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Guest Post: Rolling Stone – A Case against Censorship

July 18, 2013


guest post by Warren J. Blumenfeld Editor’s Note: This piece is printed with permission. We provided the images and links.  The release of Rolling Stone’s August 2013 issue featuring bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on its cover has set ablaze a virtual firestorm of protest. A long list of celebrities, including John Rich, Kelly and Jack Osbourn, […]

CrimeDime July 2012 Roundup

July 31, 2012


Ah, July. That time of year thou mayst in me behold dripping sweat, vacation zen, and glacially chilled iced tea. It’s when we ponder the legality of lemonade stands, and wonder if we can send the cops after those kids whose grimy hands may have given us dysentery. It’s also when we fire up the […]

Guest Post: Child Abuse in the Name of God

July 18, 2012


guest post by Warren J. Blumenfeld Editor’s Note: This piece is printed with permission. We provided the images and links.  “You’ve got to be taught To hate and fear, You’ve got to be taught From year to year, It’s got to be drummed In your dear little ear You’ve got to be carefully taught. You’ve […]

Guest Post: David Couper on Improving Police

July 17, 2012


by David Couper We live in a nation of big values and big ideas. Our Constitution proclaims certain rights to be inalienable – life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Of course, not all rights have been applied to all people at all times during our nation’s history. Nevertheless, our values are huge. The enormity […]

The Stupid Scandal That Won’t Die: Muffingate

July 16, 2012


When the story broke it had all the ingredients of a scrumptious scandal inside the beltway. An accounting and auditing report found that the Department of Justice had paid sixteen dollars,each, for muffins provided at a conference. What kind of muffins can you get for sixteen bucks, wondered reporters, bloggers, and pundits. It was just […]

The Ebb and Flow Across the Thin Blue Line: The Difference between Private and Public Sector Security and Investigations

July 10, 2012


by Pamela S. You’re pushing your Dodge Grand Caravan 30 miles per hour over the speed limit. The subject of your investigation is crisscrossing lanes like a hare being chased by a greyhound. Coming up from the rear, a Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, lights flashing, pulls you over. Your subject is a distant memory. […]

CrimeDime June 2012 Roundup

June 29, 2012


Ah, June. It is the half-way point in our calendar year, the midway benchmark that reminds us that we gave up on most of our New Year’s resolutions by the end of March and started seven new terrible habits by the end of April. June is sunshine and happiness, rainbows arching over unicorns who dance […]