Crime

Mass Shooting at Ft. Hood

on Wednesday, 02 April 2014. Posted in Crime, Top Stories, U.S.

Reports of more than a dozen hurt and several killed.

Mass Shooting at Ft. Hood

Just a few years after Nidal Hassan killed 13 people in a mass shooting at Fort Hood, another shooting kills four and injures 14.

How to Protect Yourself Against Escalating Public Violence: 3 Tips for Dealing with a New Age of Aggression

on Friday, 31 January 2014. Posted in Crime, U.S.

Dimoff: "Society has changed. What once was considered very inappropriate or even taboo behavior is now accepted as the norm – even considered justified by some."

How to Protect Yourself Against Escalating Public Violence: 3 Tips for Dealing with a New Age of Aggression

For the second consecutive year, crimes including assault, robbery, theft, burglary and rape have increased, according to a recent National Crime Victimization Survey published by the Bureau of Justice Statistics. The two-year ascension ends a two-decade decline.

Candace Lightner: From MADD to Glad For Lives Saved

Written by Terry Duschinski on Thursday, 07 November 2013. Posted in Crime, U.S., Opinion, Guest Column

We will never know who among us is counted in the half-million or more alive today because Candace Lightner turned a personal tragedy into a resounding triumph.

Candace Lightner: From MADD to Glad For Lives Saved

Candace Lightner hasn’t compiled the data herself, but officials who study highway safety tell her more than a half-million lives – 600,000 in fact – have been preserved since the effort she spearheaded to curtail drunk driving. It’s the kind of accomplishment for which the Smithsonian Institute requests your memorabilia but more importantly it makes a life that lasted only 13 years a triumph over tragedy.

Garage OPSEC

Written by Eric Peters on Thursday, 15 August 2013. Posted in Crime, U.S.

Remember that thieves are hyenas – they like to prey on the weak and helpless. If you’re obviously neither, the odds are good they’ll try elsewhere.

Garage OPSEC

If you’re a gearhead, you’ve probably got a lot of stuff in your garage. Expensive stuff. Collectible cars. Bikes. Tools and equipment. There might be more value in your garage than inside your house. But ironically, the garage is often the least secure part of the house. Thieves are well-aware of this.

Justice Department Accused of Supporting Anti-Zimmerman Protests

Written by Dennis Behreandt on Thursday, 11 July 2013. Posted in Crime, U.S.

An FOIA request submitted by Judicial Watch turns up hundreds of pages of documents that indicate that a little known DOJ agency likely supported racially charged protests following the killing of Trayvon Martin.

Justice Department Accused of Supporting Anti-Zimmerman Protests

In the wake of the death of Trayvon Martin, outrage over his shooting brought mass protests against George Zimmerman and police in Florida. At the same time, the media spun the story in the worst possible light, taking every possible step to force Americans to conclude that Zimmerman was a white racist who killed Martin after racially profiling him. None of this was true.

New Documentary Will Provide New Evidence of a Missile Strike on TWA 800

Written by Dennis Behreandt on Thursday, 20 June 2013. Posted in Crime, U.S.

According to government investigators, TWA Flight 800 crashed when its fuel tank exploded. A new documentary casts fresh doubt on that conclusion.

New Documentary Will Provide New Evidence of a Missile Strike on TWA 800

When TWA 800 crashed off Long Island in 1996, witness reports indicated at the time that it seemed that the airliner, carrying over 200 people, was shot down by a missile. Federal authorities at that time dismissed the idea, and when the multiyear official investigation finally wrapped up, the conclusion was that the aircraft's center fuel tank exploded.

The Legal Aftermath of Domestic Violence

on Friday, 15 March 2013. Posted in Crime, U.S.

Domestic violence remains a problem. Victims should immediately seek help, including legal advice if necessary.

The Legal Aftermath of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence affects more than just the victim. It can also have serious repercussions for anyone who witnesses the abuse such as children, friends and family. The psychological scars can be carried with these innocent parties into adulthood and hinder the way they perform in social settings.

Two Die in Violent Knife Attack in Guam

Written by Dennis Behreandt on Thursday, 14 February 2013. Posted in Crime, U.S.

Two Japanese women were slain and 11 others were hurt in a vehicle and knife assault on Guam that demonstrates that criminals will still commit violent crimes even in the absence of firearms.

Two Die in Violent Knife Attack in Guam

A man crashed his car into a convenience store in a popular tourist resort in the U.S. Territory of Guam on Tuesday, then began randomly stabbing those nearby.

Mistakenly Sentenced: Innocent Behind Bars

on Tuesday, 22 January 2013. Posted in Crime, U.S.

The American justice system faces significant challenges and sometimes the rights of citizens are trampled by overzealous prosecutions and problems with evidence. As a result, too many people are jailed for crimes they didn't commit.

Mistakenly Sentenced: Innocent Behind Bars

Innocent Until Proven Guilty

That phrase is said to be the undeniable right for every citizen who gets in trouble with the law. However, the consequences of being proven guilty with incorrect proof can land innocent citizens behind bars. The fact that witnesses can lie, subconsciously or consciously, is a serious hole in the American judicial system.

A Felon's Biggest Sentence Outside Prison Walls: Long-term Loss of Rights

on Friday, 28 December 2012. Posted in Crime, U.S.

The United States incarcerates more people than any other Western nation. But the penalties for felony convictions only start with jail.

A Felon's Biggest Sentence Outside Prison Walls: Long-term Loss of Rights

There are a slew of reasons to avoid illegal activities but your average citizen may not be aware of some of the most deterring. Receiving a felony conviction can be devastating in a variety of ways. Aside from time spent in jail, felons face a variety of difficult challenges upon reentering society, and some of these challenges can be lifelong hardships. Unfortunately, because of these challenges, many felons return to a life of crime and only perpetuate the cycle.

When Man's Best Friend Becomes the Enemy: Understanding Dog Bite Statutes

on Monday, 19 November 2012. Posted in Crime, U.S.

Dog bite laws aren’t that complex, but they do vary in most areas. Knowing the laws and other dog bite related issues can help a pet owner protect themselves from liability.

When Man's Best Friend Becomes the Enemy: Understanding Dog Bite Statutes

Dogs are the only animals in the world that have gained the distinction of “man’s best friend”. This is why it is sometimes surprising when a dog, especially someone’s pet, attacks and bites a human. This often leaves a dog’s owner liable for medical bills and even the pain and suffering of the person that their dog bit. Dog bite laws aren’t that complex, but they do vary in most areas. Knowing the laws and other dog bite related issues can help a pet owner protect themselves from liability.

7 Reasons it May be Worth it to Fight Your Traffic Ticket

on Monday, 17 September 2012. Posted in Crime, U.S.

Traffic tickets can be more expensive than they seem on face value alone. In addition to their direct cost, they have implications for insurance rates and even whether one's license is revoked. As a result, fighting the ticket can be a good option.

7 Reasons it May be Worth it to Fight Your Traffic Ticket

Many people know the sinking feeling in the pit of their stomach when they see a police officer’s flashing blue lights behind them. When a driver is ticketed for breaking a traffic law it will usually lead to more problems than just having a fine to pay. Even with this being the case, most people are content with just paying the citation off and moving on with their life. It is important to know, however, that an officer’s statement accusing a person of breaking the law does not equate to an automatic conviction. There are at least seven instances in which a person may benefit from fighting a traffic ticket.

Identity Theft Protection Plans: What Do They Really Protect?

on Friday, 31 August 2012. Posted in Crime, U.S.

Identity theft has been a growing problem, and can be a devastating blow to a family. Some services claim to provide protection, but are they really necessary?

Identity Theft Protection Plans: What Do They Really Protect?

Identity theft has increased at an alarming rate in recent years. The proliferation of digital transactions has made it easier for crucial information to seep through the cracks, and there are plenty of opportunities for enterprising thieves to get their hands on someone's sensitive data. Unfortunately, none of the systems currently in place were designed without fail-safe mechanisms, and the services offered by companies like LifeLock often fail to provide anything that can't be had for free. Despite this, such companies claim that their customers are far safer with an identity protection service than without one, but if the state of modern commerce has taught people anything, it's that no one should trust companies to be honest about their services.

Homicidal Man Held in Death of Daughters in Wisconsin

Written by Dennis Behreandt on Wednesday, 11 July 2012. Posted in Crime, U.S.

Divorced North Dakota man Aaron Schaffhausen told his ex wife that he had harmed his children; Police find the bodies of three young girls after responding to their home.

Homicidal Man Held in Death of Daughters in Wisconsin

A man accused of killing his three daughters is being held on charges of first degree intentional homicide by the St. Croix County Sheriff’s office in Wisconsin.

Women Alone In the City: Maximizing Your Safety In the Modern Metropolis

on Friday, 29 June 2012. Posted in Crime, U.S.

Living and working in large cities offers a lifestyle of many conveniences and opportunities, but also dangers. To keep safe, use common sense and follow a few basic rules.

Women Alone In the City: Maximizing Your Safety In the Modern Metropolis

The first solo move is always the toughest one, but life is never truly easy when you're bouncing around a bustling city by yourself. Whether you're moving to a big city after living in half a dozen other conurbations over the years or you're fresh off the farm, adjusting to life as a single female in a crowded new place can be a challenge.

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