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Most Ukrainians disavow antisemitic views and right-wing extremism.

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The truth about false assault accusations by women

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They were terrible miscarriages of justice - but they were not ... Figures from the US Bureau of Justice Statistics suggest only 35% of all sexual ...
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False Confessions: How Innocent People Confess to Crime in the US

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In fact, in the US, more than 25 percent of overturned wrongful ... It is such an intense execution of power, a miscarriage of justice, and the ...

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One study estimated that up to 10,000 people may be wrongfully convicted of serious crimes each year. A 2014 study estimated that 4.1% of inmates awaiting execution on death row in the United States are innocent, and that at least 340 innocent people may have been executed since 1973.
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A miscarriage of justice, also known as a failure of justice, is when an actually innocent person is found guilty. It is seldom used as a legal defense in criminal and deportation proceedings. Wikipedia

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Millions spent compensating wrongful convictions

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She now lectures in criminal law at King's College London with an expertise in wrongful convictions and miscarriages of justice. Reacting to the ...
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Amanda Knox to debate miscarriages of justice on first return to Italy

The Times-May 8, 2019
The American will address a conference in Modena about miscarriages of justice next month, 12 years after she was arrested for the murder of ...
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Amal And George Clooney's New App Helps To Fight Miscarriages Of ...

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Launched in line with their charity, The Clooney Foundation For Justice, the AI app aims to collect data measuring miscarriages of justice due to ...
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Boss of children's home claims 1995 sex abuse convictions were ...

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"I made a presentation to the Home Affairs Select Committee into historical abuse and their concerns there have been miscarriages of justice.
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Canada's Wrongfully Convicted: How does one achieve justice?

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Fever than half of crimes are reported, and fewer than half are solvedOnly about half of the violent crimes and a third of the property crimes that occur in the United States each year are reported to police. And most of the crimes that are reported don’t result in the arrest, charging and prosecution of a suspect, according to government statistics.
In 2015, the most recent year for which data are available, 47% of the violent crimes and 35% of the property crimes tracked by the Bureau of Justice Statistics were reported to police. Those figures come from an annual BJS survey of 90,000 households, which asks Americans ages 12 and older whether they were victims of a crime in the past six months and, if so, whether they reported that crime to law enforcement or not.
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DNA, family tree help solve 52-year-old Seattle murder case

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The future of justice depends on fixing the forensic science crisis

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... receiving less than 0.1 per cent of research council funding in the ... In crime dramas, forensic science is often portrayed as the silver bullet to discovering the truth: get the evidence, and you solvethe case. ... The last decade has seen many reports with many recommendations, but little has been done.
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Fever than half of crimes are reported, and fewer than half are solvedOnly about half of the violent crimes and a third of the property crimes that occur in the United States each year are reported to police. And most of the crimes that are reported don’t result in the arrest, charging and prosecution of a suspect, according to government statistics.
In 2015, the most recent year for which data are available, 47% of the violent crimes and 35% of the property crimes tracked by the Bureau of Justice Statistics were reported to police. Those figures come from an annual BJS survey of 90,000 households, which asks Americans ages 12 and older whether they were victims of a crime in the past six months and, if so, whether they reported that crime to law enforcement or not.
Even when violent and property crimes are reported to police, they’re often not solved – at least based on a measure known as the clearance rate. That’s the share of cases each year that are closed, or “cleared,” through the arrest, charging and referral of a suspect for prosecution. In 2015, 46% of the violent crimes and 19% of the property crimes reported to police in the U.S. were cleared, according to FBI data
Reporting and clearance rates for violent and property crimes have held relatively steady over the past two decades, even as overall crime rates in both categories have declined sharply. Between 1995 and 2015, the share of violent crimes reported to police each year ranged from 40% to 51%; for property crimes, the share ranged from 32% to 40%. During the same period, the share of violent crimes cleared by police ranged from 44% to 50%; for property crimes, annual clearance rates ranged from 16% to 20%.
There are several caveats to keep in mind when considering statistics like these. Like all surveys, the BJS survey has a margin of error, which means that the share of violent and property crimes reported to police might be higher or lower than estimated. The FBI clearance rate data, for their part, rely on information voluntarily reported by local law enforcement agencies around the country, and not all departments participate.
The FBI’s clearance rates also don’t account for the fact that crimes reported in one year might be cleared in a future year. In addition, they count some cases that weren’t closed through arrest, but through “exceptional means,” such as when a suspect dies or a victim declines to cooperate with a prosecution.
The two agencies also don’t track all of the same crimes, even though there is substantial overlap. The BJS survey excludes the crime of murder, for example, while the FBI includes it. And BJS counts some crimes – including attempted robberies and simple assaults – that are excluded by the FBI.
Still, looking at the data collected by the two agencies provides a big-picture view of the kinds of crimes that are likeliest to be reported to police and the kinds that are likeliest to be solved. And it shows that there is significant variation in the reporting and solving of crimes, depending on the specific kind of offense.
Auto thefts most likely to be reported, murders most likely to be solvedOf the individual property crimes tracked by BJS, for example, theft is the least likely to be reported to police (possibly because it is also the most common form of property crime). Only 29% of thefts were reported in 2015. By comparison, half of household burglaries (51%) and about seven-in-ten motor vehicle thefts (69%) were reported.
Among violent crimes, just a third (33%) of rapes and sexual assaults were reported to police in 2015. Simple assaults were reported 42% of the time, while robberies and aggravated assaults were each reported 62% of the time. A 2012 BJS study found that a victim of a violent crime might choose not to report it to police for a variety of reasons, with the most common being that they dealt with it in another way, such as by reporting it to a manager or school official instead of to law enforcement.
Police clearance rates also vary significantly by crime type. Only 13% of burglaries, 13% of motor vehicle thefts and 22% of larcenies and thefts were cleared in 2015. By comparison, police cleared 29% of robberies, 38% of rapes and 54% of aggravated assaults in 2015.
When it comes to deadly crimes, Chicago has drawn widespread attention recently for its historically low murder clearance rate in 2016. But murder is actually the crime that’s most likely to be solved, at least when looking at national statistics. In 2015, 62% of murders and non-negligent homicides in the U.S. were cleared. That rate hasn’t changed much since 1995, but it’s far lower than in 1965, when more than 90% of murders in the U.S. were solved.
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Federal, state and congressional authorities are investigating Donald J. Trump's businesses, campaign, inauguration and presidency.


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On CBS News’s “Face the Nation,” Gates pushed back against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s call for the country to move on from the Mueller report.







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Revolutionary Guards commander says presence of US aircraft carrier in the Gulf does not pose threat
The deployment of a US aircraft carrier to Iran’s regional waters is nothing but psychological warfare and part of a plan to intimidate Iran, the head of the Revolutionary Guards Corps, Gen Hossein Salami, told a closed-door session with parliamentarians in Tehran on Sunday.
The IRGC commander said a US war on Iran was impossible, claiming the US lacked the military strength.
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Anti-Semitism and far-right extremism are rising, while minorities' religious freedoms are being limited, says Pinchas Goldschmidt, who heads the Conference of European Rabbis. He fears for Jews' very existence.

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Jihadi John's assassination was  'symbolic' and 'personal' spy chiefs reveal 

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Deutsche Welle: Opinion: US-Iran escalation a threat, but war unlikely

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The world is on edge over heightened tensions between the US and Iran. But that doesn't mean military confrontation is imminent, writes Rainer Hermann of the German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

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Schumer urges Pompeo to warn Putin against any more election interference 

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, penned a letter on Sunday to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ahead the cabinet member’s planned trip to Russia in which he urged Pompeo to warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that any attempts to interfere with the 2020 presidential election “will be met with an immediate and robust response.”



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Colombian police are running one of the largest campaigns against drugs in recent years as they try to curtail cocaine trafficking.
United Nations estimates suggest Colombia is producing more cocaine than ever before.
As Al Jazeera's Alessandro Rampietti reports from Tumaco, the situation is angering US President Donald Trump.
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo flies to Russia on Monday for talks with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and President Vladimir Putin. …
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Vladimir Putin scores eight goals in an exhibition ice hockey match at the Bolshoy Ice Dome Stadium in Sochi.
The Russian president seemed to face little opposition finding the back of the net as he turned out for a team of Legends.
Russia's Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu also scored three goals.
The opposition was made up of high-profile amateur, including Putin's childhood friend, tycoon Gennady Timchenko, billionaire Vladimir Potanin along with several Russian governors.
Oddly none of them seemed keen to stop their country's leader from scoring.
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  2. Cuban activists had their annual pro-LGBT parade ready. Then the government called it off.  The Washington Post
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A palpable frisson of exultation and a sense of impending victory could be felt among those to the left of the political spectrum on Facebook last week when the social media titan, in all of Mark Zuckerberg's wisdom at the grand old age of 34, decided to ban certain accounts deemed as "dangerous".
At first glance, Facebook appeared to be doing the right thing. So who was banned? The weird, loud-mouthed conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, the vicious anti-Semite and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, the flamboyant right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, the outspoken but foul-mouthed YouTube personality Paul Joseph Watson, and Laura Loomer, an alt-right activist who campaigns against Islamic extremism.
They're a motley crew, a real odd bunch. But Mr Jones and Mr Farrakhan have been around spouting their vitriol before Facebook was even established.
Why ban them now?
Few have ever taken them seriously, and for those proven to have even listened to their rantings, eventually attacking or murdering others, might they not have perpetrated the same horrors anyway? Who really knows what drives the minds of such killers?
In a statement, Facebook said: "We've always banned individuals or organisations that promote and engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology."
But is this claim true?
Although the official Facebook pages of terror groups listed in the US such as Hamas and Hezbollah have been taken down, they stay ahead of the game, encouraging their followers to publish content promoting their messages of hate and murder.
And how many Facebook "censoring" staff can actually speak Arabic, or indeed any language besides English?
Facebook's move also raises troubling questions about its ability to enforce its ban. How many new employees will Mr Zuckerberg devote to eliminating all "dangerous" accounts? Will he boost their numbers exponentially?
For a profit-driven enterprise like Facebook, a huge staff increase seems extremely unlikely.
More alarmingly, though, free speech is looking increasingly in peril amid what appears to be sweeping censorship not only by Facebook, but by other popular social media platforms such as Twitter and YouTube. Who's next to be banned? The Bangkok Post for getting on the wrong side of Facebook?
Then comes the danger of the publicity surrounding such bans ending up generating more support for such "controversial" personalities. In several high-profile cases, those not holding "politically correct" opinions have actually gained many times more followers on other platforms such as Gab after being booted off Facebook or Twitter than if they had simply been ignored.
The fundamental question that Facebook must answer is whether it is just a neutral tech platform, as the company claims to be in public, or an actual publisher, as it has suggested rather confusingly in certain court cases. In the US, publishers which make editorial decisions, as Facebook has been doing by banning individuals and sites, should be subject to the First Amendment, which guarantees the right to free speech, with the key exceptions including incitement or actual threats to harm others.
What also needs answering is whether there is any bias at Facebook HQ or in Silicon Valley in general against conservatives since it's not just "the crazies" being banned. A 2018 Pew poll found that 72% of Americans believe the tech giants censor material they don't agree with, with respondents reporting their view that such firms favour liberals against conservatives by a factor of four times. Far-left hate speech purveyors, meanwhile, such as anti-white people Sarah Jeong along with the notoriously violent Antifa remain free to roam the social media universe.
Certainly what is the most terrifying prospect of all to this newspaper, which almost no one seems to have mentioned, is that political trends can change like the wind -- next week, next year or in 10 or 20 years. While liberals appear to be winning the "culture war" right now, when the next generation "inherits the farm", perhaps tiring of the political stance of their parents, or new CEOs take over, a complete reversal of tack is very possible.
The next batch of "Masters of the Universe" might turn out to be far-right fanatics with similar or even greater authority to censor than their overly powerful predecessors -- those who set the perilous precedent of doing so with some people's views they oppose so vehemently now. Facebook and others are playing a very dangerous game because the fight against hate speech, admirable as the intentions might be, could easily end up becoming a nightmare with no free speech at all.
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By Dean A. Haycock
Pegasus. 317 pp. $27.95
Early on in this timely, ambitious volume, neurobiologist and science writer Dean A. Haycock offers the reader a mental exercise. He presents two case histories, each a biographical sketch of an unidentified but well known public figure who came of age in very difficult circumstances. One was born into a nation at war, narrowly escaping enemy bombs, and later endured repeated beatings at the hands of his troubled father. He ran away from home for the final time at age 15. The other also grew up in a dysfunctional family, with a cruel, then absent, father. He and his mother lived in chronic poverty, continually on the move, and as a result he never had any real education.
After sketching out these early lives, Haycock reveals the identities. The first grew up to be David Clayton-Thomas, the highly successful frontman for the rock band Blood, Sweat and Tears. The other grew up to be Joseph Stalin.
Haycock’s goal in “Tyrannical Minds” is to sort out all of the influences that combine to produce a hateful, immoral despot, and his point here is that it takes a lot more than a terrible childhood to turn someone into a merciless tyrant. Some of the well-known despots Haycock profiles here — Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Mao Zedong, Kim Jong Un, Idi Amin, Moammar Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein — did experience personal dislocation early on, but others- such as Mao — were privileged and coddled. The rare emergence of a full-blown tyrant appears to require much more; an unusual combination of vaulting ambition, bad genes and dark personality, and the opportunity to exploit an ailing nation.
Does President Trump fit in this rogues’ gallery? That’s the underlying question in this historical analysis, and of these contributing factors, it’s personality that most interests Haycock, who draws heavily on others’ psychological profiles of history’s meanest characters. There is wide professional agreement about the traits that make up human personality, supported by an extensive scientific literature, and also about — most relevant here — the traits that add up to malignant personality. Scientists refer to this constellation of traits as the Dark Factor of Personality, or “D-factor,” and it’s worth spelling out these traits in a bit of detail here.
Perhaps most germane to an analysis of political tyranny is Machiavellianism, which describes the “consistent use of deception, lying, manipulation and exploitation of others in order to achieve a goal or maintain power.” Stalin demanded loyalty but had no loyalty to those who helped him gain power, eliminating anyone who was perceived as a threat. Closely related, and also common in the personality of tyrants, is moral disengagement. Despots convince themselves that the usual moral standards don’t apply to them, ignoring or excusing criminal behavior — even murder in the extreme — by any follower who is useful.
Malignant personality is often accompanied by an extraordinary sense of entitlement, Haycock said — the belief that one has the right to, and deserves, better treatment than others. The psychologically entitled crave admiration and praise, and often “demean, insult and begin vendettas against news organizations which ask hard questions or publish critical stories.”
Other dark traits include (to compress a bit) extreme self interest, callousness, emotional deficits, lack of empathy and pathological sadism — taking pleasure in the abuse of others. Finally, and arguably most central to this dark personality, is narcissism — “extreme self-absorption accompanied by an unrealistic, inflated image of oneself.” Serious features of pathological narcissism include harmful, petty and vindictive responses to any criticism or threat to the narcissist’s “over-inflated, fragile self-image.”
Despite Trump’s shadowy presence here, this was not meant to be a book about the president. Haycock says that, when he first outlined his project, he didn’t intend to include any American presidents in his analysis. But in the end, he devotes a third of the book to a history of homegrown tyranny, and to the current president in particular. Trump comes across as a poster boy for malignant personality, overshadowing all the other historical dictators, whose profiles seem skimpy by comparison.
But does this mean the president is mentally ill — as some psychiatrists have publicly argued — or unfit for office? Does this unfortunate constellation of traits — lust for power, sadism, narcissism and more — necessarily add up to a diagnosable mental disorder, such as psychosis or legal insanity? Haycock hedges his bets a bit more than many readers will like on this pressing, overarching question, deferring mostly to other psychological profilers and mental health specialists. He takes pains to distinguish between a narcissistic personality profile, on the one hand, and narcissistic personality disorder, a much more serious and threatening condition. There are many, mostly harmless, people who engage in “everyday narcissism,” he contends, but they rarely have a full-blown psychiatric disorder.
Similarly, most experts would not label Trump psychotic. Unlike someone with schizophrenia, for example, he does not hallucinate a separate reality, even if he does insist on an alternative set of facts. Nor is he legally insane. He knows right from wrong, even if he rejects many commonly held moral standards. What’s more, Trump does not appear distressed by any of his own dark traits. We may not like his maddening egotism and manipulative behavior, but such “Trumpism” does not appear in psychiatry’s diagnostic manual.
Haycock considers Trump’s professional success significant. He has benefited from his malignant traits again and again for a long time, and he has not “decompensated” under the extreme stress of the Oval Office. “Decompensation” is psychiatric jargon: The fact that he has not decompensated means he has not descended into madness. He is pretty much the same disagreeable person he has always been.
But as Haycock seems to conclude, that in itself does not mean he isn’t bad — or bad for the country. Moral impairment is not madness, nor is it certifiable mental illness. But it’s still impairment, and worrisome. The author concludes: “His narcissism guarantees that he will always look out for himself first and last. Donald Trump’s only loyalty is to Donald Trump. He is a successful man trapped in narcissism. Now, to a considerable degree, the nation is, too.”
Herbert has written about psychology and mental health for many years.
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