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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

  • A LEVELS: The results in full from around Calderdale 17 Aug 2017 20:04 Evening Courier Hundreds of students have been collecting their A level results at colleges and sixth forms across Calderdale. A Level students are also being offered a FREE Nando’s today as part of the celebrations or commiserations Here are all the results from the …
  • Students celebrate 'impressive' results at New College Durham 17 Aug 2017 13:24 Sunderland Echo Sixth form centre students and staff at New College Durham discovered that their hard work had paid off with an impressive set of A-Level results. They celebrated a 100% pass rate in 17 A-Level subjects including Further Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Law …
  • Will Students Stay Away From White Supremacists? 16 Aug 2017 09:17 Inside Higher Ed Eight days before the protests in Charlottesville, Va., that left a woman dead, the president of the University of Virginia beseeched her campus: don’t go to the rally. President Teresa Sullivan released a statement Aug. 4, telling students (most of whom …
  • CSUN Launches New Department of Criminology and Justice Studies 14 Aug 2017 19:15 CSUN The meaning of justice in the context of U.S. and global crime and criminal justice institutions is a core focus of California State University, Northridge’s newest academic department, the Department of Criminology and Justice Studies, which launches its …
  • National leadership needed to fight the opioid crisis 09 Aug 2017 20:12 The Hill The opioid crisis claims more than 91 Americans per day from overdoses; more than die of car crashes, gun violence or murders. Although the rate of opioid addiction has risen recently at an alarming rate, there is a misimpression that legitimate opioid …
  • Study: Arizona spends $600K a day to house drug offenders in prison 06 Aug 2017 02:33 Tucson.com With the fifth-highest incarceration rate in the nation, Arizona is spending nearly $600,000 a day to house drug offenders in prison, according to a new study. The American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker organization that works toward social justice …
  • Hot Nights, Cold Cases, Part 2: Homicide Detective Can Be 'Loneliest Job in the World' 31 Jul 2017 03:00 Phoenix New Times (PART 1: Gina Guthrie and Sandra Jakubowski were both last seen in Phoenix on Oct. 13, 2007. Their bodies were found within 17 hours of each other, about four miles apart. A decade later, their cases remain among the many hundreds of unsolved murders in …
  • EDITORIAL: Body cams can protect police, public alike 30 Jul 2017 03:54 Waco Tribune-Herald For instance, police have watched and waited as body cams were put to use by other police departments across the country. They’ve done so not only to allow time and experience to bring forth critical refinements in the technology but also to see how other …
  • Police: City Market deaths won’t count toward Savannah’s yearly homicide total 23 Jul 2017 01:41 Savannah Morning News The numbers tell the tale. Well, usually. Since the summer of 2015, Savannah has seen a generous uptick in violent crime, which is often illustrated by the number of homicides investigated by Savannah-Chatham police. In 2015, police investigated 53 …
  • Family of Australian woman fatally shot by Minneapolis police wants changes 20 Jul 2017 22:52 CapitalGazette.com The family of an Australian woman shot dead by a Minneapolis police officer wants changes in police protocols, including a look at how often officers are required to turn on their body cameras, a family attorney told local media. Other police shootings …

Crime Theory

  • Legal weed—an accidental solution to the opioid crisis? 14 Aug 2017 13:23 Medical Xpress There is growing evidence for the use of cannabis in treating opioid addiction. Credit: Shutterstock It's hard to go a day in Canada without hearing about at least one of two types of drugs – but for vastly different reasons. One class of drug—opioids …
  • National Column: The truth is out there. The problem is that we don’t believe it 08 Aug 2017 16:18 Morinville News by Edward Keenan THE AGE OF UNREASON Facts and other fiction We like to think our beliefs are influenced by facts and logic. But that isn’t quite true – and perhaps has never been less true than now. We delve into the science, politics and reality of The …
  • Finding a way forward in our moment of truths: Age of Unreason 05 Aug 2017 11:56 The Star The age of unreason: We want to believe facts matter, but the truth is they don't. And now that we know that, what do we do about it?  (BOEN JIANG ILLUSTRATION)   Fact-based arguments were not always at the forefront of late mayor Rob Ford’s campaigns …
  • What You Can Do to Prepare for the AI-Powered, Robot-Driven Work Revolution 29 Jul 2017 19:27 FOX Business In this episode of Motley Fool Answers, Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp are joined by senior Motley Fool analyst Simon Erickson to talk about the disruptive trends of artificial intelligence, robotics, and automation. Recent studies conclude that huge …
  • The deadly secret cruise lines don't want you to know 24 Jul 2017 20:43 NYPOST In August 2004, Merrian Carver, a 40-year-old mother of one from Massachusetts, boarded a ship with Celebrity Cruises that sailed from Seattle to Alaska. She chose to travel alone while her daughter stayed with her ex-husband in England. She never made it …
  • Public choice theory is crucial to understanding the criminal justice system 21 Jul 2017 20:35 The Washington Post Nancy MacLean’s new book, “Democracy in Chains,” is causing a lot of controversy. In the book, MacLean, a well-regarded and award-winning historian at Duke University, takes on the late libertarian economist and Nobel laureate James Buchanan, one of the …
  • The dark side of cruises 20 Jul 2017 22:49 MarketWatch In August 2004, Merrian Carver, a 40-year-old mother of one from Massachusetts, boarded a ship with Celebrity Cruises that sailed from Seattle to Alaska. She chose to travel alone while her daughter stayed with her ex-husband in England. She never made it …
  • The dark side of cruises: Since 2000, nearly 300 people have gone overboard 20 Jul 2017 17:37 MarketWatch In August 2004, Merrian Carver, a 40-year-old mother of one from Massachusetts, boarded a ship with Celebrity Cruises that sailed from Seattle to Alaska. She chose to travel alone while her daughter stayed with her ex-husband in England. She never made it …
  • The dark side of cruising: Since 2000, nearly 300 have gone overboard on cruises and ferries 20 Jul 2017 17:21 MarketWatch In August 2004, Merrian Carver, a 40-year-old mother of one from Massachusetts, boarded a ship with Celebrity Cruises that sailed from Seattle to Alaska. She chose to travel alone while her daughter stayed with her ex-husband in England. She never made it …
  • Pro-Trump media are pushing a new voter fraud conspiracy theory 19 Jul 2017 23:01 Media Matters For America Radio host Bill Mitchell: Coloradans are“CANCELLING their registrations ...Because they’re FAKE.” [Twitter, 7/8/17, 7/16/17] Voter Registration Irregularities And Voter Fraud Are Not The Same Brennan Center Found No Instances Of Voter …

Black Lives Matter

  • Charlottesville, Trump and angry white males 17 Aug 2017 23:05 FOX News I’m going to tackle the ten-ton elephant in the room. Charlottesville. What a disgrace. What a tragedy. But what the hell does it have to do with President Donald Trump? The answer is nothing. Let me explain. I truly am the expert on what happened in …
  • Teacher tackles Charlottesville with students who are 'growing up black in America' 17 Aug 2017 22:58 IndyStar.com IPS' Arlington High School history students come together to discuss recent events in Charlottesville. Kelly Wilkinson/IndyStar   The lights were low Thursday afternoon in teacher Delvonte Arnold’s world history class at Arlington High School. …
  • Anti-racism march planned in Kittery 17 Aug 2017 22:57 Seacoastonline.com Alex LaCasse @Nomad_Reports KITTERY, Maine — In light of the racially-charged violence on the part of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, a march will be held in Kittery on Saturday in response to calls for action from civil rights leaders to …
  • These 11 Confederate Monuments Need to Go 17 Aug 2017 22:47 Care2 Healthy Living White supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend highlighted the need for swift removal of Confederate monuments from public lands — even though this effort is far from new. New Orleans has already removed Confederate memorials, and …
  • Dozens line up to turn themselves in for ‘crime’ of toppling Confederate monument 17 Aug 2017 22:37 Palm Beach Post DURHAM, N.C. Eight people have been charged with tearing down a Confederate monument Monday in Durham, North Carolina.  On Thursday -- in solidarity with those charged with toppling the statue -- about 100 Durham residents crowded into line at the Durham …
  • How Donald Trump is losing America's support after his reaction to Charlottesville violence 17 Aug 2017 22:36 Evening Standard As President Trump blew up the last, delicate bridges connecting him to America’s political centre this week, the White House quietly removed the bike-share station installed in its grounds under President Obama.  This is an administration hurtling …
  • Portland anti-fascist activists invoke Charlottesville, vow 'fight for justice in the streets' 17 Aug 2017 22:34 OregonLive.com A band of activists on Thursday railed against far-right groups that have promoted racism and white supremacy in Portland and other cities around the country, vowing they would continue to battle bigotry in the streets. Denouncing hate-inspired rallies …
  • Facebook Shut Down Anonymous Pro-Trump Employee Forum Over Harassment 17 Aug 2017 21:57 International Business News An anonymous forum, which was used as a safe haven by supporters of President Donald Trump at Facebook during the 2016 presidential campaign, was shut down last year after things got ugly, according to Business Insider. The forum was created in May 2015, …
  • Michael Bennett is already standing up 17 Aug 2017 21:36 Seatlle Post-Intelligencer Photo: GRANT HINDSLEY, SEATTLEPI.COM Seahawks' Michael Bennett poses with fans during a rally for Charleena Lyles and her family at Judkins Park on Saturday, July 29, 2017. Seahawks' Michael Bennett poses with fans during a rally for Charleena …
  • Woman Turns Confederate Monument Into Second-Place Trophy 17 Aug 2017 21:30 Yahoo News Rebecca McHood was outraged on Tuesday.  The Arizona activist and mother was left reeling, like many Americans, after President Donald Trump gave a shocking press conference to defend people who attended a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, …

Gender and Crime

  • Our Cultural Obsession With 'Pretty Dead Girls' Began Long Before 'Twin Peaks' 30 May 2017 17:41 Politics Daily The pilot episode of “Twin Peaks,” which aired in April 1990, begins with an image at once horrific and strangely compelling, disturbing yet deep-down familiar, the image of Laura Palmer’s washed-up dead body, sealed in a plastic bag. Her face is lifeless …
  • 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 …

Prison Privatization

  • Arizona doesn’t need any more for-profit prisons 17 Aug 2017 13:25 Salon In Arizona, private prisons have been used by the state since the mid 1990s. But in May, the City of Mesa, a southeastern suburb of Phoenix, passed a measure to begin a three-year contract with the private prison company CoreCivic, a company marred in …
  • Back Talk: Mercs, Bicycles, and Farm Fresh Humor 14 Aug 2017 21:25 Valley Advocate By Advocate Staff - Aug 14, 2017 Editor’s Note: Welcome to our letters to the editor page. Here you’ll find comments from readers on Advocate articles and other news. We collect readers’ opinions from emails, letters, Facebook comments, and comments to …
  • Open record laws should apply to private prisons, too 09 Aug 2017 22:33 The Hill Sen. Ben CardinBen CardinTrump admin not opposed to new war authorization Both sides of the aisle agree — telemedicine is the future Republicans get agreement on Russia, North Korea sanctions MORE (D-Md.) introduced legislation  that would make the …
  • Regional jail idea floated in 5 Arkansas counties 07 Aug 2017 12:04 Arkansas Democrat Gazette When sheriff's deputies in Cleveland County take a drunk to jail, there's a single, peach-colored holding cell behind the century-old county courthouse where they can keep him to sober up. If that cell is full, Sheriff Jack Rodgers says his only …
  • Regional jail idea floated in 5 counties 07 Aug 2017 08:17 Arkansas Democrat Gazette When sheriff's deputies in Cleveland County take a drunk to jail, there's a single, peach-colored holding cell behind the century-old county courthouse where they can keep him to sober up. If that cell is full, Sheriff Jack Rodgers says his only …
  • Crafting a Charter for the "Precariat": How to Build an Economy That Works for Everyone 05 Aug 2017 14:33 truthout Guy Standing popularized the term "precariat" to describe a global social class characterized by precariousness. (Photo: Fira Literal Barcelona / Flickr) Development economist Guy Standing, of the University of London, has popularized the …
  • From the Racetrack to Court — and Back 27 Jul 2017 01:04 Fort Worth Weekly Terry Propps knew it was going to be a long night. Miss Missile had just birthed another foal, and things weren’t looking good. The 125-pound, 5-foot-6-inch breeder led her stakes-winning champion mare beneath the starry springtime sky to join her baby. …
  • Charlie and the MBTA 19 Jul 2017 13:20 The American Prospect This article originally appared in the Summer 2017 issue of The American Prospect. Subscribe here.  “Let the governor know that you are out here!” That shout went up under a hot morning sun in mid-May, as orange-shirted transit union workers and their …
  • Commentary: Private prisons don’t save money, don’t make us safer 12 Jul 2017 03:17 Palm Beach Post In May, Texas lawmakers decided to close three private prisons — four total are to be shuttered — due to modest declines in the state’s prison population. There is a long history of prison privatization in the Lone Star State and around the country. …
  • News | Wired: 2011 Part 2, A Book by Paul Caranci 03 Jul 2017 10:36 Go Local Prov Email to a friend Permalink Monday, July 03, 2017 Paul F. Caranci, Author   Charles Lombardi Each week, GoLocalProv will publish a chapter of the book Wired: The Shocking True Story of Political Corruption and the FBI Informant Who Risked Everything to …

Prison Abolition

  • A Framingham resident’s vision for modern abolition – with bikes 15 Aug 2017 01:03 Marblehead Reporter Jonathan Dame Daily News Staff @DameReports FRAMINGHAM – The Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society met on the banks of Framingham’s Farm Pond, in what was then known as Harmony Grove, every Fourth of July between 1846 and 1865. In 1854, as Sojourner Truth …
  • Failure to tackle ‘indeterminate’ prison sentences creating an ‘unnecessary burden’ on the system 14 Aug 2017 19:12 Yorkshire Post The Government’s failure to tackle the backlog of prisoners left in limbo as a result of indeterminate jail sentences has been labelled a “disgrace”, as critics warn it is creating an “unnecessary burden” on an already stretched prison system. …
  • Prison sentence won’t help 14 Aug 2017 08:54 Guyana Chronicle — order non-violent offenders to community service, sociologist urges   SOCIOLOGIST Patricia Sheerattan-Bisnauth has pointed out that too many persons are being incarcerated for non-violent offences and suggested the need for change in dispensation of …
  • Overcoming the Democrats’ civil war: We need both Kamala and Bernie, and everything in between 13 Aug 2017 17:37 Salon Last week Ryan Cooper set off a firestorm with an article in The Week entitled “Why leftists don’t trust Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, and Deval Patrick.” It was a frank and straightforward assessment, in one sense, and a needless provocation in another, …
  • Supply drive aims to help at-risk youth 13 Aug 2017 03:08 KXAN KXAN Staff Published: August 12, 2017, 10:03 pm AUSTIN (KXAN) – A back-to-school drive with a different focus took place Saturday outside the Travis County Jail in downtown Austin. The Millions for Prisoners Supply Drive and Rally aims to help children at …
  • Black and Pink hosts gathering of LGBTQ prison abolitionists 09 Aug 2017 17:45 Windy City Times On Aug. 4, Black and Pink Chicago hosted its second national gathering at Chicago's Teachers Union Center. The event brought out LGBTQ prison abolitionists from around the country to speak about their experiences and the prison system as well as raise …
  • Will Altering the 13th Amendment Bring Liberation to the Incarcerated 2.3 Million? 05 Aug 2017 16:31 truthout Though precise figures are difficult to find, likely about half of the 1.3 million incarcerated workers do labor that maintains prison institutions themselves. Without this labor, prisons could not function, yet they are poorly paid and often don't …
  • Trần Thị Nga gets nine years in prison 26 Jul 2017 21:07 Asia News Hanoi (AsiaNews/Agencies) – Human rights activist Trần Thị Nga, 40, was sentenced to nine years in prison and five years’ probation on a charge of conducting “propaganda” against the state. She was arrested on 21 January for posting videos and …
  • GUEST COLUMN Supporting Black & Pink 19 Jul 2017 19:51 Windy City Times I have always taken more of an "academic" approach to the world, preferring to learn by keeping my nose in a book rather than striking up conversations. But part of my growing up has entailed realizing the importance of genuine human connection. …
  • News24.com | Morocco sentences 23 to prison over W Sahara killings 19 Jul 2017 15:01 News24 Rabat - A Moroccan court on Wednesday sentenced 23 Sahrawis to prison terms ranging from two years to life over the killing of 11 members of the Moroccan security forces in contested Western Sahara. The verdict in the case, which has been closely followed …

Corporate Crime

  • Cartoonist threatened over post 17 Aug 2017 22:56 Calcutta Telegraph Guwahati, Aug. 17: A cartoonist from Assam, Nituparna Rajbongshi, has approached police after receiving threat calls over a cartoon he posted on Facebook. One of his cartoons criticised the Centre over recent deaths of over 70 children in Gorakhpur in …
  • Five Star Wars spin-offs we want to see 17 Aug 2017 22:47 Stuff DARREN BEVAN Last updated 09:46, August 18 2017 LUCASFILM Yousa gona love the new Jar Jar Binks spin-off. OPINION: A new Star Wars spin-off featuring Obi-Wan Kenobi is on the way. And now there's a great disturbance in the Force once again as it gets …
  • Fellow Republicans assail Trump after he defends Confederate monuments 17 Aug 2017 21:47 Reuters BRIDGEWATER, N.J./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Thursday decried the removal of monuments to the pro-slavery Civil War Confederacy, echoing white nationalists and drawing stinging rebukes from fellow Republicans in a controversy …
  • Trump White House withholding the limited visitor logs it... 17 Aug 2017 19:46 SF Gate Spencer S. Hsu, The Washington Post Published 8:22 am, Thursday, August 17, 2017 Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Associated Press In this photo taken Feb. 2, 2017, the White House in Washington seen from the South Lawn. The White House won't make …
  • Donald Trump blasts Republican senators over Charlottesville criticism 17 Aug 2017 19:44 ZeeNews India Washington: Donald Trump on Thursday fired back at a growing number of fellow Republicans who denounced his response to the Charlottesville, Virginia violence, further fueling the latest controversy to engulf his seven-month-old presidency. In a series of …
  • A Fox in Charge of a Global Money-Launderer’s Henhouse 17 Aug 2017 19:37 Asia Sentinel In 2014, the central banks of Tanzania and Cyprus took over the notorious FBME Bank, which was accused of a long list of banking violations that allegedly made it the money-laundering epicenter of global finance. But the man they put in charge of …
  • TS police as good as US counterparts, Credit goes to CM KCR: Nayani 17 Aug 2017 18:40 Siasat Daily Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was keen on modernizing the Police department to offer people-friendly services, Home Minister Nayini Narsimha Reddy has said.   “Hyderabad patrolling system by the Telangana police is on par with the American police …
  • Tom Ridge talks Trump’s cyber team, the ongoing digital... 17 Aug 2017 18:03 Government Health IT After the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, President George W. Bush appointed Tom Ridge as the nation’s first Assistant to the President for Homeland Security. Then in 2003, Ridge took over as the first Secretary atop the Department of Homeland …
  • Tech Companies Race to Finally Enforce Policies After Charlottesville Violence 17 Aug 2017 17:18 Gizmodo Nearly all the major technology services we’ve come to rely on have been negligent in enforcing their own user protection guidelines. Repeated calls to act on the Terms of Service these companies outlined for themselves without any meaningful response has …
  • Trump Today: President defends Confederate statues and blasts 2 fellow Republicans 17 Aug 2017 15:52 MarketWatch This column provides a daily update on key presidential actions as well as comments, whether spoken aloud or on Twitter, by President Trump. Like the stock market, the deadline for Trump Today action is 4 p.m. Eastern time, even as we acknowledge that …

White Collar Crime

  • Is a tap out scene! Live Wire gets a whiff of the Ocean Flower and looks for Cabo Star’s teeth 17 Aug 2017 20:30 Wired 868 It’s like deja vu all over again. Precious resources have been misused and abused, the Sister Isle has been cheated and mistreated, and morality and ethics—yet again—are all at sea. And Trinidad and Tobago, once more, is in an uproar at the sight of …
  • UK’s National Crime Agency to help NAB 17 Aug 2017 05:26 The Express Tribune NAB chief holds meeting with NCA officials. PHOTO: EXPRESS ISLAMABAD: The National Crime Agency (NCA) of the United Kingdom will provide training to investigation officers of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to enhance their investigation techniques …
  • One Nation senator proud of migrant roots 16 Aug 2017 07:56 SBS Television One Nation's newest senator has used his first speech in federal parliament to highlight his migrant roots, bucking the trend of anti-immigration speeches from his party colleagues. The Perth electrician-turned-politician credited his Greek immigrant …
  • Trump considers Michigan candidates for U.S. attorney 16 Aug 2017 02:40 Detroit News Online Two former federal prosecutors are among the candidates the White House is considering for nomination as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan in Detroit, according to sources familiar with the selection process. President Donald Trump is …
  • Light on Corruption | The perennial anti-corruption deficit looms large - Public policy at serious risk in Jamaica 15 Aug 2017 09:09 Jamaica Gleaner Irrespective of who is participating in the discourse, I am always impressed with the fervour displayed when the topic of discussion is corruption. There are very good reasons for this: the normalisation of corruption is, of course, frightening to those …
  • Now, cyber thieves more innovative to loot money  15 Aug 2017 04:57 The New Indian Express VIJAYAWADA: Post demonetisation of `500 and `1,000 currency notes, those resorting to cyber crime are adopting new technologies to loot money from gullible people. The miscreants are using online classified advertising platforms to attract and cheat …
  • HELEN MEAD: Today's class system is so confusing! 15 Aug 2017 04:04 Telegraph & Argus IF SOMEONE asked me to which class I belong, I would probably say ‘middle’, but with hesitation. I grew up in a nice house in a country village with parents who worked in professional white collar jobs. I went to university - something that in those days …
  • Scoop HiveMind Project: Universal Basic Income - Are We Up For It? 15 Aug 2017 00:08 Scoop In collaboration with Basic Income New Zealand, Scoop invites you to participate in the third Opening the Election HiveMind exploration for 2017 on Universal Basic Income. Universal Basic Income (UBI) is an unconditional minimum income provided to every …
  • Remember the time when Americans could laugh at themselves? Now there’s Australian TV 14 Aug 2017 20:58 World Tribune Special to WorldTribune.com By Karen Hagestad Cacy, Fairfax Free Citizen, Aug. 13, 2017 COLORADO SPRING, Colorado – There’s prostitution. There’s booze and drugs aplenty. There’s organized crime mixed with decaying local government. Australia’s hit …
  • HiveMind: Universal Basic Income - Are we up for it? 13 Aug 2017 21:39 Scoop In collaboration with Basic Income New Zealand, Scoop invites you to participate in the third Opening the Election HiveMind exploration for 2017 on Universal Basic Income. Universal Basic Income (UBI) is an unconditional minimum income provided to every …

State Crime

  • Suspicious man spotted again in same block that lewd act was reported days ago; KU issues crime alert 17 Aug 2017 23:00 Lawrence Journal-World Lawrence police say a man peeking into windows early Thursday morning in the 1100 block of Louisiana Street looked similar to the man who was allegedly seen masturbating in the same block on Tuesday, according to witness reports. About 1:50 a.m. Thursday, …
  • Little Rock OKs OT to combat violent crime and homicides 17 Aug 2017 22:55 The Republic LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — In response to an uptick in violent crime, Little Rock police will increase patrols beginning Friday. Arkansas’ capital city has already had more homicides in 2017 than it did in all of 2016. Police Chief Kenton Buckner says the city …
  • Lawmakers talk hate crime bill, while new tool available for Hoosiers to anonymously report hate crime 17 Aug 2017 22:52 Wane Related Coverage INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers now have a place to turn to report hate crimes anonymously. On Thursday, the Central Indiana Alliance Against Hate announced it created a database, called tracking hate database. Local activists said this will be a …
  • In Tunisia's ‘State of Emergency’, a New Police Protection Law Could Allow More Abuse — With Impunity 17 Aug 2017 22:41 globalvoicesonline.org Tunisian riot police in the capital Tunis on 6 February 2013. Photo by Amine Ghrabi (CC BY-NC 2.0) Tunisia has seen many improvements to human rights protections since the 2011 toppling of Zine el Abidine Ben Ali. But the abuse of power by police and …
  • The darkly comic crime drama Good Time is an empty provocation 17 Aug 2017 22:12 Chicago Reader Upon exiting a press screening of Good Time, which opens in Chicago tomorrow, I was ready to recommend the film. The movie had shaken me, commanding my attention with a brilliant interplay of camerawork, editing, music, and performance. I had been under …
  • SC axe on Gujarat officers 17 Aug 2017 22:06 Calcutta Telegraph New Delhi, Aug. 17: The Gujarat government today gave an undertaking to the Supreme Court that two retired police officers accused of fake encounter killings would immediately quit their contractual posts after the court threatened to pass orders …
  • Vandal Writes ‘Nazis,’ Breaks Window of State GOP Headquarters in NH 17 Aug 2017 21:58 EpochTimes A vandal spray painted the word “Nazis” and broke the window on the headquarters of the Republican State Committee in New Hampshire. The vandalism was committed overnight. Committee employees arrived in the morning to discover the grim black graffiti, …
  • Two arrested, one sought following southern Indiana crime spree 17 Aug 2017 21:55 The Louisville Channel JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. — Two people were arrested and charged with a weekend crime spree in southern Indiana. Chance Miles and Taylor Torstrick are accused of committing robbery, kidnapping, and carjacking early Saturday morning in Jeffersonville. …
  • Authorities: 67-year-old dies after being beaten at Arkansas home; neighbor arrested 17 Aug 2017 21:55 Arkansas Democrat Gazette Authorities say an Arkansas man has died at a Little Rock hospital of suspected head trauma weeks after being beaten at his home. Deputies with the Drew County sheriff’s office were initially called July 18 to a residence on Midway Route south of …
  • Newark: Crime And Poverty 17 Aug 2017 21:43 Black Star News BLACK STAR EDITORIAL The anger at the murders that have reached epidemic proportions in some parts of urban America should provoke indignation, rage, and action. The rightful target must be the Federal government. There is a perfect correlation between …

Environmental Crime

  • 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 …
  • Final Rush Transcript//CNN Democratic Presidential Primary Debate, Flint MI 07 Mar 2016 04:31 CNN Press Room ANDERSON COOPER, CNN ANCHOR: And welcome to The Whiting Auditorium on the campus of the Flint Cultural Center in Flint, Michigan for a special CNN Democratic presidential debate. I'm Anderson Cooper. I want to welcome our viewers in the United States …
  • Step in dog doo? Knox's PooPrints can find the culprit 28 Feb 2016 09:47 Knox News By Ed Marcum of the Knoxville News Sentinel The crime scene might be at any of 1,500 apartment complexes around the country and the culprit a furry perpetrator who seized the opportunity of an inviting stretch of lawn. With no thought of public health, …
  • “Sauce for the Goose Should Be Sauce for the Gander”: Should EPA Officials Be Criminally Liable for the Negligent Discharge of Toxic Waste into the Animas River? 10 Sep 2015 23:55 The Heritage Foundation [1] Julie Turkewitz, Environmental Agency Uncorks Its Own Toxic Water Spill at Colorado Mine, N.Y. Times, Aug. 11, 2015, http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/11/us/durango-colorado-mine-spill-environmental-protection-agency.html?_r=0 …

Critical Theory

  • Frene Ginwala, the Lenin supplement, and the storm drains of history 16 Aug 2017 01:05 Politics Web Trevor Grundy writes of his experience newspapering in Julius Nyerere’s socialist Tanzania THE LENIN SUPPLEMENT In his book The Press of Africa – Persecution and Perseverance (Macmillan, London 1979) the Commonwealth media specialist Frank Barton said …
  • 'Deep state' conspiracy theory on display in fired White House aide's memo 12 Aug 2017 01:05 The Sydney Morning Herald Washington: A cabal of leftist "deep state" government workers, "globalists," bankers, adherents to Islamic fundamentalism and establishment Republicans are conspiring to remove President Donald Trump and impose cultural Marxism in the …
  • Did the Koch family buy a piece of the University of Utah to 'balance' its Marxist faculty? 25 Jul 2017 21:15 Los Angeles Times Here’s something you may not have known about the University of Utah: It’s been a center of scholarship in Marxian economic theory. But the right-wing Koch family almost certainly knows. That could be why the Charles Koch Foundation is making a $ …
  • I have no Gupta-skeletons in my cupboard 21 Jul 2017 21:41 Politics Web A REVOLUTION IS A GENEROSITY OF LOVE AND NOT REVENGE In the morning of this Wednesday, I was woken from my bedside by a tone of an SMS from the general secretary of the South African communist party, Dr Blade Nzimande. Going through it, I thought it was a …
  • Crowning the Red Czar 04 Jul 2017 09:20 EpochTimes In 1906, a 27-year-old Joseph Stalin went to church and married a beautiful woman named Kato Svanidze, whom he had met two years earlier. According to those familiar to the couple, their relationship was a happy one that brought out a soft and loving side …
  • Daily academic Sociology Questions and Answers with Mwiinde Laison - Assess Marxist explanations of the mass media 03 Jul 2017 17:20 Bulawayo 24 News Question Assess Marxist explanations of the mass media (25) Comment overview The question needs students to high explore the applicability of the Marxist views on media. Students in the high band should be able to include aspects like media and ideology, …
  • An examination of hegemony and power in The H-Word 17 Jun 2017 10:18 New Statesman Perry Anderson’s writing displays two marked qualities: stunning erudition and a quirky idiolect. Recondite Anderson-isms, which often have Greek or scientific origins, include “alembicated”, “allogenous”, “aporia”, “autocephaly”, “costive”, “dégrin­ …
  • What programmes would Dr Jagan have pursued in Guyana as a socialist? 02 Jun 2017 09:21 Watchpost I wish to refer to the letter ‘Was Jagan a communist?’ published in your issue of May 27, and to offer a few comments.  It is not my intention to get embroiled in a debate between Mr Oscar Clarke and Mr Clement Rohee.  In relation to their issue however …
  • The Chávez Hypothesis: Vicissitudes of a Strategic Project 24 May 2017 20:21 Venezuela News What does Chavism really stand for? What are its main accomplishments and its main failures? What was the soldier-become-president Hugo Chávez trying to achieve, and how far did he go in achieving it? Most often it is taken for granted that Chávez, who …
  • Democracy under siege 16 May 2017 10:50 Sentinel & Enterprise By Paul Lambert The disappearance of authentic liberal education in our pedagogic and didactic systems in America from the highest level down portends the demise of our democracy. Arnold Toynbee, a noted historian in the mid-20th century, in a very …