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Student sexting a ‘growing problem,’ in middle and high schools, leading to legislation, Suffolk District Attorney Dan Conley says

Gintautas Dumcius Sexting – the sending of sexually explicit messages via text message — is a “growing problem” in middle schools and high schools, leading to the need for legislation that could curb it, a top prosecutor said Tuesday. “We see it all the time,” Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said at a press […]

While fighting lawsuit, Facebook introduces new tools to identify ‘revenge porn’

ABA Journal Social media giant Facebook will use technology to automatically stop users from uploading images known to be “revenge porn,” the Washington Post (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/04/05/facebook-takes-new-steps-to-stop-revenge-pornimages-from-spreading/) and CNN (http://money.cnn.com/2017/04/05/technology/facebook-revenge-porn/) reported Wednesday. “Revenge porn” images are nude or sexual photos posted online without the consent of those pictured. View Full Article

Sneed exclusive: Social media factors into crime-fighting plan

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has a wish list to fight crime in Chicago. And deciphering the scourge side of social media is on the list. Sneed is told Foxx sent the list via a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions late last week in hopes of snagging Trump regime resources to combat the […]

34 States Have Changed Laws on Policing in Two Years

Crime and Justice News A new report (http://vera.us8.list-manage.com/track/click? u=6542df2be696ba0ea2f17b66a&id=1edebdc1f3&e=0516672a69)  from the Vera Institute of Justice says there has been a “significant uptick in states’ actions around policing, including clarifying and improving policies around use-of-force and misconduct cases and improving tracking of police operations around the use of body-worn cameras.” Thirty-four states and the District of […]

Why Solving Old Murders Can Help Prevent New Ones

The Crime Report James M. Adcock When “hot” and “cold” cases are handled by the same detectives in a police department, both types of investigations suffer. I wrote recently (https://thecrimereport.org/2017/03/20/getting-away-with-murder-the-nationalcrisis-of-cold-case-homicides/) in The Crime Report that the number of cold-case homicides is rising across the country at the same time as violent crime is increasing —a parallel […]