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The territorial expansion of mafia-type organized crime. The case of the Italian mafia in Germany

1.<p>Alach, Z. J. (2011). An incipient taxonomy of organised crime. <i>Trends in Organized Crime, 56</i>, 56–72.CrossRefGoogle Scholar<p>2.<p>Allum, F., & Sands, J. …

RCMP links Canadian organized-crime groups with Mexican outlaws

Canadian organized-crime groups have forged links with Mexican outlaws in an attempt to secure a direct supply of cocaine and increase their profits by eliminating the middleman, says the RCMP.<p>An internal analysis by the Mounties notes that since 2008 at least 10 Canadians have been shot or killed …

Mexico bishop tackles organized crime, corruption

Raúl Vera is a prelate less concerned with offending politicians than promoting the protection of human rights.<p>MEXICO CITY — Bishop Raúl Vera cast a vote in Sunday's local elections, then told the faithful: don't back candidates associated with organized crime.<p>Such admonishments have been rare from …

Heart attacks a rising deadly weapon among cops

Fatal heart attacks among law enforcement officers have been mounting, many striking victims younger than 50 years old, prompting plans for wellness initiatives.<p>Fatal heart attacks among law enforcement officers have been quietly mounting through the first half of this year, and most strike victims …

Attempted Kidnapping Suspect Denied Bond Reduction

Jameskutty Varghese, 47, remains in Macomb County Jail with a $500,000 bond after police say he attempted to kidnap a Shelby Township toddler last …

107-year-old man killed in police shootout in Arkansas, authorities say

A man who police said was 107 years old was killed in a confrontation with SWAT officers Saturday night.<p>Police were called to a home in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, where suspect Monroe Isadore was.<p>"When they arrived, they were able to determine that an aggravated assault had occurred against two people …

EU increases penalties for cybercriminals and hackers

The European Union has decided to raise prison sentences for people found guilty of hacking, data breaches, and cyberattacks.<p>Lawmakers from the 28 nations in the EU decided Thursday, in a 541-91 vote, to assign harsher penalties for various cybercrimes, according to Reuters. Included in the …

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Toronto police chief responds to public outcry after fatal streetcar shooting

Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair, facing a crisis of public confidence after an officer killed a knife-wielding teenager on an empty streetcar, has suspended the officer who fired the fatal shots and said getting to the bottom of why the trigger was pulled nine times is his "highest priority."<p>The …

California Marijuana Decriminalization Drops Youth Crime Rate To Record Low: Study

Between 2010 and 2011, California experienced a drastic 20 percent decrease in juvenile crime--bringing the underage crime rate to the lowest level since the state started keeping records in 1954.<p>According to a recently released study, much of that improvement can be credited to the …

12 SoCal suspected child predators arrested during 'Operation iGuardian'

Federal law-enforcement officials have arrested 255 people in a nationwide crackdown on internet child sex crimes, 12 of them in Southern …