crime and investigation

I saw Zootopia last night and as I drove home all I could think about was how the hell the police investigated crime that took place in habitats designed for smaller animals.

Like their smallest recruit literally towers over the citizens of the rodent habitat.  What the fuck is a polar bear going to do if a vole gets murdered?  Forget all of the fine tools needed to dust for prints, does the poor grieving widow vole now have to deal with being homeless because the only way the ZPD could photograph the crime scene was to literally rip her roof off? 

I bet you that’s why the mafia is a literal rat pack and a shrew is the most feared crime boss in town.  Who else is going to protect your gaggle of little adorable hamster children when your businesshamster husband gets caught cooking the books to try and pay off his hamster gambling debt and some guinea pig bookie comes to literally shake your family down for the cash?  

  • liking creepy pasta, violent media or horror films, fictional characters that are murderers: 👍
  • liking forensic science, human psychology, wanting to investigate crime scenes as a career: 👍👍
  • liking real life murderers, idolizing white supremacists and rapists, being upset about serial killers getting a death penalty: 👎👎👎

Philadelphia police say approximately 100 headstones have been damaged at a Jewish cemetery in the northeastern part of the city. The vandalism occurred less than a week after a similar episode in a Jewish cemetery near St. Louis, where more than 150 graves were targeted.

Local police arrived at Mt. Carmel Cemetery Sunday morning after getting a call from a man reporting that the headstones of three of his relatives had been knocked over. A wider search then revealed dozens more headstones had been toppled, in a crime that investigators believe took place Saturday night.

WHYY’s Bobby Allyn spoke with Shawn Zevit, a Philadelphia rabbi who described the vandalism as “a hateful act, an attempt to create fear and to tarnish the memory of those who have died and attack their dignity.”

Headstones Vandalized At Jewish Cemetery In Philadelphia

Photo: Dominick Reuter/AFP/Getty Images

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Lucas Till: You were a frickin stud, man

George Eads: Who is that?

Lucas Till: Lot’s changed

From their interview with Insider

Crime scene investigators are about to get a helping hand from our ancient ancestors. The earliest known synthetic pigment, Egyptian blue, is found in some of the paint on ancient statues, coffins, tomb walls, and amulets. Most other pigments long ago faded. Modern scientists, intrigued by its longevity, worked out Egyptian blue’s chemical composition decades ago. Recently it was discovered that it emits near-infrared radiation when exposed to certain kinds of light. Basically: it has rare, invisible luminescence.

And why does that help crime-stoppers? Egyptian blue can be dusted onto complicated surfaces where fingerprints are normally hard to retrieve. The surface is then photographed with a modified camera and a filter sensitive to Egyptian blue’s near-infrared rays. If fingerprints are there, they glow clearly in the resulting image. Science is amazing.

I was reading ‘The Night Stalker’ by Philip Carlo and saw this description of Richard Ramirez police were using during their hunt for the Night Stalker. So naturally I decided to make this.

This was the description police had after Ramirez had murdered his first three victims: Jennie Vincow (79), Dayle Okazaki (34) and Tsai-Lian Yu (30). 

Ramirez murdered 14 people before he was finally caught.

This is the full quote: “Carillo began to peruse police reports carefully, looking for a suspect who dressed in black, listened to heavy metal music, had a .22, was a sexual deviant and enjoyed killing people.”

Masterlist (avengerofyourheart)

Marvel Reader inserts listed by character, currently Bucky, Steve, Tony, Sam, Scott, and Thor. A huge thank you to @beccaanne814-blog for the gorgeous character banners! 

Accidents Happen Series (reader x Bucky):

Summary: Reader is accident prone, comes from a sheltered background, and has been with the Avengers almost a year when Steve finds Bucky and brings him to the Avengers Tower (post CATWS, pre CACW). Bucky takes an interest in the reader’s quirkiness. (mostly fluff)

Accidents Happen Series Masterlist (FINISHED)

In the Arms of Justice (Bucky Drabble Series):

Summary: Reader is a witness to a crime, tying her to the investigation as well as the police involved. She never would have guessed how that one night would continue to change her life years later. (drama, angst, fluff)

In the Arms of Justice Masterlist (FINISHED)

Leave This Town (Mechanic!Bucky AU Series):

Summary: Your dreams of kissing your small town life goodbye are about to come true when an unexpected detour leaves you stranded. Meeting the handsome local mechanic has you rethinking your plans. Perhaps happiness is less about where you’re headed and more about the people you meet along the way.

Leave This Town Series Masterlist (FINISHED)

The Lucky One (Movie Challenge Bucky fic):

Summary: As a single mom with a jerk of an ex-husband, you’re doing your best to run the family business all on your own when your mother hires a mysterious man with a troubled past to help out. He just might be what you need in your life, but will his secrets bring you together or tear you apart? (Events occur shortly after Captain America: The Winter Soldier)

The Lucky One Series Masterlist (in progress)

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A Guide to Follow All True Crime Upcoming Projects on TV

(Updated on July 31, 2017)

Manhunt: Unabomber

Format: Scripted limited series.

Summary: This show focuses on the use of a new way of profiling that the FBI used to catch the Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, who is played by Paul Bettany. Sam Worthington plays FBI agent Jim Fitzgerald and Jane Lynch plays Attorney General Janet Reno. See the trailer here.

Premieres: August 1 2017, in Discovery Channel.

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I don’t know why I find it so difficult to express my feelings to you. Even though we’re far apart I can see you as vividly as if you were here with me. I said I’ll miss you and I do. As Shakespeare more ably wrote my sentiment in Sonnet 47. “Thyself away art resent still with me; for thou not father than my thoughts canst move, and I am still with them and they with thee; or, if thy sleep, thy picture in my sight, awakes my heart to heart’s and eye’s delight.”

Sometimes when idols take polaroid pictures they look like pictures you’d see on those crime investigation documentaries where someone disappeared under mysterious circumstances and hasn’t been seen in years

“Tonight on 60 Mintues, we investigate the mysterious disappearance of Yoon Jeonghan, who disappeared from his home in 1978. There was no evidence of foul play, and all 12 of his roommates were found to be not guilty, but shocking new evidence has come to light, and the case has reopened 39 years later”

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“He’s a very complex soul, Jack. This man has a big self-destruct button. He struggles with alcoholism, he’s a big womaniser and he gets himself in all sorts of messes,” Glen says.

“But he has a very moral core to him and he’s a much braver man than I would ever be and he puts himself on the line in a way that most people don’t, fighting for causes that no one else wants to take on. He’s in some ways a very messed-up moral man and I like that a lot.”

coronalthoughtejection  asked:

Ok, let us assume that literal cultists have summoned a literal monstrosity, and literal monstrosity has literally torn them to literal pieces, and then vacates the premises. Morning shift walks in, sees the carnage, calls the police. How soon would the forensics team get there after the responding officers? How would they respond to 4-5 bodies torn to pieces? Where would they start, what would they do?

Alright @ coronalthoughtejection . First off- wow that is a lot to take in just as a mental image. Unfortunately my response will also be based on some assumptions and varies greatly depending on where exactly in the world your cultists are summoning monsters.

In a backwoods, small town kind of setting, a forensics team may take up to 12 hours to arrive. Even considering the fact that there would be some hussle due to the eviscerated bodies, you could still be looking at 6 or more hours. The scene would not be empty during this wait period though- the responding departments officers would begin to document and may even begin evidence collection without the Forensic Team. Many small police departments, like what would be responding if this happened in an out of the way place, have officers trained to collect evidence properly. I have no doubt in my mind that the big city forensic team would be called in to assist for a 5 body piece together. In a large, metropolitan city, response time would likely be much faster. Especially if its 5 eviscerated corpses. More than likely within the hour if possible. In both cases, the first thing that is done is that the scene would be secured. Before I forget, no one can do anything to the scene until it has been released by the medical examiner (in Canada anyways. Not sure about other countries).

Once the big boys in the forensic unit arrive, the lead investigator/ officer in charge would decide the best way to fully document and examine the scene. Photographs and written notes are always always ALWAYS taken first, before anything within the confines of the scene are touched. It is generally easier to do this in indoor scenes than outdoor scenes. My bias for summoning monsters makes me think decrepit basement, but its up to you as a writer/ thinker of these kinds of scenarios where exactly the scene takes place. Keep in mind for outdoor scenes that weather is a bitch and will ruin every piece of evidence it can be it with rain, wind or snow.

After the documentation of the scene is completed, evidence would be collected from most important to least important. This is a sort of judgement call on the investigators part, but usually goes from DNA (which is easily degraded or contaminated) to things like footwear impressions and fingerprints (which will usually remain unless purposefully disturbed by the rain).

After that the peeps back in the laboratory will try and get everyone’s bits back together as best they can to identify how many victims there are. Investigators will try and figure out how these people relate to one another, and how they came to be ripped to shreds.

The rest is up for you to decide. Does the monster rip any more people apart? Can the police identify this monster? Can they be swayed to believe in the existence of a supernatural creature, or is it up to the religious studies major to put the pieces together for the police (pun so intended). A lot of case work is following leads, and so it is up to you to figure out what the police will find, what that will tell them, and how quickly they can put the resources together to stop a literal monstrosity.

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LATEST #NORBURY UPDATE:

In 1893 ACD killed off Sherlock Holmes at the Reichenbach Falls and as a result induced mass fan outrage with over 20,000 people cancelling their subscription to The Strand magazine.

After being absolutely bombarded with complaint messages (and people literally taking to the streets wearing mourning clothes) however, Doyle revived Holmes in “The Hound of the Baskervilles” and then properly in “The Empty Hearse”.

Now it seems we have our own “Final Problem” to address. If it’s an ARG/meta-narrative Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss want, it’s what they’re going to get.

LET’S GET #NORBURY TRENDING.
Set your alarm. Save the time.

26th February
6AM-12PM PDT
2PM-8PM GMT

REMEMBER:
- Keep it classy. Pithy arguments, thought-out responses. No cheap insults/name-calling etc. We want to start a conversation.
- Best not to @ Mark Gatiss or any other members of the cast/crew of Sherlock. If you really want to tag someone I suppose BBC One is a possibility.
- Using old Twitter accounts is better than new ones because your tweets may be invalidated/not counted towards the trend.
- It’s more likely that tweets will count towards the trend if you have a full twitter bio/profile picture/are following people/have mentioned and replied to tweets before.
- We need over an estimated 1700 tweets to trend during this time.
- The more people involved, the better. Message your friends! Spread the word.

Hopefully through this we’ll not only be able to address the problem of queer baiting within BBC Sherlock, but begin a public conversation about the manipulation of LGBT viewers as an ongoing issue within media.

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