Archive for January, 2013

31 Jan 2013

Jewelry Burglary Failure

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Sometimes you’ve gotta love a dumb criminal (so long as they are of the non-violent kind). Just check out these brilliant pair of muppets. Not for them a life of luxury and getting what they want. Oh no siree! No these guys were content on getting their jewelry burglary 100% wrong. Take a look at [...]

31 Jan 2013

Thief loses iPhone to 2nd thief, calls police and gets arrested #dailydumb

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Just read this on Blog Digitaltrends.com. IPhone theft is on the rise in urban areas. Recently, in Brooklyn, NY, a young girl had her i phone stolen and she reported it to the Police. Meanwhile, one of the boys who stole it, tried to sell it to a man on the street. The man then [...]

31 Jan 2013

Police chiefs, sheriffs divided over gun control measures

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I just read an article on Usnews.nbcnews.com that I thought you should read. Since the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, gun control is a hot topic. President Obama wanted police chiefs and sherriffs to come together to discuss this and work together to come up with a solution. These two groups can’t agree on what [...]

31 Jan 2013

Homeland Security training TSA workers to save themselves in shooting

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Here’s an article worth a read posted on Communities.washingtontimes.com. TSA screeners are being trained to react to a shooting situation in airports. This training is being provided in order to better ensure that TSA agents can properly react if a mass shooting were to occur at an airport. The training, however, is focused on “saving [...]

31 Jan 2013

Police Have Done More Than Prisons to Cut Crime

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Interesting article posted on Nytimes.com. American prison populations have doubled in the past two decades, but New York City has managed to shrink it’s prison population. New York City is also the safest big city in the United States, and it has accomplished this goal without locking up more criminals. New York City has found [...]

31 Jan 2013

Marijuana-Seeking Mom Charged in Sons’ Deaths #dailydumb

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Check out this blog post on Findlaw.com. Dalawna Berran-Lett is charged with the death of her two sons, apparently she locked them in the house after she lost her sack of “pot”. The boys turned on the stove a grease fire started and the house went up in flames. Berran says she didn’t want to [...]

31 Jan 2013

Stupid Criminals Oakland Raider Edition #dailydumb

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Here’s an article worth a read posted on 929nin.com. Linebacker Rolando McClain was arrested in Decatur, TN for apparently signing a ticket that said “f***ya all”. Rolando gave the police the wrong name after getting pulled over for a tint window violation. He was released after posting bail of $1,000.00. The cop said the whole [...]

30 Jan 2013

Did You See How She Was Dressed? Theories Of Victimology Discussed

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It’s all her fault; look how she dressed. It’s all his fault; listen to how he bullied me. It’s all their fault; they should go back to their own country. Heard these before? How do we as a society begin to approach criminal victimization? Yes, you can walk on well-lit streets, lock your doors, and [...]

30 Jan 2013

Biden begins gun campaign, focusing on call for universal background checks

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Just read this on Washingtonpost.com. Vice President Joe Biden has called for universal background checks for people who are buying guns. He is also trying to mobilize the American people behind him. Giving speeches and attending round-table discussions are some of the ways he is trying to influence citizens to support broader gun control measures. [...]

30 Jan 2013

Lone Star College officials grateful that shooting did not escalate

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I just read an article on Latimes.com that I thought you should read. A shooting on Lone Star College’s North Harris campus resulted in three injuries but did not lead to a mass shooting. One man has been charged with aggravated assault and the three victims are hospitalized. Guns are not allowed on campus so [...]