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Crowdfunding Helps Cut Rape Kit Backlog

Some of the money raised by the #MeToo movement could go to prosecuting years, sometimes decades, old rape crimes. In Texas, the backlog of untested rape kits was 20,000 in 2011, some going back to the 1980’s. The state passed … Continue reading

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Facebook Bans Initial Coin Offering Ads

The fraud allegations for Initial Coin Offerings have gotten so bad that even Facebook, the platform for Russian electioneering, has decided to ” ban ads on its site for products including coin offerings and cryptocurrencies because they are “frequently associated … 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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Woman Crowdfunds To Prosecute Rapist

Private justice is permitted in the UK. A woman is crowdfunding to prosecute a man who allegedly raped her after the government dropped the case due to “lack of evidence.” Newsweek reports that “In the U.K., complainants can finance private … Continue reading

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EU Determines Crowdfunding Offers A Minimal Terrorist Threat

The European Commission released in July an assessment of the risks of money laundering and terrorist financing for crowdfunding. The report states that the threat from crowdfunding “is based on the anonymity offered by the online presence and the worldwide … Continue reading

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Austin, Texas Crowdfunding To Replace State Grants Due To Immigration Policy

The city of Austin, Texas is crowdfunding to cover costs that the State has unfunded due to Austin’s Sheriff’s position that it will not totally enforce the Trump Administration’s anti-immigrant policies. Governor Greg Abbott has cut $1.5 million in state … Continue reading

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Funding Portal’s Diligence Questioned

Under new Regulation Crowdfunding, a funding portal is required to deny access to its website if it has a “reasonable basis for believing that the issuer or the offering present the potential for fraud.” (A fairly subjective standard that will, … Continue reading

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