Petition of the day

Petition of the dayThe petition of the day is: China Agritech, Inc. v. Resh 17-432 Issue: Whether the rule of American Pipe and Construction Co. v. Utah tolls statutes of limitations to permit a previously absent class member to bring a subsequent class action outside the applicable limitations period.

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Petition of the day

The petition of the day is:

17-432

Issue: Whether the rule of American Pipe and Construction Co. v. Utah tolls statutes of limitations to permit a previously absent class member to bring a subsequent class action outside the applicable limitations period.

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Pastor allegedly molested girls after luring them with candy

A pastor in Indiana allegedly molested five girls who were members of his congregation by luring them into his office with candy, court documents show. Garry Evans, 72, was arrested Wednesday and charged with three counts of child molestation, four cou…

A pastor in Indiana allegedly molested five girls who were members of his congregation by luring them into his office with candy, court documents show. Garry Evans, 72, was arrested Wednesday and charged with three counts of child molestation, four counts of sexual battery and five counts of child solicitation after an investigation that began...

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Killer clown suspect’s husband insists she didn’t kill his first wife

The husband of a woman accused of dressing up like a clown and killing his first wife 27 years ago says he stands by the suspect and insists she’s been “falsely accused.” Michael Warren, 65, told ABC News’ “20/20” in an exclusive interview that his 54-year-old second wife, Sheila Keen Warren, is innocent in the…

The husband of a woman accused of dressing up like a clown and killing his first wife 27 years ago says he stands by the suspect and insists she’s been “falsely accused.” Michael Warren, 65, told ABC News’ “20/20” in an exclusive interview that his 54-year-old second wife, Sheila Keen Warren, is innocent in the...

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Race and Violent Crime

Police Van Observation Half (51 percent) of violent victimizations from 2012 to 2015 were intraracial. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Interviewed multiple times by every national news outlet. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the Department of Justice’s clearinghouse. Former Director of Information […]

Police Van Observation Half (51 percent) of violent victimizations from 2012 to 2015 were intraracial. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Interviewed multiple times by every national news outlet. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the Department of Justice’s clearinghouse. Former Director of Information […]

from https://www.crimeinamerica.net

Race and Hispanic Origin of Victims and Offenders, 2012-15

(Publication) Presents estimates of violent victimization (rape or sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault) by the race and Hispanic origin of victims and offenders during the 4-year period from 2012 through 2015. 10/19/2017,…

(Publication)
Presents estimates of violent victimization (rape or sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault) by the race and Hispanic origin of victims and offenders during the 4-year period from 2012 through 2015.
10/19/2017, NCJ 250747, Rachel E. Morgan

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Security Flaws in Children’s Smart Watches

The Norwegian Security Council has published a report detailing a series of security and privacy flaws in smart watches marketed to children. Press release. News article. This is the same group that found all those security and privacy vulnerabilities in smart dolls….

The Norwegian Security Council has published a report detailing a series of security and privacy flaws in smart watches marketed to children.

Press release. News article.

This is the same group that found all those security and privacy vulnerabilities in smart dolls.

from https://www.schneier.com/blog/

Criminals Are Killing, Intimidating Witnesses

The drug trade is fueling a surge in killings, and street gangs are silencing those unlucky enough to see who pulled the trigger. A lack of witness cooperation a major reason the arrest rate in Indianapolis criminal homicide cases has sunk to near 35 percent.

Henry Nunn of Indianapolis paid the ultimate price for testifying in court. Nunn, 63, was killed in his home after identifying one of the men who killed his neighbor in 2012. The neighbor had been a police informant in a drug investigation. Nunn’s death is an example of what Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry calls a “significant problem” confronting the criminal justice system in Indianapolis and other cities. The drug trade is fueling a surge in killings, and street gangs are silencing those unlucky enough to see who pulled the trigger, reports the Indianapolis Star.

A lack of witness cooperation is one of the major reasons the arrest rate in Indianapolis criminal homicide cases has sunk to near 35 percent, police officials say. It’s a big part of the reason prosecutors have been forced to dismiss murder charges in at least 20 cases since 2015, a Star investigation of crime records shows. The problem is so acute that half of the people who survive gunshots refuse to answer questions about the shootings. “This is our reality,” Curry said. “They’re scared,” says Deputy Police Chief Chris Bailey. “I can understand why they would be reluctant to come forward. I really do. It’s terrible. It’s terrible for us, it’s terrible for the victims … but I get it.” The city of Indianapolis budgets no local money for witness protection. The only money available for witness protection comes from a $6,000 federal grant, not even enough to cover one night in a cheap motel room in every murder case last year. Other cities do far more. Denver spends at least $5,000 on each of its 47 witness protection cases each year.

from https://thecrimereport.org

Half of Violent Victimizations Are Intra-racial

Slightly over half of U.S. violent victimizations between 2012 and 2015 involved people of the same race, or both were Hispanic, says the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Among black victims, 11 percent of violent incidents were committed by whites; among whites, 15 percent were committed by blacks.

A little over half of violent victimizations in the U.S. from 2012 to 2015 were
intraracial, meaning victims and offenders were the same race or both were of Hispanic origin, the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics reported Thursday. Violent victimization includes rape or sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault and simple assault.

Between 2012 and 2015, U.S. residents experienced 5.8 million violent victimizations each year.

Some 41 percent of violent victimizations during the period involved victims and offenders of different races or Hispanic origin. Among black victims, 63 percent of violent victimizations were committed by black offenders, 11 percent by white
offenders and 7 percent by Hispanic offenders. Among white victims, 57 percent of victimizations were committed by white offenders, 15 percent by black offenders and 11 percent by Hispanic offenders.

Among Hispanic victims, 40 percent of violent victimizations were committed by Hispanic offenders, 20 percent by white offenders and 20 percent by black offenders. The race of the offender or the number of offenders was unknown in 8 percent of cases. The rate of white-on- white violent crime (12.0 per 1,000) was about four times higher than black-on- white violent crime (3.1 per 1,000). The rate of black-on- black crime (16.5 per 1,000) was more than five times higher than white-on- black violent crime (2.8 per 1,000).

The rate of Hispanic-on-Hispanic crime (8.3 per 1,000) was about double the rate of white-on-Hispanic (4.1 per 1,000) and black-on-Hispanic (4.2 per 1,000) violent crime. Offender demographic characteristics are based on the victim’s perceptions.

from https://thecrimereport.org

NRA Criticized for Offering ‘Murder Insurance’

The National Rifle Association is offering insurance for people who shoot someone. Gun-control advocates say the offer could lead to more violence and give gun owners a false sense of security to shoot first and ask questions later.

The National Rifle Association is offering insurance for people who shoot someone, the Associated Press reports. Gun-control advocates say the offer could lead to more violence and give gun owners a false sense of security to shoot first and ask questions later. Some call “murder insurance,” and say that rather than promoting personal responsibility and protection, it encourages gun owners to take action and not worry about the consequences. They also say it’s being marketed in a way that feeds on the nation’s racial divisions. Guns Down, a gun-control group formed last year, is running an ad campaign to criticize the NRA’s new insurance. “If you look at the way this is marketed, it’s really sold in the context of ‘There’s a threat around every corner, dear mostly-white NRA member,’ and that threat is either a black man or a brown man or some other kind of person of color,” said Guns Down’s Igor Volsky.

The NRA started Carry Guard insurance in the spring. Rates range from $13.95 a month for up to $250,000 in civil protection and $50,000 in criminal defense to a “gold plus” policy that costs $49.95 a month and provides up to $1.5 million in civil protection and $250,000 in criminal defense. The United States Concealed Carry Association has been in the business much longer and provides up to $2 million in civil costs and $250,000 for criminal defense. Carry Guard is more comprehensive and being marketed more aggressively than it has been previously. Guns Down asked the two insurance companies involved with it — Lockton Affinity, which administers it, and Chubb, the underwriter — to drop it. Chubb told the AP that it provides insurance for a wide range of risks and when customers are engaged in “lawful activity,” including hunting, shooting at gun ranges or when a firearm accidentally discharges. It noted that Carry Guard includes training and safety courses.

from https://thecrimereport.org