seattle Medium Marc Morial By Marc H. Morial (Trice Edney Wire) – “The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian Novelist, “The House of the Dead,” 1862 Twenty-four hours after the election of Donald Trump …

Prison Abolition

  • AMHVoices: Prison Services’ work highly applauded 28 Mar 2017 16:26 Newsday THE work done by the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) is highly applauded. By Pardon Makunike,Our Reader Firstly, persons convicted of offences are punished to teach them a lesson so they realise the folly of their ways and that by being …
  • Sin Barras meeting 28 Mar 2017 01:15 Indybay Sin Barras is a group formed in 2012 in Santa Cruz, California comprised of individuals dedicated to prison abolition. We challenge traditional understandings of criminality and assert that oppressive forces use criminal justice systems as a tool to …
  • Visions of Abolition: From Critical Resistance to a New Way of Life 28 Mar 2017 01:15 Indybay Sin Barras presents a film screening of ... Visions of Abolition: From Critical Resistance to a New Way of Life Unfortunately, this film is only available in the English language without Spanish subtitles. This documentary was designed as a teaching tool …
  • Professor of disability studies speaks abolition of institutionalization 27 Mar 2017 20:00 Easternecho Liat Ben-Moshe, Ph.D., assistant professor of disability studies at The University Of Toledo. Liat Ben-Moshe, Ph.D., assistant professor of disability studies at the University of Toledo presented her lecture “Epistemologies of Abolition” as part of the …
  • Mandela-Like Iranian Cleric Has Finished His Prison Sentence but Has Not Been Released 14 Mar 2017 10:49 Iran Focus Iran Focus London, 14 Mar - A dissident Iranian cleric, who has been likened to Nelson Mandela, has completed his prison sentence but there are doubts that the Iranian Regime will ever release him. Ayatollah Seyed Hossein Kazemeini Boroujerdi was …
  • The Deportation Terror 27 Feb 2017 13:00 ABC Ethan Blue is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Western Australia, specialising in the history of punishment. Donald Trump and the U.S. Republican administration's controversial call for a new and massively militarized deportation force …
  • There Is a Growing Movement Across the Legal Community to Plan a Nationwide Walkout Against Trump 16 Feb 2017 03:55 Alternet Photo Credit: National Lawyers Guild The legal professionals whose careers are premised on working within the system are now taking aim at the system itself, throwing their weight behind a call for a strike on Friday, February 17 to oppose the Trump …
  • Exploiting Black Labor After the Abolition of Slavery 12 Feb 2017 15:54 truthout The US criminal justice system is riven by racial disparity.  The Obama administration pursued a plan to reform it. An entire news organization, The Marshall Project, was launched in late 2014 to cover it. Organizations like Black Lives Matter and The …
  • Prison abolition organization gets students involved in pen pal system with LGBTQ inmates 19 Jan 2017 18:16 Daily Northwestern Yvonne Kim, Assistant Campus Editor January 18, 2017 Representatives from prison abolition organization Black and Pink spoke to students Wednesday evening in hopes of connecting them to incarcerated LGBTQ individuals through a pen pal system. The event …
  • The Scandal of Chemical Weapons in U.S. Prisons 12 Jan 2017 04:49 Alternet Photo Credit: Justin Norman / Shrieking Tree Originally launched as a tool of trench combat during World War I, tear gas has been used around the world over the past century to enforce colonial rule, quell popular protests and aid in ethnic cleansing …

Corporate Crime

  • NBC Reality Chief Paul Telegdy on the Arnold-Trump 'Apprentice' Feud, Nick Cannon and Netflix 30 Mar 2017 15:47 Hollywood Reporter 6:30 AM PDT 3/30/2017 by Michael O'Connell The alternative department at NBC's Studio City offices is covered with something conspicuously absent from its Big Four rivals — evidence of recent hits. The network went from No. 4 to No. 1 on …
  • SNP ministers consider new offence to curb crooked shell companies 30 Mar 2017 15:32 Herald Scotland THE Scottish Government is considering a new criminal offence to help crackdown on organised crime exploiting Scottish Limited Partnerships (SLPs). Previously an obscure corporate entity, SLPs have become increasingly popular with overseas criminals, as …
  • Jihad’s Triumph On Westminster Bridge 30 Mar 2017 15:31 Daily Caller 5563340 The attacks keep coming. Murder or maiming by Muslims living among us is an almost daily occurrence in the West. The latest was knifeman Khalid Masood, who plowed a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, London, and then proceeded to slash at …
  • It's worse than whitewashing in 'Ghost in the Shell' 30 Mar 2017 15:29 The Herald While waiting for Scarlett Johansson to star in a "Black Widow" movie, we're having to make do with far-out action films like "Lucy," and her latest project, "Ghost in the Shell," a live-action remake of the 1995 Japanese …
  • Movie review: It's worse than whitewashing in 'Ghost in the Shell' 30 Mar 2017 15:25 The Sacramento Bee While waiting for Scarlett Johansson to star in a "Black Widow" movie, we're having to make do with far-out action films like "Lucy," and her latest project, "Ghost in the Shell," a live-action remake of the 1995 Japanese …
  • Trump Linked to at Least 10 Wealthy Former Soviet Businessmen 30 Mar 2017 15:07 Trending on EIN Newsdesk President Trump and his properties have been linked to at least 10 wealthy former Soviet businessmen with alleged ties to criminal organizations and money laundering. USA TODAY To expand his real estate developments over the years, Donald Trump, his …
  • Yapi Kredi Drives Improved Customer Service and Operational Efficiency with NICE Analytics 30 Mar 2017 13:22 ContactCenterWorld.com #contactcenterworld London, UK, March 29, 2017 -- NICE (Nasdaq:NICE) announced that Yapi Kredi, a bank in Turkey, reported rapid and measurable results from a customer insight initiative over the course of 2016. The financial institution credits NICE …
  • Did Congressional Silence On Police Violence 30 Mar 2017 12:22 Black Star News As with gun control, Rep. Ryan --rather than tackling police institutional racism head-on still has head buried in sand The murders of five Dallas Police officers—occurring near the Dealey Plaza site of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy—could …
  • Mugged: City Robs 66 Year-Old Woman’s Home 30 Mar 2017 12:10 Black Star News Due to the unprecedented rise in real estate value –which seems to be tapering—too many citizens and a large number of the elderly are being placed in nursing homes after they fall victim to ‘fraudclosures’ commonly being called, a “land grab.â …
  • When you make a movie about Scientology . . . Louis Theroux's church adventures 30 Mar 2017 10:12 Los Angeles Times On a sunny afternoon in Hollywood, three figures strolled through a residential neighborhood just south of Sunset Boulevard. As they paused to chat, a stranger clad in black and sporting a walkie-talkie made a beeline for them on a bicycle. “Hello,” he …

White Collar Crime

  • Justice Dept. watchdog critical of some cash seizures 30 Mar 2017 03:37 United Press International (UPI) March 29 (UPI) -- A Justice Department watchdog released a report critical of the process known as "asset seizure" that enables law enforcement to take cash and property from individuals suspected of committing crimes. The report, issued by the …
  • Two retired insurance agents found guilty of defrauding NC retirees of $11 million 30 Mar 2017 02:45 WRAL Raleigh, N.C. — Two retired insurance agents have been convicted in a massive insurance scheme that claimed 81 victims in 14 different North Carolina counties. According to officials, two men preyed on senior citizens and defrauded them of nearly $11 …
  • 2 retired NC insurance agents scam senior citizens out of millions 29 Mar 2017 18:36 WNCN RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Two retired insurance agents were convicted of targeting senior citizens in a multi-million dollar scam that covered 14 countines over seven years, the North Carolina Department of Insurance announced. Beginning in 2004, Milton …
  • Fraudster who made millions illegally shipping Apple products to the Middle East sentenced to five years in U.S. federal prison 28 Mar 2017 19:12 MacDailyNews Mar 28, 2017 - 03:09 PM UTC — AAPL: 143.959 (+3.079, +2.19%) | NASDAQ: 5882.45 (+42.07, +0.72%) Tuesday, March 28, 2017 · 1:55 pm · 3 Comments “A Seattle-area fraudster who made millions illegally shipping Apple products to the Middle East has been …
  • Special course on white collar crimes for NAB 28 Mar 2017 04:59 Nation LAHORE - The Lahore Garrison University has initiated a special training course of “Certified White Collar Crime Investigator” for NAB regarding investigation of white-collar crimes. Punjab Governor Rafique Rajwana was the chief guest at the inaugural …
  • From the ghetto streets, to the executive sui 27 Mar 2017 10:32 Black Star News  Meet Ken “Pimpin’ Ken” Ivy...a combination of razor sharp wit, a vivid personality and enough swagger for 10 men.  He is a self-made entrepreneur and author who grew up in the tough streets of East Side, Milwaukee.  He used his “gift of gab” and " …
  • What you should know about the economics of crime 26 Mar 2017 10:07 Citizen Sambo (not real name) was our houseboy. He did his chores uncomplainingly and generally behaved well. But Sambo had a game plan. He was casing our bedroom and trying to befriend the dog. Once his planning was done, he moved swiftly. In the wee hours of …
  • Manufacturing Genocidal Consent 26 Mar 2017 07:27 Black Star News [Global: Africa Commentary] What might not be apparent to readers of a recent article in The New York Times, under the by-line of Howard French, is that both Howard French and Mahmood Mamdani, whose book he reviews, suffer from similar afflictions. On …
  • FG urged to empower youths to stem criminality 25 Mar 2017 23:41 New Telegraph The Federal Government and other tiers of government, as well as Nigerians have been urged to support the youths across the country through talent discovery in order to eradicate crime and hooliganism now prevalent in the society. A former Deputy Vice …
  • Pre-employment drug testing shows increase in meth use by professionals 25 Mar 2017 16:11 Stuff CHLOE WINTER Last updated 05:00, March 26 2017 123RF Meth use is a growing problem in the professional sectors of society (file photo). An increasing number of white-collar jobs seekers are testing positive for methamphetamine, a drug testing firm boss …

State Crime

Environmental Crime

Critical Theory

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