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Entries from October 2006

New York Magazine Article

October 30th, 2006 · No Comments

New York Magazine has an article about the NYPD’s Cold Case Squad this week called Stiffed: How the NYPD’s elite Cold Case Squad, which investigates long-unsolved crimes, is falling victim to a slow bureaucratic death, by Janelle Nanos.

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October 29th, 2006 · No Comments

This is a picture of the front of the 42nd Street branch of the New York Public Library, where you no longer have to go to get certain information (although it’s a beautiful place, and you might want to go there anyway). I guess I’m old enough that it still amazes me how much information […]

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

R.I.P. John Reilly

October 24th, 2006 · No Comments

I just read that retired Detective 1st Grade John Reilly died on October 16th. Reilly worked for the NYPD from 1955 – 1974. I never met him, we only emailed, but he helped me a lot with New York Police Department history when I was writing The Restless Sleep. The last time we emailed he […]

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Hell Hath No Fury Myth

October 17th, 2006 · No Comments

Once again I heard the phrase, “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” In reality, men seem to have a harder time handling rejection. Although there are indications that homicide by strangers is increasing and homicide by intimates is decreasing, (why, I wonder? What does it mean?) here are the facts. From the U.S. […]

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Tags: Homicide Facts