Category Archives: Crime

chicago crime

The Case of Bobby Franks

In 1924, it was called “the crime of the century.” A young boy, Bobby Franks, set out walking the three blocks home from school. He never made it. Find out why the Bobby Franks case caused such outrage in the

chicago crime

The Case of Bobby Franks

In 1924, it was called “the crime of the century.” A young boy, Bobby Franks, set out walking the three blocks home from school. He never made it. Find out why the Bobby Franks case caused such outrage in the

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How Cops and Criminals Use Social Media

Social media is changing the way that we live, both in obvious ways and in subtle ways that you may not even be know about. Cops are using social media as an important investigative tool, and criminals are using social

social media cops crime

How Cops and Criminals Use Social Media

Social media is changing the way that we live, both in obvious ways and in subtle ways that you may not even be know about. Cops are using social media as an important investigative tool, and criminals are using social

mexican mafia

Mexican Mafia Secretary Arrested in Kansas

“Alleged” Mexican mafia secretary, of course. A 31-year-old woman was arrested for supposedly passing messages between convicts incarcerated in Los Angeles and active members of the Salinas gang. She is accused of passing information about crimes including drug trafficking, assassinations

mexican mafia

Mexican Mafia Secretary Arrested in Kansas

“Alleged” Mexican mafia secretary, of course. A 31-year-old woman was arrested for supposedly passing messages between convicts incarcerated in Los Angeles and active members of the Salinas gang. She is accused of passing information about crimes including drug trafficking, assassinations

barnaby jones

Gumshoe Tuesday: Barnaby Jones

In the great tradition of 1970s private detectives, Barnaby Jones tells the story of a father and his widowed daughter-in-law solving the murder of his son/her husband. They turned out to be so good at solving mysteries together that they

barnaby jones

Gumshoe Tuesday: Barnaby Jones

In the great tradition of 1970s private detectives, Barnaby Jones tells the story of a father and his widowed daughter-in-law solving the murder of his son/her husband. They turned out to be so good at solving mysteries together that they

crime temperature

Crime and Temperature Are Related

When the city heats up, so does the crime rate. To a point, that is. Writer Whet Moser investigates the relationship between crime and the weather in Chicago in this truly interesting article. Read more from Chicago Magazine.

crime temperature

Crime and Temperature Are Related

When the city heats up, so does the crime rate. To a point, that is. Writer Whet Moser investigates the relationship between crime and the weather in Chicago in this truly interesting article. Read more from Chicago Magazine.

tv detective crime show

Gumshoe Tuesday: Top of the Lake

It’s always good news when talented directors agree to do crime shows. I’ve been a fan of Jane Campion since the 1990s, and she did a great job with Top of the Lake. It’s a noir crime drama similar to

tv detective crime show

Gumshoe Tuesday: Top of the Lake

It’s always good news when talented directors agree to do crime shows. I’ve been a fan of Jane Campion since the 1990s, and she did a great job with Top of the Lake. It’s a noir crime drama similar to

bank robbery atm

21st Century Bank Robbery

Eight men stole $45 million from thousands of ATMs around New York City without entering a bank, menacing a teller, or pulling on a ski mask. Read about the new style of bank robbery, a true 21st century crime, from

bank robbery atm

21st Century Bank Robbery

Eight men stole $45 million from thousands of ATMs around New York City without entering a bank, menacing a teller, or pulling on a ski mask. Read about the new style of bank robbery, a true 21st century crime, from