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Let victims of crime track case online, says thinktank

Let victims of crime track case online, says thinktank

IPPR report calls for details on the progress of cases to be published to bolster public confidence in criminal justice system

TrackMyCrime, a pioneering website set up by Avon and Somerset police, was singled out for praise by the Institute for Public Policy Research. Photograph: Rob Wilkinson/Alamy

Victims of crime in England and Wales should be able to track their case online from the moment it is reported to the point when justice is served, a thinktank has said.

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Wisconsin recall highlights elections in 6 states

Posted June 5th, 2012 by Mattfree88
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Wisconsin recall highlights elections in 6 states

The gubernatorial recall vote in Wisconsin highlights Tuesday’s elections. Five other states are conducting presidential primaries, although Republican Mitt Romney and Democrat Barack Obama already have collected enough delegates to win their parties’ nominations. Those races and other highlights of voting:

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Wisconsin Recall 2012: Scott Walker, Tom Barrett Face Off

Posted June 5th, 2012 by Mattfree88
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Wisconsin Recall 2012: Scott Walker, Tom Barrett Face Off In Contest Over A Year In The Making

By SCOTT BAUER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

MADISON, Wis. — Following a brief but bruising campaign, both sides of the recall election targeting Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are prepared for a razor-thin margin Tuesday as the Republican tries to become the first U.S. governor to successfully fend off a recall effort.

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How much do we really hate the TSA?

Posted June 2nd, 2012 by Mattfree88
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How much do we really hate the TSA?

Editor's note: The Traveler's Psyche is a five-week series focusing on travel scenarios that stir emotion. We're starting with frustration and will wind up on a happy note in June. Next week, we'll look at relationships forged on the road.

(CNN) -- It's the kind of thing that seems to happen every day to innocent grandmas, teens and toddlers when they pass through the airport: Savannah Barry, a 16-year-old Type 1 diabetic, uses an insulin pump that can malfunction when exposed to technology used in airport screenings.

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When the Government Comes Knocking, Who Has Your Back?

When the Government Comes Knocking, Who Has Your Back?

EFF Charts the Privacy and Transparency Practices of the Internet's Biggest Companies

For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 31, 2012

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The Flame of Oppression

Posted May 26th, 2012 by Mattfree88
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The Flame of Oppression

Near nightfall, toward the end of our play session and almost without my notice, a car slowly pulled into the lot and stopped in a spot away from us. I do not remember giving the car or its driver a second glance; we continued as before.

Oh, sure, I occasionally caught the smell of something odd, but I thought it would soon pass. Then, on the periphery of my vision, I spotted a glimpse of a flame as it burned bright, emanated some smoke, and then dulled into a mellowed orange. I reacted. Why?

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Decriminalize the Average Man

Posted May 26th, 2012 by Mattfree88
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Decriminalize the Average Man

If you reside in America and it is dinnertime, you have almost certainly broken the law. In his book Three Felonies a Day, civil-liberties lawyer Harvey Silverglate estimates that the average person unknowingly breaks at least three federal criminal laws every day. This toll does not count an avalanche of other laws — for example misdemeanors or civil violations such as disobeying a civil contempt order — all of which confront average people at every turn.

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Ron Paul Storms To Victory In Minnesota Delegate Race

Posted May 21st, 2012 by Mattfree88
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Ron Paul Storms To Victory In Minnesota Delegate Race

Supporters take full control of GOP in North Star State

Presidential candidate Ron Paul swept the board at the Minnesota State convention this past weekend, winning 12 of the 13 delegates to the Republican National Convention and effectively taking complete control of the party in the state.

Congressman Paul would have won all of the open delegate slots, for the fact that the 13th went to former presidential candidate and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, only after a Paul supporter withdrew his name from the ballot.

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How to Stop Giving Terrible Advice

How to Stop Giving Terrible Advice

Recognizing when you're delivering bad advice is half the battle. While you may believe that your advice is sound and that the recipient should follow it, not all advice is applicable to every person and in every situation. Before you start to pontificate on why your best friend should dump her husband/lose weight/raise the kids differently/choose a different college major and so forth, carefully consider what you're saying and how your opinion could impact on another person’s life.

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A Report From Obama’s “Humane” Drug War:

A Report From Obama’s “Humane” Drug War: “My son screamed for his mother for what seemed like an eternity”

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