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Having A Low Heart Rate Is Linked To Being A Criminal: Study

File this under weird stuff your body says about you: aggressive and antisocial people tend to have lower resting heart rates than the average person. But can a low resting heart rate, defined as 60 or fewer beats per minute, actually predict who’s most at risk for committing a crime? 564 more words

"Violent Crime Is Largely Intra-Racial": Black-On-Black Violence Demands Our Attention

Black lives matter.

That’s the powerful and relevant message that a loosely organized group of young activists have used as a clarion call to bring attention to the crisis of police violence against black citizens, usually unarmed black men. 657 more words


"Put-Up-Or-Shut-Up": GOP Candidates Blame Obama For Police Shootings, Cite No Evidence

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch yesterday “strongly condemned shootings of law enforcement officers in Texas and Illinois and issued an unequivocal message of support for police.” The comments came on the heels of Sen. 898 more words


"Backlash Notes, Cruz Edition": Climbing On Board The Same Old Twentieth Century Law-And-Order Bandwagon

Ever since the virtual strike of cops in New York and Baltimore in conjunction with protests against police shootings of unarmed African-Americans, I’ve been concerned that on the brink of potential bipartisan action on criminal justice reform we’d see a 1960s-1970s style backlash fed by vote hungry conservative politicians. 365 more words


"Police Abuse Is A Form Of Terror": State Violence Versus Community Violence

Writing about the wave of deadly encounters — many caught on video — between unarmed black people and police officers often draws a particular criticism from a particular subset of readers. 942 more words

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Japan's Elderly Now Commit More Crime Than Its Teenagers

For the first time ever, Japan’s senior citizens are responsible for more crime than its teenagers.

More than 23,000 people over the age of 65 faced police action for unlawful activities during the first half of 2015, the BBC reported, citing Japan’s Kyodo news agency. 105 more words