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New International Focus on Prosecution of White-Collar Crime

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New ‘Google’ for the Dark Web Makes Buying Dope and Guns Easy | Threat Level | WIRED

New ‘Google’ for the Dark Web Makes Buying Dope and Guns Easy | Threat Level | WIRED | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The dark web just got a little less dark with the launch of a new search engine that lets you easily find illicit drugs and other contraband online.
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Jury awards Texas family nearly $3 million in fracking case

Jury awards Texas family nearly $3 million in fracking case | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
In a landmark legal victory that centered on fracking, a middle-class north Texas ranching family won nearly $3 million from a big natural gas company whose drilling, they contend, caused years of sickness, killed pets and livestock, and forced them out of their home for months.
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Win Tin: Myanmar’s Longest-held Political Prisoner Dies at 85 · Global Voices

Win Tin: Myanmar’s Longest-held Political Prisoner Dies at 85 · Global Voices | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Burmese journalist and activist Win Tin is one of the leaders of the pro-democracy movement.
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Madagascar’s human trafficking victims are showing up with missing organs

Madagascar’s human trafficking victims are showing up with missing organs | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Here's what we learned about Madagascar's trafficking problem from Aaron Ross in the Nation.
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E.oba's comment, Today, 2:51 AM
Terrible. Absolutely terrible. This is the consequence of the US trying to be the savior to everyone and everything by providing aid (which is not inherently a bad thing, but decisions regarding that aid down the road often have big consequences). Instead of the US just giving out money to every country. I think they should try to make an effort to use the money they give to developing countries to help them become sustainable. I understand this is a lofty goal, but looking at the conditions that have befallen many of the impoverished people in this country I can’t help but wonder if there was another solution for the US instead of just pulling out and taking their money with them.
Isaac Peacock's comment, Today, 5:25 PM
The Madagascar government is weak and cannot protect its people or even provide them with a livelihood. Some middle eastern dudes are taking advantage of that weakness. Its very messed up,but E.oba please dont blame that on the US. it makes as much sense as me blaming my neighbors for my weak arms and shitty house.
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'I will start torchering': Gang kidnapped wrong person in plot directed from behind bars, police say

'I will start torchering': Gang kidnapped wrong person in plot directed from behind bars, police say | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
What begins with the wrong address, a stun gun and poorly spelled text messages, ends with dramatic rescue of the father of a district attorney who had sent a Bloods member to jail for life
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What do we do about the predators?  RJ doesn't seem appropriate--right?

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Isaac Peacock's comment, Today, 5:43 PM
This sounds like the start to a funny movie, plus i wonder if the guard that smuggled that phone into prison for the ringleader felt bad about him self like he should have after nearly assting in a murder.
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Missouri inmate executed for killing couple whose cows he wanted to steal 

Missouri inmate executed for killing couple whose cows he wanted to steal  | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Missouri executed an inmate early Wednesday only a few miles from the farm where prosecutors say he orchestrated the 1993 killing of a couple whose cows he wanted to steal.
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Venezuela’s Security Forces: A Killer Elite Beyond the Law

Venezuela’s Security Forces: A Killer Elite Beyond the Law | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Violent demonstrations return to opposition strongholds as families struggle to find justice for their loved ones killed by the military in earlier protests.
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Shanghai police officers to begin carrying guns.

Shanghai police officers to begin carrying guns. | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
New on the streets of a Chinese city that often pilots reforms: police officers armed with guns.
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Rethinking Punishment For Drug Offenders

Rethinking Punishment For Drug Offenders | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The Department of Justice is opening up the clemency process to a new category of drug offenders. Host Michel Martin discusses the move with NPR justice correspondent Carrie Johnson.
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Woman glad suspect captured in brother's '81 death

Woman glad suspect captured in brother's '81 death | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
(AP) â€" The sister of a man whose suspected killer was arrested 33 years after her brother's death never gave up on the case and cried tears of happiness upon hearing that the long-sought fugitive was caught this week, she said Tuesday. On Monday, she was in line to buy groceries when her nephew called to tell her that police had contacted him about the capture of the suspect, Joseph Lewis Miller, who was living more than 1,000 miles away in rural East Texas. In recent weeks, a U.S. Marshals Service-led fugitive task force reviewed the case and quickly found Miller, now a 78-year-old church deacon receiving Social Security disability benefits and living quietly with a wife in tiny Mineola, Texas.
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Ruth O'Neal's comment, Today, 5:39 AM
Coming from the woman’s perspective, I would be glad that a suspect has been captured even after so many years. It’s crazy to think someone had gotten away with killing a person all these years. As a family member I would want justice and want the person to be punished for the hurt for all those years.
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Justice, after all, is being done

Justice, after all, is being done | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
“WHAT do other people in SA talk about? Those who don’t talk about the #OscarTrial?” tweeted Zelda la Grange, a former aide to Nelson Mandela. For weeks the...
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Kodiak police seize $2.2 million in meth, heroin

Kodiak police seize $2.2 million in meth, heroin | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The Kodiak Police Department's seizure of $2.2 million in methamphetamine and heroin on Saturday was the largest drug bust in the department's history.
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Speed and heroin must be really expensive up here.

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William Bruce Gaddis III's curator insight, April 22, 12:38 AM

This is definitely a victory for Kodiak Police Department and hopefully its the precursor for the decline of distribution of illegal substances in the Kodiak area.

Sawyer Skiba's comment, April 22, 9:18 PM
It must suck to be this drug dealer. 2.2 million dollars is an incredible amount. I know that drugs are in Alaska, but i did not realize that it was enough of an industry to require these large amounts. It is amazing how something can be such a big deal in a state and town, and yet the people in these areas are in the dark about the problem. I have been to Kodiak multiple times and never got the feeling that it was a drug town. This just goes to show that major crime is everywhere and is occuring in our own back yards.
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Gang case defendant shot in Salt Lake City federal courthouse

Gang case defendant shot in Salt Lake City federal courthouse | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The defendant in a long-running gang case in Salt Lake City was shot by U.S. marshals when he attempted to attack a witness testifying at his trial, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office said on Monday.
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Um? It seems like this might be the most fair jury the guy could get now; because they've seen what he is like and can use that information to more accurately ascertain the truth. That's the case if we truly had any regard for victims or justice.  Instead, we keep propagating an adversarial system that doesn't work and forgets the community and the victim.  Why do we do this?  Because the judges, lawyers, cops, and others profit from the system; and, would be hurt economically if we changed the system dramatically.  Just one reason, but according to Nils Christie, the most prominent reason why we fail to change.

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Rob Duke's comment, April 21, 6:31 PM
It's now being reported that the gang member died.
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Santa Monica teacher was right, superintendent was very, very wrong

Santa Monica teacher was right, superintendent was very, very wrong | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Could this be a watershed moment for teachers who take a stand against defiant students?
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Piketty's "Capital," in a Lot Less Than 696 Pages

Piketty's "Capital," in a Lot Less Than 696 Pages | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A short version of the most important economics book of the millennium (so far).
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Court rejects human trafficking claim by cannabis growhouse accused

Court rejects human trafficking claim by cannabis growhouse accused | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A Chinese man arrested in a cannabis growhouse in Dublin will stand trial on drug charges after the High Court ruled that he is not a victim of human trafficking.
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Isaac Peacock's comment, Today, 5:02 PM
I'll bet he regrets taking those pictures, but its possible that maybe he was just too trusting/naive or plain stupid and didnt know he could get away.
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FBI, ICE investigating human trafficking in baseball

FBI, ICE investigating human trafficking in baseball | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Federal authorities have begun looking into possible human trafficking violations involving Cuban ballplayers who have been smuggled out of Cuba and effectively into the U.S., bringing with them th...
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Um, ok?

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E.oba's comment, Today, 2:57 AM
I knew there was a reason I watched more hockey than I do baseball. The only thing Canadians can smuggle out is beer, bacon, and ketchup chips. I think this is a sign of the changing times. The ‘American Pastime’ might not be so American anymore. This seems to me like it could become MLB’s dirty little secret. However, if this became widely known, I think that there would be a major outcry from fans and other players a like who don’t want major cartels and crime syndicates having a hand in their game. I agree with the article that maybe an international draft is the answer? Take away the money power that agents have from recruiting players from out of the US and make it all fair game. That might deter or send cartels and gangs looking elsewhere to make their money.
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The American Middle Class Is No Longer the World’s Richest

The American Middle Class Is No Longer the World’s Richest | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
After three decades of slow growth, middle-class incomes in the U.S. appear to trail those of Canada. Poor Americans now make less than the poor in several other countries.
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Ruth O'Neal's comment, Today, 5:19 AM
It’s sad to see that the U.S.’s middle class is declining and there is not in between anymore like there used to. I think there is so much we can do as a society and even in the justice perspective. I guess looking back to past discussions in class, what we can do within the justice arena to help close that gap. Maybe less incarceration or tax money spent on prisons and jail can be used to create more jobs in another arena.
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Investigation in Gacy case helps solve Chicago man's unrelated killing from 1978

Investigation in Gacy case helps solve Chicago man's unrelated killing from 1978 | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Four decades after John Wayne Gacy lured more than 30 young men and boys to his Chicago-area home and strangled them, his case has helped authorities solve another killing — one he didn't...
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Is Obama Finally About to Use His Pardon Powers to Correct the War on Drug's Injustices? | VICE United States

Is Obama Finally About to Use His Pardon Powers to Correct the War on Drug's Injustices? | VICE United States | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
It's about time.
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Man Accused of Murdering Teens Who Entered His Home

Man Accused of Murdering Teens Who Entered His Home | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The trial against a 65-year-old man accused of murdering two teens who entered his home is underway in Minnesota, stirring debate about how far people can go in defending their homes.
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E.oba's comment, Today, 3:01 AM
There is a fine line between defending yourself and your home, and coldly killing someone who was not a threat to you. This man made no warning to the boys coming downstairs, such as a yell or threaten to shoot if they didn’t stop. He was completely silent and simply aimed and shot (multiple times, which is why I think his self-defense act will crumble under cross examination). While I’m not trying to completely remove any blame from these boys who shouldn’t have been trying to break into his house in the first place, I think there also needs to be a line drawn somewhere for home owners to know what is appropriate and what is not.
Ruth O'Neal's comment, Today, 5:27 AM
There are always two sides, the man had a right to defend his home and the teen shouldn’t have been breaking into houses. The problems that are presented are that the teens were unarmed and I don’t think the man had a right to shoot the teens in cold blood. Though he might have had break ins before and had anxiety about his home doesn’t mean he should kill someone.
Isaac Peacock's comment, Today, 5:49 PM
You know that old man in every neiborhood that all the little kids are afraid of? We'll there real and batshit crazy and paranoid.
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Lack of Oversight and Regulations Blamed in Texas Chemical Explosion

Lack of Oversight and Regulations Blamed in Texas Chemical Explosion | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A preliminary report on a deadly fire and blast in West, Tex., by the Chemical Safety Board notes that there are no regulations for the storage of ammonium nitrate.
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NYC Fast-Lap Driver Arrested for Driving Again

NYC Fast-Lap Driver Arrested for Driving Again | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A driver facing criminal charges over a speedy lap around Manhattan has been caught driving again — after his license was suspended. A Manhattan judge raised Adam Tang's bond from $10,000 to $25,000 on Tuesday because of his April 5 arrest in the Bronx. Defense lawyer Gregory Gomez says...
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Sawyer Skiba's comment, April 22, 9:14 PM
Stories like this are just stupid. The guy got in trouble initially because he made a video of himself breaking the law. I see things like this all the time and it just goes to show how dumb people can be. If you are goiung to break the law, dont make evidence and dont put it out there for the world to see, youre asking for trouble and deserve what ever you get as a result.
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Inmate Starved To Death In U.S. Prison

Inmate Starved To Death In U.S. Prison | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A prison doctor has been fired and two other staffers are in the midst of being dismissed after an inmate at the Kentucky State Penitentiary starved himself to death, a case that has exposed lapses in medical treatment an...
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Ashley Brevak's comment, April 22, 3:48 PM
Honestly, I’m kind of in shock. I have little sympathy for criminal but to actually watch someone starve to death and you do nothing about it could be just as bad. Also, if he had been on anti-anxiety medications before and needed them again, depending on the circumstances, he should have been given them. Also, a hunger-strike shouldn’t stop and restart if they drink something. (other than a smoothie or something of substance). That’s just absurd.
Isaac Peacock's comment, Today, 5:59 PM
When your baby sitting a bunch of crazy dudes whose "erratic" behavior such as banging heads into walls flinging shit like howler monkeys. Its quite understandable to lose track and care for how your charges are holding up. But the thing is thats what we expect and pay the prison workers to do. So if they cant be entrusted with keeping prisoners alive and reforming maybe they need a make over.
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Wrangle Over Oklahoma Executions Bounces From Court to Court

Wrangle Over Oklahoma Executions Bounces From Court to Court | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
After a successful challenge of the legality of Oklahoma’s secrecy in obtaining lethal drugs, no one has granted a stay of execution to two men as the state’s top two courts both have declared, repeatedly, that only the other can do so.
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William Bruce Gaddis III's curator insight, April 22, 3:41 AM

when it comes to the death penalty I agree with it being swift and painless, but however using it as a ploy to hinder the execution is pitiful. I also believe that the lethal combination should be disclosed and FDA approved.