Wednesday, May 21, 2008

A Private Eye’s Legacy -- Pellicano's Conviction And The Future Of Snooping

From Newsweek:

As the dust settles in the aftermath of the conviction of Anthony Pellicano, self-styled "Private Eye to the Stars," some are wondering: How many of his kind are out there? How many rogue private detectives are moving about the country intimidating people, eavesdropping and deceiving others into providing them with off-limits information? And what impact, if any, will his conviction have on the shadowy world of high-end surveillance he inhabited?

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Police Begin Excavations At Manson Ranch

From the Guardian:

Scientists and crime scene investigators today began excavations at the ranch that was once home to the convicted murderer Charles Manson.

Manson is serving life at Corcoran state prison after he and six others murdered the pregnant actress Sharon Tate, three of her friends and a teenager at her Los Angeles home almost 40 years ago, and killed another couple the following night.

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Adventures in Police Professionalism

D.C. Police Chief Kathy Lanier rehires 17 police officers previously fired for misconduct.

Then she decides the city will arm them with semiautomatic weapons.

Sounds like a fantastic couple of ideas. What could possibly go wrong?

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