Archive for February, 2013

28 Feb 2013

National ID Card Cons: The Case Against National ID cards

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As we round out another week of debates it is time to look at the national ID card cons and the case against having a national ID card. The primary argument many people make is that they are a false insurance package and more of a surveillance charter than an effective security aid. After all [...]

28 Feb 2013

Biden makes fiery plea for gun control near Newtown

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Check out this blog post on Washingtonpost.com. The article discusses how Vice President Joe Biden makes a fiery plea for gun control near Newtown. Vice President Biden was about twelve miles from the school where a massacre took place and said now is not the time for inaction. He pleaded there is a price to [...]

28 Feb 2013

Chicago Police plan to increase officer overtime to stem violence

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Here’s an article worth a read posted on Chicagotribune.com. The article discusses a plan by the Chicago Police to increase overtime to stem the violence in the city. The department plans to double the number of officers that will be working overtime. The police union is not in favor of the overtime plan. Instead the [...]

28 Feb 2013

States Seek Legal Limits on Law Enforcement Use of Drones

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The article from Pewstates.org discusses how some states are seeking legal limits on law enforcements’ usage of drones. With drones being such a success for military operations, many local law enforcement agencies would like to use drones. Nine law enforcement agencies in six states use drones currently. Nine more have applied to the Federal Aviation [...]

27 Feb 2013

Cyber-criminals are targeting phones and bank info

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Just read this on Cnn.com. The article discusses how cyber-criminals target phones and bank information. With the popularity of smartphones, criminals are really targeting them for the valuable information that is on the phones. The security company McAfee reports the amount of malware on cell phones is 44 times what it was the year before. [...]

27 Feb 2013

Technology Helps Continued Fight to Bring Down American Crime Rates

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The article from The Huffington Post discusses how technology is helping to lower crime in America. Despite what people see on the news, property crime has dropped 25% in the past two decades. Technology is helping with this. Law enforcement can view social media to fight crime. There are also ever improving security systems for [...]

27 Feb 2013

National ID Card Pros And Cons

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I was asked by a very concerned lady about a month ago why an officer stopping her for a traffic violation, wanted the social security number. She said it made her uncomfortable and initially refused to give that information. Fast forward to last week. Same lady reports she was a victim of fraud. Guess what [...]

27 Feb 2013

Literacy poor readers populate state’s prisons

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Here’s an article worth a read posted on Djournal.com. The article discusses how illiterate and poor readers populate the state’s prisons. A major reason that many inmates are currently in prison is because they can not read sufficiently enough to keep and hold a job. A person’s options are limited severely if they can not [...]

27 Feb 2013

How Long Is Too Long To Wait For Crime Stats?

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I just read an article on Crimeanalystblog.net that I thought you should read. The article discusses how long the reporting of crime statistics should take to be available to the general public. The New Jersey State Police will update crime statistics on a weekly basis. Before this, the state officials updates the stats on a [...]

27 Feb 2013

Utah moves to legalize concealed guns without permit

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This article posted on Sltrib.com discusses about Utah trying to legalize concealed guns without a permit. Utah is trying to join a small group of other states that do not require a permit to carry a concealed firearm. Rep. John Mathis introduced the bill, and it closely mirrors a law in Vermont. The bill would [...]