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Sadiq Khan Urged To Take ‘Drastic Action’ Over Violent Crime

“Wire Sadiq Khan, the London mayor, has been tasked with reducing violent crime” writes unknown author for huffingtonpost.com. London Mayor Sadiq Khan has been told to take “urgent and drastic action” over violent crime, as the number of homicides in the capital this year increased to the highest level in a decade.The scheme aims to use the public health approach to crime, successfully used in Scotland, where police, housing, health and care workers join together. Source: huffingtonpost.com Share This:

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Ending Weed Prohibition Hasn’t Stopped Drug Crimes

“Indeed, a study recently published in The Economic Journal found that after medical marijuana was legalized in California, violent crime fell 15 percent” writes Rene Chun for theatlantic.com. This 10,000-square-mile area (which includes Humboldt, Mendocino, and Trinity Counties) by some estimates grows 60 percent of the country’s marijuana.Ben Filippini, a deputy sheriff in Humboldt, told me that ever since California’s 1996 medical-marijuana initiative, violent crime in his jurisdiction has increased: “People are getting shot over this plant.Legalizing POT was supposed to reduce crime, or so advocates argued. Source: theatlantic.com Share This:

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Language that would protect minors from being sentenced to life without parole is not included in the First Step Act.

“Child advocates told HuffPost that the First Step Act, a crime bill that focuses on prison reform, fails to protect minors like Allen in the federal system” writes Angelina Chapin for huffingtonpost.com. Daniel Truta / EyeEm via Getty Images The First Step Act, a crime bill that focuses on prison reform, would not protect minors who are charged as adults on the federal level from being sentenced to life in prison without parole. Source: huffingtonpost.com Share This:

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Dozens arrested in ‘decisive hit’ on Italian mafia in biggest cross-Europe operation to date

“Dozens of suspected members of the ‘Ndrangheta mafia were arrested on Wednesday in co-ordinated raids as part of what is being hailed as the biggest ever EU operation against organised crime” writes Claire Cohen for telegraph.co.uk. Operation Pollino was co-ordinated by Eurojust, the EU’s cross-border justice authority, which described it as a “decisive” intervention against organised crime. “Today, we send a clear message to organised crime groups across Europe.A total of 84 suspects were arrested as police in Italy, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg raided the homes of suspected…

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Japanese prosecutors reportedly will arrest Carlos Ghosn on fresh claim, prolonging custody

“However, they can also arrest suspects for a separate crime, in which case the process starts over again” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. If authorities approve the maximum detention for that case, Ghosn and Kelly would remain in custody until Dec. 30, the paper said.In Japan, crime suspects can be kept in custody for 10 days and that can be extended for another 10 days if a judge grants prosecutors’ request for extension.Tokyo prosecutors plan to arrest Carlos Ghosn on a fresh claim of understating his income, the Sankei newspaper…

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Japanese prosecutors to arrest Ghosn on fresh claim, prolonging custody: Sankei

“However, they can also arrest suspects for a separate crime, in which case the process starts over again” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. If authorities approve the maximum detention for that case, Ghosn and Kelly would remain in custody until Dec. 30, the paper said.In Japan, crime suspects can be kept in custody for 10 days and that can be extended for another 10 days if a judge grants prosecutors’ request for extension.TOKYO (Reuters) – Tokyo prosecutors plan to arrest Carlos Ghosn on a fresh claim of understating his…

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Private schools should flag parents who try to pay fees in cash to the police, NCA chief says

“Private schools should be flagging parents who try to pay fees in cash to the police, a National Crime Agency chief has said” writes Education Editor for telegraph.co.uk. Donald Toon, head of economic and cyber crime at the NCA, said that bursars should check  to see if anyone paying a pupil’s school fees appear on sanctions lists, and should be aware of high-risk countries listed by organisations such as Transparency International. “There is an overarching responsibility here to do more,” he said. “We have a number of areas where I am…

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Hate Crimes Hotline Headline Is Wrong

“A popular website that spreads misinformation and conspiracy theories has twisted old news about a hate crimes hotline to create a bogus, anti-Muslim headline” writes Saranac Hale Spencer for factcheck.org. In June 2017, Minneapolis opened a new hotline for reporting hate crimes.After publishing the story, News Punch changed its headline to say: “Minneapolis Installs ‘Sharia’ Hotline to Report ‘Hate Speech’ About Islam.” It’s still not true that it’s a “‘Sharia’ hotline,” and it isn’t true that the hotline is solely for reporting “‘hate speech’ about Islam.” Instead, it is for…

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Kent Police stop using crime predicting software 

“A UK police force that trialled computer software designed to predict and prevent crime has scrapped the project after five years” writes Hasan Chowdhury for telegraph.co.uk. Kent Police used a system developed by US firm Predpol, which engineers technology to help law enforcement predict and prevent crime.The technology involved machine learning algorithms that were able to predict when and where a crime might take place by processing data from records on previous criminal activity. The programme cost the police force approximately £100,000 per year and was quietly cancelled in March.…

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