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  • Senior citizens are especially appealing targets for criminals
    Senior citizens are especially appealing targets for criminals
    Criminals prefer to victimize people who are easy targets. The elderly are easy targets for criminals because they:Have diminished eyesight and weakened hearing, both of which makes them easier to surprise.Have slow reactions and weak muscles,...
  • 5 everyday items that can be put to criminal use
    5 everyday items that can be put to criminal use
    There are sophisticated ways to break into a home, steal a car, rip off a bicycle. But only about 10% of thieves are professional. Most homes that are broken into are accessed through an unlocked door or window. Most stolen cars had the keys in...
  • Life rolls on as I get older in 2014: Change and Evil in the air
    Life rolls on as I get older in 2014: Change and Evil in the air
    I am getting older. It happens. Even though I have the mind of a young man—say…in his 20s—my body is not following suit. Nor is general acceptance of events always a given these days. Things and people that have formed a...
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    Thief posts to Facebook from crime scene
    It’s hard to take more than three steps without hearing someone's pretentious rant about how technology, especially social media, is ruining our society and making us dumber. However, a thief who robbed a Minnesota home on Thursday is...
  • 'Inside Edition' reports about criminals caught when they posted crimes online
    'Inside Edition' reports about criminals caught when they posted crimes online
    "Inside Edition" on Thursday reported about stupid lawbreakers who proudly posted their crimes on Facebook and other social media. The criminals made it quite easy for law officials to track them down and charge them."Inside Edition...
  • You can help the police to catch criminals
    You can help the police to catch criminals
    This article discusses how law abiding citizens can give good descriptions of criminal suspects to the police. Especially with recent police budget cutbacks, there are not enough police officers and crime cameras available. The eyes and ears of...
  • Cops
    Cops
    The TV and DVD series, “Cops,” can teach the general public how to be more “street smart” about street criminals and more knowledgeable about police officers. This education will help law abiding citizens to better avoid...
  • New bill would make it a crime for police to tip off criminals
    New bill would make police tipping off criminals a crime
    Should police be allowed to tip off criminals?State Sen. Dave Koehler (D) doesn't think so. He's sponsoring a bill that would make it a felony.In 1998, a police dispatcher warned a drug dealer that the police were near his home. A trial...
  • Nobody is immune from crime
    Nobody is immune from crime
    A common misperception is that those who live in safe neighborhoods or in rural locations have little chance of being victimized by criminals. That is not true because:Most rural people eventually will have some reason to drive in cities with high...
  • Is Black Friday turning into Black November?
    Is Black Friday going to become Black November?
    This article will discuss the personal safety impacts of the extended Christmas shopping season. This year, for example, Walmart will offer some Christmas deals as early as November first, and other stores will offer their Christmas deals that...
  • Kathleen Sebelius
    Kathleen Sebelius: Convicted felons could be Obamacare navigators
    During a hearing before the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said convicted felons could be Obamacare navigators, handling sensitive personal information, the Daily Caller reported.&ldquo...
  • Brooklyn waterfront
    Fall mysteries and thrillers
    The darkening days of fall afford the right tone for curling up with a good mystery or thriller. Here are some titles worth reading."Human Remains" (Harper, $15.99) by Elizabeth Haynes relies on the author's skill as a police analyst...
  • Illegal immigration
    Report: Administration working to hide aid to criminals in immigration bill
    On Monday, the Daily Caller reported that the Obama administration is working to hide provisions in the Senate "Gang of Eight" immigration bill that would let criminal immigrants remain in the country.“The bill has a number of...
  • Crime victims often practice bad safety habits
    Crime victims often practice bad safety habits
    Bad safety habits can be seductive. There can be advantages to these bad safety habits, and 99 percent of the time, the keepers of these bad safety habits might be only rewarded. For example, motorists can save money by buying cheap gas at gas...
  • Most people will never commit a crime but the fascination with criminals still lingers.
    5 popular kinds of villains in fiction
    Many people are fascinated with dark and disturbing topics, especially in fictional formats where the crimes and the horrors of the actions are not real. Only a minority of people will ever actually commit a crime but criminal behavior is a...