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Criminology

  • What Former NYC Police Commissioner Bill Bratton’s Column Omitted About Racist Broken Windows Policing 03 Jun 2019 23:16 Black Star News Former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton still trying to defend bigoted "Broken Windows" policing... On Sunday, former New York City Commissioner Bill Bratton wrote an op-ed expressing frustration that the racially-applied “Broken Windows” policing …
  • Cave heroes win Australians of the Year 25 Jan 2019 18:44 News.com.au Every year, Australia celebrates those who work towards improving our country. Across fields ranging from science to community welfare, those nominated for Australian of the Year have inspired a nation through their achievements. Craig Challen and Richard …
  • Rochester 10 26 Dec 2018 06:45 City Newspaper Who makes Rochester Rochester? The people who are most often in the public eye are the elected officials, corporate leaders, university presidents and researchers, and entertainment figures. But thousands of Rochesterians make equally important …
  • Frances Kellor and the Birth of Multiculturalism 19 Oct 2018 00:55 Q-Notes Online by Victoria A. Brownworth, LGBT History Project Few topics in American politics under President Trump elicit more controversy than immigration. The same was true in early 20th century America when waves of immigrants flooded Ellis Island, causing fears …
  • Same city, different opportunities: Study maps life outcomes for children from Chicago neighborhoods 16 Oct 2018 14:11 Chicago Tribune America is known as the land of opportunity. But new research suggests that the American Dream is much harder to reach for some kids and that wide differences exist even for those who grow up in neighborhoods mere miles apart. Researchers from Harvard …
  • Charlottesville focuses on healing as Unite the Right heads to Washington 13 Aug 2018 16:48 NBCNews Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Residents, protesters and others gathered in this Virginia city on Sunday to mark the anniversary of tumultuous …
  • One year ago, a right-wing march in Charlottesville ended in violence 12 Aug 2018 07:28 euronews Last year's tumultuous clashes in Charlottesville gripped the nation and became a flash point in a renewed discussion about the state of race relations in America. White nationalists and anti-fascist counter-protesters clashed violently, and video …
  • "Feeling Race" and Other Crucial Issues: Join Thousands of Sociologists Aug. 11-14 in Philadelphia 12 Jul 2018 22:59 Newswise Contact: Naomi Paiss, Communications Director, at (202) 247-9859, npaiss@asanet.org, or (202) 440-0875 (cell); Johanna Olexy, Senior Communications Associate, at (202) 247-9873, communications@asanet.org, or (202) 251-6251 (cell). Newswise — July 11, 2018, …
  • Trump Is Still The Same Man Who Wanted The Central Park Five Executed 20 Jun 2018 09:45 Politics Daily Impulsive and emotional reactions are Donald J. Trump’s trademark ― even more so than displaying his name in big gold letters on luxury buildings. These traits helped Trump win the presidential election, and they continue to harm innocent people every day. …
  • Finding Her Voice 16 Nov 2017 08:15 City Weekly Long before she picketed at Weber State University, before she took the LDS Church to court, before a masked gunman threatened her life, before she was shackled by ICE agents and a lifetime before she sang opera to sublimate her anxiety, Victoria Sethunya …

Critical Criminology

  • 'Think before taking selfies at Chernobyl' - disaster 'orphan' hits out at TV tourism 20 Jun 2019 04:51 Irish Independent 0 Comments 'Think before taking selfies at Chernobyl' - disaster 'orphan' hits out at TV tourism Independent.ie A woman who was abandoned in a Russian orphanage after being born with defects as a result of the Chernobyl disaster has …
  • Confrontation not solution to growing radicalism: moot 20 Jun 2019 02:16 The News International Confrontation not solution to growing radicalism: moot ISLAMABAD: Speakers at a seminar here on Wednesday said that accommodation, not confrontation, is the solution to growing radicalism and violent extremism in the society. The seminar titled ‘Radical …
  • Do police body cameras make us safer? 19 Jun 2019 22:17 Yahoo News The 360 is a feature designed to show you diverse perspectives on the day’s top stories. Speed read What's happening: In theory, the use of police body cameras is easy to endorse, offering an unvarnished account of what happens when police and citizens …
  • Chernobyl orphan warns new TV tourism wave is 'disrespectful and dangerous' 19 Jun 2019 08:37 Breaking News from Ireland A survivor of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, who was abandoned in an orphanage before being adopted in Co Meath has described a new wave of tourism following the popular TV series as 'disrespectful and dangerous.' Raissa Carolan (26) has undergone …
  • Hong Kong, World Cup, Argentina: Your Monday Briefing 17 Jun 2019 04:45 International Herald Tribune (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning, We’re covering the enduring protests in Hong Kong, a newly uncovered U.S. attack on Russia’s grid and foreign bribery in China’s health care system. For the third time in a week, mass …
  • Pulse and Parkland shootings: Why was 1 cop called hero, other arrested? 09 Jun 2019 23:51 Daytona Beach News Journal ORLANDO — When Orlando police Officer Adam Gruler saw a shooter at the gay nightclub Pulse three years ago, he fired his handgun at him but did not pursue him inside, even as the gunman blasted a dance floor full of clubgoers with bullets from a high- …
  • Pulse, Parkland shootings: Why was 1 cop called hero, the other arrested? 07 Jun 2019 00:42 Post-Tribune of Northwest Indiana When Orlando police Officer Adam Gruler saw a shooter at the gay nightclub Pulse three years ago, he fired his handgun at him but did not pursue him inside, even as the gunman blasted a dance floor full of club-goers with bullets from a high-powered rifle, …
  • What Former NYC Police Commissioner Bill Bratton’s Column Omitted About Racist Broken Windows Policing 03 Jun 2019 23:16 Black Star News Former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton still trying to defend bigoted "Broken Windows" policing... On Sunday, former New York City Commissioner Bill Bratton wrote an op-ed expressing frustration that the racially-applied “Broken Windows” policing …
  • Report on street checks cost Nova Scotia government $95,000: documents 03 Jun 2019 18:18 CIHF A report that determined that African Nova Scotians were five times more likely to be stopped and street checked by police than the general population cost the Nova Scotia government $95,000, according to documents obtained by Global News in response to a …
  • Unauthorized immigrants are overwhelmingly law-abiding. But it won’t stop Trump. 02 Jun 2019 22:49 The Washington Post UNDER THE Trump administration, deportation agents have arrested unauthorized immigrants with no criminal records at more than three times the rate they were arrested during the final two years of the Obama administration. That may be surprising given the …

Crime Theory

  • Are your tinned tomatoes picked by slave labour? 20 Jun 2019 05:31 Guardian Weekly On 6 August last year, 14 immigrant farmhands in Foggia, on the ankle of the Italian boot, were coming home from a 12-hour shift picking tomatoes in 40C heat. The minibus carrying them was registered in Bulgaria; the driver didn’t have a licence or …
  • Inside Backpage.com’s Vicious Battle With the Feds 18 Jun 2019 10:54 Investing.com In Michael Lacey’s younger and more vulnerable years, his father gave him this advice: “Whenever someone pokes a finger in your chest, you grab that finger and you break it off at the knuckle.” Lacey grew up in the 1950s as a bright, bookish boy. His …
  • What if our opioid crisis is really about isolation? 12 Jun 2019 13:43 Colorado Springs Independent When Brittany Pettersen was 6 years old, her mother slipped on a skateboard and injured her back. Stacy Pettersen was prescribed opioids for her pain. Scarred from an abusive childhood, still living with an abusive, alcoholic husband, Stacy was a perfect …
  • Countering the threat to religious freedom and of religious extremism 12 Jun 2019 11:39 National Secular Society Countering extremism requires a whole-society response to uphold and promote democratic norms and principles and encourage debate and dialogue, says the lead commissioner for countering extremism Sara Khan. A healthy democracy requires a healthy and …
  • Everything Doug Ford Cut or Cancelled During His First Year as Premier 10 Jun 2019 11:44 Chatelaine.com Ontario premier Doug Ford was elected on a platform that promised to find billions of dollars in efficiencies in Ontario’s provincial budget. For a year after he and his majority Conservative government were sworn in, we’ve kept a running tally on what …
  • Oakland Is Slowly Solving America's Rising Gun Violence Trend 05 Jun 2019 12:14 Politics Daily As major cities throughout the United States have struggled to deal with rising gun violence over the years, one community in California is seeing a reversal of the trend in its own backyard. Oakland has cut its annual homicides and nonfatal shootings by …
  • Twitter Still Has A White Nationalist Problem 31 May 2019 00:11 Politics Daily Then Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, appeared at TED2019 in Vancouver, Canada, to talk about the “health of the conversation” on his platform. Dorsey, who still commands puffy profiles in The New York Times, often resorts to meaningless jargon when confronted …
  • [Journalism Essay Contest] Winners in humanities category 30 May 2019 08:22 Korea Herald Following are the winners of the 2019 Herald Journalism Essay Contest organized by Herald Edu in May. -- Ed. [Part 1] Media and Feminism: A South Korean Perspective By Shin Hee-eun Daewon Foreign Language High School “My life is not your porn!" Over …
  • Demography, Migration and Security in the Middle East 29 May 2019 00:40 Africa News This is an excerpt from Regional Security in the Middle East: Sectors, Variables and Issues. Get your free copy here. Population growth directly affects the sustainability of a society's resource base under the pressure of its needs and demands ( …
  • First Edition: May 20, 2019 20 May 2019 10:32 kaiserhealthnews.org Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations. Kaiser Health News: Why Missouri’s The Last Holdout On A Statewide Rx Monitoring Program Missouri retained its lonely title as the only state without a statewide prescription drug …

Black Lives Matter

  • Pride 2019: The History of Police and Pride 20 Jun 2019 11:11 Nashville Scene Photo: Daniel Meigs Fifty years ago this month, a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, an LGBTQ-friendly bar in New York City’s Greenwich Village, led to days of riots and spontaneously birthed the modern LGBTQ rights movement. That’s why Pride is celebrated …
  • Pride 2019: Loving Ourselves in the Face of Intolerance 20 Jun 2019 11:11 Nashville Scene As I sat down to work on an early draft of this story, I saw news of a lesbian couple badly beaten in a homophobic attack on a bus in London. The women, Melania Geymonat and her partner Chris, were attacked by a group of men who demanded the women kiss for …
  • The Voter Suppression Chronicles 20 Jun 2019 09:33 The American Prospect Early voting for the 2018 midterm election in Charlotte, North Carolina—a practice Republicans have sought to curtail because it increases minority turnout.  This article appears in the Summer 2019 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here.  …
  • Who is Yassar Yaqub? All about the Huddersfield 'drug dealer' shot dead by police on the M62 20 Jun 2019 09:00 Huddersfield Daily Examiner It was just before midnight on Monday January 2, 2017, when West Yorkshire Police confirmed they had shot a man dead on an M62 slip road. That man was Yassar Yaqub , a 28-year-old father of two who lived in Crosland Moor with his family. In the hours and …
  • Production Observes Journey of Enslaved in America 20 Jun 2019 08:01 Chicago Defender As chairman of the social science department at Kennedy-King College, Ted Williams III is always examining the issues that impact Urban communities. In wondering how to commemorate August 2019, the 400-year anniversary acknowledging the first occurrence of …
  • The six-year row that's led to Manchester fire brigade's 'anti terror' squad being axed - and could now put lives at risk 20 Jun 2019 08:00 Manchester Evening News The public could be in danger because of the disbanding of a team of specially trained firefighters to deal with terror attacks in Greater Manchester, says a critical report. Now a government inspector has called for "urgent" action to address …
  • Juneteenth: Then and Now 20 Jun 2019 08:00 Chicago Defender For more than 150 years, Juneteenth has been commemorated in the annals of history as it represents the last brick of slavery to fall. On June 19, 1865, our forefathers were given the good news by Union Army General Gordon Granger (who was acting on behalf …
  • Don't give up! How to stay healthy, happy and combative in impossible political times 20 Jun 2019 05:31 Guardian Weekly Every week it seems there is something new to protest about. If we are now in the Anthropocene age – where human effects on the globe take precedence over nature – we are also in the age of activism, one of protesting against our damaging impact on the …
  • Warren: 'On Juneteenth and every day: Black lives matter' 20 Jun 2019 01:34 The Hill Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenSanders tears into Trump in response to campaign kickoff rally Sanders tears into Trump in response to campaign kickoff rally Warren introduces universal child care legislation MORE (D-Mass.), a 2020 presidential …
  • 94 cops in St. Louis and Philly under investigation for offensive social media 20 Jun 2019 01:09 NBCNews At least 94 police officers in St. Louis and Philadelphia are now either on an "exclusion list" or have been placed on administrative leave while they are investigated for offensive social media posts. St. Louis’ top prosecutor added 22 names …

Gender and Crime

  • Bollywood’s blinders when it comes to caste 06 Jun 2019 22:22 livemint.com New Delhi: Early last week, India’s Twitterverse was witness to an intriguing phenomenon. Indians were openly talking about aukat (status) and caste, a topic that is ever-present in the country but almost never publicly discussed. The immediate trigger was …
  • Dr. King and Mr. Garrow 04 Jun 2019 19:50 Indybay The historian David Garrow made his reputation with his 1986 biography of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Bearing the Cross, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1987. As the title suggests, Garrow provided a mostly admiring depiction of the civil rights …
  • 'Feminist' is so politicised a word that MPs like Dominic Raab are afraid to use it – just as sexists always wanted 01 Jun 2019 20:19 Independent If I said to you I wasn’t a racist, but I didn’t believe in civil rights, what would you call me? How about if I said I wasn’t ablest but I didn’t think disabled access should be a concern? Or, that I wasn’t homophobic but I’d prefer it if gay couples didn …
  • The ‘victim card’: why Pakistan remains a dangerous country for women 30 May 2019 11:19 The Express Tribune Pakistan is not a country where the ‘harassment card’ can be ‘played’; harassment is a cruel reality we must come to accept. PHOTO: FLICKR The rise of the #MeToo movement not only broke barriers internationally, it also created waves within Pakistan and …
  • Taradale Cricket Club says groper 'one bad weed' despite photo going unreported for months 13 May 2019 12:00 Stuff Taradale Cricket Club says it doesn't have a culture problem despite three months passing before an indecent photo posted to a team Facebook group chat was reported to police. On Thursday, Jason Trembath, who used to play for the club, was revealed as …
  • New on Netflix May 2019: Every movie and TV show joining from The Society to Ava DuVernay's When They See Us 02 May 2019 17:24 The Independent A new month means another batch of films and television shows to add to your Netflix list. As ever, there’s a whole load of content to sink your teeth into throughout May, ranging from a new game show called Flinch right through to new comedy Wine Country …
  • Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile: Zac Efron denies new film glamourises serial killer Ted Bundy 01 May 2019 09:17 The Independent Zac Efron has defended his new film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile from accusations it glamourises serial killer Ted Bundy.  Ever since the film’s debut at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, there’s been a debate as to whether the …
  • What’s Coming (and Going) To Crave in May 29 Apr 2019 18:53 Chatelaine.com Our definition of heaven on earth is a quiet evening in with our stretchy pants on, a bowl of popcorn perfectly balanced on our stomachs and endless hours of binge-watching. Light some scented candles and slap on a face mask and you’ve got yourself some …
  • What Happens to Palestinians Who Demand a Better Life? 12 Apr 2019 13:48 Daily Alert Latest Analysis and Commentary by Khaled Abu Toameh  •  April 12, 2019 at 5:00 am Mohammed Safi is reported to have lost his eyesight while being held in a Hamas prison. His crime: participation in demonstrations calling for an end to the economic crisis …
  • What Should We Make of Joe Biden? 05 Apr 2019 16:01 Politico Everyone’s talking about Joe Biden. In the past week, several women have said the former vice president and senator, who is mulling a 2020 run, made them uncomfortable with his overly familiar style of touching—his “tactile” style, as he has called it. …

Prison Privatization

  • Families bury prison riot victims, as Brazil admits it knew clash was 'imminent' 30 May 2019 20:41 CBC Authorities in Brazil faced a growing backlash on Thursday after confirming they received warnings of an "imminent confrontation" between opposing gangs just days before 55 inmates were killed in violent prison clashes. Amazonas state prison …
  • Anger rises after yet another wave of Brazil prison violence 30 May 2019 04:07 Ledger Enquirer Anger rises after yet another wave of Brazil prison violence By DIANE JEANTET and VICTOR CAIVANO Associated Press May 30, 2019 12:00 AM MANAUS, Brazil Fury was rising among the relatives of dozens of inmates killed in prison riots as they demanded the …
  • From counseling to the commissary, how the private sector shapes 'offender-funded justice' 14 May 2019 20:28 Phys.org Fines and fees are standard procedure in the criminal justice system—and the greater an accused person's involvement, from challenging a traffic ticket to a felony conviction, the higher the costs. What's more, the entities levying those fines and …
  • Study explores privatization of public systems of justice 14 May 2019 00:03 Phys.org Since the 1980s, federal and local governments have increasingly used public money to hire private firms to house and manage people who are incarcerated. In the last few years, the number of incarcerated individuals held in privately operated institutions …
  • The Trump Administration Is Expanding Its Network Of Privatized Immigrant Prisons 04 May 2019 08:15 Politics Daily The Trump administration awarded three contracts to expand a network of immigrant-only federal penitentiaries involving the country’s second-largest private prison company this week, marking the culmination of its promise to keep relying on private …
  • How Private Equity Is Turning Public Prisons Into Big Profits 02 May 2019 03:39 The Nation A man imprisoned in Texas talks to his son via video screen during a family visit in 2015. (AP / David J. Phillip) When the Bellamy Creek correctional facility’s longtime kitchen officer decided to leave in 2014, David Angel requested the position. …
  • Locked out of care: Brain fungus death points to extensive problems in Kansas prisons 28 Apr 2019 13:57 Wichita Eagle Locked out of care: Brain fungus death points to extensive problems in Kansas prisons First-hand experience makes Lamonte McIntyre critical of care provided to Kansas inmates Lamonte McIntyre, freed in 2017 after 23 years in Kansas prisons for a crime he …
  • The nation’s largest private prisons operator is based in Florida. And profits are up 22 Apr 2019 12:12 Bradenton Herald The nation’s largest private prisons operator is based in Florida. And profits are up Some 2.2 million Americans are behind bars. About 150,000 of those are in Florida. That means the United States locks up more of its citizens than any other country in …
  • SPLC proposes collaborative plan to move Alabama out of prison crisis 10 Apr 2019 01:44 WHNT Please enable Javascript to watch this video MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Southern Poverty Law Center sent a letter Tuesday to Governor Kay Ivey and Alabama Department of Corrections Commissioner Jefferson Dunn. In the letter, they encouraged the state to work …
  • Crime Pays Well: Eric Holder's Georgeto 08 Apr 2019 11:54 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 …

Prison Abolition

  • Tiffany Cabán Wants to Transform What It Means To Be a DA 13 Jun 2019 17:00 The Nation Tiffany Cabán is campaigning to become Queens's next district attorney. Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. As a public defender …
  • Should inmates be allowed to vote? Yes: It would reform America's outdated prison policies 10 Jun 2019 00:13 Duluth News Tribune Today more than 6 million citizens are still disqualified from voting as a result of their incarceration. This new suffrage movement has arisen because more and more Americans have come to realize our democracy is flawed due to draconian practices that …
  • Allowing prisoners to vote would reform America’s outdated prison policies 31 May 2019 02:15 San Francisco Bay View by Amani Sawari Since the U.S. was established, there has never been a time in history where all its citizens could vote. At first, only property-owning white men 21 and over could vote. In 1868 the right to vote was white men who were 21 and older. It …
  • Unpaid prison labor continues to power Florida 27 May 2019 02:55 Gainesville Sun Florida is one of only a handful of states that use unpaid inmate labor. All of them are Southern and have disproportionately black prison populations. In the spring of 1923, nearly a hundred witnesses testified to the horrific conditions at the state’s …
  • Morgan Bassichis’s Haunted American Songbook 23 May 2019 11:40 The Nation Morgan Bassichis performs Damned If You Duet. (Courtesy of Morgan Bassichis) Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. Sitting at the …
  • Letting inmates vote would aid prison reform efforts 12 May 2019 06:27 Gaston Gazette Since the U.S. was established, there has never been a time in history where all of its citizens could vote. At first, only property-owning white men 21 and older could vote. In 1868, the right to vote was white men who were 21 and older. It wasn’t until …
  • Pro-Con debate: Allowing America's huge prison population to vote would reform our outdated prison policies 11 May 2019 00:51 www.recordnet.com Since the U.S. was established, there has never been a time in history where all its citizens could vote. At first, only property owning white men 21 and over could vote. In 1868 the right to vote was white men who were 21 and older. It wasn’t until 1870 …
  • Basemental: Music for a World without Jails 10 May 2019 14:51 Valley Advocate By Will Meyer - May 10, 2019 Before prisons became the inevitable institutions they are today, believe it or not, they were introduced as a reform; a humane alternative to torture or death. In 1790, English common law condemned those guilty of “petty …
  • Parole justice moves forward in New York State despite police union publicity stunt 09 May 2019 23:52 San Francisco Bay View by Naomi Jaffe, New York State Prisoner Justice Network The tide is turning on parole injustice in New York, and the police unions do not like it one bit. In early March, a newspaper article revealed that the New York City Police Benevolent Association was …
  • Meet the Grown-Ups Keeping Kids Out of Prison 02 May 2019 04:14 The Nation A juvenile detention facility in Alabama. (AP Photo / Rob Carr) One Saturday morning 13 years ago, Darryl Thompson went to brush his teeth. The 15-year-old from the Bronx was with four other boys at Tryon, a notorious juvenile prison in upstate New …

Corporate Crime

  • FNC's Carlson: 'Conservatives Might Want to Pause and Rethink the Relationship' with the Kochs 20 Jun 2019 11:41 Breitbart On Wednesday, Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson argued conservatives should “rethink” their relationship with the Koch Brothers. Charles and David Koch are two of the richest men in the world. Each is worth tens of billions of dollars. Some of their …
  • Durham Council bosses reject call to introduce drug and alcohol testing for staff 20 Jun 2019 11:02 Evening Chronicle Council bosses have shut down suggestions they should introduce compulsory 'Big Brother' drug and alcohol testing for staff. In a question raised at Wednesday's Durham County Council meeting, independent opposition councillor Alex Watson asked …
  • Still Manufacturing Consent: An Interview With Noam Chomsky 20 Jun 2019 10:34 Fair by Alan MacLeod Alan MacLeod interviewed Noam Chomsky via Skype on March 13, 2018, for MacLeod’s new book Propaganda in the Information Age: Still Manufacturing Consent. They discussed the origins of the classic work of media criticism (co-authored with …
  • MedMen Continues Northern California Retail Expansion into City of Vallejo 20 Jun 2019 10:33 Calgary Herald LOS ANGELES — MedMen Enterprises Inc. (“MedMen” or the “Company”) (CSE: MMEN) (OTCQX: MMNFF) announced today plans to open a retail cannabis store in the Northern California city of Vallejo. This will be MedMen’s fourth planned retail store in Northern …
  • Judge Judy Is Still Judging You 20 Jun 2019 10:19 International Herald Tribune We finished lunch and moved to a cabana by the pool, joining her stepdaughter, Nicole, and Nicole’s son, Alexei, who were visiting from Westchester and killing time before massages. Nicole sat barefoot with a fresh pedicure, her aviators and watch glinting …
  • Full text of President Ram Nath Kovind's speech at Parliament [READ] 20 Jun 2019 10:06 International Business Times President Ram Nath Kovind's addresses the joint sitting of Parliamentl.Rick Rycroft - Pool /Getty Images Addressing the session of Parliament on Thursday, June 20, President Ram Nath Kovind congratulated the newly-elected MPs. He said the people of …
  • International financial system is culpable in Gupta looting 20 Jun 2019 07:48 Citizen The international financial system is culpable and must now track down the money looted by the Guptas and repay it to the South African Treasury. This was the call by British politician Lord Peter Hain in his keynote address at the South African Property …
  • Cancer con artist Belle Gibson spent $90,000 and went abroad, court hears 20 Jun 2019 07:13 ABC.net.au Posted June 20, 2019 16:08:15 Cancer fraudster Belle Gibson spent more than $90,000 in two years and went to Bali and Africa, but still claims she cannot pay her fine for conning Australians. Key points: Consumer Affairs Victoria is attempting to recover a …
  • California goes after Trump EPA for plan to increase coal production 20 Jun 2019 06:43 KSBW California goes after Trump EPA for plan to increase coal production Attorney general Xavier Becerra said California will sue the Trump administration over the Affordable Clean Energy rule, which is designed to fulfill the president’s campaign promise to …
  • Catalyst for change - Menzies urges JFF, sponsors to aid Girlz in effort to spread women’s game in communities 20 Jun 2019 06:42 Jamaica Gleaner GRENOBLE, France: The story of Jamaica’s road to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup (FWWC) qualification is well documented. Raised from the ashes through the benevolence of Cedella Marley, daughter of reggae icon Bob Marley, the Reggae Girlz booked their …

White Collar Crime

  • Two directors of IL&FS arrested by Mumbai ED: Reports 19 Jun 2019 16:20 The Economic Times The Enforcement Directorate today arrested two former directors of IL&FS in connection with a money laundering case, according to news wire agency PTI. They have been identified as the former Joint Managing Director of IL&FS financial services Arun …
  • No mala fide intention found in Zardari’s arrest: IHC 19 Jun 2019 03:24 The News International No mala fide intention found in Zardari’s arrest: IHC ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman is authorised to issue arrest warrants for any accused even after the submission of reference in the trial court, Islamabad High Court’s (IHC …
  • Exxon's defense against climate change suit narrowed by judge 18 Jun 2019 16:13 Pensions & Investments A judge blocked many of Exxon Mobil Corp.'s planned defenses in a New York state lawsuit accusing the energy giant of misleading investors about the potential impact of climate change on its finances. Justice Barry Ostrager in Manhattan on Wednesday …
  • Klobuchar releases 'first 100 days' list 18 Jun 2019 13:40 Grand Forks Herald That list, which she released early Tuesday morning, June 18, fills more than 16 printed pages and contains 136 items - 137 including the final entry, which reads: "And more!" Roughly half of these promises involve reversing or counteracting …
  • The cost of a fraudulent romance? $250,000 17 Jun 2019 22:28 Buffalo News In May of last year, Richard Edvin connected with a local woman on Instagram, and their friendship quickly turned romantic. Even though they had never met, the Oregon man communicated with the woman on an almost daily basis, their intimate texts and phone …
  • Readers share complicated, conflicting views on race 17 Jun 2019 21:06 The Washington Post July 17, 2013 Richard Cohen’s column on the Florida jury’s acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin dominates our reader comment boards with more than 3,700 responses that summarize the complicated and conflicting views we hold …
  • Supreme Court ruling deals potential blow to Paul Manafort as he battles state charges - Fox News 17 Jun 2019 19:30 Google Manafort is serving four years for tax and bank fraud and will remain in solitary confinement for his own protection. A Supreme Court ruling in the case of an Alabama man who pleaded guilty to a gun charge could have major implications for the unrelated …
  • Becca Blackwell Is A Natural Disruptor 17 Jun 2019 16:24 Politics Daily Becca Blackwell was sitting at Cheryl’s Global Soul, a venerable soul food restaurant in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Blackwell, who is trans and uses they/them pronouns, had just left their CrossFit gym a few blocks away when, right outside, a man …
  • Paul Kimmage meets Gareth Farrelly: Making the most of life in the second chance...   16 Jun 2019 20:15 Irish Independent No, the most interesting thing about Gareth Farrelly is the brown, chicken salad pita that was sitting in his belly as he drove towards Bournemouth that afternoon. The date was Wednesday, April 30, 2008. His daughter, Isobel, was four years old. He had …
  • Stakeholders identify lack of forensic expertise in Nigeria’s anti-graft war 16 Jun 2019 14:49 Herald Shortage of forensic facilities and expertise have been identified as major setbacks in the fight against corruption and illicit financial flows in Nigeria, according to some stakeholders. The stakeholders, including accountants, auditors and financial …

State Crime

  • Crime against women, children on rise in city 20 Jun 2019 11:26 Bombay News Mumbai has seen a gradual increase in the number of serious crimes committed against women and children between 2013 and 2018. According to a written reply submitted by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who also handles the Home Department, in the Assembly …
  • Victorian Police Minister on state crime statistics 20 Jun 2019 09:56 Australian Broadcasting Corporation Posted June 20, 2019 13:38:54 Victoria's Police Minister Lisa Neville says a "small group" of young people are responsible for serious crimes in the state. Source: ABC News | Duration: 47sec Topics: law-crime-and-justice, crime, crime- …
  • State lawmakers pass farmworker rights legislation 20 Jun 2019 08:45 Times Herald Record ALBANY — Lawmakers have voted to give farmworkers the right to organize and collect overtime after 60 hours of work per week. The Democrat-led Senate and Assembly passed the legislation Wednesday after several hours of debate. Supporters said farmworkers …
  • Letter: Utah moves toward being a sanctuary state 20 Jun 2019 08:21 Now Salt Lake Federal immigration authorities can deport a person who is in the United States illegally and is convicted of a crime where the sentence is for 365 days or more. A new law, H.B 244, sponsored by Rep. Eric Hutchings and signed by Gov. Gary Herbert, changed …
  • St. Paul police investigate possible hate crime at Metro State University 20 Jun 2019 07:49 Star Tribune St. Paul police are investigating a possible hate crime after a Metropolitan State University employee reported being attacked on campus Wednesday afternoon by a man asking: “What are you doing in my country?” Officers responded to the St Paul campus …
  • Karnataka Cong. dissolved; state chief, working president retained 20 Jun 2019 04:29 Eastern Mirror New Delhi/Bengaluru, June 19 (PTI): Amid growing rumblings within the Karnataka Congress, the grand old party dissolved its unit in the southern state on Wednesday, while retaining its president and working president. “The AICC has decided to dissolve …
  • Victoria's crime rate stable, as police warn community 'hammered' with negative reporting 20 Jun 2019 04:21 Australian Broadcasting Corporation Posted June 20, 2019 13:38:54 Victorian police say social media and negative reporting are stoking fears in the community despite the state's crime rate remaining stable over the last 12 months. Key points: The number of females aged under 19 accused …
  • There’s nothing to fear about state police – Yusuff 20 Jun 2019 03:52 New Telegraph The lawmaker representing Alimosho Constituency I in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Bisi Yusuff, in this interview, urges President Muhammadu Buhari to declare state of emergency on security to curb the spate of killings across the country. He …
  • Perversion Of Justice: State C.I.D Panti And The Missing Case File By Onome Amawhe 20 Jun 2019 03:46 Sahara Reporters Property Tax I have always read about landlords in fast-gentrifying neighborhoods, eager to bring in higher-paying renters, drive out tenants by harassing them with bills, making renters uncomfortable and sometimes assaulting them as was my recent …
  • State lawmakers put an end to ‘gay panic’ defense for violent crimes 20 Jun 2019 03:39 WPIX ALBANY — Lawmakers have banned a controversial legal defense strategy known as “gay panic,” an idea that defendants that commit violent crimes — even homicide — do so because of temporary insanity brought on by their victims’ sexual orientation or gender …

Environmental Crime

Critical Theory

  • Pastor: Identity politics, Marxism basis of So. Baptist resolution 17 Jun 2019 16:01 One News Now The Southern Baptist Convention passed a resolution last week that one pastor says alludes to a Marxist ideology as a complement to biblical solutions to racism and other cultural ills. Last Wednesday, "Resolution #9 – On Critical Race Theory and …
  • 'Mayor Pete' is Gramsci's perfect socialist vehicle for cultural destruction 21 May 2019 13:10 The American Thinker In a significant way, "Mayor Pete" Buttigieg is the embodiment of his father Joseph — and, by extension, Antonio Gramsci. Buttigieg Senior was a professor of critical theory and the relationship between culture and politics at Notre Dame …
  • Paul Mason: The manifesto of a Marxist snowflake 07 May 2019 04:22 Irish Times Paul Mason is a snowflake and proud of it. Not just that but a Marxist, antifascist snowflake. “As a journalist I have always been trained to speak and write in clear, Anglo-Saxon, concrete words,” he declares in his broad Lancashire accent. “The allure of …
  • In Brazil, a Hostility to Academe 06 May 2019 07:47 Inside Higher Ed First, they announced they were considering withdrawing funding from sociology and philosophy programs. Writing on Twitter a week ago Friday, Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro said, “the goal is to focus on areas that will have immediate return …
  • Chronicling the Age of Hobsbawm: A Q&A With Historian Richard Evans 02 May 2019 03:37 The Nation (Courtesy of Oxford University Press) Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. For many years, Eric Hobsbawm (1917–2012) was the world’s …
  • How Labor Will Impose the Queer Revolution - 29 Apr 2019 02:04 Sydneyanglicans.net In December 2018, the ALP voted on the national platform they will take to the federal election. Among a suite of policies to advance the cause of LGBT rights, it included a statement of strong opposition to the deplorable practice of “conversion therapy”. …
  • Srećko Horvat: ‘The current system is more violent than any revolution’ 21 Apr 2019 22:59 The Guardian Up until the collapse of Yugoslavia in 1991, foreigners were not allowed to visit the beautiful Dalmatian island of Vis, then home to a major naval base. Two years ago it was the location for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, doubling as the fictional Greek …
  • What Jordan Peterson's Followers Don't Know About Žižek or Postmodernism 17 Apr 2019 23:12 Stranger As I said before, the April 19 debate between Jordan Peterson and Slavoj Žižek is a great waste of time. Žižek, the philosopher, exists on a planet that has a pretty close relationship with reality. Jordan Peterson, a self-help guru, exists on a planet …
  • Slavoj Zizek says 'the dream of universal liberal democracy is over' 17 Apr 2019 07:50 Independent Sitting across from Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek, I begin to discern a pattern to his thought. Things are bad, catastrophic even, but never in the way we understand. The #MeToo movement failed, not because it alienated moderate supporters, but …
  • How will China celebrate key student revolts this year without inspiring future revolts? 06 Apr 2019 03:26 ABC.net.au Updated April 06, 2019 14:07:45 As people offer tributes to dead ancestors and China's "revolutionary martyrs" for the annual Qingming Festival, social media influencers on Beijing's payroll are working overtime. Key points: There is …

Vegan Criminology

  • A new attack on the Central Park carriage horses 20 Jun 2019 09:15 NYPOST The City Council took up the next bid to kill the Central Park horse carriage industry Tuesday. The so-called Carriage Horse Heat Relief bill from Councilman Keith Powers (D-Manhattan) would, in effect, lower the point at which horses must stop working, …
  • In the Courtroom: Outlaw Beverage Denied Preliminary Injunction in A Shoc Case [Updated] 20 Jun 2019 08:48 Bevnet Outlaw Beverage, Co-Founder Collins in Dispute Over A-Shoc Editor’s Note: This story has been updated from its original version.  On Tuesday, Outlaw Beverage Inc. was denied a preliminary injunction in the Delaware Court of Chancery that would have blocked …
  • Zamboanga hospital parries accusations in death of patient 20 Jun 2019 08:09 Mindanao Examiner ZAMBOANGA CITY – The Zamboanga City Medical Center has strongly denied accusations by the family of a Muslim boy who died recently there was due to neglect. The five-year old Edzhar Damasani, who was attacked by a pack of dogs in Basilan province last week …
  • Ga West Municipal Assembly auctions 4 ‘arrested’ goats for GHC665 20 Jun 2019 07:35 Ghana MMA General News of Thursday, 20 June 2019 Source: Graphic.com.gh 2019-06-20 The Ga West Municipal Assembly has auctioned the four goats which it recently arrested for straying and realized GHC665 from the auction. The move, according to the Municipal Chief …
  • From the Mailbag: Baldwinsville Messenger, June 19 20 Jun 2019 07:00 Skaneateles Press Jun 19, 2019 Ashley M. Casey Baldwinsville Messenger, Government, Politics, Your Opinion Rode running for Lysander supervisor To the editor: This letter is to the registered voters of the Conservative and Independence Parties in the town of Lysander. My …
  • Animal Safety and Wellbeing are Priorities on America’s Farms 20 Jun 2019 06:32 FarmBureau Take care of your land and animals, and they will take care of you. Farmers and ranchers live by these words, and we take our role as caretakers seriously. That’s why it pains the whole community to hear of any kind of mistreatment within the farm gate. …
  • Conservation groups welcome Canada’s ban on shark fin trade, bestiality and animal fighting 20 Jun 2019 04:33 Radio Canada InternationaI Shark fins are seen during their drying process at Kalibaru district in Jakarta, Indonesia. The federal Liberal government is backing a move to ban shark fin imports. (Beawiharta/Reuters) Conservation and animal rights groups are applauding Canada’s …
  • Canada passes new law cracking down on animal cruelty, bestiality 19 Jun 2019 22:54 CBC Parliament has passed a new law cracking down on animal cruelty that will list those convicted of bestiality on Canada's national sex offenders registry. Bill C-84 also changes wording in the Criminal Code to clarify that bestiality involves any …
  • Meat, Dairy Push Back Against Analogues 19 Jun 2019 21:10 Food Processing Proteins By Pan Demetrakakes, Senior Editor Jun 19, 2019 Louisiana has become the latest state to forbid the use of “meat” to describe products not derived directly from animals. The legislation signed earlier this month by governor Bel Edwards explicitly …
  • Assembly Auctions 4 ‘Arrested’ Goats For GHc665 19 Jun 2019 20:48 Modern Ghana The Ga West Municipal Assembly has, in an uncharacteristic way auctioned four goats for GH₵665. The move, according to the Municipal Chief Executive of the area, Clement Wilkinson, was to deter people from leaving their domestic animals to stray in people…