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Entries from September 2005

Old Police Technology

September 9th, 2005 · Comments Off on Old Police Technology

This picture of a cop using an old police radio is from the group I got from One Police Plaza, and is undated. Now they can dial into various databases from their cars, and communicate to each other online (although, like people everywhere online, what they’re frequently doing is bickering). I wonder where he is. […]

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Tags: Police History

NAPO Relief Fund for New Orleans Police

September 6th, 2005 · 3 Comments

I just got this from the Detectives’ Endowment Association. NYC DETECTIVES UNION SAYS “FOLLOW OUR LEAD:” NAPO RELIEF FUND IS THE PLACE TO SEND NEW ORLEANS POLICE DONATIONS The union representing New York City’s police detectives has made a $50,000 donation to aid police in New Orleans and says the NAPO Relief Fund, a 501(c)(3) […]

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The Sheik – A 1936 Cold Case

September 2nd, 2005 · Comments Off on The Sheik – A 1936 Cold Case

In 1936, a young Syrian boxer named George Abdinoor (aka The Sheik) was murdered in Brooklyn, then buried in a basement in Lawrence, MA. He was unearthed 18 months later, and buried in the United Syrian Cemetery in Lawrence, MA. His case was never solved. 145 of the 365 homicide cases that year went cold. […]

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Tags: Homicide Facts · Old Murder Cases

When is a Case Too Cold? Part 2

September 1st, 2005 · 1 Comment

Recap: Someone asked, “How far back in time can a cold case be sent in? How many years back can a case be re-opened?” I answered that there is no statute of limitations on murder. If a murder hasn’t been solved, the case is still open even if no one has looked at it for […]

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