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28 May 2013

Postal worker facing prison time after admitting to stealing $75 in gift cards

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Gary Thomas, a postal worker in Texas, will plead guilty to one count of theft of mail. The plea will be entered on June 4. Thomas worked as a window clerk in the post office. His job was to help customers and sort mail, but he stole a birthday card with a Walmart gift card [...]

21 May 2013

Substitute allegedly assaulted student in class

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The daily world reports that Krotz Springs officials are looking into claims of an alleged assault on one of the students by a substitute teacher that was supposed to be looking after him. The teacher asked students to study for a test. When he told the teacher that he studied for it the night before, [...]

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

15 May 2013

Drunken dad assaults son’s elementary school principal, threatens to kill him

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An article on examiner.com was recentrly posted about a Winter Park, Florida man that has been arrested for threatening to kill the principal of his son’s elementary school. James Allison was inebriated when he went to pick up his son from school. Allison threatened to kill the principal, Rick Carver, if he “ever talks to [...]

15 May 2013

Dozens of felons hold gun permits in Mecklenburg County

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The Charlotte Observer reports that there are more than 60 felons that have permits allowing them to buy guns. These are in Mecklenburg County. Eleven of these have been convicted of crimes involving guns. Others had used weapons that left victims or government officials injured. More than 230 were involved with drugs. According to the [...]