CRIMES - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CRIMES News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Let Israel wage war without U.S. aid http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309755-82/war-aid-israel-complicit.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309755-82/war-aid-israel-complicit.html.csp">Letter: Let Israel wage war without U.S. aid</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T16:36:02.652-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 04:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu has rejected Secretary of State John Kerry’s peace-making efforts as unwanted and unwelcome, as he is free to do. Israel has been provoked and has a right to defend itself and retaliate, but a long-established principle of “just war” is proportionality. Inflicting casualties at a rate of 100 for one grossly fails to meet this standard and amounts to reprisal against an entire population. Our military aid makes us complicit in what, by any objective standard, are...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58309755@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:36:02 MDT Sentencing panel to weigh economic crime penalties http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58298439-79/sentencing-guidelines-commission-drug.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58298439-79/sentencing-guidelines-commission-drug.html.csp">Sentencing panel to weigh economic crime penalties</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ERIC TUCKER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T18:00:02.755-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 06:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The federal panel that sets sentencing policy announced Thursday that it plans in the coming year to consider changes to sentencing guidelines for some white-collar crimes. The U.S. Sentencing Commission, which earlier this year reduced guideline ranges for nonviolent drug crimes, unanimously approved its latest set of priorities. The top priority will be working with Congress on reducing the scope of mandatory minimum penalties, but another goal will be measuring the fairness of se...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582984392014-08-14T18:00:02.755-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T18:00:02.755-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58298439@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:00:02 MDT Letter: U.S. torture history goes unpunished http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58293068-82/crimes-torture-obama-war.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58293068-82/crimes-torture-obama-war.html.csp">Letter: U.S. torture history goes unpunished</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T16:12:02.224-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 04:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Few Americans appear to care that their current president and the four presidents preceding him all seemingly violated international war crimes and human rights law as well as the U.S. Constitution in pursuing foreign policy goals. Regardless, one must still appreciate the fact that David R. Irvine (“Obama burying the truth about ‘we tortured some folks,’” August 10) continues to “fight the good fight” by pointing out President Obama’s efforts to minimize CIA torture crimes committed in the nam...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58293068@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:12:02 MDT Sentencing changes sought for business crimes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58293289-79/sentencing-changes-commission-business.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58293289-79/sentencing-changes-commission-business.html.csp">Sentencing changes sought for business crimes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ERIC TUCKER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T14:10:17.873-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 02:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The federal panel that sets sentencing policy eased penalties this year for potentially tens of thousands of drug prisoners. Now defense lawyers hope white-collar criminals could be next in line to benefit. The U.S. Sentencing Commission will vote Thursday on priorities for the coming year. Lawyers who have long pushed for changes to the economic crime guidelines say a window to act opened once the commission cleared a major priority from its agenda by cutting sentencing guideline r...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582932892014-08-13T14:10:17.873-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-13T14:10:17.873-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58293289@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:10:17 MDT Washington Post: A minimum of justice http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58224059-82/drug-minimum-prisoners-sentences.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58224059-82/drug-minimum-prisoners-sentences.html.csp">Washington Post: A minimum of justice</a></h4>