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by Edmond Geary

Another wrongful conviction , but this time without DNA proof

Another conviction has been found out to be false, but this time DNA did not prove it false. This time, the proof, after the passage of time and upon closer examination, just fell apart. As usual, the false conviction resulted from corrupt police work.  This was helped along by a prosecutor who turned a blind…

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by Edmond Geary

Department of Corrections wants Answers from Private Prisons

When the big prison riot at North Fork Correctional Facility in Beckham County erupted in October, 2011, it required help from lots of law enforcement from surrounding communities.  The facility is owned by Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), but the private prison does not have the wherewithal to put down a riot, especially one of…

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by Edmond Geary

A Confession in New York and Doubts About It

Pedro Hernandez confessed last month to the murder of Etan Patz, a 6-year old boy who disappeared in New York in 1979.   Indeed Hernandez worked at a small grocery on the corner where the boy was supposed to catch his bus, but some experts are raising questions about the credibility of the confession. Hernandez is…

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by Edmond Geary

Crimes Rates Decline Reported

Crime declined last year to the lowest rate in 40 years.  The findings reported by the F.B.I. has baffled experts for a number of reasons.  This drop in crime continues declines in previous years, and that continuation of decline also baffles the experts. The statistics, reported to the F.B.I. from 13,000 local law-enforcement agencies, show…

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by Edmond Geary

Death Sought For Islamic Officer Accused of Murder

The Army psychiatrist accused of gunning down fellow soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, is facing the death penalty.  Major Nidal Hasan now faces death in the court martial charging him with 13 counts of premeditated murder.  He is also facing 32 counts of attempted murder.  Colonel Morgan Lamb,  Hasan’s brigade commander acting as the convening…

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by Edmond Geary

Innocent of Murder in California

Kevin Cooper was convicted of murdering a family in 1983.  As his execution approaches, not only have serious questions have been raised about the evidence used to convict him but some federal appeal judges have accused police of framing him for the murders. Doug and Peggy Ryen were stabbed to death along with their 10-year-old…

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by Edmond Geary

Has High Tech Cut Crime?

Violent crime in East Orange, New Jersey, has fallen by two-thirds since 2003.  Why? Officials in East Orange believe it is because of the high-tech gizmos they have installed around the city, including gunshot detection systems and software that analyzes crime data instantaneously. Jose Cardero has been the police director since 2004.  Before that he…

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by Edmond Geary

Mafia Cops keep Pensions

Stephen Caracappa and Louis Eppolito were convicted three years before of acting as assassins for the Mafia while they were employed by New York Police Department.    Finally, [in March, 2009] they were sentenced in Brooklyn by U.S. District Court by Judge Jack Weinstein, Eppolito to life plus 100 years with a fine of $4.75 million,…

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by Edmond Geary

Withdrawal of Plea Denied by Colorado Judge

Joel Stoval filed a motion to withdraw his guilty plea in Freemont County District Court in Canon City, Colorado.  He had pled guilty to first degree murder in 2001 shootout which left a deputy sheriff dead and another police officer paralyzed. District Judge Julie Marshal denied the motion to withdraw the plea,  She said Stoval’s…

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by Edmond Geary

Oklahoma Laws on Open Carry of Guns

Not to be outdone by Arizona, Oregon, Missouri and other states, the Oklahoma legislature has been considering enactment of a law to permit the “open carry” of firearms.  Various states have various laws permitting such display of guns.  Some states permit such practice only with a permit.  Other states permit the practice but it is…

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