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Focus Book Review: Cheap men and crimes of 'Boston Mob'

“Boston Mob” by Marc SonginiWhat author Marc Songini “gets” in his Italian/Irish organized crime history, “Boston Mob,” is the cheapness of it all — a cheapness that runs through all organized crime, from the Russians to the Crips, from La Cosa Nostra to Whitey Bulger's Irish mob.

Luxury vehicle thefts were part of 10-year crime spree: police

Dozens of luxury vehicle thefts outlined in "Project Yellowbird" were part of a 10-year organized crime spree, police said Friday morning.

Russian Hackers Sack US Banks: Report

Hackers appear to have stolen data from JPMorgan Chase and at least one other U.S. bank in retaliation for economic sanctions against Russia. The raid on the banks' computer systems reportedly resulted in the theft of gigabytes of sensitive data. JPMorgan did not confirm the incident. However, the FBI is conducting an investigation into reports of cyberattacks on U.S. banks.

Marijuana prohibition leads to organized crime

Guelph Mercury: In 2002, an exhaustive Canadian Senate study rightly concluded that marijuana is relatively benign, prohibition contributes to organized crime, and law enforcement efforts have little impact on patterns of use. Consider the experience of the former ...

Arrests made in international crime ring

By Becca Whitnall becca@theacorn.com [img_assist|nid=52879|title=|desc= FAR-REACHING—Assistant Sheriff Gary Pentis details the national and international crime network that the sheriff ’s offce says is bringing drugs into areas of the United States, including Ventura County. He spoke during a press conference Tuesday in Thousand Oaks. read more

Shah Rukh Khan becomes Interpol's 'Turn Back Crime' ambassador

Bollywood actor of international fame, Shah Rukh Khan is all set to to become the Interpol's ambassador for its 'Turn Back Crime' campaign which aims at promoting greater awareness among the masses about how each can play a role in preventing crime.

City of London Police get Kaspersky Lab training

Richard Tomkins LONDON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Two major law enforcement agencies have separately taken steps to help combat cybercrime and enhance crime-prevention methodology.

Organized crime, Colombia's peace spoiler?

Open Democracy: Still, one of the main challenges for peace in Colombia is the big stake that organized crime has in its failure. Stability and strong institutions are the last thing illicit networks need because they thrive in contexts where their business runs ...

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Brazilian Prisons As Breeding Ground For Organized Crime

ViewsTimes.Com: Tweet A recent bloody prison riot in Brazil is not an isolated incident. Violent outbreaks occur regularly in Brazilian penitentiaries. Criminal gangs and the justice system are to blame. The fact that Brazilian newspapers filed their stories about the ...

Brazilian prisons as breeding ground for organized crime

Deutsche Welle: Crime. Brazilian prisons as breeding ground for organized crime. A recent bloody prison riot in Brazil is not an isolated incident. Violent outbreaks occur regularly in Brazilian penitentiaries. Criminal gangs and the justice system are to blame ...

Mexico Forms Special Police Force to Protect Businesses from Organized Crime

Nearshore Americas: The 5,000-strong police force will combat industrial, agricultural and business crime in Mexico, where organized crime has led to the deaths of nearly 100,000 people since 2006. According to Mexico's national statistics institute, crime cost the ...

Five facts about women's involvement in organized crime

OUPblog (blog): Women are involved in many organized illegal activities, albeit in small numbers. Editors Rosemary Gartner and Bill McCarthy of The Oxford Handbook on Gender, Sex, and Crime have compiled important information about women's involvement in organized ...

UN asks Sahel countries to set up border patrols

The UN Security Council on Wednesday asked African countries of the troubled Sahel region to set up regional patrols to better protect their borders from organized crime and terror groups. In a unanimously adopted statement, the council expressed concern for the "alarming situation" in the region, citing groups such as Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Nigeria's Boko Haram and Mali's Ansar ...

Ivory Atrocity: Crime Groups Speed Elephant Slaughter

Report says poaching is 'at highest level in 25 years,' fueled by insatiable Chinese demand and organized crime syndicates.

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Suspects in organized crime bust went to great lengths to avoid being caught

KOKI FOX 23: The group allegedly even monitored other related cases going through courts and read reports on the tactics police used to catch other criminals. Officials said the suspects would ditch cellphones on a regular basis and move crack houses around.

Suspects in organized crime tried to avoid indictment

KOKI FOX 23: The group allegedly even monitored other related cases going through courts and read reports on the tactics police used to catch other criminals. Officials said the suspects would ditch cellphones on a regular basis and move crack houses around.

Anti-Corruption Agents Plead Guilty in Organized Crime Case

Anti-Corruption Agents Plead Guilty in Organized Crime Case. The Moscow Times; Jul. 15 2014 18:49; Last edited 18:50. Three men pleaded guilty to having used their positions in the Interior Ministry's anti-corruption department to ensnare ...

Canada: Hezbollah immersed in organized crime | Money

Most terrorists either personally know or know somebody who knows an organized crime figure, and vice versa. According to Hezbollah's Iranian masters, criminal mischief is religiously justifiable so long as it is done to harm ...

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Spurious drug business an organized crime: DAK

Rising Kashmir: ... and non-bailable and designating special courts so that judicial proceedings can be expediting, he said, adding, “The new law has provisions for reward to “Whistleblowers” who can take risk of providing information about the perpetrators of the ...

BC cuts anti-gang budget in austerity drive

The Globe and Mail: He said CFSEU has cut one of its enforcement teams, affecting 12 positions and will reduce the help it offers member agencies, though it will continue to do its best to fight organized crime. He also said there will be a reduction of 13 full-time ...

Tesla Motors Inc Accused Of “Organized Crime”

ValueWalk: They also claim that some of the automakers workers have seen “organized crime on a first hand [sic] basis.” In addition, the group points to the handful of fires and accidents involving Tesla cars and claims that no one wants them except the company's ...

Peru police seize record six tons of cocaine

Peruvian police seized a record six tons of cocaine from a Mexican drugs cartel operating in the country, in what authorities hailed as a major blow to organized crime. "We have counted up 85 percent of it and so far we have a bit more than six tons," on Wednesday said General Vicente Romero, who leads Peru's fight against illegal drugs. Two Mexicans and seven Peruvians have been arrested so far ...

OCCRP presents: The Russian laundromat

The Washington-based Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, a Kyiv Post partner, traces billions of dollars in Russian money laundering in its latest investigation.

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