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?  

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

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NYPD is investigating online threats made against Muslim activist Linda Sarsour

  • On Tuesday, the New York Police Department’s Hate Crimes Task Force announced it’s investigating a threat made on social media against prominent activist Linda Sarsour, the New York Daily News reported.
  • A man identified as Glenn Maccioli asked to find Sarsour’s home location on Facebook so he could “spit in her face.”
  • “This bitch is in Brooklyn,” Maccioli reportedly wrote. “Anyone know where? I would like to spit in her face.“
  • Maccioli reportedly took issue with Sarsour referring to President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as "bigoted peas in a hateful pod.” Read more (2/21/17 7:30 PM)

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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

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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In the Arms of Justice Pt. 16 (Cop!Bucky Drabble Series)

Characters: reader x Detective Barnes, Natasha, Rumlow. 

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.

Warnings: Some anxiety, also blood, murder, weapon and death mentions (none of it graphic), violence against women, gritty police drama tv show kind of feel.

Word Count: 1054

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A/N: I’M BACK, BABY. A thousand apologies that it took so long for me to find my groove and stop being afraid of this fic. heh. I finally tackled it and miraculously, I’m in love with it again! Detective Barnes is back and I’m so excited for what’s ahead. :D Part 17 will be posted Friday, May 19! 

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Originally posted by imagine-that-marvel

Previously:

Entering her office once again, Natasha stepped forward.

“Y/N, this is Mr. Kopecky. His aunt and uncle immigrated from the Czech Republic and he would like to keep them here legally.”

The man was facing away from you, reading the degrees and certificates adorning the esteemed lawyer’s office wall.

“Nice to meet you, Mr. Kope…”

As he turned your way, you lost all power of speech, ice freezing in your veins. 

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You remained frozen in place, eyes transfixed on the man who held a knife at your throat two nights ago and now haunted your dreams. Although, if you had passed him on the street you might not have recognized him. Instead of the bleach-blond hair and a clean shaven face, he now wore a knitted cap over a bald head with a few days’ stubble dotting his chin. Horn-rimmed glasses were perched on his nose and he wore khaki trousers with a long-sleeved black sweater and dress shoes. If it weren’t for the cold eyes fixed on yours and the scar on his left cheek, you could have sworn it wasn’t the same man.

Light bruising was visible under his eyes, you noticed as he took a few steps forward. His nose might not have been broken by your head striking it, but you definitely left your mark. Seeing him approach from across the room, you finally thawed enough to stumble to Natasha’s side.

“H-how did he get in here?” you whispered to her, your eyes never leaving his face.

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a basic summary of any given NCIS episode seasons
  • random person: *doing random every day thing*
  • kid: omfg WHY IS THERE A BODY IN THIS CAR/POND/OTHER WEIRD PLACE
  • random person: cause kid we are on a tv show where a lot of people die
  • ~foof~
  • tony: bla bla bla funny stuff bla
  • mcgee: bla bla bla tech stuff banter bla
  • kate/ziva/bishop: *done with both of their shit*
  • ziva: *flirts with tony for good measure*
  • tiva eyesex: *ensues*
  • gibbs: dead marine found stuffed into a grocery store display grab your gear
  • tony: what the fuck boss
  • -cut to crime scene-
  • team: *investigates*
  • team: *banter*
  • ducky: *wise observation about Strange Case of the Week™*
  • palmer: *falls off a hill*
  • tony: boss i think it might be a suicide
  • gibbs: *broods* nah
  • ~foof~
  • *later in bullpen*
  • jenny shepherd/vance: gibbs don't do the thing
  • gibbs: *does the thing*
  • ducky: *autopsy stuff*
  • abby: *does forensic stuff in a lovable way*
  • tiva: *more eyesex in the bullpen*
  • tony: boss we found a guy who's totally not a red herring
  • gibbs: *interrogates totally not red herring*
  • gibbs: this isn't our guy
  • tony: *eats an entire burrito to make him look like more of an asshole*
  • kate/ziva/bishop: wtf
  • ~foof~
  • everybody: *more investigating stuff*
  • gibbs: my gut says it's the guy's exlover's son's dentist's ex wife that killed him and stuffed him in the display
  • shepherd/vance: what the fuck gibbs
  • abby: gibbs is right
  • the guy's ex lover's son's dentist's ex wife: yes tis I that killed him
  • ziva: *probably fights him*
  • gibbs: rule #124: it's always the dentist
  • everyone: *nod in appreciation of Gibbs Wisdom*
  • tiva: *more eyesex*
  • ~foof~
  • *credits*

The novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin became popular in the northern states and created huge amounts of sympathy for the Abolition movement with it’s portrayal of an enslaved man. Abraham Lincoln allegedly said that the book was one of the reasons white people in the north began calling for a Civil War.

The film A Birth of a Nation was directly responsible for the Ku Klux Klan’s reestablishment as well as a reported spike in racially motivated crimes, attacks, and even riots.

A study has shown that watching shows that feature homosexuals and homosexual relationships increases viewers’ sympathy for lgtb causes, even in people who claim to be uncomfortable about homosexuality before they begin watching.

A significant portion of people involved in the world’s space programs claim that Star Trek and similar shows and movies inspired them as children and began their interest in space and science.

Currently there are more students than ever involved in forensic studies programs and there is evidence that shows like CSI, Law and Order, and other investigative crime shows is a factor in the increase in interest in the field.

Although still being researched, many experts claim that a “CSI Effect” is responsible for jurors demanding more forensic evidence in criminal trials there by raising the standard of proof for prosecutors, even if the standard is unrealistic and inaccurate.

The American Psychological Association has confirmed a link between violent video games and aggressive behavior especially in children.

Don’t tell me that fiction doesn’t impact reality.

In the Arms of Justice Pt 19 (Cop!Bucky x reader)

Characters: reader x Detective Barnes, Steve, Natasha, Rumlow, Surprise Witness!  

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.

Warnings: Fluff, then some angst. Some anxiety, also blood, murder, weapon and death mentions (none of it graphic), violence against women, gritty police drama tv show kind of feel.

Word Count: 1693

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A/N: Oh snap, who’s at the door? I’ve got some answers for you and some fluff attached. I’m working on the last few parts of this series! Thank you all so much for your support and I adore all your comments, likes, reblogs, asks, and anything else you send my way. I love you all! 

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He paused, then realizing that you and he now had wounds on the same side of your lower back: him with a previous gunshot wound and you from a knife. He chuckled briefly.

“Well, that’s not the kind of bonding I thought would occur this early in a relationship, but…”

You wrapped your arms around his neck, resuming the kiss. Just then, the hospital door opened and you two broke apart.

But it was too late. There was a witness to your loving embrace.

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“Oh, geez! You guys are lucky it was me and not another officer,” Steve reprimanded you both. “You’ve both gotta keep it in your pants a while longer til things are settled, alright?”

You and Bucky both gawked at him.

“How did you..”

“You’re not surprised, Steve?” Bucky asked his partner.

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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.”

  • 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: 👎👎👎
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Iraq Uncovered. — PBS Frontline (21/03/2017)

In Iraq Uncovered, Navai makes a dangerous and revealing journey inside areas of the war-torn country where few journalists have gone — investigating allegations of abuse of Sunni Muslim civilians by powerful Shia militias in areas like Saqlawiyah where ISIS has been pushed out.

The militias have been a crucial part of Iraq’s fight against ISIS, and are supposed to answer to the prime minister. But as Navai reports, some of the Shia forces battling ISIS have themselves been accused of atrocities — including kidnapping, imprisoning, torturing and killing Sunni men and boys. ISIS aligns itself with its own violent version of Sunni Islam, and Shia militias — like the Hezbollah Brigades, the militia that drove ISIS out of Saqlawiyah last summer — often see Sunni civilians as ISIS suspects.

As a result, for some Iraqi civilians, the terror doesn’t end once ISIS leaves town, Navai finds — a fact that raises troubling questions about the future of Iraq after ISIS.

“Even though ISIS has lost ground in Iraq, people in refugee camps here tell us that they’re as scared of the militias as they are of ISIS, and they’ve been warned by the militias that they can never return home,” says Navai.

Week 5!  

Fics that are NSFW are marked.

@4theluvofall - Last Words - You are tired of Tony not taking care of himself, when something happens in the field and you regret what might have been your last words to him.  Tony x Reader

@after-avenging-hoursIncubus [3] - This is an Incubus!Bucky AU fic.  Bucky x Reader NSFW

@annadierSame Patterns {Part 5} - You and your broken heart now live separated from the Avengers. It hurts, and they all try the same thing to make you come back - but when will it work?  Bucky x Reader

@avengerofyourheartIn the Arms of Justice Pt. 16, Pt. 17 - 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. Bucky x Reader

@bionic-buckyb - Remember Me Part 3 - Here is part 3 everyone! This took a while for me to get right, so I hope you guys enjoy it. Sorry it’s being posted so late too. Work sucks! Let me know what you think! ♥. Bucky x Reader

@brighterlightsRunning Late (Part 1 of 2) - College AU. You grow infatuated with a cute stranger who always happens to be late for class. Unfortunately, things don’t go as planned when you finally interact with him. Bucky x Reader

@bovariaIt’s a [Tinder] Date! (Part 1/3) - Thinking he needs to find a date, Natasha signs Steve up to Tinder. In Queens, Peter Parker does the same to you. It’s a match!  Steve x Reader

@buckyywiththegoodhairA Lesson in Love (Creative Writing) - (College!AU) In which you’re assigned to write a story about romance, a subject you know nothing about, and Bucky, a hopeless romantic, offers you his assistance.  Bucky x Reader

@buckyywiththegoodhairA Lesson in Love (A Different Perspective) -  (College!AU) In which you’re assigned to write a story about romance, a subject you know nothing about, and Bucky, a hopeless romantic, offers you his assistance.  Bucky x Reader

@buckyywiththegoodhairDaily Texts (ALiL Deleted Scene) - (College!AU): In which you try to adjust to daily texts from Bucky.  Bucky x Reader

@explicitfandomsASTROPHILE (a person who loves stars) - Bucky x Reader

@girl-next-door-writesIt’s All Fun And Games (til someone loses an eye) - Some days Director Fury really doesn’t like his job.  Those days are mostly when other people are involved, and by other people he means specifically Tony Stark.  Nick Fury 

@girl-next-door-writes - Sunday Afternoon - For the past few months you have noticed a change in your relationship with a certain Avenger and you can’t help but wonder if this is the end.  Clint x Reader

@girl-next-door-writes - Together or Alone - You were recruited for the Super Soldier program but how much could you lose in pursuit of defending your country?  Your freedom? Your life?  Your Bucky?  Bucky x Reader

@hellomissmabel - Little Monster Part 5, Part 6 - Wanda’s loyalties are tested and Steve has a change of heart.  Steve x Reader

@hunters-from-stark-tower - Shattered - Bucky x Reader

@imaginingbuckyBlurb Starter #36. “And you’re naked. Okay.” - Friends who couldn’t hold their liquor were the worst. Normally, you would get super frustrated having to take care of an inebriated friend.This time however, you had to admit that it was rather amusing.  Bucky x Reader

@imaginingbuckyBlurb Starter #24: “So you’re my soulmate.” - 1:45 pm. That’s the time that appeared on your left wrist in the middle of the night. The sharp pain woke you up. It looked like a tattoo in black ink. You looked down at the time and panic set in.You were going to meet your soulmate today.  Bucky x Reader

@imaginingbucky - Broken, Part 2, Part 3 - “Sign on the dotted line and everything will be complete.” Your lawyer handed you a pen and you took it hesitantly.You looked at the piece of paper that lied on the table in front of you. Once you signed it with your signature, your marriage to James Buchanan Barnes would be over.  Bucky x Reader

@imhereforbvckyMirror For The Sun - Part 10: Los Angeles (End) - (Bucky POV) Nat tricks you into leading a road trip with Bucky, Sam and Steve. Her plot is partly to get the boys to travel for fun for once but mostly to get you and Bucky together. You and Bucky, who seemingly despise each other.  Bucky x Reader

@italwaysendsinafighttThe Night Ahead (Part 1) - bucky came out of cryostasis after just a few months. with the help of steve, he’s trying to piece the fractions of his mind back together. while flipping through old HYDRA files, he remembers something from his days as the winter soldier: you.  Bucky x Reader

@iwillbeinmynest - Date Night - Prompts : 28. “My parents asked about you.” + 51. “I think I’m in love with you, and I’m terrified.”  Sam x Reader(f)

@iwillbeinmynest - Headliner - Prompts: 53.  “You haven’t even touched your food. What’s going on?”  +  57. “If you don’t want to talk about what happened, then say so. Don’t just lie and say it’s fine.”. Bucky x Reader(f)

@iwillbeinmynest - The One Where They’re on the Couch - Prompts: 5. “I just want to cuddle and watch Friends.” + 38. “Do you ever think if people heard our conversations, they’d lock us up?” Steve x Reader

@iwillbeinmynest - Worth - Prompts: 14. “Where would someone hide in a town like this?” + 15.” If I ever see you anywhere near her, you’ll have to deal with me!”. Steve x Reader(f)

@just-some-drabblesThe Friendly Wager (Part 1) - AU. Reader and Bucky Barnes are neighbors and best friends. After yet another bad date, reader comes home to find Bucky with his typical weekend target. They decide to make a wager about dating, but is there more on the line than reader cares to admit?  Bucky x Reader

@knittingknerdy - Love You - It’s easier to tell Steve you love him when he doesn’t know you mean it.  (fluffity fluff). Steve x Reader 

@mellifluous-melodramas - Roses - Is it possible to win a girl’s heart in a day?  Bucky x Reader

@mrshopkirk - The Workout - Steve thinks the Avengers can use a different work out so he seeks help. The Avengers and especially his boyfriend Bucky are not happy with the new trainer, an Olympic gold medalist called Lance Tucker.  Bucky x Steve

@sebbys-girlBraving the Elements Part 11/? - Three girls, gifted with the ability to control the elements, are called on to help the Avengers when they are put in an impossible situation. The problem is they have been burnt by SHIELD and Hydra before.  Bucky x Reader

@tatortot2701 - Lost Home - This is my entry for @bionic-buckyb ‘s 5k AU Challenge. Q bit long but I hope you guys like it.Prompt: “I don’t care if you hate me, I don’t care if you dislike me. But why would you cheat on me?”  Bucky x Reader

@tatortot2701 - The Nanny Part 6 - When Bucky Barnes hired a Nanny, he thought he was going to hire someone to take care of the kid. But when she starts, he knows that she is more than just a Nanny. Bucky x Reader

@viollettes - “Seventeen Days” (Part 7) - An angel from heaven is sent back to Earth to prevent college senior Bucky Barnes from ending his life. But here’s the catch - she only has seventeen days to do it.  Bucky x Reader

@volklanaFalling In Love In A Coffee Shop Part 2 - Set in the aftermath of Civil War when Tony is attempting to heal and forgive, when he meets you at a chance meeting in a small town coffee shop will both of your lives be affected forever? Also if you have seen the movie We Bought A Zoo (2011), I imagine reader’s fashion sense and general personality to be quite like Scarlett Johansson’s character Kelly. So her setting is going to be a ranger in a wildlife park setting. Tony x Reader

@whyisbuckysoMisfire [Chapter 3] - The four times Bucky tries to ask you out and fails.  Bucky x Reader

@you-and-bucky - Not Good Enough - Hey guys, here is another part to the (Y/N) Barnes story. And once again, it is very angsty. I would recommend that you read the warnings before reading, just to be sure that there is nothing too painful for you in it.  Bucky x Reader

@you-and-bucky - Unbirthday Present - I am sorry that it has taken me so long to write this one. I have had a really hard time writing lately, and I especially wanted this to be good, as I am dedicating it to my lovely friend @beccaanne814-blog.It was recently Becca’s birthday, and I promised that I would make it up to her for missing it. Becca, I really hope that you like this. I took my inspiration straight from you (I hope you don’t mind), and I hope that you enjoy your unbirthday present! Thank you so much for being such a beautiful and supportive presence in my life, and I hope that our friendship will continue into the future.  Bucky x Reader