Archive for Crime News

04 Apr 2013

Eric Holder averts furloughs of prison staffers

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Check out this article on Politico.com. This article speaks briefly on Eric Holder and the monies he allocated in order to avoid the daily furlough of 3,570 federal prison staffers around the United States. In order to do so, he had to tap resources from some of the other Justice Apartment accounts. It is unclear […]

04 Apr 2013

Prison gangs a growing problem in Texas and nation

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I just read an article on Star-telegram.com that may be of interest to you. Gang activity is increasing in Texas and one demographic is particularly overrepresented in such crimes. White supremacist gangs are committing criminal activity and are linked to violent beatings and murders. These groups are classified as hate groups and have been called […]

04 Apr 2013

Technology helped with drop in Tempe crime

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Interesting article posted on Azcentral.com. Police in Tempe, Arizona are crediting the use of technology for helping to reduce the crime rate there in recent years. Several technology-based systems are being utilized to help police solve more crimes and solve them more quickly than was previously possible. The systems include high-tech records management and database […]

04 Apr 2013

Elderly Man Kills Wife, Self in Pa. Hospice Unit

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  Here’s an article worth a read posted on Abcnews.go.com. Elwood Osman killed himself and his wife in a murder-suicide on March 19th 2013. After she was admitted to a hospice unit it appears he couldn’t bear to live life without her so went in with a gun and killed the two of them. There were […]

04 Apr 2013

Policy change leads to 75% decline in reported petty shoplifting cases

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Check out this blog post on Dallasnews.com. In an interesting turn of events, for some reason, Dallas decided to implement a bizarre policy change that lead to petty shoplifting being reduced by upwards of seventy-five percent. The problem with this policy is that now shop owners have a harder time of reporting petty theft. So, […]

03 Apr 2013

Couple dead in murder-suicide at hospital

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I just read an article on Lehighvalleylive.com that may be of interest to you. A couple was found dead at a hospital. They were both shot. It appears that the husband shot his wife and then shot himself. His wife was in hospice care at the time. Investigators think that the husband wanted his wife’s […]

03 Apr 2013

Man pleads guilty to Twitter threat to assassinate President Obama

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Check out this article on Nydailynews.com. Did you know it’s illegal to even threaten to assassinate the president? Well, one man recently found out that such an act is punishable by five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Jarvis Britton, of Birmingham, Alabama, tweeted his desire to kill the president. It didn’t help that […]

03 Apr 2013

T.J. Lane wears ‘Killer’ shirt at sentencing

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Check out this article on Cleveland.com. In a bizarre twist to an already twisted tale, convicted school shooter T.J. Lane chose a white tee shirt with the word “Killer” written on it for his sentencing hearing. According to his attorneys, it was something they were unaware of, as was his statement to the court. In […]