Crime Thread

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KSDK - Man, 69, killed by gunman who kicked in door, police say
A man was killed inside his home during an overnight shooting Thursday in a north St. Louis County neighborhood.
https://www.ksdk.com/article/news/crime ... -593703473
“Hundreds” of crimes will soon be solved using DNA databases, genealogist predicts
CeCe Moore’s company has been helping police departments solve cold cases by uploading crime-scene DNA to public genealogy databases.
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/6120 ... -predicts/
^ See, if I had my way (as in: if I ran my own country), everyone would have their fingerprints and DNA added to a national registry at birth or upon applying for permanent residency and/or citizenship. Call it as dystopian as you will.

In any case, it's good to see technology and science being used like that to help solve old and new cases.
Trololzilla wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:01 am
^ See, if I had my way (as in: if I ran my own country), everyone would have their fingerprints and DNA added to a national registry at birth or upon applying for permanent residency and/or citizenship. Call it as dystopian as you will.

In any case, it's good to see technology and science being used like that to help solve old and new cases.
Good luck getting the state of Missouri to do this while they can't even get it together to comply the Real ID Act :lol:
I'd rather law enforcement not have a database of samples of every person's DNA. The opportunities for routine abuse and planting of evidence would certainly abound, and I have little reason to trust juries to protect innocent people when most seem utterly convinced by often faulty or inconclusive forensics.
KSDK - [St. Charles] Woman’s luxury SUV taken in carjacking inside her own garage

https://www.ksdk.com/article/news/crime ... -595855475

KSDK - Man shot in neck in attempted carjacking near Forest Park Golf Course

https://www.ksdk.com/article/news/crime ... -595716490

KSDK - There's been over 200 carjackings in the City of St. Louis this year

https://www.ksdk.com/article/news/local ... /593611208
Very sad to hear that it was a particularly violent weekend. Possibly it was from everyone going out after being stuck inside for a week due to the heat?
Always great when this kind of stuff hits the TripAdvisor forums regularly:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g ... souri.html

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g ... souri.html
September was fairly wretched for homicides, up by near half from a year before. The City is still down for the year, and hopefully September proved an aberration.
What if St Louis City remained a County, but divided itself into, say, 6 cities of 50k each to better mirror St Louis County. Would that help facilitate a 10 year plan to assign a new designation to all the towns in both counties as, say, villages or boroughs from the legislature, and the two counties as a single “City of St Louis”? Boroughs could keep same services they provide now, and “City of St Louis” would provide all the services currently provided by St Louis County.


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gary kreie wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:40 pm
What if St Louis City remained a County, but divided itself into, say, 6 cities of 50k each to better mirror St Louis County. Would that help facilitate a 10 year plan to assign a new designation to all the towns in both counties as, say, villages or boroughs from the legislature, and the two counties as a single “City of St Louis”? Boroughs could keep same services they provide now, and “City of St Louis” would provide all the services currently provided by St Louis County.


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So we end up with a City split between 3 extremely poor, mostly black boroughs, and 3 middle income, mostly white boroughs. What does that solve exactly?
Ebsy wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:33 pm
September was fairly wretched for homicides, up by near half from a year before. The City is still down for the year, and hopefully September proved an aberration.
Really hoping September was an aberration. It would be a huge W for the city to have the murder rate be down like 15%-20% this year. Need to string a couple down years in a row to start eroding that narrative.
Looking like we will probably be slightly down for homicides in October.
Income Inequality’s Most Disturbing Side Effect: Homicide
https://www.scientificamerican.com/arti ... -homicide/
you know there are poor people all over the world and we seem to be the only country that has this correlation.....maybe the issue is easy access to guns?
Adolescents who fall victim to violent crime often emerge as perpetrators of the same offense.
https://twitter.com/DegenRolf/status/10 ... 1206467585
dbInSouthCity wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:52 pm
you know there are poor people all over the world and we seem to be the only country that has this correlation.....maybe the issue is easy access to guns?
Or, maybe they just need MORE guns. Shoot away the poorness.
Its none of all that
Its this: Allergy curbs battery: "Violent crime declines in U.S. cities on days in which the local pollen count is unusually high."
https://twitter.com/DegenRolf/status/10 ... 5050379264
In some good news, homicides are down so far in November -- there have been 2 weekends and a full 7 day period without any. From the count in the P-D article, homicides are down 19 compared to the same date last year.
Not that these stories aren’t always ridiculous, but in the middle of the day??? Is it that they don’t fear reprisal for these actions or that they get so caught up in some conflict that they don’t care that there are cameras everywhere?

https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/cri ... op-story-2
So seems like we are at 169 homicides for the year, down from 191 at this point in 2017, a 12% decline. There were only 10 homicides in November, a pretty encouraging number, and hopefully December will be relatively low due to how cold it looks like it is going to be. Hopefully we end up below the 2015/2016 number: 188.
Maybe we could learn something from East St. Louis; their murders are down 42% over last year:

https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/cri ... 1cc19.html