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Proactively Solving Homicides in Neighborhoods that Don’t Cooperate

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Solving one homicide, arresting one killer, may prevent many deaths in neighborhoods prone to violence.

In high crime areas like New York City, Los Angeles, California, Newark, New Jersey, Gary, Indiana, Chicago, Illinois, and so many other violent prone cities across the US, it is often the rule rather than the rarity not to talk to the police when a murder occurs. Community members, often withholding information, fear retaliation and lack trust in the police. Even thoug...

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    symbolpeace

    almost 3 years ago

    98 Comments

    Back in the 80's there was an area that officers didn't go into, except for a homicide, although i rarely travelled there myself i saw what the consequesnces were to not focusing on it, good article

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    Recondo99

    about 3 years ago

    2400 Comments

    Excellant article. LTC Tom Nugent

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    OlympicJoy

    about 3 years ago

    374 Comments

    Good advice!

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    MPD_169

    over 3 years ago

    146 Comments

    The town where I work borders Gary, IN, and alot of the activity in Gary spills over into our town. Along the same lines as this article, I always tell my officers to talk to people when the opportunity presents itself, because you''d be surprised by how much people sometimes want to tell, but don't, simply because they're not approached. This stuff works. Excellent article!

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    Sheriff_1

    almost 5 years ago

    8026 Comments

    Excellent advice. Good to see a hard nosed cop hanging tough and making things happen

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    Oncethere2506

    almost 5 years ago

    274 Comments

    Sgt. Savelli is one of the foremost experts in this nation. I have read many of his writings and his years of experience on the front lines in New York City makes his advice that much more credible. This man is not the touchy-feely type, he is about good hard-nose police work. When he retired, the NYPD lost one of the best!

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    JessicaTerrazas

    almost 5 years ago

    2 Comments

    A very good piece of inforamtion to keep in mind, however it is missing the fact that as one progresses in rank as an officer often they loose the fact that they were a civilian at one time to. Relating to the general public on their level will help bridge the gap and save valued time in an investigation, take that extra step to see things from their eyes it will pay off.

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    mrsheather

    about 5 years ago

    156 Comments

    this is a great way to deal with it.That was impressing.Good advice thank you.

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    d6210p

    about 5 years ago

    12 Comments

    Great article. It does become harder to solve a crime when the community doesn't cooperate but I agree with the author, good old fashioned police work and determination are many times what it takes.

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    Wayne1985

    about 5 years ago

    112 Comments

    Very well written article. Nice heads up!!!

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    ryanhatch

    about 5 years ago

    1372 Comments

    Great advice.

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    dlrobertson

    about 5 years ago

    44 Comments

    I've worked Homicide for 13 years. You are correct!

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    Anonymous

    about 5 years ago

    Excellent points expressed.
    The trust issue is very important in obtaining valid intelligence.
    Most people really do want to help us clean up their respective neighborhoods. They just do not want to be in the spotlight because of the possibility of repercussions.

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    True_Blue

    about 5 years ago

    660 Comments

    Some great points!

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    hinderedangel1

    about 5 years ago

    114 Comments

    I really like this editioral ! Personally have seen and lived in such communites as and yes what you say it 150 % percent correct. Thank you !

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