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Ash Street shootout: The night that changed Tacoma′s Hilltop Crime News - The News Tribune

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Category: Crime

From www.thenewstribune.com

Ten minutes, 300 shots. Army Rangers versus gangsters. Bullet holes and broken windows. The night of Sept. 23, 1989 turned the Tacoma Hilltop into a national bulls-eye, an emblem of unrest.

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The Incredible Rise and Fall of High-Flying Art Scammers Helene and Wolfgang Beltracchi Vanity Fair

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Saturday, October 13, 2012
Category: Crime

From www.vanityfair.com

How did a self-described German hippie and his wife pull off one of the biggest, most lucrative cons in art-world history? And how did they finally get nailed?

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How The Federal Government Is Killing Community Policing

Thursday, October 4, 2012
Category: Crime

From www.tnr.com

With feds and local cops increasing their collaborations and seeking funding to expand their joint investigations, we may be seeing the end of “community policing” as we’ve known it. In the short run, this has been a good thing, since crime has grown more complex and stiff federal penalties are often necessary deterrents.

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What Happens to Stolen Bicycles?

Thursday, September 27, 2012
Category: Crime

From blog.priceonomics.com

Using this risk-return framework for crime, it begins to be clear why there is so much bike theft. For all practical purposes, stealing a bike is risk-free crime. It turns out there is a near zero chance you will be caught stealing a bike (see here) and if you are, the consequences are minimal.

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Cosmo, the Hacker ′God′ Who Fell to Earth Gadget Lab Wired.com

Monday, September 17, 2012
Category: Crime

From www.wired.com

Cosmo squirms in his chair as we sit in his grandmother’s living room. Her small apartment, with dark brown carpeting, is directly downstairs from his own. The front door is open to let the breeze blow.

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The burglar who uses taxis to collect him from break-ins

Saturday, September 1, 2012
Category: Crime

From www.irishtimes.com

There’s no door or window you can’t get past with the tools; a Philips screwdriver, a jemmy bar, a hammer. When you get in, if the alarm goes off you’ve two or three minutes [to] fly around the gaff looking for the money.

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The Imposter: interview with the Chameleon - Telegraph

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Saturday, August 25, 2012
Category: Crime

From www.telegraph.co.uk

he Imposter is just such a story " and it is one of the most astonishing documentary films that you will see this, or any other, year. It begins with a 13-year-old American boy, Nicholas Barclay, who in 1994 disappeared near his home in San Antonio, Texas.

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The Great Ponzi by Mark Pulham Crime Magazine

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Category: Crime

From www.crimemagazine.com

The Ponzi scheme has now become so common that, seemingly, hardly a month goes by without hearing an incident of another one. The financial pages are always reporting them, and those who run them become criminal superstars.

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One of America′s Top Psychics -- And Like All of Them, a Complete Fraud

Thursday, August 9, 2012
Category: Crime

From www.alternet.org

yrone Power is the Great Stanton, a carnival psychic. He gives the sheriff that famous standard reading that manages to turn the tables to his advantage and directs the law away from their initial plan to bust him.

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Science on crack: the chemistry of illegal drugs, 1 Puff the Mutant Dragon

Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Category: Crime

From puffthemutantdragon.wordpress.com

What most people call cocaine is actually the hydrochloride salt, cocaine HCl. Crack cocaine, by contrast, is the freebase form. When crackheads cook up their narcotic drug of choice, they’re mixing some cocaine HCl with a weak base in water, and so they end up with pure freebase cocaine (aka crack) which forms an oily slick.

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