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Entries from September 2005

Why Cold Case Squads Matter

September 16th, 2005 · 1 Comment

Everywhere, all over America, the percentage of unsolved murders has been slowly creeping up. Right now, more than a third of all murder cases go cold. And yet, as fewer and fewer murders are solved, and the number of cold cases increases, all around the country police departments are allowing their Cold Case Squads to […]

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September 16th, 2005 · Comments Off on Mugshots

The NYPD says this is their first mugshot. I found an 1857 New York Times article announcing a Daguerreotype Gallery of Criminals at the Detective Police Office, though. I wish the police department were hoarders. What a treasure that collection would have been if only they had saved it.

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Finding People in Prison

September 13th, 2005 · Comments Off on Finding People in Prison

“I know that we actually made a difference and we really did put evil people away. I take great satisfaction from that. Not everyone can say they brought evil men to justice, but we did. I still go on line to the NY Department of Corrections web site and check where all my bad guys […]

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Thank You

September 11th, 2005 · 1 Comment

On the evening of 9/11 I walked downtown along the Hudson River, thinking I would sneak into ground zero and somehow help. I was stopped at Pier 40, at Houston Street. Only recovery workers could go below Houston. Pier 40 was one of the command posts where rescue workers came to rest before going back […]

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