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Mexico City’s Subway Gangs

It’s Saturday morning in a Mexico City subway station, and the members of the Panamiur gang are headed to a party. Their leader, Cidel, is wearing huge sunglasses, a fauxhawk slathered in hair gel, cargo pants, and a T-shirt with a giant 2 and 6 airbrushed across it—a reference to November 26, 2010, the date the Panamiurs were founded. Vice reports.

Florida Braces for Riots

Florida is bracing for possible riots in the wake of the acquittal of George Zimmerman. Sanford, Florida, is ground zero as the site of the trial and the focal point for law enforcement officers on the lookout for outside agitators trying to foment riots.

The Long, Long Arm of the Law

How easy is it to break a law? Pretty easy when you consider there are 4,500 different federal offenses on the books. On top of that, each state has its own separate criminal code. Texas, for instance, has 1,700 more offenses on the books, including 11 different felonies relating to the harvesting of oysters!

Instead of adding new laws, maybe it’s time the politicians cleaned up the books and streamlined our antiquated criminal justice system. Marc A. Levin, from the Texas Public Policy Foundation, joins Instapundit Glenn Reynolds to discuss proposed reforms now on the table. Find out about an initiative that has support from individuals across the political spectrum. H/T PJTV

Flap Raised Over Skulls

Do criminals look different than everyone else?

Cesare Lombroso

That’s what Italian criminologist Cesare Lombroso believed. He collected more than 400 skulls of 19th century criminals seeking to prove his theories that physiognomy shaped one’s tendencies to commit crimes or indulge in deviant behavior.  The skulls and related artifacts — including Lombroso’s full skeleton — are on display at the Museum of Criminal Anthropology in Turin, Italy. But descendants of the criminals are crying foul, saying the exhibit should be closed and their relatives’ skulls returned for proper burial.

Argentina Descends into Chaos

Rocked by high unemployment, double-digit inflation and a shrinking economy, Argentina is now teetering on the brink of mass unrest, as waves of looting are occurring around the nation. This follows the largest union strike of the past five years that effectively closed down Buenos Aires for a 24-hour period. Opposition has grown to the rule of Cristina Kirchner as the government has been unable to control the crime or straighten out the economic mess. H/T Moonbattery



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