Crime

Tired teens 4.5 times more likely to commit crimes as adults

Eurek Alert

Teenagers who self-report feeling drowsy mid-afternoon also tend to exhibit more anti-social behavior such as lying, cheating, stealing and fighting. University of Pennsylvania Eurek Alert Now, research from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of York, in the United Kingdom, shows that those same teens are 4.5 times more likely to commit violent crimes a decade and a half later. “It’s the first… Tired teens 4.5 times… Read More »

Women also sexually abuse children, but their reasons often differ from men’s

Abuse - The Conversation

Data from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse recently revealed that, between 1950 and 2010, 60% of all abuse allegedly took place at faith-based institutions. Xanthe Mallett The Conversation Evidence showed that, in Catholic institutions, 95% of alleged offenders were men. This means the… Women also sexually… Read More »

What is it like to live next to a prison?

Prison - ABC

In the Victorian town of Ararat, sandwiched between Ballarat and the Wimmera in the foothills of the Pyrenees mountains, it can seem like every second person you meet either works at the prison or has a family member who does. Jane Cowan ABC While Werribee residents have protested against the decision to build a youth detention centre, in Ararat you are hard pressed to find anyone willing to say a bad word about the jail that has been part of ... Read More »

Suffer the little children: Sexual abuse and neglect by Church and state

Children - IA

Where is the outrage from our government at 4,444 reported cases of child sexual abuse over 30 years? The silence is deafening, says John Passant. John Passant Independent Australia IMAGINE if the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse had found and reported on widespread systemic abuse of children by Islamic religious leaders? The condemnation would… Suffer the little… Read More »

Aboriginal mothers in WA jails discuss domestic violence in lives, as study finds ‘culture of fighting’

Violence - ABC

“There was no way I was going to stand back and let a man flog me, so I gave just as much as he tried to give.” Nicolas Perpitch ABC Those were the words of Leonie, the pseudonym for one of 84 Aboriginal mothers in West Australian jails who were interviewed for a new report on the role of intergenerational violence in their lives. Almost 90 per cent of… Aboriginal mothers in… Read More »

‘Time to stand up’: Nicholls introduces domestic violence bill

Domestic violence - Bribane

The LNP has introduced a private member’s bill to crack down on domestic violence offenders in Queensland. Felicity Caldwell Brisbane Times The bill comes after the murder of Gold Coast mum Teresa Bradford by her estranged husband while he was on bail. Her funeral was… ‘Time to stand… Read More »

Peaceful Protests Are Not a Crime

Protests - NYT

A bit of silver lining at the onset of the Trump administration has been the groundswell of activism by hundreds of thousands of Americans taking to the streets to face off against a president, and a Republican establishment, they see as reckless, divisive and destructive. The Editorial Board The New York Times But Republican lawmakers have been so alarmed by the size and intensity of the demonstrations — for women’s rights, immigrants and the environment — and by protests around ... Read More »

Israeli torture of Palestinian children ‘institutional’

Palestine - Al Jazeera

Confessions by Palestinians who have been tortured are regularly accepted by Israeli judges, rights groups say. Ben White Al Jazeera News A recent article published by the Israeli newspaper Haaretz has confirmed the extent to which Shin Bet interrogators subject their prisoners to torture. Methods include slapping… Israeli torture of… Read More »

Age of Anger

War - Asia Time

A lethal weapon in the hearts and minds of a rootless cosmopolitan Teenage Wasteland striving to find its true call as we slouch through the longest of world wars. Pepe Escobar Asia Times Every once in a (long) while a book comes out that rips the zeitgeist, shining on like a crazy diamond. Age of Anger, by… Age of… Read More »

Google Redefines The Word ‘Fascism’ To Smear Conservatives, Protect Liberal Rioters

Fascism - The Daily Caller

Has Google, the world’s most popular search engine, changed the definition of the word “fascism” to protect liberal mobs using violence to silence those who disagree with them politically? Derek Hunter The Daily Caller The evidence suggest they have. You see it on… Google Redefines The… Read More »

In a global trend towards crimmigration, Australia has led the world

Immigration - The Guardian

Donald Trump’s plans to detain and deport non-citizens follows the lead of Australian policies that inflate executive powers and criminalise immigration Anthea Vogl and Elyse Methven The Guardian Many have expressed opposition and abhorrence towards US President Donald Trump’s plan to deport undocumented migrants en masse from the United States. Last Wednesday, Trump… In a global trend… Read More »

Queensland brides were paid to marry Indian men: court

Marriage - Brisbane

A migration agent and his celebrant wife married 16 Brisbane brides off to Indian men as part of a “one-stop shop” for spousal visas, a trial has heard. Brisbane Times Chetan Mohanlal Mashru and Divya Krishne Gowda are alleged to have wed couples on sight, with the grooms seeking a citizen to help them stay in Australia and the brides large payments. The Brisbane District Court… Queensland brides were paid to… Read More »

MyWay data from light rail will be able to be used in criminal investigations

Rail - Canberra Times

The Australian Federal Police will be able to track the movement of suspects on Canberra’s light rail system without a warrant in the same way investigators currently do with ACT buses. Katie Burgess The Canberra Times Law enforcement agencies have been able to request data retained on MyWay cards since 2010, although have done so less than 70 times since the scheme was introduced. And since the MyWay… MyWay data from… Read More »

Violence without religion is just as terrifying

Opinion

One of the outstanding national security and government issues of the current western environment is political and religious inspired terrorism. Kendall Galbraith On Line Opinion This makes other criminal and violent behavior and its motivations a somewhat lesser evil when measured in the public domain. Terrorism motivated by… Violence without religion… Read More »

France decriminalizes Armenian genocide denial as constitutional council emphasizes freedom of expression

Armenian Genocide - Daily Sabah

The French Constitutional Council has ruled late Thursday that the criminalization of denying the Armenian genocide is an “unnecessary and disproportionate attack against freedom of speech” and rescinded the ruling which formerly labeled the denial as a “hate crime.” Daily Sabah According to the council, “This ruling causes uncertainty regarding expressions and comments on historical matters. Thereby, this ruling is an… France decriminalizes Armenian… Read More »

More police won’t necessarily lead to better outcomes on family violence – here’s what we need

Police - The Conversation

The Victorian government is recruiting more frontline police as part of a broader drive to tackle crime in the state. Marie Segrave, Dean Wilson and Kate Fitz-Gibbon The Conversation  Among the new recruits will be 415 officers specially trained to deal with family violence. The efforts to change attitudes and… More police won’t necessarily lead… Read More »