Archive for February, 2013

06 Feb 2013

Hard to Put Red-Light Violations Under a Lens

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This article from Online.wsj.com discusses red light cameras and its impact on traffic accidents. Police departments in over 500 cities use red light cameras and the outcomes vary greatly. Usually there are signs at intersections where the cameras are located. This should deter people from running red lights. But in many cities, there are an […]

06 Feb 2013

Gun Shop Owner Says Man’s Theft of Tactical Knives “Was Just Stupid” #dailydumb

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Here’s an article worth a read posted on Nbcmiami.com. A man in Florida was caught on security cameras pocketing four tactical knives valued at $2,000 on Wednesday night. The shoplifting took place around 5:30 at National Armory in Pompano Beach, located close to I-95 and Atlantic Boulevard. The man, who weighed about 400 pounds, is […]

06 Feb 2013

Criminal Goes to Raid a Flat Wearing Electronic Tag #dailydumb

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Check out this blog post on Thedumbnews.com. A career criminal was busted by authorities in Britain by an anti-crime tag recording his movements. The man, Richard Almaraoui, was apprehended by police after breaking into a student?s apartment and stealing a laptop in Norwich. G4S tracked his movements through the electronic ankle tag, showing that he […]

05 Feb 2013

Hyping fear for profit in an era of declining crime

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Check out this blog post on Gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com. When the crime rate is down, then simply, less crime is being reported and the neighborhood isn’t necessarily any safer, says the media. Apparently, nobody cares to hear of any good news, so for the media to retain their readers, viewers, browsers and such, they must accentuate the […]

05 Feb 2013

Security cameras help catch burglars in Mountlake Terrace

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Interesting article posted on Kirotv.com. Two burglars were caught in Mountlake Terrace Wednesday. The two hoodlums were attempting to steal wiring from a construction site, but they were caught on camera and tracked down by a canine unit after the police were alerted by a silent alarm. It’s believed that burglars stole over $10,000 in […]

05 Feb 2013

Gun shop owners reacting to ammunition shortages

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Here’s an article worth a read posted on Stltoday.com. The citizens of the United States have long, been attached to their second amendment right to keep and bear arms, yet in December, the tragedy that hit Sandy Hook Elementary School, has prompted gun control activists and President Obama to talks of more restrictive measures, when […]

04 Feb 2013

NRA Armed School Security Guards-Practical or Not?

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Following the Sandy Hook murders, the NRA proposed placing armed school security guards in every school to prevent another such mass murder. Proponents of the measure stated that having someone in the school that is trained and armed provides an immediate response to an active shooter in the critical first seconds, rather than having to […]

04 Feb 2013

City sued over possible use of new heat scanners to detect guns

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Interesting article posted on Nydailynews.com. The NYPD is testing a new technology that let’s you scan a suspect for possible weaponry such as knives, guns, and other metal objects without subduing a suspect with excessive force. But while it hasn’t yet been in use on the streets, many are already giving this new device negative […]