Archive for Crime

04 Dec 2012

Colorado man allegedly plotted to kill Obama, children on Halloween

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Here’s an article worth a read posted on Mercurynews.com. A young man from Colorado is in federal custody after plotting to kill President Obama, as well as his children, on Halloween. The man had told his therapist about the plans, which involved using a stolen rifle he had taken from his relatives’ house, which he […]

04 Dec 2012

Pawtucket Counterfeiter Doesn’t Even Have The Right President On Counterfit Bills! #DailyDumb

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Interesting article posted on Thenewportbuzz.com. Counterfeiting money has been around as long as money itself. But if your’e gonna counterfeit money at least know your craft first. For Dana Leland there is no need because everyone knows Abe Lincoln is on the 5 dollar bill. Well everyone except Leland that is. Dana got caught trying […]

04 Dec 2012

Would-Be Bank Robber Tries To Rob Bank On Columbus Day #DailyDumb

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Interesting article posted on Boston.cbslocal.com. Have you ever gone to the bank only to find out it’s closed due too a holiday? That’s ok, at least you didn’t try to rob it. Carlos Ledger 39, was caught by police while he was trying to open a locked door to a bank on Columbus Day. Mr. […]

04 Dec 2012

Americans Voting Smarter About Crime, Justice At Polls

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Check out this blog post on Huffingtonpost.com. The past election has shown that Americans are voting smarter on criminal justice. There has been a shift to reject the slogan based policies of the 80s and 90s and to move towards a more nuanced approach. Evidence of this is the repeal of the “three strikes and […]

03 Dec 2012

What Happens When Evacuation Orders are Ignored? | Law Enforcement Today

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I just read an article on Lawenforcementtoday.com that is worth read. Hurricane Sandy clealry caused problems for police and evacuation systems with some media sources coming to some unfavorable conclusions. Whilst there might be some unknown factors that would make it hard to blame anyone for evacuation failures, the city can boast mass communications, including […]

03 Dec 2012

What Are and Should Police Chiefs be Thinking About?

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Here’s an article worth a read posted on Lawenforcementtoday.com. The author of this article is a chief of police in Louisiana. He writes that there are many different jobs within the police department, and each has its own specialized area of knowledge. However, the primary concern of those higher up the chain of command should always […]

03 Dec 2012

Chicago Police Target “Hot People” In Effort to Stem Murder Increase

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I just read an article on Thecrimereport.org that I thought you should take a look at. It reports that small crimes can be hot in Chicago. Misdemeanors get special attention from police with a study seeming to show that any degree of illegal activity can be connected to bigger crimes. A system showing the frequency […]

03 Dec 2012

How policing evolved from ‘usual suspects’ approach – V interesting article for security and crime buffs

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I just read an article on bbc.co.uk that I thought you should read. Rounding up the usual suspects in Great Britain will soon be a thing of the past according to Prof Levi, Cardiff University’s Professor of Criminology. Rounding up the usual suspects is a form of police work that places blame for crime, any […]