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Chamber Chief ‘Alarm’ At Business Gun Crime

By NATARIO McKENZIE

Tribune Business Reporter

nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net

The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce’s chief executive yesterday said he was “alarmed” that this nation led the Caribbean when it came to gun crimes committed against businesses.

Edison Sumner, speaking after Tribune Business revealed the findings of a recent Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) study, said: “I’ll say that the numbers were alarming to me, and I would say that it was to other members of the Chamber as well, because we had no idea that the rate of violent crime against the business community, with the use of firearms, was so high.

“I think that the reason we do not know that it is as high as has been reported by the IDB is because businesses are generally a bit reserved about reporting crime against their businesses with the use of firearms, and especially when

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Chamber chief ‘alarm’ at business gun crime | The Tribune

By NATARIO McKENZIE

Tribune Business Reporter

nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net

The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce’s chief executive yesterday said he was “alarmed” that this nation led the Caribbean when it came to gun crimes committed against businesses.

Edison Sumner, speaking after Tribune Business revealed the findings of a recent Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) study, said: “I’ll say that the numbers were alarming to me, and I would say that it was to other members of the Chamber as well, because we had no idea that the rate of violent crime against the business community, with the use of firearms, was so high.

“I think that the reason we do not know that it is as high as has been reported by the IDB is because businesses are generally a bit reserved about reporting crime against their businesses with the use of firearms, and especially when

Read more at: http://www.tribune242.com/news/2017/may/18/chamber-chief-alarm-business-gun-crime/

Pittsburgh takes steps to reduce violent crime

Nearly every night last year, gunfire rang out in Pittsburgh. And nearly every week, someone was killed.

The city launched the Pittsburgh Initiative to Reduce Crime in 2010 to combat this issue, but the initiative had mixed results. Homicides climbed from 43 to 71 between 2011 and 2014, and former Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay even said bluntly that he refused to call any replacement or restructured program the PIRC. “There’s so much baggage associated with [that] on any number of fronts,” he said, referring to the program’s muddled history.

But the city is making changes — Pittsburgh Public Schools launched the “Month of Non-Violence,” and the city introduced a new comprehensive strategy to reduce violent crime, which includes a restructuring of police units and a new community policing initiative. The combination represents our best

Read more at: http://pittnews.com/article/119696/uncategorized/pittsburgh-takes-steps-reduce-violent-crime/

More Guns, Less Crime Redux

People who hate gun violence should move to a community with a high rate of gun ownership.

That’s the counterintuitive takeaway of a new analysis of murder in the United States.

John Lott’s Crime Prevention Center looked at violence in the U.S. Most murders take place in two percent of counties. More than half of counties registered zero murders. Places with high gun ownership rates tended to boast few murders. Places with high murder rates tended toward low gun ownership rates.

“It just so happens that the counties that have zero murders have by far the highest gun ownership rates,” Lott explains to The American Spectator. “The gun ownership rates in those more rural parts of the country are about 111 percent higher than the gun ownership rates in the urban areas that have the highest murder rates.”

Surely other factors, such as population density, demographics (particularly age and sex), and economics,

Read more at: https://spectator.org/more-guns-less-crime-redux/

Albany police address 2017 crime trends at news conference

ALBANY — Officials with the Albany Police Department called a press conference Monday to discuss crime concerns in the city during the first quarter of 2017.

“As chief of police, I would like the community to know that the Albany Police Department has taken an aggressive approach to identifying and apprehending suspects,” APD Chief Michael Persley said. “This morning, I want to provide an overview response update to recent crimes that have occurred during the first quarter of this year. Some of the cases we will highlight would be the homicide on South Jackson that occurred back in March, the Byron Road homicide, and the Justin King and Curtis Davis homicides that occurred back in 2016.”

According to Persley, several such cases are still under investigation.

“The department is still conducting numerous investigations and operations in an effort to make a positive impact on crime trends, and I would like to extend a

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Oxnard reports sixth homicide victim amid rash of violent crime

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The latest Oxnard homicide continues a wave of violence the city has experienced in the past 30 days.
Steve Byerly

An Oxnard father of four is the latest victim in a rash of violence that has plagued the city over the past month and prompted a police outreach effort that will include public meetings in the next few days.

Angel Ortiz Ramirez, 32, was gunned down just before 10 p.m. April 8 in the 1000 block of King Street, Oxnard police said. He was rushed to Ventura County

Read more at: http://www.vcstar.com/story/news/crime/2017/04/14/oxnard-reports-sixth-homicide-victim-amid-rash-violent-crime/100484976/

Police Logs 4-14 | Crime | theprogressnews.com

State Police at Clearfield

The state police are seeking information on a stolen handgun. The black Glock 40-caliber handgun was stolen from a silver 2011 Toyota RAV4 that was parked at 442 Irwin Street, Brisbin sometime between April 6 and 10.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police.

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Police responded to an assault/harassment domestic incident involving two adults and two juveniles Wednesday on Winburne Munson Road, Cooper Township Wednesday at 9:27 p.m. A 32-year-old male suspect/victim and a 30-year-old female suspect/victim became involved in verbal argument that escalated into a physical altercation involving a 16-year-old male victim and a 10-year-old male victim.

Charges are pending.

Clearfield Borough

Police were called to S. 2nd Street for a report of cones that were set across the roadway causing a traffic hazard. Police responded and removed the cones.

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Police assisted Lawrence Township Police with checking the welfare of a person who failed to show up for work.

Read more at: http://www.theprogressnews.com/news/crime/police-logs/article_48851e43-f4c4-52e5-bf84-2ee444f5f961.html

Opinion/Commentary: Approach to violent crime harkens back to 1980s, ’90s

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions listens to a question from the media after addressing federal, state and local law enforcement officials about efforts to combat violent crime and restore public safety, during a meeting in Richmond, Virginia, on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

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Opinion/Commentary: Approach to violent crime harkens back to …

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions listens to a question from the media after addressing federal, state and local law enforcement officials about efforts to combat violent crime and restore public safety, during a meeting in Richmond, Virginia, on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

Read more at: http://www.dailyprogress.com/opinion/opinion-commentary-approach-to-violent-crime-harkens-back-to-s/article_51c9f2be-1bcf-11e7-8eb0-3bd4db1043b9.html

Woman charged with murder in Oklahoma home invasion planned the crime: police

carlballou/iStock/Thinkstock(BROKEN ARROW, Okla.) — Elizabeth Rodriguez, the woman who allegedly drove three teenage boys to a home in Oklahoma where they were shot to death after attempting a home invasion robbery, told investigators that she planned the crime, officials said.

She also told investigators that she left one of the burglars for dead, according to police.

The Wagoner County Sheriff’s office arrested Rodriguez on three first-degree murder and three first-degree burglary warrants and jailed her without bond after she told them that she had information about a shooting that took place at a home in Broken Arrow, a suburb of Tulsa.

Rodriguez waived her right to an attorney in speaking with investigators today, police said, and claimed that she had no personal connection to Zachary Peters, the 22-year-old victim of the alleged home invasion attempt, whose actions are being investigated as a potential act of self-defense under the state’s “Stand

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