Wandering Eye: CP mentioned in uprising emails, white-collar prosecutions sink, and more

So what if federal prosecutions of white-collar criminals are at a two-decade low? The Transactional Records Clearinghouse, a tiny nonprofit based in Syracuse, New York, says records released to it under the Freedom of Information Act indicate that federal prosecutions of suite crime (as opposed to street crime) are 37 percent below what they were during the Clinton administration. "The decline in...

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Here are the 7,000 internal emails from the Baltimore Uprising the city just released

The Sun and several other news outlets recently obtained 7,000 internal emails that Baltimore officials either sent or received during the Baltimore Uprising following the death of Freddie Gray in police custody. Initial analysis shows new details about the events that happened back in April, from the mention of "riot" before a brick was ever thrown to a free concert pop star Rihanna wanted to play...

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Wandering Eye: White privilege in Baltimore's music scene, slave labor on Thai fishing boats, and more

Where does your cat food come from? If it's seafood, it could be caught by men enslaved on deep-sea fishing boats from Thailand. The New York Times' Ian Urbina reports on the horrifying conditions of laborers on deep-sea fishing boats, many of whom are undocumented Cambodian or Myanma immigrants who are sold into labor by human traffickers. The workers must labor up to 18 or 20 hours a day in dangerous...

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Wandering Eye: Obama and Jon Stewart, DHS tracks protesters on social media, and more

The Intercept has noticed that social media accounts are public. In an alarming piece, the website reports that the Department of Homeland Security monitors the social media accounts of protesters "even for events expected to be peaceful." Citing documents released by the department for a Freedom of Information request, the website, founded by eBay billionaire Pierre Omidyar to report on national...

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Wandering Eye: Remaining questions about the Sandra Bland case, poor conditions for foreign workers, and more

The funeral for Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old civil rights advocate, was held just outside of Chicago on Saturday. Bland, who was about to start a new job in Texas, was arrested for allegedly assaulting a state trooper, Brian Encinia, during a routine traffic stop when Bland failed to signal a lane change, but Bland's family, friends, and supporters are questioning the legitimacy of that arrest and...

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Happening Sunday: 'Goldblum: The Water Ballet,' My Morning Jacket, and more

-Goldblum: The Water Ballet: What if we told you that there was a production that takes you through the mind of Jeff Goldblum in a spiritual retrospective of his acting career, from ‘Jurassic Park’ to ‘The Fly’ to ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’? What if we told you this production was a water ballet? In a potentially internet-breaking show (someone better put it on YouTube) performance art group Fluid...

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