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Catalonian Minister Crowdfunding Her Extradition

Professor Clara Ponsati was arrested in Scotland on a European Arrest Warrant issued by Spain accusing her of rebellion, i.e., being involved in a violent uprising, and misappropriation of public funds. Professor Ponsati was the Catalan education minister last year … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Bail For Indigent Defendants

Criminal justice reform has recently focused on the fairness of bail. Now, two crowdfunding apps are financing bail for those who can’t afford it. “Appolition, is funded by credit cards when users round up purchases to the nearest dollar and … Continue reading

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Crowdfunder Arrested For Bad Idea

Don’t do this: A 29-year-old Indiana man created a crowdfunding campaign to raise money so he could travel to Montana to be with his 14-year-old “fiancée.” He was arrested and charged with felony sexual abuse of children. GoFundMe told the … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Site To Raise Bail Shuttered

The crowdfunding site JustGiving has shut down the campaign for Creighton basketball star Maurice Watson, Jr. that was started by his mother to help raise the $75,000 bail bond premium (10%) to get Watson out of jail. Watson is being … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Sustaining Pipeline Protest

Crowdfunding is helping to perpetuate the biggest protest no one is following, the fight over the Dakota Access Oil Pipeline in North Dakota. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has now raised over $1 million to pay for food, shelter, waste … Continue reading

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Pirates’ Crowdfunding Shot Down

A bizarre crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe was apparently taken down for alleged fraud. Administrators of KickAss Torrents, a website devoted to permitting fans to illegally copy and download music and movies that was shut down by Homeland Security in July … Continue reading

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What Can’t You Crowdfund?

What can’t you crowdfund? Different funding portals have different terms of service. So, it behooves you to read up first before you post. On Kickstarter, you can’t raise funds for charity or an investment or offer an corn seed with … Continue reading

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