So long as we blame modern slavery on criminals alone, we’ll never tackle the problem | Slavery

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“Modern slavery” is the scourge of our times – a calling card for the prime minister, a priority for the National Crime Agency and an issue that has gained widespread attention from the media, civil society and politicians. But rather than offering a solution to the problem it seeks to name, modern slavery is a misleading way of talking about exploitation that may help create more problems than it solves.

The term, which became popular in the 2000s, refers to severe forms of exploitation where a person is prevented from leaving because of threats, coercion or the risk of

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Judge drops case against former surgeon general over alleged virus restrictions violation

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A judge in Honolulu on Wednesday dismissed charges against Jerome AdamsJerome AdamsSurgeon General Jerome Adams says Biden transition asked him to resign Biden expected to ask surgeon general to resign after inauguration ceremony: report Nebraska governor wrong on immigrant vaccinations MORE for allegedly violating local coronavirus restrictions, the same day he resigned from his position as surgeon general.

Prosecutors submitted a motion to dismiss the violating an emergency order charge against Adams, who pleaded not guilty in November. 

Adams and his aide, Dennis Anderson-Villaluz, allegedly entered Oahu’s Kualoa Regional Park in August to take photos despite all beach parks

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When culprits face punishments, crime rate would eventually fall: PM Imran

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On Thursday, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that when the culprits face punishments for their crimes, the rate would eventually fall in the country. Pakistan’s criminal justice system needed to be reworked as the current setup encouraged crime.

The prime minister, addressing the launching ceremony of Letters of Administration and Succession Certificates, said that  “A civilised society gives a message: Crime does not pay,” he said, stressing the need for reforms in the criminal justice system. Talking about the law ministry’s initiative, he said that through it, the government has eased the work for a common man. “I consider corrections

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Astronaut artifacts on moon — like Apollo landers and Neil Armstrong’s bootprint — now protected by US law

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On December 31, 2020, the One Small Step to Protect Human Heritage in Space Act became law. As far as laws go, it’s pretty benign. It requires companies that are working with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on lunar missions to agree to be bound by otherwise unenforceable guidelines intended to protect American landing sites on the moon. That’s a pretty small pool of affected entities. However, it is also the first law enacted by any nation that recognizes the existence of human heritage in outer space. That’s important because it reaffirms our human commitment to protecting our history
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Michigan City renews contract for cops in schools | Local News

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MICHIGAN CITY — The City Council approved a contract for school resource officers, but with some concerns about how they’re chosen and deployed.

The contract with Michigan City Area Schools dates back to 2018. The new contract calls for the school district to pay the city $100,000 per year, paid three times a year, to cover the cost of providing the two officers during the school year.

Their responsibilities include being visible, active law enforcement figures on campus dealing with law enforcement matters and school code violations, providing a safe environment

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