Archive for February, 2013

22 Feb 2013

Police enlist war tech in crime fight

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The article from Washingtonpost.com discusses how war technology that has been used in Iraq and Afghanistan is now making its way to law enforcement agencies throughout the country. One new system is referred to as geospatial predictive analytics, and it helps track copper thieves. Predictive technology has been around for decades since the Air Force […]

22 Feb 2013

Shouldn’t We Be Able To Ticket Rather Than Arrest For Minor Offenses?

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The article from the Crimeanalystblog.net discuss ticketing for minor offenses rather than arrest. A bill has been proposed by Texas legislatures that will reduce the punishment for several drug and prostitute offenses. The offenses would now be punishable by fines rather than jail time, if the bill becomes law. Removing jail time would save the […]

22 Feb 2013

Hospital Employee Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud and Identity Theft

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The article from the FBI’s website discusses how a hospital employee pleads guilty to tax fraud and identity theft. Tanya Cullens pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud the Internal Revenue Service, wire fraud, theft of government funds, and one count of aggravated identity theft. She faces it least five years in prison. […]

22 Feb 2013

Thr gun pipeline from Indiana to Chicago

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The article from Chicagotribune.com discusses the gun pipeline that leads from Indiana to Chicago. The Chicago police are fighting a wave of illegal guns that are coming in from other areas, especially Indiana. Chicago is suffering from a huge murder rate and gun violence is out of control there. The city has tight gun control […]

22 Feb 2013

Are Iowa Police Departments Armed for Mass Shootings?

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Interesting article posted on Cedarfalls.patch.com. In the wake of the mass school shooting, police departments around the country are examining whether or not their force is armed adequately enough. Law enforcement departments around Iowa vary greatly in the weapons their forces have. Some departments arm their officers with semi automatic rifles. Some departments just have […]

21 Feb 2013

This House Does Not Support Random Drug Testing In Schools

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All this week we’ve been looking at the issue of random drug testing in schools. Is it right to do this to students against their will or do the benefits of stopping a problem before it takes hold out weigh such considerations? Well today’s graphic makes the clear argument against random drug testing in schools […]

21 Feb 2013

Illinois puts corrections system on the cloud

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Here’s an interesting article that’s worth a read posted on Civsourceonline.com. Illinois Corrections system is going to the cloud. The Illinois Department of Corrections has implemented a cloud type database for inmates and parolees. The new system is replacing an aging and outdated mainframe system and over 40 various management applications, allowing the DOC to […]

21 Feb 2013

Tied-up couple key to ending manhunt

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Here’s an article worth a read posted on Usnews.nbcnews.com. A married couple tied up in their cabin played a key role in ending the manhunt for Christopher Dorner. The couple encountered Dorner hiding in their cabin near a police outpost. Dorner allegedly tied them up them up while saying he wasn’t going to hurt them, […]