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Ledger Vault Secures $150 Million Crime Insurance Policy for Digital Assets

“Cardiff-based cryptocurrency insurance startup Coincover launched a cryptocurrency insurance offering in September” writes Ana Alexandre for cointelegraph.com. Ledger Vault, the custody arm of hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger, has procured a crime insurance policy developed with broker and risk advisory firm Marsh and insurance company Arch Insurance Limited.According to an announcement on Nov. 14, the Ledger Vault platform now provides its users a customized crime insurance program for cryptocurrencies for up to $150 million.Previously, Cointelegraph reported that Estonia-based crypto exchange Rokkex integrated its trading platform with Ledger Vault to secure its…

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Hate crime murders rose in 2018, according to new FBI data

“In total, 7,120 hate crime incidents were reported in 2018, with 8,646 victims. 16,039 law enforcement agencies contribute to the FBI’s collection of hate crime data” writes Natasha Pinon for mashable.com. The FBI’s most recent Hate Crime Statistics Report, released on Tuesday, recorded 24 hate crime murders committed in 2018, a rise from the year before.Following three years of increasing hate crime incidents, the number of hate crimes committed in 2018 is slightly down from that in 2017. Anti-Latino hate crimes rose as well.Additionally, the number of hate crime incidences…

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ABN AMRO profit falls as bank announces plan to strengthen Financial-Crime Detection

“ABN AMRO Bank NV on Wednesday reported a 24% fall in net profit for the third quarter and said it has refined a plan to strengthen financial-crime detection, but that further action is needed to ensure full compliance” writes Ian Walker for marketwatch.com. The Dutch lender made a net profit for the quarter of 558 million euros ($614.5 million) compared with EUR738 million in the year-earlier period. Source: marketwatch.com

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Here’s what the 2018 FBI crime data shows for Saginaw and Bay City

“The data for 2018 shows the number of serious offenses committed in both Saginaw and Bay City was about the same as in 2017” writes Cole Waterman for mlive.com. See the table below for an overview of crime rates in both Bay City and Saginaw from the past five years:. But the number of violent crimes in 2018 was higher than in 2016 and 2015 in each city.Similarly, crime trends in Bay City show that violent crime overall dipped from 242 to 231, but was still up from 205 and…

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Donald Trump Jr. and ‘The View’ host Sunny Hostin have moved their fight to Twitter after battling on camera

“But perhaps the most tense exchange took place between Trump Jr. and host Sunny Hostin, who accused the president’s son of committing a federal crime” writes Aria Bendix for businessinsider.com. “It’s only a federal crime for the [Inspector General] to do it,” Trump Jr. responded. ‘That’s a lie.”.  Source: businessinsider.com

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Uber says it will allow passengers and drivers to record audio of their trips in Brazil and Mexico, in response to rising safety concerns in the region

“Instead, they can be sent to the company so that an employee can review they if someone alleges misconduct or crime during the ride” writes Min Read for reuters.com. The recordings function only begins if either driver or passenger goes on the app and starts it. Source: reuters.com

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Senate unanimously passes bill making ‘animal crushing’ a federal crime

“The Senate unanimously passed legislation that would make certain forms of animal cruelty a federal crime” reports washingtonexaminer.com. The Senate passed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act on Tuesday, outlawing the acts seen in “animal crushing” videos in which people crush animals for entertainment.”Animal crushing” videos usually picture women without shoes or wearing stilettos crushing small animals.It is appropriate that the federal government have strong animal cruelty laws and penalties.”. “Passing this legislation is a major victory in the effort to stop animal cruelty and make our communities safer,”…

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Trump will now decide if animal cruelty should be a federal crime

“Under the legislation, it now would be a federal crime to torture or kill animals, and to make and sell videos of such activities” writes Salant Jsalant Njadvancemedia for nj.com. A 2010 law outlawed the production of such videos but didn’t make it crime to actually torture the animals.WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate on Tuesday cleared legislation to outlaw animal cruelty.The legislation is known as the Prevent Animal Cruelty and Torture, or PACT, Act. Source: nj.com

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AMLO under pressure over ‘hugs not bullets’ policy…

“The show of strength shocked even the most hardened observers of organized crime in Mexico” writes Jo Tuckman for theguardian.com. He has also created a new militarized national police force, though this had yet to take a significant role in operations against organized crime.Mexico’s president Andrés Manuel López Obrador is under sustained pressure to rethink his non-confrontational security strategy amid lingering questions over the botched arrest of a son of Joaquin “el Chapo” Guzmán.Buscaglia broadly agreed with López Obrador’s critique of his predecessors, but argued that fighting poverty can not…

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Brazil in ‘civil war,’ says head of Congress’ pro-gun faction…

“Brazil is caught in a “civil war” of crime and violence, the head of Congress’ pro-gun faction says, warning that ordinary Brazilians need to be armed and ready to fight back” reports france24.com. “Isn’t this war?” asks the 53-year-old during an interview with AFP, referring to the 57,000 homicides every year in a country whose population is roughly 209 million.When the snipers open fire from helicopters, it’s like scenes from a war zone. Source: france24.com

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