Texas Grandma Sentenced to Life Without Parole for First-Time Drug Offense By Rebecca McCray May 15, 2012 “Information Clearing House” –Texans can sleep more soundly at night knowing that Elisa Castillo, a grandmother and nonviolent first-time drug offender, is serving a life without parole sentence in Fort Worth. Yes, you read that right — the latest [...]
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“As the centers of American power were seized and hijacked by corporations, the media continued to pay deference to systems of power that could no longer be considered honest or democratic. The media treat criminals on Wall Street as responsible members of the ruling class. They treat the criminals in the [...]
State crime and street crime: Two sides of one coin? When society is this corrupt, are the poor entitled to rise up and take what is ‘theirs’?
Criminal acts by the state created the environment for revolution [EPA] Cairo, Egypt - The revolutionary process that erupted in this country on January 25, 2011, is an uprising against crime. This crime was structural and legalised – made legal by the political leadership of Egypt and their friends and business partners that practice it. Various [...]
‘The riots haven’t changed a thing’ As an official report into the 2011 London riots is released, an angry, troubled generation is being ignored.
The unrest spread to several London boroughs over five nights of rioting [Al Jazeera] London, United Kingdom - Daniel, an 18-year-old from Newham, in London’s east end, has one regret.“I wish there was more time. More time to have shown them what I really could do.” I asked him: “And what exactly did you do?” [...]
“It is worthy of remark that a belief constantly inculcated during the early years of life, whilst the brain is impressible, appears to acquire almost the nature of an instinct; and the very essence of an instinct is that it is followed independently of reason.” - Charles Darwin “Understand that all battles [...]
(Another) Unholy Alliance by Abby Zimet Metaphor Alert: A report out of Chicago explores the intimate connections - trading money and favors for mutal gain – of violent street gangs and supposedly non-violent politicians. The (dismaying) trick: substitute corporate lobbyists for gangs, and you have American politics in action. “In the end, as with most [...]
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu recently came to Germany to meet with the families of those murdered by the neo-Nazi terror cell. In a SPIEGEL interview, he sharply criticized German investigators, who suspected the victims were involved in criminal activities, and warned of an upsurge in racism as a result of the economic crisis. SPIEGEL: Mr. [...]
If the summer rioters really were all criminals, why don’t they rampage more often – and why did they stop?
Looters in Birmingham. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters If the summer rioters really were all criminals, why don’t they rampage more often – and why did they stop? The failure to explain the riots is a wilful political act by the right reddit this Comments (188) Suzanne Moore guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 30 November 2011 20.00 GMT Article history Just [...]
AP / Thomas Watkins Residents hang out at the basketball court at Algin Sutton Recreation Center in South Los Angeles. The center is included in the city’s Summer Night Lights program aimed at reducing gang violence. By Bill Boyarsky While Occupy Wall Street and similar movements around the country take aim at financial institutions and their [...]
Kenneth Clarke‘s proposals seek to extend mandatory life sentences to an offence other than murder for the first time. Photograph: David Jones/PA There are many people here in Australia who view criminality as if it were capable of measurement like a pound of flour. This type of discussion will happen here. If we [...]
Is this absolute proof that it is the law of the rulers and NOT the rule of law. UK court winds back the clock. Remarkably inept logic and reasoning
UK riots: court of appeal upholds lengthy sentences Rioters walk in front of a burning car in Hackney, London. ‘The level of lawlessness was shocking and wholly inexcusable,’ says the lord chief justice. Photograph: Kerim Okten/EPA Lengthy prison sentences imposed on youths who used Facebook to incite riots and on offenders who took part [...]
Mexican police allowed drug gang to use local jail AP – Thu, Oct 6, 2011 MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — An official in northern Mexico says local policemen allowed a drug gang to use a municipal jail to hold kidnap victims, apparently while ransom payments were being negotiated. The security spokesman in northern Nuevo Leon state says fourpolice officers from a [...]
You can watch the video at:http://english.aljazeera.net/programmes/peopleandpower/2011/08/201189141348631784.html Every year tens of thousands of West Africans migrate to Europe in search of a better life. But for some of them that search will end in tragedy, as they fall victim to competing mafia gangs that prey on the hopes of the desperate. In southern Italy, it [...]
Justice Roderick Howie charged with Mid-range drink driving Posted: 19 Jun 2011 03:48 PM PDT Back in 2004, the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal delivered a guideline judgment relating to the sentencing of high range drink-driving offences. Who wrote the judgment with which the other members of the Court agreed? [...]
This article from Foreign Policy in Focus has some points of interest that you may like to look at. The author could never be described correctly as a firebrand or revolutionary all in all the site is somewhat conservative relying on the assumed powers of erudition and not a US Superman to save the day [...]