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Entries from June 2006

Letter from Det. Thomas J. Wray

June 28th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Dear Stacy: I just wanted to say “Thank You” for your very kind words concerning my retirement in your June 20th posting. I would also like to take this occasion to thank the people of the City of New York for giving me the opportunity to serve them for the past 32 years. It was […]

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Tags: Old Murder Cases

I See Cold Cases

June 20th, 2006 · Comments Off on I See Cold Cases

When I look through the FBI’s Preliminary Crime Reports for 2005, I see it in terms of how many murders will not be solved. I always talk about New York, so let’s look at the rest of America. Good God, Texas is a murderous state (no offense, Texas). Dallas has had 676 murders in the […]

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Tags: Homicide Facts


June 11th, 2006 · Comments Off on Indefensible

David Feige, a defense attorney who has contributed to my understanding from the defense point-of-view, has written a book titled, Indefensible: One Lawyer’s Journey into the Inferno of American Justice. From the Publisher’s Weekly review: This tragicomic expose is a roller-coaster ride through the world of justice in the South Bronx. Former trial chief of […]

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Tags: New Websites, Books and other Resources

Declining Clearance Rates – Part 4

June 5th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Normally, when a particular area of the city shows an increase in crime, the NYPD sends in reinforcements. The fastest growing category of crime in New York is unsolved crimes. When talking to law enforcement, I always ask, “Why do you think clearance rates for murder are going down?” I’ve got my theories, which I’ve […]

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Tags: Cold Case Investigation Facts