The men and woman of law enforcement risk their lives daily to make sure the citizens in their area are safe. There are certain races, ages and times of the day in which an officer is assaulted or killed in the line of duty. In order to get accurate statistics, in-depth research has to be done. In order to design an accurate research on statistics on “Officers Assaulted or Killed in the Line of Duty” you must start with the programs that accurately analyze the individual states that report such activity within their department. Once this information is obtained, than one can determine an approximate national average of officers assaulted or killed in the line of duty.
Evan Marshall was 31-years-old when he committed the murder. He lived in his parents’ in a gated community. He murdered and dismembered the body of retired teacher who lived across the street. He did not know the victim. The disappearance of Denise Fox, age 57, was first noticed by her daughter who found the back sliding door broken and blood on the floor when she returned home.
Decision of the Court: His charge was held and he was charged for the murder of his wife. Reasoning of the Court: If the suspect could destroy the evidence then at that time and manner it is constitutional to take the sample or whatever they may need. There was no formal arrest therefore it technically could also be allowed. Under these circumstances, the police are justified in subjecting him to the very limited search and seizure to preserve the evidence they found under his fingernail. Notes * Don’t need search warrant for fingerprints, voice, handwriting * Search to take place because of probable cause, not a full search b/c not arrested.
Theodore Wafer awoke to “unbelievable.” (White) pounding on his door and thought his home was about to be burglarized. Fearing for his life, he reached for his weapon and opened the door and fired a shotgun blast through his screen door, hitting McBride in her face. McBride had drunk vodka and smoked marijuana in the evening of Nov. 1st at home. Her mother than said, she and McBride argued because McBride had not cleaned the house. Mcbride became angry and left the house by car roughly 11:15 p.m.
U.S. teenager charged in family killing planned more carnage – police (By Zelie Pollon-Wed, Jan 23, 2013) ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (Reuters) – A 15 year old accused of killing his parents and three younger siblings over the weekend planned to continue his rampage at a local Wal-Mart store then die in a shootout with police, authorities said on Tuesday. Bernalillo County Sheriff Dan Houston told reporters that Nehemiah Griego had been contemplating the killing spree for “at least a week.” Houston said Griego told police that after killing his family at their Albuquerque home on Saturday, he reloaded and planned to go to a nearby Wal-Mart store. “He contemplated ending this with mass destruction,” Houston said. Instead, the 15 year old spent time with his girlfriend, and the pair later went to a church where his
“It engenders stress and fear in many prospective victims. To its direct victims, the experience usually brings about extreme anger and annoyance, and in some cases, may occasion lasting psychological injury” (Grabosky, 1995, p.1). Residential burglary is one of the most prevalent crimes in the United States as well as in other countries (Grabosky, 1995; Shover, 1991; Weisel, 2004). Burglary accounts for 18% of all serious crime in the United States, and is the second most common serious crime, just behind larceny-theft. In addition, it is believed that as many as half of all burglaries go unreported, which might account for the low clearance average clearance rate of 14 % in the U.S. A significant factor related to the low clearance rate is that about 65 percent of residential burglaries investigated do not produce enough evidence or information about the crime, therefore making it one of the most difficult crimes to solve (Weisel, 2004, p. 1).
Francois was accused of assaulting a girl in his bedroom on the second floor of his home. That same afternoon, the police returned to 99 Fulton Street to talk with Kendall Francois about this most recent attack. They asked him to come into the police department to discuss the report. He agreed and was taken to headquarters. Over the next few hours, Francois eventually made many admissions regarding the disappearance of the women.
David Berkowitz - The Son of Sam: David Berkowitz, better known as Son of Sam, is an infamous 1970s New York City serial killer who killed six people and wounded several others. His crimes became legendary because of the bizarre content in the letters that he wrote to the police and the media and his reasons for committing the attacks. With the police feeling the pressure to catch the killer, "Operation Omega" was formed, which was comprised of over 200 detectives; all working on finding the Son of Sam before he killed again. Berkowitz's Childhood: David Berkowitz, born June 1, 1953, was the adopted son of Nathan and Pearl Berkowitz. The family lived in a middle-class home in the Bronx.
Months later, Unexpectedly Joe Dick, Daniel William’s roommate is now suspect number two. Ford immediately started his cruel interrogation, pushing the death penalty on him. Joe was now asked to take the same poly graph test, his results were never released. He said during his interrogation he was mentally drained as well. Once again another man in fear of dying tells detective ford that he and Daniel were both at the crime scene.
In fact the U.S.’s rate of incarceration is 455 people per every 100,000 people (Smolowe, 1994). To put that in perspective, it is the highest rate of incarceration compared to any other country in the world. Even South Africa, our close second, only imprisons 311 people per ever 100,000 (Smolowe, 1994). Due to the harsh punishment of imprisonment for even the most minor of crimes, the United States has been facing a difficult issue of overcrowding in our prisons. Overcrowding in prisons is linked to several different causes, but the overall ignition of the overcrowding links specifically to the “War on Drugs” that began in the 1970’s (“What Causes Overcrowding,” 2011).