Archive for Crime

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

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 […]

15 May 2013

‘You can’t fix stupid’: Alleged burglar falls asleep inside factory before arrest #dailydumb

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Todaysstmj4.com reports that a burglar was arrested on Friday in Burlington after he broke into the Remax Office and fell asleep in the bear skin in the conference room. According to realton Justin Mueller “you cannot fix stupid, you can just arrest it”. The alleged burglar admitted that he was drinking before he broke into […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

State Dept. tells plastic gun creator to take blueprints off Web site

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A washingtonpost.com article recently reported Cody Wilson was ordered by the State Department to take the blueprints of the plastic gun off the web site. The gun, which looks like a water pistol but fires a .380-caliber bullet, was almost entirely made on a 3-D printer that can fabricate solid objects from blueprints. The State […]

14 May 2013

Americans Who Favor Stricter Gun Control Believe Gun Crime Has Increased

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Reason.com indicates that sixty-four percent of Americans who favor stricter gun control believe gun crime is on the rise. According to a Rassmussen poll, people who favor gun control laws also think gun violence is increasing, even though gun violence has dropped since 1990. This decrease includes homicides and non-homicide violence. Gun homicides peaked in […]