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Criminal Justice News this Week (week of 11-18-19)

Criminal Justice News this Week (week of 11-18-19)

Sweden Drops Rape Investigation Against Julian Assange.  "Swedish prosecutors on Tuesday said they are dropping a rape investigation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who could face extradition to the United States for his involvement in exposing alleged war crimes committed by the United States in Iraq and Afghanistan."

Judge Rules FBI Cannot Hide Use of Social Media Surveillance Tools.  "The FBI cannot hide whether it uses powerful surveillance tools to monitor the social-media activity of millions of Americans and noncitizens, a federal judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge Edward Chen rejected the government’s argument that acknowledging such surveillance capabilities, or the lack thereof, could reveal sensitive law enforcement techniques that would help criminals evade justice."

Martin Shkreli’s Appeal Is Rebuffed by Supreme Court.  “The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Martin Shkreli’s appeal of his 2017 conviction on fraud charges, leaving the former drug-company executive who became known as the ‘Pharma Bro’ in prison.”

Jeffrey Epstein Suicide: Two Jail Workers Expected to Be Charged.  “The charges are related to their failure to check on him."

The Language Of Cybercrime.  “Scammers are always looking for more effective words. Most Americans have learned to be on their guard, and they're likely to suspect an overly aggressive phishing phone call from a fake credit card customer service agent speaking accented English.”

The Repurposing of the American Jail.  “Jails and prisons are becoming substance-abuse treatment facilities—even for those who haven’t been accused of a crime."


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