Archive for May, 2013

17 May 2013

Some of the dumbest things criminals do

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Philclarklaw.com reports that sometimes criminals just aren’t that clever. Either during or after the the crime some criminals will do something that will lead them to get caught. Some of these criminal faux pas range from failing to conceal their identity or returning to the scene of the crime to even larger mistakes such as […]

17 May 2013

Graduate teacher fires nearly 40 rounds into his ceiling

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In Eugene Oregon, kval.com reports that 39 bullets were fired inside a home! Concerned neighbors say they heard sporadic shooting. A grad student opens fire inside his own home. Reporters say over 39 shots were fired into his ceiling. Firearms and and other evidence was seized from in the house. The man 29-year-old Jack McDowell […]

17 May 2013

Judgment against alleged Fla. bully surprises everyone

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Cbsnews.com reports a teenage bully with a history of attacking girls and having her friends record the attacks on camera has been ruled against in a Florida court, and banned from all the area’s public schools. The victim, Ana Jewitt, was lured into an attack and filmed being brutally beaten by the attacker, a known […]

16 May 2013

Systems manager arrested for hacking former employer’s network

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Itworld.com reports a fired systems manager, out for revenge, was arrested for allegedly hacking his former employer’s computer network, causing over $90,000 in damages. Michael Meneses, from Long Island, worked for a company that manufactured high-voltage power supplies. After he was passed over for promotions and fired, Meneses hacked into his former employer’s network. Over […]

16 May 2013

Declining Police Forces Impacting Property Values

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How safe someone feels in their home affects the value of that home according to realestateconsulting.com. Looking at data from over 10,000 cities, researchers have found that safety is more important that price when someone is shopping for a house. As police forces are cut back, home prices fall. Looking at neighboring cities in California […]

16 May 2013

In Hours, Thieves Took $45 Million in A.T.M. Scheme

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Interesting article in the nytimes.com posting. Putting your hard-earned cash in a banking institution used to carry with it the confidence of financial security, but the recent development of internet hacking groups is seriously challenging that assurance. Banking institutions as well as law enforcement are having a hard time keeping pace with the ingenuity of […]

15 May 2013

Your Cause Must be Greater Than Your Circumstances

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A Simple Welcome I recently attended a meeting for the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s Research Advisory Committee (RAC) co-chaired by Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis. He personally greeted the attendees to his wonderfully historic city and to the landmark site of the meeting. He briefly spoke about the events leading up to and following […]

15 May 2013

Man Electrocuted After Shooting Down Power Line To Steal Copper #dailydumb

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Pittsburgh.cbslocal.com reports that a man was electrocuted after shooting down a live power line for the copper. The man and his accomplice planned to take the copper off the line and sell it as scrap metal. The man was killed when he picked up the wire. His name has not been released. The other man […]