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Cleveland cop shoots 12-year-old boy carrying a BB gun TWICE

Cleveland cop shoots 12-year-old boy carrying a BB gun TWICE | Criminology | Scoop.it
The 12-year-old boy, who has not been named, was spotted 'waving around' the airsoft gun outside Cuddell Recreation Center in Cleveland at around 3.30pm on Saturday.
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Families Rejoice As California Votes To Release All Non Violent Drug War Prisoners - Liberty Crier

Families Rejoice As California Votes To Release All Non Violent Drug War Prisoners - Liberty Crier | Criminology | Scoop.it
California just voted to release all their drug prisoners and will no longer allow felony convictions for drugs! Wow and Wow! Peace, Love and NeverGetBusted. California approved a major shift against mass incarceration on Tuesday in a vote that could […]

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Elizabeth Sheppard's comment, November 7, 2014 3:47 AM
I wonder will the people who will currently be released under this law get their felonies turned into misdemeanors? Also I see where this is set up to limit the incarceration rates which is great, but are there rehabilitation programs in place to help these people transition back into society? Like applying back into the job market? I think its a great step forward for California, but there needs to be a strong support system in place or there is a risk of recidivism and people committing a crime from the culture they learned in prison.
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Federal prison population drops by nearly 5,000

Federal prison population drops by nearly 5,000 | Criminology | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal prison population has dropped in the last year by roughly 4,800, the first time in several decades that the inmate count has go...
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White Detroit Police Lieutenant Files Discrimination Complaint Against Department - CBS Detroit

White Detroit Police Lieutenant Files Discrimination Complaint Against Department - CBS Detroit | Criminology | Scoop.it
A lieutenant in charge of the Detroit Police Department's drug unit says he was the victim of racial discrimination and subjected to a hostile work environment for reporting wrongdoing.
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Sounds like an internal issue between officers,not sure if race really was the issue as much as the one in charge trying to brush things under the table by getting rid of the non corrupt.

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Alaska to put free pregnancy tests in bars, restaurants

Alaska to put free pregnancy tests in bars, restaurants | Criminology | Scoop.it
Could pregnancy tests in a bar bathrooms actually prevent fetal alcohol syndrome?  That's what leaders in Alaska are hoping. The state...
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Why the Violence in Mexico is Getting Worse

"Mass killings have become increasingly common across Mexico due to the country's ongoing war on drugs. Cartels and gangs, often working with help from local police, are murdering innocent victims by the dozens and leaving them in unmarked graves. So just how bad is the violence in Mexico, and what is the Mexican President doing to stop it?"


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Kevin Nguyen's curator insight, October 28, 2015 12:23 PM

This video was very informative on the mass killing related to drug cartels. It clearly shows that the war on drugs comes at a high price of human lives. There is not real viable solution to stopping these drugs cartels because as seen in this video, many law enforcement agency cracked down on the head of the cartels but it backfired instead. Many factions or "little snakes" exists now because the head of it is gone. In my opinion we cannot stop drugs violence if there is no reason to make drugs in the first place (the consumers). 

Gene Gagne's curator insight, December 1, 2015 9:50 PM

It is hard for the Mexican authorities to do anything about it, they know who the drug dealers are but think about it a police chief who is honest has a life expectancy of 18 months on the force.

Adam Deneault's curator insight, December 6, 2015 5:34 PM

After watching a video like this, I have nothing to feel except sadness, all the missing people and all the dead because of drugs... What really through me for a loop was when the narrator said the police handed people over to a cartel. Who does that? Clearly it is an issue if it makes the top five for most widely reported mass killings, plus who knows however many more going unreported. It appears as something good was being done by capturing and or killing drug cartel leaders, but apparently doing good, made things worse, because without leaders, new factions were made and apparently  those new factions were much worse, being more violent and creating more incidents. Having corruption within is also probably making things much worse.

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Speed trap city disbands its police force

Speed trap city disbands its police force | Criminology | Scoop.it
WALDO, Fla. (AP) — The City Council of a tiny north Florida town known as one of the nation's worst speed traps has voted to disband its small police force. ...
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California female inmates sterilized illegally

California female inmates sterilized illegally | Criminology | Scoop.it
The California State Auditor on Thursday blasted federal and state oversight of sterilization surgeries for female prison inmates, finding numerous illegal surgeries and violations of the state's informed consent law.
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A measure to prevent future crime..?

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Beloved ex-sheriff, 71, gets for two years in meth-for-sex case

Beloved ex-sheriff, 71, gets for two years in meth-for-sex case | Criminology | Scoop.it
Patrick Sullivan was once considered an anti-drug crusading hero as the Arapahoe County, Colorado Sheriff.
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Gun homicides down dramatically, Americans unaware

Gun homicides down dramatically, Americans unaware | Criminology | Scoop.it
It seems there is something in the news every day about gun violence. The recent mass shooting in Isla Vista, California, a movie theater riddled with bullets in Colorado, children and teachers gunned down at school in Connecticut, and the list goes on.
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