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Edith Smith: Blue Plaque for WW1 Woman Police Officer
Offbeat  (tags: WW1, History, Crime, Police. Woman, WPC Edith Smith, Lincolnshire, UK )

Ray
- 2 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A blue plaque honouring the first woman police officer with the power of arrest is being unveiled in the Lincolnshire town where she worked.
Father Of Dead Baby Left In Car For Six Hours: I Forgot
Offbeat  (tags: baby girl, father forgot, left her in car, crime )

BarbCat
- 3 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The father of an Oregon baby who died after being left in a parked car told police that he was supposed to take her to daycare but forgot and went to work instead.
Rapes Increase By 29% as Overall Crime Falls in England and Wales
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Rape, Data, Police, England UK )

Ray
- 4 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The number of rapes reported to and recorded by police in England and Wales is at its highest ever level, official figures have shown.
Brooklyn Man Freed After Serving 29yrs for False Murder Conviction
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, History, Human rights, Law, Police, USA )

Ray
- 5 days ago - rt.com
Coerced by police into a murder confession as a teenager, Brooklyn man David McCallum was finally released today after serving 29 years behind bars.
Cops Caught Using Millions in Seized Assets on Surveillance Gear, Weapons and Clowns
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Law, Mass media, Police, USA )

Ray
- 8 days ago - rt.com
An investigation concerning the use of federal civil forfeiture law by local law enforcement agencies across the United States has exposed problems with a routine but rarely discussed police tactic.
Amnesty International Slams US in Death Penalty Report for Executing Mentally Disabled Prisoners
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Human rights, Japan, Law, Pakistan, Scandal, USA )

Ray
- 10 days ago - rt.com
Human rights group Amnesty International has published a report criticizing nations, including the United States, for allowing inmates with mental or intellectual disabilities to be executed -- a violation of international standards, the group wrote.
Less Media, More Sedatives: Oklahoma Reviews Capital Punishment Protocols After Botched Execution
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Drugs, Health, Human rights, Law, Scandal, USA )

Ray
- 19 days ago - rt.com
Oklahoma announced that more sedatives and less media, among other measures, are part of the state's new protocol for capital punishment after a botched execution in April left an inmate writhing in pain before dying 43 minutes after a lethal injection
NYPD Officer Caught on Camera Violently Tackling Pregnant Woman Onto Her Stomach (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Conflict, Crime, Human rights, Law, Police, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 27 days ago - rt.com
A New York Police Department officer was caught on video tackling a visibly pregnant woman, and then remaining on top of her while she was facedown on the ground. Doctors do not know if her baby was harmed during the altercation.
Is Legalizing Recreational Marijuana Use Beneficial to the Society?
Offbeat  (tags: culture, business, crime, goodnews, off-beat, society )

Tonya
- 27 days ago - inquisitr.com
America is gradually taking a softer -- or, at least, less harsh -- stance against recreational use of marijuana, or cannabis. Some of the largest cities have begun to either completely legalize smoking weed or reduce the penalty for consuming it.
Restoring Humanity: US-Tortured Victims of Abu Ghraib Gain Faces in Photo Project
Offbeat  (tags: Army, Crime, Exhibition, Human rights, Iraq, Marina Portnaya, Military, Photography, USA )

Ray
- 28 days ago - rt.com
A New York-based photographer has put faces to the Iraqi detainees tortured by the US military in Abu Ghraib prison, helping to restore their dignity after humiliation and brutal mistreatment.
Petitioning Grooveshark.Com Remove All Music/Profiles Of: Gary Glitter, Jonathan King and Rolf Harris - Now!
Offbeat  (tags: abuse, child, children, corruption, culture, crime, dishonesty, ethics, family, government, politics, society, safety, sadness, transportation, violence, world, abuse, corporate, ethics, environment, money, society, humans, culture, environment, ethics, b )

Wendy
- 28 days ago - change.org
Why? Obviously, because it is totally unacceptable to offer music by the above individuals - all convicted pedophiles - for "commercial and promotional" purposes - or in fact for any reason at all.
NYC Man Dies After Wrongfully Spending 23 Years in Prison
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Health, Law, Police, USA )

Ray
- 29 days ago - rt.com
A New York City man who served 23 years in prison for a crime he did not commit died unexpectedly over the weekend only three days before proceedings were slated to begin concerning his $124 million false imprisonment federal lawsuit.
Hamas and Fatah Fighting Over Gaza Funds
Offbeat  (tags: Fatah, Hamas, terrorist, terrorism, finances, Gaza, crime, culture, government, safety, society, world )

Ge
- 30 days ago - gatestoneinstitute.org
"Armed robbery in broad daylight." -- Palestinians, after Hamas "seized" $750,000 from Gaza bank. Fatah accused Hamas of "squandering" $700 million of financial aid earmarked for the Palestinian victims of war.
Luka Magnotta Trial's Full Jury Selected
Offbeat  (tags: crime, unusual, Luka Magnotta, jury, trial, Jun Lin, murder, kittens, animal abuse )

DSimplyAn
- 31 days ago - cbc.ca
A full jury has been selected for the trial of Luka Magnotta after four new jurors were added today. Magnotta faces multiple charges, including first-degree murder, in connection with the slaying of Concordia University student Jun Lin.
Hamas Admits It DID Use Schools and Hospitals in Gaza Strip as 'Human Shields' to Launch Rocket Attacks on Israel
Offbeat  (tags: Hamas, human shields, Muslims, Gaza, abuse, crime, protection, safety, society, world )

Ge
- 37 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Hamas appeared to admit using human shields to fire rockets into Israel for the first time today, but refused to accept responsibility for the slaughter of hundreds of innocent Palestinians killed in retaliatory airstrikes.
 

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