Archive for January, 2013

15 Jan 2013

Become a Crime-Fighting Superhero in Your Spare Time

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Check out this blog post on Wired.com. Social networking sites might be an increasing partner in crime prevention. Some online sites focus more on a few themes instead of a broad expanse of topics and games. This focus may be attracting people who aren’t interested in networking for recreation. There be a focus on areas […]

14 Jan 2013

Flipping the bird at a cop doesn’t warrant arrest

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I just read an article on Usnews.nbcnews.com that I thought you should read. A federal appeals court ruled that a New York man arrested for flipping off a police officer can sue for malicious prosecution. The man and his wife were driving past a police officer using a radar detector when the man decided to […]

14 Jan 2013

Cartoon heroes present crooked view of crime

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Here’s an article worth a read posted on Usatoday.com. The article asks the question if cartoon heroes are harmful for kids because often times the police are not very smart and the crooks are irredeemable. A Criminal Justice Review study looked at several different cartoon shows from the 90’s until recently and the majority of […]

14 Jan 2013

Do armed guards really make schools safer?

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Interesting article posted on Capitolweekly.net. Increasing violence in schools can prompt safety measures that may not work. There may be recommendations from officials for extra reinforcements to the ones already in place. It may not be a financial, sustainable approach. It could even do damage, being too much after the fact. There may be ways […]

14 Jan 2013

I Was a Suspected School Shooter

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Check out this article on Vice.com. The school shooting in Newtown last month shocked many. but what effect did it have on others who had been considered capable of such an act? Gina Tron grew up in a small, poor town in Vermont. With a morbid sense of humor, strange dress sense, and poor social […]

14 Jan 2013

School Safety Security Plan Review Checklist: What Would You Do If 911 Failed?

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As part of our school safety security plan review checklist I want to take you back to an incident from the summer of 2012 when Murphy’s Law struck and 911 failed and ask you what would you do? On June 29, 2012, a derecho, a thunderstorm similar to a hurricane making landfall, struck Northern Virginia. […]

14 Jan 2013

Gun buyback: Will it make a difference?

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Check out this article on Seattletimes.com.  The article discusses the controversial gun buy back program in Seattle, King County and whether or not the program will work or not. The program starts on January 26 and the program offers one hundred dollars for shotguns, rifles, and pistols. The buy back program offers two hundred dollars […]

14 Jan 2013

Is this Britain’s most stupid criminal? #dailydumb

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Check out this blog post on Worldduh.com. Richard Almaraoui clearly didn’t think about his electronic tag, which records all his movements, when he robbed a flat and stole a students computer. The police were easily able to track Almaraoui down and make an arrest after all his movements were recorded. Almaraoui claimed a drug problem […]