Search Results for "crimes" : 48

by / on December 21, 2014 at 2:55 pm / in Cover Story, Current Issue, Domestic, Interview, Media

They Know You’re Reading This

…ern America. Harvey Silverglate, in his book “Three Felonies a Day,” estimates that the average person commits 3 crimes per day due to inevitable legal ignorance. If officials can catch all minor crimes, their whims alone will determine punishment. It is one thing to use secret data collection to thwart terrorists – it is quite different (and much more Orwellian) to use it to stop someone from scalping sports tickets. The president has said on mu…

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by / on February 23, 2015 at 2:03 am / in Campus, Events

Events 02/23-03/01

…Wille was a consultant to the International Commission of Jurists in Geneva. In 2009, she documented alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity with the Al Mezan Center for Human Rights in Gaza. At a London solicitors firm, she subsequently helped bring these cases to UK courts under universal jurisdiction. Wille received her bachelors degree from Harvard University, her graduate diploma in law from City University London, and her LLM in huma…

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by / on December 2, 2007 at 4:51 am / in Content, Cover Story, Issue, National Security, World

American Images

by Illustration by Phyllis Ma In late April 2004, the news that American soldiers had abused detainees at Abu Ghraib prison arrived to the public in a string of shocking photos. The images that exposed the torture of prisoners were brutal and strange—and they were memorable, resistant to amnesia. On May 24, President Bush made a somber address about the news. He called the abuse “disgraceful conduct by a few American troops, who dish…

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by / on August 28, 2012 at 7:10 pm / in Africa, Opinion, World, World

The Invisible Facts

…ropaganda. Joseph Kony is, of course, a war criminal justly indicted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Indeed, stopping war criminals while saving children is a noble cause few would oppose. Yet when Kony 2012 aired in Uganda, it caused a flood of spontaneous protests. Various NGOs, with the exception of Invisible Children, reacted with similar anger. Kony 2012 is a phenomenon that merits a closer loo…

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by / on March 18, 2010 at 7:14 am / in Content, Domestic, Issue, Judicial

Giving Up the Gun

by Illustration by Leslie Koyama On the morning of March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan waved to the crowd as he departs a speaking event at a Washington D.C. hotel. Grinning characteristically, he holds out his hands to greet cries of “President Reagan!” with his benediction. John Hinckley, then, attempts to impress his idol Jodie Foster by firing six bullets at Reagan at point-blank range, and the statuesque figure of the Preside…

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by / on March 17, 2012 at 10:42 am / in Domestic, Immigration, Judicial

The Race to Hate

…ing slightly lesser offenses, like minor drug or property offenses. Level 3 offenders have committed misdemeanor crimes, civil crimes, and traffic infractions. Another important aspect of 287(g) is that federal authorities at US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agree to train local law enforcement at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center using federal funds. What makes 287(g) unique from S.B. 1070 and other state- sponsored legislation i…

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by / on August 2, 2012 at 11:44 am / in Opinion, World

No Longer a Family Affair

…passe in Syria, some have written in support of a measure to prohibit the UNSC from blocking action dealing with crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide. I have been hesitant to label the situation in Syria as a civil war, but over time it has become clear that this is indeed the case when the military shoots at its citizens in a systemized manner, as opposed to the non-violent track initially taken by the Egyptian and Tunisian armies….

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by / on June 6, 2012 at 6:33 pm / in Opinion, World

Solutions for Darfur: Can We Diverge Politics from Justice?

by photo from Wikimedia Commons “Establishing a link between a judicial entity and a political entity…is a condition that does not ensure justice. Legal experts have always spoken of the independence of the judiciary…this is a fact that any first-year law student should know.” Such were the comments of Sudanese Ambassador Daff-Alla Elhag Ali Osman meant to discredit the work of the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) prosecutor…

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by / on February 16, 2014 at 4:41 pm / in Africa, Blast from the Past, Culture, Uncategorized, World

Made in the U.S.A

by In 1948, the Kinsey Report was published in the United States, bringing homosexuality into the popular American lexicon and allowing the concerns of homosexuals to become a publicly addressed issue.  From this point on, the country has been inching in the direction of recognizing homosexuals as equal in all respects to other American citizens. In November 2010, for example, Congress repealed the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, which h…

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by / on February 22, 2014 at 6:59 pm / in Middle East, Web Columnists, World, Zubair Akram

Afghanistan’s Terrible Trajectory

by Karzai (WikiCommons) Much discussion has surrounded the (anticipated) full withdrawal of American troops  from Afghanistan by end of this year. As a staunch critic of the war’s operations and foreign policy objectives, I was beyond happy upon news of what would be the end of this long-fought conflict. Yet, despite my initial excitement, far-ranging issues—such as the still looming and persistent threat from Al-Qaeda, the Af-Pak deb…

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