Two Southern California male teenagers were being held in juvenile hall today after an investigation by authorities using social media discovered the two were in the early stages of a plot to allegedly commit a mass shooting at South Pasadena High School. “It was a very viable threat what they were plotting,” said South Pasadena Police Chief Art Miller. “They were making a huge plan of a school massacre. … During our interviews with the suspects, they, more or less, confirmed what they had talked about, very cold-heartedly.” Miller said the suspects, whom police did not identify, were 16 and…
On Saturday night, two men dressed in black and wearing ski masks approached a 17-year-old male saying they were police officers and asking the minor to identify himself, according to Alaska State Troopers.
Federal prosecutors in Alaska have charged another former Dutch Harbor seafood plant employee for working with his supervisors to cover up the disuse of emissions reducing systems, violating the plant's Clean Air Act permit.
Chambers and federations of commerce and industries across Pakistan have rejected the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) call of 'Civil Disobedience Movem
Rob Duke's insight:
Comparative Criminology: there's a long history in the former Ottoman Empire of tension between the civil authority and the clerics. During some periods, the Sultan was king and leader of the religion, but in other times, clerics have wielded considerable and independent power.
"The US is dominated by a rich and powerful elite.
So concludes a recent study by Princeton University Prof Martin Gilens and Northwestern University Prof Benjamin I Page.
This is not news, you say.
Perhaps, but the two professors have conducted exhaustive research to try to present data-driven support for this conclusion. Here's how they explain it:
Multivariate analysis indicates that economic elites and organised groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on US government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence.
In English: the wealthy few move policy, while the average American has little power.
The two professors came to this conclusion after reviewing answers to 1,779 survey questions asked between 1981 and 2002 on public policy issues. They broke the responses down by income level, and then determined how often certain income levels and organised interest groups saw their policy preferences enacted."
By Aaron Juchau. Last month, California passed a $156.4 billion budget, which included a provision thatlifts the lifetime ban on CalWORKS (welfare) and CalFresh (food stamps) for people with felony drug convictions. This victory for criminal justice and drug policy reform comes amid the growing national sentiment that compassion and treatment are better approaches to drug issues in society than incarceration. While the consensus ...