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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

  • Dr. Nicholas Kittrie, International Criminal Law Professor, Legal Practitioner, and American U. Law School Dean, Presented with Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who 18 Jul 2019 07:17 24 7 Press Release     WASHINGTON, DC, July 18, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is honored to present Dr. Nicholas N. Kittrie with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An …
  • Nationwide Study on Teen 'Sexting' Has Good News, Bad News 18 Jul 2019 05:38 Newswise Newswise — The good news is that adolescent “sexting” is not at epidemic levels as reported in some media headlines. The bad news is that it also has not decreased despite preventive efforts by educators and others. Most commonly, the term sexting has been …
  • How much should juries rely on expert testimony? 16 Jul 2019 13:11 The Washington Post This is the second of a six-part online symposium on the use of forensics in the criminal justice system. You can read the introduction and part one here. You can read the full biographies of the panel here. Question 2 Many different fields of forensics …
  • Economic Downturns and State Violence: A Conversation with Andres Antillano 12 Jul 2019 17:11 Venezuela Analysis Andres Antillano is a social psychologist and professor at the Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas, where he holds the Criminology Chair. He investigates violence and the conditions that favor it, examining these issues from a class perspective. …
  • TalkbackTuesday 10 Jul 2019 08:15 Jamaica Gleaner #TalkbackTuesday: In just over 18 months, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced five states of public emergency. The most recent was declared on Sunday for the St Andrew South Police Division. Do you think this is an effective approach to crime …
  • Trinidad filled with gang members but no prosecutions 07 Jul 2019 15:21 Stabroek News (Trinidad Guardian) More than a year af­ter the An­ti Gang Act 2018 was pro­claimed in­to law, not a sin­gle gang­ster has been con­vict­ed al­though po­lice have charged sev­er­al peo­ple. It was a prob­lem laid bare by Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice Gary …
  • Report: 2,484 gang members in Trinidad and Tobago 07 Jul 2019 15:11 St. Lucia News Online (TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) — More than a year af­ter the An­ti Gang Act 2018 was pro­claimed in­to law, not a sin­gle gang­ster has been con­vict­ed al­though po­lice have charged sev­er­al peo­ple. It was a prob­lem laid bare by Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice Gary …
  • Gail Hadfield Grainger: now will the police who shot my boyfriend face justice? 06 Jul 2019 14:13 The Observer In the seven years since her partner was shot dead by a police officer, painter and decorator Gail Hadfield Grainger has gained three A-levels and a law degree. A desire for justice drives the 36-year-old, who studied while caring for two children and her …
  • To What Extent Can Natural Disasters Be Considered State Crimes 29 Jun 2019 09:37 New Zealand News Geographers and criminologists seem to be in agreement that climatic and geophysical hazards in themselves[1] are not the direct causation of death or injury.[2] Indeed, it is the state, through negligent practices or deviant actions[3], which can …
  • A Murder on the Rappahannock River 27 Jun 2019 20:56 Washingtonian The sun was just beginning to fade when David Riley pulled up to the little house off Route 354. The Virginia State Police detective got out of his unmarked Ford Fairmont and took in the setting of the mystery that had brought him here—a low-slung home …

Crime Theory

  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump and Dems on an incendiary week 20 Jul 2019 12:23 Washington Times WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump attributed statements to a Democratic congresswoman that she didn’t make as he set off an incendiary week of vilification with accusations that she and three other lawmakers of color hate America. The episode roiled …
  • ‘Technological Feat’ Of Research On Old Tissue Serves Up Evidence HIV Started Infecting Humans In Early 1900s 16 Jul 2019 19:25 kaiserhealthnews.org Scientists at the University of Arizona examined a tissue sample that dates back to the 1960s, the oldest sample of HIV to date, and concluded the virus jumped from primates earlier than expected. The researchers tested 1,652 pathology samples and found …
  • Suspending Chris Williamson - The Fury And The Fakery 08 Jul 2019 04:34 Scoop See the original on Media Lens June 26, the Labour Party lifted the suspension of pro-Corbyn MP Chris Williamson, triggering a maximum effort propaganda blitz designed to reverse the decision. Williamson had been suspended on February 27, after footage …
  • Is failure an option? – The canary in the coal mine 03 Jul 2019 09:10 Amandala “I kno I dah nuttiin but ah wah betta fi mi daata.” — Young male Belizean (name withheld), June 2019. Getting into my barber’s chair is always a priority. The “trim” is usually accompanied by spirited conversations with other barbers and clients. The …
  • To What Extent Can Natural Disasters Be Considered State Crimes 29 Jun 2019 09:37 New Zealand News Geographers and criminologists seem to be in agreement that climatic and geophysical hazards in themselves[1] are not the direct causation of death or injury.[2] Indeed, it is the state, through negligent practices or deviant actions[3], which can …
  • NRATV is now finished -- but here are the bigotry, lies, and hatred that the NRA tolerated for years 26 Jun 2019 20:51 Media Matters For America NRATV: Spread hatred, bigotry, sexism and misinformation Served as an authoritarian defense and propaganda operation for President Trump Launched inflammatory attacks on progressives Used violent and unhinged rhetoric when talking about the press Smeared …
  • Majority of people return lost wallets here's the psychology and which countries are the most honest 20 Jun 2019 20:51 MENAFN (MENAFN - The Conversation) Honesty is one of the traits we value most in others. We often assume it is a rather rare quality, making it important for us to find out who we can actually trust in this selfish world. But according to new research, there' …
  • 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 …

Black Lives Matter

  • After cheering Pelosi and Buttigieg, young Indiana Democrats see a bright future. They have before. 21 Jul 2019 11:15 IndyStar.com President hopeful Mayor Pete Buttigieg spoke at the Young Democrats of America Convention Thursday July 18, 2019, at the Crowne Plaza Indianapolis at Union Station. Grace Hollars, Indianapolis Star On Thursday, they cheered for Pete Buttigieg. On Friday, …
  • Does recording the police make a difference? 21 Jul 2019 11:00 The Week Magazine Sign Up for Our free email newsletters "What I do wrong," Ed Truitt asked the police officer pointing both a gun and a flashlight into his car early one Sunday morning. "Shut your car off," the West Helena Police Department officer …
  • Unmasking secret lives of billionaires in betting industry 21 Jul 2019 10:41 Nation By VINCENT ACHUKA More by this Author Kihingo Village in Nairobi’s upmarket Kitisuru estate is a step back to the pristine view that suddenly appears after a lonely drive on Peponi Road where horses occasionally compete for space with vehicles. Its rustic …
  • Why his dad's murder IS now a laughing matter for Redcar comedian Chris 21 Jul 2019 01:14 Evening Gazette Forgiveness - easy to say, sometimes harder to show. But forgiveness is at the heart of Redcar comedian Chris McGlade’s new show, which is based on his dad’s murder. In July 2011, his dad Terry was murdered, beaten to death in his burning home. His killer, …
  • Trump’s Blunder Empowers The Squad and Unites Anti-Racists 20 Jul 2019 19:45 Palestine Chronicle 'The Squad': Rashida Tlaib (L), Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Presley. (Photo: Supplied) By Tariq Shadid We have come to live in disconcerting times of unpredictable change. Ever since the USA elected a Twitter-addicted President …
  • Moon landing: How a small step changed Sydneysiders' lives forever 20 Jul 2019 19:33 Age It was a similar story at Sydney Airport. Never mind the duty-free. Crowds gather around a television set at Sydney Airport to watch the broadcast of American astronaut Neil Armstrong becoming the first man to walk on the moon, July 21, 1969.Credit: …
  • ‘The Truth for Adama’ and ‘Yellow Vests’ Rally in Support of Police Brutality Victims (Video) 20 Jul 2019 13:06 Sputnik International Europe 15:19 20.07.2019Get short URL ‘Yellow Vest’ protesters are hitting the streets of Paris again, and are joined by ‘The truth for Adama’, a movement to end police brutality echoing Black Lives Matter which was created in the wake of the suspicious …
  • Why millennial stories are saving Hollywood 20 Jul 2019 09:15 Guardian Unlimited Millennials: avocado-smushing, beard-grooming, selfie-snapping snowflakes, or beleaguered inheritors of a world pre-ruined by their elders? Defining a generation accurately often comes down to who’s doing the defining, especially when it comes to movies. …
  • Years later, mother's work goes on 20 Jul 2019 06:27 Albany Times Union FILE--West African immigrant Amadou Diallo, 22, seen here in this image from television in this undated photo, was gunned down inside his home in the Bronx borough of New York on Feb. 4, 1999. The trial of four New York City police officers accused of …
  • Fact Check: MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Claims 'Squad' Members Are Not Socialists 20 Jul 2019 05:57 Breitbart Mitchell took issue with Republican leadership – particularly House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) – describing the ultra-left crew as “socialist Democrats” and claimed during a panel discussion Thursday that “none” of the “Squad” members are …

Gender and Crime

  • Why Rapists Must Get Capital Purnishment – Bunmi Dipo-Salami 15 Jul 2019 15:44 Nigerian Current Bunmi Dipo-Salami is the Executive Director, BAOBAB for Women’s Human Rights a fledgling human rights organisation in the vanguard of fighting the rights of women and girl child. In this interview, the woman activist, worried and alarmed by the seemingly …
  • The misogynists might finally learn to behave if their actions are outlawed | Catherine Bennett 14 Jul 2019 06:31 News A n exceptionally abundant glut of sexual harassment news may have overshadowed a significant victory for students at Warwick University, which, thanks to its administration’s complacency over sexist abuse, has come to occupy a prominent place in the …
  • Eve Ensler on Donald Trump, rape culture and the "unreckoned history" of America 11 Jul 2019 13:11 Salon Rape culture is both a noun and a verb. Rape culture is a society and environment in which rape and other forms of sexual violence against women and girls are made to seem normal. This is done through language and the images circulated by the media and …
  • Reuben Abati: Rape and the Senior Pastor of COZA 06 Jul 2019 08:09 Y Naija COZA is the acronym of a church in Abuja, Nigeria, known as the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly. It is one of those Pentecostal churches that dot every street of Nigeria where the Pastors claim to have a direct phone line to God, and are majorly regarded by …
  • Prisons: As always, the 'lock 'em up' lobby will prevail 02 Jul 2019 22:09 Age Geoffrey Galbraith, Beechworth Take a broad approach to reduce prison numbers It would seem there are four components to reducing recidivism (45per cent nationally). One, prevention: reducing the risk factors includes attention to education, poverty …
  • Rape and the Senior Pastor of COZA 02 Jul 2019 01:21 This Day TUESDAY WITH REUBEN ABATI COZA is the acronym of a church in Abuja, Nigeria, known as the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly. It is one of those Pentecostal churches that dot every street of Nigeria where the Pastors claim to have a direct phone line to God, …
  • 10 Things We Learned About 2020 From the Democratic Debates 28 Jun 2019 15:36 Yahoo News Over two nights in Miami, the top 20 Democratic contenders squared off in the first major tussle of the 2020 presidential campaign, debating everything from health care policy and immigration to climate solutions and geopolitical challenges. Here are 10 of …
  • Rudy was Trump, and Trump is Rudy: How NYC in the Central Park Five years shaped history 23 Jun 2019 18:38 Salon Running on a platform of overt racial division and culture-war politics — and aggressively demonizing the most vulnerable members of society — a white male Republican wins a hotly disputed election, in defiance of all conventional wisdom and a rapidly …
  • Returning from the Land of Jihad: The Fate of Women Associated with Boko Haram 21 Jun 2019 18:32 Nigerian Voice Women are streaming home from Boko Haram’s domain in north-eastern Nigeria, some having escaped captivity and others having left jihadist husbands behind. The state should safeguard these women from abuse, so that they stay in government-held areas and …
  • 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 …

Prison Privatization

Prison Abolition

  • The critical, overlooked history of WA's prison abolition movement 12 Jul 2019 12:00 Crosscut Isolated and embattled, abolitionists nonetheless carried on. Throughout the closing decades of the 20th century, abolitionists and their allies remained focused on protecting human rights for incarcerated people, particularly those already marginalized by …
  • Rock Camp Charleston gives girls and trans youth a chance to write and perform original music on stage 12 Jul 2019 02:21 Charleston City Paper Rock Camp Charleston hopes to strike a chord with campers and audiences at their ninth annual Camp Showcase event on July 20 at the Palmetto Scholars Academy in North Charleston. The Camp Showcase is a yearly event where students play original songs with …
  • BET founder says Democrats are going too far left to beat Trump, but some politicos say he’s out of touch 09 Jul 2019 20:49 The Washington Post Few demographic groups are more faithful to the Democratic Party than black Americans. But one of the first black billionaires is suggesting that the party has moved so far to the left, it risks alienating them. While Robert Johnson played a significant …
  • Franklin Bynum Is a Texas Judge Who Wants to Abolish Prisons 02 Jul 2019 11:08 The Nation Franklin Bynum, center. (franklinforjudge.org) Franklin Bynum is a judge. Sometimes, he even wears the black robes associated with the job. But the title and the robes don’t begin to tell his story. What distinguishes Bynum, a 37-year-old democratic …
  • Cops Out Of Dyke March! 24 Jun 2019 02:25 Indybay Join us at Dyke March to send the message that cops -- the state's front line enforcers of racism, homophobia, transphobia and more -- are not welcome! We'll be meeting on the steps of Mission High, across from the Dolores Park tennis courts, at 4: …
  • Mike Gravel's progressive, anti-war presidential campaign is being run by three teens on social media 23 Jun 2019 14:46 Seatlle Post-Intelligencer AP Photo/Jim Cole Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel's long-shot 2020 presidential campaign is being managed entirely on the Internet primarily by three teenagers and former high school classmates from Westchester, New York.  David Oks, Henry Williams, and …
  • 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 …

Corporate Crime

  • America’s deadly wealth pyramid: Eric Garner stood his ground and was crushed for it 21 Jul 2019 13:17 Salon On the fifth anniversary of Eric Garner’s homicide we were flooded with the video images of his takedown by NYPD officers. What’s been lost in this retrospective was Mr. Garner’s defiant stand minutes earlier when he was first confronted by the police for …
  • Right Of Movement, Assembly And Association Are Not For Violent Persons And Entities In Nigeria …Intersociety Replies Buhari & Osinbajo 21 Jul 2019 11:35 Nigerian Voice Onitsha, Eastern Nigeria: Sunday, 21st July 2019: The fundamental human rights of Nigerians to move freely across the country or part of it, assembly themselves or with others and form or belong to associations in the country as contained in Sections 41 …
  • Racism, Inc.: How Donald Trump profits from xenophobia 21 Jul 2019 11:19 Salon Several of the headlines emerging from the fallout of President Donald Trump’s recent racist behavior claim that fascism is coming to America. It’s perplexing to read them, because they seem to suggest that there is something new to the blatant and …
  • HISTORY ON THE AUCTION BLOCK 21 Jul 2019 11:09 Florida Courier The bankruptcy sale of Johnson Publication’s priceless collection of Ebony and JET magazine photographs highlights the end of a media empire. Millions of photos chronicling Black life in 20th-Century America as depicted in Ebony and JET magazines will go …
  • In 'Veronica Mars' reboot on Hulu, teen gumshoe grows up 21 Jul 2019 07:23 Arkansas Democrat Gazette When we last saw Veronica Mars, the greatest private investigator Southern California has ever birthed and tanned -- shut it, Philip Marlowe -- she had ducked a corporate law job and returned to Neptune, her beachside hometown, resolved to defend the weak, …
  • Whitney artists withdraw over board member's ties to teargas company 21 Jul 2019 06:41 The Guardian Seven artists have removed their work from the 2019 Whitney Biennial, citing the New York museum’s lack of response to calls for the resignation of a board member with ties to trade in law enforcement supplies. The removals from the prestigious survey of …
  • Spotlight on white-collar crime: where is your company most prone to lapses in integrity? 21 Jul 2019 03:52 The News International Spotlight on white-collar crime: where is your company most prone to lapses in integrity? Every sizable organisation has integrity gaps — areas where what’s considered appropriate behaviour diverges from the norms set by its leaders. Within these pockets, …
  • Kavey Looks to Provide New Perspective in Pittsfield's Ward 5 Bid 21 Jul 2019 03:03 iBerkshires Patrick Kavey seeks a seat on the City Council. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — When Patrick Kavey returned to his hometown he had trouble finding work.   "I started applying to professional jobs. I had an interesting time finding either a job that would …
  • Criminals richer than us, say police 21 Jul 2019 02:50 Punch Newspapers Friday Olokor The Nigeria Police Force has warned criminals to repent and be good citizens with legitimate business. The police also stated that some of the criminals in Nigeria were rich people who sponsored lies against its establishment. The Deputy …
  • Intermodal mobility for Lagos today and tomorrow, by Babatunde Fashola 20 Jul 2019 21:17 Eagle Online I would like to start by congratulating Lagos Traffic Radio for inaugurating these lecture series, but more importantly I congratulate Lagos Traffic Radio for staying alive. The radio was born in 2012 as a public service information centre for commuters in …

White Collar Crime

  • In 88 Trips to Capitol Hill, Mueller Grew Weary of Partisanship 21 Jul 2019 09:22 International Herald Tribune WASHINGTON — Days after he was appointed special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III visited the Capitol to meet with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which was conducting its own Russia investigation and needed to coordinate with his. Senator Charles …
  • Spotlight on white-collar crime: where is your company most prone to lapses in integrity? 21 Jul 2019 03:52 The News International Spotlight on white-collar crime: where is your company most prone to lapses in integrity? Every sizable organisation has integrity gaps — areas where what’s considered appropriate behaviour diverges from the norms set by its leaders. Within these pockets, …
  • US Health Insurers Make It Easy for Scammers to Steal Millions 20 Jul 2019 14:16 Trending on EIN Newsdesk The Confounding Way We Pay for Care ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. This story was co- …
  • New acting SOCU head appointed 20 Jul 2019 10:44 Guyana Chronicle THE Guyana Police Force announced the appointment of Ms. Althea Padmore as the acting Head of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU). Sydney James was sent on administrative leave, in light of allegations of mismanagement of funds at the entity in charge …
  • Feds: Oregon poker player is under criminal investigation 20 Jul 2019 10:30 KOIN PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Federal prosecutors have agreed to put their efforts to seize millions of dollars from a professional poker player on hold until their criminal investigation is complete. The move marks the first time federal agents have publicly …
  • There’s a deadly price to SNP and Tory bickering – Kezia Dugdale 20 Jul 2019 07:00 Scotsman This week saw Scotland top the European charts in a truly shameful way. It was revealed by the National Records of Scotland that we have more drug deaths per capita than any other country in Europe. Just let that sink in. More people die from drugs in …
  • Following dirty money leads police to alleged Mafia clan north of Toronto living life of ... 19 Jul 2019 00:44 Calgary Herald VAUGHAN, ONT. — Mobsters started fretting at precisely 9 p.m. on Friday when police crashed into several gambling dens north of Toronto, seizing equipment, paperwork, money. Word then spread among better-connected gangsters that homes of Mafia members were …
  • Number of crimes reported in Japan in first half drops 8.7%; 2019 figure likely to hit lowest postwar mark 18 Jul 2019 23:08 Japan Times The number of crimes recorded in Japan continued to decline in the first half of 2019 and the full-year figure is expected to reach its lowest postwar level for the fifth consecutive year, police said Thursday. In the first six months of this year, crimes …
  • InfoTracer’s Findings About the Top 5 Reasons People in the... 18 Jul 2019 22:34 SF Gate InfoTracer’s Findings About the Top 5 Reasons People in the US are Arrested Will Surprise You InfoTracer has done the heavy lifting when it comes to researching the most common reasons people in the U.S. are arrested, by state. The enclosed map presents …
  • Moderate Democrats Warn That AOC Is Distracting From Their Nonexistent Message 18 Jul 2019 20:18 New York Squad goals. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images Moderate Democrats are sick and tired of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her “squad” dominating the headlines. Thus, to ensure that those four progressive congresswomen do not garner any …

State Crime

Environmental Crime

  • Trump wrong about Dems, census, citizenship 15 Jul 2019 04:29 Washington Times WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is spreading falsehoods on issues of race, immigration and American-ness, exhorting four non-white female lawmakers to “go back” to where they came from and crying foul over his failed bid to add a citizenship …
  • The Koch Brothers and the Tar-Sands 09 Jul 2019 01:50 Canadian Dimension John McMurtry   Canadian Business, Canadian Politics   July 8, 2019 Big Lies and Ecocide in Canada As we know, big lies can run free across borders with few people joining the dots. For example, no media has been reporting that China’s growing dispute with …
  • Where does your plastic go? Global investigation reveals America's dirty secret 17 Jun 2019 06:55 The Guardian What happens to your plastic after you drop it in a recycling bin? According to promotional materials from America’s plastics industry, it is whisked off to a factory where it is seamlessly transformed into something new. linker This is not the experience …
  • Ghana marks World Environment Day. 07 Jun 2019 05:55 Ghanaian Times Instituted by the United Nations (UN) in 1974, it is celebrated on June 5every year to promote awareness and action for the protection of the environment. It has, thus become the UN’s flagship platform for campaigning on emerging environmental issues from …
  • Mines & Energy Minister Rallies Liberian to Take Pragmatic Steps in Tackling Air Pollution - Front Page Africa 07 Jun 2019 05:18 Liberian Times Liberia’s Environmental Protection Agency celebrates 2019 World Environment Day with colorful activities that commence with a grand march and culminated with an indoor program attended by cross-section of stakeholders including policymakers and students …
  • Can we arm the nation without harming our own? 24 May 2019 13:26 National Catholic Reporter Dust rising from demolition work can be seen at the old Kansas City Plant site in south Kansas City, Missouri, pictured May 16, 2019. (NCR photo/Toni-Ann Ortiz) Editor's note: As the government invests in the modernization of the U.S. nuclear …
  • Revealed: 1.6m Americans live near the most polluting incinerators in the US 21 May 2019 12:23 The Guardian A total of 1.6 million Americans live next to the most polluting incinerators in the country, with lower-income and minority communities exposed to the vast majority of pollution coming from these waste-burning plants. The burning of household and …
  • How a lawyer, a lobbyist and a legislator waged war on an... 24 Apr 2019 18:06 SF Gate Keisha Brown sits outside her home in Birmingham, Ala. Brown has respiratory problems that she attributes to the level of pollution in her area. Keisha Brown sits outside her home in Birmingham, Ala. Brown has respiratory problems that she attributes to …
  • The betrayal: How a lawyer, a lobbyist and a legislator waged war on an Alabama Superfund cleanup 24 Apr 2019 15:41 The Washington Post BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — In autumn of 2013, a senior executive from a powerful coal company and a lawyer from one of the state’s most influential firms hashed out a strategy for avoiding a serious — and expensive — problem. The Environmental Protection Agency …
  • The future of all life: Indigenous sovereignty and the Fukushima nuclear disaster 06 Mar 2019 00:40 San Francisco Bay View by Harun Minhaj In 2011, an unprecedented series of die-offs began to strike dead hundreds of millions of sea creatures in the northern Pacific Ocean. As one sailor who frequently travels the Pacific remarked in October of 2013: “I’ve done a lot of miles …

Critical Theory

  • The Dilemma of Vladimir Lenin 02 Jul 2019 03:44 Op Ed News From Truthdig Chris Hedges gave this talk Friday at Left Forum in New York City. Vladimir Lenin has two legacies. One is the brilliant revolutionary tactician. The second is Lenin the New Czar. He was, ironically, Russia's most fervent champion of the …
  • Mohler takes issue with resolution on Critical Race Theory 25 Jun 2019 23:22 Pathway EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is an excerpt from the June 14th edition of The Briefing podcast by Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President Al Mohler. BIRMINGHAM – This year the convention adopted several resolutions, but the most controversial in …
  • Interview Sara Salem 24 Jun 2019 19:09 Africa News Sara Salem is an Assistant Professor in Sociology at the London School of Economics. Sara's research interests include political sociology, postcolonial studies, Marxist theory, feminist theory, and global histories of empire and imperialism. She is …
  • The evolution of a resolution 21 Jun 2019 18:01 One News Now A controversial resolution passed in the closing moments of last week's annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention continues to roil discussion among members of America's largest Protestant denomination. Some are taking issue with the way it …
  • 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”. …

Vegan Criminology

  • Animal Welfare fills animal control officer positions 21 Jul 2019 08:34 KBIM ALBUQUERQUE. N.M (KRQE) – Albuquerque’s Animal Welfare Department says by next week, they’ll finally finish filling their animal control officer positions to help with more enforcement and citations for irresponsible pet owners. The city managed to fill …
  • Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge cares for abused,neglected animals 21 Jul 2019 05:34 Burlington, Times News PITTSBORO — What do farm animals and veganism have in common? Lenore Braford, it seems. The founder and shelter manager of Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge turned vegan 12 years ago. That didn’t just bring about a dietary change, but an occupational one, too. “ …
  • New Wildlife Act 2019 sets tough terms for encroachers 20 Jul 2019 10:21 Monitor By Eric NtalumbwaMemories of 11 lions that were poisoned in Hamukungu village, bordering Queen Elizabeth National Park are still fresh in Derrick Ajuna’s mind. One afternoon, in April 2018, he was drawn to a scene with carcasses scattered about. Ajuna, …
  • 'It's an extremely sad ending': Baby deer euthanized despite efforts to save it 20 Jul 2019 07:55 CIVT After three days of frantic phone calls, animal advocates across the province have come up short in their efforts to save a baby deer with an injured leg. Dr. Moshe Oz and the staff at Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital have been caring for the fawn, which Oz …
  • Investigation underway after home security camera appears to capture owners abandoning cat 19 Jul 2019 21:38 WXIN Please enable Javascript to watch this video FRANKLIN, Ind. -- A home security camera in an alleyway in Franklin appears to capture the moment someone abandons their cat and investigators are looking into possible criminal charges. The video, posted by the …
  • NGO seeks new national forest policy to tackle man-animal conflict 19 Jul 2019 13:15 Can India News Dehradun, July 19 (IANS) A Dehradun-based NGO working on environment and human rights issues on Friday called for bringing a new national forest policy to mitigate the man-animal conflicts which are rising in India. “Thirty per cent of the wildlife …
  • Helping kids & animals in hot cars— know your rights 19 Jul 2019 13:15 WCMH EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2PM TODAY UNTIL 8PM SATURDAY. Kristine Varkony is live at Columbus Division of Police HQ with more on Good Samaritan laws and what to do if you see children or animals left in cars. Forecast ➡️ nbc4i.com/weather…
  • Animal care or trade? 19 Jul 2019 06:01 Kuwait Times I got a pet a year ago, and while I was always criticizing those who abandon their pets after a while, now I feel that maybe I wasn’t fair to them. I think animal care in Kuwait is difficult in a diverse society with double standards towards animal care …
  • Colorado Springs woman charged after she was caught throwing poisonous meat into neighbor’s backyard 19 Jul 2019 03:49 KXRM A Colorado Springs woman pled guilty to charges of animal cruelty after home surveillance video captured her throwing a piece of meat, later tested positive for poison, into her neighbor’s backyard. Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region Animal Law …
  • Sgt. Sean Gannon's family cites Nero in call for revamped police K9 law 19 Jul 2019 03:33 Southcoast Today 'This is something we can fix,' said Denise Gannon. 'There are things that happened that can't change, but we can change this.' BOSTON — Over the sound of police dogs panting, Denise Gannon asked lawmakers to look at two pictures. She …