Category Archives: Crime

cancun spring break

Mexican Gang Violence Mars Spring Break

Two men with a machine gun and a handgun opened fire in a bar near a Cancun resort, killing six people. Read more from the Chicago Tribune.

cancun spring break

Mexican Gang Violence Mars Spring Break

Two men with a machine gun and a handgun opened fire in a bar near a Cancun resort, killing six people. Read more from the Chicago Tribune.

An Evening with Dashiell Hammett

Oh, how I miss Los Angeles. This April, the Los Angeles Visionaries Association (LAVA) is hosting a literary salon that sounds simply fantastic: a literary salon dedicated to one of the greatest crime writers of the 20th century, Dashiell Hammett,

An Evening with Dashiell Hammett

Oh, how I miss Los Angeles. This April, the Los Angeles Visionaries Association (LAVA) is hosting a literary salon that sounds simply fantastic: a literary salon dedicated to one of the greatest crime writers of the 20th century, Dashiell Hammett,

9 year old armed robbery

9-Year-Old Charged with Armed Robbery

A 9-year-old boy was charged with armed robbery at a Chicago area McDonald’s, and has also been charged with a recent carjacking. So much for the age of innocence. Here in Chicago, you don’t even need to hit puberty to

9 year old armed robbery

9-Year-Old Charged with Armed Robbery

A 9-year-old boy was charged with armed robbery at a Chicago area McDonald’s, and has also been charged with a recent carjacking. So much for the age of innocence. Here in Chicago, you don’t even need to hit puberty to

psychic crime news

An Interview with A Psychic

No, really. Noreen Renier has worked with the FBI on several prominent criminal cases, and some of her work has been featured on the TV show Psychic Detective. Read her interview with the Houston Chronicle.

psychic crime news

An Interview with A Psychic

No, really. Noreen Renier has worked with the FBI on several prominent criminal cases, and some of her work has been featured on the TV show Psychic Detective. Read her interview with the Houston Chronicle.

immigrant crime news

Immigrants Move In, Crime Goes Down

That’s right. Sociologists have discovered when immigrant populations move into a neighborhood, crime rates go down rather than up. Read more from NYNow.org.

immigrant crime news

Immigrants Move In, Crime Goes Down

That’s right. Sociologists have discovered when immigrant populations move into a neighborhood, crime rates go down rather than up. Read more from NYNow.org.

the following detective tv

Gumshoe Tuesday: The Following

I am so conflicted about The Following. I like it, but I shouldn’t. It’s not realistic–the likelihood of their being a serial killer cult based on the works of Edgar Allen Poe is far from believable, but for some reason

the following detective tv

Gumshoe Tuesday: The Following

I am so conflicted about The Following. I like it, but I shouldn’t. It’s not realistic–the likelihood of their being a serial killer cult based on the works of Edgar Allen Poe is far from believable, but for some reason

LA crime love triangle

Love Triangle Explodes at an LA Polling Place

Who says politics aren’t exciting? A polling place in LA’s Watts neighborhood erupted in violence last week when a gunman shot a volunteer. The crime was allegedly part of a love triangle. Read more from the LA Times.

LA crime love triangle

Love Triangle Explodes at an LA Polling Place

Who says politics aren’t exciting? A polling place in LA’s Watts neighborhood erupted in violence last week when a gunman shot a volunteer. The crime was allegedly part of a love triangle. Read more from the LA Times.

kiss dna evidence

How a Kiss Lead to a Conviction

There is no perfect crime–they always make a mistake. In Germany, a thief was caught because he kissed his unknowing victim’s hand before he left her. She took that hand straight to the police, delivering DNA evidence. True story, courtesy

kiss dna evidence

How a Kiss Lead to a Conviction

There is no perfect crime–they always make a mistake. In Germany, a thief was caught because he kissed his unknowing victim’s hand before he left her. She took that hand straight to the police, delivering DNA evidence. True story, courtesy

Gumshoe Tuesday: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

One of the most elegantly-crafted, realistic, feminist mysteries that I’ve read, Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a classic locked-room detective mystery that reads like top-quality investigative journalism.

Gumshoe Tuesday: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

One of the most elegantly-crafted, realistic, feminist mysteries that I’ve read, Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a classic locked-room detective mystery that reads like top-quality investigative journalism.

chicago red light camera

Chicago’s Red Light Cameras Built on Bribes

If you think Chicago’s red light cameras are a scam, you may be right. The city’s last vendor admits that the program was created thanks to a $2 million in bribes. Read more from the Huffington Post.

chicago red light camera

Chicago’s Red Light Cameras Built on Bribes

If you think Chicago’s red light cameras are a scam, you may be right. The city’s last vendor admits that the program was created thanks to a $2 million in bribes. Read more from the Huffington Post.