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Money Laundering: History, Regulations, and Techniques

"A gangster can illegally sell alcoholic beverages and then put the money into the cash register of a laundry, claiming falsely that the money is coming from a legal activity. In the Watergate scandal large amount of cash was deposited in Mexican banks, which was later transferred back to the United States, thus hiding the origin of the money and the identity of the donors funding the Republican campaign..." – By Benjámin Villányi

Race and Police Misconduct Cases

"While incidents that result in death are most often given intense media coverage and scrutiny, they have also sparked larger conversations around systemic racism, police use and abuse of discretion, and coercive authority broadly speaking. Public demonstrations, advocacy campaigns, and political platforms have all centered on policing, including the appropriate use of police services and governmental funding more generally. ..." – By Andrea M. Headley and Kwan-Lamar Blount-Hill

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