Crime Will Play A Major Role in the Midterm Elections

  Crime and Congress Highlights 78 percent of Americans worry about crime and violence a great deal or a fair amount, the same as health care, the number one issue-Gallup. If the Republicans keep control of the House of Representatives, it may be predicated on how their understanding of fear of crime and solutions that […]

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  Crime and Congress Highlights 78 percent of Americans worry about crime and violence a great deal or a fair amount, the same as health care, the number one issue-Gallup. If the Republicans keep control of the House of Representatives, it may be predicated on how their understanding of fear of crime and solutions that […]

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Chicago Cop Jason van Dyke, The Real Story

This case was prosecuted for purly political reasons!There are over 3500 stories on this blog
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This case was prosecuted for purly political reasons!

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We Can’t Agree on Basic Facts When Discussing Crime

Observations How to communicate effectively when people can’t agree on basic facts. Media and public relations are best served when we acknowledge that people hold beliefs that we may consider wrong or unsupportable, but insulting or disregarding those opinions causes people to entrench. When they do, they are no longer listening. Respect for the beliefs […]

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Observations How to communicate effectively when people can’t agree on basic facts. Media and public relations are best served when we acknowledge that people hold beliefs that we may consider wrong or unsupportable, but insulting or disregarding those opinions causes people to entrench. When they do, they are no longer listening. Respect for the beliefs […]

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"Two Stage" BMW Theft Attempt

Modern cars have alarm systems that automatically connect to a remote call center. This makes cars harder to steal, since tripping the alarm causes a quick response. This article describes a theft attempt that tried to neutralize that security system. In the first attack, the thieves just disabled the alarm system and then left. If the owner had not immediately…

Modern cars have alarm systems that automatically connect to a remote call center. This makes cars harder to steal, since tripping the alarm causes a quick response. This article describes a theft attempt that tried to neutralize that security system. In the first attack, the thieves just disabled the alarm system and then left. If the owner had not immediately repaired the car, the thieves would have returned the next night and -- no longer working under time pressure -- stolen the car.

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The Public Is Responsible for Crime-Not Cops

Observations Cops take the heat for rising crime, but that emphasis is misplaced. It’s communities that control crime. This is criminology 101. But if you want to see the power of law enforcement, remove them or criticize them to the point of inaction and see what happens. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior […]

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Observations Cops take the heat for rising crime, but that emphasis is misplaced. It’s communities that control crime. This is criminology 101. But if you want to see the power of law enforcement, remove them or criticize them to the point of inaction and see what happens. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior […]

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Mayor, Ex-Police Boss Spar Over Chicago’s Crime Woes

Ex-Superintendent Garry McCarthy is running for mayor against Rahm Emanuel, who fired him in 2015. McCarthy says Emanuel has “created a political environment that is emboldening criminals while hamstringing the police.” Emanuel replied that McCarthy was whistling a different tune five years ago.

Mayoral candidate and former Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Monday he’ll tackle the city’s crime woes largely by removing politics from the police department, charging that Mayor Rahm Emanuel has meddled far too often in the city’s policing strategies, reports the city’s Tribune. McCarthy made the remarks as he rolled out his campaign’s crime reduction policy outside the police department’s Bronzeville headquarters, where he criticized Emanuel for increased homicide numbers since the mayor fired him as the city’s top cop in December 2015. If elected in the February 2019 election, McCarthy pledged to run a policing strategy guided by “fundamental fairness” with better community relations, improved public trust and less interference from City Hall. “This administration has created a political environment that is emboldening criminals while hamstringing the police. The results have been disastrous, and we have to reverse that trend,” McCarthy said.

During a simultaneous news conference, Emanuel defended his handling of the Police Department and accused McCarthy of holding a different opinion of his leadership style when the two worked together. Emanuel fired McCarthy amid the fallout of the 2015 release of the Laquan McDonald police shooting video, which led to weeks of street demonstrations, accusations of a cover-up and calls for Emanuel’s resignation. “That was then and this is now,” Emanuel said. “You should ask him what changed.” McCarthy said he believes one of the reasons Emanuel fired him was because he resisted the mayor’s attempt to micromanage the department. Today, he said, “Policies are being driven by City Hall, and quite frankly, they’re not the experts that need to be doing that.” The duel of words played out as Chicago violence was again the subject of national attention after a weekend during which 12 were shot dead and another 63 were wounded.

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Baltimore Crime And American Policing

Background USA Today offered an analysis addressing why Baltimore has become America’s deadliest city. Their article examined police “disengagement” as an explanation for the profound rise of violence in Baltimore. By disengagement, they mean a lack of proactive, self-initiated policing. There are additional reports responding to the USA Today article harshly critical of cops. The […]

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Background USA Today offered an analysis addressing why Baltimore has become America’s deadliest city. Their article examined police “disengagement” as an explanation for the profound rise of violence in Baltimore. By disengagement, they mean a lack of proactive, self-initiated policing. There are additional reports responding to the USA Today article harshly critical of cops. The […]

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On Financial Fraud

There are some good lessons in this article on financial fraud: That’s how we got it so wrong. We were looking for incidental breaches of technical regulations, not systematic crime. And the thing is, that’s normal. The nature of fraud is that it works outside your field of vision, subverting the normal checks and balances so that the world changes…

There are some good lessons in this article on financial fraud:

That's how we got it so wrong. We were looking for incidental breaches of technical regulations, not systematic crime. And the thing is, that's normal. The nature of fraud is that it works outside your field of vision, subverting the normal checks and balances so that the world changes while the picture stays the same. People in financial markets have been missing the wood for the trees for as long as there have been markets.

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Trust -- particularly between complete strangers, with no interactions beside relatively anonymous market transactions -- is the basis of the modern industrial economy. And the story of the development of the modern economy is in large part the story of the invention and improvement of technologies and institutions for managing that trust.

And as industrial society develops, it becomes easier to be a victim. In The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith described how prosperity derived from the division of labour -- the 18 distinct operations that went into the manufacture of a pin, for example. While this was going on, the modern world also saw a growing division of trust. The more a society benefits from the division of labour in checking up on things, the further you can go into a con game before you realise that you're in one.

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Libor teaches us a valuable lesson about commercial fraud -- that unlike other crimes, it has a problem of denial as well as one of detection. There are very few other criminal acts where the victim not only consents to the criminal act, but voluntarily transfers the money or valuable goods to the criminal. And the hierarchies, status distinctions and networks that make up a modern economy also create powerful psychological barriers against seeing fraud when it is happening. White-collar crime is partly defined by the kind of person who commits it: a person of high status in the community, the kind of person who is always given the benefit of the doubt.

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Fraudsters don't play on moral weaknesses, greed or fear; they play on weaknesses in the system of checks and balances -- the audit processes that are meant to supplement an overall environment of trust. One point that comes up again and again when looking at famous and large-scale frauds is that, in many cases, everything could have been brought to a halt at a very early stage if anyone had taken care to confirm all the facts. But nobody does confirm all the facts. There are just too bloody many of them. Even after the financial rubble has settled and the arrests been made, this is a huge problem.

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Riding a Mandate, Mexican Prez Vows Crime Crackdown

After winning the Mexican presidency in a landslide, Andrés Manuel López Obrador plans to leverage his strong political mandate to tackle the rampant violence that has ravaged the country for more than a decade. He faces a daunting task.

Mexican President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador plans to leverage his strong political mandate to tackle the rampant violence ravaging the country, reports the Wall Street Journal. López Obrador intends to take personal command of Mexico’s security strategy, rein in errant state governors and eradicate the corruption that fuels violence, said Alfonso Durazo, a veteran politician who the president-elect has chosen to head a new Public Security Ministry after the Dec. 1 inauguration. They are taking on a daunting challenge. Violence exploded in Mexico after 2006, when the government declared war on powerful drug cartels that control swaths of the nation’s territory. In 2017, there were close to 30,000 homicides, the most since modern records began in 1997.

Polls identified the rise in violence and corruption as being among the main reasons that more than 53% of Mexican voters cast their ballots on July 1 for López Obrador. The overwhelming victory gives him the political capital to exact cooperation from Mexico’s governors, Durazo said. “We have exceptional conditions, and we are betting on that,” he said. The lack of policy details, however, has rendered some experts skeptical. López Obrador has said he would create a National Guard as the main weapon to fight crime, but has offered no specifics on the plan. Beginning next month, Durazo is set to coordinate a series of seminars in different parts of the country to discuss security policy. Meanwhile, violence continues to rise, with 18% more homicides in the first half of 2018 than in the same period last year. And in the past, changes of administration at the state and municipal levels have often led to spikes in criminal violence as links sever between corrupt officials and criminal organizations.

from https://thecrimereport.org