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How Con Artists Trick Your Mind
Offbeat  (tags: Technology, Computer, Crime )

Ray
- 13 hours ago - bbc.com
Scammers play sophisticated psychological tricks to fool their marks, says Colin Barras, and that means anyone can be vulnerable unless they know what to look for.
New York Bans Tattoos and Piercings for Pets
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Crime, Law, Politics, USA )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
New York pets already have to contend with being dressed up in embarrassing outfits by their owners, but thanks to a new law they wonâEUR(TM)t have to worry about getting any unwanted tattoos or piercings.
'I'd Do It Again!' Cheney Defends CIA Torture, Calls Interrogators Heroes
Offbeat  (tags: Al-Qaeda, Bush, CIA, Crime, Human rights, Military, Politics, Robert Bridge, Terrorism, USA, War )

Ray
- 2 days ago - rt.com
Former VP Dick Cheney expressed no regret over CIA torture techniques employed against detainees in the "war on terror," even as a judge considers forcing the White House to release the remainder of the damning photos.
CIA Chief Challenges Torture Report Claims, Defends Bush-Era Tactics
Offbeat  (tags: CIA, Crime, Human rights, Intelligence, Scandal, Terrorism, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 2 days ago - rt.com
The head of the Central Intelligence Agency defended his office's past use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" on Thursday, two days after a Senate panel published a grim account of the torture tactics used on detainees under the Bush administration.
Overhaul: NYC to Spend $130 Million Reducing Mentally Ill Prison Population
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Human rights, Law, Police, Politics, USA )

Ray
- 15 days ago - rt.com
New York City will spend $130 million in order to significantly reform the way its criminal justice system treats mentally ill inmates, as well as those consistently cycling in and out of prison, in the hopes that the campaign will also lower crime.
Why Do We Ignore the Mental Health Aspects of Crime?
Offbeat  (tags: Mental Health, Crime, psychopathic tendencies )

Ray
- 15 days ago - bbc.co.uk
When 16-year-old Will Cornick admitted murdering the schoolteacher Ann Maguire, the reaction was one of shock and bewilderment.
Sexual Harassment 'Part of Daily Life' for Young Girls - Study
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Crime, Human rights, Psychology, Sex, UK )

Ray
- 15 days ago - rt.com
Girls as young as seven are experiencing sexual taunts from boys, according to Girlguiding UK. The charity says sexism and harassment are becoming a part of daily life for British girls.
Up to 13,000 in UK: Modern Slavery Estimate By Home Office Quadruples Previous Figures
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Human rights, Immigration, Law, Police, Politics, Sex, UK )

Ray
- 18 days ago - rt.com
Britain has released a "dark figure" on modern slavery: 10,000-13,000 victims are thought to be scratching a living in the UK, around four times more than another recent estimate.
Thieves Steal Holocaust Victims' Shoes at Polish Museum
Offbeat  (tags: history, crime, ethics )

Marty
- 22 days ago - bbc.com
Eight shoes belonging to Jewish Holocaust victims have been stolen from a former concentration camp in Poland...
Wildlife Crime Wanted List Released
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, environment, animals, trees, wildlife )

Ray
- 29 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The public is being asked to provide information on the locations of nine fugitives suspected of serious environmental crimes. The appeal, from Interpol, is part of an effort to track down individuals involved in illegal fishing, logging and wildlife
Two Wrongfully Convicted New Yorkers Awarded $9mn After Serving 16 Years in Jail
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Human rights, Law, Police, USA )

Ray
- 32 days ago - rt.com
After serving 16 years in prison on double murder charges they were wrongfully convicted for, two New York City men have reached a $9 million settlement deal with local and state officials.
What Should Happen to a Released Rapist?
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Rape, Law, release )

Ray
- 34 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The decision of Sheffield United to allow convicted rapist Ched Evans back for training has been widely condemned. A petition demanding the club refuse to sign Evans has been signed by 160,000 people.
President Obama Picks First Black Woman to Head Justice Department
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Human rights, Law, Police, Politics, USA )

Ray
- 38 days ago - rt.com
President Barack Obama has announced his nomination of Loretta Lynch to be the next Attorney General of the United States, succeeding Eric Holder. If confirmed by the Senate, Lynch would be the first black woman to hold the position.
Fort Lauderdale Charges 90-Year-Old, Two Pastors for Feeding Homeless - NBC News.Com
Offbeat  (tags: Hungry, Homeless, Goodwill, Religion, Crime, Policeethics, food, humans, interesting )

Dustina
- 42 days ago - nbcnews.com
Two church pastors and a 90-year-old man were charged for feeding homeless people in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, under a strict new city ordinance that virtually bans private groups from handing out food.
Oklahoma Cop Faces 32 Charges of Sex Crimes Committed on Duty
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Law, Police, Sex, USA )

Ray
- 43 days ago - rt.com
An Oklahoma City police officer has been charged with six more counts of sexual offenses while on duty after three more victims, including a teenager, told authorities he forced them to have sex with him.
 

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