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‘A history of human greed:’ The 26 different ways people have cheated markets over 200 years

“According to Steward, there was a 75% rise in the number of FCA investigations into suspected wholesale or markets misconduct begun in the last year” writes Camilla Hodgson for businessinsider.com. Mark Steward, a senior UK market enforcement official, highlighted a case from over 100 years ago.Although electronic trading has improved transparency and auditability, says the report, market abuse cannot be “coded out.”. The analysis done by the FMSB, the first of its kind, reviewed over 400 enforcement cases from 19 countries, over a 200 year period, to identify behavioural patterns…

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Liberal Unrest Threatening Dems

“While Obama deported fewer people than his predecessor, George W. Bush, he focused immigration enforcement on interior removals, rather than border apprehensions” reports thehill.com. Luis Gutierrez Luis GutierrezHouse Dem: We’ll shut down the government if House doesn’t pass Dream Act Dems rip leaders’ deal with Trump for ignoring DACA Rep.House Democrats have shown unity in targeting the Dream Act as their attainable short-term goal on immigration, but there is some internal debate about how to reach that goal.Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.), have pledged that any deal will not include funding…

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Equifax says web server vulnerability led to hack

“Credit reporting company Equifax blamed a web server vulnerability in its open-source software, called Apache Struts, for the recent data breach that compromised personal details of as many as 143 million U.S. consumers” reports cnbc.com. “We continue to work with law enforcement as part of our criminal investigation, and have shared indicators of compromise with law enforcement,” Equifax said in a statement on Wednesday.Equifax said it is determining with the assistance of an independent cybersecurity firm what exact information was compromised during the data breach.The massive data breach had exposed…

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Will Congress finally update a data privacy law that’s 31 years old?

“Data stored abroad, for instance, present particular challenges for U.S. law enforcement efforts” writes Christina Delgado for washingtonexaminer.com. Such clarity also would grant law enforcement the ability to function effectively without trampling expected levels of privacy.It would also allow law enforcement to seek data belonging to foreign citizens from those citizens’ national governments where permitted under existing agreements.Hatch added that “privacy laws are meant to protect people, not abstractions.”. Passed by Congress in 1986, this Reagan-era law extended Fourth Amendment privacy protections to information transmitted over the Internet. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share…

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In lawsuit, deputies describe fatal confrontation with man with Down syndrome at movie theater

“The incident prompted a public outcry and changed how Maryland trains law enforcement officers” reports washingtonpost.com. During a struggle with the deputies, Saylor lost consciousness and his death was later ruled a homicide, with the cause listed as asphyxia.As a result of Saylor’s death, Maryland changed how it trains law enforcement officers.Saylor’s death at 26 years old is a tragedy. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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‘Sanctuary businesses’? Tough-talking states give businesses a pass on illegal immigration

“And that, some immigration experts say, highlights a flaw in how states and the federal government combat illegal immigration” writes Cindy Carcamo for latimes.com. As part of its tough stance against illegal immigration, Texas has been one of the few states requiring state agencies to use a federal system known as E-Verify to check job applicants.Reed, who consults with companies on immigration issues, was once a top official with ICE’s predecessor, the Immigration and Naturalization Service.If E-Verify were made mandatory nationwide, the most far-reaching effects would be felt in two…

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Trump’s DACA decision rekindles talk of bipartisan immigration deal

“I think we’re the most generous country in the world when it comes to legal immigration” reports washingtonexaminer.com. “But I think people have come to realize that without border security and enforcement, that they can’t trust their own government.”. But an employer verification mandate or funding to improve border enforcement operations or structures – excluding Trump’s promised wall – remain on the table, the aide said.”The president has also made clear that he does believe that we need to ensure border security,” Short told reporters aboard Air Force One.”From my…

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ICE denies plan for ‘largest operation of its kind’ targeting illegal immigrants

“U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement asserted that “no coordinated nationwide operation” is being planned, after a report Thursday said that the Homeland Security Department was planning raids across the U.S. targeting thousands of illegal immigrants this month” writes Daniel Chaitin for washingtonexaminer.com. “While we generally do not comment on future potential law enforcement actions, operational plans are subject to change based on a variety of factors,” the statement read. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Law enforcement must learn the lessons of Charlottesville

“Municipalities must be prepared for future public demonstrations, because these events will continue happening, and law enforcement and the government officials must be better prepared and learn from the lessons of Charlottesville” writes Derrick Parks for washingtonexaminer.com. And this can occur anywhere unless law enforcement is better prepared for these kinds of demonstrations and events in the future.As a result, law enforcement must appropriately do its job and protect individuals when there are public demonstrations.Law enforcement must do everything it can to protect the public and keep us safe.Law enforcement…

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