Archive for March, 2008


Interview and Interrogation Tips and Case Studies

Interview and Interrogation Tips and Case Studieswith John E. Reid & Associates, Inc. Investigators: Are you a good listener? An investigator’s ability to solve cases relies extensively on his or her ability to develop rapport, ask the right questions, identify deceptive responses and analyze elicited information relative to evidence and other factual information. What is often overlooked, however, is the investigator’s ability to listen. Just as there is a distinction between seeing and observing, there is also a clear distinction between hearing and listening.The importance of listening skills is readily apparent …Read more […..]

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What the heck is a Hemangioma??

One of the most unimaginable things that can happen is a potentially serious medical diagnosis from your baby’s doctor. I never knew just how true this is until it happened to us. Approximately 2 months after Emma was born we noticed that the tip of her nose was turning a blueish color and getting bigger. At first we thought it was the lighting conditions or our imagination. As the days went by it got worse. The skin was definitely stretching and her nose was getting darker and rounder. We went to the pediatrician who stated that it was probably a hemangioma. A what?!?Although this doctor diagnosed the condition correctly, …Read more […..]

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N.M. sgt. in critical condition; shooter sought

RUIDOSO DOWNS, N.M. — A Lincoln County sheriff’s deputy was in critical condition Thursday night after being shot by a fugitive as he tried to make a traffic stop in this southeastern New Mexico community.Watch the video news report on BLUtube.com Sgt. Robert Shepperd was being treated at Thomason Hospital in El Paso, Texas. Shepperd has been with the sheriff’s office for about seven years, said state police Lt. Rick Anglada.The shooting happened at about 1:30 p.m. after Shepperd spotted Kurt Sohrbeck in a pickup truck and tried to pull him over.”The deputy pulled the truck over and that’s when he was wounded by the suspect,” …Read more […..]

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High Heels, ShiffBeeAhhDee, No! No! Yoda, Go Dada! Caged Lion

In the morning, Emma sometimes likes to play in our room for awhile before we go downstairs. She loves to go in our bathroom and look in the bathtub while playing with her bath toys. In fact, sometimes when she gets up in the morning, she opens her bedroom door and goes straight into our bathroom to do this. She will play for awhile before going to the hallway where the gate is and stand there and yell, “Dada, Daddy!” or, if Melissa is home, “Momma!”She likes to put Melissa’s slippers on her feet(beet) and walk around in them. The other day she came walking up to me wearing Mama’s High heels! She was walking pretty good in …Read more […..]

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Cops: Woman sat on boyfriend's toilet for 2 years

By Roxana HegemanAssociated Press WICHITA, Kan. — Deputies say a woman in western Kansas became stuck on her boyfriend’s toilet after sitting on it for two years.Ness County Sheriff Bryan Whipple said it appeared the 35-year-old Ness City woman’s skin had grown around the seat. She initially refused emergency medical services but was finally convinced by responders and her boyfriend that she needed to be checked out at a hospital.“We pried the toilet seat off with a pry bar and the seat went with her to the hospital,” Whipple said. “The hospital removed it.”Whipple said investigators planned to present their report …Read more […..]

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Controversial site raises officer safety concerns, infuriates cops

SAN FRANCISCO — A controversial new Web site has surfaced that has officers fuming over privacy, fairness and officer safety concerns. According to the vice president of ratemycop.com, the San Francisco-based site was allegedly launched on the premise of “[breaking] the stereotype that people have that all cops are bad by having police officers become responsible for their actions.” Although led by a fleeting suggestion that visitors might use the site to praise officers, the remainder of the solicitation for comments bears a distinctly adversarial tone clearly designed to entice visitors to takes “shots” at officers …Read more […..]

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Hotten! Kitty! Granny Walk, Look at Me! Buddy!

We all know that women love chocolate. Heck, I love chocolate! Well, Emma is no exception. Now, we aren’t the kind of people that eat many sweets as it is but we do treat ourselves to some as well as Emma once in a while. She loves M&Ms and anything with chocolate. She has come up with her own name for chocolate, where I have no idea. She calls chocolate Hotten. Yes, she asks for hotten at all times during the day now. I give her Special K breakfast bars in assorted flavors. Her favorite flavor is the chocolate drizzle. She likes to eat the hotten off first. Her favorite treat though, is Kitty! There are Hello Kitty brand …Read more […..]

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