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NYPD Officer Charged With Trying to Kidnap and Cook 100 Women [Updated]

NYPD Officer Charged With Trying to Kidnap and Cook 100 Women [Updated] | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
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Gregory's comment, October 25, 2012 8:18 PM
I have got to say this is a really interesting story. I am glad that no one got hurt but what is with this guy. He was a respected officer and for some reason he talks openly about kidnapping and eating people?! The only thing I can say is this man needs some serious help, I believe their is good within him but something caused him to snap.
Sarah's comment, October 26, 2012 7:45 PM
I don't think something caused him to snap, I think he is a sick person. How do guys like this pass pysch evals?! What is even scarier is to think about how many cannibals really are out there right now living under the radar and in respected positions. Articles like this make you feel like you can't trust anyone. AH! I can't get over how much this article disturbed me and really got me thinking about the power and resources that police officers have. Obviously cannibalistic police officers are very rare (I HOPE!), but still. To think that this guy was using his position and badge to select his potential victims...YIKES. This guy just needs to be put in a mental institution or psychiatric ward that deals with cannibals...
Eric Martinsen's comment, October 29, 2012 3:22 AM
Serial killers really do spring up out of anywhere it seems. What I have to wonder is whether there were was anything that could have alluded to this behavior before or if it just went off like some sort of switch. Just perfectly normal..to absolutely cuckoo! I would like to think there would be warning signs, but this guy must have been somewhat normal for someone to have married him and to have relationships...could this be something that can be hidden for that long? Because honestly the thought that someone can just change to become that twisted is a far scarier thought.

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Ireland legalizes gay marriage in a landslide, both sides say

Ireland legalizes gay marriage in a landslide, both sides say | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
DUBLIN — Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday after the world's first national vote on the issue.
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Cop Found Not Guilty in Unarmed Couple's Shooting Deaths

Cop Found Not Guilty in Unarmed Couple's Shooting Deaths | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
O'Donnell ruled that his use of deadly force was constitutionally reasonable.

"I find that the state did not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant Michael Brelo knowingly caused the deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, because the essential element of causation was not proved for both counts," he said. "It was reasonable despite knowing now that there was no gun in the car and he was mistaken about the origin of the gunshots."

Attorneys for Brelo argued that other officers fired during the final barrage of bullets and prosecutors couldn't prove when the fatal shots were fired.
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A Sex Worker Explains How to Talk to Sex Workers | VICE | United States

A Sex Worker Explains How to Talk to Sex Workers | VICE | United States | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
I would be an ass if I didn't understand that sex and money are compelling subjects. You would be an ass if you didn't understand that I don't want to be singled out as puerile entertainment. If you're curious, go for it! Try to keep away from nuts and bolts, and nothing too deep, too fast. Pretend I put animals to sleep for a living—not because it is a similarly sad profession, but because they are similarly touchy. No need for "Do you feel the spirit leaving the cat's body?" And if only for the sake of our mutual friends, don't ask me about STDs over food.
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Questions We Have About the Masonic Fraternal Police Department | VICE | United States

Questions We Have About the Masonic Fraternal Police Department | VICE | United States | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Illuminati-loving police impersonators were in court Thursday, but so far they've stayed quiet on what they're up to and why there's a photo of one of them with Bill Clinton.
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Army Infantry Veteran's comment, Today, 8:17 AM
This article reminds me of stolen valor when it comes to Military personnel when civilians put on a Military uniform with awards, ribbons, stripes, bars, etc. that they have not earned. Just like in the Military, no one should pretend to be part of the uniform if they have not earned their entitlement and honor of serving. The same law and rule apply in Police Officers. These fake individuals who are pretending to be police should be punished for their actions. Their uniforms are quite ridiculous also. In my opinion they have no value to society.
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(Empathic Policing) This Cop Used Empathy Instead of Force, and it Worked

(Empathic Policing) This Cop Used Empathy Instead of Force, and it Worked | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Then I think of the philosophical approaches known as restorative and transformative justice.

 

By viewing potential conflict situations with an emphasis on peacekeeping, rather than using force to punish wrongdoing, the goal is to find root causes for societal problems and seek alternatives to imprisonment as the solution. It is a cultural evolution as well as a tactic for restoring peace. What I witnessed on the western shores of Canada was a small event, but representative of a larger cultural difference in how criminal justice is understood.

 

To cite just one dramatic statistic, there have been a total of 75 people killed by Canadian police since 1932. In contrast, U.S. police killed 111 people in March alone.


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Tongues of fire and sacred mysteries

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ANOTHER linguistically interesting holiday is upon us: Pentecost, from the Greek for the “50th [day]” since Easter. The other Germanic languages tend to call it...
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A Former Tweaker Defends Tumblr’s Hardcore Meth Scene

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A member of 'Tweaker Nation' writes about what it's like to have your community discovered and invaded.
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High turnout seen favoring Yes in Irish gay marriage vote

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DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish voters turned out in droves to cast ballots in a gay marriage referendum on Friday, with the high turnout likely to favor the Yes side seeking equality just two decades after the
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Mansion Murders: How Daron Dylon Wint, Accused of Killing Savopoulos Family, Was Caught

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A weeklong manhunt for the killer of a wealthy Washington, D.C., family and their housekeeper has ended with the arrest of a welder who once worked for the f...
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Some notes on Russia; Pre-modern views on Gay marriage

Some notes on Russia; Pre-modern views on Gay marriage | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The Russian experience Like many Russian citizens, I have a problem with your highly biased piece on the...
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At its hearing on gay marriage, you say that America’s Supreme Court “seemed nervous about tinkering with an institution that has existed for millennia” (“Showtime for gay marriage”, May 2nd). Yet according to John Boswell’s “Christianity, Social Tolerance and Homosexuality” and “Same-Sex Unions in Pre-Modern Europe”, official ceremonies took place in the Roman Empire and early Christian era that bound men to each other. Homosexual “marriages” were sanctified by the church and homosexuality was tolerated well after Christ’s death. Homosexuality only became controversial when it was condemned during the Middle Ages.

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FBI Arrest Two ISIS Recruits Near L.A. on Terrorism Charges: Sources

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The FBI arrested two men in Southern California, including one at Los Angeles International Airport, on suspicion of terrorism related charges, law enforceme...
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Kofi Annan calls on the World Health Assembly to legally regulate drugs | Transform: Getting Drugs Under Control

Kofi Annan calls on the World Health Assembly to legally regulate drugs | Transform: Getting Drugs Under Control | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
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These photos of sea creatures soaked by oil in California will break your heart

These photos of sea creatures soaked by oil in California will break your heart | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Poor little pelicans!
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If the company has a a pattern of safety violations, is this White Collar Crime?

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Thou shalt not kill

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RELIGIOUS faith and capital punishment have always been intertwined. Christianity's primordial event was the execution of its founder, and the...
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G.M. Inquiry Said to Find Criminal Wrongdoing

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As the investigation draws to a close, prosecutors are said to be negotiating a penalty that is likely to eclipse the $1.2 billion paid last year by Toyota.
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Man with life sentence for pot has sentence commuted

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JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KTVI) – Governor Jay Nixon commuted the sentence for Missouri’s only man serving life in prison for non-violent marijuana-related offenses. Jeff Mizanskey, now 62, was arrested ...

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Multiple Intelligences: What Does the Research Say?

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Proposed by Howard Gardner in 1983, the theory of multiple intelligences has revolutionized how we understand intelligence. Learn more about the research behind his theory.


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The more ways adults and children can approach a subject the better off they are in their learning.

 

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Catching Up with Damien Echols, Former Death Row Inmate and a Member of the West Memphis Three | VICE | United States

Catching Up with Damien Echols, Former Death Row Inmate and a Member of the West Memphis Three | VICE | United States | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
More than 20 years ago, Echols and two of his friends were convicted of the "satanic" murders of three eight-year-old boys. It took 18 years and a long legal battle to set them free.
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A Guide to Spice: The Drug That's Putting British Students in the Hospital | VICE | United States

A Guide to Spice: The Drug That's Putting British Students in the Hospital | VICE | United States | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know about "robot weed," the UK's new nightmare drug.
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Police shut down mosque installation at Venice art fair

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NEW YORK - The police in Venice Friday closed an art installation in the form of a functioning mosque inside an ex-Catholic church, set up as Iceland’s exhibit for the 56th Venice Biennale contemporary art fair, according to US media reports.City officials declared the art project a
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Gunfight in western Mexico kills at least 44: officials

Gunfight in western Mexico kills at least 44: officials | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - At least 44 people were killed on Friday in a gunfight in western Mexico between government forces and suspected drug gang henchmen, officials said, one of the bloodiest days of
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Carcasses of two unsalvaged black bears found at North Pole dump site

Carcasses of two unsalvaged black bears found at North Pole dump site | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
FAIRBANKS—Alaska State Troopers are asking for help investigating the waste of two black bears found Thursday at a transfer site in North Pole without any of the edible meat salvaged.
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A unique Alaskan crime: waste.

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Department of Energy seeks supervisor, emergency management specialist | BioPrepWatch

Department of Energy seeks supervisor, emergency management specialist | BioPrepWatch | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The Department of Energy (DOE) announced an opening for an emergency management specialist to serve in a supervisory position at their Germantown, Maryland, office, they stated in a job posting on May 14.
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Twin Peaks revokes Waco’s franchise agreement

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Less than a day after a deadly shootout between five biker gangs at a Twin Peaks in Waco, corporate officials for the chain restaurant say t…
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