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100 Years Ago in New York

September 5th, 2006 · Comments Off on 100 Years Ago in New York

Murder was worse! (If I did my math correctly.) One hundred years ago, in 1906, 255 people were murdered in New York City. The population of New York was 3,437,202 in 1900, and it was 8,085,742 as of 2003. At the 1906 murder rate, 600 people would be murdered this year. Murder has gone up […]

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Tags: Homicide Facts · Police History

Finding Evidence

July 7th, 2006 · 3 Comments

The Times recently had an article about someone who was found innocent of a rape and let free after 21 years in jail. The article talked about the difficulty of finding the evidence in his case. This was something I researched heavily. The following is an edited version of what appears in my book. It’s […]

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Tags: Cold Case Investigation Facts · Police History · Practical Info for Families and Friends of Victims

Attending a Mob Trial

May 28th, 2006 · Comments Off on Attending a Mob Trial

Not this: But this: Retired NYPD detectives Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa were recently found guilty of murdering for the mob. I went to the courtroom one day because one of the cold case detectives I wrote about in my last book worked on this case. “You gotta go,” he told me. “It’s great.” I […]

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Tags: Police History

NYPD Annual Report Facts

February 14th, 2006 · Comments Off on NYPD Annual Report Facts

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Tags: Police History