Brown, Esbensen and Geis’ Criminology 7th Edition expresses problems with the Uniform Crime Reports dryly:
“The UCR also can be a tool for political manipulation. Police administrators sometimes rely upon these data to justify requests for additional money for personnel, equipment, and training. At other times, the Crime Index can be manipulated by a department […]
At 9:15 pm, the NYPD demanded that Occupy Wall Street take down all its signs within 15 minutes, or the police themselves would take the signs away.
What happened to the constitutional First Amendment right to peaceably assemble, petition for the redress of grievance, and engage in acts of free speech? What happened to […]
A self-described psychic called the police with the story about the mass grave, but there was nothing on the scene that was like what she told police officers to look for. Not only local police, but also the FBI, were called in to search the property. There was no mass grave. There were no dead bodies. […]
The passage last week of SB 1070 has led to the legalization of the nation’s most draconian racial profiling scheme yet. This bill, now signed into law in my former home state of Arizona, would make it a crime to be an illegal immigrant anywhere in the state of Arizona. The Arizona State Legislature has […]
The UK Human Genetics Commission reports on DNA database sweeps by the British police:
It is now the norm to arrest offenders for everything if there is a power to do so … It is apparently understood by serving police officers that one of the reasons, if not the reason, for the change in practice […]
iWatchLA Public Service Announcement:
What Is iWATCH?
iWATCH, iREPORT, i KEEP US SAFE (iWATCH) is a community program to help your neighborhood stay safe from terrorist activities.
You and your fellow community members can report behaviors and activities that make you feel uncomfortable or do not look right (suspicious behaviors).
iWATCH is […]
My favorite line from the story, came from the “hero” who had to grapple with a fake bomb: “Anybody who doesn’t stare me in the face, I get a little nervous with.” […]
When taking my kids on a walk up to the campus of the Ohio State University last week, I spotted this sticker placed on a flagpole. The small text reads “trust, respect, and communication are essential to healthy community; protect your friends and neighbors from uniformed gang members and other suspicious characters.”
Now that’s cheeky, […]
Will anyone at the Republican National Convention even apologize for this illegal arrest of journalists attempting to cover the event? I’m not expecting to hear any such admission of wrongdoing. […]