Archive for Crime

05 Apr 2013

New details released in Newtown school shooting

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Check out this article on Wgntv.com. Three months after the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, more details have been revealed about the gunman Adam Lanza. Five search warrants carried out detailed guns purchased by Lanza’s mother, an opened gun locker, and approximately 1600 rounds of ammunition. Once again, the debate on gun control has heightened as […]

04 Apr 2013

Police and Whistleblowers – Welcome to Great Britain in 2013

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A doctor and a police officer are both worried about management practices in their organizations. The doctor thinks that chasing targets is affecting clinical decision making and affecting patient safety. The police officer thinks that chasing targets is causing dysfunctional organizational behavior and affecting public safety. Both try to raise their concerns and both are […]

04 Apr 2013

One stolen gun blazes a violent path

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Just read this on Startribune.com. This article speaks about how one gun, stolen from a man named Allen Hoffman (which he bought for personal protection), was used to terrorize an entire neighborhood. The gangsters robbed, fired at, and tormented citizens of this neighborhood. An arrest was made in the case involving a young teen gang […]

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

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, […]

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 […]