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TSA chief faces critics, says new knife policy will stand

TSA chief faces critics, says new knife policy will stand | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
As the airline industry piles on against him, the man who ordered knives to be allowed on U.S. commercial airliners defended his decision Thursday.
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Mike Dallaire's comment, March 17, 2013 3:07 AM
Honestly, I think this is absolutely a step in the right direction. And to be blunt, people that think a pocket knife can do any more damage then a set of car keys or a nail file, are idiots. If you're creative enough, there are literally dozens of items far more dangerous, I believe, then a two inch blade. Does it have the potential to hurt somebody or potential take somebodies life, yes. Then again, so does a spork, or for that matter a persons bare hands. On the other hand do people have the potential to stand up and take action, yes. I think above all else, this is the issue at the heart of the matter. While it's true that the TSA, should perhaps focus on bigger things, like potential bomb threats, I think this is a huge deal because many politicians (mostly democrats from what I read in the article and see in the video) and airline staff, are somehow convinced that being unarmed is better then being armed. And I use that term in the context of the argument being made. Put another way, having less freedoms is better then having more. They even argue against allowing hockey sticks and golf clubs on board. Seriously? It's unfortunate that a vast majority of the population feels it's better to give up your freedoms for more safety. If there's one thing that should have been learned from 9/11 it's that you should never underestimate the power of an unarmed majority willing to stand up against a life threatening few. The passengers on Flight 93 were brave soles who refused to become victims. Armed only with courage they fought back, and though they died (as heroes) they sacrificed from an would could have been an even great loss then what had already occurred that day. Heaven forbid another 9/11 style terrorist attack ever occurs, I would hope that more people would be as brave as those on Flight 93 and not as cowardly as the people against 2 inch blades on a plane suggest we should be. One things for certain, the terrorist would almost certainly think of something meaner and more destructive. I'm not sure if that's even possible, but never underestimate the enemy. Whatever it may be, pocket knives and hockey sticks would just about be as equally as effective on it as fists against box cutters.
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Alaska Bar Association weighs in on ethics of attorneys and pot

Alaska Bar Association weighs in on ethics of attorneys and pot | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The Alaska Bar Association's Ethics Committee has offered informal advice regarding personal use and other ethical issues attorneys may face as Alaska prepares to legalize recreational marijuana use and develop a marijuana industry.
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A Different Approach to Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

A Different Approach to Breaking the Cycle of Poverty | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Two-generation programs focus on improving education for children and job opportunities for parents at the same time.
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Would You Rather Be Born Smart or Rich?

A recent Brookings study suggests that brains and drive have more to do with lifelong success than family wealth. But there's a big catch.
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Advocates cry foul as bans on homeless camps increase around the country

Advocates cry foul as bans on homeless camps increase around the country | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
For Teresa Sigerson, a former waitress who has lived under a Chicago expressway bridge for three years, the camp she shares with eight others provides shelter, companionship and some measure of security.

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Disposiciones legales en torno a la evaluación y prestación de servicios a estudiantes con Problemas Específicos de Aprendizaje a través del lente de la Justicia Terapéutica (Legal Provisions Conce...

Disposiciones legales en torno a la evaluación y prestación de servicios a estudiantes con Problemas Específicos de Aprendizaje a través del lente de la Justicia Terapéutica (Legal Provisions Conce... | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Spanish Abstract: En este trabajo, a través del lente de la Justicia Terapéutica, se examinan algunas de las disposiciones federales y estatales que regu
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PSA encourages kids to steal parents’ guns, hand over to teachers

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A startling new anti-gun ad released by a San Francisco-based production company encourages children to commit a series of crimes by stealing their parents’ guns and turning them over to school officials, The Daily Caller reported Monday.
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The “New Reality” for Corporate Boards - Corruption, Crime & Compliance

The “New Reality” for Corporate Boards - Corruption, Crime & Compliance | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
I have very little patience for a corporate board that fails to do its job. A board usually consists of talented, successful and experienced professionals. They have seen good and bad business practices in...

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Both Sides Undergoing Mediation To Resolve Homeless Feeding Dispute - WBUR

Both Sides Undergoing Mediation To Resolve Homeless Feeding Dispute - WBUR | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A 90-year-old activist has been arrested recently for feeding the homeless — an act that is illegal in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
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Sister of French Prime Minister Kicks Heroin with Ayahuasca – The Ayahuasca Times

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Peru Is Indignant After Greenpeace Makes Its Mark on Ancient Site

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A sign urging environmental action during a United Nations summit meeting on climate change was placed near a 1,000-year-old geoglyph that is a cultural treasure in Peru. Officials are outraged over the trespassing and the disturbance of the ancient grounds.
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Poster child for "gone a little too far"...

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'Gang-related': a controversial term with varying definitions - The Homicide Report

'Gang-related': a controversial term with varying definitions - The Homicide Report | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
In a recent training session for gang officers, LAPD Deputy Chief Kirk Albanese told a class from across the county that more than half of all killings in the city are gang-related ...
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Good Neighbors — Auto Safety: The Road Behind – And Ahead In...

Auto Safety: The Road Behind – And Ahead In movies and daydreams, America in decades past was a land of open highways, stylish vehicles and a simpler life. It was an era of Route 66, drive-ins and...
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17 Things We Learned About Income Inequality in 2014

The Atlantic's Business editors break down the year's most divisive economic conversation.
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Tribes tread carefully into pot discussions

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Navajo Nation had bitter debates when it was deciding whether to allow casinos on the reservation and if alcohol should be sold in them.
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Cyberattack on German steel factory causes 'massive damage'

Cyberattack on German steel factory causes 'massive damage' | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The hack is one of the rare examples in which a digital attack caused physical damage
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AMONG THE REINDEER

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A woman running a media consultancy in New York takes a DNA test. She learns that she is descended from the Sami people, who herd reindeer in the Arctic Circle. What happens next? A memoir by Laura Galloway
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'Oscar Knows the Truth': June Steenkamp Speaks Out on Pistorius

'Oscar Knows the Truth': June Steenkamp Speaks Out on Pistorius | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Reeva Steenkamp's distraught mother has spoken out over Oscar Pistorius' temper and behavior, saying that she's forgiven him "in a Christian way" b...
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An Alternative To Suspension And Expulsion: 'Circle Up!'

Oakland's restorative justice program is at the forefront of efforts to rethink school discipline.
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Possible upcoming attempts to disable the Tor network | The Tor Blog

Possible upcoming attempts to disable the Tor network | The Tor Blog | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it

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Mexican Law and Legal Research: A Guide Prepared in Conjunction with the Program 'Mexican Law and Legal Research: Overcoming the Challenges' by Jonathan Pratter, Lyonette Louis-Jacques, Bianca T An...

Mexican Law and Legal Research: A Guide Prepared in Conjunction with the Program 'Mexican Law and Legal Research: Overcoming the Challenges' by Jonathan Pratter, Lyonette Louis-Jacques, Bianca T An... | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
This guide, which is a compilation of articles by members of the American Association of Law Libraries’ Latin American Law Interest Group, covers all aspects of
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Jails: 'Asylums of the new millennium'

Jails: 'Asylums of the new millennium' | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Florida’s jails have become a dumping ground for the mentally ill because, in many cases, there is no place else for them to go.

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