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NYPD Suffers Massive Data Breach

- The New York Police Department is sending out 80,000 letters to current and retired police officers after a civilian employee allegedly stole their personal information from a secure police office located in a warehouse on Staten Island, New York.

New York City Criminal Justice System a Model for the U.K., Commission Says

- New York City receives special acclaim from a British commission examining options for prison reform in the 21st century.

National Gang Threat Assessment for 2009 Released

- The FBI's recently released National Gang Threat Assessment 2009 finds gang membership and activity on the rise inside the United States.

Italian Mafia is Europe's Number One Business

- The global recession may have hit Europe hard, but there's still one business that's thriving in these lean economic times: Italy's organized crime syndicates.

Prisons Struggle to Keep Out Contraband Cell Phones

- Contraband cell phones are an epidemic in prisons nationwide, but federal law won't allow state prisons to jam such transmissions because of  fears it may block emergency communications.

Organized Retail Theft

- The FBI and the retail industry have joined together to form the Law Enforcement Retail Partnership Network (LERPnet) to fight organized retail theft. LERPnet allows retailers to report and to share information with each other and the FBI in a secure and confidential manner. Check it out here.

Spam Falls Worldwide After Web Hosting Company's Servers Disconnected

- The world experienced a drastic reduction in the number of spam e-mails sent worldwide Tuesday evening when the servers of a small Web-hosting company in San Jose, California, were disconnected.

Can I Get a Witness?

- Winning the fight against witness intimidation is the first step toward the successful prosecution of gang-related crimes. •Trends in Gang Activity

Public Safety Concerns

- A new Motorola survey says consumers rank drug trafficking and drug possession as their number one public safety concern while first responders overwhelmingly cite natural disasters.

New Police Unit Takes on Black Market Ammunition, Explosives, and Guns in Quebec

- The unit is dedicated to suppressing street gangs involved in gun smuggling and violence.

Spam Kings Canned in U.S.

- A federal judge shuts down the operations of companies allegedly responsible for 1 billion spam messages, but the e-mails keep streaming in from overseas.

British Police, Prison Officials Fear the WASP Knife

- The U.S.-manufactured knife is designed to kill bears and sharks and can freeze a target's organs when it's plunged into the body.

Laptop Theft

- BOMA Calgary has released its 2007 study on Laptop Theft in Commercial Buildings. Check out which types of buildings are the most vulnerable.
 




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