Archive for March, 2013

06 Mar 2013

Mass shootings toll exceeds 900 in past seven years

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Check out this blog post on USAtoday.com. Mass shooting victims have reached 900. Most of the time, mass shooting victims and shooter know one another. A mass shooting is defined as when more than four people are killed. These mass shootings make up less than 1 percent of those killed by guns. There is a […]

06 Mar 2013

6 Dumb Car Thieves #dailydumb

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Interesting article posted on MNN.com. The article is all about 6 different stupid car thieves. The article aims to show how stupid car thieves can be and how they failed on six different occasions. It goes on to show photos of each failure. Alongside the photos are descriptions of each event, showcasing how they failed and why it’s […]

06 Mar 2013

Parolee Robs Winco, Leaves Behind Mail With Home Address #dailydumb

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Here’s an article worth a read posted on Banning-beaumont.patch.com. 31 Year old parolee uses child to shoplift. Possible gang member threatens security gaurds with a gun after shoplifting incident using a child. Parolee Salvador John Barnes age 31 is apprehended after a short chase. Police find suspects address after he drops mail during the incident. […]

05 Mar 2013

Why juvenile incarceration reached its lowest rate in 38 years

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Just read this on Csmonitor.com. Based on the reports from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the number of juveniles in a correctional facility has dropped from 107,637 in 1995 to 70,792 in 2010. The main reasons for this decrease includes: changes in the ways to handle young people that chose to break the law, a […]

05 Mar 2013

More cameras haven’t stopped increase in crime

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Check out this blog post on Suntimes.com. The crime rate at CTA rail stations has increased by 21 percent regardless of a 26 million dollar effort to decrease crime using high-resolution cameras. Compared to 2010 which was long before the CTA added 3,600 cameras to it’s rails, a 32 percent increase in crime has occurred. […]

05 Mar 2013

Police unveil 24-hour ‘live chat’ feature on website

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Here’s an article worth a read posted on Crimeblog.dallasnews.com. In an effort to be more accessible to the public, police departments are looking into new ways to help citizens reach out for assistance. Not all situations require the physical presence of an officer. One police department has added a chat feature to it’s website so […]

05 Mar 2013

Things to Say in a Police Station

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Life in a Police station can be one of form filling, monotony and repetition followed by action, emergency response and…more form filling. So to honor our brothers in blue we hereby give you the cool/uncool things to say in a Police station. Try these out and see how you get on! Simply copy the embed […]

05 Mar 2013

Gun rights can be taken away from felons, state Supreme Court rules

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Interesting article posted on Startribune.com. The Minnesota Supreme Court says that our second amendment right that grants “law abiding, responsible” citizens the right to own a gun in our homes for protection is restricted and can be taken away from felons. Many different interpretations of the second amendment rights have been a huge controversy due […]