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Eurydice Dixon and the sexism of the system – Solidarity Online
"'Starting a conversation' about domestic violence, as Turnbull claimed he wanted to in 2015, is a much cheaper option than doing anything to stop it. Unlike funding the social services women need to secure their independence outside relationships or marriage, 'starting a conversation' is free."
eurydice_dixon  solidarity.net.au  australia  murder  rape  sexism  2010s  2018  amy_thomas  malcolm_turnbull  essay  violence  society 
june 2018 by cluebucket
A Most American Terrorist: The Making Of Dylann Roof | GQ
"Like Roof, and unlike a typical ISIS recruit, they don’t have handlers or any centralized way of becoming hooked. Instead, they are brought into the fold because they have found something that explains their laggard social progress to them and confirms their narrow worldview as fact."
gq.com  dylann_roof  terror  murder  crime  shooting  profile  south_carolina  2017  2010s  rachel_kaadzi_gansah  writing  reporting  interview  isolation  racism  america  hate  growing_up  society  2015 
september 2017 by cluebucket
Serial Killers Should Fear This Algorithm - Bloomberg
"So much attention has been paid to police racial bias cases that another sort of injustice—lack of thorough policing—gets overlooked."
bloomberg.com  crime  algorithm  detective  data  FBI  thomas_hargrove  robert_kolker  2017  2010s  homicide  murder  police  gary  statistic  investigation  indiana  america  MAP  infographic  serial_killer  jill_leovy  mark_funkhouser  1990s  2000s  reporting  information  transparency 
february 2017 by cluebucket
Leila de Lima: The woman who dares to defy Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte - BBC News
"Already known for being an outspoken advocate of 'justice without fear or favour,' she launched an investigation into allegations that then mayor Rodrigo Duterte was running death squads in Davao in his popular anti-crime campaign.
...
"She continues to campaign against the reintroduction of the death penalty. This month she was honoured by the US publication Foreign Policy as one of its top Global Thinkers of 2016, for her willingness to 'stand up to an extremist leader'."
bbc  leila_de_lima  philippines  rodrigo_duerte  politician  senator  protest  davao  luzon  attorney  2000s  justice  injustice  gloria_arroyo  church  kidnapping  murder  crime  legal  prison  scandal  killing  2016  2010s  jonathan_head 
december 2016 by cluebucket
Nigel Farage’s attack on Jo Cox’s widower is a new low. Enough | Owen Jones | Opinion | The Guardian
"When Farage’s power was queried, Kassam responded with a picture of Farage and Donald Trump in the president-elect’s golden lift. Don’t mess with Farage, was Kassam’s implication, because he now has the patronage of the soon-to-be most powerful man on Earth. (You can donate to Hope not Hate’s legal fund here https://donate.hopenothate.org.uk/page/contribute/farage-to-court )"

farage is disgusting
owen_jones  guardian  jo_cox  brendan_cox  op-ed  nigel_farage  shame  murder  death  politician  terror  white_supremacy  thomas_mair  attack  takedown  raheem_kassam  power  corruption  antifa  hopenothate.org  u.k.  ukip  2016  2010s  england  from twitter
december 2016 by cluebucket
What Could Possibly Go Wrong Just Did. Georgia's Carry Protection Act in Action
"The unifying theme of so much misery detailed in diaries of the last week is GUNS and weaponry."
dailykos.com  georgia  gun  safety  weapon  shooting  death  murder  drunk  bar  helen  america  law  killing  2010s  2014  open_carry  danger  violence 
august 2014 by cluebucket
Man Quits Internet: Goodbye, Hugo Schwyzer | The Hairpin
from Mira in comments section: "...when one of the most high-profile practitioners of his extra-gross brand of exploitation leaves the Internet, we're allowed to celebrate it. Publicly speaking as a feminist when you aren't actually a feminist really is a serious problem for feminism, especially when the speaker is a dude, because by virtue of his gender he will be taken more seriously by more people who are more willing to listen to him than will any dozen actual feminists who happen to be women. It's naive at best to pretend that this doesn't happen."

plus golden real-time reactions (also in comments) to his redone 'Goodbye Part 2'
thehairpin  thehairpin.com  2010s  hugo_schwyzer  criticism  takedown  feminism  susan_elizabeth_shepard  chris_randle  malcolm_harris  interview  racism  classism  patriarchy  persecution  goodbye  dramatic  misogyny  rant  absurd  murder  suicide  abuse  fraud  culture 
august 2013 by cluebucket
Why Don't Black People Protest 'Black-on-Black Violence'? - Ta-Nehisi Coates - The Atlantic
"There is a kind of sincere black person who really would like to see even more outrage about violence in black communities. I don't think outrage will do it at this point, but I respect the sincere feeling.

"And then there are pundits who write more than they read, and talk more than they listen, and prefer an easy creationism to a Google search."
ta-nehisi_coates  theatlantic  crime  violence  outrage  racism  protest  news  nyc  indiana  michigan  pennsylvania  new_jersey  chicago  juan_williams  black  murder  trayvon_martin  2012  2010s  2000s  america 
july 2013 by cluebucket
Sick - The Rumpus.net
"In the meantime, I am incapable. I think about it all the time. And it seems impossible to me even still: how somehow, in some way, a mind can break, as if it were a toy."
amy_butcher  therumpus  writing  2013  2010s  2000s  friendship  trauma  mental_health  psychosis  violence  murder  prison  sandy_hook  ptsd  life  liza_long 
february 2013 by cluebucket
What Would Orwell Make of Obama's Drone Policy? - Ta-Nehisi Coates - The Atlantic
Orwell: "Thus political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness."

Adam Serwer: "The government needs the approval of a judge to detain a suspected terrorist. To kill one, it need only give itself permission."

TNC: Consider the notion of "imminence." Last year Eric Holder claimed that a lethal strike against an American citizen can only be made if to protect against "an imminent threat of violent attack." But the white paper states that imminence "does not require that the United States to have clear evidence that a specific attack on U.S. persons or interests will take place in the significant future." Effectively, the word "imminence" has no meaning beyond "we think you're a bad guy."
theatlantic  george_orwell  ta-nehisi_coates  adam_serwer  nbc  news  2010s  drone  policy  politics  terror  murder  al-qaeda  secret  warning  language  threat  attack  imminence  power  war  crime  2013  motherjones  america  obfuscation  vagueness  DoJ  justice  government  barack_obama 
february 2013 by cluebucket
Robert Ben Rhoades: The Truck Stop Killer: Newsmakers: GQ
"I spent a week on the road in Appalachia, visiting truck stops, interviewing the older truckers and waitresses. At first, I would ask about the girl in the Dumpster, but no one had heard of her, so I asked if there had ever been any women found in truck stops. Wherever I went, I was told nothing "like that" ever happened, which was remarkable given the numbers of bodies the FBI had tracked over the past thirty years. The newspapers were equally silent. It seems our profound fascination with serial killers is matched by an equally profound lack of interest in their victims. One library archivist explained that I was looking for the kind of news nobody wanted to read. The girl, he said, "wasn't one of our own. She was a drifter." I'd never heard the word "drifter" used in earnest. It touched a nerve I didn't know I had. I had been a drifter."
vanessa_veselka  robert_ben_rhoades  trucker  truck  hitchhiking  writing  gq  2012  2010s  1980s  1985  1970s  1990s  death  killing  murder  serial_killer  victim  life  narrative  invisible  record  crime  detective  prisoner  dumpster  runaway  teenage 
november 2012 by cluebucket
A Land Without Guns: How Japan Has Virtually Eliminated Shooting Deaths - Max Fisher - The Atlantic
"[E]ven the police did not carry firearms themselves until, in 1946, the American occupation authority ordered them to. Now, Japanese police receive more hours of training than their American counterparts, are forbidden from carrying off-duty, and invest hours in studying martial arts in part because they "are expected to use [firearms] in only the rarest of circumstances," according to Kopel."
theatlantic  2012  article  gun  gun_control  weapon  japan  america  comparison  history  ban  law  police  crime  privacy  peace  max_fisher  firearm  homicide  murder  death 
july 2012 by cluebucket

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