Criminal Justice Is a State Issue

State power is the path to racial equality and liberation.

#bail, #black-people, #brookings-institution, #capital-punishment, #crime-and-criminals, #death-penalty-information-center, #illinois, #income-inequality, #race-and-ethnicity, #states-us, #virginia, #whites

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Illinois Becomes First State to Eliminate Cash Bail

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a law that he said would end a system that disproportionately hurts the poor and favors wealthier defendants.

#bail, #crime-and-criminals, #illinois, #law-and-legislation, #mental-health-and-disorders, #pritzker-j-b

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South Dakota Attorney General Charged With Careless Driving in Man’s Death

Jason Ravnsborg avoided felony charges, including manslaughter, after he struck and killed a pedestrian with his car last September.

#boever-joe-1964-2020, #crime-and-criminals, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #ravnsborg-jason, #roads-and-traffic, #south-dakota, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Why Does Louisiana Consistently Lead the Nation in Murders?

It has problems common to several Southern states, like a high rate of poverty, but also an inheritance of violence.

#crime-and-criminals, #criminal-justice, #firearms, #gun-control, #louisiana, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-orleans-la, #poverty, #prisons-and-prisoners, #southern-states-us

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3 Detectives Obtained a False Murder Confession. Was It One of Dozens?

Huwe Burton was wrongly convicted because of deceptive interrogation techniques. How many more cases were “solved” the same way?

#bronx-nyc, #crime-and-criminals, #cuomo-andrew-m, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #green-haven-correctional-facility, #interrogations, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc, #witnesses, #youth

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In ‘Crime Scene,’ Joe Berlinger Investigates True-Crime Obsession

In his latest Netflix docu-series, the director of foundational works like “Paradise Lost” turned his lens to the fans and web sleuths who are changing the stakes of true crime.

#berlinger-joe, #cecil-hotel-los-angeles-calif, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-personal-profile, #crime-and-criminals, #crime-scene-the-vanishing-at-the-cecil-hotel-tv-program, #documentary-films-and-programs, #lam-elisa-1991-2013, #los-angeles-calif, #netflix-inc, #television

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Selfies With Guns on Party Bus Get N.Y.P.D.’s Attention

Fourteen people were arrested after investigators found eight firearms, the police said, as gun violence in the city continues to spike.

#buses, #crime-and-criminals, #dumbo-brooklyn-ny, #gun-control, #police-department-nyc

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Thieves Nationwide Are Slithering Under Cars, Swiping Catalytic Converters

The pollution-control gadgets are full of precious metals like palladium, and prices are soaring as regulators try to tame emissions. Crooks with hacksaws have noticed.

#automobiles, #crime-and-criminals, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #robberies-and-thefts

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The Netanyahu Trial, Explained

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel is standing trial on corruption charges. Here’s a look at the context of the trial, the main charges and the political ramifications.

#corruption-institutional, #crime-and-criminals, #israel, #likud-party-israel, #netanyahu-benjamin

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How Alan Dershowitz Became a Force in Clemency Grants

The lawyer Alan M. Dershowitz, who represented the former president in his first impeachment trial, used his access for a wide array of clients as they sought pardons or commutations.

#aleph-institute, #amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #chabad-lubavitch, #crime-and-criminals, #dershowitz-alan-m, #impeachment, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #legal-profession, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #middle-east, #nader-george-a-1959, #rubashkin-sholom, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #stitsky-irving, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Mexico Arrests Police Officers Over Massacre

The arrest of government agents for the brutal killing of 19 people, including several migrants, is a rare instance of local police being charged with such a crime.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #crime-and-criminals, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #politics-and-government, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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F.B.I. Agents Are Involved in Shooting in Florida

The shooting occurred as agents were serving a warrant in the city of Sunrise, west of Fort Lauderdale, the authorities said.

#crime-and-criminals, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #florida, #sunrise-fla

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Why Did the N.Y.P.D. Solve Fewer Crimes Last Year?

A confluence of factors means that too many murderers are walking free.

#crime-and-criminals, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police, #police-department-nyc

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5 Killed in Indianpolis Shooting That Mayor Condemns as ‘Mass Murder’

The victims were targeted, and a pregnant woman was among the dead, the authorities said.

#crime-and-criminals, #indiana, #indianapolis-ind, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

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‘Cannabis Factory’ Is Found in London’s Deserted Financial District

After reports of a strong smell in the area, which is largely empty because of lockdown restrictions, the police discovered more than 800 weed plants in a basement near the Bank of England.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crime-and-criminals, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #london-england, #marijuana

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California Man Lived Undetected at O’Hare Airport for 3 Months, Officials Say

Aditya Singh was arrested and charged with impersonation in a restricted area of the airport and theft of less than $500.

#airport-security, #airports, #chicago-ill, #crime-and-criminals, #impostors-criminal, #ohare-international-airport-chicago-ill, #singh-aditya

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The Homicide Spike Is Real

The uptick will be New York City’s most difficult challenge this year.

#crime-and-criminals, #criminal-justice, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #police-reform

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Losing a Loved One Twice: First to Prison, Then to Covid

As the coronavirus swept through prisons across the United States, mourning families were left to navigate grief complicated by stigma and red tape.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crime-and-criminals, #grief-emotion, #prisons-and-prisoners, #san-quentin-prison

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Violence Surged in N.Y.C. in 2020 Amid Pandemic and Protests

A time without precedent saw huge increases in homicides and shootings in the city as some other categories of crime plummeted.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crime-and-criminals, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #harrison-rodney-k, #hate-crimes, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #police-reform, #robberies-and-thefts, #shea-dermot-f-1969, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Worker Ran Illegal Winery in Alabama Sewage Plant, Sheriff Says

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office received a tip about an alcohol operation in a wastewater treatment plant in Rainsville, Ala. A 15-year city employee was arrested and charged.

#alabama, #crime-and-criminals, #sewers-and-sewage, #stiefel-allen-maurice, #wines

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The Man I Saw Them Kill

The Trump administration has resumed federal executions after a 17-year hiatus. I witnessed the latest one.

#capital-punishment, #children-and-childhood, #crime-and-criminals, #criminal-justice, #federal-bureau-of-prisons, #forensic-science, #intellectual-disabilities, #justice-department, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #prisons-and-prisoners, #sex-crimes, #torture

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D.C. Passes Bill to Give Young Offenders Chance at Reduced Sentences

Fueled by a debate over when the justice system should consider young people adults, the legislation would apply to those under 25 when they committed a crime who have served at least 15 years.

#bowser-muriel-e, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #crime-and-criminals, #justice-department, #juvenile-delinquency, #law-and-legislation, #mandatory-sentencing, #prisons-and-prisoners, #sentences-criminal, #washington-dc, #youth

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Japan’s ‘Twitter Killer,’ Takahiro Shiraishi, Is Sentenced to Death

Takahiro Shiraishi confessed to killing eight women he stalked on social media, and a man he thought suspected him, in crimes that evoked many of the country’s social fears.

#crime-and-criminals, #decisions-and-verdicts, #japan, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #social-media, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #takahiro-shiraishi, #twitter

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Crime Wave Hits Bodegas, Threatening a Lifeline in the Pandemic

Bodegas have seen a 63 percent rise in shootings and a threefold increase in burglaries. Six people have been killed in or just outside the stores.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crime-and-criminals, #guzman-feliz-lesandro, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #robberies-and-thefts, #trinitarios-gang

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Rapper Casanova Is Accused of Conspiring in ‘Terrible Acts of Violence’

Like 6ix9ine before him, the New York recording artist is charged with being a member of a ruthless street gang.

#6ix9ine-rapper, #barclays-center-brooklyn-ny, #crime-and-criminals, #festivals, #music, #rap-and-hip-hop, #roc-nation, #shmurda-bobby-1994

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Ex-Police Officer Charged With Manslaughter in 2017 Killing of Suspect

The San Francisco police rookie, Christopher Samayoa, was on his fourth day on the job when he shot and killed Keita O’Neil, an unarmed carjacking suspect, the authorities said.

#crime-and-criminals, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #oneil-keita, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-san-francisco-calif, #samayoa-christopher, #san-francisco-calif

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Fugitive Arrested After Remains of 3 People Are Found in Colorado

Adre Jordan Baroz, who goes by the nickname Psycho, faces charges of homicide, assault and kidnapping, according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

#baroz-adre-jordan, #colorado, #crime-and-criminals, #gallup-nm, #los-sauces-colo, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

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A Third Member of the Cincinnati City Council Is Charged With Corruption

The charges against Alexander Sittenfeld, a mayoral hopeful, stunned local political leaders and reinforced what federal prosecutors have called a “culture of corruption” that has undermined trust in City Hall.

#bribery-and-kickbacks, #cincinnati-ohio, #city-councils, #corruption-institutional, #crime-and-criminals, #dennard-tamaya, #local-government, #pastor-jeffrey, #sittenfeld-alexander

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Ponzi Scheme Suspect Uses Underwater Scooter to Flee F.B.I.

After a chase, Matthew Piercey disappeared underwater using a submersible scooter, the authorities said. When he surfaced, agents were waiting with dry clothes his wife had provided.

#california, #crime-and-criminals, #diving-and-divers, #piercey-matthew, #ponzi-and-pyramid-schemes, #securities-and-commodities-violations, #submarines-and-submersibles, #winton-kenneth

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Manhunt in Colorado After Remains of 3 People Are Found

The authorities said they had obtained a homicide warrant for Adre Jordan Baroz, who is known by the nickname Psycho, after discovering the remains in a rural hamlet near the New Mexico border.

#baroz-adre-jordan, #colorado, #crime-and-criminals, #los-sauces-co, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #search-and-seizure

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Justice Dept. Plans 3 Executions Before Biden’s Inauguration

The Trump administration is continuing to carry out capital punishment for federal crimes even though President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. has signaled he will reverse the policy.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #capital-punishment, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crime-and-criminals, #federal-bureau-of-prisons, #justice-department, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-transition-us, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Police Chief Who Backed Charges Against Lawmaker in Confederate Statue Case Is Fired

Angela Greene was fired in Portsmouth, Va., on the same day that prosecutors dropped charges against a state senator and others for damaging a Confederate monument in the city.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #confederate-states-of-america, #crime-and-criminals, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #greene-angela, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #portsmouth-va

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Can America Restore the Rule of Law Without Prosecuting Trump?

Donald Trump’s potential criminal liability is the key to understanding his presidency. When he leaves office, it will present the country with a historic dilemma.

#crime-and-criminals, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #trump-ukraine-whistle-blower-complaint-and-impeachment-inquiry, #trump-donald-j

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Police Pin a Rise in Murders on an Unusual Suspect: Covid

Awash in new firearms, cities are drawing connections between the stresses of the coronavirus and a surge in homicides.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crime-and-criminals, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #gun-control, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #united-states

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Ken Kurson, a Trump Family Ally, is Arrested on Cyberstalking Charge

Ken Kurson, a close friend of the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, was arrested in connection with incidents stemming from his divorce.

#crime-and-criminals, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #kurson-ken, #kushner-jared, #new-york-observer, #stalking-crime, #trump-donald-j

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U.S. Schedules First Execution of a Woman in Nearly 70 Years

Lisa Montgomery, the only woman on federal death row, was convicted of killing a pregnant woman and attempting to pass the baby off as her own.

#capital-punishment, #crime-and-criminals, #death-penalty-information-center, #justice-department, #kansas, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #mental-health-and-disorders, #montgomery-lisa-m, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #stinnett-bobbie-jo, #terre-haute-ind, #women-and-girls

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Louisiana Man Sentenced to Life Over Theft of Hedge Clippers Is Granted Parole

Before 2017, a person in Louisiana could be sentenced to life in prison after receiving a fourth nonviolent conviction under the state’s habitual offender law.

#bryant-fair-wayne, #crime-and-criminals, #edwards-john-bel-1966, #johnson-bernette-j, #louisiana, #mandatory-sentencing, #probation-and-parole, #robberies-and-thefts, #shreveport-la, #southern-states-us

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U.S. Attorney Moves In on Brooklyn D.A.’s Territory, Citing Crime Surge

Federal prosecutors will take more lower-level gun cases, in an initiative that thrusts the borough into the national debate about law enforcement.

#bail, #crime-and-criminals, #ducharme-seth-d, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #gun-control, #police-department-nyc

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Vatican Puts Priests on Trial Over Alleged Abuse Within Its Walls

One priest is accused of abusing an altar boy at a seminary near the pope’s residence, and the other of covering it up.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #crime-and-criminals, #enrico-radice, #gabriele-martinelli, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes, #st-pius-x-youth-seminary, #vatican-city

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Murders Are Rising. Blaming a Party Doesn’t Add Up.

The data reveals a different picture than the party-driven explanation President Trump and the Department of Justice have offered.

#crime-and-criminals, #debates-political, #mayors, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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What Is ‘Wanton Endangerment’?

Here’s what is behind the charge leveled by a Kentucky grand jury against one of the officers involved in the fatal raid on Ms. Taylor’s apartment in March.

#cameron-daniel-j-1985, #crime-and-criminals, #hankison-brett-louisville-ky-police-officer, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #taylor-breonna-1993-2020

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Black New Yorkers Are Twice as Likely to Be Stopped by the Police, Data Shows

A report shows Black neighborhoods have been more heavily patrolled, but police officials have said that enforcement is mostly driven by 911 and 311 calls, not racial bias.

#black-people, #bloomberg-michael-r, #bratton-william-j, #city-council-nyc, #crime-and-criminals, #de-blasio-bill, #discrimination, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling

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Why French Politicians Can’t Stop Talking About Crime

Statistics show a steady decline in major crimes. But what has intensified are the challenges to France’s traditional national identity, and the jockeying in the race to be the next president.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #crime-and-criminals, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #elections, #france, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #immigration-and-emigration, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #national-rally-france, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity

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Barr Told Prosecutors to Consider Sedition Charges for Protest Violence

The extraordinary suggestion came as Attorney General William P. Barr has emerged as a messenger for President Trump’s re-election campaign.

#barr-william-p, #crime-and-criminals, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #federal-state-relations-us, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #justice-department, #portland-ore, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #treason-and-sedition, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-attorneys, #united-states-politics-and-government

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‘Voting Is My Healing’: Inside a Push to Turn Out 100,000 Crime Survivors

For all that narratives about crime shape American politics, survivors are rarely at the center of the conversation, if they are heard at all. A campaign called #HealTheVote is trying to change that.

#alliance-for-safety-and-justice, #crime-and-criminals, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Student Charged in Cyberattacks at Miami-Dade Schools

Virtual classes in the fourth-largest school district in the United States were choked by glitches this week. A 16-year-old high school junior has admitted to the cyberattacks.

#crime-and-criminals, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #miami-fla

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Trump and the Attack of the Invisible Anarchists

Lurid fantasies about urban hellscapes are all he has left.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crime-and-criminals, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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A Violent August in N.Y.C.: Shootings Double, and Murder Is Up by 50%

The city recorded 242 shootings in August, up from 91 last year, continuing a summer spike in gun violence that has become an issue in the presidential race.

#crime-and-criminals, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-minneapolis-minn, #trump-donald-j, #urban-areas

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In Cities Republicans Have Ignored, Trump Sees Only Democratic Problems

Mayors don’t have the power that the president ascribes to them.

#crime-and-criminals, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #federal-state-relations-us, #mayors, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #urban-areas

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Trump, Vicar of Fear and Violence

He continues the old practice of stoking white victimhood for votes.

#black-people, #crime-and-criminals, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #trump-donald-j, #whites

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