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Columbine Shootings

Who is responsible for the Columbine massacre?

The personalities of Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris allowed the Columbine tragedy occur. Without a Harris, Klebold was a typical underachieving, depressed teen who hated and blamed himself more than he hated or blamed others. Without Klebold, Harris was a psychopath who would have eventually, on his own, wreaked havoc on the world he hated and the stupid, worthless people who inhabited it; he enjoyed hating, he enjoyed demeaning, and he enjoyed the idea of inflicting pain and suffering on others. Harris was also an adept liar. His friends and classmates reported that he lied about anything and everything. He enjoyed lying as much as he enjoyed hating and knew that it gave him an advantage. Authorities have gained a lot of insight into these personalities since their deaths because they not only left behind their websites and videos, but also journals chronicling their true feelings.

Auto Insurance

Is IFA insurance company a fraud?

No fraud. IFA Auto Insurance is legit.


John Dillinger's last words?

You got me


Why are many crime statistics expressed as rates?

Crime statistics are often expressed as crimes per 100,000 people. This allows for easy comparison of crime between two cities or states with different populations.

Job Training and Career Qualifications
Police and Law Enforcement

What classes do you need to take to become a swat?

The only classes you will definitely need are the classes provided in the law enforcement academy. If you do not complete the academy, you will not be able to serve in any official law enforcement capacity (be licensed) in your jurisdiction. Other than that, you could come in with a GED and possibly make SWAT, without taking any civilian courses! However, that would be after many years of law enforcement training and proving yourself to be a "top cop".

However, if you want a boost to your career, start out and apply to be a reserve officer in the department you are seeking to get into. Take college courses in police science, administration of justice or related coursework. Work towards at least an Associates Degree, but try for a Bachelors or a graduate degree. Take some of the knowledge you learn in the reserve academy and spend some time in local shooting ranges working towards a tight shot group, which will be important for SWAT. In fact, practice all the skills you learn in the reserve academy and work towards a solidification of those skills, eventually applying for a full commission (hopefully with your college degree!). From there, once you get in find out policy and procedures towards becoming a SWAT team member (like how long you may have to serve before applying, etc.).

Though every department has their own policy and procedures, I do not know of an agency where you can go in directly as a SWAT team member. And, once again, you will have to put in your time and prove yourself in the field.

Organized Crime

What organized crime family do Al pajamas and Lou pajamas belong too?

south jersey / Philadelphia Families.


Who selects the jurors for a trial?

The prosecutor and the defense attorney select the jurors, from a pool of eligible voters. During a process called voir dire, the lawyers decide if the potential jurors are acceptable to both sides. Typical questions include: are they biased, or have conflicts of interest? Would they be able to vote for the death penalty in a capital murder case?


How many Nigerians in United States prison?



Who is Swami Prakashanand Saraswati?

Swami Prakashanand Saraswati is a convicted fugitive child molester wanted by US Marshals.

He established Barsana Dham as a devotional representation of Braj, India with the intention that devotees in the west may experience a similar atmosphere as if in Braj in India.

He was born into a respectable brahmin family in 1929 in Ayodhya, India. He completed his studies and at age of 21, renounced the world and took the order of sanyas. In 1952, he was offered to become the Jagadguru Shankaracharya of Jyotirmath but he declined because he was drawn towards the love of Radha Krishn.

He spent the next 20 years as a wandering ascetic in the Himalayas and in the forests of central India, ending in Braj. In 1975, he emerged from his solitary life, and on the instructions of his Spiritual Master he began his mission of teaching the path of raganuga bhakti. He founded the International Society of Divine Love in India in 1975. The society was established in New Zealand in 1978. Later on he traveled to America and founded an ashram for his devotees and disciples. By 1981 Swami Prakashanand Saraswati, who had begun to be thought of as a distinguished sage and a saint conceived of creating a global mission. He established religious centers in India, England, Ireland, Singapore, New Zealand, and Australia and has written 10 books on Hinduism.

Swami is the founder of Barsana Dham Ashram, Austin, TX; Rangeeli Mahal, Barsana, India and Jagadguru Dham, Vrindaban, India.

In April 2008 he was indicted in Texas for child molestation but successfully avoided the trial for three years. The trial finally took place in March of 2011. A Jury of 8 men and 4 women took just 50 minutes to find Swami guilty of 20 counts of child molestation. Each charge carries 2-20 years. Swami was scheduled to be sentenced on March 7, 2011, at 9.00 AM but failed to show up at the court and has since gone into hiding, refusing to take any responsibility for his crimes. He was sentenced in absentia to 14 years in prison and $10,000 fine for each crime. His eleven million dollar bail was revoked and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Scattergories and Words Starting with Certain Letters

What are some crimes that begin with the letter G?

Grand theft, Gross negligence, grand larceny, graft, grifting.


What is a scene turnover?

A crime scene turnover refers to the transfer of custody from one entity to another. A common example is initial law enforcement officials on the scene turning it over to detectives or investigators from the state bureau of investigation, FBI or another agency to further the investigation.


How does unemployment cause crime?

If people are unemployed long enough, they may become desparate. Crime is sometime they only way they see to bring in money to keep their residence or feed themselves.


How lawyers get paid?

That depends on how they are practicing. They may receive a salary if the work for a corporation. A law firm will give them a draw against their earnings or percentages. If they are a sole practitioner, they get paid when their clients pay them.


Three continuing themes in criminal justice?

fairness,equality and impartility. I just learned that in a criminal justice ethics class.

Intellectual Property

What does the term theft of information mean?

Theft of information is usually an indicator of the intent to exploit that information. There is no legitimate reason for a person unaffiliated with an organization to access that organization's sensitive data, so any discovered compromise should be treated as a precursor of a future threat.

Gangs and Gangsters

Where is Polly Hamilton the girlfriend of John Dillinger buried?

Somewhere in Chicago, it seems. Check this link for info on Ms Hamilton. Just found out that Edythe Black, formerly Rita "Polly" Hamilton Keele, was cremated at Elm Lawn Cemetery in Elmhurst.

Job Applications

Apply for the Jamaica constabulary force online?

yes i am applying for it.


How does crime and poverty affect society?

They are inversely related. If people have jobs, then the crime rate goes down. But if people don't have jobs, the crime rate is higher. The reason because the criminals also have families they have to support but if they can't find a job they need money somehow and they do it illegally so that's about it.


Can Straterra cause violence and impulsiveness?

I've been taking 120 mg of straterra for several months and have found it to have a very positive effect on me, I'm calmer than I've ever been. i'd have to say I'm doultful about it causing violence or impulsiveness

My son is 8 years old. Diagnosed with ADD and dyslexia. I know I sound like a mom in denial here, but I promis Austin has NEVER been a disipline problem. He has NEVER had his folder signed at school. Doctor put him on Adderol and we had really bad side effects. Austin, who is usually very likeable and outgoing, turned inward and became very quiet and unsocial. Again, not a behavioral problem, but just completely anti-social. We tried Staterra in December. Started with the trial pack and then went to 40 mg. We have given it a try, but gosh, he has become so unfocused and hyper and back talking at school. He become a behavioral problem at school. His friends even started backing away. This is VERY unlike him and the teacher and his tutor both, asked that I reevaluate my decission to put him on Strattera. In fact his teacher said his impulsiveness is unbearable. He is like a time bomb waiting to go off. I have heard wonderful stories about Strattera, I desperately wanted it to work. I liked the idea that it wasn't a stimulant, but he has just become so obnoxious and out of control we are going to stop taking the Strattera.

This *really* sounds like a manic episode. Even though Strattera doesn't release a flood of chemicals like stimulants do, it does elevate norepinephrine levels. Irritability, hyperactivity and impulsiveness can be a symptom of mania, which can be caused by an excess of norepinephrine. The same thing happened to me when I tried Zoloft and Ritalin. I would take him in to that doctor ASAP.

quite the opposite. straterra will help with patience and anger outbursts in most people. but you never know how it can react with an individual.

With out knowing your child personally, its hard to guess.But i will say tht while Strattera is not known to induce manic behavior in individuals, it CAN aggravate an already cycling manic depressive.In other words it isn't known to make kids manic, but if you are bi polar and having a hard time regulating your episodes (being on an even keel) it can make the cycling from manic to depressed more intense.

my child has been on straterra a week and has gotten very irritable and has had outbreaks of anger....she's also got dilated pupils and no appetite; she's already very thin so she's going off it immediately.

My daughter has been on Straterra for about a year and prior to putting her on it she had violent outburst and serious impulsiveness. This has been reduced about 85 percent on 25mg doses. While determining her ADHD condition it was revealed that there is another disorder called ODD that has alot of overlapping characteristics and can be misdiagonosed. If your child or yourself is having violent and impulsive reaction you might ask you doctor about evaluating you or your child for ODD. Sometime the Straterra relives mild cases of ODD but for people who are nominally ODD another treatment plan would be more effective.

I was on Straterra for about 3 months. I had to stop taking it at the request of my family because of my attitude and behavior. I was a completely different person who got upset at any and everything and borderline violent. It wasn't like that in the beginning though. It was a wonder drug in the beginning!!

Law & Legal Issues
Court Procedure

If you appeal a misdemeanor battery conviction from a county district court to a state circuit court will the circuit court retry the facts about the case or just review the original ruling for error?

Higher courts will only review the case for "Points of error" no new evidence or merits of the case will be considered. In order for a re trial of the facts to be made, a new trial has to be granted by the original court. Whereas if new evidence is made, such as a DNA test that proves innocence, a request for as new trial would be made in the first court of conviction. Higher courts only examine the procedure of the lower court.

Notorious Murderers and Serial Killers

What are the characteristics of power seeking killers?

There are different types of killers that are into power. Hitler is a perfect example. Everything Hitler did was about power, how he could use it to better his position of power. He was a real life 'Dr. Evil' who wanted nothing more than to take over the world. Then there are serial killers. Most people don't understand that for serial stranger kiillers the kill is incidental. It's the power over their victims that keep them at it, killing over and over until they die, get caught or just get too old to continue. Ted Bundy loved to watch the light go out of his victim's eyes as he strangled them, in a way it was his demented way to play God. He had total control, their lives and deaths were in his hands, literally.

In the case of Hitler, Stalin and other political figures as well as serial killers like Bundy, Dahmer and Gacy, all have characteristics of one or more personality disorders. No amount of drugs or therapy can help or alter APD and other disorders like it. Because it's not a mental illness but a defective personality there is little that can be done for the aflicted. It is believed by most psychologists that a person's personality is almost completely formed by the age of five. These killers were what they were long before the decision to take another's life. The killings are the manifestation of the disorder, not the other way around.

Criminal Law

What does doubt mean in the criminal justice system?

First we will have to look into its base, rules/ laws are made on the principles of (equity) natural justice, so we find a principle for benefit of doubt in equity that no criminal should go unpunished but its better to quit hundred criminals rather than to punish an innocent.

If there will be any doubt, in the mind of court, for any accused person ,then it should go in the favor of accused

so we can say that in the criminal justice system "doubt" is deficiency (lack) of proof against any accused. Really all it means is doubt.

Additional: The definition of the word DOUBT remains the same as defined in Webster's Dictionary, it is in the modifying adjectives that are used with the word that the difference lies.

In criminal cases the defendant must be proven guilty beyond a REASONABLE doubt. Note that it is not required they be found guilty beyond ALL doubt, just REASONABLE doubt.

In civil cases the standard for assigning culpability (i.,e.: "guilt") is, the PREPONDERANCE (i.e.: the weight) of the evidence.

These can be difficult concepts to understand but they ARE different from one another.


What are some awful things Medea did?

Medea killed several people. See the link below for more information.

Criminal Law

What does the charge evade arrest detent with vehicle mean?

As stated in the question the word "detent" undoubtedly is going to an abbreviation of the word detention. Therefore the full charge would be; evading arrest and detention by means of a vehicle. In other jurisdictions it would probably be worded as "fleeing and eluding." It all depends on how the applicable law happens to be worded in your jurisdiction.

Police and Law Enforcement
Drugs and the Law

How do police informants work?

They give information to the Police about a specific organization/group .etc and what they do, how they do it and when they do it


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