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From lone gunmen on hills to mass movements. Depressing as hell, really.
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The Racist Truth Of The War On Drugs: Legalize It All, by Dan Baum

The Racist Truth Of The War On Drugs: Legalize It All, by Dan Baum | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it
At the time, I was writing a book about the politics of drug prohibition. I started to ask Ehrlichman a series of earnest, wonky questions that he impatiently waved away. “You want to know what this was really all about?” he asked with the bluntness of a man who, after public disgrace and a stretch in federal prison, had little left to protect. “The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”
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Days before Belgium, there were two terror attacks you may not have heard about

Days before Belgium, there were two terror attacks you may not have heard about | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it
Days before Belgium, there were two terror attacks you may not have heard about

The city of Brussels was rocked by explosions Tuesday morning, leaving at least 26 people dead and 130 others injured. Just days before all this, however, there were actually not one, but two bombings you may not have heard about — both in Turkey.  
On March 13, a car bomb in the capital city of Ankara exploded leaving at least 37 people dead and more than 100 injured, according to the Turkish health ministry. On Saturday, an ISIS-connected suicide bomber killed at least four in a busy tourist area in Istanbul. Leaving many asking one question about the reaction.
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NFL Risk: On and Off the Field

NFL Risk: On and Off the Field | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it
Lockton is the world’s largest privately owned, independent insurance brokerage firm. Clients across the globe count on Lockton for risk management, insurance and employee benefits.
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Uh, look at how small the section on Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is.

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An attack on trans students in Wisconsin

An attack on trans students in Wisconsin | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it
Wisconsin Republicans are pretending to "protect" students by pushing a bill that would put transgender students at greater risk.

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Bill Cosby Admitted To Getting Drugs To Give Women For Sex, Court Records Show

Bill Cosby Admitted To Getting Drugs To Give Women For Sex, Court Records Show | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it
Bill Cosby said in a 2005 court deposition made public Monday that he procured Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to women he wanted to have sex with, the Associated Press reported.
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Who Kills Themselves Binge Drinking? It’s Not Who You Think » Sociological Images

Who Kills Themselves Binge Drinking? It’s Not Who You Think » Sociological Images | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it
Not to mention, she says, how the alcohol industry would feel about the government telling their richest customers to curb their drinking. They much prefer that PSAs focus on young people. “This industry can well afford the much-touted ‘We Card’ programs,” says Sternheimer, “because teens usually don’t have the money for the expensive stuff that their parents can buy.”

The industry’s marketing to wealthy, white men, then, goes unchecked.
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Kaitlyn Evans's comment, March 5, 2015 12:09 PM
I don’t find it shocking that men who are 35-64 and earn over $70,000 have a drinking problem. I think that those who have stressful jobs such as lawyers, dentist, and doctors are more likely to drink or even kill themselves. I have read articles where those three occupations are the people who are most likely to commit suicide. It’s kind of a no brainer that those who earn more money than the usual and have stressful jobs would binge drink. I also think that we focus on teen drinking in aspects of how will it affect them in the long run. Alcohol is addictive and a suppressant, and this learned behavior at such a young age could continue on for years. If we focus those who are at risk we are helping them out in short term aspects but also long term.
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3rd annual Genocide Awareness Week April 13-18 - SCC News

3rd annual Genocide Awareness Week April 13-18 - SCC News | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it
The genocide of Ukrainians in Holodomor during the 1930s and the Kurd genocide inside Iraq are among a diverse lineup of topics, speakers and art exhibits to be featured during the 3rd annual Genocide Awareness Week April 13-18 at Scottsdale...

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Ninety percent of journalists’ murderers across the world get away with it: report

Ninety percent of journalists’ murderers across the world get away with it: report | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it
Governments are falling short in their efforts to combat impunity in the killing of journalists, with 90% of murderers walking free, according to a report issued by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

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The NFL's Domestic Violence Policy Is Dangerous

The NFL's Domestic Violence Policy Is Dangerous | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it
Among other things, the policy misunderstands how deeply manipulative, destructive, coercive, and dangerous abusers can be.
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Let's call the Isla Vista killings what they were: misogynist extremism

Let's call the Isla Vista killings what they were: misogynist extremism | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it

For some time now, misogynist extremism has been excused, as all acts of terrorism committed by white men are excused, as an aberration, as the work of random loons, not real men at all. Why are we denying the existence of a pattern?

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Blurring the line between fact and fiction
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A Choice: Genuflecting Before The Five Pimps Of The Plutocracy – Or Pitchforks

A Choice: Genuflecting Before The Five Pimps Of The Plutocracy – Or Pitchforks | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it

It must have been most pleasing for the five Supreme Court free market pimps for the American oligarchy to celebrate two events in Nevada. At the renown Chicken Ranch whorehouse, gentlemen came to satisfy their free market desires, while in Las Vegas Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire gambling house owner, was busy choosing the next political whores of the United States at another national “free market,” now called the Adelson Primary. At both sites candidates were preening, showing a leg—or more—and murmuring sweet somethings in the ears of the buyer, enticing him with their best “goods” on the runways of plutocracy.


The “conservatives” on the Supreme Court with their Citizens United and McCutcheon decisions made it possible for the 80-year-old Adelson to flash his $40 billion fortune before four invited governor-puppets for the Washington slave market. Would the winner of his millions of campaign cash be John Kasich of Ohio, destroyer of unions and creator of mile-long black voting lines? Would it be Scott Walker of Wisconsin, destroyer of collective bargaining and Wisconsin K-16 education? Would it be Chris Christie of New Jersey, the creator of closed bridge approaches to important places? Would it be Jeb Bush, the “should have been” and the white sheep in the Bush Dynasty?


Stay tuned for the ching-ching of Adelson’s cash registers. After all, he spent only $150 million on Newt Gingrich and other Republican sycophants in 2012.

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The Dead Zoo Gang

The Dead Zoo Gang | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it

A globetrotting saga about international rhino horn thieves. Millions of dollars worth of antique rhino horns have been stolen form collections around the world. The only thing more unusual than the crimes is the theory about who is responsible: A handful of families from rural Ireland known as the Rathkeale Rovers.

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America May Be the Richest, But 15 Countries Rank Higher In Something Even More Important

America May Be the Richest, But 15 Countries Rank Higher In Something Even More Important | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it
Despite having the second-highest GDP, the U.S. falls shorts on basic human needs, health and wellness, and education.

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NASA Study Concludes When Civilization Will End, And It's Not Looking Good for Us

NASA Study Concludes When Civilization Will End, And It's Not Looking Good for Us | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it
According to a new study sponsored by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, we only have a few decades left before everything we know and hold dear collapses.

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Poverty & inequality play a large role

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List: States where rape is most common

List: States where rape is most common | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it


"Alaska's rate is three times the national average; New Jersey's rate is lowest"


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I don't think it is a coincidence that at the top of this list of worsts are states with high populations of native persons.

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I don't think it is a coincidence that at the top of this list of worsts are states with high populations of native persons.

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I don't think it is a coincidence that at the top of this list of worsts are states with high populations of native persons.

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 4, 2014 11:35 PM

I don't think it is a coincidence that at the top of this list of worsts are states with high populations of native persons.

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Body Snatchers of Old New York

Body Snatchers of Old New York | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it

There was a lot to be afraid of in New York after the Revolutionary War. Burned buildings loomed out of dark, crooked streets, which met at strange angles. Fights broke out in the taverns, while thieves lurked in the shadows. Families huddled in shantytowns constructed out of ships’ canvasses, while garbage piled high on the corners. The city watch was nothing more than forty men with clubs.


Besides the thieves and the brawls, people feared the medical students. The young men in black suits who studied at Columbia College and New York Hospital did as their teachers from England and Scotland had done: they learned anatomy by dissecting bodies stolen from the local cemeteries. In London and Edinburgh, a quasi-professional class of grave-robbers known as the “Resurrection Men” dug fresh corpses from the cemeteries of the poor and brought them to the medical school. In eighteenth-century New York, the medical students robbed the graves themselves, sneaking into cemeteries on cold, moonless nights and carrying wooden shovels to avoid the loud scrape of metal on stone.


But the bodies on the dissecting tables in New York often had a different hue than the bodies in Europe.

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African - American slaves still serving after death.

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African - American slaves still serving after death.

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African - American slaves still serving after death.

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The Racism Filter (Or, Reading Between Race Lines by Skimming Lines)

The Racism Filter (Or, Reading Between Race Lines by Skimming Lines) | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it

You need to keep scrolling, reading; because if you don’t, your lack of attention is as bad as the lack of context. And then “Well done Tumblr. You posted a picture without context and made two of the nicest people look like complete monsters.” becomes “Well done lazy reader. You now think two of the nicest people look like complete monsters.”


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What can happen when you are a sloppy writer/publisher, when you are a lazy reader.

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What can happen when you are a sloppy writer/publisher, when you are a lazy reader.

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Australian baseball player killed by Oklahoma teens -- just because

Australian baseball player killed by Oklahoma teens -- just because | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it
A random act of violence has left a promising 22-year-old college baseball player dead, a family devastated and two countries half a world apart rattled.

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Community Village Sites's curator insight, August 20, 2013 1:59 PM

This is not the first time a person visiting from another country has been affected by U.S. gun violence. 

 

Teens with no guidance and no responsibilities I am always suspicious of. This is not the first time a group of teens had used their free time for evil. 

 

1% of people are psychopaths. Was this a group of three psychopaths? Or another manifestation of the U.S. culture of violence?  

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HORRIFYING!

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Earliest Victim Of Child Abuse Seen In Ancient Cemetery

Earliest Victim Of Child Abuse Seen In Ancient Cemetery | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it

A 2- to 3-year-old child from a Romano-Christian-period cemetery in Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt, shows evidence of physical child abuse, archaeologists have found.

 

...Whereas no particular fracture is diagnostic of child abuse, the pattern of trauma suggests it occurred. Additionally, the injuries were all in different stages of healing, which further signifies repeated nonaccidental trauma.

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Culture wars: why attack heritage?

Culture wars: why attack heritage? | Crimes Against Humanity | Scoop.it
The Nazi burning of books considered "Un-German" is only one of many historical examples of culture coming under attack.

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