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Insurers ‘funding organised crime’ by paying ransomware claims

Insurers ‘funding organised crime’ by paying ransomware claims

Insurers are inadvertently funding organised crime by paying out claims from companies who have paid ransoms to regain access to data and systems after a hacking attack, Britain’s former top cybersecurity official has warned. Ciaran Martin, who ran the National Cyber Security Centre until last 

This Brutal Maui Assault Prompts Hate Crime Charges — 7 Years Later

This Brutal Maui Assault Prompts Hate Crime Charges — 7 Years Later

In 2013, Chris Kunzelman and his wife bought a house in Maui’s remote Kahakuloa village despite being warned that neighborhood residents “do not like white people.” Every time a non-Native Hawaiian had tried to view the house, Hawaiian residents from the deeply rooted village of 

Walters: Will reducing crime penalties reduce California crime?

Walters: Will reducing crime penalties reduce California crime?

California is conducting an immense sociological experiment, testing whether reducing prison time for criminal acts will, in the long run, mean less crime. Over the last decade, politicians and voters have lowered penalties for dozens of serious and minor crimes, reduced state prison populations by 

Shining a light on sexually exploited women and girls forced into crime

Shining a light on sexually exploited women and girls forced into crime

A 2017 criminal case in Canada, to take one example from the report, involved an 18-year-old woman defendant was charged with the forced prostitution of two female minors, aged 14 and 16. She had instructed one of them on how to dress, and what to 

Is there hope for New Orleans youth with the rising crime rate in the city?

Is there hope for New Orleans youth with the rising crime rate in the city?

NEW ORLEANS — The family of Ja’mere Alfred laid him to rest this past weekend. The 14-year-old died a few weeks ago on Christmas day. He was shot at a Walgreen’s parking lot while running an errand.  Ja’mere was a member of the Roots of 

China Is Making Support for Democracy a Crime in Hong Kong

China Is Making Support for Democracy a Crime in Hong Kong

Since the imposition of the National Security Law, most of Hong Kong’s prominent democratic activists have either been arrested or gone into exile. That includes Joshua Wong, who was sent to prison in December on charges of illegal assembly, and Nathan Law, who left Hong Kong soon after the law 

SC businesses want COVID-19 liability protection, hate crime law and more rural broadband

SC businesses want COVID-19 liability protection, hate crime law and more rural broadband

COLUMBIA, SC (WSPA) — According to the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce they hope lawmakers pass COVID-19 liability protection for businesses and a hate crime bill in 2021. They released their ‘competitiveness agenda‘ Monday. The agenda is made up of some of the initiatives they 

Violent crimes up, traffic crimes down: Lincoln Police crime trends in 2020

Violent crimes up, traffic crimes down: Lincoln Police crime trends in 2020

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – 2020 was a year unlike any other, with so many people facing new circumstances. The full effects of these events in unknown, but 10/11 NOW is looking into how it may have affected crime and police activity. The data, pulled from