What makes a suicide bomber tick? (Psychologically) Dr Anat Berko who holds a PhD in criminology from Bar-Ilan University, has devoted her life to studying the mind and motivation of suicide bombers.
Despite the fact that Justina Pelletier is still not back with her parents, there has been significant movement in the case, both in the court of public opinion and in the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. As has been reported here previously, Justina Pelletier had been receiving treatment from specialists in mitochondrial disease, […]
It is very widespread for girls to be brutally forced into prostitution well under the age of consent. The New York Times reports that some cities are starting to arrest customers of prostituted women instead of simply arresting the prostitutes and setting the Johns free.A breathtakingly simple adjunct to such a program would be to […]
In Baltimore, Maryland, a citizen filming an arrest was told to stop filming and threatened with arrest. When the citizen explained that he has rights, he was told “You just lost ‘em.” The power to detain, search and arrest citizens can have a powerful effect on the psyche of unstable individuals. Filming an arrest without […]
In German, the word for railroad tracks is “Gleis”. It is an important word to listen for if you need to know which track your train is leaving from. The Norwegian word is “spor”. My father found this particularly interesting when we were catching a train in Norway. “In German” he told me, ‘Spur’ refers […]