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Entries Tagged as 'Police History'

New York Homicide Totals 1900-2007

September 5th, 2008 · 2 Comments

The new software that I use for this blog has a nice feature.  It shows me what search terms people used that led them to this site. I learned that a lot of people are looking for homicide totals for New York.  So I made of pdf of a chart from my book which shows […]

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Tags: Homicide Facts · Police History

A Gold Mine in Retirement

March 4th, 2007 · No Comments

People who have retired from law enforcement are an amazing resource. A lot of that must be due to the fact that they are finally free of all the politics that come with the job. I’ve been looking into a 1934 San Francisco case and I was referred to retired Deputy Chief Kevin J. Mullen. […]

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Tags: New Websites, Books and other Resources · Old Murder Cases · Police History

Michael Cilone Dies

December 7th, 2006 · No Comments

I just heard that one of the Cold Case detective’s criminal informants died. I know some people might take this the wrong way, but it’s weirdly sad. He was a limited man. It’s like the universe crushing a wounded animal after it spent three hours trying to cross a highway. If nothing else, Cilone helped […]

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Tags: Old Murder Cases · Police History

Police Culture

September 25th, 2006 · Comments Off on Police Culture

This is a picture of G. Robert Blakey, the principal author of the RICO Statute. I enjoyed watching and learning about police culture. It was a whole new world to me. One thing I noticed early on was: bosses hate organized crime cases. The following is an excerpt from my book. Steve Kaplan is one […]

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Tags: Cold Case Investigation Facts · Police History