Archive for Crime News

03 Apr 2013

Ambulance stolen from St. Louis hospital

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Just read this on Stltoday.com. Workers at a hospital have had an ambulance stolen from them. There is a lock that workers can set that prevents the ambulance from being driven, but the victim was in such critical condition that workers forgot to set this lock. After they took the victim inside the hospital, someone […]

03 Apr 2013

253,000 U.S. guns smuggled to Mexico annually

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Here’s an article worth a read posted on Mcclatchydc.com. Guns are frequently smuggled from the United States to Mexico on an annual basis, and the author of this article talks about the impact of the gun smuggling ring. The guns are first made in the United States before they are taken across the border to […]

03 Apr 2013

Brawl erupts at child’s birthday party in Chuck E. Cheese

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I just read an article on Digitaljournal.com that I thought you should read. Eighteen people brawl at a kids pizza restaurant? It happened at a Boynton Beach Chuck E. Cheese establishment. Allegedly, two men began the altercation in the restroom, but it then spilled out into the main parlor, where 18 people were involved. By […]

02 Apr 2013

Facing Protective Orders and Allowed to Keep Guns

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Check out this article on Nytimes.com. Does a protective order trump the right to bear arms? In most states, the answer is no, the subject of an order is under no obligation to surrender the firearms. Does this cause a problem? Often yes, it does, as the story of Stephanie Holten and her former husband […]

02 Apr 2013

U.S. government to fight for warrantless GPS tracking

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I just read an article on Cnet.com that might interest you. The Obama Administration is hoping that wireless GPS tracking will be available without authorization of a search warrant when the GPS devices are put on cars to track their whereabouts. Critics, however, contend that this a violation of the Fourth Amendment, and the Court […]

02 Apr 2013

Nearly full now, jail could be packed this summer

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Interesting article posted on Suntimes.com. The author of this article discusses the potential impact of a Cook County jailhouse becoming too full by summertime. The jail, located in Chicago, will see a rise in criminals being sent to the jail as traditionally the summer months leads to more arrests and more convictions being handed down […]

26 Mar 2013

Class on school shootings aids Shelby County’s 911 dispatchers

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Just read this on Commercialappeal.com. This article discusses some elements which can arise in a school shooting situation, and describes how a class given to 911 dispatchers can help to increase their performance while working in these situations. The nature of the class itself is explained, and feedback comments on the class are given by […]

26 Mar 2013

Murders by Firearms Lower than that of Alcohol

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Interesting article posted on Mylifeofcrime.wordpress.com. This article evaluates some ways in which alcohol has been proven to be more deadly than firearms. It begins with FBI death toll stats which support its case. Also, situational issues are compared between gun and alcohol use such as how little alcohol prohibition was able to do to stop […]