Monthly Archives: October 2016

Conversation on area crime, violence has far-reaching possibilities

Residents of Shreveport came out Saturday to discuss problems related to crime and violence.

Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler, area law enforcement agencies, community leaders and residents participated in “It’s Everyone’s Concern,” an open dialogue that offered information about what is being done and what members of the public can do to ensure the integrity of Shreveport by promoting the health and safety of the overall community.

“We will walk away from here with some concrete actions,” Tyler told attendees as she opened Saturday’s event and laid out the agenda for the day’s events.

Attendees were encouraged to register

Read more at: http://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/news/crime/2016/10/22/conversation-area-crime-violence-has-far-reaching-possibilities/92591662/

‘Criminal Minds’ season 12 news: Paget Brewster returns; Thomas …

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Emily Prentiss is back at the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAUU).

In the third episode of “Criminal Minds” season 12, Prentiss (Paget Brewster), now an Interpol unit chief, arrived to help the FBI’s BAU hunt down an escaped serial killer.

Brewster, who was a “Criminal Minds” series regular between seasons 2 and 6, and later appeared as a special guest star in seasons 9 and 11, was only supposed to have a recurring arc spanning six episodes in the current season of the police procedural drama.

However, after original cast member Thomas Gibson’s firing in August, Brewster was promoted to a main cast member. The actress made her grand “Criminal Minds” homecoming in Wednesday’s episode, titled “Taboo.”

In the episode, BAU Chief Aaron Hotchner (Gibson) was temporarily sent away on a special assignment. In his absence, Prentiss was

Read more at: http://christiantimes.com/article/criminal-minds-season-12-news-paget-brewster-returns-thomas-gibson-appears-one-last-time/64446.htm

Criminal Minds Season 12 is Last? Low Ratings and Fans Boycott to …

Criminal Minds Season 12 is not doing well, and it raised concerns that this might be the last season for the series.

The 12th season premiere of Criminal Minds drew a 1.8 demo rating which is down by 10% from last fall’s series premiere. It also garnered 8.9 million viewers which were below 12% from the previous season debut, Variety reported.

There have been reports that one reason that may have caused Criminal Minds’ drop in ratings is the firing of Thomas Gibson. Clearly, fans are still disappointed about Gibson’s exit from the show.  There have been calls to boycott Season 12 until Special Agent Aaron Hotchner is back. Hashtags such as the #NoHotchNoWatch, #SupportThomasGibson, #ThankYouThomasGibson and #WeSupportThomasGibson were trending on Twitter as the show aired.

How A Debate Over Racial Profiling Gets Lost In Nazi Analogies …

Sixty years ago John F. Kennedy profiled senators who exhibited unusual courage in Profiles in Courage.  Today, our public figures have jettisoned courage for hyperbole to shield themselves from hard questions and debates.

I am so sick of people blithely using Nazi analogies for political gain.  Too often public figures are throwing around comparisons to Hitler, the Gestapo, or the Nazis in general.  This should be way out of bounds in our political debate for two primary reasons.

First and foremost, it’s despicable.  Invoking the Nazis to win an argument in American political debate trivializes the unspeakable evil of the actual Nazis and shows disrespect to those who suffered at their hands.  Perhaps one can say that when ISIS burns children alive it evokes the cruelty of the Nazis, but beyond that, let’s stop the Nazi analogies.

The second reason the analogies must stop if that they end all hope of us having

Read more at: http://dailycaller.com/2016/10/02/how-a-debate-over-racial-profiling-gets-lost-in-nazi-analogies/

What Profilers Know About the Long Island Serial Killer: ‘He Hates Women’

Nearly a dozen bodies — mostly of women — have been found on Gilgo Beach in New York. Are they connected? Subscribe to PEOPLE now for details of the Long Island Serial Killer, on newsstands now.

He’s the sort of killer who is often social and extremely good at making people feel comfortable. He grooms his victims before he strikes. He takes risks — and sadistic pleasure — in taunting his victim’s family and friends. He probably isn’t a substance abuser.

According to two experts, this is the emerging picture of whoever is responsible for at least some of the 10-plus dead bodies discovered on Gilgo Beach in Long Island, New York.

The case has since been dubbed the Long Island Serial Killer. And though the investigation continues, with the help of federal authorities, no suspects have ever been

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/long-island-serial-killer-gilgo-beach-fbi-profilers-experts/

Scoop: CRIMINAL MINDS on CBS – Wednesday, November 16, 2016

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Read more at: http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Scoop-CRIMINAL-MINDS-on-CBS-Wednesday-November-16-2016-20161027

Criminal Minds Season 12 is Last? Low Ratings and Fans Boycott to Blame?

Criminal Minds Season 12 is not doing well, and it raised concerns that this might be the last season for the series.

The 12th season premiere of Criminal Minds drew a 1.8 demo rating which is down by 10% from last fall’s series premiere. It also garnered 8.9 million viewers which were below 12% from the previous season debut, Variety reported.

There have been reports that one reason that may have caused Criminal Minds’ drop in ratings is the firing of Thomas Gibson. Clearly, fans are still disappointed about Gibson’s exit from the show.  There have been calls to boycott Season 12 until Special Agent Aaron Hotchner is back. Hashtags such as the #NoHotchNoWatch, #SupportThomasGibson, #ThankYouThomasGibson and #WeSupportThomasGibson were trending on Twitter as the show aired.

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Securiport Civil Aviation and Immigration Security Services provide a comprehensive security package that includes expert systems and support services for immigration processing, passenger biometric recognition, and intelligent information management and reporting for criminal profiling and the detection of persons of interest.

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How A Debate Over Racial Profiling Gets Lost In Nazi Analogies

Sixty years ago John F. Kennedy profiled senators who exhibited unusual courage in Profiles in Courage.  Today, our public figures have jettisoned courage for hyperbole to shield themselves from hard questions and debates.

I am so sick of people blithely using Nazi analogies for political gain.  Too often public figures are throwing around comparisons to Hitler, the Gestapo, or the Nazis in general.  This should be way out of bounds in our political debate for two primary reasons.

First and foremost, it’s despicable.  Invoking the Nazis to win an argument in American political debate trivializes the unspeakable evil of the actual Nazis and shows disrespect to those who suffered at their hands.  Perhaps one can say that when ISIS burns children alive it evokes the cruelty of the Nazis, but beyond that, let’s stop the Nazi analogies.

The second reason the analogies must stop if that they end all hope of us having

Read more at: http://dailycaller.com/2016/10/02/how-a-debate-over-racial-profiling-gets-lost-in-nazi-analogies/

Not all police profiling is race-based or wrong headed

 

Behavioral recognition has received some media attention as the TSA has announced they, like their counterparts in other countries, use behavioral recognition on the job. Behavioral recognition in policing is quite different, as it requires an almost innate combination of training and on-the-job experience  to come together and form an opinion on what may be illicit activity or what may be just normal behavior on that particular beat at that particular time.

The problem in today’s politically correct society is that much of behavioral recognition can also be labeled “profiling”. It is extremely important to remember that profiling itself is not racial profiling, which is a violation of one’s civil rights. Knowing your “beat,” or the area in where you work, along with who lives and frequents that area and what behaviors are normal in that area are all vital components to being a

Read more at: http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/crime/299033-not-all-police-profiling-is-race-based-or-wrong-headed