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How serial killers capitalize on chaos, according to an expert

The term “safe space” is a misnomer. Try as one may, no spaces, much less a university campus, can ever be truly hermetically sealed. The more effort it takes to engineer these spaces, as it turns out, the greater the real danger..theconversation.com/content/90995/count.gif?distributor=republish-lightbox-basic” alt=”The Conversation” width=”1″ height=”1″ /

Whether it’s 1967 or 2018, campus predators will always know as much.

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How serial killers capitalise on chaos, according to an expert

In 2017, the University of Wisconsin-Madison was ranked by the Princeton Review as the top party school in the United States, but it’s also the focus of my recent true crime title, Mad City.

That’s because in the wake of the summer of love in 1967 – from the late 1960s through to the mid-70s – the university was a much different kind of place.

It was a period when anti-Vietnam War protests and inevitable counter-protests supplemented draft-card burnings. Sit-ins meant to waylay political visits and right-of-centre speakers were all at high tide.

Sound familiar?

The UW campus at the time was the epicentre of a particularly vitriolic brand of hyper-partisan tribalism as members of the Chicago Seven, and the more violent Weather Underground, were assembling in what was a progressive island in an ocean of old-fashioned – and often intolerant – dairyland social conservatism.

A homegrown group, known as the New Year’s Gang, was allowed to

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How serial killers capitalize on chaos, according to an expert

In 2017, the University of Wisconsin-Madison was ranked by the Princeton Review as the top party school in the United States, but it’s also the focus of my recent true crime title, Mad City.

That’s because in the wake of the so-called Summer of Love in 1967 — from the late 1960s through to the mid-70s — the university was a much different kind of place.

It was a period when anti-Vietnam War protests and inevitable counter-protests supplemented draft-card burnings. Sit-ins meant to waylay political visits and right-of-centre speakers were all at high tide.

Sound familiar?

The UW campus at the time was the epicentre of a particularly vitriolic brand of hyper-partisan tribalism as members of the Chicago Seven, and the more violent Weather Underground, were assembling in what was a progressive island in an ocean of old-fashioned — and often intolerant

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Perpetrator in Toronto killings is likely a psychopath, homicide expert suggests

More murder charges are expected to be laid against a self-employed landscaper already accused in the presumed deaths of five men, as investigators continue to search properties linked to Bruce McArthur, Toronto police said Wednesday.

Police have said that investigators had found two planters with the skeletal remains of three individuals, but Det. Sgt. Hank Idsinga told reporters Wednesday there are still more than a dozen planters that need to be processed by forensic teams.

“We have over a dozen planters and we’re not just grabbing every planter we see. If there is an indication from the canine units that there is some decomposition around that planter, we will grab it,” Idsinga said on Wednesday. “We have been doing that essentially since Saturday, going to different locations. It is quite a

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Expert Warns Hanover Township About Child Predators

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, N.J.-Living in a beau community like Hanover Township most families don’t think about the worst thing that could possibly happen. According to Alan Robinson of the Morris County Sheriff’s office, it is exactly these types of communities that predators target. 

The room was silent as Robinson, an expert in workplace violence prevention, child and infant abduction, security and emergency management, shared statistics on child prostitution, abduction and on-line predatory behavior.  “For every one square mile in the United States, at least one sexual predator is identified,” he said.

Robinson shared statistics showing the number of children abducted or lured into prostitution, the profile of a typical abductor and the crucial nature time plays in action and safe return of an abducted child. He also shed light on on-line ways predators can lure victims. One technique he  explained was “typo-squatting”. Offenders take advantage of the most common typos, when typing in website addresses, using them

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Families, murder expert say Shreveport leaders part of growing homicide problem – KSLA

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) –

As the number of murders rises in Shreveport, the families and friends of victims are voicing their concerns about city officials and homicide investigators.

During the first two years of Mayor Ollie Tyler’s term as Shreveport mayor, the police department’s annual crime report shows the city recording 28 homicides in both 2014 and 2015. But in 2016, the year Tyler named Alan Crump Interim Chief of Police, 28 murders were committed in Shreveport. 

An increase of 18, resulting in 60% increase in the city’s homicide rate.  While the national homicide rate also rose by 20% in 2016, according to FBI’s uniform crime report, Shreveport’s rate tripled the national spike in murders.

In November of that year, Mayor Tyler named Crump as her choice to fill the Shreveport Chief of Police position, and since then the murder

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Families, murder expert see Shreveport leaders as part of city’s growing homicide problem – KSLA

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) –

As the number of homicides rises in Shreveport, the victims’ families and friends are voicing concerns about city officials and homicide investigators.

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During the first two years of Mayor Ollie Tyler’s term as mayor, the Police Department’s annual crime report shows, the city recorded 28 homicides in 2014 and again in 2015.

In 2016, 28 homicides were committed in Shreveport.

That’s the same year Tyler named Alan Crump as interim police chief.

An increase of 18, that resulted in a 60% increase in the city’s homicide rate. 

While the national homicide rate rose by 20% in 2016, according to FBI’s uniform crime reports, Shreveport’s rate tripled the national spike in homicides.

In November, Tyler named Crump as her choice to fill the police

Read more at: http://www.ksla.com/story/36682050/families-murder-expert-see-shreveport-leaders-as-part-of-citys-growing-homicide-problem

DNA expert opens Windward CC’s chemistry forum series

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David Haymer

DNA expert and Hawaiʻi Innocence Project consultant David Haymer will discuss new methods of DNA analysis as part of the Community Forum in Chemistry series at Windward Community College on Thursday, September 14, 1–2 p.m. at Hale ʻImiloa 111.

Haymer, who obtained his doctoral degree from Purdue University, is a professor of cell and molecular biology at the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa John A. Burns School of Medicine. With more than 25 years of experience with DNA analysis, he is the DNA consultant of the Hawaiʻi chapter of the Innocence Project.

The Innocence Project is a non-profit legal organization aimed to exonerate the wrongfully convicted through the use of new DNA-based methods. DNA evidence is now commonly introduced in criminal investigations by both

Read more at: http://www.hawaii.edu/news/2017/08/22/haymer-windward-chemistry-series/

Expert testifies Naperville fire that sent man to prison was accident

An expert called by attorneys seeking to overturn the conviction of a Naperville man found guilty of murdering his mother-in-law in 1995 testified Monday the fire that killed the woman was an accident, and not arson.

Further testimony from and cross-examination of witness Doug Carpenter is expected Tuesday in DuPage County court in the case of William E. Amor, 62, who has spent more than 18 years in prison for killing his mother-in-law, Marianne Miceli.

Amor, then 41, was found guilty in September 1997 of first-degree murder and aggravated arson in the Sept. 10, 1995 death of Miceli. He was sentenced to 45 years in prison.

Amor had admitted he set a fire in the East Bailey Road apartment he shared with his then-wife and Miceli to collect insurance money.

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A Cold Case Expert Thinks ‘Making A Murderer’ May Be Tied To One Of The Most Prolific Serial Killers Ever

One of the most frustrating questions regarding the death of Teresa Halbach in Netflix’s crime documentary Making A Murderer is “If Steven Avery didn’t kill her, who did?” We’ve heard a couple of theories offered up by internet sleuths and Steven Avery himself, but there’s been nothing very conclusive – partially because the police did such a terrible job of following leads once they’d decided Avery was the killer. But former police sergeant and FBI cold case task force worker John Cameron thinks he knows who did it.

According to Cameron, Edward Wayne Edwards was a serial killer that liked to set other people up for the crimes he committed and was obsessed with the media attention surrounding murder. Sometimes he would pick victims based on reports he read in newspapers. Other times his target would be the person being set up for murder, with

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