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  • Psycho For Love: Camia Gamet killed her boyfriend, Marcel Hill, sentenced to LWOP; Judge says: I hope you die in prison as she snickered

    Bonnie's Blog of Crime
    mylifeofcrime
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:24 am
    704 Lansing Ave Jackson, MI Jackson police identify man believed beaten to death by girlfriend; woman to be arraigned Camia Gamet, 30, arraigned on charge of open murder for allegedly beating boyfriend to death Aunt of alleged murder victim says Camia Gamet was abusive, ‘evil’ Woman charged with killing boyfriend hit him two or three times with hammer, man told police in March Woman accused of murder tells detective she came upon boyfriend’s body; trial continues Monday Case manager testifies she warned Marcel Hill of Camia Gamet, the woman accused of killing him Prosecution…
  • Abolitionism, Meet Reality

    Crime and Consequences Blog
    Bill Otis
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:30 am
    Pro-criminal interest groups and academics are constantly admonishing us that we should use "evidence-based sentencing."  The problem is that they don't want consideration of what any normal person would consider "evidence."  Instead, the "evidence" upon which we are told we should rest our gaze inevitably turns out to be  --  guess what  --  some tendentious "study" or "report" done by these self-same groups.Actual evidence is not hard to come by, however.  You can find it just by opening your local paper, as I did over lunch.  Here's the headline I…
  • Some parts of SD County see jump in crime rate

    crime - Yahoo News Search Results
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:50 pm
    A SANDAG report shows several cities saw a surprising jump in crime in the past year.
  • DUI: It’s a crime to refuse blood test on U.S. land

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    Bob Egelko
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:53 pm
    .share-print{margin-right: 135px !important;}Share this:PrintA federal appeals court overturned a driver’s alcohol-related conviction Friday and sent a message to anyone caught drinking and driving: If you’re on federal land, it’s a crime to refuse a blood test. The case involved Sean Harrington, whose parked car was spotted by a Yosemite National Park ranger one night in June 2011 with the lights on and the motor running. The ranger described him as drunk and argumentative. He was arrested and taken to a police station, where, the court said, he refused to submit to a test to determine…
  • Wasn’t In a Cigarette Though

    Dumb Criminals
    cecilia
    2 Apr 2014 | 10:50 am
    Possessiveness is a dangerous aspect of relationships that is often romanticized. While everyone wants someone who cares, nobody wants someone constantly looking through his/her text messages or becoming jealous over every sentient creature. “Did you REALLY just pet that dog when I’M right here???” While this is psychotic, there is another more dangerous form of psychotic. [...] Related posts: Filthy Carnists There is a whole list of foods that are simultaneously... s0 rand0m xD Ew, remember discovering technology in your middle school days? The... Chicken Dance Cheating is a grave…
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  • Psycho For Love: Camia Gamet killed her boyfriend, Marcel Hill, sentenced to LWOP; Judge says: I hope you die in prison as she snickered

    mylifeofcrime
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:24 am
    704 Lansing Ave Jackson, MI Jackson police identify man believed beaten to death by girlfriend; woman to be arraigned Camia Gamet, 30, arraigned on charge of open murder for allegedly beating boyfriend to death Aunt of alleged murder victim says Camia Gamet was abusive, ‘evil’ Woman charged with killing boyfriend hit him two or three times with hammer, man told police in March Woman accused of murder tells detective she came upon boyfriend’s body; trial continues Monday Case manager testifies she warned Marcel Hill of Camia Gamet, the woman accused of killing him Prosecution…
  • Murder In The Family: Dushaan Gillum killed his mother, Phyllis Jackson, sentenced to 32 years in prison; His cousin, Brent Crockett, was acquitted at trial

    mylifeofcrime
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:46 am
    Phyllis Jackson Man charged in aunt’s case Second man linked to vanishing Victim tied to Borger case Borger man to face charge of murder in mother’s vanishing Borger man innocent of killing aunt Crockett sentenced for burning aunt’s body Movies/Documentaries Blood Relatives: House of Lies Defendants Dushaan Gillum – pled guilty, sentenced to 32 years in prison Brent Crockett – convicted of burning her body, sentenced to 10 years in prison INMATE INFORMATION SID Number: 06171658 TDCJ Number: 01256533 Name: GILLUM,DUSHAAN TARIK Race: B Gender: M DOB: 1982-04-16…
  • Monsters Among Us: Scott James Eizember killed one couple, then kidnapped another couple who were able to fight back; Eizember’s new residence: OK death row

    mylifeofcrime
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:58 pm
    AJ and Patsy Cantrell Victims AJ Cantrell [10/18/2003] Patsy Cantrell [10/18/2003] Dr. Samuel Peebles (survived) Suzanne Peebles (survived) Tyler Montgomery (survived) Karla Wright (survived) Double Murder Suspect Scott Eizember Captured in Texas…by CCW Licensee – See more at: http://www.buckeyefirearms.org/double-murder-suspect-scott-eizember-captured-texasby-ccw-licensee#sthash.7VsIY1YU.dpuf Double Murder Suspect Scott Eizember Captured in Texas Eizember’s capture met with relief Doctor, wife faced death during ordeal – Couple describe five hours after abduction at…
  • Cold Cases: Barbara Nantais and Claire Hough murders in Torrey Pines State Beach, CA

    mylifeofcrime
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:38 pm
    Victims James Alt (surivived) Barbara Nantais [8/13/1978] Claire Hough [8/1984] Evidence Links Two Cold Case Murders At Torrey Pines Detectives order new DNA tests in teen’s 1978 murder at Torrey Pines North County Times: A deadly night that has lasted 33 years SDPD Revisits Teenager’s Unsolved 1978 Murder Police Reopen 35-Year-Old Cold Case Murder of Lakewood Teen Movies/Documentaries Dark Minds: Death on a Beach
  • Deadly Wives: Susan Grund killed her husband, James Grund, for the insurance money

    mylifeofcrime
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:53 pm
    Jim Grund Vows of Deception aka Tangled Web Wife charged in killing of former prosecutor Jury’s indecision leads to mistrial Susan Grund v State of Indiana 2012 (conviction and sentence affirm) CrimeLibrary: Susan Grund, Oversexed Murderess Murderpedia: Susan Grund Estate of James H. Grund v Sue Ann Grund (aka Susan Ann Grund) Books Untangling The Web Movies/Documentaries Snapped: Susan Grund Deadly Women: Secrets and Lies Secret Lives Of Stepford Wives: Broken Heartland Vows of Deception Facing Evil: For Love of Oneself INMATE INFORMATION SUSAN A GRUND DOC Number 941457 First Name…
 
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  • Abolitionism, Meet Reality

    Bill Otis
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:30 am
    Pro-criminal interest groups and academics are constantly admonishing us that we should use "evidence-based sentencing."  The problem is that they don't want consideration of what any normal person would consider "evidence."  Instead, the "evidence" upon which we are told we should rest our gaze inevitably turns out to be  --  guess what  --  some tendentious "study" or "report" done by these self-same groups.Actual evidence is not hard to come by, however.  You can find it just by opening your local paper, as I did over lunch.  Here's the headline I…
  • Criminal Intent in the Boston Marathon Bombing

    Bill Otis
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:32 pm
    Did Dzhokhar Tsarnaev know what he was doing, and intend to do it, when he planted the bomb that killed three people and grievously injured dozens more?Well, read his own words. When asked to comment, one of his numerous defense lawyers refused, but was willing to say, "If the government's indictment is true, this [case] is about a family...a story of this family and the relationships between the people in [it]."Well, not really.  It's a story about a Jihadist whose response to the generous welcome this country gave him was to hate it and kill its people with a home made,…
  • What's the Biggest Problem in the Criminal Justice System?

    Bill Otis
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:17 pm
    Is it that we've locked up to many criminals, or that we have too much crime?Congressional backers of slashing mandatory minimum sentences plainly believe the former.  Their main slogan is "incarceration nation," and they claim there's a "bi-partisan consensus" to cut the prison population.One thing I learned in my days as a litigator is to listen for what you're not hearing. What I never seem to hear, amidst all these claims of consensus, is any polling results among ordinary people.  This makes a suspicious man like me wonder whether backers of so-called "reform" know enough to…
  • News Scan

    CJLF Staff
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Tennessee May Revive Electric Chair: The Tennessee House has adopted a bill that will allow use of the electric chair as an alternative execution method if lethal injection drugs are unavailable.  Erik Schelzig of the Associated Press reports that the bill would keep lethal injection as the preferred method of execution, but will allow the electric chair if execution drugs are not available or executions are delayed by legal challenges to the protocol.  Last week the state Senate passed similar bill.  Tennessee is currently holding 76 condemned murderers on death row.  The…
  • On Brodway. Or is it Broadwey?

    Kent Scheidegger
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Off topic but funny, Ellen Huet has this post at SFGate on typos literally set in concrete in the City by the Bay.
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  • Some parts of SD County see jump in crime rate

    18 Apr 2014 | 7:50 pm
    A SANDAG report shows several cities saw a surprising jump in crime in the past year.
  • Crime Stoppers offers reward for dog abuser

    18 Apr 2014 | 4:13 pm
    HOUSTON – Crime Stoppers and the Humane Society are offering a reward up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of a dog abuser. The 3-month-old puppy was found beaten alive inside a sealed plastic container at C. E. King Road and Garrett Road in north Harris County. The dog was so badly hurt it had to be put down. The animal rescue group St. Francis Angels named the dog Belvedere ...
  • Crime Stoppers Of Topeka Report The Crime Of The Week

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:06 am
    TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- Crime Stoppers of Topeka has announce the "crime of the Week". At 2:34 PM, April 4th, 2014, two unknown African American males entered the Target Store at 2120 SW Wanamaker, in Topeka, Kansas.
  • Crime Stoppers to finally pay robbery tipster

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:54 am
    SPOKANE, Wash.-- A Spokane man who says Crime Stoppers didn’t pay him for helping put four robbery suspects behind bars will soon get that reward money. WATCH: Robbery tipster claims Crime Stoppers did not pay $1,000 reward “I didn't even learn from our law enforcement partners that information was received and was useful in solving the case until quite a bit of time had passed,” said a ...
  • Crime wave sweeps a Brazil World Cup host city as police strike

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:27 am
    A police strike has unleashed violent crime in Brazil's third-largest city just two months before it is set to welcome hordes of soccer fans for the World Cup, adding to fears about the country's ability to ensure safety during the event. At least 22 people were killed in and around the northeastern city of Salvador after state police went on strike early on Wednesday to demand better pay and ...
 
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  • DUI: It’s a crime to refuse blood test on U.S. land

    Bob Egelko
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:53 pm
    .share-print{margin-right: 135px !important;}Share this:PrintA federal appeals court overturned a driver’s alcohol-related conviction Friday and sent a message to anyone caught drinking and driving: If you’re on federal land, it’s a crime to refuse a blood test. The case involved Sean Harrington, whose parked car was spotted by a Yosemite National Park ranger one night in June 2011 with the lights on and the motor running. The ranger described him as drunk and argumentative. He was arrested and taken to a police station, where, the court said, he refused to submit to a test to determine…
  • Mueller to replace Karlton on 3-judge prison court

    Bob Egelko
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:01 pm
    .share-print{margin-right: 135px !important;}Share this:PrintThe three-judge federal court overseeing the reduction of California’s prison population will have a new member in September: U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller of Sacramento, succeeding the retiring Judge Lawrence Karlton. The court was convened to hear lawsuits by inmates over prison health care, and ruled in 2009 that overcrowding was the chief reason for a medical system so defective that it violated the constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment. The judges ordered California to lower the inmate population,…
  • Dog killed in attempted S.F. robbery

    Kale Williams
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:55 am
    .share-print{margin-right: 135px !important;}Share this:Print A dog became the unlikely victim of an attempted robbery Friday morning in San Francisco, police said. A man was walking with his canine companion around 3 a.m. near the corner of 22nd and Bartlett in the Mission District when he was approached by two young men, said Officer Gordon Shyy. One of the suspects grabbed the dog while the other one drew a knife and threatened the man. After a brief verbal altercation, the suspects released the animal and fled on foot. Police were looking into whether the suspects may have been trying to…
  • Missing woman with Alzheimer’s found safe

    Vivian Ho
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:03 pm
    .share-print{margin-right: 135px !important;}Share this:PrintAn elderly woman with Alzheimer’s who had been reported missing in San Francisco has been found. Kikuyo Sentachi, 88, was reunited with her family, said San Francisco police Sgt. Danielle Newman. Sentachi had last been seen about 3 p.m. Wednesday and was reported missing Thursday.
  • 2 sentenced for Alameda bank robbery

    Bob Egelko
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:22 pm
    .share-print{margin-right: 135px !important;}Share this:PrintTwo East Bay men have been sentenced to federal prison for the $8,869 armed robbery of a bank in Alameda. Craig Goatley, 28, of Oakland, was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison Thursday by U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers of Oakland. Last week Rogers sentenced Calvin Odom, 25, of Berkeley to 7 years and 2 months in prison. Both men pleaded guilty in January to robbing the Citibank branch at 1526 Webster St. last August. Prosecutors said Goatley arrived at a teller window after waiting in line, pulled out what appeared to be…
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  • Wasn’t In a Cigarette Though

    cecilia
    2 Apr 2014 | 10:50 am
    Possessiveness is a dangerous aspect of relationships that is often romanticized. While everyone wants someone who cares, nobody wants someone constantly looking through his/her text messages or becoming jealous over every sentient creature. “Did you REALLY just pet that dog when I’M right here???” While this is psychotic, there is another more dangerous form of psychotic. [...] Related posts: Filthy Carnists There is a whole list of foods that are simultaneously... s0 rand0m xD Ew, remember discovering technology in your middle school days? The... Chicken Dance Cheating is a grave…
  • Turn Down For What

    cecilia
    23 Mar 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Nothing makes me want to do drugs less than hearing people talk about doing drugs. “Yeah MAANNN I couldn’t even FEEL my extra toes.” “BRUH that’s so sick-nasty but I ate an entire mac-n-cheese PIZZA remember???” Like no thanks, I can eat just as much and be just as pseudo-philosophical without having to laboriously hotbox [...] Related posts: Potted Plants Have you ever accidentally gotten high? Like, you thought it... Filthy Carnists There is a whole list of foods that are simultaneously... Nice Try What do you think of sagging pants? Is it just... Related posts brought to you by…
  • What’s Inside That Counts

    cecilia
    16 Mar 2014 | 1:16 pm
    If I hear a girl say “skinny for prom” one more time, I’m gonna lose it. ‘Cause screw it, I’m getting super fat for prom. Morbidly obese. And for spring break? When, come mid-March, everyone else is surviving off of shredded lettuce and Sprite Zero for that perfect bikini bod…I’ll be upping my intake of [...] Related posts: Failed And Jailed Ugh, grades. For a lot of students, the school year... Neato Mosquito You know one good thing about this freezing winter weather?... Little Cheesey People always say there’s no such thing as bad pizza,... Related posts…
  • Dough-not Do This

    cecilia
    9 Mar 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Mmm, you know what goes well with your daily deep-fried morning sugar bomb? Lung-destroying tubes of tar. And better yet? Straight-up arson. Just blaze. A Florida woman was innocently enjoying at a local Dunkin Donuts. Innocently of course, until she pulled out her Swiss Army knife and began shredding up pieces of paper. What did she [...] Related posts: Watt The Hell How impatient do you get when waiting for your food... Grouse, On The House What to do when unsatisfied with the service at a... Little Cheesey People always say there’s no such thing as bad pizza,... Related posts brought to…
  • Filthy Carnists

    cecilia
    18 Feb 2014 | 5:42 pm
    There is a whole list of foods that are simultaneously gross yet delicious. Smores. Cold Chinese take-out. Calamari. Foie gras (apparently an illegal food some places?). Escargo. I’ll take 10 of each please! Possibly the most accessible food of this sort is ribs. A man in Wisconsin can verify this, as he was found guilty of [...] Related posts: Don’t Chicken Out Sometimes people get too serious about their food. I mean,... Balanced Breakfast Can we just talk about Pop Tarts? Yes, every bite... THC: Less For Me Mmm…brownies.  Mmm…cannabis. Just kidding. But pot brownies are a…
 
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  • Take An ‘Ultimate Look Back’ At ‘CSI’ Season 14

    Rachel Trongo
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:36 pm
    CBS shared an “Ultimate Look Back” video for the fourteenth season of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, to get fans caught up before the final two episodes of the year. You can watch the video on CBS.com or find it embedded after the jump! Related: CBS Announces Season Finale Airdates, CBS Renews ‘CSI’, ‘NCIS’, ‘NCIS:LA’ & ‘Criminal Minds’, CBS Orders Pilot For New ‘CSI’ Spinoff, Patricia Arquette Stars In Potential ‘CSI’ Spinoff, Arquette Plays ‘Quirky’ Character In Potential ‘CSI’ Spinoff, Gil Bellows Visits ‘CSI’, ‘CSI’ Says Goodbye To…
  • Check Out ‘NCIS’ & ‘NCIS:LA’ Ratings & Episode Links

    Rachel Trongo
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:29 am
    NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles aired new episodes last night, and you can find ratings and links to watch the episodes after the jump! The twenty-first episode of NCIS’s eleventh season, “Alleged”, pulled in 16.73 million viewers at 8:00pm, earning a 2.1 rating/7 share in the key 18-49 demographic prized by advertisers. You can watch the episode on CBS.com or XFinity TV, and the next new episode airs on April 29. The NCIS: LA episode “Three Hearts” was watched by 14.68 million viewers at 9:00pm, with a 2.1/6 in the key demo. If you missed the episode, or would like…
  • Watch Clips From Tonight’s ‘NCIS’ & ‘NCIS:LA’

    Rachel Trongo
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:59 pm
    NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles are new tonight, and you can find episode clips, an interview, and tweets after the jump! First, take a look at this scene from the NCIS episode “Alleged”, featuring Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon), Tony DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly), Timothy McGee (Sean Murray) and Ellie Bishop (Emily Wickersham). You can watch it on CBS Press Express. Here’s an interview with Executive Producer Gary Glasberg from TV Fanatic, which includes details about the rest of the season and the season eleven finale. Here’s an excerpt about tonight’s episode,…
  • What’s On This Week

    Rachel Trongo
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:54 pm
    NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles air new episodes this week, while Criminal Minds and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation offer repeats. NCIS will air “Alleged” on Tuesday at 8:00pm ET/PT. Here’s the episode description (more information here): After a Navy officer is found dead on a rural road, the NCIS team must ascertain if the murder was the result of a bar fight or because he knew too much about an attack on a fellow female officer. Meanwhile, DiNozzo and McGee start a juice cleanse to purge their bodies of impurities NCIS: LA will follow at 9:00pm ET/PT on Tuesday. Here’s…
  • RIP Phyllis Frelich

    Rachel Trongo
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Tony Award-winning actress Phyllis Frelich passed away on Thursday, April 10 at the age of 70. Frelich is familiar to fans of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation for her guest-starring role in the episode “The Two Mrs Grissoms” during the show’s eleventh season. She played Betty Grissom, the mother of former CSI supervisor Gil Grissom (William Petersen). Frelich was the oldest of nine deaf children born to deaf parents, and she won the 1980 Best Actress Tony Award for her leading role in the Broadway production of Children of a Lesser God. She went on to appear in 18 different TV…
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  • Kidnapping Statistics in Mexico as of Feb 2014

    havocscope
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Based on statistics about kidnapping released in Mexico, there were 4,051 kidnapping victims across Mexico that were officially reported to criminal justice programs between December 2012 and February 28, 2014. 2,922 of the kidnapping victims were released, while 1,129 victims were still being held for ransom. 71 percent of the kidnapping victims were males. 69 percent of the victims were also considered to be non-affluent. These victims were middle class workers, shop owners students and mid-level professionals. Security intelligence and other research into the kidnap-for-ransom industry in…
  • Price of a Swedish Passport for Sale on the Black Market

    havocscope
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Officials in Sweden reported that 177,000 authentic Swedish passports have been stolen or lost. Security officials state that many of these passports may have been sold on the black market to criminals. According to intelligence across criminal justice programs, Swedish passports are being sold on the black market for human trafficking purposes. These passports are being sold at prices of up to $12,200 (80,000 Swedish Kronor). Source:  “Swedish passports hot property on black market,” The Local, April 12, 2014.
  • Drugs Seizures in Iran in 2013

    havocscope
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Criminal justice agencies in Iran have reported that 570 tons of illegal drugs were seized across the country during the Iranian fiscal year, which fan from March 21,2013 to March 20, 2014. The types of illicit drugs confiscated included opium, heroin, morphine, and hashish. Over 70 percent of the seized narcotics were opium. According to security forces, over 70 percent of the drugs that were seized took place on the country’s eastern borders, which lies next to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Afghanistan supplies over 90 percent of the world’s opium supply, and the trafficking of…
  • Cybercrime Revenue in Mexico

    havocscope
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:41 pm
    According to security agents in Mexico, hackers, extortionists and other cyber criminals generated $3 Billion in revenue from various forms of cybercrimes in Mexico in 2013. Criminal justice programs in the country handled 23,543 cases of cybercrime in 2013. The director of the Scientific Police Division in Mexico stated that when hackers take over a computer system, they force the computer owner to pay an extortion fee in order to relinquish control of the computer. On average, the extortion fee ranges between $2,000 to $3,000 and is paid through electronic means to a bank account. (More…
  • More Heroin from Mexico Entering United States

    havocscope
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:47 pm
    In early 2014, federal security administrators reported that more heroin grown and produced in Mexico was entering the United States. Officials stated that this was occurring due to the decrease in marijuana that was being sold by Mexican traffickers. Based on intelligence and media interviews, the wholesale price of marijuana sold in Mexico has dropped within the past 5 years. In 2009, a farmer growing marijuana in Mexico was able to receive up to $100 per kilogram of wholesale marijuana. By 2014, the wholesale price of marijuana dropped to less than $25. Farmers state that the push towards…
 
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  • Anti-Corruption Digest - April 2014

    Dorsey & Whitney LLP
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Welcome to Dorsey & Whitney’s monthly Anti-Corruption Digest. Anti-corruption enforcement crosses boundaries like no other, so keeping up to date is more important than ever. In this digest, we draw together news of enforcement activity throughout...By: Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Fort Hood, Texas Sees More Loss and Devastation

    Brownstone, P.A.
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:37 pm
    It has not even been five years since the terrifying mass shooting that took 13 lives in Fort Hood, Texas. Yet the headlines read all the same on April 2, 2014: another shooting spree with multiple fatalities. On April 2, 2014, Sergeant Ivan Lopez...By: Brownstone, P.A.
  • DOJ’s Use of Expansive Legal Theories Broaden FCPA Jurisdiction

    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:28 pm
    Enacted in 1977 in response to the revelation of widespread bribery of foreign officials by U.S. companies, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA” or “the Act”) was “intended to halt those corrupt practices, create a level playing field for honest...By: Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
  • McIntyre: Not What You Bargained For?

    Dentons
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:58 pm
    When are the parties to a civil tax dispute bound by agreed facts from a criminal proceeding? This was the question considered by the Tax Court of Canada on a Rule 58 motion made by the taxpayers in McIntrye et al v. The Queen (2014 TCC 111)....By: Dentons
  • Are High Frequency Traders Playing Fast and Loose With the Rules?

    Jeff Ifrah
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:52 pm
    When high frequency trading (HFT) first crept into the public consciousness, it related to primarily to the question of whether rapid, computer driven trading posed risks to the safety and stability of the trading markets. Now it appears that HFT...By: Jeff Ifrah
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  • Should your kids really watch this movie?

    18 Apr 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Should your kids really watch this movie? Disney 'Bambi' is a Disney classic, but if you really watch it, it may not be the best choice for children. More potentially traumatizing kids' movies More to read 'Unscripted' gets really awkward What you didn't know about Johnny Depp
  • One state just announced free college tuition

    18 Apr 2014 | 8:41 pm
    One state just announced free college tuitionGettyGov. Bill Haslam laid out a proposal for this program in February. Now, lawmakers have agreed.Where comm. college students can get two years freeMore to seeFunny sight at a NY auto showGabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87
  • Alleged gunman charged in high- way shootings

    18 Apr 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Alleged gunman charged in high- way shootingsAPAuthorities announced charges against 27-year-old Mohammed Whitaker for an alleged string of shootings in the Kansas City area.Mugshot of suspect cops released More newsHillary's new book cover unveiled Judge goes on rant in courtroom
  • This might be the 'cruelest' month

    18 Apr 2014 | 8:41 pm
    This might be the 'cruelest' monthGetty ImagesWinter is almost synonymous with seasonal affective disorder, but one spring month could actually be the most depressing. 4 reasons it can bring bad moodsMore health stories How to stay healthy with RAThis is common in menopause
  • Ferry captain, 2 crew members under arrest

    18 Apr 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Ferry captain, 2 crew members under arrestAPLee Joon-seok, 68, was taken into custody late Friday, two days after his vessel tragically sank.Who was reportedly at the helm when the boat capsizedMore newsClinton despises radio host Fox host fires back at White House
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  • Should your kids really watch this movie?

    18 Apr 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Should your kids really watch this movie? Disney 'Bambi' is a Disney classic, but if you really watch it, it may not be the best choice for children. More potentially traumatizing kids' movies More to read 'Unscripted' gets really awkward What you didn't know about Johnny Depp
  • One state just announced free college tuition

    18 Apr 2014 | 8:41 pm
    One state just announced free college tuitionGettyGov. Bill Haslam laid out a proposal for this program in February. Now, lawmakers have agreed.Where comm. college students can get two years freeMore to seeFunny sight at a NY auto showGabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87
  • Alleged gunman charged in high- way shootings

    18 Apr 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Alleged gunman charged in high- way shootingsAPAuthorities announced charges against 27-year-old Mohammed Whitaker for an alleged string of shootings in the Kansas City area.Mugshot of suspect cops released More newsHillary's new book cover unveiled Judge goes on rant in courtroom
  • This might be the 'cruelest' month

    18 Apr 2014 | 8:41 pm
    This might be the 'cruelest' monthGetty ImagesWinter is almost synonymous with seasonal affective disorder, but one spring month could actually be the most depressing. 4 reasons it can bring bad moodsMore health stories How to stay healthy with RAThis is common in menopause
  • Ferry captain, 2 crew members under arrest

    18 Apr 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Ferry captain, 2 crew members under arrestAPLee Joon-seok, 68, was taken into custody late Friday, two days after his vessel tragically sank.Who was reportedly at the helm when the boat capsizedMore newsClinton despises radio host Fox host fires back at White House
 
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  • Angelo Bruno assassinated – Philadelphia Inquirer

    Mafia Family
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:57 am
    Angelo Bruno assassinatedPhiladelphia Inquirer, PAAnd, in addition, he was described in a federal report in the 1960s as one of nine nationwide members of the commission that led the Cosa Nostra. Bruno had been brought to this country as a little boy by his parents. He went to public schools in South … Related posts: Conspiracy theories becoming self-evident truths – Philadelphia Inquirer Conspiracy theories becoming self-evident truths – Philadelphia Inquirer Conspiracy theories becoming self-evident truths – Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Obama signs tobacco law, cites own struggle to quit smoking – Los …

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    17 Apr 2014 | 8:23 am
    I\’ll do my best to grab the most interesting mafia books, videos and news about the mafia families, the new york mafia, black mafia family, chicago mafia, american mafia and sicilian mafia. Updated daily! … Related posts: Obama signs tobacco law, cites own struggle to quit smoking – Los … Obama signs tobacco law, cites own struggle to quit smoking – Los … Obama signs tobacco law, cites own struggle to quit smoking – Los Angeles Times
  • Anti-Mafia police make nearly 100 arrests to prevent Cosa Nostra … – Times Online

    Mafia Family
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:19 am
    Telegraph.co.uk Anti-Mafia police make nearly 100 arrests to prevent Cosa Nostra …Times Online, UK - Dec 16, 2008He is said to be seeking to re-organise Cosa Nostra after Provenzano's downfall, just as Provenzano rebuilt Cosa Nostra after the arrest in 1993 of Toto …Italians arrest 100 'Cosa Nostra mafia gangsters' in Siciliy raid Telegraph.co.ukItalian police bust Palermo [...] Related posts: Anti-Mafia police make nearly 100 arrests to prevent Cosa Nostra … – Times Online Anti-Mafia police make nearly 100 arrests to prevent Cosa Nostra ……
  • La Cosa Nostra Associate Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder – Australia.TO

    Mafia Family
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:57 am
    La Cosa Nostra Associate Sentenced to Life in Prison for MurderAustralia.TO, AustraliaThe sentence was imposed by the Honorable Allyne R. Ross, United States District Court Judge, in Brooklyn, New York As established during a two-week trial in late 2008, Young was an associate of the Bonanno Organized Crime Family of La Cosa Nostra, … Related posts: La Cosa Nostra Associate Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder – Australia.TO La Cosa Nostra Associate Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder – Australia.TO La Cosa Nostra Associate Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder…
  • Twitter whacks 'Mafia' opportunity – CNNMoney.com

    Mafia Family
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:43 am
    Twitter whacks 'Mafia' opportunityCNNMoney.comNEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — A new Mafia video game has presented Twitter with an offer, but it's one that Twitter thinks it can refuse. On Tuesday, a Twitter-based game called "140 Mafia" became the first to use "virtual currency" on the social … Related posts: Twitter whacks 'Mafia' opportunity – CNNMoney.com Twitter whacks 'Mafia' opportunity – CNNMoney.com Twitter whacks 'Mafia' opportunity – CNNMoney.com
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  • Many hackers and data thieves are operating in Russia

    admin
    22 Mar 2014 | 1:51 pm
    In a new research report for the National Institute of Justice, Thomas Holt found many hackers and data thieves are operating in Russia or on websites where users communicate in Russian, making it easier to hide from U.S. and European authorities.
  • 1 in 11 youth Internet users received a sexual solicitation

    admin
    15 Mar 2014 | 4:36 pm
    In 2010 approximately 1 in 11 youth Internet users (9%) received an unwanted sexual solicitation in the past year.
  • Serious violent crime nearly four times higher against the disabled

    admin
    3 Mar 2014 | 1:56 pm
    An estimated 1.3 million nonfatal violent crimes occurred against persons with disabilities in 2012, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced. While the annual number of victimizations increased from 2008 to 2012, the number in 2012 was not statistically different from 2011. These findings are based on BJS’s National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), which classifies […]
  • Juvenile arrests for violent crimes reach historically low levels

    admin
    3 Mar 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Juvenile arrests for violent crimes fell 29% in the past 5 years The FBI assesses trends in violent crimes by monitoring four offenses that law en­forcement agencies nationwide consis­tently report. These four crimes—murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault— form the Violent Crime Index. Following 10 years of declines between 1994 and […]
  • Violent and Property Crime Decrease in the US-2013

    admin
    19 Feb 2014 | 6:17 pm
    Statistics released in the FBI’s Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report reveal declines in both the violent crime and the property crime reported in the first six months of 2013 when compared with figures for the first six months of 2012. The report is based on information from 12,723 law enforcement agencies that submitted three to six months […]
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  • Many hackers and data thieves are operating in Russia

    admin
    22 Mar 2014 | 1:51 pm
    In a new research report for the National Institute of Justice, Thomas Holt found many hackers and data thieves are operating in Russia or on websites where users communicate in Russian, making it easier to hide from U.S. and European authorities.
  • 1 in 11 youth Internet users received a sexual solicitation

    admin
    15 Mar 2014 | 4:36 pm
    In 2010 approximately 1 in 11 youth Internet users (9%) received an unwanted sexual solicitation in the past year.
  • Serious violent crime nearly four times higher against the disabled

    admin
    3 Mar 2014 | 1:56 pm
    An estimated 1.3 million nonfatal violent crimes occurred against persons with disabilities in 2012, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced. While the annual number of victimizations increased from 2008 to 2012, the number in 2012 was not statistically different from 2011. These findings are based on BJS’s National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), which classifies […]
  • Juvenile arrests for violent crimes reach historically low levels

    admin
    3 Mar 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Juvenile arrests for violent crimes fell 29% in the past 5 years The FBI assesses trends in violent crimes by monitoring four offenses that law en­forcement agencies nationwide consis­tently report. These four crimes—murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault— form the Violent Crime Index. Following 10 years of declines between 1994 and […]
  • Violent and Property Crime Decrease in the US-2013

    admin
    19 Feb 2014 | 6:17 pm
    Statistics released in the FBI’s Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report reveal declines in both the violent crime and the property crime reported in the first six months of 2013 when compared with figures for the first six months of 2012. The report is based on information from 12,723 law enforcement agencies that submitted three to six months […]
 
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  • To Fight Recidivism, DOJ Requires BOP To Offer Cell Phones To Prisoners

    Brian
    25 Mar 2014 | 5:52 pm
    This is a post from the meshDETECT Blog - The Justice Department will require Federal Bureau of Prison halfway houses to boost services for inmates prior to release. The new rules also instruct federal work release facilities to provide cell phone access in order to help inmates seek employment opportunities. Once fully implemented, these services will be available to every single one of the approximately 30,000 inmates who are released through halfway houses each year. Several other modifications are being made to the standard contracts that apply to federal halfway houses in order to…
  • Wireless Prison Payphone™ Briefs

    Brian
    11 Mar 2014 | 2:46 pm
    This is a post from the meshDETECT Blog - Here is the latest summary of recent news articles regarding contraband cell phones in prisons around the world. I call these periodic round up of news items, “Wireless Prison Payphone™ Briefs” because this is essentially what smuggled mobile phones in jails have become – a substitute for the current wall mounted prison payphones. Convicted Killer Among Group of Prisoners Given Permission to Buy Mobile Phone: A convicted killer is among a group of prisoners at an open jail given permission to buy a mobile phone. Ten inmates at Loughan House…
  • Managed Access Jamming Too Expensive Says MoJ, Investigates Demand For Contraband Cell Phones

    Brian
    8 Jan 2014 | 10:19 am
    This is a post from the meshDETECT Blog - The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Justice has determined that managed access jamming of contraband cell phones is too expensive and has commissioned “research to explore the use and demand for illicit mobile phones amongst the prison population” in order to facilitate the “development of a new mobile phone strategy to:   (i) manage prisoner communications, (ii) reduce and control criminal activities and (iii) reduce expenditure on equipment and the need for time-consuming searches.” The aim of the study is: 1. To…
  • Prison Budget Blues

    Brian
    2 Jan 2014 | 2:02 pm
    This is a post from the meshDETECT Blog - As states continue to deal with unprecedented fiscal strain, most are taking steps to reduce their inmate populations and costs while protecting public safety and holding offenders accountable. In the current fiscal climate, states are increasingly forced to do more with less and make difficult decisions about competing priorities. The National Conference of State Legislatures recently reported that corrections and public safety spending were above budgeted levels in seven states, including Alaska, where corrections spending exceed the state’s $258…
  • Caution Advised On Managed Access Jamming For Prisons

    Brian
    25 Nov 2013 | 10:25 am
    This is a post from the meshDETECT Blog - As we have written before, managed access cell phone jamming systems being tested in prisons around the world have been deployed with mixed results. In addition to requiring ongoing management and investment post deployment, they have a spotty record and not all vendor’s equipment works as advertised. Recently, the Cayman Islands issued a report on their managed access trial. According to the report, which is discussed in the article below, “The prisons service installed a cell phone jamming device at Northward in December 2009, but the…
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  • Personal Injury Process after an Injury in New Hampshire

    Tenn And Tenn
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:50 am
    If you have been injured in a NH motorcycle or car accident, the first thing you want to know is how long it is going to take for you to physically recover. Injuries sustained due to someone else’s negligence are frustrating. They can leave you with many questions as to how you will be able to work again, support your family and yourself and how to regain the quality of life you once had. What Compensation Am I Entitled To? You are eligible to recover benefits for any lost wages, medical bills and your pain and suffering. If you have a legitimate negligence case your settlement could be…
  • Put The Phone Down And Drive-New Hampshire. Use of Mobile Electronic Devices While Driving

    Tenn And Tenn
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:29 am
    The New Hampshire Legislature is considering a bill that would make it illegal to use a cell phone, iPad, GPS, or other electronic device while driving, stopped at a light, or while sitting in traffic. Last week the Senate Transportation Committee heard testimony from several people, including Earl Sweeney, the Commissioner of Safety, as to why HB 1360 should pass.  If this does happen, and it’s still a ways off, New Hampshire would be the thirteenth state to make the use of hand-held cell phones and electronic devices illegal while driving. The Concord Monitor quoted Sweeney as saying,…
  • The (Possible) Reasons for an Increase in Pedestrian Fatalities in New Hampshire and The U.S.

    Tenn And Tenn
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:09 am
    Pedestrian fatalities have been on the rise in recent years. As a result, lawmakers have introduced the Safe Streets Act of 2014. States must comply within the next two years with their plans to resolve these problems by implementing a diversity of safety measures. Funding is also being provided to support these initiatives.  Though each state has released their numbers, they will vary from state to state. As with the federal data for the state of New Hampshire, here’s the current statistics as of 2010. Rank                                        44…
  • GM’s Faulty Ignition Switches Tied To At Least 13 Auto Related Deaths

    Tenn And Tenn
    1 Apr 2014 | 11:35 am
    Nearly 7 million vehicles have been recalled by General Motors. That’s almost as many automobiles and trucks it has recalled in the U.S. over the last 4 years, combined. This number of recalls does include Canada and Mexico as well as cars and trucks exported outside of North America that needed to be repaired or recalled. The latest recall was on Monday when General Motors recalled 1.3 million vehicles, mostly in the U.S., to fix a problem in power steering. To cover the cost of all the repairs GM said it will take a $750 million dollar charge against earnings in the first three months…
  • SPRINGTIME MOTORCYCLE RIDING IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

    Tenn And Tenn
    31 Mar 2014 | 8:12 am
    The calendar keeps telling us what the weather hasn’t yet – spring is upon us.  That means it’s time to get your motorcycle ready for the season.  It is important to spend the time, effort, and energy in getting your bike ready to ride as it can keep you safe, and help prevent a major accident.  Starting with your base, check the tires.  Depending on how new your bike is, or how many miles you put on it last season, it may be time to get some new tires.  You don’t want to see any cracks, holes, or flat spots.  Nails and screws in your tires can really put a damper on any ride,…
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  • Minor in Consumption at Arizona Colleges

    JacksonWhite Law
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    In a study done by Columbia University, results showed that 22.9 percent of college students met the definition of an alcohol or drug abuser. With three well-known colleges in Arizona, the rules for underage drinking across the state remain strict and violations can lead to serious legal consequences. ASU’s Safe & Sober Campaign According to the Phoenix New Times, a “Safe and Sober” campaign at Arizona State University ended with 486 arrests over the course of three days in August, the beginning of the school term for students. Arrests and alcohol and drug citations are a common…
  • Arson Suspected in Phoenix Apartment Fire

    JacksonWhite Law
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    A 14-year-old girl was pronounced dead early Sunday morning after being hospitalized with her mother and three younger siblings. This tragedy occurred as the result of a fire at the family’s apartment in Phoenix. Police believe the fire was started deliberately, and one suspected arsonist was detained only hours after the incident, but he was released due to a lack of substantial evidence. According to a local TV news crew, just 36 hours prior to the arson, police had been dispatched to the family’s apartment upon receiving an anonymous 9-1-1 phone call from a neighbor. When police…
  • Underage Drinking Laws “Heavily Enforced” Following Death of ASU Student in Tempe, AZ

    JacksonWhite Law
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Naomi McClendon, an 18-year old ASU student, died after falling 10 stories off a balcony ledge of an apartment complex near the school’s Tempe Campus during the first weekend in April. Earlier that night, McClendon had been drinking at an unaffiliated ASU party, hosted by Alpha Epsilon Pi, a fraternity that has been in trouble many times before with ASU for alcohol-related violations, and as a result, has not been recognized by the college for some time. “McClendon’s death is a stark reminder of the dangers of underage alcohol consumption,” said a Tempe Police Department…
  • Retired Mesa Police Officer Accused of Sexual Assault in Scottsdale, AZ

    JacksonWhite Law
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Former Mesa police officer, 42-year old Walter Knox, was arrested after being accused of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and sexual assault inside of his high end art gallery in Old Town Scottsdale. Knox claims the alleged charges are “bogus” and that this is all part of an elaborate scam to pressure the retired officer into a shady investment. Another local gallery owner, Antonio Mona, of Casa de Artistas in Scottsdale is siding with Knox. Mona had this to say about the charges: “Any incident like that is totally out of whack.” “It’s a close knit…
  • Drug Crimes & Summer Music Festivals

    JacksonWhite Law
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    With summer just around the corner, people are preparing to attend different music festivals all over the country. Music festivals have become a popular source of entertainment in the past decade and, with the growth of weekend-long concerts, there has been an influx in drug related crimes. Festivals like Coachella have a set list created around popular artists like OutKast, Lorde, and Calvin Harris, which attract various types of people. Drugs like “molly,” marijuana, cocaine, and ecstasy are common at music festivals and are often considered part of the concert or club scene. However,…
 
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    Private Investigators & Private Detective Agency | NAI

  • Celebrity Custody Battles: Tyrese Gibson vs. Norma Gibson

    Darrin Giglio
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:49 am
    Who should get custody of their child?  Child custody battles are one of the most unfortunate fallouts of a divorce. When a couple can’t reach an agreement about child custody, the case can end up in courts. It can get complicated and nasty as each parent claims that they are the “better” parent. After looking at both sides, the court will ultimately decide who should be awarded custody based on the child’s best interests.  While most couples can have their day in court quietly, Hollywood celebrities are offered no such luxury.  Case in point, the celebrity custody battle…
  • Has America Become Too Militarized?

    Darrin Giglio
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:15 am
    A few incidents that took place in Oakland, Seattle, Los Angeles, New York and Massachusetts over the last few years depict a picture of America’s Police becoming too militarized. The American police have started applying the tactics of soldiers at war in situations where the opposition involves the everyday American citizen. With the growing crime rate and increases in international threats form overseas, more stories of officers in uniform abusing their power with an overuse of force have risen to the surface. Beyond the symbolic resemblance, there is a lot more that the American law has…
  • ‘Jimmy Carter believes U.S. is spying on him’

    Darrin Giglio
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:22 am
    Jimmy Carter, the former president of the United States of America believes that his country’s own intelligence agencies are spying on him. In a recent interview with NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, Carter expressed his doubts over the ongoing actions of the National security Agency of USA. The 39th president of America has expressed his apprehensions over this spying carried out on him, as result of which he has now resorted to old ways of communication in order to prevent exploitation of his privacy. The 89 year old, former president even quoted that whenever he feels like communicating to any…
  • ‘Secret Service Agents Sent Home After Night of Drinking’.

    Darrin Giglio
    2 Apr 2014 | 8:56 am
    Another incident involving misconduct by secret service agents came to light this week when 3 agents responsible for the security of US president Barack Obama were sent home. According to sources, the three agents involved in this incident reached the Netherlands two days before the arrival of the US president and went to Huis Ter Duin Hotel, a resort town near Hague. All three of them indulged in endless drinking and one of them was so intoxicated that he couldn’t get his key to open his hotel room and passed out in the hotel lobby. Looking at the sorry state of affairs of security agents,…
  • The Gadgets of Tomorrow

    Darrin Giglio
    28 Mar 2014 | 11:25 am
    Related Posts:Thank You For Your Contacting NAIConnecticutCaliforniaNYC Private InvestigatorsNew JerseyThe post The Gadgets of Tomorrow appeared first on Private Investigators & Private Detective Agency | NAI.
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  • Evidence of Corruption in the Met Police

    Matt Thomas
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:04 am
    Who watches the watchmen? Evidence of major corruption in the Met It reads like a thriller novel – a dark tale of murder, gangsters, and a complex web of corrupt police. Sadly, however, this is all too much the reality when it comes to Scotland Yard’s detective force. The Daily Mail has revealed compelling evidence that implicates several officers in two seemingly unrelated murders – that of black teenager Stephen Lawrence in 1993, and of Private Investigator Daniel Morgan in 1987. Lawrence was just 18 when he was brutally murdered by a white gang in a racist attack, but it…
  • Robert Galbraith’s Private Detective, Cormoran Strike is Back!

    Matt Thomas
    21 Feb 2014 | 3:23 am
    Robert Galbraith can write a spellbinding detective story For most people, just a few short months ago, the news that a second Robert Galbraith novel featuring private detective Cormoran Strike is due to be published on 19th June, might have passed them by. Certainly, fans of the genre, many of whom had enjoyed his début in The Cuckoo’s Calling, would be eagerly anticipating the sequel. The story changed dramatically when it was revealed, much to the writer’s disappointment, that the aforementioned Mr Galbraith was actual a female writer called Joanne. Or perhaps, even better known…
  • Ever Thought of Hiring a Private Investigator?

    Matt Thomas
    21 Jan 2014 | 1:36 am
    The truth is out there For most of us the only time when we cross paths with a private investigator is in the movies; whether the deer-stalker and pipe of Sherlock Holmes, the smoky office and .38 Smith & Wesson of Philip Marlow or even Precious Ramotswe in the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency. The truth is that most PIs are not nearly as colourful as those characters; instead they’re just men and women who have a love of problem solving, collecting and analysing the evidence and have huge quantities of both the tenacity of the Rottweiler and the patience of Saints. They’re also very…
  • The Office Christmas Party – Will You Behave?

    Matt Thomas
    9 Dec 2013 | 7:43 am
    Catch the Christmas Cheaters; When Love and Marriage Don’t Go Hand-In-Hand Christmas isn’t just a time of good cheer and family values. It’s also a time of opportunity, especially for husbands and wives engaged in extra-marital affairs, and for those who are trying to catch out secret lovers. Opportunity knocks Take the office party, for example. A small survey by a large restaurant chain revealed this year that around a quarter of all office workers questioned had kissed a colleague at a Christmas party. That’s a lot of people. The beery, giggly kiss under the mistletoe can have…
  • 6 private investigators who left a lasting legacy

    Matt Thomas
    21 Oct 2013 | 1:14 am
    Private investigators have made their way into some of the biggest TV shows, movies and books in history. Whether it’s The Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew or the iconic Sherlock Holmes, fictional private investigators have become an integral part of modern culture. However, like all the best fiction, their stories were inspired by real life. Private investigators have had their good names tarnished in recent years – largely due to the phone hacking scandal. Despite the introduction of new legislation in the UK, they still play an important role in finding people and uncovering wrongdoing…
 
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    Sword and Scale

  • Sword and Scale Episode 13

    Mike Boudet
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    This week we’re joined by former ex-inmate Glenn Langohr, who spent 10 years behind bars at some of California’s toughest level 4 prisons, before reinventing himself as a best-selling author. His latest book, Prison Riot, takes the reader through the details of an actual prison riot he was involved in at California’s Solano State Prison. We also talk to Professor Natasha A. Frost, author of the book The Punishment Imperative: The Rise and Failure of Mass Incarceration in America, about America’s addiction with prisons and exactly how much it is costing us. We’ll…
  • Sword and Scale Episode 12

    Mike Boudet
    25 Mar 2014 | 10:01 pm
    When 20-year-old Morgan Ingram tragically died in 2011, the family couldn’t deal with their grief. What followed was a bizarre and prolonged Internet campaign of hate which has attempted to ruin the lives of at least a dozen people. Sword and Scale followed the rabbit hole to see where it would go, and we soon found that the pattern of behavior can be traced back to a mysterious individual named Sarah Afshar who interviewed Morgan’s mom seems to have some sort of close relationship with. We dive head-first into this story and examine every aspect of it. No stone is left unturned.
  • Sword and Scale Episode 11

    Mike Boudet
    18 Mar 2014 | 10:01 pm
    What happens when a family’s grief slips into malice and madness, when a mother is so hell-bent on being portrayed as a victim that she begins victimizing everyone who doesn’t see her as one?  Welcome to the sad story of Morgan Ingram‘s untimely death and the circus of insanity that followed and continues to this day. When Morgan’s car was keyed in 2011, a bizarre narrative began to unfold which consisted of a maniac serial-stalker who would terrorize the Ingram family for months.  This methodical madman with unbelievable speed and agility was able to go undetected…
  • Sword and Scale Episode 10

    Mike Boudet
    11 Mar 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Any untimely death is a tragedy, but when the victim is young, beautiful, and an all-around wonderful person, the whole thing seems to be much worse. Unfortunately, there are two high-profile cases in the news this week that fit this too-familiar mold. We walk you through the backstory of both of them, told by those who knew the victims best. We also speak to high profile crime experts Levi Page, host of The Levi Page Show and frequents HLN contributor and Cathy Russon from CourtChatter.com. The first case is that of nursing student Holly Bobo, who was abducted from her home in 2011. The case…
  • Sword and Scale Episode 9

    Mike Boudet
    25 Feb 2014 | 9:01 pm
    If you had to choose a method of execution for yourself, which would you choose? What if you learned that what is considered the most “humane” method of execution is probably the most painful? We discuss the controversy behind lethal injections, and why just about any other method may be a better option. Convicted murderer Dennis McGuire found out about this the hard way, and his botched execution left onlookers stunned and horrified. We also hear a bizarre murder confession caught on tape by a news crew that ends up becoming part of the story. It’s clear that schizophrenia…
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  • Sword and Scale Episode 13

    Mike Boudet
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    This week we’re joined by former ex-inmate Glenn Langohr, who spent 10 years behind bars at some of California’s toughest level 4 prisons, before reinventing himself as a best-selling author. His latest book, Prison Riot, takes the reader through the details of an actual prison riot he was involved in at California’s Solano State Prison. We also talk to Professor Natasha A. Frost, author of the book The Punishment Imperative: The Rise and Failure of Mass Incarceration in America, about America’s addiction with prisons and exactly how much it is costing us. We’ll…
  • Nutraloaf is The Worst Loaf

    Mike Boudet
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:56 am
    So we’re working on a very interesting story about prison. The show will talk about different aspects of the topic, including a one-on-one interview with a former inmate of a high-security prison, a professor who believes America is addicted to incarceration, and prison food, which is only the second most dreaded aspect of being locked up for heterosexual males. One of the simple joys of life is good food. I’ve been known to say many times that I would prefer death to being stuck eating only one particular type of food for my entire life, say from a particular culture. In other…
  • I Don’t Like Mondays

    Natalie Bedia
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:59 am
    Brenda Spencer was from San Diego, California. At some point in her childhood her parents were divorced. Brenda lived an impoverished life with her father Wallace. They slept on a single mattress on the floor and empty alcohol bottles around the house. She is said to have self-identified herself as being gay from birth. In 1978 Spencer was sent to a facility for problem students, after being sent due to truancy. The staff had warned her parents that she was suicidal. Spencer was known to hunt bird in the neighborhood, the summer of 1978 she was arrested for shooting out windows of Cleveland…
  • Sins of the Father

    Jesus Rodriguez
    29 Mar 2014 | 4:50 pm
    This is a story about forbidden love, murder, and the only priest in the history of the United States to have died in the electric chair. Born in 1881, Hans Schmidt was ordained as a Roman Catholic priest in Mainz, Germany, in 1906.  Handsome and charismatic, he appeared to be a bright young star in the German church.  His enthusiasm was contagious, and his willingness to take on any assignment held the promise of a long and fruitful career in the service of God. With the influx of thousands of Germans and other Europeans onto American shores at the turn of the 20th century, priests like…
  • Sword and Scale Episode 12

    Mike Boudet
    25 Mar 2014 | 10:01 pm
    When 20-year-old Morgan Ingram tragically died in 2011, the family couldn’t deal with their grief. What followed was a bizarre and prolonged Internet campaign of hate which has attempted to ruin the lives of at least a dozen people. Sword and Scale followed the rabbit hole to see where it would go, and we soon found that the pattern of behavior can be traced back to a mysterious individual named Sarah Afshar who interviewed Morgan’s mom seems to have some sort of close relationship with. We dive head-first into this story and examine every aspect of it. No stone is left unturned.
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