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Popular Information 19890 implied HN points 24 Oct 23
  1. A woman has been charged with the homicide of Mika Westwolf after initially facing lesser charges
  2. Investigation into Mika Westwolf's death gained national attention after being under-resourced and misfocused initially
  3. Mika Westwolf's mother engaged in a campaign raising awareness about her daughter's case and other missing and murdered Indigenous women
Steady 29167 implied HN points 01 Aug 23
  1. A former president has been indicted and it has a significant impact on our nation.
  2. The indictment highlights the broader issues in our political landscape beyond just one individual.
  3. The situation emphasizes the importance of fighting for democratic ideals and the future of the country.
Common Sense with Bari Weiss 7776 implied HN points 16 Jan 24
  1. A new documentary challenges key parts of the George Floyd story: the knee-on-the-neck hold as Chauvin's signature move, asphyxiation as the cause of death, and whether Chauvin received a fair trial.
  2. The full footage of the incident shows more context than the viral clip - officers had tried to place Floyd in the squad car and Chauvin's knee was not on Floyd's neck for as long as widely believed.
  3. Chauvin's criminal trial presented an opportunity to reassess the evidence and public opinion, with the prosecution having to prove Chauvin's actions constituted assault and caused Floyd's death.
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Popular Information 11556 implied HN points 31 Oct 23
  1. Target closed stores due to theft, but data showed lower levels of theft in those locations.
  2. Retailers like Target may be using theft to cover up other issues affecting their businesses.
  3. The cost of organized retail crime is a small fraction of total retail losses, with operational errors and employee theft accounting for the majority of shrink.
Yashar's Newsletter 5719 implied HN points 16 Sep 23
  1. Julian Swartz, a top Scientology official, has been covering up crimes, particularly those involving sexual violence, for years.
  2. Swartz's role in Scientology is to protect the organization at all costs, even if it means committing crimes like silencing victims and destroying lives.
  3. Swartz has been involved in covering up sex crimes by Scientologists, including cases of sexual assault, rape, and molestation of children.
Julie Bindel's podcasts and writing 1395 implied HN points 22 Jan 24
  1. Kevin Ashdown, a former school friend, turned into a sadistic murderer who killed his girlfriend after years of abuse and control.
  2. The tragic story highlights the long-term impact of childhood abuse on individuals and how unaddressed anger and misogyny can lead to extreme violence.
  3. Reflecting on the past with empathy sheds light on how lives can diverge drastically, and how early experiences can shape a person's future choices and actions.
Common Sense with Bari Weiss 677 implied HN points 04 Mar 24
  1. The city of Austin, Texas is facing a surge in crime rates, with concerns over the progressive criminal justice reforms led by District Attorney José Garza.
  2. The upcoming Democratic primary race for District Attorney in Austin will determine the future of criminal justice policies, with moderate candidate Jeremy Sylestine challenging Garza's progressive agenda.
  3. There is a divide among Austin residents, with some supporting Garza's approach of reducing incarceration and addressing root causes of crime, while others criticize him for leniency towards criminals and lack of justice for victims.
Why is this interesting? 965 implied HN points 06 Feb 24
  1. The Hair Metal genre was saved by incorporating crime themes in music videos.
  2. Hair metal bands used crime-related narratives to stay relevant and attract mainstream success.
  3. The Hair Metal Crimewave videos helped to keep the genre around longer than expected by engaging audiences with grit and substance.
The J. Burden Show 1218 implied HN points 18 Jan 24
  1. New Orleans is described as a city with a mix of beauty, dysfunction, and high crime rates, showcasing both its allure and challenges.
  2. The post discusses the city's leadership issues, particularly critiquing the mayor and suggesting the need for a strong leader who can tackle crime and corruption.
  3. There is a call for a transformative leader, likened to a Caesar figure, who can address law enforcement, foreign policy, and societal issues with a tough but just approach.
Shatter Zone 4618 implied HN points 18 Jul 23
  1. Fake kidnapping stories are prevalent in media due to their viral nature, not necessarily because they reflect real threats.
  2. Some individuals fabricate kidnapping stories online to gain followers or spread fear, contributing to misinformation and scams.
  3. Stories of kidnapping and human trafficking can be easily sensationalized and exploited for engagement on social media, leading to real-world consequences like paranoia and scams.
The Pillar 943 implied HN points 26 Jan 24
  1. Advancements in AI technology, like deepfake videos, have the potential to manipulate information and create chaos.
  2. Concerns about the rise of far-right movements in German politics are being raised by the German bishops.
  3. The unauthorized celebration of traditional Latin Masses, marked by transgressive elements, reveals underlying tensions within the Catholic Church.
Erick Erickson's Confessions of a Political Junkie 1100 implied HN points 09 Jan 24
  1. A bombshell court filing reveals financial misconduct by Fulton Country DA Fani Willis.
  2. Progressives in New York City are upset that crime decreased due to police crackdowns.
  3. ESG initiatives are causing changes in corporate America, with some leaders avoiding the term.
Glenn Loury 1690 implied HN points 05 Nov 23
  1. Moynihan's essay 'Defining Deviancy Down' explores the impact of shifting norms and incentives on society.
  2. Critics of Moynihan's work questioned his motives rather than engaging with the validity of his analysis.
  3. The redefinition of deviancy has implications for mental health, substance abuse, and social control in society, leading to complex outcomes.
Patterns in Humanity 943 implied HN points 30 Dec 23
  1. Homicide rates in the USA have fluctuated over the last century, showing large variations instead of a consistent downward trend.
  2. The USA has a high homicide rate compared to other highly developed countries, with the rate being 6.4 times higher than the average of 24 other nations.
  3. The high incarceration rate in the USA is mainly driven by violent crimes, not mass incarceration of drug offenders, and is unmatched by other highly developed countries.
CrashOut by Ioan Grillo 648 implied HN points 25 Jan 24
  1. Mexico is not entirely governed by cartels, but some areas have a duopoly of power between the state and crime groups.
  2. The concept of 'criminal governance' in parts of Latin America involves a duopoly of power - the state and the crime groups sharing control.
  3. While cartels exert control in specific regions, the Mexican government still operates in those areas providing services, indicating a distinctive form of hybrid conflict.
The Mill 648 implied HN points 22 Jan 24
  1. Greater Manchester aims to completely eliminate road deaths and serious injuries by 2040 using a Swedish road safety model
  2. The new strategy 'Vision Zero' focuses on changing attitudes towards road safety and preventing collisions
  3. Data shows the high cost and disparities of road casualties in Greater Manchester, with a goal of reducing them by 50% by 2030 and eradicating them by 2040
NN Journal 687 implied HN points 05 Jan 24
  1. Residents living in a Northampton caravan park are questioning their decision after experiencing floods and evacuation.
  2. Northamptonshire's health services are facing financial challenges with overspending predicted for the year.
  3. Local political figures are taking a stance on government issues in their areas and are gearing up for upcoming elections.
The Mill 609 implied HN points 15 Jan 24
  1. An independent review found massive failings in how Greater Manchester Police handled reports of sexual exploitation in Rochdale.
  2. The report highlighted serious flaws in protecting children, including leaving victims harassed and intimidated by abusers.
  3. Despite past failures, ongoing efforts include charges against perpetrators and promises to revisit past cases for accountability.
Wrong Side of History 375 implied HN points 16 Feb 24
  1. London Mayor Sadiq Khan employs a style of politics that can be polarizing and lead to criticism.
  2. Critics often blame Khan for issues like crime and housing in London, even though his influence is limited, and other factors play a role.
  3. Despite differing opinions on Khan, there are those who support his transport policies and take a minority stance on urban planning.