Crime (page 6)

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    Study confirms obvious: Jail time serves as deterrent

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon highlights the interesting findings of a new Norwegian study. A criminal going to prison substantially cuts the chances his peers and younger brothers will be jailed in the following four years, a new paper finds. More specifically, a person’s prison…
    Mitch Kokai, August 8, 2018
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    If this is what people think of capitalism, no wonder they want something else

    Michael Tomasky, editor of the journal Democracy, has advice for those who would like fewer socialists. “Stop creating them.” Tomasky outlines a number of ways that cronies in government and business have helped one another without doing much good for the rest of society. Free market supporters from…
    Joseph Coletti, August 7, 2018
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    How to avoid pension entanglements with ICE

    New York’s state comptroller divested that state’s pension funds from two private prison companies that operate immigration detention centers. The California State Teachers’ Retirement System faced pressure from “hundreds of educators” among its 933,410 members to do the same, but has opted to keep its investment and “to communicate with…
    Joseph Coletti, August 6, 2018
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    “There’s no big there there.”

    That’s a excerpt from a text message sent by disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok to his lover Lisa Page. When Strzok was asked about its meaning at a House committee meeting on July 12th, he refused to answer. The following day, however, Page did answer the question, and,…
    Jon Guze, July 26, 2018
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    Still no evidence of Trump collusion

    Jonathan Turley sifts through the spin and focuses on the facts in a column for TheHill.com. The problem in the Russian investigation is that we have plenty of crimes but not necessarily plenty of colluders. The demonic Internet character Guccifer 2.0 was a carefully constructed false identity of…
    Mitch Kokai, July 16, 2018
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    How Baltimore became murder city

    Baltimore is now the deadliest city in America. With 55.5 homicides per 100,000 people in 2017, it ranked 21st in the world and far outpaced New Orleans and Detroit. USA Today finds that a portion of Charm City’s increase can be attributed to less vigilant policing beginning in 2015,…
    Joseph Coletti, July 13, 2018
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    Meth is back and cheaper than ever, while allergy sufferers are still under suspicion

    If we're to believe that government restrictions on cold medications to fight meth "worked," then why is it that the drug is "everywhere" and cheaper than ever?
    Jon Sanders, July 13, 2018
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    Raleigh’s racial and youth disparities in gun violence

    Raleigh police released a report on gun violence that shows that victims and suspects of gun violence in Raleigh are mostly young and predominantly black.
    Jon Sanders, July 10, 2018