Archive for Crime News

29 Nov 2012

After A Synthetic Drug Scare Across the U.S., The Tide Seems to be Turning

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Just read this on Thecrimereport.org. In the US from 2011 to 2012, many people were visiting the emergency room with seizures, cardiac shock, psychotic episodes and other symptoms. Two popular synthetic drugs, “bath salts” and synthetic marijuana, were to blame. Chemists designed these “legal” substances to mimic the effects of illegal drugs. Smoke stores often […]

27 Nov 2012

Justice Is A Late Train Quote

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Some cases especially involving a powerful and an oppressed party takes a long time to be settled. Lots of years will pass before the court would reach a decision oftentimes justice is a late train. Embed this graphic on your blog:

26 Nov 2012

Violent crimes drop overall in U.S. border cities

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Here’s an article worth a read posted on Usatoday.com. Even though there is continued feuding among Mexican crime groups for control over drug smuggling and human trafficking trades, US cities along the border have seen their violent crime rates decline in the past year. Texas, Arizona and California have all posted declining numbers in their […]

26 Nov 2012

If you were on a jury would u believe a jailhouse snitch who received a big sentence reduction in exchange for their testimony?

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Interesting article posted on Crime.about.com. A 10 year old case has been reopened thanks to the confession of the defendant Geralyn Graham to fellow inmates. The missing child, Rilya Wilson was Grahams foster child and she had been missing for well over a year before she was reported missing by DCF caseworker, Deborah Muskelly. Muskelly […]

26 Nov 2012

It’s Official: FBI Says Violent Crime Reports Down 3.8% in 2011

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Here’s an article worth a read posted on Thecrimereport.org. The FBI has released its crime report for 2011, and it brings some good news, with overall crime down 3.8 percent, and robberies and burglaries going down 3.9 and 4 percent respectively. However, the report does conflict with other studies done according to the National Crime […]

23 Nov 2012

Texas City May Scan All Entering Vehicles As Crime-Fighting Tool

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Interesting article posted on Thecrimereport.org. There is growing debate among motorists of Sugarland TX about upcoming legislation that will allow police surveillance cameras to scan vehicles. Officials want to place around 200 cameras at all entrances of the city to scan license plates against a police database to check for stolen vehicles and motorists that […]

23 Nov 2012

Oklahoma Prepares for Open Carry Gun Law – NYTimes.com

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Just read this on Nytimes.com. Recently Oklahoma has passed an open carry gun law. Anyone who is licensed to carry a concealed firearm can chose to carry the weapon out in the open. A group of men who are supporters of Oklahoma Open Carry Association will mark this occasion by wearing an unconcealed handgun while […]

23 Nov 2012

Drug Possession Arrests in U.S. Up 80% in 20 Years, Down More Recently

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Check out this article on Thecrimereport.org. In the past 20 years drug possession arrests have risen 80%, however, the arrest for various crimes rose between 1990 and 2010 but has declined since then. Overall it was reported that law enforcement agencies made 13,122,000 arrests in 2010. However the rate of arrests for rape and aggravated […]