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The boss is dead but the mafia lives, magistrate and mobster say

ROME/PALERMO (Reuters) - The death of Sicilian Mafia boss Salvatore "Toto'" Riina on Friday does not mark the end of Cosa Nostra, but the crime group is unlikely to allow one man such power ever again, a top magistrate and former mobster said.<p>The 87-year-old Riina died in a hospital in Parma, the …

Crime

Black men sentenced to more time for committing the exact same crime as a white person, study finds

Black men who commit the same crimes as white men receive federal prison sentences that are, on average, nearly 20 percent longer, according to a new report on sentencing disparities from the United States Sentencing Commission (USSC).<p>These disparities were observed “after controlling for a wide …

Prison

Walking While Black

Walking

10 Famous Writers’ Gruesome Accounts Of Public Executions

Famous people who’ve witnessed public executions include writers, who recorded accounts of their experiences in letters, diaries, or books. Their …

Literature

The California gunman was another angry armed white man with a record of arrests

The gunman who killed four in a sprawling rampage Tuesday before being fatally shot by police was about to go on trial for stabbing and robbing women …

Crime

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of 4th Amendment? Police Now Need Warrant to Search Cellphones

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of 4th Amendment? Police Now Need Warrant to Search Cellphones. <br>*SUBSCRIBE* for more great videos! <br>Mark Dice is a media …

Secret Societies

14yo George Stinney Executed - True Story

UPDATE Dec-2014 George Stinney was *cleared* in a court of law (70 years too late). George Junius Stinney Jr. was, at age 14, the youngest person …

Crime

White student banned from campus and faces hate crime charge in torture of black roommate

The University of Hartford has now banned the white student who reportedly posted online about how she smeared used tampons on her black roommate's …

Crime

Gulfport police chief responds to family, releases video of incident

Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania issued a statement Wednesday evening via Facebook video addressing a situation last weekend where a family said …

Policing

Japanese man killed and dismembered nine victims over two months – reports

Prosecutors question Takahiro Shiraishi, who reportedly admitted cutting up bodies and throwing parts out with the rubbish<p>A Japanese man arrested after police found nine dismembered corpses in his house has confessed to killing all of his young victims over a period of two months after contacting …

Crime

The Future of Crime in the Blockchain Economy

It all started with an online marketplace to buy drugs. Well, it had started a couple of years before that, but the darknet outfit known as Silk Road …

Bitcoin

What Houston Texans Owner Bob McNair Gets Wrong About the NFL

Houston Texans owner Bob McNair’s comments ring like a last gasp from an executive who used to view his team—and its black players—with a prison …

Bob McNair

Police brutality in the United States

Here is how USAID justifies its foreign aid for democratization:“Democratic governance and human rights are critical components of sustainable …

Rights & Freedoms

Okla. Ex-Cop Who Killed Terence Crutcher Will Have Fatal Shooting Removed From Her Record

Policing

When It Comes to Surveillance, Watch the Watchmen

Surveillance

Florida Cop Stole Drugs From Dying Man’s Home After Hurricane Irma

A sheriff’s deputy swooped into a senior citizen’s house after paramedics were called — and was caught on security cameras rifling through drawers …

Palm Beach County

Cops Accused Of Raping A Teen Say Her "Provocative" Selfies Prove She's Not A "Depressed Victim"

"Whatever photos she puts up...that doesn’t make [her] into a bad person that’s 'asking for it.' It doesn’t change what happened to her," the teen's lawyer told BuzzFeed News.<p>A Brooklyn teen who has accused two NYPD officers of sexual assault is now having her credibility "smeared," her lawyer told …

Justice

Body Cam Study Shows No Effect On Police Use Of Force Or Citizen Complaints

Having police officers wear little cameras seems to have no discernible impact on citizen complaints or officers' use of force, at least in the nation's capital.<p>That's the conclusion of a study performed as Washington, D.C., rolled out its huge camera program. The city has one of the largest forces …

Policing

White ex-Tulsa cop convicted in death of daughter's black boyfriend

Jurors recommended that Shannon Kepler get 15 years for off-duty shooting; 3 prior murder trials ended in hung juries

Crime

Meet One Of The Analysts Who Determined That Bump Stocks Were Legal (HBO)

HBO

The World’s Deadliest Drug: Inside a Krokodil Cookhouse

The following photographs were taken in Yekaterinburg, Russia in 2013. Alexei, age 33, injects a dose of krokodil. Beca<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Emanuele Satolli<p>1 …

Why Are Prosecutors Putting Innocent Witnesses in Jail?

Across the country, people who committed no crimes are being locked up to compel their testimony in court.<p>One night in May, 2015, an accountant named Renata Singleton arrived home from work and changed into lounge pants. Singleton, a polite, bespectacled woman in her mid-thirties, who kept the …

Crime

Say goodbye to Colin Kaepernick as an NFL player

For a long stretch, teams have moved away from the free-agent quarterback. They’ll be in full sprint mode now.<p>NEW YORK — Colin Kaepernick has as much …

Colin Kaepernick

Worst Prison Experiments Conducted on Humans

YouTube

Probation violation stands in the way of an Atlanta father who wants to give a kidney to his dying son

<i>Correction |</i>Being prevented from donating a kidney to his ailing son was likely not a consequence that Anthony Dickerson anticipated when he violated …

Medicine

Doctors warn of dangerous rise in use of 'nangs'

A girl in her 20s struggles to walk. She has nerve damage to her spinal cord and may never recover.<p>The cause? Bingeing on "nangs" — small canisters …

Medicine

In the early 1980s, white supremacist groups were early adopters (and masters) of the internet

Hate groups have been using computers since dial-up<p>In 1983, George P. Dietz was working endless hours on a personal Apple IIe computer. A naturalized …

Racism

In downtown Dallas, a crowd of 5,000 watched this black man get lynched—and they took souvenirs

Allen Brooks was dragged from the courtroom by an angry mob<p>There isn’t much known about Allen Brooks, the 65-year-old black man lynched in broad …

Crime

Man beaten by white supremacists in Charlottesville is arrested

<b>(CNN) —</b> In an incident captured on video and widely shared online, a black man was beaten by several white attackers in a parking garage during August's rally by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.<p>Now the man, DeAndre Harris, is facing an allegation that he injured a white supremacist …

Crime