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Entries from January 2006

The Detectives Will Like This Quote

January 31st, 2006 · Comments Off

“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” – Leo Tolstoy They told me pretty much the exact same thing, except they would also add imagination and I would have to agree.

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Two Suggestions for the Cold Case Squad

January 28th, 2006 · Comments Off

The NYPD might want to recruit one or more detectives with a background in science for the Cold Case Squad, to overcome a general reluctance within the police department to embrace new scientific methods of police work. “Every single crime scene should be examined by a scientist,” Dr. Robert Shaler suggests. “ME’s are not forensic […]

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What’s the Point?

January 26th, 2006 · 2 Comments

A number of people believe there should be a statute of limitations for murder. Early in my research, I interviewed attorney Scott Tulman, who in 1988 defended someone named Raymond for the murder of someone else in 1977. “Their lives are disrupted and ruined,” he said, speaking about the defendant. “We live our lives, and […]

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Villa Loretta Home for Wayward Girls

January 22nd, 2006 · 1 Comment

In my book I talk about a young girl who had just gotten out of the Villa Loretta Home for Wayward Girls in Peekskill, NY, where she’d been committed when she was 16, four months after her mother died. Run by the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, Villa Loretta was where you went if you […]

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