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Entries from July 2006

Put Reznick on the Hot Seat

July 28th, 2006 · Comments Off on Put Reznick on the Hot Seat

The Daily News ran a piece yesterday about the Cold Case Squad and I need to vent. The headline was “Cold case officers placed on hot seat,” and the spin was that the detectives were not performing and Deputy Chief Joe Reznick was cracking down. “Senior executives of the NYPD are expected to manage and […]

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Gang Murders

July 24th, 2006 · Comments Off on Gang Murders

One way to explain the decrease in clearance rates would be to find an increase in murders that are harder to solve. (I know, duh, but still.) I tried to see if there’s been an increase in gang murders, but I couldn’t find any hard data. However, there was an article by Bob Barr last […]

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Do More With Less

July 18th, 2006 · Comments Off on Do More With Less

There was a great op-ed in Monday’s Boston Herald titled,“Wall needed between politics and policing: President’s commitment to constabulary is cop-out,” by James Alan Fox. Fox is a Professor of Criminal Justice at Northeastern University. Highlights … “Somewhat disingenuously, [Bush] during his re-election campaign stood proudly, shoulder to shoulder, with heroes of the NYPD in […]

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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