A new app and website called White Collar Crime Risk Zones (WCCRZ)
shows exactly what neighborhoods are chock full of financial criminals,
how much damage they’re doing and even what they might look like.
data from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, a team of
technologists working with the left-wing magazine New Inquiry created
the open-source tool so that anyone can put a face on the labyrinthian
world of white collar crime hidden in their own home town.
It may not be the face of crime trotted out on the evening news,
but that’s the point. The app reframes the common cultural code for
criminality — typically black, poor and uneducated — around corporations
and neighborhoods that more accurately reflect where crime happens and
who’s committing it. Read more (4/25/17)
In an exclusive interview with the New York Daily News on Sunday, James Harris Jackson, 28, said he wished he’d murdered “a young thug” or a “successful older black man” instead of 66-year-old Timothy Caughman.
Jackson allegedly stabbed Caughman to death with an 18-inch blade on March 20.
“I didn’t know he was elderly,” Jackson, who reportedly chose his victim at random, said. He added that he would have preferred killing “a young thug” or “a successful older black man with blonds … people you see in Midtown. These younger guys that put white girls on the wrong path.”
Jackson traveled by bus from his home in Baltimore to New York City on March 17 with the intention of killing black men in order to deter white women from having interracial relationships with them, per reports.
Police later said that Jackson intended March 20 to be “practice” for a larger attack against black men in Times Square, though the suspect turned himself in to the authorities voluntarily two days later. Read more (3/27/17 12:30 PM)
She went up to a random white person, struck her as she called out she hates white people, and as she was arrested she claimed she did it because ‘the white man is out to get her’.
“There is no evidence either way about what the offender meant or
whether … she holds or promotes an ideology which would explain why
this assault was aimed at this victim. I am not satisfied beyond a
reasonable doubt that this offense was, even in part, motivated by
Clearly, nothing in the attack and what the thug said indicated a motive or ideology.
Translation: Hate crimes against white people are okay.