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Larry Magid

Digital Trust Foundation Seeking Proposals on Digital Abuse Programs

Larry Magid | March 27, 2015 | Technology
Grants will range from between $50,000 and $200,000, although exceptional projects outside that range will be considered. Non-profits, universities, private companies, and individuals are eligible to apply.
Jeronimo Saldaña

Latinos Can Honor the 43 Missing Mexican Students by Calling for 'No More Drug War'

Jeronimo Saldaña | March 27, 2015 | Latino Voices
Latinos have been paying dearly, sometimes with their own lives, for American prohibition without having a seat at the policy making table.
Kali Nicole Gross

Cookie Lyon of Fox's 'Empire' Sheds Rare Light on Black Women's Incarceration and Reentry

Kali Nicole Gross | March 27, 2015 | Black Voices
Unfortunately, the damage resulting from the nearly decade long apex of black female confinement is substantial.
Stacy Slotnick

Supply and Demand: A Simple Solution to Combat the Sale of Counterfeit Handbags

Stacy Slotnick | March 27, 2015 | Business
The panacea to the counterfeit handbag dilemma is quite simple, and it does not involve lobbying for tougher laws, becoming a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer, or developing an anti-counterfeiting technology. Instead, an overhaul of the fake luxury handbag business begins with the consumer.
Rick Ayers

Race in America - Word and Deed

Rick Ayers | March 26, 2015 | Politics
To get beyond the headlines and the squirming of the exposed ones, there are two important things to consider. First, please, let's give at least some attention to the actual operation of racial oppression, something that goes beyond words.
Allison Leotta

The 'Jinx' and 'Serial': How Cutting-Edge Crime Dramas Are Reviving Old-Fashioned Detective Work

Allison Leotta | March 26, 2015 | Entertainment
In an era where TV crime dramas have become increasingly implausible, shows like The Jinx and Serial have brought a much needed dose of reality to American living rooms and earbuds.
Lynette Mae

Lessons of Ferguson: For the Good of Law Enforcement

Lynette Mae | March 26, 2015 | Crime
Stats should never be an "outcome". The only measure of police success should be the absence of crime in a community and the ability to work with the community to achieve that goal. Period.
Jamira Burley

The Call for a National Crime and Justice Task Force

Jamira Burley | March 25, 2015 | Crime
The creation of the National Crime and Justice Task Force will be a step in the right direction to ensure that the United States government does more to protect human rights nationwide and ensures that policing policies are in line with international human rights standards.
Michael Sigman

Bob Durst, Camp Counselor

Michael Sigman | March 25, 2015 | Crime
Post-Jinx, amongst yellowed copies of LA Weekly, and a Gold Record of Paul Anka and Odia Coates' disgraceful single "(You're) Having My Baby," I found a 1964 photo of me and my bunkmates. Standing behind us was our counselor, Robert Durst.
Rescue Idiot

No Amount Is Too Much to Save Abused Cat 'Bruce Almighty'

Rescue Idiot | March 25, 2015 | Green
Homeowners in Regina, Saskatchewan, discovered Bruce Almighty on March 18. He was found with black electrical tape wrapped so tightly around his legs that severe tissue damage was causing infection.
Hon. Judy Harris Kluger

Pretty Woman Hides an Ugly Reality

Hon. Judy Harris Kluger | March 25, 2015 | Impact
The Today Show's celebration of this fantasy misses the reality that prostitution is rarely light, loving or funny. In the quarter century since the film's release, we know much more about the links between prostitution and human trafficking.
John W. Whitehead

The Only Truly Compliant, Submissive Citizen in a Police State

John W. Whitehead | March 24, 2015 | Crime
How does a citizen protect himself against a police officer's tendency to shoot first and ask questions later, oftentimes based only on their highly subjective "feeling" of being threatened? The short answer is you can't.
Joe Navarro

Making Sense of The Jinx, Robert Durst and What He Said

Joe Navarro | March 24, 2015 | Crime
I don't know if the statements made by Mr. Durst in the HBO documentary will be admitted in a future trial or even if they are needed. What I can say from experience is this: We should not be surprised when people make utterances that inculpate them in crimes.
Clay Calvert

Man Jailed for Swearing During 911 Call: The Sad Saga of Boyd Green and a Senseless Arrest

Clay Calvert | March 24, 2015 | Crime
Although Green v. Chitwood seems at first glance trivial, it is both the backstory and the vague terms used in statute that make Green's arrest so outrageous and egregious.
Alaska Dispatch News

Handgun Found Near Remains Thought to Belong to Missing Alaska Family

Alaska Dispatch News | March 24, 2015 | Crime
Officials said Monday that remains discovered along a trail just outside Kenai on Saturday appear to belong to a family of four that went missing in May of last year. Police also found at the scene the remains of a dog that may be the family's, and a handgun.
Karin Badt

African-American Prostitutes Featured at the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

Karin Badt | March 24, 2015 | Crime
"He's only killing hookers," was a police chief's response to the spree of serial murders that plagued an African-American community in Los Angeles over a 25-year span. Over 100 women were raped, shot, strangled. A few potential victims escaped. One, who had been shot in the chest, managed to create...
Gary Mendell

Through Smart Drug Policies, We Can Change Our Communities for the Better

Gary Mendell | March 24, 2015 | Impact
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a staggering and tragic statistic: Heroin overdose deaths tripled from 2010 to 2013.
Adam Banner

What #TheDress Says About Eyewitness Misidentification

Adam Banner | March 23, 2015 | Crime
So, if the description of a single dress -- a still image -- can be so polarizing, what does this say about eyewitness identification and memory of an event that likely occurred in a traumatic situation?
Brad Reid

Elements of a Public Policy Discussion Concerning the Treatment of Mental Illness

Brad Reid | March 23, 2015 | Politics
It is time as a society to rethink our approach to mental illness. This comment begins with an explanation of "public policy," followed by a very brief general history of our society's approach to mental illness, and concludes with 15 of the many questions that should be studied and debated.
Benjamin O'Keefe

A Young Man Was Allegedly Beaten for Being Gay and Mississippi Doesn't Think It's a Hate Crime

Benjamin O'Keefe | March 23, 2015 | Gay Voices
Faggot. It's unfortunately a word that most gay men have had thrown at them at some point in their life. It's a word that Devin Norman heard yelled at him in a grocery store parking lot this weekend before he was allegedly brutally beaten for being a gay man in Mississippi.
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