August 21, 2003 |
Tampa police have scrapped their controversial security camera system that scanned city streets for criminals, citing its failure over two years to recognize anyone wanted by authorities. The system was intended to recognize the facial characteristics of felons, sexual predators and runaway children by matching passersby with a database of 30,000 mug shots.
April 5, 2013 |
Wesley Snipes has been released from prison and transferred into a house-arrest situation. The "Blade" and "White Men Can't Jump" actor got out of the federal pen on Tuesday, TMZ reported , after serving the bulk of a three-year sentence for failing to file tax returns in 1999, 2000 and 2001, during which time he earned $40 million. Snipes was convicted in 2008 in Florida, but fought his sentence vigorously right up until the week or so before he went behind bars in Pennsylvania on Dec. 9, 2010.
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July 20, 2008 |
ABOUT THIS SERIES This is the second in a series of occasional articles that will examine how DNA evidence is transforming criminal justice. -- State crime lab analyst Kathryn Troyer was running tests on Arizona's DNA database when she stumbled across two felons with remarkably similar genetic profiles. The men matched at nine of the 13 locations on chromosomes, or loci, commonly used to distinguish people.
July 26, 2002 |
The city of Denver's cable channel unveiled a new program featuring the mug shots of men convicted of soliciting prostitutes. "Johns-TV," part of a crackdown on prostitution, debuted with 11 men. "If you choose to risk catching a sexually transmitted disease, you now also choose to take the risk of having your picture appear on TV for the whole world to see," said Denver Mayor Wellington Webb.
June 11, 2013 |
Lauren Conrad has kept a low TV profile since she ended her reality TV days of MTV's "Laguna Beach" and its spinoff "The Hills. " And she's not itching to get back in that spotlight. "I only ever got to tell half my story," Conrad told Marie Claire, which she covers in the July 2013 issue. "People are very quick to judge these days, especially behind the anonymity of a screen name. It's very easy to say, 'I hate her, I hate what she wore, she seems mean.' But you're only seeing a small fraction of her life.
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July 27, 2010 |
Jason Harrington, wanted on a battery charge in Alameda County, was caught after a chase across rooftops in the Baja California fishing village of San Felipe. Alleged child molester Father Joseph Briceno of Phoenix was handcuffed amid a crowd of parishioners in Mexicali. Tony "The Big Homie" Rodriguez, a Mexican Mafia boss from Indio, hurled threats after being hauled off a street corner by Mexican police posing as junkyard dealers. All three fugitives had a similar escape plan: Flee to Baja California and leave their troubles at the border.
September 13, 2006 |
New York has signed a $500-million contract with Northrop Grumman Corp. to build a high-speed wireless data network for emergency services. The Citywide Mobile Wireless Network would give police and firefighters responding to emergency situations high-speed data access to share information such as federal and state anti-terrorism databases, fingerprints, mug shots, maps and video, the statement said.
March 2, 1986
Calendar is to be commended for showing the mug shots of those responsible for today's movie gore. From the writer, Eric Red (who instead of getting the help he obviously needs is writing movies), down the list to the HBO exec Donna Dubrow, who describes "The Hitcher" as "wonderful." We turned in our HBO box last week without actually being able to put our finger on the reason, except that we were bored with their fare. Now, reading your article, the reason is clear. VIRGINIA WATKINS San Juan Capistrano