Archive for December, 2012

11 Dec 2012

$7 Billion Homeland Security Grants Include Wasteful Police Costs: Coburn

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Here’s an article worth a read posted on Thecrimereport.org. These are tough economic times. Congress and the President are looking to cut all the waste they can from the Federal budget. You might agree that they could start here. This article shows the extraordinary waste in the Homeland Security budget. It seems local Police forces […]

11 Dec 2012

One for the stupid criminal files – An NC Gun Blog #DailyDumb

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Interesting article posted on Ncgunblog.com. What happens when a pair of car thieves try to sell a stolen car to a dealership? Two not-so-bright burglars found out when they attempted to trade in the gold Lincoln they’d just lifted for a Mercedes ML-350 SUV. The North Carolina CarMax dealer was a bit smarter than these […]

11 Dec 2012

Hannah Sabata, ‘Chick Bank Robber,’ Arrested For Heist After Posting To YouTube (VIDEO) #dailydumb

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Interesting article posted on Huffingtonpost.com. A robber may have victimized herself. She may have done multiple crimes for the wrongs she felt were done to her. She was young, in debt and there was some government intervention in her life before her crime spree. It might have taken time to get the evidence together, considering […]

11 Dec 2012

Violent crime takes a holiday in New York City

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Here’s an article worth a read posted on Reuters.com. Violent crime is an unfortunate fact of life in America’s big cities. The good news is that the rate is down somewhat in New York City. The amazing news, as you will find out here, is that New York City recently had a day in which […]

10 Dec 2012

Students at UNCC launch online push for better campus security a – WBTV 3 News, Weather, Sports, and Traffic for Charlotte, NC

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Just read this on Wbtv.com. After a sexual assault was reported in a UNC Charlotte academic building, a UNC Charlotte student started a petition to increase security personnel and equipment. The student was unhappy with currently available security measures in place, and believes the campus needs more lighting, cameras, and transportation for students. Despite the […]

10 Dec 2012

University of Massachusetts hiring outside consultant to review dorm security at Amherst campus | GazetteNet.com

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Just read this on Gazettenet.com. Due to an alleged gang rape on the University of Massachusetts, an outside security consultant is coming in. He or she will be helping review both the old security setting and also give ideas for new ones. The independent eyes will serve justice and help make sure everyone on campus […]

10 Dec 2012

Vandals spray-paint ‘Obama 666′ on walls at two religious schools in North Dallas

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Just read this on Crimeblog.dallasnews.com. Police have no suspects yet in the vandalism that took place in North Dallas. Two separate religious schools were spray painted with “Obama 666” by someone who obviously doesn’t like Barrack Obama. One of the schools have already cleaned up the paint while the other school says it may require […]

10 Dec 2012

Study shows Gary ‘underpoliced,’ puts cost of crime at nearly $4,400 per resident

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Check out this blog post on Greenfieldreporter.com. Gary, Indiana is the most under-policed city in the United States. The cost of such a small police force is actually more expensive than having the correct amount of officers. The economic effect of crime in Gary, Indiana is estimated to be $4,400 per residence. A cost effective measure […]