An insider is a member of any group of people of limited number and generally restricted access. The term is used in the context of secret, privileged, hidden or otherwise esoteric information or knowledge: an insider is a "member of the gang" hence knows things outsiders don't, including insider jargon.

In our complicated and information-rich world, the concept of insider knowledge is popular and pervasive, as a source of direct and useful guidance. In a given situation, an insider is contrasted with an outside expert: the expert can provide an in-depth theoretical analysis that should lead to a practical opinion, while an insider has firsthand, material knowledge. Insider information may be thought of as more accurate and valuable than expert opinion.


There are many popular cultural roles ascribed to the insider.

In criminal and social justice, whistle-blowing and leaks are seen as (often heroic) efforts of individual insiders to right wrongs by making secret information public, usually in David and Goliath situations (e.g. by revealing transgressions of governments, large corporations or other powerful organizations). When whistle-blowers are cultivated by outside forces, they are known as informants and informers.

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Convicted cop Derek Chauvin held in solitary over fears for his safety

Pioneer Press 22 Apr 2021
Even then, he will be kept away from all other prisoners and remain under the watch of prison guards inside the unit. Though prison officials say Chauvin is being isolated for his own safety, prisoners are often sent to the wing, known as the Administrative Control Unit, as a punishment....

Washington rolls out welcome mat for African-American museum

CBS News 22 Apr 2021
... the African-American experience in the United States....

Michael Lang, suspect in Grundy Center killing of Sgt. Jim Smith, in jail with two ...

The Hawk Eye 22 Apr 2021
Show Caption. Hide Caption. Iowa State Patrol Sgt. Jim Smith 'died a hero' in Grundy Center standoff ... Joseph Cress, Des Moines Register ... Smith, a 27-year veteran of the Iowa State Patrol, was among an "entry team" consisting of four Iowa State Patrol troopers and a Hardin County sheriff's K-9 unit who attempted to arrest Lang inside the home ... ► More....

BC-roxborough immed 04-22

Standard-Speaker 22 Apr 2021
If you wanted to wager on the favored Mets, you would put up $125 to win back $100, or if you wanted to wager on the underdog Cubs, you would put up $100 to win back $115 (use $100 as the base unit) ... The number inside the bracket is the over/under run total for the game....

Landlord sues NYPD to fumigate NYC apartment where body decomposed for weeks

New York Post 21 Apr 2021
The owners of the West 72nd Street unit filed the suit against the NYPD in Manhattan Supreme Court on Monday. They say the studio was first sealed off by cops on April 15, when the 80-year-old tenant’s remains were discovered inside by a building manager ... The tenant had been living in a rent-stabilized unit for over a decade....

Zionist Forces Storm Palestinian Prisoner Cells in Ofer

Kayhan 21 Apr 2021
WEST BANK (Dispatches) – A Zionist special unit has morning stormed Palestinian cells in Ofer military prison, where dozens of Hamas members are being detained, and carried out an inspection drill amid rising tension in the Zionist regime’s jails....

Riverdale denies mobile home park rezone request, sought for redevelopment plan

Ogden Standard-Examiner 21 Apr 2021
Lesley's Mobile Home Park, home to about 55 units on a parcel measuring 4.6 acres, is located at 671 W ... He put forward a 120-unit apartment complex in Boise, Idaho, as a model for the possible Riverdale development ... Efforts to move in newer mobile home units to upgrade conditions inside, he also noted, are hampered by relatively small lot sizes....

Majority believe no united Ireland within next 10 years - poll

RTE 21 Apr 2021
A majority of people in the Republic do not believe there will be a united Ireland inside the European Union within the next ten years, according to a Red C poll published today ... Scepticism that there will be a united Ireland inside the EU within ten years is proving to be a ......

Fake COVID-19 vaccines have been discovered by Pfizer in Mexico and Poland

Business Insider 21 Apr 2021
Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories ... Pfizer did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment ... No fake shots have been discovered in the United States, according to the Department of Homeland Security ... PR pitches by email only, please.Read the original article on Business Insider....

Borussia Dortmund lining up move for 23-year-old French striker

Sportslens 21 Apr 2021
Borussia Dortmund are looking to sign Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard this summer, according to Football Insider ... West Ham United have seemed like the most likely destination, while Arsenal and Leicester City have also been rumoured. Football Insider are claiming that Borussia Dortmund are ready to join the chase for Edouard this summer....

Law enforcement, cab driver testify in death penalty trial

The Norman Transcript 21 Apr 2021
According to a Norman police affidavit, officers found Young on April 24, 2018, dead inside her Emerald Greens Apartments residence ... He also looked for any possible weapons inside the apartment ... Officer Ashlie Livingston testified that she arrived shortly after Antwine and went inside to check on Young and the apartment unit....

Derek Chauvin is being held in Minnesota's most secure prison unit and away from the general population

The Times of India 21 Apr 2021
The spokesperson said Chauvin being held alone in a single cell in the unit for his own safety ... George Floyd, a spokesperson from Minnesota's Department of Corrections told Insider....

Woodward to depart after final disastrous act in reign of error

Irish Independent 21 Apr 2021
Ed Woodward, Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman, has confirmed he is resigning as plans for a breakaway European Super League suffered a sudden collapse last night ... Despite a disastrous 48 hours for the breakaway project and for the club’s ownership, United insiders insist the situation remains “amicable”....

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