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Brooklyn’s progressive policies reduced crime – will Eric Adams change that?

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The street outside the Brownsville Community Justice Center used to be a hub for drug use and violence. A dead-end road, it lacked good lighting, overlooking windows and car traffic – a combination that made unsafe to...

Memories, manipulation and murder: a true crime docuseries tests the form

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Mind Over Murder, a new six-part documentary series on HBO, has all the elements one would expect from a true crime show: a shocking and grotesque murder, a dubious and protracted police investigation and divergent th...

Thousands of victims of violent and sexual crime stuck in England and Wales court backlog

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More than 5,800 victims of violent crime and sexual offences are stuck in one of the worst ever backlogs in the crown courts, enduring delays of at least a year before their cases are heard, the Observer can reveal. T...

California Taiwanese church shooting suspect charged with hate crime for May attack

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Authorities in California have added hate crime allegations to attempted murder charges filed against a 68-year-old who opened fire at a Taiwanese American church luncheon last month, killing one person and wounding f...

Youpla funeral fund collapse: liquidator investigates whether founder committed crime

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The liquidator of failed funeral fund Youpla, which targeted Indigenous Australians, is investigating whether its founder, Ron Pattenden, committed a crime by having it pay more than $20m to an insurance company he co...

Former head of ‘British FBI’ fears impact of Whitehall cuts on fight against crime

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The former head of Britain’s equivalent of the FBI has said she fears ministers’ plans to cut civil servant posts could have a “devastating” impact on tackling serious and organised crime. Speaking to Policing TV, Dam...

Vivid retelling brings horror of January 6 back to scene of the crime

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It was too much to take. Too much for a second time. As the cavernous room filled with ugly cries and chants, police radio pleas for help, images of a human herd driven by a crazed impulse to beat police, smash window...

Children of shot crime reporter confront accused in Dutch court

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The children of a Dutch crime reporter who was fatally shot last year have confronted his alleged killers in court. Peter R de Vries, 64, was shot in the head outside an Amsterdam television studio in July 2021 in a c...

Gun crime victims are holding the firearms industry accountable – by taking them to court

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With each slaughter of innocents, the gun industry offers its sympathy, argues that even more weapons will make America safer, and gives thanks for a two-decade-old law shielding the firearms makers from legal action ...

Plans to relax accounting rules for small UK firms ‘risks rise in economic crime’

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The government has been accused of watering down efforts to combat economic crime after putting forward proposals that could reduce transparency around small company accounts. It said it was reviewing the kind of repo...

Neil Basu to demand answers over failed bid to lead National Crime Agency

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Neil Basu has said he will be demanding an explanation from the government about why he was overlooked to be the next leader of the National Crime Agency (NCA). The Met assistant commissioner, 53, said he would not be...

World’s most violent cities: Medellín crime surge helps Latin America top list

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When police found the body of Marcela Graciano, a 31-year-old Colombian DJ, last Thursday, the brutality of the crime shocked even them. Her body, found in a house in a suburb of Medellín – Colombia’s second city – re...

Get Carter review – Michael Caine delivers in stone-cold crime classic

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Even after 50 years, do we properly get Carter? And understand that his awful destiny is bound up with British shame, envy and the class system? Mike Hodges created a Brit-crime magnum opus with this unforgettably sle...

Holy Spider review – Iranian crime thriller takes real case and makes it implausible

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Holy Spider is a serial killer procedural which takes the procedure further than usual, despite its deployment of some pretty familiar tropes. It goes beyond the denouement and the arrest, extending the murderer’s con...

Meet the plant detective helping gardeners and fighting crime

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Every morning a pile of envelopes full of promise and possibility lands on Andrew Orme’s desk. In his case, promise and possibility means unidentified organic material waiting to be inspected, identified and preserved...

Is Kim a secret crime kingpin? The various ways Better Call Saul might finish

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A month ago, I wrote about Better Call Saul’s final stretch. The crux of the piece was that the show has long revelled in telling a story as slowly as possible; how it steadfastly refuses to cut corners by denying us ...

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