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They Were Not Welcomed With Open Arms

February 3rd, 2006 · Comments Off on They Were Not Welcomed With Open Arms

Lt. Panzarella told me that he had to carry around a letter from Chief Anemone in his pocket, which gave him permission to ask for the files for old murder cases.

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Tags: Cold Case Squads · Police History

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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Murder Clearance Rates

January 6th, 2006 · Comments Off on Murder Clearance Rates

Clearance rates don’t change all that much, but it’s interesting that when the homicide rate in New York was at it’s highest, the NYPD was also solving the highest precentage of murders. (1990 was the peak for murder in New York. The murder rate started going down after that.) And now that the murder rate […]

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Tags: Homicide Facts · Police History

Animal Rescue

November 7th, 2005 · Comments Off on Animal Rescue

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