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Halloween Is No. 1 Day for Free Candy -- And Property Crime

NerdWallet | October 24, 2016 | Crime
By Alex Glenn Make-believe monsters, witches and goblins vie for our attention each Halloween, but Fright Night is also the ideal time for real wrongdoers to wreak havoc undetected. On average, crime-related insurance claims spike by 24% on Halloween, more than on any other day of the year, according to...
Brad Reid

A Brief Introduction to Stop and Frisk and Related Police Investigative Stops

Brad Reid | October 24, 2016 | Crime
The police investigate potential criminal activity as part of their difficult mission to "protect and serve." This comment provides a brief and incomplete educational overview of a few significant U.S. Supreme Court decisions that address police investigative stops and related searches without a search warrant. Lower federal court and state...
Shannon Ullman

How Knowing When to Call in Professional Help is Key

Shannon Ullman | October 23, 2016 | Crime
Even though we would like to think we can, it's impossible to handle all of life's nuisances on our own. In fact, many of history's most successful people attributed their successes to knowing when to seek the help of others. This goes for all areas of life whether it be...
Brian Levin, J.D.

Hate Crime In U.S. Survey Up 6 Percent; But Anti-Muslim Rise 89 Percent, NYC Up 24 Percent So Far In 2016

Brian Levin, J.D. | October 22, 2016 | Crime
This updated 21-state data is presented for the first time here in The Huffington Post. Final national hate crime figures from the FBI are expected late next month.
The Conversation Global

How the war on drugs fuels deadly prison riots in Brazil

The Conversation Global | October 20, 2016 | Crime
How the war on drugs fuels deadly prison riots in Brazil Julita Lemgruber, Universidade Candido Mendes Brazil has a prison problem. Recent crises have brought renewed attention to mass incarceration, overcrowding, and the lawlessness and inhumanity of Brazil's jails -...
Matthew M. Le Claire

The Use Of The Term "Superpredator": History And Application

Matthew M. Le Claire | October 19, 2016 | Crime
Tensions have peaked as the public awaits the final presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The debates thus far have covered, and uncovered, multiple issues that must be addressed before choosing a new Commander and Chief.
Tom Spiggle

Three Lessons Women Can Learn From Donald Trump's Accusers

Tom Spiggle | October 19, 2016 | Crime
One of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's chief defenses against charges that he inappropriately touched women over the years has been deceptively straightforward: If this really happened, why didn't they speak up at the time? As an attorney who regularly works with women fighting sexual...
Anastasia Christman

Wells Fargo Is Only The Tip Of The Iceberg

Anastasia Christman | October 18, 2016 | Business
After getting caught with his hand in the cookie jar for pushing dangerous retail banking products on unsuspecting customers, Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf offered a belated mea culpa by forfeiting a portion of his outstanding stock awards and taking early retirement. Don’t worry about him, though, unlike...
Christopher Zoukis

Can Prison Labor Strike Organizers Back Up Claims Of Success?

Christopher Zoukis | October 18, 2016 | Crime
At one correctional facility on Michigan's Upper Peninsula, kitchen staff and some other inmate workers refused to report to work; demonstrations followed the next day, and fires and vandalism rendered two residential units unlivable.
Mike Weisser

Gun Violence Research Will Lead To Smarter Gun Laws

Mike Weisser | October 17, 2016 | Politics
Our good friends at the Center for American Progress (CAP) have published a new study on the link between gun laws and gun violence which is a ‘must-read’ for everyone who is concerned about reducing gun violence....
Ralph Neas

The Supreme Court Really Matters

Ralph Neas | October 17, 2016 | Politics
To date in this unprecedented election year, the future of the Supreme Court has not received the attention that it deserves.
Lia Miller

Setting The Record Straight On Black Lives Matter

Lia Miller | October 14, 2016 | Black Voices
I'm tired of explaining to "friends" that the phrase #BlackLivesMatter doesn't mean that other lives don't matter or that it is somehow an anti-white or anti-police slogan. There is an implied "too" at the end of the phrase.
Alison Bass

ACLU Joins Historic Case Against Anti-Prostitution Laws

Alison Bass | October 14, 2016 | Politics
A lawsuit challenging California's laws against prostitution just got a much-needed boost.
Richard Farrell

Heroin Is Like Licking The Breath Of God

Richard Farrell | October 14, 2016 | Politics
Heroin addiction is no longer a moral issue. Heroin use is no longer a black thing or a brown thing. Heroin overdoses are no longer a question of "if." Now it is a matter of "when."
Joel Cohen


Joel Cohen | October 13, 2016 | Crime
There's no question that Duane Edward Buck, a black man (yes, it is relevant) committed an horrendous double murder in Texas in 1995 - he shot his former girlfriend's alleged lover, and then shot the girlfriend in front of her children, announcing "The bitch got what she deserved." He was...
Ali Owens

Tell Me There's No Rape Culture

Ali Owens | October 14, 2016 | Women
They tell me there’s no such thing as rape culture ― not here, not in the United States. __________ There’s a bar in my town that I frequent. I know most of the staff and generally feel safe there, but the restroom is a little funky...
Amy Siskind

Trump's 'Locker Room Talk' Is A Teachable Moment For Our Kids

Amy Siskind | October 13, 2016 | Parents
Your kids know about Trump's bus video conversation. Bank on it! I first heard the video while driving with my teenage son, who wondered, "Why is the other guy laughing?"
Adam Levin

Yes, You Still Need To Be On The Lookout For Tax Scams

Adam Levin | October 13, 2016 | Crime
You may have easily missed a major piece of news that broke last week amid the media-feeding frenzy generated by the release of Donald Trump's "Access Hollywood" tapes and Hillary Clinton's Wikileaked Wall Street speeches.
Christopher Zoukis

80 Charged In Maryland Prison Rackets

Christopher Zoukis | October 12, 2016 | Crime
It's an explosive story that reads like it came straight out of the script of one of the hottest prison-centered TV shows.
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.

George Huguely-UVA Lacrosse Story: Truth Revealed By His Civil Attorney, Matthew Green

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | October 14, 2016 | Crime
It was May 2010, and the news was filled with a college murder mystery that captured the public's attention. This was a story that had all of the ingredients of love and drama gone wrong, ultimately ending in death. Those involved were the good-looking college athlete and his beautiful all American college girlfriend, Yeardley Love, the victim.
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