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Entries from August 2006

1941 Cold Case

August 30th, 2006 · Comments Off on 1941 Cold Case

This is a crime scene photo from either the suicide or murder of mob hitman, Abe Reles, taken in front of the Half Moon Hotel on Coney Island in 1941. I found the case files for Abe Reles in a warehouse in Brooklyn maintained by the Central Records Division. I’ve posted this before, but normally […]

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Tags: Old Murder Cases

Websites I’ve Come Across

August 25th, 2006 · Comments Off on Websites I’ve Come Across

LAPD blog. It can get a little PR-y, but it’s also informative and I like when they talk back about articles about the LAPD. NYPD Rant. Just what it says, a bunch of guys ranting. But if you want to know what goes on inside these guy’s heads, this is the place. I’ve also gotten […]

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Tags: New Websites, Books and other Resources · Practical Info for Families and Friends of Victims

YouTube and the NYPD

August 17th, 2006 · Comments Off on YouTube and the NYPD

I go to YouTube more and more, just to browse, and I did a search on the NYPD yesterday. A bunch of stuff came back, good and bad. I decided to put up a positive one. Someone put this together from one of the graduation ceremonies. I love the girl’s voice, the first one you […]

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“The best guys are retiring.”

August 13th, 2006 · Comments Off on “The best guys are retiring.”

I heard this a lot when I was researching my book. Apparently, they are also not being replaced. “The number of detectives has dropped from 7,182 in January 2001 to 5,200 this month, a 28% decline, according to numbers provided by the Detectives’ Endowment Association,” and reported today in a Daily News piece by Alison […]

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