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Lot-et-Garonne : 32 excès de vitesse en quatre heures -
En quatre heures donc, les militaires ont comptabilisé 32 excès de vitesse dont :
- 24 dépassements entre 20 et 40 km/h
- 7 dépassements entre 40 et 50 km/h et 1 dépassement de plus de 50 km/h (137 km pour 80 autorisés).

100 dépistages d’alcoolémie et 3 de stups ont été réalisés. Là encore, ils ont fait mouche. Il y a eu 3 CEEA (conduite en état d’alcoolémie) et 1 sous stups. Sur les autres infractions notables (4 non-ports de ceintures ; 1 refus de priorité ; 1 défaut de permis + 1 permis de conduire non prorogé, 1 défaut assurance), il est difficile de ne pas remarquer les 8 usages illicites de téléphones portables… Ces infractions ont entraîné deux rétentions de permis sans immobilisation judiciaire dues véhicules.
road_safety  crime  france 
7 weeks ago by juliusbeezer
Faits divers : Le voleur de vélo est rattrapé par des passants et livré à la police
Mardi, en fin de matinée, vers 11h, une cycliste de 63 ans circulait dans le centre-ville de Toulouse. Jusqu’à ce qu’elle se fasse dérober son vélo par un homme, qui a pris la fuite sur l’engin.

Alertés par les cris de la sexagénaire, des passants ont décidé de pourchasser le voleur dans les rues de la Ville rose en se lançant à pied à ses trousses. Certainement surpris d’être suivi, le malfaiteur a perdu le contrôle du vélo et est tombé à proximité de la place du Capitole.

Rattrapé par les passants, il a été maintenu sur place jusqu’à l’arrivée de la police municipale. Cet homme de 37 ans a été interpellé et placé en garde à vue. La cycliste devait porter plainte.
cycling  crime 
7 weeks ago by juliusbeezer
(20+) Livreurs à vélo : «La canicule, c’est vraiment pas grand-chose comparé à tout le reste» - Libération
Ce jeune Congolais, au sourire aussi rayonnant que l’impitoyable soleil qui l’épuise aujourd’hui, ne quitte pas des yeux son vélo électrique, «ma femme», plaisante-t-il. «Je dors avec, sans lui je ne suis rien.» Car au-delà de la chaleur, qui ajoute à la pénibilité de la tâche, le vrai problème des livreurs, c’est le vol de leur outil de travail. Casimir, Ivoirien, dit ne pas comprendre qu’ils soient la cible des voleurs. «On est déjà pauvres et en plus on nous vole nos selles, nos pneus, si ce n’est pas le vélo tout entier. Alors la chaleur, c’est le dernier de nos soucis.»
cycling  paris  crime 
7 weeks ago by juliusbeezer
Manchester police couldn’t stop the bike muggers. So we stepped in | Helen Pidd | Opinion | The Guardian
Greater Manchester police (GMP) finally confirmed on Tuesday that 10 cyclists had been violently robbed on that stretch in the previous six weeks. All were attacked in broad daylight. As the superintendent for the area put it: “This offending cohort doesn’t worry about being seen.” They had established a “crime series”, he told me. Officers would be investigating properly now. Why? Might it have been something to do with the mass cycling protest that took place in Manchester on Wednesday night?
cycling  uk  police  crime 
october 2018 by juliusbeezer
Hate crimes jump for fourth straight year in largest U.S. cities, study shows - The Washington Post
Crimes motivated by race or ethnicity bias are consistently the most common type of reported hate crime, and African Americans are the most targeted group, representing 23 percent of all hate crimes reported in major cities in 2017. Jews are consistently the most targeted religious group, and represented 19 percent of all hate crimes reported in major cities in 2017...
Nearly 90 percent of the country’s approximately 16,000 law enforcement agencies either choose not to supply data for those FBI statistics, or report no hate crimes in their jurisdictions, which can dramatically skew the data, social scientists say.
racism  us  politics  police  crime 
september 2018 by juliusbeezer
Arrest of Syrian 'hero swimmer' puts Lesbos refugees back in spotlight | World news | The Guardian
Greece’s high-security Korydallos prison acknowledges that Sara Mardini is one of its rarer inmates. For a week, the Syrian refugee, a hero among human rights defenders, has been detained in its women’s wing on charges so serious they have elicited baffled dismay.

The 23-year-old, who saved 18 refugees in 2015 by swimming their waterlogged dingy to the shores of Lesbos with her Olympian sister, is accused of people smuggling, espionage and membership of a criminal organisation – crimes allegedly committed since returning to work with an NGO on the island. Under Greek law, Mardini can be held in custody pending trial for up to 18 months.

“She is in a state of disbelief,” said her lawyer, Haris Petsalnikos, who has petitioned for her release. “The accusations are more about criminalising humanitarian action.
greece  migrant  crime  prison 
september 2018 by juliusbeezer
The radical lessons of a year reporting on knife crime | Membership | The Guardian
Roughly a decade ago, the UN ranked Scotland as the most violent country in the developed world. Between April 2006 and April 2011, 40 children and teenagers were killed in knife deaths in Scotland; between 2011 and 2016, that figure fell to just eight. Glasgow witnessed the steepest decline – from 15 young people in the five years before 2011, to zero in the five years afterwards...
Scotland is its own place, and not all of this is replicable elsewhere. But it is a demonstration of what can be achieved if the political will is there. One of the big differences between Scotland and London is political: in Scotland, the public-health approach is funded by and answerable to a single democratic authority at Holyrood.
scotland  politics  police  crime 
june 2018 by juliusbeezer
Ex-Mob Boss Now a Devastating Informant -
he killers put the dead canary in the freezer. Later, their work finished, they placed the bird inside the mouth of the equally deceased Bruno Facciola.

The August 1990 mob hit followed a tip from two corrupt NYPD detectives that the Luchese family capo had turned government informant. Facciola was stabbed, shot through both eyes and shot again in the head. Then came the bird. Message: Speak no evil.

The slaying was orchestrated by a diminutive thug known to fellow Mafiosi as "Little Al." Few embraced the mob ethos more fervently than Alphonse D'Arco, a hard case from the cradle.
crime  wikipedia  reference 
november 2017 by juliusbeezer
Roy Moore is not a pedophile -- why it matters | Practical Ethics
pedophilia and child sexual assault are two different things, and conflating them is not a good idea. This is not just a matter of semantics. For one thing, confusing psychiatric disorders (requiring treatment) and sex crimes (which may or may not follow from such disorders) is likely to hamper clear moral reasoning. But more importantly, it may actually increase harm to children.

Consider the following: many people with pedophilia (1) hate their desires, (2) do not act on them for moral reasons (and should therefore plausibly be praised rather than vilified), and yet (3) often do not seek treatment precisely because they are aware that people in general cannot seem to tell the difference between:

(a) feeling involuntarily sexually attracted to young children (not wrong in and of itself), and

(b) molesting or sexually assaulting children (very wrong in and of itself, no matter the reason).

And here’s the kicker: failing to seek treatment for (a) is precisely the sort of thing that makes (b) more likely to happen.
psychology  sex  crime  children 
november 2017 by juliusbeezer
Our Next Step in Attacking Bike Theft | 529 Blog
We polished decades of data in preparation to move to our system. We created features to make it easy for cyclists and law enforcement users to migrate their accounts and imported 100,000’s of bikes to 529 Garage. We’ve upgraded all NBR members to lifetime membership at no charge and we’re standing by to support members and organizations with their questions and ideas.

Together, we’ve created the largest and most advanced bicycle registration, reporting and recovery system in North America. It’s a big step towards our goal of cutting the bike theft epidemic in half by 2025, but we’re still just getting started.
cycling  crime 
november 2017 by juliusbeezer
Saudi Arabia's missing princes - BBC News
In the last two years, three Saudi princes living in Europe have disappeared. All were critical of the Saudi government - and there is evidence that all were abducted and flown back to Saudi Arabia… where nothing further has been heard from them.
saudi  crime 
august 2017 by juliusbeezer
Hate-filled abuse is poisoning Britain. I fought it, and ask you to do the same | Gina Miller | Opinion | The Guardian
Some of the worst threats I received were from Rhodri Philipps, the 4th Viscount St Davids. He posted on Facebook, “£5,000 for the first person to ‘accidentally’ run over this bloody troublesome first generation immigrant”.
driving  crime  uk 
july 2017 by juliusbeezer
Using AI to Predict Criminal Offending: What Makes it ‘Accurate’, and What Makes it ‘Ethical’. | Practical Ethics
Crucially, the optimal balance between false positives and false negative will depend on the social and political context in which the assessment tool is used. It depends, for example, on the detention practices of the jurisdiction in which the assessment is being carried out: the more harmful or restrictive the detention is likely to be to a detainee, the more important it becomes to avoid false positive assessments of risk.

To illustrate, it could be argued that in countries with inhumane detention practices, reductions in false positives should be prioritised over reductions in false negatives. Conversely, if the assessment is carried out in a high-crime area with humane detention practices, there is a case for prioritising the avoidance of false negatives.
philosophy  crime  programming  law 
june 2017 by juliusbeezer
Van driver filmed forcing cyclist off road; BBC Sussex asks "Who's to blame?" |
Despite the company's firm action and apology, BBC Sussex framed the incident on Twitter this morning in a way that suggested the cyclist, who managed to remain upright and escaped without injury, may have done something wrong.
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Its tweet was condemned by a number of Twitter users, including cycling campaigners, media figures and even West Midlands Police, and was later deleted - but not before a screengrab had been taken of it by several Twitter users, including the Guardian’s Peter Walker.
cycling  road_safety  journalism  twitter  crime  police 
may 2017 by juliusbeezer
Nantes. En auto, ils percutent deux jeunes femmes qui les avaient éconduits | Presse Océan
Un Nantais d'une vingtaine d'années a été mis en examen pour des violences volontaires aggravées, mardi à Nantes. Il est le propriétaire d'une auto qui, dimanche au petit matin, a délibérément percuté deux jeunes femmes qui se promenaient dans la rue. Le suspect, interpellé lundi, n'était pas seul dans la voiture. Son complice est activement recherché.

Selon les premiers éléments de l'enquête, les deux hommes ont croisé leurs victimes dans la rue, baissé les vitres de leur véhicule et commencé à draguer les jeunes femmes. Ces dernières les auraient éconduits. Pour se venger, les deux hommes auraient alors fait demi-tour au rond-point suivant avant de foncer sur les jeunes femmes. Ces dernières ont été grièvement blessées aux jambes. L'une d'elle s'est déjà vue notifier 45 jours d'incapacité de travail. Son amie 10 jours.
nantes  crash_report  crime 
march 2017 by juliusbeezer
What the HBOS fraud tells us about British banking - Ian Fraser
While it undoubtedly pleasing to see justice done and that at least some crooked bankers and their accomplices have been brought to book, the problems with British banking, clearly, go much, much deeper than this. I suspect that the ‘Wild West’ of “turnaround consultants”, insolvency practitioners and banks’ “business support units” will come under much scrutiny and that legislation underpinning these areas will have to be tightened up. Also, it is said that the outcome of the case has caused palpitations at the Royal Bank of Scotland, whose own business support unit, Global Restructuring Group, stands accused of employing similar tactics to Bank of Scotland Corporate and Quayside, albeit without the same degree of blatant criminality, sex or bling.
finance  crime 
february 2017 by juliusbeezer
Desert Island Discs: 75 defining moments from 75 years of castaways | Television & radio | The Guardian
36. The castaway on 4 April 1981 was Gary Glitter. He also chose a blow-up doll – plus, for reasons one doesn’t want to think about, a bicycle repair kit – as his luxury. The interview has been deleted, though Rolf Harris’s two appearances, in 1967 and 1999, have been left in the archive.
music  censorship  crime  uk  media 
january 2017 by juliusbeezer
Eric Holder’s Longtime Excuse for Not Prosecuting Banks Just Crashed and Burned
The report — the result of a three-year investigation — shows that aggressive attorneys did want to prosecute HSBC, but Holder overruled them.

In September 2012, the Justice Department’s Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section (AFMLS) formally recommended that HSBC be prosecuted for its numerous financial crimes.

The history: From 2006 to 2010, HSBC failed to monitor billions of dollars of U.S. dollar purchases with drug trafficking proceeds in Mexico. It also conducted business going back to the mid-1990s on behalf of customers in Cuba, Iran, Libya, Sudan, and Burma, while they were under sanctions. Such transactions were banned by U.S. law.
finance  crime  law 
december 2016 by juliusbeezer
Shunned for saying they're Muslims: life for Ahmadis after Asad Shah's murder | World news | The Guardian
The founder of the Ahmadi movement – Mirza Ghulam Ahmad – was born in Punjab in 1835. Considering himself the reviver of the original teachings of Islam, he was regarded by his followers as the messiah and the follower prophet of Muhammad. And while Ahmadis insist that he was not a “law-giving” prophet like Muhammad, few among the Muslim mainstream accept this argument. Ahmadis believe they practise true Islam, as practised by Muhammad.

With its origins in British-controlled northern India in the late 19th century, this theological schism was soon overlaid by the toxic politics of partition. The Ahmadi, historically better educated and wealthier than their peers, were instrumental in the return of Mohammad Jinnah (leader of the All-India Muslim League until Pakistan’s creation in 1947, and then the country’s first governor-general) to India in the late 30s, and their influence in the emerging state was treated with increasing suspicion by other religious leaders.

As Hasan explains, this mistrust was then codified into something even more toxic. In 1974, under severe pressure from clerics, Pakistan’s first elected prime minister, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, introduced a constitutional amendment that declared Ahmadi to be non-Muslims. This remains one of the only instances in the world where a religious community is explicitly discriminated against by law.
religion  politics  law  pakistan  crime  police  scotland 
april 2016 by juliusbeezer
Walter Scott, Michael Thomas Slager, and the Myth of Police Reform - The Atlantic
Police officers fight crime. Police officers are neither case-workers, nor teachers, nor mental-health professionals, nor drug counselors. One of the great hallmarks of the past forty years of American domestic policy is a broad disinterest in that difference. The problem of restoring police authority is not really a problem of police authority, but a problem of democratic authority. It is what happens when you decide to solve all your problems with a hammer. To ask, at this late date, why the police seem to have lost their minds is to ask why our hammers are so bad at installing air-conditioners. More it is to ignore the state of the house all around us. A reform that begins with the officer on the beat is not reform at all. It's avoidance. It's a continuance of the American preference for considering the actions of bad individuals, as opposed to the function and intention of systems.
police  crime  social 
april 2015 by juliusbeezer
The Guardian view on Russian propaganda: the truth is out there | Editorial | World news | The Guardian
Like so much electronic chaff dropped out of the back of a Tupolev bomber to confuse an incoming heat-seeking missile, the idea that there are multiple interpretations of the truth has become the founding philosophy of state disinformation in Putin’s Russia, designed to confuse those who would seek out the truth with multiple expressions of distracting PR chaff. The tactic is to create as many competing narratives as possible. And, amid all the resultant hermeneutic chaos, to quietly slip away undetected.

It is a tactic straight out of Mr Putin’s KGB playbook from the 1970s. Generate a plurality of narratives, so the truth can be obscured.
agnotology  russia  politics  crime 
march 2015 by juliusbeezer
Marijuana : le Colorado ne sait plus quoi faire de son argent - Libération
Moins de crime, plus de tourisme, de nouveaux emplois et… trop d’argent. L’Etat du Colorado fait aujourd’hui face à un cas sans précédent : les taxes sur la vente de marijuana rapportent tellement d’argent qu’il pourrait se voir obliger de reverser une partie de cette somme aux habitants.
cannabis  tax  crime  government 
february 2015 by juliusbeezer
What a beheading feels like: The science, the gruesome spectacle — and why we can’t look away -
The al-Qaeda-linked site that first posted the video was closed down by the Malaysian company that hosted it two days after Berg’s execution because of the overwhelming traffic to the site. Alfred Lim, senior officer of the company, said it had been closed down ‘because it had attracted a sudden surge of massive traffic that is taking up too much bandwidth and causing inconven­ience to our other clients’...
The Berg beheading footage remained the most popular internet search in the United States for a week, and the second most popular throughout the month of May, runner up only to ‘American Idol.’
‘The point of terrorism is to strike fear and cause havoc – and that doesn’t happen unless you have media to support that action and show it to as many people as you can,’ said one analyst interviewed by the Los Angeles Times shortly after Nick Berg’s execution. These mur­derers post their videos on the internet because they know that the news media will be forced to follow the crowd. Television news pro­grammes either become redundant by refusing to air videos that are freely available online, or else they do exactly what the murderers want and show the footage to a wider audience.
internet  search  video  crime  law  bandwidth  networking  networktheory  television  attention 
february 2015 by juliusbeezer
Medical Identity Theft | World Privacy Forum
Medical identity theft occurs when someone uses a person’s name and sometimes other parts of their identity — such as insurance information — without the person’s knowledge or consent to obtain medical services or goods, or uses the person’s identity information to make false claims for medical services or goods. Medical identity theft frequently results in erroneous entries being put into existing medical records, and can involve the creation of fictitious medical records in the victim’s name.

Medical identity theft is a crime that can cause great harm to its victims. Yet despite the profound risk it carries, it is the least studied and most poorly documented of the cluster of identity theft crimes. It is also the most difficult to fix after the fact, because victims have limited rights and recourses. Medical identity theft typically leaves a trail of falsified information in medical records that can plague victims’ medical and financial lives for years.
medicine  crime  identity  finance 
september 2014 by juliusbeezer
What is Medical Identity Theft?
fixing medical identity theft is both difficult, and extremely important, since you don't want your doctor deciding what you need based on someone else's health information that just happens to be in your health file... you'll want to look for procedures you never had, medications that were never prescribed to you, and hospital or doctor visits that you don't recall. Talk to the hospital or medical office that the insurance company says they paid. Chances are, if you talk with your insurance agency's fraud department, they'll do this for you. After all, they were the ones who lost money. They might even be clever and look into other payments made to that service provider.

Other indications that you may be a victim of medical identity theft include getting strange questions from a new doctor, bills from doctors you don't visit, collection calls for the same, or getting a notice from your insurance company that your benefits are being cut-off due to hitting your "spending cap".
crime  medicine  finance  identity 
september 2014 by juliusbeezer
San Francisco mise sur les « vélos-appâts » - La Presse+
Depuis un an, le policier a équipé des bicyclettes de GPS pour ensuite les cadenasser un peu partout dans cette ville de la côte ouest américaine... Aux prises avec une augmentation de 70 % des vols de vélo en cinq ans, San Francisco a décidé il y a un an de prendre les grands moyens pour freiner l’élan des voleurs. Une unité de policiers est désormais exclusivement consacrée à combattre ce phénomène.
cycling  crime  police 
august 2014 by juliusbeezer
Did the CIA's Fake Polio Vaccination Program in Pakistan Help Fuel a Global Health Emergency?
the lack of public trust in a broad polio immunization program. However, you know, I don’t think the blame for the failure of polio eradication in Pakistan can be placed entirely on the bin Laden episode, which, deplorable as it was, was a problematic issue that happened at a time when we needed to build public confidence, and not the opposite. What has happened in Pakistan is that you have virtually a civil war going on in some parts of the country, notably in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, the Taliban-controlled areas, where nobody can enter. And yes, of course, health teams cannot enter. And as a result, it’s been impossible to vaccinate large bodies of children, and people moving out of that area have been able to carry viruses to all parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the neighboring province.
medicine  vaccines  politics  security  crime  UnreportedWorld 
may 2014 by juliusbeezer
WASHINGTON: Americans’ personal data shared with CIA, IRS, others in security probe | National Security & Defense | McClatchy DC
Feds gather consumer info (a 'how to beat the polygraph' book purchase) and disseminate 4,904 strong list across 30 federal agencies.
surveillance  privacy  psychology  spectacle  thought  crime  orwell 
november 2013 by juliusbeezer
Maryville Rape Case: Maryville is a lawless hellhole | New Republic
Now ask yourself whether either of these scenarios would be more or less likely in a metropolitan area. On option number one, let’s stipulate that violent, amoral, sexually predatory jocks—and all other archetypes of sociopath—are equally distributed throughout the country. But, once you move into the more populated counties, there are a lot of neighborhoods where you can’t just dump a too-drunk-to-walk person on the front stoop because someone might see you. Yes, there’s an upside to that density we frontier-craving Americans are supposed to abhor.
us  crime  surveillance  police 
october 2013 by juliusbeezer
Unilever Centre for Molecular Informatics, Cambridge - Elsevier charges 3000 USD APC and then retains all rights; is this #openaccess?? No, they then put it behind paywall, 32 USD « petermr's blog
Elsevier are taking $3000 off the author to publish an article using "open access" then paywalling it anyway. There is a word for this, and it is surely simple fraud?
openaccess  crime 
august 2013 by juliusbeezer
Men's Journal Magazine - Men's Style, Travel, Fitness and Gear
Travis told me later that I should "romanticize the hell out of our trip," that if this were a cowboy tale, we'd have met the cougar in the Roost and roped him, discovered a slug from Butch's gun, walked 50 miles with no water. Instead, there was only the silence of the country, the unspeakable enormity of it, the distant plateaus, the perilous deserts, the impossible canyons. Unlike in Butch's day, though, this space had been mapped. We were only a couple of hours from Grand Junction. Ivers had a signal on her cellphone. If anything went wrong, we could call in our location, and the Hellfire drones would be on their way.
[note the importance of the drone as agent of control of the wilderness, and that it is in fact control of this wilderness that the drone thing is all about]
drones  crime  travel  spectacle 
april 2013 by juliusbeezer
What happened to the books abandoned by Palestinians in 1948? - The National
The story Brunner uncovered is an intricate one. In the course of the 1948 war, Israeli soldiers entered freshly abandoned Palestinians villages, towns and neighbourhoods and found a strange stillness. Homes which were so recently full of life stood empty with nothing but physical possessions. At first, the furniture, musical instruments and even the water pipes were taken by the state in a programme of mass looting. Palestinian wealth was taken as well, as Israel emptied the natives of historic Palestine of every worldly possession they held. In the course of the looting, soldiers quickly realised that houses were not just full of furniture but books as well.

Given the fluidity of the situation, a spontaneous intelligence alliance was established between Israeli soldiers and the Hebrew University to transfer the books to the National Library. According to official Israeli state documents, uncovered by Brunner in the film, many books were simply lost in the haze of war, never to be returned to their owners.

Between April 1948 and February 1949, librarians from the National Library rounded up more than 30,000 books from abandoned Palestinian houses in West Jerusalem. According to the film, the collection was a joint operation between the Hebrew University and the Israeli army. All of the collected books were transferred to the National Library at the Givat Ram campus and given special index coding. Each of the books were assigned the letters "AP" for "Abandoned Property" and placed in the bowels of the National Library. Today, only 6,000 remain.
Palestine  ebooks  crime  library  archiving 
march 2013 by juliusbeezer
Faith-based prison programs: New study suggests religion may help criminals justify their crimes.
religious instruction might actually encourage crime. The authors surveyed 48 “hardcore street offenders” in and around Atlanta, in hopes of determining what effect, if any, religion has on their behavior. While the vast majority of those surveyed (45 out of 48 people) claimed to be religious, the authors found that the interviewees “seemed to go out of their way to reconcile their belief in God with their serious predatory offending. They frequently employed elaborate and creative rationalizations in the process and actively exploit religious doctrine to justify their crimes.”
religion  psychology  crime 
march 2013 by juliusbeezer
How bad language can catch financial rogues -
fraud investigators deploying increasingly popular linguistic software: 'Expressions such as "special fees" and "friendly payments" abound for those embroiled in bribery cases, while rogue employees feeling the heat are likeliest to write that they "want no part of this" as well as the somewhat misguided "don't leave a trail".'
email  language  crime  law  finance 
january 2013 by juliusbeezer series on Risk Management: Scammers who steal translations by Enrique Cavalitto (Business Issues) - translation articles
The purpose of this article is to raise awareness to the fact that there are plenty of scammers in action. Every week reports are received of colleagues who were robbed of their efforts and/or their money. This should not be underestimated, we are talking about organized crime that steals millions of dollars each year.
translation  business  crime 
august 2012 by juliusbeezer
It's a match
Nice discussion of application of Bayesian probability to DNA profiling evidence
statistics  crime 
july 2010 by juliusbeezer

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