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Police officer who said ‘black people commit more crime’ wasn’t …

Police officer who said 'black people commit more crime' wasn't being racist
The Met apologised after the incident but the officer was not in the wrong, an investigation found (Picture: YouTube/DMO Deejay)

A police officer who pulled a driver over and told him black people commit more crime was not being racist, an investigation has found.

Footage posted on YouTube by DMO Deejay showed Met Police officers stopping him as he drove a Bentley through central London.

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The video captured the moment that an officer explained why he had chosen to pull the vehicle over in Leicester Square at about midnight on January 5.

He said: ‘This isn’t racist it’s a fact, predominantly the criminal profile of people who do it are black

Read more at: http://metro.co.uk/2017/12/07/police-officer-said-black-people-commit-crime-wasnt-racist-7140683/

Review: SMALLER AND SMALLER CIRCLES, An Imperfect Yet Gripping Crime Drama

Review: SMALLER AND SMALLER CIRCLES, An Imperfect Yet Gripping Crime Drama

A jarring insight commonly seen in the renaissance of the true crime genre — as represented by the deep dives taken in Serial, Making a Murderer and The Keepers — is that it adds another layer to how we look at crime and the so-called monsters that commit them. 

No longer is the focus solely on the perpetrator (the debate on nature vs. nurture was a big debacle in the 1970s), the spotlight has now widened its spread to cover the systems that breed such and perpetuate their existence, whether it may be through deeply ingrained oppression, the failure of the penal system, or the level of corruption

Read more at: http://screenanarchy.com/2017/12/review-smaller-and-smaller-circles-an-imperfect-yet-gripping-crime-drama.html

‘Insidious Intent’ shows Val McDermid deserves her Queen of Crime crown

Val McDermid’s first crime novel, “Report for Murder,” was published in 1987 while the Scottish native worked in as Northern bureau chief for a Sunday tabloid. In the three decades that followed, McDermid penned more than thirty other novels spanning four crime series as well as half a dozen stand-alone novels, several short story collections and nonfiction books on forensics and private investigators. McDermid’s body of work has earned her the nickname “Queen of Crime” in the British press, a title bestowed, in earlier times, on Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers and, more recently, P.D. James and Ruth Rendell. At her best, McDermid has an agile, curious mind, adept at plumbing the psyches of diverse characters with insight and sensitivity, and an ability to make forensic science and technology accessible, even as she tips her hat to the techniques and plot devices of an earlier era.

“Insidious Intent,” the tenth to

Read more at: http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-ca-jc-mcdermid-insidious-intent-20171201-story.html

Criminal Minds: WE tv Aquires 10 Seasons of CBS Crime Drama

WE tv will begin airing the critically-acclaimed drama, Criminal Minds, starting Saturday, December 16 from 10am-5am ET/PT. The first ten seasons will continue to air during all-day binge-a-thons on Saturdays from 10am-1am ET/PT and Mondays from 4pm-1am ET/PT.

Each one hour episode follows an elite team of FBI profilers who are set on catching various criminals through behavioral profiling. The Behavioral Analysis Unit’s most prominent agent is David Rossi (Joe Mantegna), a founding member of the BAU who returns to help the team solve new cases, while pursuing some unfinished business of his own. The team is led by Special Agent Aaron Hotchner (Thomas Gibson), a family man who is able to gain people’s trust and unlock their secrets. Other members include Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster), the daughter of high-powered diplomats who must prove her worth to Hotchner; Special Agent Derek Morgan (Shemar Moore), an expert on obsessional crimes; Special Agent

Read more at: https://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/criminal-minds-tv-aquires-10-seasons-cbs-crime-drama/

‘Mindhunter’ is the crime show TV was missing

A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon a quietly released, new Netflix show entitled Mindhunter. 

After a quick glance, I spotted its gloomy lighting, renowned list of producers and a mostly unknown cast list. All I knew was I liked the general crime genre and Netflix originals aren’t known to disappoint.

Although slightly worried I was about to jump into a copy of every other police show ever, I decided to give it a shot. Luckily, Mindhunter’s high production value and unique focus on criminal behavioural science makes it feel more like Criminal Minds’ classy older sibling than a rip-off of any other typical crime TV show plotline.

Mindhunter is a crime drama series produced by Gone Girl’s David Fincher and Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron. The series is a semi-fictional account of the beginning of criminal profiling at the FBI’s Behavioural Science Unit. Mindhunter follows the characters of FBI

Read more at: http://www.queensjournal.ca/story/2017-11-13/lifestyle/mindhunter-is-the-crime-show-tv-was-missing/

‘Mindhunter’ is the crime show TV was missing | The Journal

A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon a quietly released new Netflix show entitled Mindhunter. 

After a quick glance, I spotted its gloomy lighting, renowned list of producers and a mostly-unknown cast list. All I knew was I liked the general crime genre, and Netflix originals aren’t known to disappoint.

Although slightly worried I was about to jump into a copy of every other police show ever, I decided to give it a shot. Luckily, Mindhunter’s high production value and unique focus on criminal behavioural science makes it feel more like Criminal Minds’ classy older sibling than a rip-off of any other typical crime TV show plotline.

Mindhunter is a crime drama series produced by Gone Girl’s David Fincher and Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron. The series is a semi-fictional account of the beginning of criminal profiling at the FBI’s Behavioural Science Unit. Mindhunter follows the characters of FBI behavioural

Read more at: http://www.queensjournal.ca/story/2017-11-13/lifestyle/mindhunter-is-the-crime-show-tv-was-missing/

Wednesday Crime Stories: Girl shot in head, left in ditch by teens ‘annoyed’ over her Snapchatting

A 14-year-old girl shot in the head and left for dead says she’s “tougher than a bullet.”

Police say two other teens tried to kill her because of annoying SnapChat messages. Nancy Grace digs into the case with Los Angeles psychologist Dr. Bethany Marshall, criminal profiler Pat Brown, Crime Stories contributing reporter, Bobbi Maxwell, and co-host Alan Duke.

Also read: Teen shoots 14-year-old girl in the head because he doesn’t like her Snapchat posts

“Crime Stories with Nancy Grace” is now a national radio show, heard on SiriusXM’s Triumph Channel 132, five times a day. You can also subscribe and download the daily podcasts at iTunes and Google Play.

Read more at: http://www.crimeonline.com/2017/10/18/wednesday-crime-stories-tougher-than-a-bullet-teen-survived-being-shot-over-annoying-snapchat-posts/

The Alienist Trailer, Release Date for Luke Evans and Daniel Bruhl Crime Drama

TNT’s television adaptation of Caleb Carr’s quasi-historical 1994 crime novel The Alienist represents an intriguing peak television offering. Showcasing its two high-profile primary stars in Daniel Bruhl and Luke Evans, the upcoming historically-themed crime series has released its debut trailer, showing the duo in 1896 New York, each bringing distinctive skill sets to solve a sting of murders.

The Alienist Release Date

TNT has finally announced the release date for The Alienist. The NYC-set Victorian-era crime drama is set to debut on TNT on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 9 p.m.

The Alienist Trailer

With the release date announcement, TNT also releases a new trailer for The Alienist, complementing the one we got back in May. This new clip delves further into the modus operandi of Daniel Bruhl’s Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, whose profession of an “alienist” has him attempting to synthesize concepts of forensics and psychology into a revolutionary (for the 1896,) approach

Read more at: http://www.denofgeek.com/us/tv/the-alienist/260320/the-alienist-trailer-release-date-for-luke-evans-and-daniel-bruhl-crime-drama

David Fincher’s extraordinarily dark crime drama Mindhunter is brilliant – but you won’t want to binge-watch it

David Fincher’s extraordinarily dark crime drama Mindhunter poses a question that will be explored over the course of the series: what makes heinous criminals do the things they do?

The answer is likely to be multifaceted and elusive, and if the two episodes screened for review ahead of the series launch on Friday are anything to go by, rather harrowing, too.

Based on the real-life experiences of former FBI Agent John E. Douglas, the show charts the inception of the FBI’s criminal profiling programme in the late 1970s, as detailed in his book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit. Many of the crimes, which are shocking and brutal, are real; as are the murderers involved – and while the Gone Girl director manages to sprinkle in some bleak humour, the darkness is almost all-consuming. For this reason, a binge-watch is almost out of

Read more at: http://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2017-10-11/mindhunter-david-fincher-review/

Stephen Paddock — Crime Scene Photo Shows Killer’s Brutal End

His body lies sprawled on the carpet of the Mandalay Bay Hotel — his 32nd floor lair turned into a sniper’s nest — moments after killing at least 59 people and injuring more than 500 others in a crazed rampage.

His disfigured face leaking blood and brains — no longer a vicious threat to anyone.

This is coward Stephen Paddock, the perpetrator of the bloody Oct. 1 massacre that rocked the world. In a blockbuster exclusive, The National ENQUIRER has obtained a graphic photo purportedly of the madman sprawled out on the distinctive carpet of the Las Vegas resort. [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGE]

“This was not just a mass murder,” one criminal profiler told The ENQUIRER. “This was a murder/suicide by someone who didn’t think he would have the guts to shoot himself and wanted the cops to do it for me.

“’Suicide by cop’

Read more at: http://www.nationalenquirer.com/true-crime/stephen-paddock-crime-scene-suicide-photo/