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  • Meet Lee Ann Eager, chair of the state Transportation Commission December 5, 2022 7:45 pm Capitol Weekly - California Equity and safety are top priorities for Lee Ann Eager, the chair of the California Transportation Commission. The low-profile Eager — few statewide have even heard her name — holds a critical position in state government. As CTC chair, the Fresno native …
  • University student wins fight to change race classification December 3, 2022 9:41 am University World News SOUTH AFRICA After a personal journey of discovery, Aurora Krotoa Moses (21) successfully took on the University of South Africa (UNISA) when they refused to change her race classification from ‘Coloured’ to ‘African’, writes Nicola Daniels for the Cape …
  • University of Windsor plans launch of Black Studies Institute December 2, 2022 8:53 pm Windsor Star Breadcrumb Trail Links Local News Natalie Delia Deckard, left, founder of the University's new Black Studies Institute, and Richard Douglass-Chin, a founding member of the Black Institute, are pictured on Friday, Dec. 2, 2022. Photo by Dax Melmer / …
  • A changing of the guard in Sacramento December 2, 2022 8:37 pm CalMatters Three days before California’s new state Legislature is set to be sworn into office — and to convene a special session focused on oil industry profits — it’s still not clear who will occupy two of the seats. As of Thursday evening, Democrat Christy …
  • Fairfax County has a police officer shortage. A youth program may help December 2, 2022 11:33 am The Washington Post On Monday nights, after most students are long gone from the tiled halls of West Potomac High School, one classroom is left open. It’s the room where Capt. Wilson Lee and other Fairfax County police officers meet about 35 high school students in the public …
  • ‘My body belongs to me???’: Students question media messaging in an Annenberg course December 2, 2022 6:17 am Penn Today A group of students cluster in Van Pelt library, sharing scissors and glue, cutting out snippets from magazines, advertisements and online articles, and gluing them onto booklets. Some students add their own art, drawing and embellishing, or write comments …
  • Biden Administration Announces $135 Million to Relocate Tribes Affected by Climate Change December 1, 2022 11:10 pm Native News Online Details By Darren Thompson December 01, 2022 WASHINGTON— Yesterday, the Department of Interior (DOI) announced the launching of a new program for federally recognized tribes seeking to relocate as a result of climate change. Secretary of the Interior Deb …
  • Seven U.S. Senators Ask President to Release Leonard Peltier November 29, 2022 11:40 pm Native News Online Details By Darren Thompson November 29, 2022 Washington—Today, seven U.S. Senators submitted a letter to President Biden requesting clemency for American Indian Movement (AIM) activist and Turtle Mountain Chippewa citizen Leonard Peltier. Senators Tina …
  • All UKZN courses, requirements, duration and campuses that offer them 2023 November 28, 2022 4:17 pm Briefly The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) is among the premier institutions of higher learning in South Africa. Learning more about various UKZN courses and requirements is encouraged for all prospective students. The institution has invested in modern sports …
  • Michael Kempa: How Trudeau (barely) made his case for using the Emergencies Act November 26, 2022 11:58 am National Post Breadcrumb Trail Links NP Comment The government will likely just meet the threshold for declaring a public order emergency Hundreds of truck drivers and their supporters block the streets of downtown Ottawa as part of a convoy of protesters against COVID- …

Crime Theory

Black Lives Matter

  • Report: Austin Justice Coalition, City of Austin no longer part of indicted police officers' lawsuit December 6, 2022 10:05 pm KVUE In June, officers Todd Gilbertson, Derrick Lehman, Alexander Lomovstev, Joshua Jackson and Rolan Rast filed a lawsuit claiming that they weren't trained in how to use the less-lethal rounds issued to them and that City staff knew some of those rounds …
  • Quebec’s government wants to make oath to King Charles III optional December 6, 2022 9:04 pm The Washington Post Comment on this story Comment TORONTO — The government of Quebec introduced legislation on Tuesday that would drop the 155-year-old requirement that members of the provincial legislature swear an oath to the king of Canada. To sit in the Assemblée …
  • Steve Lacy Calls 2020 Car Accident a 'Wake-Up Call' That Changed His Perspective: 'Spiritual Thing' December 6, 2022 8:49 pm People A near-fatal car accident gave Grammy-nominated musician Steve Lacy some much-needed perspective. The "Bad Habit" singer, 24, opened up to Variety in its annual Hitmakers issue about the ways in which the 2020 wreck — which he said at the time …
  • Does disunity in America matter? Fewer people say bridging political divides is vital December 6, 2022 8:38 pm WFMY A declining share of Americans believe it is “very important” to reduce divisiveness or to find better ways to understand people whose political affiliations are different from their own, a new poll from Public Agenda/USA TODAY has found. It's a …
  • Fight over officer testimony roils Proud Boys sedition case December 6, 2022 8:21 pm KCAU - Iowa A legal fight has erupted over a Washington D.C. police officer who was communicating with Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio in the run-up to the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol attack that could shape the outcome of the upcoming trial of Tarrio and other far-right …
  • Meet Star Witness Of Rudy Giuliani Law License Follies: Some Rando Uber Driver, He Ain't Know December 6, 2022 8:08 pm Wonkette Rudy Giuliani is clearly trying to be the first attorney to get the death penalty in an attorney grievance case. This week he's showing his whole ass in an administrative hearing to defend his license to practice law in DC, which was suspended after …
  • Judge frees Black Lives Matter protester indicted for firebombing police cars December 6, 2022 7:38 pm The Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette One of five Black Lives Matter protesters indicted for firebombing police cars in 2020 in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis was ordered freed on Tuesday. Brittany Dawn Jeffrey, 33, was sentenced to time served at a federal court …
  • Here are CLE's Community Police Commission nominees December 6, 2022 6:54 pm WJW - Ohio ** Watch prior coverage in the player above of Mayor Justin Bibb’s announcement of his nominees for the city’s new Community Police Commission on Friday, Oct. 28, which was interrupted by a protester. CLEVELAND (WJW) — Cleveland city councilmembers on …
  • Morning Docket: 12.06.22 December 6, 2022 6:48 pm Above the Law * This season, pro bono hours aren’t the only way to give back. [KTVQ] * Doesn’t look like attorney-client privilege will get you out of this one. [W Week] * Just so it is clear, Above The Law’s Lawyer of The Year distinction is not forward facing. [CNN] * …
  • To watch and watch for: Week of Dec. 4 December 6, 2022 6:23 pm The Johns Hopkins Newsletter - Maryland Welcome to December! This time of year boasts an excellent line-up in the art world, with holiday-themed releases close on the horizon. The last week of classes is finally upon us, so be sure to take this time to curl up with a little something before …

Gender and Crime

  • Redefining rape December 6, 2022 2:23 pm The Critic We can probably all agree that rape is a reprehensible crime — and acknowledge the inarguable statistics which show that it is a crime mainly perpetrated by male people against female people. We can certainly agree that rape conviction rates in the UK are …
  • Ending violence against women – Marcelle Bugre December 3, 2022 7:25 am Times of Malta In her research on women soldiers in the military, Helen Benedict found stories of pain, stigma, discrimination, sexual violence and rape. Not from the enemy but from their own brothers who shared their food and fought alongside them. Benedict found that …
  • A woman being single is actively discouraged in India — legally and socially November 28, 2022 8:56 pm The News Minute The female identity is built around marital status in our society. It is extremely difficult for women to leave abusive relationships and live on their own, or choose to lead a single, unpartnered life. Shraddha Walkar. Aiswarya Unnithan. Vismaya Nair. …
  • Shall Some of US Vote For Donald Trump in 2024. November 17, 2022 10:41 am ThyBlackMan You are here: Home / Money / Business / Shall Some of US Vote For Donald Trump in 2024. Like Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry 1 (ThyBlackMan.com) Let me start off first by saying: “Crime in Black America has a direct co-relation and it is very …
  • Everything wrong with the Qatar World Cup November 16, 2022 9:28 am The Independent Sign up to Miguel Delaney’s Reading the Game newsletter sent straight to your inbox for free Sign up to Miguel’s Delaney’s free weekly newsletter Out of the many facts and figures circulated about Qatar’s problems, there is one realisation that should …
  • Op-ed: Fraternities have a duty to combat sexual violence on campus October 27, 2022 12:16 am The Huntington News - Massachusetts Content warning: Discussions of sexual assault, violence and rape Editor’s note: If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual violence, there are resources on our campus to help you.  To make a Title IX complaint about a peer that will result in a …
  • The Oscar Season’s Best #MeToo Movie Isn’t the One About Harvey Weinstein October 20, 2022 5:52 pm Slate Magazine As of early this month, five years have passed since a New York Times story about producer Harvey Weinstein’s systematic sexual abuse of actresses and other young women looking for work in the film industry ignited the #MeToo movement (though the phrase …
  • Fame, male privilege and a media circus — revisiting Errol Flynn’s rape trial 80 years on October 17, 2022 4:18 pm Business World Warning: this article contains descriptions of sexual and colonial violence. EIGHTY years ago, the Pacific War felt close to Los Angeles. In October 1942, America was still reeling from the attacks 10 months before on Pearl Harbor. Across the Pacific, …
  • African American Alpha Men Voting For Trump 2024. October 15, 2022 9:19 pm ThyBlackMan You are here: Home / Money / Business / African American Alpha Men Voting For Trump 2024. Like Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry 1 (ThyBlackMan.com) Let me start off first by saying: “Crime in Black America has a direct co-relation and it is very …
  • The Breaking News That’s Rocking the World of Chaucer Studies October 15, 2022 9:59 am Slate Magazine As any reader of The Canterbury Tales is well aware, Geoffrey Chaucer, the famous medieval English poet, wrote prolifically about sexual violence. But the question of whether Chaucer himself was a rapist, and, more specifically, whether he raped a woman …

Prison Privatization

Prison Abolition

  • Sex Outside Marriage Will Be Illegal Under Indonesia’s Sweeping New Criminal Code December 6, 2022 5:07 pm Time Asia Indonesia’s parliament passed long-awaited amendments to its colonial-era criminal code on Tuesday. Authorities have pushed for more than half a century to modify the country’s existing penal code, which Indonesia inherited from its former Dutch …
  • SPEAR hosts panel discussing domestic worker rights December 6, 2022 12:48 pm The Daily Princetonian - New Jersey Students for Prison Education, Abolition, and Reform hosted a panel on the NJ Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights on Nov. 30. The Princeton community was joined by members of the local grassroots group Unidad Latina en Acción (ULA) and five panelists. These …
  • The 13th Amendment didn’t end slavery – but it did fuel mass incarceration | Michael Coard December 6, 2022 11:44 am News from the States It was exactly 157 years ago, on Dec. 6, 1865, that the 13th Amendment was ratified by the states, thereby becoming law of the land in 1865. Many people mistakenly believe this amendment ended slavery and involuntary servitude. It did not. It simply …
  • Will Thailand Ever Repeal Its Archaic Lese Majeste Law? December 6, 2022 7:30 am The Diplomat AdvertisementIn Thailand, the past two years have seen more than 130 people charged with insulting the country’s monarchy – many of them student activists who led the mass protests that roiled the capital Bangkok in late 2020 and early 2021. The country’s …
  • Iranian Activists Stage “Die-In” at Met Museum December 6, 2022 5:59 am Hyperallergic This weekend, more than a dozen activists staged a “die-in” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Assyrian Sculpture Court in solidarity with protesters in Iran. The activists were part of Woman Life Freedom NYC, a group committed to amplifying the voices of …
  • Hotheads: A Handbook on Fire for Movements December 6, 2022 3:09 am The Nonprofit Quarterly Image Credit: Arjun MJ on pexels.com Vital Energies In Ayurveda, one of the world’s oldest healing systems, the word doshas refers to the vital energies that animate life. These energies consist of specific combinations of the five basic elements: space, …
  • Hugh Ryan on the Urgency of Prison Abolition December 5, 2022 5:50 pm Literary Hub On the first night of the Stonewall Uprising in June, 1969, there were actually two riots. In the Women’s House of Detention—the prison that hulked just 500 feet down Christopher Street from the bar—incarcerated people heard what was happening outside, and …
  • The mystery of the Bermuda Triangle begins: 77 years ago today December 5, 2022 5:29 pm Calgary Herald Breadcrumb Trail Links Local News Author of the article: Publishing date: Dec 05, 2022  •  43 minutes ago  •  8 minute read Join the conversation On Dec. 5, 1945, five U.S. Navy bombers took off from Fort Lauderdale, Florida on a training flight. Contact …
  • Staughton Lynd Never Lost the Courage of His Convictions December 5, 2022 11:00 am The Nation A life on the line: Staughton Lynd (wearing a necktie) after being splashed with red paint during the 1965 March on Washington in opposition to the war in Vietnam. (Bettman / Getty Images) Thank you for signing up for The Nation’s weekly newsletter. …
  • The Expansive Horizons of Antifascism: Interview With Editor Shane Burley December 5, 2022 5:22 am Truthout The following interview was originally published by The Institute for Anarchist Studies. Paul Messersmith-Glavin: Talk about what was going on in the world four or five years ago and what motivated you to put this collection together. Shane Burley: I think …

Corporate Crime

  • Democrats, Progressive Groups Push DOJ to Publish Database of 'Corporate Lawbreaking' December 6, 2022 10:55 pm Common Dreams After three congressional Democrats on Tuesday unveiled the Corporate Crime Database Act, which would direct the U.S. Department of Justice to make information about corporate wrongdoing and efforts to curb it publicly available, dozens of progressive …
  • 'Chickensh*t': Watchdogs Criticize Biden DOJ's New Corporate Crime Plan December 6, 2022 10:55 pm Common Dreams Watchdogs with a prominent consumer advocacy organization on Thursday sharply criticized the Justice Department's newly announced policy approach to combating corporate crime, calling it inadequate to reverse the decades-long trend of plummeting …
  • Trump Companies Convicted on All Nine Counts in Criminal Tax Fraud Trial December 6, 2022 10:44 pm Mother Jones Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters. A New York City jury has convicted the Trump Organization on criminal tax fraud charges. While former President Donald Trump was not personally on …
  • Target, Walmart, and Rite Aid All Have the Same (Growing) Problem December 6, 2022 10:39 pm The Street Over the last year, drugstore shoppers in certain cities may have noticed some changes to everything from shampoo and laundry detergent to $2 bags of candy -- many of the items that one could previously pick up and bring to the register are now under lock …
  • Cayman diligently carving a path to FATF compliance in 2023 December 6, 2022 9:31 pm Loop News Cayman Islands In October 2022, the Financial Action Task Force ("FATF") indicated that the Cayman Islands must take more action in the area of prosecution for money laundering crimes before the FATF may consider the removal of the Cayman Islands from the list …
  • Sam Bankman-Fried could be fined and put behind bars for FTX's $32 billion debacle December 6, 2022 6:34 pm Interesting Engineering Large investors fled in droves, leaving most smaller investors with useless junk in their portfolios. This has led, understandably, to anger among those who trusted Bankman-Fried. There have even been claims that FTX was, effectively, a high-tech, crypto- …
  • Dileepa Fonseka: The horsemen of the 2008 centre-right apocalypse are back December 6, 2022 6:10 pm Stuff Dileepa Fonseka is a senior Stuff journalist who writes on business and politics. ANALYSIS: In 2008 the official cash rate never fell below 5%, inflation hit 5.1%, house prices crashed, a brain drain to Australia was in full swing, the Asian community took …
  • Our 38 Favorite Books of 2022 December 6, 2022 5:36 pm Literary Hub In the year that was 2022, NASA’s new James Webb Space Telescope peered into deep space. Russia invaded Ukraine. Protests raged across Iran. Elon Musk bought and proceeded to destroy Twitter. We all watched the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard trial and felt …
  • Views From the Nation’s Press December 6, 2022 5:33 pm Daily Camera - Colorado The New York Daily News on Alex Jones’ bankruptcy cannot aid his escaping accountability to Sandy Hook families: It’s been a busy few days for sentient scumbucket Alex Jones. Thursday, he hosted a certain rapper turned antisemitic ranter, squirming a …
  • The 20 Best Horror Movies of 2022 December 6, 2022 4:52 pm Paste As horror’s trends ebb and flow, reflecting the reality from which it crawls out of the shadows, you notice moments of intersection—of flux. Horror that bends the “sub” part of “subtext” past the breaking point crashes headlong into horror that cuts you …

White Collar Crime

  • Democrats, Progressive Groups Push DOJ to Publish Database of 'Corporate Lawbreaking' December 6, 2022 10:55 pm Common Dreams After three congressional Democrats on Tuesday unveiled the Corporate Crime Database Act, which would direct the U.S. Department of Justice to make information about corporate wrongdoing and efforts to curb it publicly available, dozens of progressive …
  • Deliberations in Trump firm trial to go a 2nd day December 6, 2022 1:16 pm Arkansas Democrat Gazette NEW YORK -- Jurors in the Trump Organization's criminal tax fraud trial will continue deliberating for a second day today as they weigh charges that former President Donald Trump's company helped executives dodge personal income taxes on perks such …
  • Get ready for a big downturn — America's 'office apocalypse' is even worse than expected December 6, 2022 1:10 pm Business Insider Deserted downtowns have been haunting US cities since the beginning of the pandemic.  Before the pandemic, 95% of offices were occupied. Today that number is closer to 47%. Employees' not returning to downtown offices has had a domino effect: Less foot …
  • DOJ pursues unusual case of car shipping price-fixing and extortion December 6, 2022 11:43 am Politico The case marks a rare departure for the Justice Department’s antitrust division, which is typically focused on civil investigations of mergers and other alleged anticompetitive conduct, as well as white collar crimes involving collusion between rival …
  • How Title Lending Works December 6, 2022 10:34 am ProPublica This article was produced for ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network in partnership with The Current. Sign up for Dispatches to get stories like this one as soon as they are published. Consumers across the country pledge the titles to their vehicles in order …
  • Trump tax fraud trial: Here’s what’s at stake as jury deliberations continue December 6, 2022 9:04 am Global News It’s one ballot former President Donald Trump would rather not be associated with: the verdict sheet at his company’s criminal tax fraud trial. Deliberations are set to spill into a second day Tuesday as jurors weigh charges that the Trump Organization …
  • Andrea Campbell rolls out transition team December 6, 2022 1:26 am Boston Herald - Massachusetts Attorney General-Elect Andrea Campbell rolled out a lengthy “transition team list with north of 80 people including big-law honchos, activists and former AG office staffers. In a statement, Campbell’s campaign said the former Boston City Council president …
  • Mass Attorney General-Elect Campbell Announces Transition Team December 6, 2022 12:46 am Framingham SOURCE Share, email, print, bookmark SOURCE reports. In full transparency, the following is a press release submitted to SOURCE media for publication. *** BOSTON – Following a historic victory as the first Black woman elected Attorney General and the first woman …
  • Federal judge rejects plea to shorten Timothy Durham prison sentence December 6, 2022 12:13 am WISH 8 - Indiana (INDIANAPOLIS) — A federal judge in Indianapolis has refused to shorten the 50-year prison sentence for Timothy Durham, the Indianapolis businessman convicted of cheating investors out of more than $200 million. In a ruling issued Monday afternoon, Judge …
  • Trump Organization Tax Fraud Trial Deliberations Continuing Tuesday December 5, 2022 11:52 pm NBC 4 - New York What to Know Trump Corporation is charged with nine counts, and Trump Payroll Corporation is charged with eight Trump Organization finance chief Allen Weisselberg pleaded guilty to dodging taxes on $1.7 million in extras Jurors must decide if Weisselberg …

State Crime

Environmental Crime

Critical Theory

  • Political Correctness a Form of Language Control Aiming to Undermine Traditional Western Values: New Book on Wokeism December 6, 2022 10:49 pm The Epoch Times While political correctness may disguise as a form of politeness and civility, it’s a type of language control and groupthink now dominating the Western world, an Australian educator and commentator Kevin Donneally argues in his latest book “The Dictionary …
  • EXCLUSIVE: Canadian Military Says Critical Race Theory Being Used for Culture Change November 30, 2022 2:32 am The Epoch Times The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) is attempting to overhaul its organizational culture to address discrimination and what it calls “systemic racism,” and to do so it’s in part relying on critical race theory, a quasi-Marxist ideology once confined to U.S. …
  • Davos deities and the Schwabian dystopia November 25, 2022 1:11 am The Spectator Australia Several years ago The Spectator Australia Editor and Sky News Australia host Rowan Dean said that it’s ‘a hardcore leftist eco-horror show replete with quasi fascism’. And American social commentator Glenn Beck put it this way: ‘It is a kind of …
  • Critical Race and Gender Theories Have Been Taught to a Majority of British Schoolchildren: Report November 22, 2022 7:30 pm The Epoch Times Several million UK children may have been taught radical left ideas in their education, a report has found. Leading researcher into cancel culture in the world of academia, professor Eric Kaufmann, has written a report for the conservative think thank …
  • The postliberal crackup: The GOP’s post-midterm civil war starts with the New Right November 21, 2022 11:38 am Salon On a Friday night in early October, in a downtrodden city in eastern Ohio, a speaker laid out a grim vision. At the height of 2020's first, most terrifying wave of COVID-19, an employee at a Chinese slaughterhouse led his coworkers on a walkout. For …
  • Clashes Over Proposed Virginia History Learning Standards Delay Reviews November 19, 2022 8:39 am The Epoch Times FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va.—Over 50 teachers, historians, activists, and students spoke against the newly proposed history and social studies standards at the Virginia Board of Education’s meeting on Thursday. As a result, the board instructed the Department of …
  • Guest speaker argues critical race theory rewrites history November 10, 2022 10:42 am Iowa State Daily Guest speaker James Lindsay argued that critical race theory is linked to marxist ideology and explored consequences of its use by criticizing ‘The 1619 Project’ in a lecture on Wednesday night. Lindsay, an author, mathematician and political commentator, …
  • Mike Davis, acclaimed Marxist activist, journalist, and historian, dies at 76 November 2, 2022 11:56 pm People's World Marxist historian Mike Davis Mike Davis, the acclaimed Marxist activist, journalist, and historian, died at his home in San Diego on Oct. 25, after a years-long fight against esophageal cancer, with his wife Alessandra Moctezuma, the Chicana artist, …
  • How Useful Is Theory In Moments of Crisis? October 28, 2022 9:10 am The Nation Extinction Rebellion climate change activists perform a mass “die in” under the blue whale in the foyer of the Natural History Museum in London, 2019. (Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images) Crisis tends to connote destruction and disorder. But …
  • Jenny Turner: A Difficult Space to Live October 26, 2022 11:51 pm London Review of Books In​ 1989, Stuart Hall and Martin Jacques published an anthology of articles from Marxism Today, the magazine of the Communist Party of Great Britain, which Jacques edited. ‘The world has changed,’ they wrote in the introduction to New Times: The Changing …