Welcome to Mystery Crime Blog

In 1998, if someone had told me I would be spending the next eight years of my life involved in injustice, I would have said "You are stark raving mad!". Well, I am here to eat those words.

In 1997, a friend was telling me about twin sisters, Betty Wilson and Peggy Lowe, from Alabama who were arrested and tried for supposedly hiring an alcoholic, drug addict con-man, James Dennison White, to kill Betty's wealthy husband, Dr. Jack Wilson, who was a very well-liked and well-known eye doctor in Huntsville. Both sisters were tried on the same evidence and lying testimony. Betty was convicted and sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole because she was a rich bitch and slept with a black man in Alabama. Peggy, the saintly one, was acquitted. The convicted con-man, who never really admitted to killing the doctor, has come up for parole several times but is still incarcerated.

After spending six years studying this case including both trial transcripts, putting up an extensive website (http://hankford.com/bettywilson) and spending the remaining two years putting together a book about this case Killer For Hire - The Final Chapter of the Alabama Twins Murder Case, I, as many others, believe that the real killer of the doctor is walking around free. Neither of the twin sisters had a motive to have the good doctor put away but the doctor's ex-wife and son did.

As time permits, I hope to present other similar cases of injustice along with information on books, movies, TV shows, video games, etc., related to mystery crime. In the meantime please visit http://mysterycrimescene.com/.


Saturday, October 30, 2010

Congressional Reform Act of 2010

1. Term Limits.

12 years only, one of the possible options below..

A. Two Six-year Senate terms
B. Six Two-year House terms
C. One Six-year Senate term and three Two-Year House terms

2. No Tenure / No Pension.

A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.

3. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.

All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately.

All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people.

4. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

5. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

6. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

7. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

8. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/11.

The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen. Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work.

If you agree with the above, pass it on. If not, just ignore it.

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True Crime Streets of LA (Playthrough) Part 1/26

Episode 1, MIssion 1: Shooting Practice, Mission 2: Rushing to EOD. True Crime Streets of LA Playthrough, Walkthrough.
Video Rating: 4 / 5
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Hilary Swank and Innocence Project: Help Free the Wrongfully Convicted

Two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank stars in the film "Conviction," which is based on the true story of Betty Anne Waters' two-decade fight to free her brother Kenny after he is convicted of a murder he didn't commit. The Innocence Project played a key role in exonerating Kenny Waters, and is working today to free countless innocent prisoners like him. Join Hilary Swank and thousands of people around the world in working to overturn injustice.

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Federal Prison Consultant – Navigating a Minefield

Federal Prison Expert, Geoffrey Mousseau, was asked during a radio interview this morning, whether he negotiated with the Bureau of Prisons on behalf of his clients.

Mr. Mousseau's responded emphatically.


Mr. Mousseau reminded the audience that the BOP is in control of inmates. Inmates do not negotiate with the BOP. Instead, an expert federal prison consultant teaches his clients how to navigate through the prison mine field.

The goal is to get the client to the other side of the mine field. The client needs to know where the mines are. And the client must have the utmost respect for the mines, remembering that, while he traverses the field, the mines are in charge.

Mr. Mousseau noted that his role is not political, nor is he providing legal advice. The prison consultant does not deal with issues of guilt or innocence. The prison consultant provides information to his client, their family and the defense team. The primary objective is to inform and educate, to demystify this otherwise frightening experience.

The prison consultant makes sure that his clients know what programs are available while in prison so the client is prepared to use those programs to return the client to his family, and to his life, as soon as possible. The clients of an experienced prison consultant will know in advance about rules, socialization, what to expect, and how to avoid costly mistakes.

As a nation we are sending people to prison at an alarming rate. Even as crime rates decline, prison populations continue to increase. One consequence is the likelihood that the prison experience will touch more of our lives. As this happens, more people will rely on prison consultants to help them navigate through this process.

This service was formerly available only to the wealthy. Now, because of companies like White Collar Sentencing Consultants, Inc., this critical knowledge is attainable to almost everyone. Learn what you need to know before it is too late.

Geoffrey Mousseau is a Federal Prison Consultant. Mr. Mousseau owns White Collar Sentencing Consultants, Inc. and is the foremost expert in this field. He counsels white collar defendants, their families and their attorneys. He answers the questions you have before you go to prison. Geoff Mousseau can be found on the web at FederalPrisonInc.com.

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Innocence Project: Life After Exoneration

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Herman Atkins, Sr., and Calvin Johnson, Jr., spent a combined 27 years in prison for crimes they did not commit. Here, they describe the challenges faced by the exonerated after their release. Only about half of US states have laws compensating the exonerated, find out if your state is one here: www.innocenceproject.org
Video Rating: 5 / 5

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The Baby Shower Murders: 1969 TRUE CRIME CASE

Vintage 8mm home movie video highlights the case of Gayle Merrick, a flower shop owner who was murdered along with four others after her baby shower. Subtitles tell the tale of murder and the mystery of the disappearance of Gayle's baby, which was solved in 2005.

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Blogs: a Part of the Modern Life

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Imagine a place where you are allowed to speak your mind freely. Imagine that everyone else listened intently and nodded rhythmically in agreement with every word that was spoken. It is this fantasy that has fueled internet users all over the world to start posting blog entries on every subject imaginable. With the help of free sites such as Myspace(www.myspace.com), Livejournal(www.livejournal.com), and Deadjournal(www.deadjournal.com) there are now millions of blogs maintained in the United States alone. There seems to be no decline in this trend. The blog is one trend that may not be going anywhere for a while.

There are quite a few bloggers out there making quite a name for them selves and not doing anything more than typing out a few opinions or in the case of the vlogger, video recording those opinions. It is becoming a daily routine for people to write in their blogs just as someone might write in a journal or diary. It has not caught on completely but the statistics are pretty impressive with 12 million Americans keeping blogs as a Jan 2006 study states.

Blogs started to rise in popularity just in the last few years but got their start in the late 90s. The first blogs were online journals started by individuals just keeping track of their lives and sharing them over the internet. This was a harmless hobby that very few participated in. It did not stay that way for long. Now there are news groups, public figures, celebrities, and people from all walks of life that have skipped over the pen and paper and gone straight to the keyboard to log about the many facets(or not) of their lives.

The internet has made a completely new form of media/entertainment in our recent history. This development opened the door for a new type of celebrity (as if we needed more of those), the internet celebrity. Many a new face came forth from our computer monitors with the development of the blog and it’s offspring, the video log, or vlog. A good example of a popular vlogger is the, Oh so popular, Chris Crocker, who can be found in all of his highly emotional glory on Youtube.com ranting in defense of the falling star, Britney Spears.

When we are not distracted by the over exposure of internet celebrities, some of us use blogs in a more productive sense. I am speaking from experience when I say that blogs can be an excellent creative outlet. Blogs are not exclusively used as online diaries. One of the great wonders of blogs is that they start as a completely blank canvas for the blogger. Using handy html coding; pictures, videos, and music can be added to any blog page maximizing personal expression.

Of course, like most things, blogs are not exclusive to being a benefit to society. With more computer literate kids than years before we are seeing a higher number of young users being exposed to and creating blogs of their own. This can be especially hazardous with the prowling eyes of cyber stalkers hiding among the massive internet community. Then again with crime fighting blogs like Crime Blog, The True Crime Weblog, and Bonnie’s Blog of Crime it seems that the crime fighting is on pace with the criminals. Still, the preventative measures of parents are the first defense to such internet hazards.

These days many of us are spending more and more time in front of our computers. Since you are sitting there anyway, why not type up what you did today. Throw in some dreams, aspirations, opinions on major issues of our day and you have just created a blog. A blog could be a pretty useful tool in keeping all your friends and family in touch with your daily life. Computers are becoming more and more a part of our lives, this is just one more evolutionary step in the life of technology.

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Betty Wilson - Appeal to Oprah Winfrey

Saturday, October 23, 2010

I just sent the following note to Oprah Winfrey, in the hope that she might publicize this travesty in a way that no one else can. I don’t know if anyone has asked her before now, but I thought it was worth a try.


Dear Oprah,

After seeing your segment on the Pam Smart case, it occurred to me that your show might be the ideal platform to highlight an outrageous court decision that took place in North Alabama in the 1990s. This is the murder case of Dr. Jack Wilson, a prominent ophthalmologist in Huntsville, AL, who was found brutally beaten to death in his home in May 1992. His wife, Betty Wilson, and her twin sister, Peggy Lowe, were tried separately for the crime of conspiracy to commit murder, as they were both accused of hiring a handyman Peggy knew to kill Jack Wilson. Betty was known for her promiscuous sexual exploits outside her marriage and for her disparaging remarks in public about Jack, so she was an easy target for the local press, and was found guilty and sent to prison for life without the possibility of parole. Peggy Lowe, the wife of a minister, was found not guilty of this same crime that she and her sister supposedly committed together. The man who actually was found guilty of committing the murder originally implicated the two sisters in return for a lighter sentence, but was obviously believed in one case and not the other. He later recanted his testimony, saying the two women had nothing to do with the murder, but the courts have ignored that, and have turned down all appeals by Betty Wilson and have even turned a blind eye to new evidence in order to keep from having to reopen the case and have everyone see how stupidly they handled this. There have been several books written and several TV shows dealing with this case, but it has never seen the type of publicity your show could provide. If you would like more details, check out http://hankford.com/bettywilson/. Please consider helping us achieve some kind of justice. Thank you so much!
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a masterwork of fine craftsmanhip. When I reached the final page I was disappointed that there was no more to read. I did not want the story to end. The characters are too intriguing for this to be the end. Apparently this was the first novel in a trilogy by the brillant writer, Stieg Larsson, who unfortunately died in 2004: the book contains a tribute to him and his career. I cannot wait to read the sequels scheduled for release in the USA in 2009.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is an international best seller and is set in Sweden. It takes a little effort to get accustomed to all the Swedish names and places but then the story moves with lightening speed. There are two key plots happening simultaneously. In one, a Swedish financial investigative journalist publishes a libelous attack about a powerful industrialist and is sentenced to jail, fined a ruinous sum, and has his career torn to shreds. Another industrialist, Vanger, hires the journalist to investigate the 36 year old disappearnace of his then 14 year old grand niece. There has been no trace of her in all these years and she is assumed dead. Yet, every year on his birthday, he receives a mysterious gift of a pressed flower, mimicking a gift his missing grandniece used to give him when she lived there. Vanger, an old man, is tormented by the flower gifts, and wants one more chance to find out what happened to her and who killed her. What the journalist uncovers about the Vanger family's hitherto unknown secrets and connections to the Nazis, will have you hanging on the edge of your seat.

The book is titled after yet another character, Lisabeth Salander, a societal outcast and social ward of the State, uncivilized without any desire to obey societal norms, and replete with piercings, tattoos, and a goth/biker appearance. In short, at first glance a totally undesirable and unsympathetic person. She is a researcher with a corporate security firm and ends up working with the journalist. In truth, she is a survivor of abuse in all forms with low self esteem, and an inablity to trust. She is a genius with Asberger's Syndrome, a form of autism, who sees patterns in things ordinary mortals miss and uses incredible computer hacking skills to accomplish her goals. She is fascinating: ruthless and tough to a fault, yet internally vulnerable, struggling to comprehend her own feelings. She has an appeal that draws you to her, rooting for her, and wanting to understand her. Lisabeth is unforgettable, unlike most characters that populate mystery thrillers. There is such depth here.

The book is a thriller on many levels: The story about the Vanger family itself, the journalist's crusade to redeem his reputation, Lisabeth's vendettas and development, and of course, the truth about what actually happened to the missing Vanger heiresss. This is a superb novel and impossible to put down. Utterly stunning. Probably the year's best book. SUMMER 2009: SEE MY REVIEW OF THE SEQUEL, "THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE", ANOTHER OUTSTANDING BOOK.


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Overview On A Crime Scene Investigator's Job

There are some individuals out there who have capabilities of understanding situations and the skill to solve and analyze problems well. It is not only the gifted individuals who can do this but including those who are born with having an average intellect. Solving problems is not easy especially when the given information is vague and is not enough to support facts.

There are special areas or careers that require critical and analytical thinking. In the field of business, it is important that businessmen will analyze figures and think of possible ways to make their business to flourish. In fixing cars, mechanics or repairmen need to analyze well how they could return things back to normal and how they could make things function back again. Before they start to fix things or to implement interventions, they need to make an assessment first and study the whole problem.

Crime scene investigators have this special talent when it comes to solving problems. They do their best and really work out just so they could provide answers or solutions to the problem. As you can see, the work of a Crime-Scene-Investigation. is not easy. All they have are unclear evidences, tracks, unsupported facts and assumptions and a head ache. They need to study well the evidences and the proofs that will answer the crime.

There have been movies or television shows, sequels even about how crime scene investigators do their jobs. It is hard for them to understand the minds of the criminals and what is going through their head. It is not only the evidences which include crime scene investigation pictures that they need to study but it also includes the witnesses and the victim as well, if not killed. If you are pretty much interested in becoming a crime scene investigator, you must undergo tough training and must pass the standards in becoming an effective investigator.

Before you can become one or be a part of their world, you must first study the different principles, the nature and the basics of solving crimes. You cannot just attack and solve problems without knowing the right and proper ethics or tactics. You need to be equipped with the right knowledge that way you can better understand every angle of the crime scene.

Studying and training is also not enough for you to better understand the nature of a crime scene investigation job. You need to discipline yourself and value the importance of discretion. As much as possible, you should keep things between you and the rest of the crime scene group. Remember that you are still studying and have theories or assumptions. If you do not want to make false accusations, better study every angle of the crime and only report information to the media once you already have a clear evidence.

If you want to become an effective crime scene investigator and contribute help to a crime scene investigation, you need to be physically and mentally fit that way you will better understand and comprehend what others are saying or reporting. It is important for you to have a clear and undisturbed mind in order for the whole investigation to be a success and be solved without any delay.

Do you possibly think that a Crime-Scene-Investigation. job is just easy? Well it is not. You have to undergo several trainings and learn different things that will help you become an effective investigator. For you to learn more, you can visit http://www.Crime-Scene-Investigation.org ad gather as much information as you need.

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Orphan Trailer 2 HQ 2009

HD Trailer of the movie Orphan Release date - 24 July 2009 Genre - Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller Writer: David Johnson Studio: Warner Brothers Plot: A husband and wife who recently lost thei... HD Trailer of the movie Orphan Release date - 24 July 2009 Genre - Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller Writer: David Johnson Studio: Warner Brothers Plot: A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9-year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be. Orphan HD Trailer Orphan trailer trailer Orphan Orphan 2009 film movie clips story video media show cinema theatre studio box office review preview listings hollywood teaser
Video Rating: 5 / 5

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Victorian Mysteries: Woman in White Game Review

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Immerse yourself in a 19th century mystery thriller in Victorian Mysteries: Woman in White. Play the part of a down-on-his-luck poor art tutor whose latest teaching job ends up dragging him into an inexplicable mystery. A chance meeting with a mysterious woman suddenly turns into a thrilling adventure full of secrets, murder and deceit. Use your skills to search for clues, uncover the plot and weed out the lies in this thrilling hidden object adventure game.

Woman in White is based on Wilkie Collins' 19th century mystery novel of the same name. The novel is one of the earliest forms of detective fiction with its main protagonist Walter Hartright playing the part of the "detective". In this hidden object adventure game, you take on the role of Hartright as you see the dark and mysterious Victorian England through his eyes, and attempt to solve this perplexing mystery.

As Hartright, you are short on cash and decided to take a job with the Fairlie family, teaching art to two young ladies. On your way to the mansion, you encounter a mysterious woman dressed in white who seems to know a lot about the Fairlies. The job goes well, and you get along splendidly with the two ladies, especially the beautiful Laura Fairlie. Things take a turn for the worse when Laura's fiance arrives and she becomes the center of a mysterious and treacherous plot.

You view the game through the eyes of an art teacher, and old England as shown in the game is indeed a beautiful work of art. The graphics are crisp and clean, though it is a bit dark and creepy at times due to the nature of the story. It does however create the perfect atmosphere for the game, and successfully brings the feel of Victorian England to life. It is also accompanied by a haunting soundtrack and great voice-acting that all blend together to make you feel like you're really living the mysteries in this 19th century novel.

The gameplay in Woman in White is what you would expect from a hidden object adventure game. You have the main adventure screen where you see all the locations and scenes that you can visit, with the ability to interact or zoom closer on various objects in each scene. The main screen also contains your journal which contains all the clues you have compiled so far, as well as biographies and a family tree of all the characters you meet in your adventures. Any items that you collect along the way will also appear on this screen.

Depending on what mode you choose at the start of the game, the "objects of interest" in each scene will either be highlighted to make it easier for you, or unmarked so that you have to figure out which items might be important to your investigations. Clicking on these will either zoom in closer on the object to reveal more clues and items, or launch mini-puzzles and hidden object games. Some of these objects will also require tools and items that you gather from other locations in order to interact with them. For example, you will need to collect a brush and some paint in order to touch up a dirty painting.

The hidden object scenes scattered throughout the game contain various hidden items that you will need to spot. Some of these will turn out to be useful tools to be used in other puzzles later on in your journey. The scenes are drawn up very well, with the objects blending in well with the background but not being too difficult to find. The puzzles and mini-games are also well-designed. It looks like the game developers have tried to put in new twists to these puzzles. Instead of getting a standard memory matching game, you will see a more complex version in the form of newspaper articles that you need to match... and these articles also happen to be liners for a bird cage! If you pause for too long when you encounter a new puzzle, the game will helpfully provide you with some hints on what you are supposed to do. And if you are still stuck after that, there's always the "skip" button...

What I find to be the most attractive and compelling part of the game is the strength of the story. Unlike the majority of the hidden object games out there, this one is based on a great detective novel by an established 19th century author and playwright. Because of that, the story really engages you chapter after chapter. And when you finish the game, you will feel like you have taken part in a great adventure. The Victorian Mysteries: Woman in White PC game is perfect for those of you who like detective and mystery games such as the Mystery Case Files series as well as those featuring Sherlock Holmes.

Rating: 4.5/5.0

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Steven maintains the hidden object game review website at http://www.hidden-puzzles.com/ - a website devoted to the most popular hidden object and puzzle games. You can read game reviews, download and play them online.

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Nightfall Mysteries: Curse Of The Opera Game Review

Nightfall Mysteries: Curse of the Opera is an action-packed hidden object adventure game, in which an opera troupe visits a quaint village for a performance only to become entangled in mysterious disappearances and murders.

You play the part of a stagehand in this famous opera troupe which has been invited by a Count Vladd Vansig III to perform for him in his small village. Strangely enough, the village is empty except for the count and his manservant. (Honestly though, if you have been invited to perform in a village in which the only residents are a man named Vladd and his manservant, the best course of action would have been to run away!)

You start the game in your car driving the stage props to the village. Unexpectedly (or expectedly, considering this is a mystery thriller game), a car tire goes flat and the engine stalls. Your hidden puzzle adventure begins as you attempt to find your way to the village and locate the rest of the opera troupe. As you enter the village and interact with the people there, you start to realize things are not what they seem, and everyone seems to have their own hidden agenda. Then someone gets murdered, and the adventure begins in earnest.

The gameplay in Nightfall Mysteries: Curse of the Opera is primarily like an adventure puzzle game, with hidden object scenes and mini-puzzles present at almost every turn. You move between interconnected scenes and locations while trying to solve puzzles and overcome various obstacles in order to progress further.

The scenes or locations in the game are all connected similar to the dungeon maps in role-playing games. To advance from scene to scene, you would need to overcome obstacles such as opening a locked door or crossing a river whose bridge had been washed away. Solving these obstacles will involve obtaining items such as keys, which in turn are obtained by solving other puzzles, hidden object scenes or interacting directly with the environment. For instance, if you need a tree branch to solve an obstacle, you could find a saw or axe and chop down a tree in a forest scene.

The hidden object scenes that you encounter in the game are not excessively difficult. They are the traditional puzzles where you are required to find a list of random items in a busy scene, some of which can be used to solve subsequent puzzles or overcome obstacles. There are also the hidden puzzles where you are required to find 6 birds and 6 musical notes and the like. The mini-games and puzzles require more logical reasoning and problem solving, and are a refreshing break from the item-hunting in the rest of the game. If you get stuck though, there is always the option to skip the puzzles and continue with the story.

The game progression in Curse of the Opera also slightly differs from traditional hidden object games. Similar to role-playing games, your objectives or "quests" are obtained by talking to characters who are located in an "inn". And when you complete those "quests", you return to the character in question and obtain the next part of their quest.

These characters are very colorful and add a whole lot of life into the game. You have the creepy count, the soprano diva, the silent violinist, the nonchalant engineer and more. And all of them have great voice-acting complete with accents appropriate for a grand international opera troupe. The atmosphere and artwork are very immersive as well. Although all the scenes and locations are dark and gloomy (the game is called Nightfall Mysteries after all), they perfectly portray the mysterious village and its sinister inhabitants.

Curse of the Opera delivers a respectable mystery adventure game that combines the role-playing game, hidden object and puzzle game genres pretty well. It is well worth your time to come explore the mysteries surrounding Count Vladd and his secluded little village.

Rating: 4.0/5.0

You can read more about Nightfall Mysteries: Curse of the Opera at http://www.hidden-puzzles.com/curse-of-the-opera.html

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Murder Mystery Parties Are What's Happening Now

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

One of the first things that a person decides about a party that they are having is about the theme. There are many great party ideas available on the internet and many of them will make for an incredible party, but the one idea that I think is truly the best and most innovative type of party, is a murder mystery party.

It could be because I have always loved mysteries, but I think that there is nothing more active and fun then spending an evening with good friends, good food, and a murder mystery to solve. This type of party always seems to be fun for all, and the best thing about it is that it never seems to fall prey to the lulls that many other types of parties seem to wind up having. You know that point in the party, where the energy kind of dies down and the host or hostess tries to figure out how to get everyone fired up again.

The plot thickens as murder mystery parties progress and even timid guests wind up getting all wrapped up in the excitement by the end. Murder mystery parties peak at the end of the party and that is what makes them so exciting and fun.

Because each murder mystery is unique, you can have several of them without feeling like you are giving the same party over and over again. If you change the characters, the plot, and the setting, you will offer an entirely new experience for your guests.

Your next event should be a murder mystery party. Additional planning and plotting is involved that you won't have with other parties, but the added effort will pay off handsomely. Your guests will certainly remember and talk about the party for a long time. Visit the web for some excellent resources, then use some of them to get your party rolling.

Everybody loves a party, and theme parties are the most fun. The latest rage for hosting is the murdery mystery party, where all party goers get to participate and sharpen their detective skills. If you are planning an upcoming corporate party, be sure to check out www.Sharpo.com. Sharpo is a true master of mystery who can make your next event extraordinary.

Everybody loves a party, and theme parties are the most fun. The latest rage for hosting is the murdery mystery party, where all party goers get to participate and sharpen their detective skills. If you are planning an upcoming corporate party, be sure to check out Sharpo.com. Sharpo is a true master of mystery who can make your next event extraordinary.

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Murder Mystery Parties Are Perennial Hits

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Planning the perfect murder mystery party can be a challenge, but here are a few tips that can go a long way in helping to make the evening a big success. First, you should definitely find out if there is an interest in attending this type of party. Probe a few of your friends and see if they think that it sounds like fun. If they agree, then you are one step closer.

Next you will have to decide on the theme of the party and begin to plan the agenda. You can find dozens of excellent ideas online for the actual murder mystery, so select one which will suit your attendees the best. You will need to send out two successive invitations to the party. The first will be the invite with the date and time, announcing the murder mystery party. After everyone sends their RSVP, then you will send out their character invitations. These will tell them about their character, and should be sent so as to allow them enough time to learn their character and to get their costume together for the party.

Once you know how many attendees you'll have, then you can begin to plan the menu. It can be a themed menu pertaining to the murder mystery itself, or a general menu. It is best to plan on doing a buffet for the meal, that way you won't have to worry about waiting on guests. A sit down dinner that is served can be difficult to pull off unless you have hired help in the kitchen.

Next, it is a good idea to think about the theme that you have chosen. Creating the atmosphere and the setting for the party, can be just as important as the party itself. Some things can be picked up at thrift stores and such to provide a great themed atmosphere without spending a fortune. Keep your eyes opened and I am sure that you will just come across some really neat things that you can pick up to decorate with. You can also look online for some great cheap party tips.

Finally, you are ready to have a great murder mystery party. Make sure that you have read through the game a few times, so that you know everything about it, and if you aren't sure about things, then ask a friend to read through it with you in advance and you can host the party together. The great thing about murder mystery parties, is that no one is ever bored, just keep the party moving and plan well, and you will pull it off without a hitch.

The most popular thing going in company parties these days is murder mystery parties. If you have an upcoming event and are looking for just the right theme, let Master Detective Sharpo at Sharpo.com help you host an exciting murder mystery that your guests won't soon forget.

The most popular thing going in company parties these days is murder mystery parties. If you have an upcoming event and are looking for just the right theme, let Master Detective Sharpo at www.Sharpo.com help you host an exciting murder mystery that your guests won't soon forget.

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Why Trauma Crime Scene Cleanup Decontamination and Crime Scene Cleanup are so Important

Reputable companies that specialize in trauma crime scene cleanup decontamination and crime scene cleanup the scenes of crimes, homicides, suicides, accidents, unattended deaths and other trauma cleanup service are pretty darn rare - and as of today. Today, the Accelerated BioScene Cleanup, Wisconsin based crime scene cleanup company will have reliable clean-up, decontamination and remediation technicians to call on and rely on if they're unfortunate enough to find themselves responsible for a bio-hazardous trauma or accident scene.

Accelerated BioScene Cleanup provides experienced and understanding trauma crime scene cleanup decontamination and trauma cleaning service to people caught in a traumatic situation. The last thing a property manager, small business owner or grieving family wants to have to deal with is the aftermath of a crime, accident or loved one's suicide. When they're confronted by a trauma or accident families need to be protected and businesses need to provide for the safety of their customers and employees. Professional decontamination, removal and remediation of decomposition related hazards and other toxic material is essential.

Accelerated BioScene Cleanup is a niche market within the crime scene cleaning industry. Crime and trauma scene decontamination involves cleaning up dangerous material. This could mean the biologically contaminated scene of a violent death (homicide, suicide or accidental) or the chemically contaminated scene of a methamphetamine lab or anthrax-exposure site. Crime-scene cleaners come in and restore the scene to its pre-incident state.

Failure to have the biological or chemical hazards and contaminants, left behind at a crime scene, in busted covert meth lab or even by a suicide or unattended death can pose serious health risks for families, occupants, employees, and owners. That makes companies like Accelerated BioScene Cleanup quite important.

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Cops Need Help Solving a Murder Mystery

Monday, October 11, 2010

HOUSTON - A man was killed in what appeared to be a car accident, but investigators said it was much more than just a crash.

It is a case the Houston Police Department wants to prevent from going cold, and they asked for the public's help Thursday night tracking down a killer.

Officials said 28-year-old Keisy Marquez did not die from the crash, but from a bullet.

Marquez's family said it was just by the grace of God that his two step-sons, who were in the car with him, were not killed too.

"He told me he loved me and he kissed me before he left, but I never thought that would be the last time that I would hear him say that to me," the victim's wife, Cecelia Marquez, said.

That day was Friday, Aug. 20.

Cecilia got a call saying her husband, Keisy, and her two sons had been in a serious accident.

"When I got there, my sons were in the ambulance," she recalled.

Keisy had lost control of his car on Bissonnet and hit a tree, causing his car to flip.

The boys -- ages 15 and 20 -- had cuts and bruises. Keisy died at the scene.

As the police started digging, they realized the story started before the accident at a nearby Chevron station where the family stopped after Keisy picked up the oldest son from work. Police said they may have gotten into some sort of disagreement with another driver there.

"There is a tape. There are a lot of people in the tape, but there is no apparent disagreement between Keisy and anybody that night at the store that we can see on video tape," HPD Homicide Det. Todd Tyler said.

But as the men headed home, they realized they were not alone. Someone was following them.

"The driver rolled the window down and said, 'Hey you better watch yourself,'" Tyler said.

Seconds later, police said, bullets started flying, hitting Keisy once in the neck.

"The 15- and 20-year-old [passengers] could have very easily been shot and actually were on the same side of the vehicle where shots were fired from," Tyler said.

It's a day that is engrained in Cecilia's mind -- one she can't get past until she knows who took her husband of three years just days before he would have celebrated his 29th birthday.

"It's just hard. I don't know why anybody would want to do this to him," Cecilia said.

Since they did not find many clues on the surveillance tape, HPD is hoping someone was at the Chevron or on Bissonnet at about 11:30 p.m. the night of the incident. They are hoping someone saw something that could help lead them to a suspect.

If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS. All tipsters remain anonymous and could be eligible for a $5,000 reward for tips leading to an arrest.
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True Crime 3 World Premiere Trailer [HD]

Sunday, October 10, 2010

True Crime 3 World Premiere Trailer [HD] Developer: United FrontRelease: TBA Genre: Action Platform: PS3/X360 Publisher: Activision Website: www.truecrime.com As a newly hired thug within the Triad organization, Wei must do whatever it takes to stay undetected and survive, balancing his moral duty as a cop with the objectives of the assignment. In order to ascend the ranks of the underworld gamers will engage in visceral, fast-paced martial arts combat and explosive gunfights, along with high-octane driving sequences and acrobatic free-running chases as they go deeper and deeper undercover. TAGS: True Crime 3 World Premiere Trailer [HD] machinima videogame video game xbox 360 xbox360 microsoft playstation3 ps3 playstation 3 sony activsion new exclusive streets of new york hong kong los angeles la yt:quality=high FOR MORE MACHINIMA GOTO: www.youtube.com
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Crime Scene Investigator and How to Get Crime Scene Investigator Jobs

Crime Scene Investigation or CSI as you may know it, because of the television show has become one of the most popular programs on network TV in the last few years. The original show also spawned the programs CSI: Miami and CSI: NY.

Those shows are created and produced by Anthony E. Zuiker. This article isn't about how to create a television show, but I wanted to point out the popularity of a career based on the general public's knowledge about it from television.

When the movie Top Gun was released in 1986, it helped the Navy and Air Force boost their recruitment. CSI has no doubt sparked interest in crime scene investigating and forensic science. Everybody wants to be in a field that is demanding, not just because of the allure but because a career that is being sought after has many benefits.

What does it take to become a crime scene investigator?

A college degree is not required but it can help to move you towards the list of people that will be considered for such a career. If you have a formal education, you'll also need to add other skills to your resume. Photography, computer skills and drafting are all essential in crime scene investigation. Just like the television show CSI, the people involved in gathering evidence also are able to process it and that includes a general knowledge of forensic science.

Some on the job training will be provided by the employer and if you want to extend your knowledge of crime scene investigation, it wouldn't hurt to visit a body shop to see how a car door is removed. This way you gain a better understanding of what goes into collecting evidence.

Some applicants will even ride with police officers or emergency medical technicians (EMT) to get a first hand look at crime and science. Those who spend time in a morgue will no doubt become familiar with what may become a regular scene of the human body.

Why become a crime scene investigator?

Good question!

Do you like science, or do you like gathering evidence to help solve crimes? Does medical curiosity draw you in?

All of those aspects go into crime scene investigation. So you need to ask yourself are you willing to investigate it further. You will be able to learn about other jobs while you are a crime scene investigator. You will work with local law enforcement, hospitals, medical labs and even law offices to present evidence.

Each area listed above uses crime scene investigators. You'll primarily learn to gather evidence and process the crime scene. You will also be working with a team. If you're the type of person who likes working alone, this might not be the best career choice.

Crime scene investigation can really be an exciting career for those that love the type of work described above. If you are interested, I urge you to investigate it further. You can do this by visiting websites that cover CSI in more detail.

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Copywrite Kenneth Echie. Kenneth is a writer for Criminal Justice Schools and Degrees. Get free scholarship report and learn to become a Crime Scene Investigator by visiting. Affiliated website: Extra Money Ideas

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Crime Scene Technician and How to Get a Crime Scene Technician Job

Many individuals are interested in the position of crime scene technician and how to get a crime scene technician job. This particular law enforcement position is extremely valuable when it comes to evaluating scenes, in which a crime occurred. It involves gathering evidence from that area, collecting and evaluating evidence, and concluding what occurred at a specific time, and any potential motive associated with the scene. This type of position is often referred to as "Forensic Science".

The individuals that perform this job as professionals work in collaboration with many different law enforcement departments, as well as legal professionals, and individuals in the criminal justice system. Here, you will learn about the crime scene technician, and how to get a job in this position.

Education and Training:

There are many different ways in which an individual who is interested in becoming a crime scene technician can acquire the education and training that is necessary to perform their professional duties. Typically, one way in the educational process is attending a criminal justice academy. This type of institution is much the same as that in which law enforcement officers attend. This assists in providing an individual with the basic knowledge of law and the criminal justice system.

Another way is attending a criminal justice school. This can be done online or at a traditional school, like a four year university. Courses that should be taken include the following:

1.Criminal Law

2.Crime Scene Evidence

3.Criminal Investigations

4.Crime Scene Photography

5.Collecting Evidence

6.Evidence Analysis and Interpretation

In addition to the above, the individual who wishes to work in crime scene investigations may also need to provide proof of proficiency in the following law enforcement areas:

a. Shooting

b. Defensive Tactics

c. First Aid

d. Fingerprinting (application, techniques, and interpretation)

e. Bloodstain Analysis

f. Forensic Photography

g. Footwear Proficiency

Employment Outlook:

The employment outlook for individuals who are seeking how to get a crime scene technician job is very positive. Unfortunately, there will always be crime and many do rely heavily on computer technology to interpret results from various pieces of evidence in crime scenes. But, computer technology is not adept enough to offer the same expertise and experience as crime scene technicians have to offer.

There are a large number of crimes that are investigated by technicians who are specialized in crime scenes. Assaults, burglaries, theft, kidnappings, rapes, murders, suicides, vehicular crimes, and more are often researched by individuals in this field of law enforcement.

In addition to the large number of crimes that are researched by those in this field, there are many types of agencies that may call upon these professionals. These include those that work for labs that research crimes, state and national agencies, fire departments, hospitals, medical examiners, and even detective evidence departments.

If you are interested in how to get a crime scene technician job, the information provided here is likely to prove to be extremely beneficial. You may also want to do more research on the internet. You can do this by visiting websites that cover the crime scene technician career in more detail.

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NATURE | Crime Scene Creatures | Fly Justice | PBS

Forensic entomologist Dr. Lee Goff explains how flies became the star witnesses in a murder case. From Thirteen/WNET New York’s NATURE episode, CRIME SCENE CREATURES, aired on PBS. NATURE’S CRIME SCENE CREATURES explores how the behavior of animals and plants in and around crime scenes help forensic researchers solve crimes. Major corporate support provided by Canon USA, Inc. and Ford. For more information, visit pbs.org/nature.
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Crime Scene Cleaner

Alex Simmons looks at a day in the life of a “disaster cleaner,” responsible for wiping away the physical mess left behind from murders, suicides, hotel thrashings and frat parties alike, things even the police refuse to touch, but someone ultimately has to deal with.

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The Mystery/Crime of the Half-Naked Man

Saturday, October 2, 2010

While standing on the front porch taking a smoke break, I saw a half-naked man standing in the middle of the street talking on his cell phone. He was bare-foot and wearing shorts nothing more. He could have easily filled a B-cup bra. If a topless woman filling an A-cup bra or less was seen in the middle of the street or for that matter seen anywhere, it wouldn’t be long before the police arrived and arrested her for indecent exposure. The mystery is, why should this man be able to go topless? Personally I think, it should be a crime for men who are over an A-cup bra to go topless.

That concludes my off-the-wall commentary for a while.
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The 3 Things You Must Do Or Know Before Becoming A Crime Scene Investigator

There are many people who dream of becoming crime scene investigators (CSI). Who can blame them? This job can be fun. If you don't believe me, just watch the television show, CSI: Miami.

But reality can be different. The role played by crime scene investigators on TV can be different from real life. This is why some things need to be set straight about the CSI career. This article will address the 3 things all aspiring crime scene investigators must know before they become one.

1.Those aspiring to be crime scene investigators must know that not all law enforcement agencies will hire a civilian CSI. There are various reasons for this.

One of the reasons is that the agency may not be big enough to dedicate a person to doing this job. So what these types of agencies do is have a police officer to play the role of CSI. This way, the officer can be doing other things when he or she is not collecting crime scene evidence.

Another reason is that the budget is just not there to support the position of a CSI. Like everything else in life, money is also an issue for law enforcement agencies. They have budgets and limited resources they have to live under. What these law enforcement agencies do when there is a crime is request for the help of a CSI from other friendly law enforcement agencies. This way, they save the cost of having a CSI on staff.

2.A CSI must be available to work 24/7. Crime has no appointed time. It can happen any minute or hour of the day. It does not know the weekend.

So, somebody who wants to work as a CSI must avail themselves at all times. You may be called in the middle of dinner or in the middle of your kid's birthday party. You have to be ready and willing to pick up and go to the crime scene.

3.In the past, most crime scene investigators were trained in-house by law enforcement agencies. Thanks to television, this is changing. You now have colleges offering CSI education. You can get anywhere from certificate to masters degree in crime scene investigation.

But keep in mind that all the education will not replace the additional training you will receive by the law enforcement agency that employs you. There is nothing like real life training and guidance from real life CSIs. But the education you get from college will definitely give you an advantage, both in getting the job and performance after you get the job.

I have covered the 3 things I believe you should know before becoming a crime scene investigator. There are of course other things you have to know. Covering every little thing is beyond what I can cover in a short article like this. I encourage you to continue to expand your knowledge if you aspire to become a CSI.

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Career Criminals: Who Are They And What Should Society Do About Them?

It is essential in an ordered society to believe that citizens who do wrong can be rehabilitated. This must be true for a society to function properly. In the U.S., our sentencing structures and guidelines are built with this very thing as a foundation.
However, there is a small portion of our society who despite all opportunities to rehabilitate, do not. This small portion of society who willingly choose to continue their lives of crime after having multiple types of intervention such as prison time, probation, alternative sentencing, drug court, inpatient drug treatment, etc..., are recognized as career criminals.
For several decades, studies have been conducted on crime and causalities by various bodies including major universities, criminologists and even the U.S. Department of Justice. These studies have found that approximately 80% of all crime is committed by 20% of all criminals. Some of the studies have provided slightly different numbers but all of them have found that a small group of criminals commit a vastly disproportionate number of crimes than their peers. (Wolfgang et al ., 1972; Petersilia et al ., 1978; Williams, 1979; Chaiken and Chaiken, 1982; Greenwood with Abrahamse, 1982, and Martin and Sherman, 1986).
These criminals are very antisocial and refuse any form of rehabilitative programs. The only time they might participate in such programs is when they are having their prison sentences shortened or risk of going to prison decreased because of their participation. They call it "buying time" because they know they are getting time off their sentences by participating in rehabilitative programs.
It is not uncommon for law enforcement officials all across the U.S. to encounter criminals on the streets who have amassed 10 or more felony convictions and that have been to prison 3, 4, 5 or more separate times in their past. When their background is examined, it is always found that these criminals have benefited from weak plea deals on cases, dismissals of cases in exchange for guilty pleas in other cases and various other forms of settlements of cases based on judicial economy rather than the two things that should be considered the most, protection of society and punishment.
Knowing all of this, it therefore seems to be common sense that law enforcement and the justice system should focus greater energy and resources toward those that commit the majority of the crimes. This is the very purpose of habitual criminal laws; to address the recidivists. In all 50 States and on the Federal level, there are habitual criminal laws of one kind or another. Some are very effective and some are not. 26 states currently have habitual criminal laws that include sentences of life without parole.
California has what is probably the most publicized campaign against habitual criminals known as the three strikes law. There is plenty of evidence that the laws in California have provided significant benefits both in protecting citizens from further harm but also in fiscal impact to the California prison system.
Calculations based on the California Crime Index indicate that between March of 1994 when three strikes was first signed into law and the summer of 2004, there was a dramatic drop in California's crime rate. Whether or not such a decline over those 10 years could be attributable to the three strikes sentencing scheme, other sentencing legislation enacted during the decade, changes in demographics, economic trends, or a combination of these factors, the crime rate in California fell by approximately 45% during this 10-year period. (Prosecutors' Perspective on California's Three Strikes Law - A 10-Year Retrospective, published 2004)
The prison system in California has seen its prison population numbers stabilize and has actually seen a massive reduction in the rate of increased spending in the budget for corrections. During the 10 years preceding three strikes (1984 to 1994), state expenditures for corrections increased nearly 220%. This is more than four times greater than after the enactment of three strikes.
"Many police officers, corrections officers and others, both inside and outside the criminal justice system, have noted that criminals fear three strikes. These people have also found that some criminals have modified their behavior. For once felons are worried about the criminal justice system and that has proven to be a deterrent factor. Despite predictions that the law would incarcerate many youthful offenders, for the 83 three-strikers sentenced to date (1997), the average age is 37 years old. These are career criminals, not likely to "outgrow" their antisocial behavior with added maturity". (Washington Policy Center, "Three Strikes You're Out; A Reform that Worked", published 1997)
The U.S. Supreme Court has frequently recognized that a State may punish persistent criminal offenders more severely than itpunished other offenders:
Solem v Helm, 1983
Rummel v Estelle, 1980
Oyler v Boles, 1962
Graham v West Virginia, 1912
Even more recently on March 5th of 2003, the U.S. Supreme Court reviewed a California recidivist statute in Ewing v California. The finding was, habitual criminal sentences do not violate the Eighth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution which prohibits "cruel and unusual punishment". The court noted "...it reflects a rational legislative judgment, entitled to deference, that offenders who have committed serious or violent felonies and who continue to commit felonies must be incapacitated."
In Nevada, there are habitual criminal laws that are similar to those in California. At the end of February 2009, there were 525 inmates in the Nevada prison system that were serving habitual criminal sentences that essentially vary from between 5-20 years, 10 years to life or life without parole. This is only 3.9% of the total Nevada inmate population. Based on the decades of criminological studies showing that 80% of all crime is committed by 20% of all offenders, shouldn't the number of inmates in prison who are serving habitual sentences be closer to 20% or even higher since this is the special breed of criminal that needs to be incarcerated the most?
One prime example of the positive effects of the habitual criminal laws in Nevada is a 2006 case on a defendant named Daimon Monroe, aka Daimon Hoyt (8th District Court of Nevada, case # 06-C-228752). Monroe had previously been convicted of 15 felony counts in a criminal case in 1992, 2 felony counts from a criminal case in 1993 and 2 felony counts from a criminal case in 1996. Almost all of his felony convictions involved him committing commercial burglaries. One of his prior convictions was for being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm. Another was for evading a police officer which arose from a car chase that resulted in a roll over crash. Monroe had been to prison two times before.
Monroe completed his second stint in prison and got out in 2001. Monroe returned to committing commercial burglaries almost immediately after getting out of prison. Monroe continued committing commercial burglaries between 2001 and 2006 without being caught by law enforcement.
It is conservatively approximated that Monroe had committed several hundred burglaries which was substantiated by testimony of his longtime girlfriend. The investigation resulted in the seizure of approximately ,000,000 in stolen property from Monroe. Monroe had also amassed close to 0,000 in bank accounts from the sales of stolen property, which was seized. Monroe was arrested in 2006 and was convicted of over 30 more felony counts in three different jury trials.
In 2008, after the second of three different trials on Monroe, he was sentenced as a habitual criminal by District Court Judge Stewart Bell. At sentencing, Judge Bell told Monroe that in his 30 plus years of experience in the justice system that Monroe was the most prolific criminal he had ever encountered or had heard of. Judge Bell sentenced Monroe to consecutive terms of life without the possibility of parole.
To finish this story on Mr. Monroe, it should be known that he has also since been tried for soliciting the murder of a District Court Judge, a Prosecutor and the Police Detective who investigated him. He was convicted by a jury on three counts of soliciting murder and is awaiting sentencing. He is now a 48 time convicted felon and has never shown even the smallest hint of remorse whatsoever. He will also be standing trial in the near future for the sexual abuse of two juvenile female family members. Also, in late 2009, one of the cases that Monroe was convicted in was overturned on a legal technicality and sent back for re-trial. So it seems that his courtroom affairs will continue on for quite some time.
Is this the kind of criminal that can be rehabilitated? Is this the sort of person that should be granted some kind of leniency and allowed to exist in society? Monroe is not a lone wolf. Stories like his dot the map across the country. These truly dangerous and inalterable criminals cannot exist in society without them trying to find various ways of taking advantage of others to the point of committing serious crimes against them.
Another defendant who received life without parole was Gregory Hermanski (8th District court of Nevada, case # 00-C-167783). Hermanski had previously been convicted of 12 felonies including multiple separate times for armed robbery and bank robbery. Hermanski had served 6 prior prison terms in Florida and in Federal prison prior to being treated as a habitual criminal in Nevada. Hermanski was convicted of Robbery with a Deadly Weapon and Burglary with a Deadly Weapon and was sentenced in 2003.
A presentencing report on Hermanski stated, "Mr. Hermanski has been afforded numerous opportunities to copewith his personal problems. He has been psychologically evaluated on repeated occasions. Counseling and coping mechanisms have been offered to him in virtually every form of therapeutic milieu. However, the defendant has refused to cooperate with any agency that has made an attempt to assist him. As a result, he has compiled an extensive criminal record. A review of that record is reflective of an individual who is a very serious threat to the safety of others."
Is this the sort of individual that our system of jurisprudence should trust to exist in society? Would the justice system bear some responsibility if this person was ever released from prison and someday ended up harming someone? The Police, Prosecutors and Judges are empowered and entrusted by the people of their communities to protect them from these very kinds of predators.
The argument of barbarism often comes up when people discuss life sentences of criminals. I believe that it is a privilege to live in the United States of America. In many countries, these kinds of criminals would have been executed long before they established their prodigious rap sheets. It is not barbaric to separate predators from the prey. I argue that it is barbaric to continue letting the predators feast mercilessly on innocent people.
For those of you who live in jurisdictions that have strong habitual criminal laws, you should be thankful. For those of you that live in jurisdictions without, you should write your lawmakers.
Bradley is currently Co-Authoring a true crime story entitled "Repeat Offender; The true story of how the biggest thief Las Vegas ever knew was brought down".
Check out the website: http://www.repeatoffenderonline.com/
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Disclaimer: The opinions in this article are not necessarily the official position of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the author is not representing the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in any official capacity with the contents of this article.
Bradley Nickell is currently an 18 year veteran police detective in Las Vegas.
Bradley is currently assigned to the Repeat Offender Program, a unit whose primary focus is catching the worst criminals in Vegas who have been in and out of prison multiple times.
In 2009, Bradley was awarded the prestigious Exemplary Service Award by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for working helping prevent the habitual criminal laws in Nevada from being weakened.
Bradley was awarded the International Association of Chiefs of Police "Saved by the Safety Belt" award in 1993 after a near fatal on duty traffic collision with a drunk driver.
Bradley formerly served in the U.S.A.F. as an enlisted man in the SR-71 Blackbird program.
Bradley possesses an A.S. in Criminal Justice from Yuba College, California.

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True Crime New York City

Intro Act: Vengeance. True Crime New York City Speedrun; Playthrough; Walkthrough.
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True Crime: Hong Kong Demo – IGN Live E3 2010

Check out the live demo of True Crime: Hong Kong at IGN Live E3 2010.
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Mystery Case Files Series - Hidden Objects Games

The Mystery Case Files series is one the best known brands in the hidden object game genre. It combines the challenges of various styles of puzzles (ranging from the standard hidden object games to other mind-boggling puzzles) together with the enjoyable atmosphere of crime whodunits and mystery thrillers. With seven games released so far - all of which have become bestselling and award-winning hits - this series is still going strong and looks like it's here to stay for a very long time. It has even moved across to the mobile platform.

MCF: Huntsville

Huntsville is the game that started it all for Mystery Case Files. Climb the crime-fighting ranks from rookie to master detective in this classic hidden object game whodunit where eagle eyes save the day.

Solve criminal cases by searching for clues and identifying suspects in the game that turned the hidden object game genre into an internet sensation. Solve petty thefts and forgeries in various locales such as the local barber shop and the library with the help of your trusty Crime Computer.

MCF: Prime Suspects

Revisit the world of Mystery Case Files as the master detective. This time, you face your biggest case yet: the theft of the Queen's Hope, the largest diamond in the world.

Eliminate each of your suspects in Capital City by searching for clues throughout the many locales in the City, from the Rialto Theater to the hotdog stand. Use the Crime Computer to help identify suspects and strike off bad leads. You can also unlock hidden levels by finding and combining special hidden items scattered throughout the crime scenes.

MCF: Ravenhearst

Take a break from the world of gumshoe crime-fighting and embark on a mystery thriller in the quaint English countryside. Solve the mystery of Ravenhearst manor and of the American schoolteacher who somehow got involved in its mysteries with disasterous consequences.

Explore the various rooms in Ravenhearst manor and look for clues that will help you piece together the diary of Emma the schoolteacher, which will hopefully reveal the secrets of the mansion and find out what's been haunting this elegant estate. Access locked rooms with new puzzles that will challenge your mind!

MCF: Madame Fate

Continue on the journey of the Master Detective as you are hired by Madame Fate, a carnival owner. She has seen her own murder in the future and wants you to catch the murderer before it is too late!

Search for clues in the colourful areas which include the tunnel of love and the mermaid's tank. Solve interesting puzzles in order to interrogate the various characters in the carnival, and access the crystal ball via more puzzles in order to discover the identity of the murderer.

MCF: Return to Ravenhearst

The story of the ghost of Emma Ravenhearst continues in the next chapter in the Mystery Case Files series! Visit a transformed Ravenhearst Manor in a game that's more adventure and puzzles than your typical hidden object game.

Solve over 150 puzzles and find hidden objects in levels and rooms that have been seamlessly integrated into a haunting adventure story. If the tricky puzzles won't stump you, the gorgeously painted and rendered graphics will!

MCF: Agent X and MCF: MillionHeir

These 2 games mark the crossover of the Mystery Case Files games over to the mobile platform. Agent X explores the adventures of the detective on cellphones with Glu Mobile capability.

MillionHeir represents a partnership between Mystery Case Files with a giant in the mobile gaming industry. Published by Nintendo and available for the Nintendo DS gaming console, MillionHeir presents hidden object games in a manner that has never been seen before.

Visit Hidden Puzzles for more information about each individual Mystery Case Files game.

Steven Ng maintains Hidden Puzzles, a website devoted to the most popular hidden object online games and related reviews and hints.

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How To Clean Up Crime Scenes

Crime scene clean up is not a task that just anyone can perform, it takes a particular combination of skills, knowledge and personality traits that not all people possess. A strong stomach and the ability to emotionally detach are two very important requirements as trauma scenes and accidental deaths will be quite disturbing and offending to the senses. Very often family members or loved ones will still be at or near the scene, therefore discretion and compassion will be required.

In addition, a knowledge of sterilization and disinfection techniques as well as state and local government guidelines and regulations will be necessary. In some cases crime scene clean up can involve removal and restoration of walls, carpets or furniture. Trauma scene clean up is not just cleaning, but restoring the scene to it's pre-incident state.

In the event of a death or suicide the authorities will remove the actual body, but the physical scene is left to family members or property owners. The crime scene clean up crew is known as a “second responder”, arriving after police, firefighters and the coroner. Even when the body is removed, particularly with suicides, a ghastly scene is left behind including large amounts of blood and sometimes parts of the body itself. This can leave millions of microbes and bacteria and even insects like maggots and various fly species. A dime sized blood stain on a carpet can conceal a two-foot diameter stain underneath. These are just a few reasons a trained and experienced professional must clean the scene, every drop of blood or bodily fluid and each piece of tissue is a potential biological hazard, and must be treated as such.

A new trend appearing in the crime scene clean up field is the methamphetamine labs that are popping up with an alarming regularity. In these cases, the scene can be filled with a cocktail of poisons including; hydrochloric acid, lye and anhydrous ammonia to name just a few, and are by far the most dangerous scenes to clean. These situations most often require structural removal and restoration such as walls, cabinets and counters, and furniture in addition to chemical treatment and sterilization.

Although the federal government does not enforce a national standard for trauma scene clean up, state and local government often have their own requirements for this type of hazardous materials storage, transportation and disposal. Only a licensed and trained professional should ever attempt to clean a crime or trauma scene. From poisons and infectious materials to explosives and acids, these scenes can be just a dangerous as the situations that brought them about.

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