Crime Reporting Can Pay – Reward Money is Often Available to Those Who Rat Out Criminals

Reporting crime can pay! Law enforcement services often offer rewards for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of criminals.

Crime Stoppers, an organization that assists in apprehending criminals within the U.S. is a respected resource for information pertaining to wanted fugitives and related reward funds.

For example, there is a $1,000 reward available at this time for information about three robbery suspects in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The three broke into and burglarized a residence on January 7, 2010. The home owners were out of the house and the crime took place between the hours of approximately 9:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., according to police investigators.

The home on Ely Road had its back door pried open and several items, including DVDs, jewelry, cash (all in a small beige colored safe) as well as apparel, were taken. Fortunately, the victim had installed a video surveillance camera and there is footage of the incident. This fact should make the crooks a little easier to track down!

All three burglars were men. They were black; one appeared old and taller than the other two. At the time of the incident one was wearing a dark hooded jacket and ball cap. His dark jeans had a design on the back pockets. The second suspect had short hair and was wearing a dark down jacket, dark shoes and khaki pants. The older, taller suspect had facial hair when the burglary took place.

Memphis is another Tennessee locale that experiences a high degree of crime. Those who report usable information about incidents in the area are often eligible for reward money.

A few Memphis crimes that are under investigation include a shooting that took place at the Warren Apartments near Clementine and Warren. One man received a chest wound in the incident. A stolen Police squad car, taken in South Memphis, has been recovered. The vehicle was taken while an officer chased two suspects on foot. Nothing was stolen from the vehicle. The officers do have information on a suspect, however; no one is in custody at this time.

A reward of up to $7,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a man who robbed a Midtown credit union. The racing fan wore a No. 88 NASCAR hat while he held up the First South Credit Union at 1941 Madison at gun point.

After the robbery the man ran out and fled on foot, running southbound on Tucker Street. He was a white man, likely in his mid to late 30’s with light brown hair. At the time of the incident he had a goatee and wore a light color t-shirt. He was armed with a black semi-automatic pistol.

If you do have any information about these suspects please contact the local authorities immediately. You may also talk with Crime Stoppers to disclose the suspects’ identity and whereabouts. Keeping criminals off the streets is one very effective way to help enhance everyone’s home security.

Changes to Gun Ownership Laws

Guns are Killing Machines

It was a beautiful day in April, 1996, with lots of tourists around the Port Arthur jail ruins in Tasmania. The weather was perfect for a great day looking over this exciting and historic site. Some were just arriving in busses others were already enjoying their tour. Some were inside, some outside and some were having lunch in the café. Suddenly and without any prior warning shots rang out and people started falling into their lunches when a crazed gunmen fired around inside the restaurant.

Within seconds 20 people were dead and at least 10 were wounded. Then he moved outside to the coaches and chased passengers around in the parking lot. Many hid behind trees while others sheltered behind the busses. Then in his car he opened fire on a mother shielding her two daughters whom he also shot.

Finally two policemen arrived and he held them at bay while sheltering in a guest house with two elderly hostages. A stand-off lasted for 18 hours before he accidentally set fire to it and was almost incinerated. Fleeing the burning building he was then taken into custody. By that time there were 35 dead and 21 wounded. It was Australia’s worst ever massacre.

The Australian government under the leadership of John Howard acted immediately. A week or so later (May 5) conclusions were drawn that firearm ownership was not a right and self-defence is not a valid reason to own firearms. On 10 May 1996 the gun program was comprehensive enough to be implemented immediately. There was no time for debate, no arguments against the decision. Every pump-action shotgun and all semiautomatic firearms (even of.22 rim fire caliber) were banned from private ownership. The government opted to pay people to turn in such firearms for destruction over the course of the following year.

This was sensible action that saw licensed shooters protest violently against the new laws. But they did not suffer except that now they must belong to a registered shooting club. There are other criteria in play as well.

With recent mass shootings in the United States one must ask why, now two months or more after the murder of 20 children and six adults at a primary school, the same decisive action has stalled. If people are allowed the benefit of owning weapons surely there has got to be logic and common sense applied to them.

Naturally enough the gun laws in Australia have not prevented crime and many are killed by guns still but there are no mass killings as before. If people are denied the weapons for committing mass murder the thinking is that they won’t do as much damage with knives (also banned by Australian government) or hand guns. This has been borne out in the time since Port Arthur.

Money speaks and there is a lot of it being made as people panic and buy up weapons following such outrageous events as those described above. So why is it more important for a few to make themselves wealthy by selling these weapons to anyone who wants them. They are surely profiting on the graves of innocent victims whose lives are cancelled in an instant by this kind of tolerance and insanity?

Crime Prevention – Safety Tips When Living On A Farm

If you live on a farm somewhere out in the boonies, there are some special safety concerns that you should be aware of. Crops, expensive farm equipment, and livestock can be targets for potential thieves. Not only that, vandals can make it their leisure time to destroy such things in a short amount of time. The following is a checklist to see if you are at risk for the crime of theft or vandalism:

  • Are the farmyard areas and external sides of the buildings well-lit at night?
  • Are all the fences in good, working order or in need of repair?
  • Are all your farm tools and equipment marked with identification numbers or serial numbers?
  • Do you count your livestock on a regular basis?
  • Do you have less than five people working for you throughout the year?
  • Do you conduct background checks on your employees prior to employing them on your farm?
  • Do you lock up the storage sheds and grain bins at night?
  • Do the access roads have gates?
  • Does each of your livestock have tattoos?
  • Is all of the farm equipment, big and small, locked up at night?

No doubt it is a bigger responsibility to maintain home security on your own farm than it is if you owned your own house. Nevertheless, personal safety and home security measures should not be overlooked when living on a farm. You should observe all these tips when safeguarding your farm and the other property you have. By doing so, you make it difficult for a thief to steal your property or a vandal to destroy it.

The Double Trouble Stun Gun Is Very Effective

The city is full of opportunities for committing crimes. Law enforcement officers are not always there to help everyone who needs help. Any one of us may be attacked when least expected. With these things in mind, it would be a great idea to be always prepared to protect yourself and your love ones in case of an attack. There are many self defense gadgets and weapons that you can equip yourself. The choice you make is really up to you as there is really no perfect self defense weapon. You must still compensate for the disadvantages of your chosen weapon.

If you chose a stun device as your self-defense weapon of choice, it is highly recommended for you to use the Double Trouble Stun Gun. This stun device has been well known as one of the most powerful stun devices legally available in the market today. It features shock probes each of them capable of emitting 600,000 volts of power on dual ends bringing its zapping power to a total of 1,200,00 volts. Despite its high voltage, this is NOT a lethal weapon as it merely emits a non-fatal 3 milliamperes of electrical energy.

The key to the effectiveness of this product is that the dual ends allow the user more chance of getting the stun gun in contact with the opponent. Moreover, the stopping power of this genius product is also reinforced because of the larger gap between the electrodes. While standard stun guns merely have a gap of 1.5 inches between the electrodes, this weapon has an interval of 5 inches between each electrode. This feature has been proven by science to be more effective in dispersing the electrical current more efficiently towards the target’s body.

Aside from the doubled stunning power of the Double Trouble Stun Gun, it is designed to fit comfortably in a person’s clenched fist. In a simple flick of the thumb, it is activated and ready to put any assailant hard on the floor. Its rubber coated grip allows the user to make a firm grasp on the weapon where it is needed the most. Your assailant will have an extremely hard time yanking the stun gun away from you. Furthermore, the protruding ends of the stun gun may also serve as a punching weapon. The sharp electrodes may also be used as claws to scratch or even lacerate the assailant in case of an attack.

Gun Control Does Not Reduce Crime

There always seems to be a lot of propaganda that is distributed to the public that gun control will reduce crime. Unfortunately if the guns are taken away from the public the only people that will posses the guns will be the criminals! There are a lot of examples to the contrary that gun control will reduce crime. It has been noted that 2.5 million crimes per year have been thwarted from citizens that bare arms. A good example of this is the home invasion that was adverted in Tucson Arizona. A homeowner, alerted of an impending home invasion by his security cameras, arms himself and takes matters into his hands when four armed suspects attempt to break into his home. The bottom line is… the second amendment is Americas’ original homeland security.

If we look at the states that have strict gun control we find it contradictory that gun control will reduce crime. In 1996 New Jersey passed one of the most stringent gun laws in the United States. It is interesting to note that within two years the New Jersey murder rate raised 46% and their robberies almost doubled. In Washington DC a major gun control law was passed in 1976. The murder rate soared 134%. The law that was put into place was so stringent that they stopped people from owning guns in their homes. Hawaii in 1968 passed stringent gun laws, within 9 years their murder rate tripled to 7.2 people per 100,000. It is also known that New York City has very restrictive gun laws and close to 20% of all armed robberies happen in New York City. This is proof that criminals are not dumb; they will commit a crime in an area that they will have less of a possibility of harm.

Private citizens kill 2,000 to 3,000 criminals per year in the United States. They also wound 9,000 – 17,000. The citizen that is motivated by protecting themselves, their family or property will be much more likely to shoot than a police officer. Not to mention that by the time the police arrive at your home after a 911 call they will be most likely taking a police report or chalking out the lines around the bodies. The bottom line is that we should have the right to defend ourselves and our property.