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So is an armed police raid the best way to deal with a Twitter parody account?

Prankster implied Peoria mayor "utilizes illegal drugs, associates with prostitutes."
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Why are we so afraid to fund studies on gun violence? 
Since Congress pressured the CDC to stop funding research on gun violence, Dr. Garen Wintemute has donated more than $1.1 million of his own money to keep his research going.
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Because it just might shine a spot light on the fact that the war on drugs is an epic failure.
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For all their free market talk, some politicians don't seem to have a problem with protectionism for big beer. 

Beer distributors demand a cut of the profits when brewers try to sell to customers. Most states have given some relief to local craft breweries, at least, but that's too much for the Republican president of Florida's state senate.
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Here's a great interactive piece on Americans' mortality statistics.

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Americans die in smaller portions each year, but what kills us is changing.
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Twitter for Crime Analysts

Are you on Twitter? If you're a crime analyst or in a related field you should be. Here's how I use Twitter as an analyst. 

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Is an armed police raid the best way to handle a parody Twitter account? 

Prankster implied Peoria mayor "utilizes illegal drugs, associates with prostitutes."
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As the prevalence of the Internet increases, will our religiosity decrease? 

It would seem so. I might offer a hypothesis. As we become more connected online, we are more likely to become comfortable with identifying as atheist or agnostic. Prior to the Internet, finding kindred spirits was much harder. Now, it's easier than ever to find people who share your views and consequently, people are more likely to come out as atheist or agnostic. 

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A computer scientist used statistical modeling to prove how America is losing its religion. Other factors: a drop in religious upbringing and an increase in college-level education.
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Does it seem like a lot of wrestlers die young? According to this they do.

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I was barely 13 years old during WrestleMania VI on April 1, 1990, and just about at the height of my pro-wrestling fandom. I watched every televised event and read wrestling magazines, and I had b...
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Men have become the tools of their tools. - Henry David Thoreau

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Crime Analyst
  • Crime Analyst, 2005 - present
  • Police Officer, 1991 - 2005
  • US Navy
    1986 - 1991
Scott's a crime analyst in central Texas. More importantly, he's a husband, father, writer and baseball fanatic.
I'm a crime analyst in central Texas. I also am a freelance writer and consultant on crime analysis, law enforcement and technology.

I have 23 years experience working in law enforcement both as a sworn police officer and as a civilian crime analyst.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed on my Twitter feed or my Google+ stream, or other outlets are entirely my own and are not those of my employer. Reposting or sharing is not an endorsement.
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“Crackpipe” tweet from parody Twitter account set off police raid

Prankster implied Peoria mayor "utilizes illegal drugs, associates with prostitutes."

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The majority of domestic violence victims do not speak up about their experiences. This program wants to help change that.

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'Death Master File' remains fodder for scams

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Tiffany Sessions is presumed dead and she's been missing for more years than she lived, but her family continues to hold out hope that they'

Stolen Stradivarius violin recovered, sources say

Milwaukee police will hold a news conference at noon and have arrested three suspects in connection with the theft.

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Darth Vader’s Little Princess Maquette Box Set Gentle Giant Studios and Chronicle Books teamed up to create two adorable statues based on sc

The sandwiches are good and the portion size is always huge. Why is it that my favorites here are not the healthiest choices on the menu? That being said, they do have quite a number of healthy options for those so inclined. And most importantly here in Texas, the iced tea is really good.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
It took quite a long time for Temple to get a good Thai restaurant. I'm glad that we finally got one. Today was the second time we ate here. Both times the food was really good. You can tell a lot about an Asian food restaurant by the vegetables. Their vegetables are very fresh. We could see the kitchen staff peeling carrots and cucumbers by hand as we waited on our food. You won't likely find fresher, crisper veggies in any other restaurant. The sauces are wonderful. Very tasty and aromatic. They do use a lot of spice in their hot dishes. If you don't like spicy food, be careful what you order and specify what level of spiciness you want. Me, I love spicy foods and was very pleased. The cost is going to be a bit more than you might find in a chain restaurant. Most entrees are in the $9 dollar range. However, the servings sizes are so large you can easily feed two adults on one entree or if solo have enough left over for a second meal. We'll definitely come back.
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Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
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