Times of India: Gang uses Google Maps to identify, loot 11 temples in Karnataka

Times of India: Gang uses Google Maps to identify, loot 11 temples in Karnataka. “A five-member gang targeted 11 temples in the deserted areas of Mysuru and Chamarajanagar districts and took away valuables worth Rs 2.9 lakh in the past five months. Their biggest accomplice in the heists was Google maps.”

PR Newswire: Nationally-recognized Attorney Launches Comprehensive Database of Clergy Accused of Sexual Misconduct in the Diocese of Scranton (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: Nationally-recognized Attorney Launches Comprehensive Database of Clergy Accused of Sexual Misconduct in the Diocese of Scranton (PRESS RELEASE). “Adam Horowitz, a nationally-recognized advocate for survivors of clergy sexual abuse, announces the launch of a new database of clergy and lay employees accused of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Scranton. The database, which includes 79 priests, 1 nun, and 5 lay employees as of today, is believed to be the most comprehensive list of accused offenders available. For the benefit of survivors and journalists alike, Horowitz and his team have painstakingly prepared individual profiles on dozens of accused offenders to consolidate available information about their backgrounds, alleged crimes, and, in the case of offenders who are still alive, their current locations.”

Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Database prompted by Herald-Tribune reporting soon to go online

Herald-Tribune: Database prompted by Herald-Tribune reporting soon to go online. “The prototype of a first-of–its-kind database that could help Floridians track where crimes occur and how justice is meted out in counties across the state is expected to go public in coming weeks, officials said Tuesday. But plenty of hurdles still must be overcome by officials looking to enhance this initial Florida Department of Law Enforcement database, which was ordered by lawmakers last year after reporting by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune exposed rampant racial disparities in sentencing across the state.”

Looters Beware: The British Museum Is Leading an International Task Force Fighting the Illicit Trade in Egyptian Antiquities (Artnet)

Artnet: Looters Beware: The British Museum Is Leading an International Task Force Fighting the Illicit Trade in Egyptian Antiquities. “Using their expert knowledge of archaeology, a sophisticated new database, and plenty of detective work, the dedicated team at the British Museum is working closely with colleagues in Cairo and Khartoum to identify problematic objects and expose fictitious provenances. They are also looking for works currently on offer at auction houses, galleries, and on websites such as eBay set off alarm bells. If there is evidence that could lead to an object’s recovery and repatriation, the British Museum reports the information to law enforcement agencies, including Scotland Yard and US Customs.”

Bangor Daily News: Social media ‘witnesses’ to crime raise unusual questions for legal system

Bangor Daily News: Social media ‘witnesses’ to crime raise unusual questions for legal system. “The case against a white police officer who pummeled a black motorist after a traffic stop in this Cleveland suburb – a confrontation caught on cellphone video that went viral on social media – has gained new life because of a citizens’ petition with a distinctly 21st century argument.”