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Brothel owner who employs 80 prostitute wins election as county commissioner in Nevada... and he's a Republican

Brothel owner who employs 80 prostitute wins election as county commissioner in Nevada... and he's a Republican | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Lance Gilman, 68, is a married father of four with nine grandchildren. He also runs two brothels in Storey County, Nevada, including the infamous Mustang Ranch.
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Here's the Secret Silk Road Journal From the Laptop of Ross Ulbricht | WIRED

Here's the Secret Silk Road Journal From the Laptop of Ross Ulbricht | WIRED | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
As the saga of the Silk Road has unfolded over the last four years, everyone has had an opinion about the unprecedented, billion-dollar online narcotics bazaar, from press to politicians to prosecutors. Even the pseudonymous mastermind of the site, the Dread Pirate Roberts, gave an interview and posted many thousands of words to the Silk…
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FBI: No bombs found on planes in Atlanta

FBI: No bombs found on planes in Atlanta | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Two passengers planes were escorted by F-16 fighter jets after a bomb threat. 
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Geopolitical friends

Geopolitical friends | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The China-Pakistan Axis: Asia’s New Geopolitics. By Andrew Small. C. Hurst & Co; 319 pages; £30. Buy from Amazon.co.uk WHEN China sent swift condolences to...
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Unshackling themselves

Unshackling themselves | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A RECENT move to introduce physical education to government girls’ schools met the same response as most attempts to give Saudi women equal rights with men. A...
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New gang intervention plan launched

New gang intervention plan launched | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it

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A Saudi Palace Coup

A Saudi Palace Coup | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
King Abdullah's writ lasted all of 12 hours . Within that period the Sudairis, a rich and politically powerful clan within the House of Saud, which had been weakened by the late king, burst back into prominence. They produced a palace coup in all but name.
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Harm Reduction Can Help to Heal Law Enforcement’s Rift With the Public - Substance.com

Harm Reduction Can Help to Heal Law Enforcement’s Rift With the Public - Substance.com | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Police participation in harm reduction measures that protect public health and serve communities is a growing good news story. It can also play a part in repairing a battered reputation.
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This can be a difficult sell at first, but it's necessary....

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Todd Hallsten's comment, January 24, 12:57 AM
I don’t think Public Health offerings like the Heroin-assisted Treatment (HAT) condone the idea of drug use to children. Drug use cant simply be looked at in black and white because it is on a Continuum of use. We all lye on some stage whether that be abstinence or addict..
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How Many Guns The TSA Confiscated At Your Local Airport in 2014

How Many Guns The TSA Confiscated At Your Local Airport in 2014 | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The Transportation Security Administration reported Friday that it had confiscated 2,212 guns at airport security lines in 2014 -- the majority of them loaded -- and published a great set of photos...
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Todd Hallsten's comment, January 24, 1:02 AM
I would be curious as to what race was associated with the firearms that were confiscated. You would think that people knew they can send them to there final destination ha.
Rob Duke's comment, Today, 1:07 AM
It'd also be interesting to know how many were some kind of oops, "I forgot I hid it in this luggage last year when my 5-year old nephew visited", etc.
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Household debt

Household debt | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
In the years leading up to the financial crisis, household debt soared in most rich countries. There were a couple of notable exceptions: Germany and Japan, neither...
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Ranking The States From Most To Least Corrupt

Ranking The States From Most To Least Corrupt | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara ripped into the political culture in Albany on Thursday during a news conference detailing the arrest of New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on corruption charges. ...
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35 maps that explain how America is a nation of immigrants

35 maps that explain how America is a nation of immigrants | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Take a tour through America's immigrant heritage — at its most and least welcoming

 

American politicians, and Americans themselves, love to call themselves "a nation of immigrants": a place where everyone's family has, at some point, chosen to come to seek freedom or a better life. America has managed to maintain that self-image through the forced migration of millions of African slaves, restrictive immigration laws based on fears of "inferior" races, and nativist movements that encouraged immigrants to assimilate or simply leave.

But while the reality of America's immigrant heritage is more complicated than the myth, it's still a fundamental truth of the country's history. It's impossible to understand the country today without knowing who's been kept out, who's been let in, and how they've been treated once they arrive.

 

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BBQ's, Meat Smokers Could Be Banned On Spare-The-Air Days

BBQ's, Meat Smokers Could Be Banned On Spare-The-Air Days | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Bay Area air quality officials are considering a crackdown on smoke from barbecues and meat smokers.
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More homeless camps are appearing beyond downtown L.A.'s skid row

More homeless camps are appearing beyond downtown L.A.'s skid row | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Evicted four months ago from their Highland Park apartment, Louis Morales and his 18-year-old stepson, Arthur Valenzuela, live half-hidden by brush along the nearby Arroyo Seco riverbed.
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'I Wanted Justice': Con Victim Turns Focus to Changing Rape Law

'I Wanted Justice': Con Victim Turns Focus to Changing Rape Law | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
After learning the man she loved was an international con man with a roster of ex-wives and children, New Jersey nurse Mischele Lewis did all she could—inclu...
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How Women In Saudi Arabia Lived Under King Abdullah

How Women In Saudi Arabia Lived Under King Abdullah | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Saudi Arabia has never been known as a progressive place for women to live -- women there need permission from a male guardian to undergo certain medical procedures. But after the country's ruler, ...
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James Bond’s body language

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Most disguises are less obvious WHICH of the foreign diplomats in your country are spies? Which of your spies is a double agent? And which foreign leaders are...
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Why Islam prohibits images of Muhammad

Why Islam prohibits images of Muhammad | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
LOOK upwards in the magnificent place of worship in Istanbul now known as the Hagia Sophia Museum (pictured), and you will see two different ways of approaching the...
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Chad Kaestle's comment, January 24, 4:56 PM
This was discussed in many sources in my research of Islam. Time's publication The Middle East reported that the religion is so opposed to idolatry that it prohibits images of God and most figurative representations of any kind. The cartoons published in Charlie Hebdo over the years that violated this belief were one trigger leading to the recent attacks. Though murder is not justified by violating the beliefs of another, this tragedy highlights the importance of considering the potential effects of violating another's belief system in a derogatory manner.
Rob Duke's comment, Today, 1:04 AM
When I visited a Russian Orthodox church in Sitka in 2001, I was a little taken aback by the icons that are used in this Christian religion. I understood that the icons represented key stories that primitive people might not otherwise understand, but it seemed too close to having idols to me having not grown up in, or been familiar with, this religion. I'm having the same problem with Islam and the image of Mohamed. It seems like they have elevated the Prophet to the point where he becomes a rival to God; but, it becomes a little easier to accept knowing that any depiction of people or animals is frowned upon. Messages are encoded and transmitted between cultures, but these messages are often decoded incorrectly and the messages misinterpreted.
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We work too hard and for no reason: The workweek in...

We work too hard and for no reason: The workweek in... | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
We work too hard and for no reason: The workweek in international perspective.
By Martin Hart-Landsberg, PhD
Iceland continues to experiment with new ways to promote majority living standards.

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A virtual revolution

A virtual revolution | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
People of the Facebook TUNE into one of Saudi Arabia’s television channels and you are likely to find a stuffy report praising the government or a sheikh spinning...
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Chad Kaestle's comment, January 24, 6:44 PM
The growing presence and exposure to social media may be a serious challenge to the Saudi government continuing to enforce the strict requirements of Shari'a law there. The increased exposure to other ideas can be a strong influence over time toward wanting freedom of expression and action, and may likely increase the citizens' desires to enjoy some of the different cultures and freedoms they see elsewhere. North Korea, conversely, goes to great
Chad Kaestle's comment, January 24, 6:47 PM
Lengths to cut off outside media, though it is often smuggled in, according to a recent PBS Frontline documentary. As the spear of open ideas continues, so will the desire to speak freely, even if against the system in power. This is what regimes like North Korea fear.
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Of beards and brevity

Of beards and brevity | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
THE ECONOMIST tries to provide readers with concise, to-the-point prose. It seems we have something to learn from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose concurring...
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Are beards a religious statement?

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Todd Hallsten's comment, January 24, 1:00 AM
I think there is a lot of racial profiling around Middle eastern looking individuals having beards and it being "sketchy, an eye catcher, or even worth notin" and I myself can admit to profiling individuals based on appearance. I think its in our nature to judge for safety reasons. I don't think in western culture beards are religious statement to the masses. However on an individual level they can potentially represent that.. Freedom of religion grants us Americans the right to if we want to look at beards that way haha.
Rob Duke's comment, Today, 1:13 AM
I visited a tourist location a few days after 9/11 (the Mt. Roberts Tramway in Juneau). As I was eating at the restaurant at the top, two Middle-Eastern guys came in and sat down on the opposite sides of the dining room--even though it was obvious that they knew each other, then when the next tram was arriving, one guy strolled out and got on the tram. Just before the tram was leaving, the other guy stuck a backpack on one of the steal girders that supports the restaurant and tram station structure, then he ran and barely made it on the tram as the doors were closing. I admit it. I profiled them and immediately started herding my family towards the tram station (alerting the staff what I had observed before boarding the very next tram car off the mountain). When we got to the bottom, the guys were detained for stealing from the giftshop--so not exactly the terrorism that I suspected was afoot.
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Case against Juneau woman who freed trapped eagle dismissed

Case against Juneau woman who freed trapped eagle dismissed | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
At her arraignment Thursday, prosecutors ended the case against a Juneau woman cited for hindering trapping, saying springing legal traps to save an ensnared eagle was admirable.
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Amanda McColley's comment, January 23, 6:17 PM
This was good news to read today. Granted I do think she made a mistake of messing with other traps in her effort to save the eagle, I think overall she did the right thing and shouldn't have ever been cited in the first place. I can understand the laws side of things that she messed with traps that shouldn't have been messed with but considering she did her best to save a bald eagle and did what she thought was necessary to remove the bird safely then I believe her actions were justified.
Rob Duke's comment, Today, 1:16 AM
I wonder what kind of responsibility one has not to set traps where pets, children, etc. might wander in the vicinity of them. It seems reasonable to not allow someone to tamper with someone's trap line out in the wilderness, but unreasonable to let someone set up a dangerous situation where others are likely to be harmed. In the lower 48, one must be careful not to create an attractive nuisance, say a junkpile to which kids are drawn to play despite it being dangerous to do so....
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Ranking The States From Most To Least Corrupt

Ranking The States From Most To Least Corrupt | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara ripped into the political culture in Albany on Thursday during a news conference detailing the arrest of New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on corruption charges. ...
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The Unknown History of Latino Lynchings

The Unknown History of Latino Lynchings | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The following is a summary & analysis of Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review article, “Law of the Noose: A History of Latino Lynching” by Richard Delgado.


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Delgado attempts to shed light on a largely unknown history of Latinos, particularly Mexican-Americans in the Southwest U.S., who were lynched between the years of 1846 and 1925. This is roughly the same time that many Blacks were lynched in the U.S., as well. While many know of the ominous and horrific fate that Blac

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‘They beat me’: Refugees face police abuse in France

A report by Human Rights Watch has outlined the violence and brutality of French police towards migrants camped out in the northern port town of Calais. There are over two thousand refugees in the city hoping to cross the channel to Britain.


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Ziggi Ivan Santini's curator insight, January 23, 7:17 AM

The most vulnerable are always the ones that are violated the most..